Horse bows for hunting?


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    Talking Horse bows for hunting?

    Hi! Everybody;

    Has anyone ever or currently using a recurve( horse bow) to deer,turkey,and hog hunt? I was considering one of these bows to hunt with;are they stable in hand? Is there any stacking, pinch or hand shock?

    I here some of these bows are quiet and smooth!?? All comments and suggestions welcome.

    Happy Hunting!

    Holler Critter

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    Join Date
    Jul 2006

    Horse Bow ????

    I never thought about that but yes; "kind of". Now hogs; no! Deer; no!
    Turkey; no! However Geese are fairly easy from horesback as long as what your shooting is heavy enough and short enough to use quickly. I would ride my Grandfathers paint, "Tony" slowley toward a small lake on his place, while lying on Tonys neck to keep a low profile. Geese will pay no attention to a horse and certinally not to the large hump on his back. I've walked him up to within 15 feet of several groups. Mmmmmm Christmas dinner! OK Ok I know it's not legal but then in those days we had one game warden for every 8 counties. No, I no longer recommend doing that.

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    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Beaver Falls, PA
    the plains indians managed to run down and take buffulo with powerful sinew backed bows, and i thought that that sport died, until i talked to a young girl who has taken deer off her horse with a long bow (recurves, being shorter, should work much better). guess it is possible.

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    Sep 2004
    I believe he is referring to the Mongolion horse bow that they developed for warfare, not hunting from a horse with a bow.

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    the mongol bow was an all purpose bow. a shortbow is generally better for hunting anyways. its small and powerful so its got punch without the large cumbersome size of a longbow getting in the way. generally a shortbow gets shorter ranges but this is not true for the recurves of the asian bow. because the string bridge does something to excellerate the arrow at higher speeds than a traditional bow it shoots farther. i plan on using my shortbow im making for small game and turkey hunting.

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