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  1. tracking advice

    Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    Took a shot this eve (late CT bow season). I use lighted knocks when I hunt, to help paint a clearer pic of where a shot lands, and I think I have a pretty clear pic of where it landed. Just a smidge high (well below spine though) and a little forward. Didn't pass through, but sunk in pretty...
  2. For Sale Seek Reveal Thermal

    Optics and Electronics
    Brand New Seek Reveal thermal image camera. retail $400 asking $250 OBO. Pm me with any questions or offers,
  3. swhacker broadheads *rant*

    Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    Hey all.. I am frustrated, angry, upset, and everything in between.. Lets start of by saying that I have liked the concept of swhacker broadheads since first seeing them many years back. Needless to say, when I made the switch from fixed blade, I chose swhackers. Last year I shot a doe about 3-4...
  4. I need your help with a maryland monster

    Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    I shot a very big Maryland deer this morning (very wide 10 with lots of mass) at 7am. I noticed the deer had a softball-soccer ball sized lump on his broadside right over his heart. I decided i wasnt passing this deer up and decided to fling an arrow anyways as he was about 30 yards behind my...
  5. Lebanon/Springfield MO lost deer

    Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    It's my first time bow hunting and I have a great shot at a buck. Inspection of arrows says it's gut shot but there are some great pools of blood. Waited about three hours and started tracking. He had bedded down a few times and then we jumped him up. Went to the cabin waited another hour and a...
  6. Need Advice on hunting situation

    Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    I was bow hunting and am new to the Sport. I have been stalking a nice eleven point for months. I finally got a shot on him out of my tree stand from 20 yards. I got a little over excited and did not make a good shot a little high and back. Learned a lot from this mistake as I have from everyone...
  7. RULE #5 - Most Commonly Broken AT Classifieds Rule!

    General Archery Discussion
    How many other AT Classifieds buyers constantly find sellers breaking or ignoring this rule? Most folks think it is just common courtesy, but it is actually an ArcheryTalk Classifieds RULE that as soon as an item is shipped, the seller should notify the buyer stating that it has been shipped...
  8. Mapping out your hunting From Google Maps

    Western Bowhunting Gallery
    i am hoping to be able to go deer hunting next season if i can find a promising spot to hunt at. I hear about people having done there homework online and mapping out an area through google maps. How? I would guess you factor in all the main survival necessities from a biological perspective...
  9. Tracking help!

    Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    wondering if anyone has any tracking tips or tricks. I recently got permission to hunt a 160 acre farm but they have cattle. I have hunted land and tracked deer on that land but there wasn't cattle trails/tracks everywhere. It was pretty easy to know the deer trails and to see their movement...
  10. Garmin etrex hc

    Optics and Electronics
    Garmin Etrex HC, all software and books and computer cord. Bought new last year and havent used but a handful of times. Great condition but i never use it. Great condition with case. $125 TYD
  11. Engineering Project, Arrow Tracking Device

    DIY Equipment
    We are working on a engineering project for school, we have to design a product that we believe solves a problem. The problem that we choose was losing wounded animals while bow hunting. We are still in the researching stage of this and are needing feedback from bow hunters. So we created a...
  12. Anyone else getting tired of all these tracking threads?

    Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    So I just replied to one, but seriously these are all flooding the first page. If some have so many questions about backing out or how to track a deer, maybe they shouldn't be out in the woods quite yet. Just use your best judgement call and you decide. It is really hard for people to give a...
  13. Elk Hunting

    Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    So my buddy and I were up hunting in Santa Fe National forest this last weekend. We get on a bull the last day of the hunt and get a shot on him but he runs off. We started tracking him from where we heard him crashing through the trees. Found the arrow covered in blood about 80 meters down but...
  14. Any good creative ways to track a deer?

    Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    I was t alot of bloodwanting to know if anyone had a creative and good tricks on tracking a deer just shot. Last season me and my brother tracked a deer for a tricky two miles. The complicated part was trying to track the dang thang in a foot of standing water half the time. Oh not to leave out...
  15. Whats the law for recovering a deer if it strays onto a neighboring property?

    Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    If i arrow a deer and it goes onto a neighbors property. Say this guy says "no" is there any options? I hunt a property that is surrounded by woods that are owned by anti hunters. Well shouldn't call them that, they just do not like people hunting their beloved pet deer/children. I was told when...

    Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    I just found this link on the local Craigslist. I heard of them last year, but never had a need. If you hunt closeby, it may not hurt to save this number or subscribe to the thread. As the ad reads... "United Blood Tracker certified dog and handler will help you recover your downed game. Fees...
  17. Anybody try the BoneCollector After Shot?????

    General Archery Discussion
    Anybody try the BoneCollector After Shot????? how does it work? is it worth the money? Does it make the blood a lot easier to see???
  18. ***The Official Still Hunting and Still Hunter Showcase Thread***

    Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    Still Hunting, Spot and Stalk, and Tracking are dying art forms and the only way I hunt. I understand that there may not be many of us left and stand hunters may not like us, but in the spirit of preserving the technique this thread would serve as a place where: 1- Like minds could meet and...
  19. Best broadhead sharpener.

    Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    Shot at a deer today with a G5 Montec and saw a small blood deer at the end of the trail. This is my first ever shot at a deer with a bow, but I kinda expected a better blood trail. I hear that if your broadheads are really sharp, they tend to leave larger blood trails. Any...
  20. Blood Trail

    Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
    Ok well my buddy shot an 8 pointer this morning at about 7:30 with a two blade rage. The arrow went about a foot in, and fell out of the deer when he took off. He waited an hour and a half and called me and we started tracking it. We mostly saw a blood trail like the pic (just a pic i found on...