Predators Effect Deer Population
Great article by Dr. Grant Woods - makes you think. Hunting coyotes
on a full moon in January was one of the most fun hunts I've had. Unfortunately,
it was a lot harder to take anything down that we'd thought. John <><
A few years ago, I decided to take up bow hunting. One of the first
steps was to buy some camouflage clothing. I went to a large hunting
outlet with a friend. He wasn't a hunter, but had been in the army.
We talked about camo on the way there. As we entered the store, he looked
over the camo. "This stuff won't work." he said. . . . read
Wins Fifth Buckmasters Top Bow Championship Title
The Buckmasters Top Bow Indoor
World Championship was held August 19 – 21 in Montgomery Alabama.
This tournament is unlike any other. The competitors stand on an elevated
stand and targets pop up at unknown yardages. The target will only stay
up for a short amount of time. The archer needs to find the target,
figure of the yardage and hit a 6” by 6” pad on the vital
area of the target. Some of the targets even run on a track and the
archers have to hit the moving target.
Hey John I thought you might like a picture of the buck
i shot last night with the bow i Won. I took this 13pt. Buck On halloween
night in the last minutes of the day. He came out into a freshly harvested
soy bean field and started to chase does and a smaller buck. I grunted
to him and he came running over and i took a 45yd shot and clipped a
vein by the heart. he ran about 150yds and went down just out side the
field. Send us YOUR Great
is Colby who won the Matthews bow
Spring of '08 (We really do give these away!)
Who Shot the Buck?
There are a few guys out hunting one day. One of them
happens to be a preacher. They all go to their separate stands in the
morning, when they meet back up later that morning, they are all standing
around talking when a very big buck comes out. They all pick up their
rifles and start shooting. The buck drops and they all immediately start
to stake claim. They all sit there and argue for a few minutes and then
the game warden pulls up and asks what all the yelling is about. The
three hunters tell the game warden the story and he decides that he
will go down and see who shot it. He goes down, studies for a few minutes
and when he returns, he announces that the preacher is the one that
shot the deer. The other two hunters said, well how can you be so sure?
The game warden says simple, the bullet went in one ear and right out
the other. It has to be the preacher's. From Josh Wilson in SC
I put the peep in my new Matthews Switchback XT (see below). The first
draw (on only a 60#) was pretty stiff. "Time to start shootin,
I gotta get in shape!" I said to myself. My first shot went through
both sides of the milk crate my target was sitting on. Man, those bows
are powerful! But after a few shots she was almost silently pounding
down arrows beyond the needs of bowhunting. Welcome back everyone. Get
those bows ready... season opens in less than two months! John
man and his friend were enjoying deer hunting season in rural Arkansas
a blacktop highway. A huge buck walked by and the hunter drew his bow
and took careful aim.
Before he could release his arrow, his friend
pointed at a funeral procession passing on the road below their stand.
The hunter slowly let off the pressure on his bow, took off his hat,
bowed his head and closed his eyes in prayer.
His friend was amazed. "Wow, that is the most thoughtful and touching
thing I have ever seen. You are the kindest man I have ever known."
The hunter shrugged. "Yeah, well, we were married for 35 years."
Tribute to FISHING! For those of you who's wives (etc.) don't
like hunting (as much as above)... check this out.
Last night, this cute little 6pt walked
in from the south. I was setup perfectly except that he went around
the wrong side of my tree. Luckily I'd thought about this and cut a
shooting lane when I climbed in. As he walked through to check a scrape
that I'd freshened (see "Peein" on the Bowhunting Board) I
drew back and anchored my pin on his chest. Always practice catch and
release... and you'll be ready when big brother walks in.
"What do these deer think when they
see you coming?" I ask him. "Here comes the nice guy who puts
out our dinner? Or, there's the man that shot my brother?"
"I don't think they're capable of either of those
thoughts, you Limey asshole. They're only interested in three things:
the best place to eat, having sex and how quickly they can run away.
Much like the French."
From a May 2006 interview conducted by a British journalist Robert Chalmers
for The Independent on Sunday, the expanded Sunday version of the UK
newspaper The Independent:
is QDM? The Invisible Buck
What a buck and doe combination. If you can't see the buck, wait a Few
minutes and concentrate on the left side of the photo. (The buck Scored
184 5/8 Boone & Crockett Points; for anyone who cares). I've been
told that Miss Bowman, 28, single, lives in San Antonio and her dad
owns the Bowman Ranch;
all 8,000 acres, located 15 miles east of Carrizo Springs. Again, the
buck is on the left.