**OFFICIAL HUNTING THREAD**

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  1. Lucky24Seven

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    Looking at getting a spotting scope. Looking for something 20-60x for under $500. Any recommendations?
     
  2. Emma

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    Want to dive into bows and archery practice

    Don't want to invest into a Mathews or other $800+ setups for hunting until I get some experience under my belt

    Any suggestions? Compound or recurve, no preference
     
  3. Lucky24Seven

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    I've shot both and prefer compounds. I think my set up was around $500. I guess I'd try them out and see what you like.
     
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  4. Bo Pelinis

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    You should be able to find a Bear or PSE setup equipped with everything you need for around $300-$350. Would still need to get arrows and a target but those are great starter options.
     
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  5. Prospector

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    I'm thinking about a crossbow instead
     
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  6. oknole

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    Compound

    Find a good archery shop, buy a used bow that some jakeleg traded in because he gets a new one every other year. Or go checkout an RTH package on huntersfriend.com and find one that fits your budget.
     
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  7. Bo Pelinis

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    I got my son a Diamond because it has youth left handed bows and it also seems nice. Know a guy with a Bowtech that likes his bow. Really you shouldn't go wrong with most entry level bow manufacturers. I don't think any are shitty, really. You may want to upgrade at some point but they'll all do the trick. And I am a big compound guy. Big big fan. Crossbow would be sweet but it doesn't scratch the same itch as a compound or recurve.

    This Diamond comes with everything it seems and is light with a good draw weight and flexibility for draw length. Good to try them out at a place before you shoot, if possible, to see what you like. Cabelas and Scheels will do that and I'm sure your local bow shop probably can too.

    https://www.scheels.com/p/diamond-infinite-edge-pro-compound-bow/4527-B12487.html?cgid=archery-bows
     
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  8. Lucky24Seven

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    Emma If you go the used route, make sure they guarantee the bow hasn’t been dry fired (string pulled back and released without an arrow knocked). Doing that once will break your bow. I’d go the RTH (Ready To Hunt) route again. Don’t feel like you have to have all the bells and whistles. One pin is all you need starting out.
     
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  9. Emma

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    Should I get measured up at an archery store before buying?
     
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  10. Bo Pelinis

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    Get measured somewhere because your arms are important for draw length. Some big box stores can also do that.
     
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  11. oknole

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    I used the measuring procedure from huntersfriend and then went to the shop and got measured to confirm, it was correct.
     
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  12. Lucky24Seven

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    I feel like getting measured is a starting point. If your draw feels more comfortable being slightly shorter or longer after the measurement, go with whatever one is comfortable and you shoot accurately with.

    Edit: I guess that's in regards to how extended your arm holding the bow is.
     
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  13. UKupNorth

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    Wasn't sure where to post this, but an auction around me is selling a Winchester 1866 rifle tomorrow. I am not a gun person, but it seems to be a pretty valuable gun? Just wanted to pass this along...

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  14. Emma

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    How's this for an intro bow? Reading through, it looks good to me, but what do I know yet.

    I figured I would buy a Bear, Hoyt, or PSE for brands and found this.
     
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  15. Bo Pelinis

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    Know nothing about it but if you're going entry level it's as good as any I imagine. The draw length/weight adjustibility look good, which are usually the two biggest concerns.

    Things you'll need now:

    Quiver
    Release
    Arrows
    Field tips
    Broadheads if you're planning on hunting
    Target

    If I were you I would go to a local place or a big box store with an archery range and get yourself fitted on your bow whilst buying that other stuff there because you'll want your arrows cut to length for you and your quiver installed on your bow.
     
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  16. Emma

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    Thanks a bunch

    Field tips for now

    A few parks around me have public targets

    And Bear is a reputable archery brand, yes?
     
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  17. Bo Pelinis

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    It is. My only hesistation on that one is that it seems like it may have been specifically made for a big box store but I glanced at an archery forum and it seems like it’s a different more expensive bear with a different set of cams on it. Should prob be just fine.
     
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  18. Bo Pelinis

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    And the nice thing is if you ever want to upgrade you can probably put a reel on it and use it for bow fishing
     
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  19. Emma

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    Also another thing I want to get into

    Thanks Bo and others who helped
     
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  20. thunderstruck

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    I’ve shot my Bear for 8 years and have no complaints. Will probably upgrade next year just because I want to, not because it’s hampering my skill.
     
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  21. Emma

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    Bow is in

    Looks good, feels good

    Getting it fitted tomorrow and picking up arrows and a quiver for target practice

    Look forward to turkey hunting the most, bored of my 12g
     
  22. Lucky24Seven

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    Welcome aboard.
     
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  23. Funshot Residue

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    Do you have a blind? Turkeys with a bow is akin to fly fishing....people don't do it because it's easy. Either way, looking forward to some stories, so good luck. Archery can be a lot of fun, and I always found practice/target shooting to be a good stress reliever.
     
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  24. Emma

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    Good thing, I have decent grouping

    Bad thing, I'm pulling them high and left

    I am aiming for the center of the tape strips, but am pulling high and left from 20 yards out

    And tips or suggestions? Right now, I am focusing on my anchors and actually checking the level each time pre fire
     
  25. Rusty Shackleford

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    Is your bow properly sighted in? You are consistently bad. Move the pins so you shoot that same grouping over the center of the target.
     
  26. Emma

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    I have not touched the pins. Had the peep sighted in, 28 draw length and started at 60 pounds as I establish everything

    Maybe it's the pins?
     
  27. Bo Pelinis

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    Definitely the pins.
     
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  28. Bo Pelinis

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    You may know this already but when you sight your bow in you chase the pins. That is, move your pin to wherever you’re missing consistently until you get it right.
     
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  29. Emma

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    I did not know this. Will need an archery shop because I am not exactly sure how to do that. It's a 3 pin sight, so I assume it's relatively easy to learn.
     
  30. Bo Pelinis

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    What kind of sight do you have? Usually you can use an Allen wrench to move your pins up/down left/right. If you are shooting up and to the left at 20 yards (usually the first pin for people) then move the first pin up and to the left. Keep doing that until you are dead nuts at 20 yards.
     
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  31. Emma

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    Well that's easier than I thought. It's a 3 pin trophy ridge sight.

    I thought I was going crazy and had a terrible fundamental flaw somewhere.

    Also, holding your draw for an extended period is shit tiring.
     
  32. Rusty Shackleford

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    Yes it is. Download this document. It goes way more in depth on tuning a bow than anyone but the most serious archers would ever want.

    The one section I would read that you could easily do is the modified french tuning section. It will get you rest and the sight lined up and dialed in. This will take care of any left and right issues you have. You also need to set pins for specific distances. On a three pin sight I would have a 20, 30 and 40 yard pin.

    http://archeryhistory.com/archerytalk/The_Nuts&Bolts_of_Archery.pdf
     
  33. Randy Bobandi

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  34. Prospector

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  35. Randy Bobandi

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    Squirrels and stationary bunnies if I see them. Can’t use a regular .22 in this state so air rifle it is.
     
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  36. Prospector

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    Had a friend in Tally who would sit in his den and shoot squirrel and dove. Freezer full and in a neighborhood
     
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  37. Randy Bobandi

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    My original target was going to be a groundhog who resides under my shed. But a compassionate coworker brought me a have a heart trap. Told him I’ll be relocating said groundhog to his house.
     
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  38. Tommy Callahan

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    Couldn’t kill a groundhog personally. Such chill animals
     
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  40. wes tegg

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    Emma I hate to laugh at your expense, but I'm dying at the thought of you just assuming you were doing something wrong because you hadn't sighted your bow in.
     
  41. Emma

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    The more you now know
     
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  42. NoleNBlue

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    Holy shit at this deer

     
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  43. Emma

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    I feel like I am in a better spot

    40 yards
     
  44. Bo Pelinis

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  45. Bo Pelinis

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    Trying to figure out another antelope trip this year. See who I go with but pretty sure that'll be a thing again. One of these years I'll actually stick one.

    Last year I went with a friend I'd never hunted with before but have known him for years. We went all over hell and gone and it was hot as hell. One day we're in a far off field and walking sort of with our thumbs up our asses just talking. We thought we saw a few but that they were further away. Good wind and everything then all of a sudden we look over and there's 2 ~30-40 yards from us standing up to run. Couple of bumbling idiots.

    We keep walking for a while and inevitably my buddy had to take a shit like 25 miles from civilization. Ends up squatting against his truck and shitting all over his tire/wheel in 95 degree weather. His shit was still there several days later just baked onto his wheel. Dude also had to shit into a rusted out cattle tank the next day when we were similarly remote. C'mon man get ahold of yourself.

    :laugh::laugh:
     
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  46. wes tegg

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    Oglala again?
     
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  47. Bo Pelinis

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    Yeah I imagine. Went to land last year that I never hit before. Quite a ways further away from Toadstool to the North. Lopes up there were not nearly as skittish and there was a spot with a metric fuckton of mule deer that I want to hit again. Buddy took two shots on deer but missed because he sucks at shooting.
     
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  48. Bo Pelinis

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  49. wes tegg

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    That's where I was.

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  50. Bo Pelinis

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    Yeah that's definitely the place to be. We got up ~20 miles from Wyoming. That's where my buddy shit in the rusted out cattle tank. We had the most luck around Montrose. Definitely want to go back there. Also went up into South Dakota for a little while kind of by accident and stumbled into a literal ghost town.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardmore,_South_Dakota

    https://rapidcityjournal.com/news/l...cle_5415218a-f617-5cdd-97cd-5c9bc2305e9e.html
     
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