Tips for bowhunting pigs?

January 9, 2011 by Bowhunter  
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asked:


I've been on two pig hunts so far, both with rifles. On my first hunt i was on some private land and killed a pig within a couple hours; send hunt was in a state wilderness area and never saw a rooting. Another public area near where i live is closed over summer, but will open up again this November to bow hunters only. I have a 70# parker bow, detuned to somewhere around 65# for turkey hunting. Didn't ever get a shot at a turkey this season with the bow, but I'm feeling pretty confident within around 40 yards and I just picked up some new Trophy Ridge Ultimate Steel Broadheads. From what I've read they are field point accurate and deadly as hell.

So here's what i'm asking for. If anyone who has experience bow hunting (or just hunting in general) for big game could give me some pointers about how to pursue pigs, where to look for them, shot placement, how to get close enough for a shot, and tracking once shot. Thanks
By the way I'm stalking them, no dogs. Not sure if i made that very clear

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Bowhunting; how to keep the bears out?

January 8, 2011 by Bowhunter  
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Jeremiah asked:


I only care for the venison, not the bear.
wana bigger bike,

Keep the bears out of the area!
Got any suggestions?
jakeb,

Wishing it were that easy, but I can't stop putting out the apples and pears or the deers won't get close enough. They won't even come around.
But I have a momma bear and two cubs that are hogging everything. And I just want to get them to go away so I'll see deer. The bears are keeping the deers ran out.
Bear C. & 7mm08,

Thanks for those suggestions, I will take those into consideration.

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Bowhunting Question?

January 7, 2011 by Bowhunter  
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Jamie asked:


How much different is it from shooting in a ladder stand to shooting on the ground?

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Teen Bowhunting Question?

January 6, 2011 by Bowhunter  
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Dennis C asked:


I am 16 years old, and am hunting by myself for the first time. I hunted with my Dad last year, but I didn't practice shooting at all and didn't fire a shot.

This year I have been shooting everyday, and fixing my form step by step. I normally wouldn't have to ask a question on here for my family is big on hunting and they have the answers to every question I ask.

The question is, after I get done bow hunting with this smaller, mediocre bw this year, what bow should I try to get next year? Im using a never used 8 year old Darton bow. My Dad said that this bow is good for the time being, but isn't consistent. Im looking to get something like Mathews or Hoyt next year. I don't have alot of money to use, so which kind would you recommend?

Also, what type of arrow and Color of fletching would you recommend? Just an opinionated question.
Did you seriously think I meant hunting teens? You are rather the funniest person alive or the dumbest.

Ben Pearson Archery

i got a bowhunting question?

January 6, 2011 by Bowhunter  
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Hunter hunter asked:


i am shooting my bow right now and i noticed that the string of the bow is getting thready like is alomst being warned.i dont have wax for a bow string so what else could i use

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Teen bowhunting question?

January 6, 2011 by Bowhunter  
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Dennis C asked:


I am 16 years old, and am hunting by myself for the first time. I hunted with my Dad last year, but I didn't practice shooting at all and didn't fire a shot.

This year I have been shooting everyday, and fixing my form step by step. I normally wouldn't have to ask a question on here for my family is big on hunting and they have the answers to every question I ask.

The question is, after I get done bow hunting with this smaller, mediocre bw this year, what bow should I try to get next year? Im using a never used 8 year old Darton bow. My Dad said that this bow is good for the time being, but isn't consistent. Im looking to get something like Mathews or Hoyt next year. I don't have alot of money to use, so which kind would you recommend?

Also, what type of arrow and Color of fletching would you recommend? Just an opinionated question.

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Minnesota BowHunting Question?

January 5, 2011 by Bowhunter  
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Dr. Sheldon Cooper asked:


Alright for all you hunters out there! Question:

A) How many acres do you need to legally go bowhunt in MN?

B) After muzzleloader season ends, can we go back to camo w/o having blaze orange?

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Bowhunting in the rain?

January 4, 2011 by Bowhunter  
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John S asked:


i have tomorrow afternoon scheduled to take time off from work but the forecast is for 60% chance of showers. i have not bow hunted in the rain yet so as not to have a blood trail washed away. i started a new job a couple of months back and don't have the flexibility of rescheduling my time off as i used to with my previous job.

how many of you have, or do hunt in the rain....as long as it is not a teaming thunderstorm?

Ben Pearson Archery

How do I start bowhunting?

December 25, 2010 by Bowhunter  
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AvrilLavignefan007 asked:


I'm 19 years old, and I have quite a few questions about bowhunting. Im still pretty clueless, so please dont mock me on lack of knowledge: Im gonna be doing a whole of reading up before this time next year. lol. Can anyone help answer my questions?
1.) I know I need a license. But can't you even get one of those at Wal-Mart?
2.) My brother and dad who have gone rifle hunting (and cant shoot something to save their lives) both took a Hunter's Safety Course. Do I HAVE TO take a Hunter's safety course? Or is it optional?
3.) I would like to put in for Cow elk for next year's season. Someone told me that with bowhunting your odds of getting drawn are alot better too, because not as many people do it.
4.) Im right handed due to breaking my arm when I was learning to draw/color/write all that when I was really little...Prior to then I was left handed. And Im LEFT EYE dominant. Any advice for this?
5.) Im an okay shot with the recurve bows we have. Just simple target practice on trees, snow mounds, cats, etc. But isn't shooting and aim with a cross bow a lot harder? Is bow hunting mostly done with cross bows?
6.) Where to get a bow? Im a college student and thanks to the glory of tuiton dont have alot ot spend. Anyone ever got a bow on eBay with good results?
Any other info you can think of let me know! Thanks!

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General Bowhunting questions?

December 24, 2010 by Bowhunter  
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Nick Dean asked:


1. My parents got me a Diamond Razor edge for Christmas and i love shooting it, but all the gadgetry on it flat confuses and annoys me, and i don't really have anyone to show me how to work it, it seems as if every time I shoot it needs to be re-sighted in, despite how much i tighten the nuts. Should I stick with the compound, or switch to recurve and get rid of all the sights and such

2. Ladder or hang on stand, and what is the best way to set-up either?

3. I live in Mid-Michigan, plenty of farmland and such, where do I go to get a place to hunt?

4. For after game (in case I get lucky!), what is absolutely necessary? I'm on a pretty tight budget.

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