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Old 11-16-2009, 05:09 AM
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Recent Maryland hunt

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This Maryland buck was obviously not taken with one of my leverguns. But the hunt was very exciting for me. Crossbow hunting is catching on and for good reasons - accurate and hard hitting.
NOV 14 - date of hunt
3 X 4 whitetail
102 lbs field dressed weight
22 yards shot distance
HuntMaster crossbow by Ten Point
Easton XX75 bolt (arrow)
100 gr. Thunderbolt 3 edge broadhead
Tree Stand by Tree Lounge
Take note of my high tech camo shirt - it's the latest pattern!
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Old 11-16-2009, 05:24 AM
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excellent.. i have thought about the cross bow a lot.. other than cost ,the only thing holding me back is range... they say about 50 -60 just be a matter of getting use to hunting like that ,i guess though..
i do like that shirt though about as hi tech as i am an gets the job done..
just muted colors most time for me.. i do have the hunting coat though..
congratulations slim
ps i got the letter from the doc ,just never have followed up..
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Old 11-16-2009, 05:29 AM
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Nice buck. I have thought about taking up the crossbow but I got enough toys to feed. Your idea of camo and mine is about the same. I have killed more deer while wearing a blue denim shirt than any fancy camo pattern.
The early bird may get the worm but the second rat gets the cheese. (K5JWO)
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Old 11-16-2009, 06:18 AM
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They are fun, and let folks enjoy archery who could not otherwise get out and do it. Also good for suburban pest control

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Old 11-16-2009, 07:51 AM
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I bought my Ten Point crossbow second hand through Craig's List for Detroit Metro area. They're having an economic melt-down in SE Michigan and folks are selling everything they can to make it. Nope, I didn't try to jew the guy. I gave him his asking price. My Uncle Bill hunts with a PSE Viper crossbow he bought new for $300. including shipping. It's a KEEPER. The higher end models by Horton are fine. Parker Buckbuster is a well made bow, too.

I bought the crossbow scope through eBay (new) for fraction of price. It's a discon'td model by Simmons.

My XX75 bolts (arrows) started out as full length from when I used to shoot a compound. A local shop cut them down for me for cheap.

The only items I bought new were the broadheads and a full body harness for tree stand safety.

In summary, you can get into crossbow hunting without spending big dollars.

Check the state hunting regs because some require a Dr.'s note + signature on an official form to allow hunting with crossbow. I have an unhealed elbow fracture which has opened up crossbow hunting for me in South Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

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