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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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Interesting observation

I find it interesting that there are 45 more success photos in the archery forum than this one. I would think rifle hunters would have a higher success rate than archers. Just an observation.
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Re: Interesting observation

Rifle hunters is a strange and secretive breed. They are not given to much sharing and if truth be known, I think they, as a group, are responsibe for the majority of Big Foot sightings. Probably responsibe for the bulk of burbon purchases at the Wine and Spirits stores too.

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Re: Interesting observation

Maybe more archery hunters, then gun hunters, since they get first crack at the better bucks.

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Re: Interesting observation

We have about 290000 archers and they harvested 37000 bucks last year. Success rate of about 13 percent. We have about 750000 deer hunters. When we take the successful archers out of those numbers and decrease the total buck kill by the number of bucks already killed during archery, those hunters harvested 90760 bucks for a success rate of about 13 percent.

Rifle hunters have two weeks and archers have nine weeks to accomplish the same level of success it appears.

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Re: Interesting observation

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Maybe more archery hunters, then gun hunters, since they get first crack at the better bucks.
and, since there are a lot of big bucks hiding among the suburban sprawl, they can hunt 51 yds from all the houses. just ask me, i'm from 2B!
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Re: Interesting observation

Well, my feeling is that archery hunters have more time, or put in more time than rifle hunters.
I hunted 24 days in archery, averaging 4 hrs each time, that a total of 96 hours. Oddly enough, if I rifle hunted every day I could for 8 hours each time in rifle season, I would have also totaled 96 hours.
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Re: Interesting observation

archery/bow hunters are deer hunting,scouting watching freaks and are very proud of their ocomplishments, not saying that gun hunters arent. note most people that post here that share their success are bowhunters. out of all the people that consistantly post here id say most bow hunt.
I also agree with jimsdads post. more greed,less talk and more hush amongst gun hunters.
also to most gun hunters a deer is a deer, they just hunt to shoot deer. while bowhunters look at any kill as a trophy and are very proud of their sucess.

go ahead and bash away, but the truth is fall bow hunting is a lifestyle and gun season is just sitting in the woods and shooting deer.

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go ahead and bash away, but the truth is fall bow hunting is a lifestyle and gun season is just sitting in the woods and shooting deer.
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. more greed,less talk and more hush amongst gun hunters.
also to most gun hunters a deer is a deer, they just hunt to shoot deer. while bowhunters look at any kill as a trophy and are very proud of their sucess.

go ahead and bash away, but the truth is fall bow hunting is a lifestyle and gun season is just sitting in the woods and shooting deer.
We'll see how this one unfolds.
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Re: Interesting observation

lots more time put into bowhunting and muzzleloading also. anyone can go buy a rifle get it to group good at 100yds and go out one day a year and get lucky and harvest a deer.
dont have anything against rifle hunting but thats the way it is.
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