Still hunting with crossbow - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-05-2015, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
Regular Visitor
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: 5A
Posts: 90
Back To Top
Still hunting with crossbow

Between the less than desirable weather tommorow and not good timing to be in stand. What is some advice for still hunting with crossbow, i cant start hunting until 730 after i drop ny son off and have to be done 330ish to pick him up. Whos done it with a cross bow? Any advice?
Adamm88 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-05-2015, 10:33 PM
Senior Member
 
octagon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Pittsburgh,PA.
Posts: 12,615
Back To Top
Re: Still hunting with crossbow

Have done it many/many times and my best advice is if you don`t have a sling and you have to carry the bow with just your arms, please borrow an Orangutan because your arms are gonna feel like jello in no time!! With that being said, I have gotten pretty darn close to deer during the rut doing this very slowly. It is very tough but doable. I don`t use a sling because I like to be at the ready just in case, but I don`t think I can do it anymore, just too tiring and painfull. Oh, the bow gets stuck in stuff to if you have to traverse branches and bushes.

Life Memeber NRA
Life Memeber NAHC
octagon is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-05-2015, 11:35 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
bob1961's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: wayne co. PA 3C/3D
Posts: 4,161
Back To Top
Re: Still hunting with crossbow

I do it all the time with my 08 excalibur exocet 200, I stalk to where I want to sit for a bit....then move on in a few hours....

exocet w/STS, munch mount
boo string and trigger
2117 w/ blazer vanes and brass inserts
bob1961 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-06-2015, 10:41 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: pa
Posts: 2,720
Back To Top
Re: Still hunting with crossbow

I do it all the time with a cross bow and my compound . I have yet to be picked off this year and i have had deer feeding 5 yrds from me this year and they never looked my direction. I dont use a blind or anything i just pick a nice tree to lean against near heavily used trails and wait. I just havent seen what i am looking for yet. I try to shoot only mature doe/buck. Had a six point this morning walk right up to me at 15 yards. He was facing me but never saw me but the problem was he was right behind a tree. I grunted him in and when he didnt see what was making the noise he turned and walked straight away from me feeding never offering a shot. Good luck. Its very doable especially this time of the year.

4B
pchunter1231 is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome