Wondering if anyone out there will be taking a traditional bow out to try and get some small game. A friend and I are going to chase some squirrels with our recurves this season. That should be interesting. Just wondering how many crazy looks we might get while we are out there.
I usually do a couple of days looking for pheasants and rabbits with my longbow every year. Are you using flu-flus or your regular arrows? Squirrels seem able to dodge flu-flus fairly easily. Also, make sure you wear orange.
I just ordered some flu flus. I figure at least I won't lose as many arrows that way. But I will probably take a few regular arrows along to. When you hunt for pheasant, do you try to flush them from fields or go into the edges of the woods and stalk them? Also, do you use a blunt tip for pheasants or one of the wire bird tips?
I usually stick to edges and try to flush them. I use slightly modified judo points. Last year I managed to get one bird, hit it the neck and was dead as a doorknob. Bright color fletches on your arrows make a big difference, both in being able to clearly see your arrow flight and then finding your arrow. I’ve been more focused on deer hunting the last few seasons, but getting out after small game is a ton of fun too!
I always keep a Judo point on one arrow so when squirrel season comes in, and if, and when I get bored, and a bushy tail is within range I'll make an attempt to take it. Hunting small game with a bare bow is a blast.