To the archers among us...

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4t5
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I shoot all year long using a recurve but switch to a compound for hunting, what do you guys do?
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I'm not supposed to hunt in the UK with a bow but have used a Recurve and Flat bows... :wink:
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For me, it depends where I am hunting. If Im planning to hunt an area where all my shots are within 20 yards, its my selfbow. If I may be able to reach out to 40+ then its my compound.
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Been years since I bowhunted, but I do keep a reflex/deflex on hand.
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I put a privacy fence around my yard last year so that I could shoot air rifles and use archery equipment in my back yard. So far I have been too busy to take advantage of the situation, but I should change that.

Shooting a bow is really good for the mind and body.
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i don't bow hunt but i have a recurve and a couple of flat bows for playtime in the back yard and out in the woods
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Used to deer hunt with a Bowtech Liberty compound and used expandable s, and took a few for sure.
Now i can`t even walk in the woods so enjoy while ya can. :)
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I currently hunt with a crossbow because my shoulder got too bad to shoot the compound a couple years ago. I also have a recurve that I've had since I was a kid and still shoot it from time. One day I want to take a deer with it.
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I have killed deer with the compound bow, crossbow, and recurve bow. I have enjoyed shooting with the recurve bow the most, but as I have gotten older, I have trouble pulling back my 65 lb recurve and need to get a lighter bow. I have killed more deer with the crossbow, but ironically, the longest distance kill I ever made was with the recurve. I would like to come up with some lighter limbs for my Martin Hatfield Takedown recurve bow, maybe about 50 lbs pull or even 45 lb would serve me better at this point in my life.
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I have a Howard Hill Big Five longbow that pulls 90 pounds at my draw length. The cedar arrows I used were as you might expect, chunky and I used a Howard Hill broadhead that was absolutely deadly.

I would hate to have to pull this one today. It was a wonderful deer killing instrument and I think I killed 10 or more east Texas whitetails before I got busy and quit bowhunting.
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I'm relegated to hunting with a crossbow. Rotator Cuf surgeries on both shoulders have restricted most activities that require much shoulder strength for very long.
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