poll bow or gun

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by shovehead1, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. shovehead1

    shovehead1 New Member

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    I am taking a poll on are there more bowhunters or gunhunters
     
  2. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    Kentucky
    How about both?
     

  3. Paraguayguy

    Paraguayguy New Member

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    Virginia
    Bow, crossbow, muzzle loader, centerfire rifle, rimfire 22 rifle, shotgun, pistol, and hit a few with my truck:smile2:
     
  4. chambers bd

    chambers bd New Member

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    Sautee,Geo
    Bow, rifle, shotgun, muzzle loader.
     
  5. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    TEXAS
    i shoot bow, rifle, handgun, shotgun, because it's all a blast!
     
  6. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    arkansas
    I used to hunt with bow and guns but I damaged my elbow a couple years ago and now can't pull a bow so I am strictly a gun hunter now but I thoroughly enjoyed bow hunting while I was able to do so.
     
  7. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    Hastings, Ne.
    I own a 30-06, 3 12ga. shotguns, a 22 rimfire, 357 Colt Python, 44 Long Colt Ruger Vaquero and my trusty Hoyt Katera bow.

    I love to bowhunt and have done so for 11 years. Also I love to hunt pheasants and quail with the shotgun. My pistols give me some fun to plink with. Also I try to find the time to shoot my rifles too.

    I am a bowhunter by passion and have harvested deer, turkeys, bear and few exotic animals.:wink:
     
  8. gottagetabigun

    gottagetabigun New Member

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    OKLAHOMA
    i use them all. if you get a good buck whether it a bow, muzzle loader, or rifle there is nothing cheap about it. it all takes work and money. one way or another. imho.
     
  9. LEROYDOZOIS

    LEROYDOZOIS New Member

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    State:
    Arizona
    an old remington 760 pumpmaster.....30-06




    i can hit a 3 in target at 40 yrds standing upwith it ... im not the greatest shot but you definatly know when you hit tanerite!!!!!!:roll_eyes:

    dont own a bow:wink:
     
  10. seokfisherman

    seokfisherman Member

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    Oklahoma
    For deer I hunt with bow, gun, and muzzleloader.
     
  11. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    Illinois
    Bow hunting is the only way for me. It's much more sporting, and the season is longer. (Plus big brother told me I can't play with guns anymore) !
     
  12. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Oklahoma
    Rifle only here for me. Its just the way I am,I honestly tried bow shooting when I was younger for about 10 yrs,I couldnt hit an elephant . I have absolutly no problem aimin a gun tho.:cool2: I also have an array of arms from revolvers to shotguns,No BP yet tho,I cant seem to find one in .45 cal I like the looks of.
     
  13. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    Kentucky
    Many states "allow" hunters to use a crossbow during bow season for those with injuries if ya can get a doctors note. I believe you live in one.
     
  14. fishndad30

    fishndad30 New Member

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    sigourney ,iowa
    bow
     
  15. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    Alabama
    I do both and enjoy both equally. Bow does add more of a challenge and is more critical of doing everything right...but still sometimes everything can go wrong...but that's what makes it so fun. :big_smile:
     
  16. ratkinson

    ratkinson New Member

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    NY
    I would rather bowhunt, much safer for me. For the deer not so much!!!
    I do hunt rifle,shotgun, and black powder. I feel more in my element with a bow.

    Richard
     
  17. mobowhntr

    mobowhntr New Member

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    Missouri
    Strictly Bowhunting for me.
     
  18. BailBonds

    BailBonds New Member

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    Indiana
    Bow and shotgun for deer. .223 for coyotes but I have bow killed 2 coyotes. Bow is my favorite. More of a challenge and the weather isn't 20 degrees. The older I get the more I hate cold weather.
     
  19. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Lost Wages
    All ive done is wingshooting. I do want to hunt deer and elk. I have done lots of small game .22 hunting.
     
  20. dieselcat

    dieselcat New Member

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    Washington, Mis
    I bow hunt and gun hunt but i prefer bow hunting because it is far more challenging and i like the rush of releasing that arrow on a deer.