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Old 08-28-2009, 04:50 PM   #1
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I've been an avid bow hunter since I was a small kid. I've never enjoyed any of the modern compound "bows" with their awful pulleys and gimmicks. I love traditional bows, a take down recurve is as modern as I'll go.

Right now my most used bow is a custom 60# longbow by a local maker (P U M A :: Arquería : arcos tradicionales : longbows, recurvados, take down, it's their Willwaw model). I'm thinking about placing an order for a 70 or 75# recurve from them as well.

I'll post pics later (I'm at work now).

Any other bowhunters here?

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Yes, I bow hunt. I use the modern crossbow. I'm left handed and right eyed so I've always had problems with any other bows. I shoot right handed. I know some guys that are just great shots with long bows and recurves. Pretty cool stuff, imo.

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They're currently trying to make this legal for hunting in my state.



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I've been wanting to get a Wii for that very reason.

I don't like compound bows either; i did enjoy longbow activities in my youth.

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I'll be taking on my first season bow hunting deer this year....I can't wait!!

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There's tons of evidence that the Mayans used those. When done right, accurate and deadly. I doubt the death comes quicly enough to be considered an ethical weapon. Evolution, my friend.
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I've been an avid bow hunter since I was a small kid. I've never enjoyed any of the modern compound "bows" with their awful pulleys and gimmicks. I love traditional bows, a take down recurve is as modern as I'll go.

Right now my most used bow is a custom 60# longbow by a local maker (P U M A :: Arquería : arcos tradicionales : longbows, recurvados, take down, it's their Willwaw model). I'm thinking about placing an order for a 70 or 75# recurve from them as well.

I'll post pics later (I'm at work now).

Any other bowhunters here?
Francisco - what are the prices on those Puma bows? I have compound bows but would like to get a longbow or recurve. They are not common shelf items at sporting goods retailers where I live.
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RL357, they are around $300-400 depending on the model. They make a pretty good product, but you should check around for local bowyers (these guys are down here in Argentina!).

Skullcrusher, there's a guy at my club that shoots olives with his long bow. He even has a video in which he shoots a bloody aspirin! I only beat him once at a 3D tournament. I'm an OK archer, I don't take it seriously enough to excel, minute of a bunny is plenty accurate for what I enjoy doing.

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Why is the fascination with flinging sticks at animals?

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Why is the fascination with flinging sticks at animals?
While I support the rights of responsible hunters, I agree here. I refuse to take out an animal if I couldn't do it with precision and a minimum of suffering.

I've never seen an arrow take down an animal without a chase involved.

Is an instant kill within the realm of possibility using these methods?
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