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Published by sarah on 25 Jul 2010

Tell me what you think of my artical. thanks!

 

HI! im sarah and im fifteen(:  i wrote this for huntinglife.com it got accepted and also got me on their prostaff. i was thinking about sending it to eastmans. tell me what you guys think.

The big day, October 2nd is here. The leaves are green with hints of yellow and the air is warm.  I hike through the woods to my tree stand; the warm air smothers me with a feeling of peace. Getting away from the grind of life and into the woods for a few hours brings me to an absolute bliss.  Although the weather is pleasant I get cold chills because the feelings the outdoors brings to me.  Even if I do not bring a deer home with me, I will not return home low-spirited but I will feel cleansed and refreshed. As the season goes by, I may kill a few deer but that’s not all that brings me excitement. Just seeing nature’s changes is enough to thrill me. Watching the leaves go from green, to yellow, orange, and red, then watching them slowly disappear off the trees and the ground transform into a red, orange, and yellow mixture. I’ve learned the beauty of the hunt can be just an exciting as the kill itself.

As a child, responsibility isn’t a strong point. But it may be gained much faster and stronger if the child hunts. Hunting is a sport that involves weapons and they can’t be treated as toys.  And as a child I was taught to treat every gun as if it was loaded.  I’ve learned patience and how to be stealthy. Learning all the ways to hunt such as walking quietly by rolling you foot, when to be ready to draw back, when to stand up, how to correctly use deer estrus, how to scan the area in search for deer, and many other difficult techniques.  I remember to practice these each time I go out and hunt. I want every technique I know to be mastered.  

Hunting has taught me about respect. Not the yes sir and no ma’am kind of respect that I was taught when I was young. But I have learned to respect the outdoors, to respect my states laws and people who own the land I hunt on.  I put myself in the landowners position and think “I wouldn’t enjoy people disrespecting my land.” And I remember to treat others as I would like to be treated. Wildlife is beautiful and I see it on TV getting ruined by oil spills or enormous clear-cuts.  It hurts me to think of all the beauty that humans are destroying through their greediness.  The woods that I know will never vanish in my generation are my sanctuary.  And I sympathize for the people who can’t enjoy the forest or animals in the wild because they live in the city. They just don’t understand how hunting truly can change a person’s life. 

My dad and I have bonded tremendously through the outdoors. We fish, hike, hunt, or anything else we can find that’s outside.  Really, all our time spent together is doing these activities.  He has taught me a lot of things from tying a strong slip-knot for fishing to how to shoot my boy correctly. My Granddad has also taught me many useful things. He owned a sporting goods store in the seventies and he was also a park ranger, he goes to Montana to shoot prairie dogs once a year and buys me books and magazines to help me learn as much as I can.  My granddad takes me out to the rifle range and we shoot skeet, pistols, and rifles. All the old men up there let me try out there guns. Without my dad and granddad I doubt I would know all I do. And without the outdoors, I wouldn’t be nearly as close with them as I am.

Another of the many great traits I have gained from the outdoors is hard work pays off.  Two years ago on my first hunting trip alone I missed a doe. I blame it on myself because I hadn’t practiced like I should have. That disappointment lit me up and I was determined to be the best shot I could be. All summer I shot and shot. Finally the chance came for me to prove that my hard work actually meant something. I shot at my second deer at 42 yards while standing on my knees, turned around backwards in my tree stand. My heart sank; I knew I had shot to low and missed. I pulled out my cell phone and called my dad to tell him to help me look for my arrow, it could be anywhere. He came down to the clearing where I had shot and we looked a long time for that arrow that was nowhere to be seen. I searched and searched, but I found something a million times better than an arrow. Blood.  A smile hit my face so hard that I couldn’t even speak. My dad noticed and he looked at me like I was crazy. I found the words and told him about what I spotted. That was the start of our night. I had barely nicked the lungs and he ran a little ways but eventually we found him. A little spike but I didn’t care; I had a kill under my belt. I was so proud.

Hunting isn’t for everyone, but if you love it and get out there you can learn some of the most important qualities a person can earn in their life. The beauty of nature, responsibility, respect, the value of family and friends, and that hard work truly does pay off. These aren’t the only things a hunter can learn, but they are some of the most precious characteristics.

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Published by michaelclawson1993 on 24 Jul 2010

Buying a bow

I’m looking to buy a new bow for between 200 – 400 dollars. I’ve had one bow already but i’ve grown so it’s to small.

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Published by JEFF METHENEY on 30 Jun 2010

2009 Martin Cheetah with lifetime Warranty for sale.

I have a 2009 Martin Cheetah RH bow for sale still has lifetime warranty and I have upgraded the bow with a STS and CCS. Reply if interested.

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Published by Game Glide on 29 Jun 2010

Top 7 Articles about Preseason Exercise for Deer Hunters

From GameGlide blog

Silhouette of a manTop 7 Articles about Preseason Exercise for Deer Hunters

This post started as an update to my post titled, “Are you physically ready for deer season?” While writing the update, I decided to make it a standalone and more complete post by compiling much of the best hunting training and exercise information that I have found.

Soon it will be summer and you will be thinking about ways to keep cool, such as fishing and swimming and not about exercise. So, I wanted to get this post out to you, so that you can do some leisurely reading and begin you non-leisurely work out before it gets too hot.

As for me, deer hunting and preseason exercise do not usually go hand in hand. Now that I am getting older (and hopefully wiser), I am starting to think about creative ways to become more fit, especially for deer season. One of the main reasons that I am interested in this is that we often hunt in Greene County, PA. This area is known for very steep hills and great deer hunting (of course!). So, needless to say we have to do a lot of walking up and down these steep hills during the season.

When I think of our successful hunts in Greene County, I always remember being out of breath and sweating like a fiend when we drag the deer out of the hills. Did you know that when deer hunting you can easily be carrying over 50lbs of gear when you go out into the woods? Next imagine carrying all that gear and having to drag a trophy whitetail deer out from your secret stand that’s over 1/2 mile away from your truck or camp. This is no place to have a heart attack. Physical health and fitness are essential for an enjoyable, safe deer hunt. Even beyond the safety aspect, physical health and fitness can make you a better hunter and even a better shooter as described in some of the articles listed below.hunting-exercise

  1. Getting Fit – Better Hunting by DuckBuckGoose a Pro Hunter’s Journal author

DuckBuckGoose wrote a great article “Getting Fit – Better Hunting” on this subject. He offers great details and advice on how and why to lose the weight prior to deer season and he provides guidance about how to set tangible goals. Plus, he has a great use of the word, “svelte” in his article! “Svelte” is way too underutilized in hunting blogs!

DuckBuckGoose provides a great summary of why getting fit is important for hunting for him: “One of my goals is to be a better hunter this year than I was last year. One of the ways I want to accomplish that is by losing weight – so I can move more efficiently and quietly through my hunting ground, and leave less scent in the air by not having to breath as hard. Plus, by losing weight I know I’ll have more energy, look better, feel better and possibly even get more years to hunt down the road.”

2. Off Season Training for Buck Fever by Mark Keynon (Twitter @WiredToHunt) posted at Wired to Hunt

Mark provides a really cool video in his blog post: Off Season Training for Buck Fever. In the video, he offers a great suggestion to help simulate buck fever, while practicing shooting your bow. Personally, I have never experienced buck fever, so I will just take his word for it (I am joking, of course!). The video is well worth the watch. I have embedded the video at the bottom of this post. I will have to try his training suggestion. I am a bit older than he, so I will need a lot more cardio.

3. Hunting Fitness by Craig Neace posted at Hunting Net.com (Twitter @HuntingNet)

Craig begins his training on Memorial Day weekend. He uses this early start to scout, set up trail cams, check his equipment, and to begin shooting his bow. He suggests some off season exercise routines. Craig points out that he weighed himself one day with gear and discovered that he was carrying 57 pounds of hunting equipment with him!

Craig points out that in the Volunteer Hunters Study , an amazing study by the Department Lacrosse Exercise and Health Program, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, the researchers found that “during the dragging test, the heart rates of the men jumped to as high as 180 beats a minute, about 95% of their maximum heart rate, after just five minutes of dragging. Their breathing rates exceeded their ventilatory thresholds, meaning that they were taking in oxygen faster than they could use it.”

Craig notes that “It seems like everything I’ve read lately talks about how heart attacks are the biggest killer among hunters, even more than careless hunting practices. Things like falls, being in remote areas, environmental stresses (heat, cold, wind, rain or snow), body abuse, heavy clothes, greater load and poor diet can all contribute to heart attacks. With all the gear we carry and dragging out a deer can cause more stress than the heart can handle. … Plus, hunting is so much more fun and safer when you’re not tired or out of breathe. It’s like any other sport; you play better if you are in shape.”

4. Hunting Preparation Is More Than Just Equipment from CreatingTheLuck.com

The author notes that many hunters pay very close attention to their exhaustive gear checks and endless checklists, but often neglects their physical fitness checks. He points out that good fitness can provide you with a “higher tolerance to climbing mountains and a higher degree of cold tolerance as well. This is one facet that many hunters neglect to consider in their preparation. cold-weather-mountain-hunting

If a hunter is in good shape, he tends to tolerate the cold better.” At CreatingTheLuck, they have also created some hunting fitness videos. I have not viewed or reviewed the videos, so I cannot comment on them.

5. Hunting Fitness Program Getting Fit For Deer Season posted at DeerHuntingBigBucks.com

In this article, the author suggests getting a physical by a doctor before beginning the exercise routine. I think that this is a great idea, since it can reduce the chances of surprises. He points out that we are not always the most health conscience at deer camp so he suggests getting in shape well beforehand. He suggests a mix of cardio, jogging, and lifting weights.

6. My Fitness | Backcountry Mule Deer Hunting Basics by David Dukat from Fitness.Body-money.com

David’s article relates mainly to mule deer hunting, but a lot of information can also apply to whitetail deer hunting too. He notes when preparing for a mule deer hunt to be in the best shape of your life or at least the best shape you have been in the last five years. Wow! I got some work to do to get there!

7. Physical Fitness and Quality Hunting by James Altiere at OutdoorAlabama.com

In this article James (a Regional Hunter Education Coordinator in Alabama) notes that some of the hunting seasons in Alabama start in the heat of late summer. So, being in shape is critical in the heat. This is something that I hadn’t thought of, since we usually do not experience much of that intense heat during hunting up here in PA, but I am sure some of my readers have to consider this too.

He comments, “physical fitness is a requirement to make hunting more enjoyable. Physical fitness levels in hunters are personal responsibilities and fitness and health change with age. To be a safe and responsible hunter you must know your limitations. And remember, hunting is a recreation to be enjoyed, not a competition to be won.”

Thanks for reading,

Jason @GameGlide

Wired To Hunt: Off Season Training for Buck Fever from Mark Kenyon on Vimeo.

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Published by kevin jubb on 21 Jun 2010

arrow vanes

hi just starting to put new vanes on my arrows and i want to know what is better putting 3 vanes 4″long on the arrow or 4 vanes 4″ long
what will give better grouping

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Published by HeadsOrTails on 11 Jun 2010

Bow Press Last Chance Archery

Slightly used like new, 6 months old
EBAY sells for 730 plus shipping

The EZ Press (electric) is designed for quick and easy set-up of all compound bows.
The EZ Press components are machined for smooth and easy operation.
The EZ Press is what you need for higher draw weight bows.
Comes with standard bench of wall mount.

Asking $625
443-244-5440 Tim

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Published by Sherry Lee on 09 Jun 2010

North East Archery Deer & Predator Extravaganza

Randy Oitker

See Randy Perform Live!

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Published by adam_alaska on 04 Jun 2010

hunting bear

now this year was my first year hunting with my bow. i have a 2009 diamond razor with, shooting g5 broadheads and gold tip arrows. now im pulling 58 lbs and was confident when i went out to my bait station hunting for black bear this spring, but to my dismay hit the bear and did not get a blood trail due to the arrow not making it all the way through. now am i crazy or do i feel like my arrow grain is to small? its all new to me so any advice would help

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Published by Slim on 03 Jun 2010

Maxxis 35 help…

Starting to work on tunning my new Maxxis 35. Just put new Vapor Trail strings on the bow. I know this bow does not have much for a valley but my bow currently seems to have NO valley. I also think the draw is a little longer than the 28 inches it is supposed to be. Can anyone give me an idea on if this is just the way this bow is or if there is something going on… How can I fix this? Thanks for the help!

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Published by SupermanClassic10 on 01 Jun 2010

Superman Classic Archery Tournament

Hello friends!

Metropolis Tourism is happy to share some exciting news with you. We have adjusted our payout schedule for the Metropolis Superman Classic to include a higher accumulative prize payout in 2010!

Over $15,000 in prize money to be awarded!

$300 (instead of $100) will be awarded to the 3-day high scorer in each class.

The tournament will be held June 22-24 at Mermet Fish and Wildlife Area in southernmost Illinois, a favorite site for many competitors. We want to extend a personal invitation to you to participate all three days to increase your possible prize money. Daily awards will be paid in each class: $125 for 1st, $100 for 2nd and $75 for 3rd. (Note: The number of places paid each day will be determined by the number of shooters in each class.)

The cost to shoot all three days is just $20!
That’s quite a bargain for three days of fun and friendly competition!

Plus you’ll get in lots of practice for the ASA Illinois Pro-Am Shoot that follows.

Harrah’s Metropolis Casino will again sponsor a reception on Friday evening, June 25 for all who participate in the Superman Classic. If you attended last year, you know this was a great free treat for everyone!

For More Information on the Superman Classic Archery Tournament go to metropolis tourism.com

-On this website: there is a link on the left hand side called “Archery Tournament” –

Hope to see you all there!

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