Compound bow for large game, Recurve for bowfishing and rabbit hunting. I bird hunt with a shotgun. I have a T/C Hawken muzzle loader that I have deer hunted with on just a few occasions. I did buy a .223 rifle a couple years ago because my landowner requested that I solve his groundhog problem. But 99% of the time I am carrying my bow.
I hunt with the bow the majority of the time. I might get out 1 or 2 days with the muzzleloader but refuse to hunt during shotgun week. Almost bought the farm a few years back and swore I wouldn't hunt that week again. To many damn ignorant a-holes out there for me. It's getting the same way during archery season, way to many hunters walking the woods.
CD2...... You can hunt turkey with a muzzleloader but it must be a shotgun barrel that is used! My son has taken two at close range though. He got a barrel to fit his T/C New Englander and tried several different loads. None of the loads patterned well after 25yds! Both his birds were under 25yds and clean kills.
I'm a bow hunter at heart but haven't been able to take the time to bow hunt since my daughter was born 4 years ago. Still shoot it but have to stick with a day of gun and muzzle loader. Kind of sucks but that's the way it is right now.
I hunt with bow, shotgun, and muzzleloader but i prefer bowhunting over anything. I would have to go with the muzzleloader next. I just dont enjoy the crowds on the first day of shotgun season. muzzleloader season isnt near as bad so i like it alot. I do still hunt shotgun every year though
I have a Robertson "Buffalo Bow" and a Blue Ridge Archery "Wind River" recurve that are my hunting bows. I've been shooting recurves and longbows for more years than I like to own up to - over 40!
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