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Deer hunter's poll

  • I Deer hunt with a gun only

    Votes: 2 5.1%
  • I Deer hunt with a bow only

    Votes: 8 20.5%
  • I Deer hunt with both a gun and bow

    Votes: 29 74.4%
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Since, I cannot get any numbers from the ODNR. I figured I would take a poll of our member's to see what percentage of us bowhunt. Thanks for taking the time to answer my question. Pike
 

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99.9%bow.i use my scoped inline during shotgun season when i take the boys hunting.they use a 12 gage pump.thats the extent of my gun hunting.
 

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I use my bow for most of my hunting and bowfishing. Just use the gun for deer, some on long distance groundhogs, some small game. Both have there uses.;)
 

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I use a bow,crossbow,muzzleloader,shotgun in Ohio for deer.

I use a rifle for when I hunt in Pa and Ky and where else I would go if it is gun season.

Heck if I had the chance I would use a pistol also but dont have one that is legal for deer hunting here.:(
 

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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.
 

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I'm packin the bow most of the time but like the deer gun season with my muzzleloader also. Likewise, I like hunting turkey with bow and gun!....TF
 

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Can yu hunt turkey with a muzzleloader (One ball)or does it have to be a shotgun muzzleoader
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Lack of time

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.
 

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Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to vote!! To those who haven't please do so!! There has to be more than 2 gun only hunter's on this site. Thanks again, Pike
 

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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
 

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right on when them boys post on stand and you are between them and the drivers on a stand and they can see you they still will open up if some deer run between you and them.incoming!
 

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I hunt with bow and muzzleloader(both in regular gun and muzzleloader season) I always prefer my bow though. There's nothing like it! I'm pumped for next season.


David
 

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My weapon of choice is a longbow, but due to shoulder problems a crossbow got the call this past season. During special area primitive season, and gun season the T/C Omega was used most.
 

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Actually "Stykbow",
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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