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  1. I agree most arrows do not stay with the deer, however in 2017 I tracked a deer with my dog close to 1.5 miles that the hunter one lunged it straight down under his stand with the arrow still in it. 

    With over 75 recoveries, archery only, if it was over 200 yards no arrow in the deer.

  2. 3 hours ago, GAMBLER said:

    They need to be treated the same as a compound.  I wouldn't shoot any further with my crossbow than I would with my compound.  The stupid shots are due to the way they are categorized by the DEC.  If guys had to take a bow course to use them, they might have some knowledge on how to use them.  My son just finished his hunters safety online course last night.  The video categorized them as archery equipment not muzzleloaders but the DEC classifies them as a muzzleloader.  So dumb.....


    I would have to agree here, being with Deer Search to track big game you get to really see what is happening with cross bow errors. Some guys will say right away I shouldn't have taken the shot, others say it should have been a kill shot, etc etc. Our call load jumps up a lot w Xbows due to really stupid shots.


  3. On 10/31/2021 at 12:57 PM, dvdegeorge said:

    Got my target buck he died with is rack wedge under the rail of the train tracks...train took of a few inches of 2 tines and half his ear but I guess I'm lucky he didn't get demolished

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    I see you used Deer Search, glad they were able to find your deer, great buck!

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  4. JakeBaby

    I use a stomach skid plate when tracking deer, it well worth the small cost.

    You had mentioned a pigeon trap, when I had a shorthair, my friend had a wirehair we caught so many pigeons for training with only my salmon net. Most highway bridges have pigeons under them, go a night and when they get nervous they will fly out and you catch em in the net, plus its a ball. We even had a bunch of town cops so up one night as the call came across to them "2 men with a net" Its all legal, well at least 25 years ago it was. 

    If your training to track deer look into "Deer Search" then get DEC licensed so you can legally carry a firearm any season and track at night as well, Gunner just needs to be on a 30' lead. Finding a deer for 1st time hunter and seeing there enjoyment is priceless.


  5. Lowrance HD 9

    Seems to get pretty hot then shuts down, its on the dash behind the windshield but fully open besides the windshield.

    It is fused to a group 31 battery that also powers 2 riggers, nothing else on the battery. It does not shut down or show interference when riggers are running. The screen is almost too hot to touch. I'm thinking it shuts down due to heat but want to see if anyone has similar problems. I am planning on shading to windshield.  

    thanks Scott

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