Beginer hunter from Oklahoma

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  1. Achilles2882

    Achilles2882 Newb

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    Hello everyone,

    first time archer and hunter here trying to get ready for my first season (Come on Oct.) I could really use some help and guidance. I have been doing research for about 2 months (shot placement, how to field dress, draw form, a little on bow basics) and practicing archery for about a week.

    I have a 90# PSE Fire Flight w/ brush rest, and out dated 4pin tru glo sight, and a unknown stabalizer. 70# Darton Wrangler w/ whisker biscuit rest, and a out dated 3pin Archer's choice sight, and a unknown stabalizer 40-50# Browning Micro Midas 3 w/ 3 arrow quiver (that releases the shafts of the arrows to where the broad head is the only thing holding it on when I fire it.) They all work and fire (paid $200 for every thing.)

    Now as I said earlier I'm a noob and would like to ask you veteran hunters if
    #1 Did I screw my self on buying these bows
    #2 Can I equip modern attachments to these older bows?
    #3 What all gear will/do I need to hunt deer, hogs, and turckey?
    #4 Can someone please help a noob learn and prepair to be a good hunter?

    Thanks for your time eveyone, and sorry for such a long greeting.
     
  2. CLG73

    CLG73 Newb

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    Dang dude! That's a lot of stuff and slot of questions....
    Start out shooting the bow that is most comfortable for you to shoot repeatable. This is not lifting so you are not looking to "work to failure".
    Then play with the accessories you have and build your setup that is most consistent for you.
    You may not want to have your first Hunt be on Hoggs with a 40-50 lb older set up.
    Get connected with a local archery shop and work with an instructor for a couple secessions. It did wonders for my daughter.
    Form is great on the range but your anchor point consistency is a bigger part. On a hunt you cannot always have the perfect form you can on the range.
    Good luck! Shoot for the fun of it and you will be in good shape.


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  3. ath1089

    ath1089 Weekend Warrior

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    What part of Oklahoma?
     
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    Daryl Bell Die Hard Bowhunter

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  5. elkguide

    elkguide Grizzled Veteran

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    Glad you found us. Post up more and more questions as they arise.
    First does your bow fit you?
    That's a huge draw weight difference 40-50 to 90! WOW!!!!
    Visiting a "GOOD" local archery shop and getting/paying for some advice will pay big benefits.
     
  6. Achilles2882

    Achilles2882 Newb

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    @ ath109 im from Moore. @ Daryl thank you
    @ elk all the draws lengths are perfect, and i can anchor, aim, and fire comfortably. I haven't really found a archery shop in my area. ****'s and Accademy are the closest ones I found and I don't know how if their workers will know what they are doing?
     
  7. elkguide

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    Archery is something that you can teach yourself and learn by trial and error BUT it is a whole lot easier to have someone teach/show you what is proper. Also learning the proper way can also how to avoid learning bad habits that then become the norm that you have to learn how to overcome.
    Good luck and mostly have fun.
     
  8. happyhunter

    happyhunter Weekend Warrior

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    Welcome! Good luck and enjoy. It's a wonderful sport. As Elk said (I hate to agree with him), learning proper form and technique is a lot easier than breaking bad habits.
     
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    Keep on trying hh. You can do it!
     
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    ath1089 Weekend Warrior

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    Well crap I'm a little far northwest from you. I'm just looking for someone in my area who loves archery/bow hunting as much as I do
     
  11. lgreenslade3

    lgreenslade3 Weekend Warrior

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    Well if you can shoot 90# comfortably as a first time archery shooter than thats impressive! I wouldn't say you screwed up by buying those bows but you didn't need to buy 3 different bows. You can use the same bow for whitetail, hogs and turkey. I'm sure you'll hear it a lot but I would go to your local pro shop, I'm sure theres one somewhere nearby. I know its too late but instead of buying those bows I would've just used the money for those to get one nice one but you can certainly use your 70# bow for all of this animals. Since you bought older ones I would make sure the strings are in good condition then as you get more addicted and comfortable you'll want to get a newer one! Welcome to the site and keep practicing!
     
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    lgreenslade3 Weekend Warrior

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    Also I found a couple pro shops near you. One as close as 8 minutes away.Google
     
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    Do as I say, not as I did.
     
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    We're all trying to learn from you hh.
     
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    Hey now. I'll do an instructional video once you learn how to post it.
     
  17. elkguide

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    If you're doing a video, PLEASE don't wear your wife's spandex again!!!!!!!
     
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    That was her in the spandex. watch it.
     
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    Are you sure that was her? There is no way she could or would move like that!
     
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    You don't remember the tap dance pics in the mini skirt and the frohawk? She got the moves like Jagger. The blonde, remember those pics? She wears spandex very well. I would look like a Walmartian, well, I do look like a Walmartian.

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