Do you hunt with your quiver on or off?

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  1. TJ McKenzie

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    I have been thinking about this lately. I personally have always been a tree stand hunter. I have been using a simple on/off Kwikee for about 20 years. I practice with it off and always have. I have it on while walking to stand, then off when I get settled in the tree. I have been seeing advertisements for quivers that state, "shoot better with it on". I have never needed a follow up shot, but I would like to have the quiver on my bow if needed. I basically wanted to know if newer quivers are quiet enough, light enough, etc., to leave them on while shooting and hunting. Again, this is for tree stand hunting only. I appreciate any input, and as always, God bless!
     
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    I have always used a hip quiver, then again I am not walking all that far to my preset up stand.
     
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    I practice and hunt with it off. Never know when it will get in the way trying to make a shot from a tree stand. Newer ones I have seen are essentially slightly lighter and more sound dampening compared to years ago.
     
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    I used to hunt with it on, I wasn't able to take a shot at a doe once because my quiver kept hitting the side of my stand not allowing me to get drawn back. so instead of getting a new stand I went the cheaper road and got a new quiver! now I practice and hunt with it off, it hangs on my bow hanger where my bow is so another arrow is within reach if I need it.
     
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    Hip quiver, even for the x bow. Got to the stand second time out and no quiver. Had to back track and found where it popped off along the trail in.
     
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    both, and I practice that way as well. You never know when your're going to come across a deer walking to/from your stand. I killed a buck while I was walking across CRP towards the woods. Quiver on, 20# of stand on my back.
     
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    Yep. Same here. Practice and hunting.
     
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    On but it does make my bow sitting in my third hand bow holder a pain. But it still outweighs having to take it on and off and putting it somewhere else in my stand.
     
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    Practice on and off. Deer hunting, off. Mountains , on.
     
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    Always shoot and hunt with it off, but as I wade closer to an archery elk hunt I believe I am going to have to start shooting with it on.
     
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    Both. In the ground blind, I take it off. If I'm in a treestand, I leave it on. I have plenty of room in the blind to lean it up but in the tree, it's one less thing to hang up and find spot for. I practice with it on and off so shooting isn't much of a factor.
     
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    I always leave it on when elk hunting and it was on the bow for every elk I've shot.
    When whitetail hunting from a stand or blind, then I take it off. When I decide to buy a different quiver, I always target one that is quickly and easily removed. My first quiver was an Alpine soft-loc and my current one is a G5 that has a simple lever to release it from the bow.
    I practice with it off and wear a hip quiver when shooting 3d. I even sight in broadheads with it off, but always take a couple shots at the end with it on to ensure it doesn't somehow create an issue. I never has so far.
     
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    I leave it on. I thought everyone did that up until a few years ago.
     
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    In a tree stand take it off, stalking leave it on.


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    I shot with it on for many years. But that 2 years I've taken it off and the bow feels more balanced in my hand when I shot. I just take the quiver and put it behind my pack. Fits perfect.

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    Hey thanks to everyone for your input. I seem to overthink things in the off season. Part of the obsession I guess. I am going to start shooting with it on, and see if it would be worth buying a better quiver. Have a great day and God bless.
     
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    This depends.
    I tried with and without quiver, on the same bow, and it made a difference of about 3 inches (left/right) on 35..40 yds.
    Could be the difference between kill and no-kill.
     

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