Is it important to you to have your bow in your deer kill pics?

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  1. Shocker99

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    I agree. Anyone can find a dead deer and take a pic lol. But having the weapon of choice in the photo contributes to the memory and the experience that I had. It will be cool in 40-50 years to look back and think wow look at that old ass bow I hunted with. Then I can explain to my grandson That was back when bows shot arrows instead of laser beams.
     
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    My weapon, almost always a bow, is in all my trophy photos for several reasons. #1 - I'm damn proud to show that I've taken an animal with my bow. #2 - It will be a nice way to reflect in the coming years. #3 - Our show has a partnership with a bow company, it's in my best interest to make sure I can provide that company with some high quality trophy pics.
     
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    Only if I used a crossbow. :evilgrin:
     
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    I would be happy to sight it in and cock it and set it in your stand for you. It will be zero'ed out at 75 yards
    Happy hunting
     
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    Another poor assumption. Not all crossbows are effective out to that range. Many like mine, are not. 50 would push it. I have buddies that can shoot farther than that with their compounds and do.

    I'm happy for anyone that is hunting, with whatever weapon floats their boat.
     
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    Even if they use it to shoot over fences?
     
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    And it's not a assumption as I never said "your crossbow"
    It was a dig....don't be that guy that loves to give but can't take Fletch you're better than that.
     
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    You know that I don't have much for serious bones in my body. Brittle, but not serious.

    But, I love the fact that most non-crossbow guys focus on the extreme long range capabilities. lol.

    I also love that you must be giving me a new and improved crossbow! If it shoots 75 yards you can bet I will be building some new platforms on the neighbors fence. Perfect!

    Just having a little fun today to help you through the off-season. :bow:

    Justin, can we get a crossbow shooter emoji? Please!
     
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    Fun story and kinda reason behind my bias. I have a friend that has a knotty pine Tree fort of a blind with propane heater, stove, and fold out bed. It looks over a food plot. He has a very nice crossbow and it is in fact sighted in at 50 flat and he kills up to and comfortably to 100. I am totally jealous but idk man I really isn't bowhunting to me. A viced crossbow good to 100 with little to no variables besides which deer to take.
    It's a extreme and rare example I know. That and the fact that he Always kills monsters chaps my @ss
     
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    Would it make it any better if your buddy was doing the same thing with a compound about 60 or 70 yards?
     
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    Build me a rig to make it fool proof and I'll test it and let you know
     
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    My buddy shot one at 75 yards with his crossbow this year... crazy how accurate and fast the new ones are... too each their own...
     
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    i cant remember if i have taken a pic without the bow / rifle. if not at least one pic of the bow with the animal. its for remembrance for me. i especially like with the bow , to me it shows that you had to be close to the animal to be able to KILL it.
     
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    Late to the game I know but Im going to be honest. I usually have my bow with me when blood trailing just in case even if its laying in sight. As a result its usually in the picture. There really is no over whelming desire to ensure its in there.
     
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    Definitely in the picture cuz THATS HOW I GET PAID!!!
    just kidding the bow company I shoot isnt even in business anymore.
    I like in the picture because Im incredibly proud of how difficult it is to get one of these animals on the ground with a bow. To me it reminds me of all the hard work that goes into it before the moment of truth. Maybe thats elitist...Im okay with it.
     
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    To be honest I never worried about it until last year (my first year in the contest).
     
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    Do ppl have their poles in the pics for fishing?
     
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    Yes always![​IMG]
     

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