just curious..

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  1. BigEv

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    just curious guys.. how many here hunt during bow season, then pick up a rifle once gun season comes in? i havent used a rifle since i started bow hunting (with the exception of taking my girlfriend on her hunts). this is probably why i am on a two year dry run at the moment. anyway, just curious as to see what everyone does here. thanks.
     
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    I gave my son my browning 270, don't think I will ever use it again.
     
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    I hunt muzzle loader and rifle when they come in still take the bow out depending on stand I'm hunting



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    I do both but every year I think more and more about going bow only.
     
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    Bowhunting is definitely my passion. I don't have any gun stands or even a deer gun, but I don't usually pass up the chance to hunt with a friend at their place during fun season. Deer movement goes to about zero anyway once gun season is in full swing.


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    This is me too. I've only shot deer with my bow, never a gun. Starting to think my bow is my only good luck, so maybe I should just stick with it no matter the season.
     
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    I use both when I'm in the jungle "eastern OK" bow only. Western OK I will rifle hunt some.
     
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    I do every year it's the one time family all gets together at the cabin. We have a damn good time. Cook everyday at 11 am during the Wisconsin 9 day gun season. I don't mind killing a deer with a gun.
     
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    Dont own a rifle.


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    My husband do both almost every year.
     
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    No.6Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I hunt with both every year but, opening day of gun season is more of a tradition for me than a hobby.
     
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    I do both. I enjoy it for some change, but it doesn't ignite the same passion as bowhunting does. It's the only time of the year I really get to hunt a little with my dad, and for that, I'll never give that up.
     
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    I hunt most of regular archery with my compound and use my CB later in the season. I like the 20-30yrd game. No gun hunter here.
     
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    If it is an opportunity to be out there, I am out there, bow, rifle, muzzleloader.
     
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    I bring out a rifle/shotgun/muzzeloader on certain properties. I shot the bigger of my two bucks this year with a rifle (at 15 yards go figure), but one property I hunt is bow only and I hunt that the majority of the time during the excessively long NY gun season. The property I hunt closer to home is a big wide open hardwoods and I can only hunt about 20 acres of the 400 acre block (which is constantly being pushed by the neighbors from the time gun season opens).
     
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    I gun hunt every three years when my dad, brother, and I get together to hunt. Otherwise, I am bow only.
     
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    Bow only, from Oct.1 Thur Jan 31.


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    Ive been bow only all my life... bought a tika 270 this year and shot a nice buck... will be doing both from now on!
     

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