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StixMemberMarch 11, 2015 at 3:20 pmPost count: 158StixMemberMarch 11, 2015 at 3:06 amPost count: 158StixMemberMarch 5, 2015 at 8:24 pmPost count: 158
Great write up Dave. I solicited myself to be on the working group for the working group for the CP&W bear management committee that was directed by the legislative committee that voted to postpone this bill, so that all stake holders have a voice in this. (If this working group ever comes to be)
The fact they tried to rush this bill through, without consulting the biologists and staff of the CP&W says a lot about the politicians intentions.StixMemberMarch 2, 2015 at 9:47 pmPost count: 158
Dave, Appreciate your vigilance on this issue. I too have been bringing it up on another hunting blog and taking alot of criticism by the “corporate conservationists” that more and more “sportsmen” are aligning themselves with.
It is wearing me down having to continuously justify the need for the conservation of our public lands to fellow hunters, even though they claim to be their rallying cry when convenient. Yet when it comes to practicing it, they fall short.
Keep up the good fight.StixMemberFebruary 28, 2015 at 4:59 pmPost count: 158
I’ll throw in my info, even though many of you consider my arrow set up to be light.
Bow type and Make: Longbow, Maddog Prairie Predator / Recurve Samick Stingray
Bow Length= 60″/58″
Bow weight@ 28″= 55#/55#
Your draw length+ 28″/28″
Arrow type: GT Xpedition Hunter(Black) 35/55
Arrow length: 30.5″ from nock throat to BOP
Feathers number and length : 3 Left Wing helical 5″ shield
Insert weight if applicable: 12 grains (I think) Standart GT adapters)
Adaptor weight if applicable: N/a
Point weight: 145
Footing weight if applicable=N/a
Total arrow weight: 400 grains
FOC (as measured by AMO standard..measured throat of knock to end of shaft……tip not included): 17.1%
I am fortunate to get great flight from same arrows for both bows. I would appreciate any expert reviews of my setup. I know arrow is light (400 grains), but I know the elk I have been blessed to take with complete pass thru’s were very concerned about it.StixMemberFebruary 26, 2015 at 2:37 amPost count: 158StixMemberFebruary 26, 2015 at 2:24 amPost count: 158
I use a standard bicycle inner tube from WalMart. You can get them in varying widths. Cut it to proper length, turn it inside out, and roll it up bottom limb, just like the commercially sold rubber grips. Use a wider mountain bike tube for recurve grip, and a narrow street bike tube for a longbow.
You can buy a performance tube that is thicker to provide more cushion to your hand. These you typically have to go to a bike store.StixMemberFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:14 pmPost count: 158StixMemberFebruary 18, 2015 at 9:51 pmPost count: 158
FYI, Easton came out with a new “Tribute” line of aluminums. They are 7075 alloy (XX75) , and low cost. A dozen shafts goes for $37 and some change on amazon. They are only available in 2016 and lighter. I just ordered a dozen. I’ll fletch them up and report back an a couple weeks.StixMemberMemberFebruary 16, 2015 at 6:30 pmPost count: 158
Yes David, many problems with this bill as written. The lack of participation from the key Colorado sportsmen’s groups,the way it was brought forth without biological professional input, and the “carte blanche” wording would have been disastrous to public land hunters. I’m all for more hunting opportunity, when it’s done the right way within scientific boudaries, fair chase ethics, and with the resource in mind. This bill would have allowed the killing of a tremendous amount of bears, paticularly on private land, with the tags going to the highest bidder, at the expense of “average joe” hunters because of reduced opportunities in the archery and rifle public land seasons. The only potential positive is to move elk/deer off of private land in August if it were a very limited August season, but again the biologists would have to chime in to see what they believe what the effects would be on elk/deer movements. This bill accomplished non of that.StixMemberMemberFebruary 14, 2015 at 4:46 amPost count: 158
There are alot of other issues associated with an August bear season that need to be considered also….what are the effects on deer/elk movements, what about hunter/recreationalist conflicts ie. Harvesting bear in front of summer hikers ( we don’t need any more hunting closures like Brainard Lake…tag allocations. This bill came on too fast without proper consideration given to Colorado’s diverse and challenging outdoor community. I’m also concerned when conservation Is done legislatively instead of biologically ie legislation and ballot initiatives.StixMemberJanuary 28, 2015 at 1:39 amPost count: 158StixMemberJanuary 18, 2015 at 9:57 pmPost count: 158StixMemberJanuary 15, 2015 at 8:38 pmPost count: 158
When I lived in Pa., hunting whitetails, I tied 1/4″ rope from the animal to the ends of the riser of my longbow and pulled with that. During gun season I tied it to my shotgun(shotgun slug only area). Action open of course.I either pulled with two hands behind me or on top my shoulders with my arms over top pressing it to my neck. Flame on!!!
These were only short distances, never more than 1/4 mile and usually only a couple hundred yards, if that. Now in Colorado I quarter or bone out for a much longer trip, usually a few miles to base camp.