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anybody here prefer long bows over compound? why, and what do you hunt for with your long bow?

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  • anybody here prefer long bows over compound? why, and what do you hunt for with your long bow?

    anybody here prefer long bows over compound? why, and what do you hunt for with your long bow?

  • #2
    i have wanted to try a long or recurve bow but havent done it yet, i shoot a pse compound.

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    • #3
      I don't know if I would say I prefer it, but I definitely love hunting with my old Fred Bear recurve.

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      • #4
        One thing the longbow allows for that the compound doesn't is snap shooting. You don't have to be at full draw to make an effective shot. This is very helpful on moving animals (especially when they surprise you).

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        • #5
          I don' but I have a buddy(like a brother) who does.
          Buck is right, it allows "snap" shooting. For him it's also history, you see his mom and dad took on his first hunt at 6 WEEKS OLD(not kidding), it was a Mule deer hunt in Colo.(where their from). Scince he's used it on Elk,and deer on hunts with me and wants to try to take a "Speed Goat"(antalope), this year.

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          • #6
            I like both but for me shooting a 50-60lb long bow takes a LOT of practice. It is much more difficult to draw and especially to hold at full draw for any length of time. Therefore, I usually have to lift weights and practice for three months before season to be prepared to hunt with a long bow. With a compound, you can just about pick it up and go hunting... almost like using a rifle. The longbow is like most more primitive methods, it is very sporting and more of a challenge so if that is what you are going for, you will love long bow hunting.

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            • #7
              Agreed with DakotaMan and + 1 for you sir!!!

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