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Old 03-12-2012, 12:45 PM   #1
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So Jessica has had a recurve bow for some time now so I decided to get one for myself. Now I have the itch....to go hunting. I used to hunt in illinois but this will be my first experience with bow hunting...and hunting in Arizona. So, just seeing if there are any other hunters out there that have good areas to check out. Will be hunting jackrabbit until the next Javelina season begins. Also, keep in mind that until I get a 4X4 or ATV, I will be hiking to any hunting spot from where I can park my Ram from a road.

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So Jessica has had a recurve bow for some time now so I decided to get one for myself. Now I have the itch....to go hunting. I used to hunt in illinois but this will be my first experience with bow hunting...and hunting in Arizona. So, just seeing if there are any other hunters out there that have good areas to check out. Will be hunting jackrabbit until the next Javelina season begins. Also, keep in mind that until I get a 4X4 or ATV, I will be hiking to any hunting spot from where I can park my Ram from a road.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:26 PM   #3
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A few of us have been known to go bottle/hood/cyl head/steel plate/anything else we wanna watch explode huntin. but not animal huntin. Could be fun......
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:27 PM   #4
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One more thought is it legal to hunt with a Tommy gun with a 50 round drum?
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:51 PM   #6
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Rabbit hunting with a recurve? Thats gonna be fun. I have a PSE compound I use, havent shot it in a year or so, and a crossbow (not really legal for "bow" hunting though) A recurve wil kill your shoulder after a few shots and holding it drawn for a period of time to get the shot out right.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:51 PM   #7
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Though I am new to bow hunting in general, I am learning to shoot off the shelf instinctively. So no hesitation due to no aiming. I can get most of my 12 arrows within an 8 inch target at 20-30 yards. Been practicing for a week or so. I figure by the next hunting season I should be able to get them all in the size of a tennis ball at 30 yeards. So, rabbit hunting will be a good challenge that will also help me hone my skills.
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:20 PM   #8
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You'll be lucky to get 30yrds from a javelina. Bow hunting is fun but you need to be able to hit the kill zone and have enough penetration to get the kill. There is nothing worse than coming across an animal that has been hit by a a bullet or arrow in the wrong spot. If you hit it and it runs, track it and finish it off.
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:46 PM   #9
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I am actually a pretty experienced hunter...just not with bow or in Arizona. When I would hunt coyote or deer in illinois, I would stalk hunt. I couldn't afford a tree stand and most of the time I was on someone elses land (with permission) so I couldn't build a permanent one. I learned how to stalk very well at a young age. It wasn't uncommon for me to stalk a deer or coyote within 15-20 yards. Patience and wind reading was the key. Plus a little hillbilly scent block. (dirt, walking through animal scat, etc) I have never hunted Javelina, but from what I have researched, they have poor eyesite, barely better than human hearing but great sense of smell. They get really zoned out when feeding and are very territorial. Responding very well to a call. As long as you stay down wind and move slowly, I have seen several videos of people getting within a few yards of them. Not saying it's easy, but it should be challenging in a very fun way. One thing I also learned at a young age is only shoot the perfect shot. Not that every one of my shots has been perfect, just not to take a risk when your taking a shot. You have to wait for that perfect moment. Which may take much more time than people are willing to give. The perfect opportunity will come up....eventually.
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I've been know to go hunting every once in a while, but not with a bow. For cotton tails I prefer my .22, for coyotes and longer range my 22-250, for quail my 12 gauge and for anything larger, my 30-30...
Almost forgot; for javelina my S&W 686, .357 magnum
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