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Thread: AnyCentral Otago bow hunter?

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    AnyCentral Otago bow hunter?

    Any one in central bow hunt?

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    So looks like no 1 in Central uses a bow

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    There was a bowhunting club started at Alexandra start of the 1990s. No idea if it is still going.

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    Not that iv been able to find

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    We haven't quite been reduced to that yet! Seriously, Central Otago is a bit too open and long range for much bow hunting.

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    I recon I could find places round here where I could get within 30yds of deer
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    There are a few in the district that do. But the doc is right about the terrain round here tho _ requires more skill paitence, skill, nouse, etc
    I tried it for a bit. But i was Just not good enough for it to work.
    I did enjoy plinking a speights box stuffed with rags set at 30 yrds out the back door of the house.
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    Right set up you can get out to 100 yards. I shoot goats at 80 yards alot with my Hoyt Nitrux.

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    That would b an ideal setup for central

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    lower you can have your peep down your string the more range you can get out of pins. Sight in for metres not yards. put top pin at very top of sight bar, adjust by moving sight. Each adjust on its own after that and you 7 pin sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muzzyfan View Post
    Right set up you can get out to 100 yards. I shoot goats at 80 yards alot with my Hoyt Nitrux.
    Sounds like a recipe for wounding animals.
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    Way to far 100 yards.

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    This guy here shoots deer at long ranges with his bow.



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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    This guy here shoots deer at long ranges with his bow.



    That is very impressive but does he post the videos of the ones he shoots in the arse?
    Not saying it can't be done. It can. Just like you can shoot a deer with a rifle at 1000 yards but (for me) there is a point where too many things can effect the accuracy of the shot. Olympic level archers can barely shoot a group small enough to consistently kill a deer cleanly at 70m (under pretty controlled conditions). It's way different in the field.
    Maybe it is just a reflection of my own lack of skill and if someone feels comfortable doing it then that's their business and I applaud their skill if they can always make clean kills at those distances. Not sure how many people actually can though.
    NB. Not wanting to put the OP off bow hunting his chosen area. Go for it I say. Just, for the animals sake, don't shoot beyond your capabilities.
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    i was talking to an ex president of the canterbury bowhunters club today. He thinks both the alexandra and nelson bowhunting clubs folded up some time ago.

 

 

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