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    designated bow hunter... any tips?

    Due to the whole licence renewal debacle it looks like I will be a bow hunter for the foreseeable future.... (Saturday is my last chance with a firearm).

    I have a Mission Switch compound shooting at 70lb which will be my go to in the mean time - have booked in to get it checked over, and tuned next weekend - will be picking up some new stiffer arrows and a new sight at the same time.

    Then I have to try and work on some ninja skills for the roar - any advice before I start carrying my bow into the bush?
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    If you're a reasonable bush stalker, bow hunting shouldn't be too hard. 40 yard shots are achievable.

    They'll tell you when you set it up what stiffness you need, and you might not need or want all of 70lb.

    Doc min requirements is 1 3/8" broadheads I believe. Again, the shop chould be able to advise. There's some polymer 2-blades which you might cry less if you lose em, otherwise a trad 3 prong jobbie.

    There's a rabbit hole of forward-of-centre balance and such, which I'm still reading up on.
    Nocking heights, release aids and on and on.

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    Bows rely on haemorraghing, not hydrostatic shock. So even on a good shot, you want to sit and have a smoke before you go looking for a blood trail.

    A quartering on/ away shot, through the top of boiler room is preferred.
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    Try listening to a few Eastmans Elevated podcasts. American focus by a guy called Brian Barney, but he kills some really good animals each year so knows what he is talking about.
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    a long time ago I use to compete in 3D IBO competitions - didn't shoot a bow for 12 years - then the wife wanted one, and that led to me picking up a used package for me as well.

    I'm fine with it at 70lb - its a really smooth gradual draw, only around 305fps as they aren't a super aggressive cam profile.

    Have got Grim Reaper Mechanical broad heads, just need to replace the arrow shafts as the old owner had it set up for around 50lb so the spine rating is too low. At 70lb i'll need 300 - 350 spine, probably better a little stiffer

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    Hi, see if archery direct in hamilton can help you. I passed by today, and I think the owner has caught up with most of his work and might be able to help you set up .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friwi View Post
    Hi, see if archery direct in hamilton can help you. I passed by today, and I think the owner has caught up with most of his work and might be able to help you set up .
    Hi Friwi, thanks - have been in there before, won't be back - much prefer to visit the team at Advanced Archery in Auckland. I have booked for next week as I'm taking the chance for a last walk with the rifle on Saturday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowsol View Post
    Due to the whole licence renewal debacle it looks like I will be a bow hunter for the foreseeable future.... (Saturday is my last chance with a firearm).

    I have a Mission Switch compound shooting at 70lb which will be my go to in the mean time - have booked in to get it checked over, and tuned next weekend - will be picking up some new stiffer arrows and a new sight at the same time.

    Then I have to try and work on some ninja skills for the roar - any advice before I start carrying my bow into the bush?
    I practice with bow set 15lbs heavier then what I hunt with, also practice shooting in different positions and holding the string for a minute or two before shot.
    I only use fixed blades as clipped unseen twigs with mechanical before throwing off the shot. If you hunt more open bush then that might not be an issue for you. I shoot 125gr NAP thunderheads for a bit more FOC.
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    Nothing is tough about having a 70 lb bow and looking like an uncoordinated praying mantis while trying to draw it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowsol View Post
    Hi Friwi, thanks - have been in there before, won't be back - much prefer to visit the team at Advanced Archery in Auckland. I have booked for next week as I'm taking the chance for a last walk with the rifle on Saturday
    I shoot a trad but advanced archery have been awesome to deal with helping me get my bow set up from afar. Carol always emails back quickly with helpful advice and now I have it dialled in they have a "recipe" for building my arrows which they can build and dispatch very quickly. Their Instagram is worth a follow also
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