We would be one step closer to world peace, if everyone slept in a hammock..
Last year was my first for bow hunting. About to spend my first night in a hammock this weekend. One reason for trying hammock camping is for bow season this October. I figure instead of driving an hour to the farm I'm going to hunt each morning ill just hammock in the barn and be ready each morning. Happy hunting!
I've taken a few grouse with my recurve, but have yet to get a deer. I'm one of the only people in the area I know of hunting with a trad bow, so getting tips and tricks isn't easy especially since I much prefer stalking. Everyone prefers sitting in a stand.
Unfortunately, with my new job, right when hunting season starts our busy season starts. Makes it hard to even get out.
Grad school is killing me! Reading this makes it a little worse. I LOVE TO HUNT! Don't have time right now for any kind of hunting let alone with a bow (out of practice). I have a stave in my workshop which is an attempt at making a long bow. Something I have never attempted, but due to school and that craziness that will have to wait. I am not sure if I can get out for rifle this year actually. Hope all goes well for those that do get out this coming season though.
There is little better than a fine deer loin grilled to perfection!
Cool to see a bunch of other archers here, I've been shooting trad recurves and longbows for a number of years now. I sucked all of my friends into it, too - same thing with hammocks!
I wonder if a bow string could be made like a whoopiesling, one size fits all.
But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16 NIV)
He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36 ESV)
While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV)
I'm a destination hunter, I pick a species and then travel to wherever they are and hunt. It's much more difficult than hunting an area you know inside out but the hunts are so memorable. One year of beginning to hunt I was introduced to the bow and was instantly addicted. Only use a gun for predator hunting now but that too is change soon when I finish building my "shoot thru" run & gun blind. It'll hide the motion when I draw the bow and I have high hopes for it. Hunting eliminates stress. You cannot worry about bills or kids or work or anything else when you're in the field.
Hunting is bliss!
Hoyt Carbon Element 65lb draw, Spot Hogg Hunter sight, QAD HDX drop-away rest, 8” Axion Gridlock 3D Hunter stabilizer, Archer Xtreme Carbon Vapor (camo dipped) quiver w/ Easton Axis 340 N-Fused arrows & Montec vented broadheads.
I'm a guy that has hunted his whole life (I'm 47), I've backpacked most of my life too. However I've never put the two together. I'm hoping plans for an Elk hunt in 2014 work out and I can hang n hunt. You should check out Rokslide they have great backcountry hunt advise. I've occasionally mention hammocks but they don't get much love in that crowd. They are more into bivys. But I love my hammock rig and will never go to ground unless forced to by lack of trees. Anyhow nice to see more hunters using hammocks....welcome.....my 2 cents
I think that I shall never see
A poem as lovely as a tree.... Joyce Kilmer "Trees"