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Just curious what everybody is shooting this year.

Mathews S2 - 29.5 draw 58 lbs

Cobra drs sight(5 pin)- Don't really like it though(noisy)

QAD Ultra Rest HD

Carbon Express Aramid KV 350

Wasp Boss, Boss Bullet, Hammer broadheads

Tracer nocks

Good Luck to everybody this archery season! Enjoy your time in the woods! Most of all be safe!

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Matthews DXT- 65#'s

Matthews arrow web quiver

Savage pendulum sight

Ripcord arrow rest

beaman arrows

Rage 2 blade broadheads

Limbsaver s-coil


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Mathews Switchback 29" draw 64lbs

Trophy Ridge Dropzone rest

Apex micro pin sight

Bohning Vista quiver

String dampener(cant remember brand)

Limbsaver stuff everywhere

Goldtip XT Hunter 5575

Rage 3-blade


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Fred Bear Lights Out 28" draw 67 lbs

3 pin Cobra sight

NAP Hostage rest

Cabelas arrows

Currently using lumenoks but am switching to easton tracers

Muzzy 3 blades 100gr.

Limb saver stabilizer

Cabelas wrist strap

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Ross CR334

BlackGold Flashpoint 5 pin

Trophy Taker Shaky Hunter Rest

Beman 500 arrows

Slick Trick 100 grain 1"

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Matthews DXT

1 pin HHA site

Whisker Biscuit rest

Doinker A-Bomb Stabilizer

3 arrow Alpine Archery Softlock quiver

Tru-Fire Hurricane Buckle Web release

Beman Bowhunter 400 arrows

G5 Strikers


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All very nice rigs!

I really like the Bear Lights Out.

Have heard nothing but good things about the Ross bows.

Lots of nice Mathews.

I gotta admit I miss my Mathews Switchback XT. I miss my Bowtech Guardian more though.

Diggin the S2 now though.

The DXT is a rockin bow. I just had to get something different than the rest of the guys at the shop.

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Hoyt Cybertech

64lbs draw

Copper John sight

Trophy Taker drop away rest

Carbon Force 400's with 2" blazers

G5 Montecs

Alpine Archery 3 arrow quiver

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PSE Firestorm Lite with NRG dual cams @ 65 lbs.

Apex 6 pin sight, Schaffer 2 prong rest

Beman ICS Hunters 400's

Rage 2 blade broadheads.

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Hoyt Vectrix (70lbs)

QAD Ultra rest Pro HD

Cobra Sidewinder 5 pin

Cabelas arrows

Rage 2-blade

Fuse Axium stabilizer 6"

Tru-Fire Bulldog Buckle Trigger spring with Foldback

Alpine Archery 5 Arrow quiver

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2006 Bowtech Allegiance

Extreme archery RT 900 sight

5 arrow Bear Claw quiver

Limbsaver Stabilizer

String Tamer

Shooting 57lbs@260 FPS

Vapor arrows weighing approx 380 grains

Custom wraps and fletchings done myself

G5 Montecs 100gr

Tru ball Stinger release



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Parker Buck Hunter (first bow and I still love it)

29 draw and 72 lbs

Trophy Ridge sight (one pin)

Deluxe Whisker Biscuit

Beamen 340 arrows

muzzy 3 blade 100 gr


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diamond rock (60lbs) 30in draw

tru glo 3 pin sight

quality archery designs drop away rest

diamond 4 arrow quiver

beman ics hunter 400

bohning archery blazer double lock knock

G5 montecs 100 grain


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Bowtech Gaurdian (cranked)

lighted cobra 3 pin

whisker biscuit

removable alpine 3 arrow quiver

trufire release

some sort of bowtech stabilizer

Carbon express maxxima 350

100 grain montec g5

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Matthews MQ 32 (62#'s)

Archers choice 3 pin site

whisker biscuit

ICS hunter 400 arrows

Rage 2 blade broadheads

truefire thumb release

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Fred Bear Game Over (70#)

Trophy Ridge 3 pin Sight

Trophy Ridge 6 Arrow Quiver

Whisker Biscuit

G5 Meta peep

Beman ICS Hunter 400 arrows Blazer Vanes

Rage 2-Blade Broadheads

Scott Mongoose Release


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Mission X3 28" draw 65#

Trueball Caliper Release

Wisker Bisquit

True Glow 5 pin Sights

Alpine Detachable Arrow Holder

Limb Saver Stabilizer

CarbonAeros 340 arrows

Thunderhead 100 fixed blade broadheads

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Bowtech 101st Airborne

Limb Driver Pro

FlashPoint Super 7

Fuse Axium

300fps with 398grain Maxima hunter 350, 29in draw at 66lbs


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Bear Truth

Extreme sight

Trophytaker droprest

G5 Metapeep

Easton Axis slim diameter arrows

Muzzy 3-blade, a.k.a. bad through the bone

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Hoyt Ultramag

Hoyt sight

NAP Quick tune fall away rest

Libsaver stabilizer

Beman Venture ics400 Arrows

Cabela's FX-3 100 Grain Broadhead

TruFire Release

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'05 70 lb Diamond Victory

Tru Glo sight

Ripcord drop away

limbsaver stabilizer

custom colored Zebra Barracuda cable and string

Easton Axis infused carbon core arrows with blazer vanes

tru fire release

Rage 2-blade broadheads

G5 mantra peep sight

String Tamer (Made a huge difference on arrow consistency)

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Ok this is my very first setup, and it was free. (First year bowhunting)

High Country Power Force X1

Tru glo 5 pin w/light (new)

QAD Ultra Hunter fall away (new)

S-coil (new)

Beman ICS venture 340's and ICS hunter 340's

Muzzy 3 blade 100 grn

Free flight release

I hope to upgrade next year, probably to a Diamond.

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    • my guess would be Asian beetles!!!!!!!
    • all this to increase the der herd, then ole mother nature comes along and throws us a couple winters it did a few years ago................and then what?
    • Generally people want more and/or bigger.  Those two things are what’s driving the revamp of the deer plan.  No? PTSD flashbacks from old debates and perceived innuendo in this one. “Antler Mongers” was one.  Equating letting young deer pass/prefer older deer as “catch and release”. May as well just shed hunt so one can brag is probably worse.  No, neither slapped on me personally but it’s part of swaying an argument against the opposition, whom I must be. Doesn’t everyone?  Or lack of change if it suits you better?  That’s just human nature.   Yes, PF, I agree that habitat is key.  But how do we improve that if we can’t even get 50 foot buffers for cleaner water and bird habitat without driving a wedge in farmer/hunter relationships?  Not net gain public land proposals?  Not using our license fees to the fullest extent to improve habitat on the public lands we already have?  Progress there would be phenomenal.   I just got done with a couple hour scouting drive in the area and checked around a couple public hunting places that look great from the road.  This time of year the ground is a canvas to tell me what’s living where.  I could pretty much pinpoint the borders of the public ground/private ground transitions just by the tracks I saw.  Or lack thereof.   The good news is might’ve been fortunate enough to have gained some new access via a work friend relationship.  I have the go ahead for turkeys and didn’t see one box blind on the field edges.  There may be hope.    Carry on.   Almost forgot; I just said eliminate party hunting for BUCKS.   Still game getting together to hunt with friends and help meet harvest goals.
    • Your point is very valid on the lack of habitat in much of southern MN as it is in much of the old zone 4 area. Each area of the state has a different "hole in the bucket". While that area lacks habitat, many other areas, including mine, have plenty of habitat, but lack high quality food to get the herd thru hard winters.
    • Leech,  I think many areas in WI have herds that have declined just as much as MN. I hunt SE of Turtle Lake, and used to see 25+ deer on opening morning before 9am on a regular basis. Now I feel good if I see a few critters the whole weekend. The many years of "T" seasons, "Herd control, and liberal antlerless tags have  dropped numbers in that area to a fraction of what they once were. It is what it is. I don't think they are doing better than MN is, but they started with a lot larger herd.  Their wolf issues will continue in the north, and CWD in the south. I don't envy their situation either.   FYI,  My land sits on the south end of the wolf range in NE Wadena county, MN. They generally do not bother my area except in the spring during calving season, although I have two of the buggers wandering around last November during rifle hunting. I usually have way more issues with coyotes and bears taking my fawns than wolves. 
    • I like sustainability as well. We party hunting and while that is a dirty word to many of the solitary hunters it's what we do. We never deplete the deer in our area and it's rare for us to fill even half our tags. Nobody gets more tags than one in our area.  I did actually make a solid proposal- habitat. But nobody took a moment to even touch that one.   I'm not sure if you are familiar with the southern part of the state but here is very little habitat outside of the southeast region. You just can't maintain the numbers to hold the numbers of deer that you need to get to where everyone who wants to harvest a deer can do so.   There was one specific post calling for an end to party hunting.   Habitat, habitat, habitat.   We should be focusing on improving habitat, bringing youth into the lifestyle and providing a positive public image to ensure future generations can enjoy hunting as well.    
    • Big Dave2, Just throwing the no party hunting out there as one possible solution. I certainly do not advocate getting rid of it. There are several other things being thrown around out there that I don't agree with as well.
    •   I would bet some cash there is a ton of lady bugs that wintered in there!
    • Well i wasn't sure if its the glue in the plywood or what. Have they been known to do tge same to a cedar or redwood built house?
    •   Op, ran off to the Sportsman show with my son before posting the map that went with my post.    Satchmo, I didn't think you were saying that Wisconsin was doing anything better.  It's just a lot of folks hold them up as a better state for Deer when there are a lot of factors our DNR has to deal with that they don't.   Good thread. Lot's of close personal feelings being shared.