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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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    •     I guess when I made that statement I was wrongly assuming it would be much colder than that. In that case, it should be a nice October game just like a couple years ago at TCF. 
    • I went back the next day hoping the slush froze.  No such luck i guess water wont freeze at 31 below zero.  Sunday i tried moving my fishouse.  I kept breaking threw the slush. We hooked 3 widetracks together to my fishouse and still had to jerk the heck out of it to get it out. I did get a few crappies Saturday afternoon.  We picked up 26 crappies. 
    • Finally made it to morson over the weekend.  Fishing didn't go as planned it was extremely cold on Saturday. Ended up with a epic stuck Saturday morning it was 31 below zero when i found some major water . I was pulling my alumalite fishouse on the way to go crappie fishing  I had to jack fishouse out of the water and set it on blocks. I then packed the slush down with my widetrak  i even used my trail groomer to pack it down. I let it sit tell Sunday afternoon to freeze down.
    • See details and join the conversation at the link below.    
    •     Ice fishing in Wisconsin can be a challenge at times. Catching walleyes is not always an easy task either. We had some crazy weather leading up to this weekend, it was -20 degrees for a solid week and a half, followed by 2-3 days of mid 30s and pushing 40 plus some rain, then we went right back down to -20 degrees.   This made for a challenge fishing tip ups this morning. I’ve got some new hole covers for my Finicky Foolers, which do work great as I’ve used them before, but unfortunately with no snow cover I made the mistake of not setting them right away and forming slush to the cover. Lesson learned. I did get a bit lucky catching that walleye as I thought it would have dropped the minnow with the line being froze.   The first fish I caught was definitely a surprise, a species I have never caught through the ice before, although I have heard they are fairly common to catch out on this lake. Still was hoping it was a giant walleye, but fun nonetheless!   With the cold we weren’t really planning on moving much. We would mark fish every 10 minutes or so but many of them were tight lipped. We did manage a couple more fish jigging, which were some good sized crappie and perch!   Overall I did end up accomplishing the goal of catching a slot walleye out here, so can’t complain.   I will be out on Petenwell Lake more times this winter!
    • Drilled the holes first then set the sleeves down seemed to work a lot better...just have to make sure you mark your holes lol
    • A nice bite continues with anglers catching all sizes of walleyes and saugers.  Most of the action on the south shore is in 24-30' of water.  Daytime bite continues thanks to stained waters of LOW.  There has been a good morning evening bite in 15-17' as well.  Resorts and outfitters keeping ice roads in good shape. One two punch of jigging line and dead stick (hook/jig with live minnow under bobber) effective as is the use of electronics to mark fish. Jigging spoons in gold, glow, glow red and pink uv.  Small rippin raps also good. If not fishing in a resort fish house, auger extension could be necessary in spots where ice is layered.  Snowmobilers stay on marked trail, big ice chunks off of trail.   Rainy River pushing out some nice walleyes with an occasional sturgeon through the ice.  Fish houses along the snowmobile trail from Wheeler's Point to Baudette Bay.  Morning, evening bite most effective.     The NW Angle also has good ice conditions where resorts have ice roads / trails and fishing has remained great. Ice road goes to Flag and Oak Island from Young's Bay. Good walleyes in 22-28' with saugers and perch in water deeper than 26'. Combo of jigging spoons and dead sticks with a jig and minnow effective.  Resorts are guiding anglers to slab crappies on the Ontario side of lake. Preserve the resource, catch your crappies, move on to walleyes or another species as mortality rate is high for released crappies in 25' or deeper.  Snowmobile trails on and around the lake are marked and groomed.  
    • I believe I picked that one up at Red Rock Wilderness Store.  It’s located east of Ely on the Fernberg.   Good thing is he does have an on line store too. 
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