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Bow Up for Spring

I'm off in Oklahoma right now trying to do a little bit of what I write about, so I thought it would be good to share this video tip from Moose at Lancaster Archery Supply in Pennsylvania on getting your bow ready before turkey, deer or any season for that matter.

Following the video tip are also some bow hunting tips from Hunter's Specialties Rick White and Phillip Vanderpool, two guys who have spent their fair share of time behind a bow chasing longbeards.

Click below for more bowhunting tips from Rick White and Phillip Vanderpool.

WhiteBow Hunting Turkeys With Rick White And Phillip Vanderpool Of Hunter’s Specialties

Bow hunting for turkeys has become more popular, with hunters looking for more challenging and exciting ways to take a gobbler.  Rick White and Phillip Vanderpool of the Hunter’s Specialties Pro Staff recently offered the following tips for getting started.

Rick:  “It takes more movement to draw your bow, so you have to be well hidden.  A turkey has great eyesight.”

Phillip:  “I like to hunt from a blind, like Hunter’s Specialties 10-10 Hideout Pop-Up model.  If I don’t have a blind, I try to build one to break up my silhouette, or stay in the shadows.”

Rick:  “If you are hunting from a blind, keep the windows closed behind you or to the side so the light can’t shine in and turkeys can see you.”

VanderpoolPhillip:  “Use a decoy to increase your odds.  I like the Hazel Creek decoys because they are actual mounted hens and jakes.  The gobblers can really tell the difference.”

Rick:  “Place your jake decoy facing the blind.  The gobbler will usually come in to face the jake, so his back is to you when you draw.  I put my decoys closer to the blind than I would if I were shotgun hunting, usually five steps.”

Phillip:  “I like to shoot expandable broadheads with 1 ½” cutting diameter or bigger.  I always back the poundage down on my bow so I can hold at full draw longer if I have to.  A turkey has a small vital area and you may have to wait for a good shot angle.  I try to aim just above where the thigh joins the body cavity.”

Rick:  “I agree that arrow placement is very important.  The shot just above the leg is a good one, as well as a shot with the bird facing directly away from you.  If the bird is in full strut, aim just above the base of the tail.  I shoot most of my turkeys at 10 yards or less, so it is easier to make a good shot.  Give the bird a few minutes to expire before you go to him.  If you happen to break a wing, it is best to go after him right away.  Be sure and use caution when picking up your bird because it may still have a broadhead in it.”

Phillip:  “Bow hunting turkeys is very rewarding when you have a successful hunt.  I hope everyone gets to give it a try this spring.”

Comments

Bigbenr

Wow what a neato looking bird. I'd like teh hunt turkey's as soon as i get practice with bowe.Kind of new at this hunting thing.

Bigbenr

As a queer, I love my firearms. I think firearms are necessary for the protection of all our rights including my right to love a man who might love me. We ought to open up weapons stores in queer neighborhoods and teach 'em to shoot and be responsible for their weapons. Bloomberg, who cares. Arm everybody in Greenwich village. Sure, there will be one or two problems from time to time...but if somebody thought queers might shoot bashers to protect themselves, it would be a more peaceful world. A polite community is an armed community.
Republicans, Democrats...who cares. They'll sell out anybody including gun owners when it suits them. But if everybody owned guns...what are they gonna do? I like that small town that requires a homeowner to own a gun. A homo-owner ought to own one, too. And we all know that New York has alot of our kind. Make 'em pink, blue, green, mauve and a light shade of olive. Guns for everybody, guns for progress, guns for peace, and guns for freedom. Tell your local weapons dealer that Big Fag sent ya.

Bigbenr

I just want to say having gone to a gun show in Texas a few years ago, I found myself in a room full of the most disgusting people in my experience. It was the closest I had come face to face with the Klan, the Aryan Nations, and most ubiquitous of all, unreconstructed Neo-Confederates. There were so many nitwits in their camo outfits, bandoleers, shaved heads, creepy tattoos and lack of front teeth that it was obvious to me they should have gun shows with dental conventions in the same building at the same time.


The friend who dragged me there was after a Streetsweeper. So off we went through the crowd, many of whom carried assault weapons over their shoulders and handguns in hand with price tags dangling from them, selling to anyone with cash no questions asked. The crowd at the Streetsweeper booth was large, after all, what could be more gunfun than a semi automatic shotgun that fires a dozen 12 gauge shells through a big rolling drum as fast as you can pull the trigger? Big-Big-gun-gun fun-fun!


My pal, a wannabe bounty hunter who looked the part, had no trouble finding full automatic switch kits, and even someone selling silencers. There was also more hate Clinton, Schumer, Brady and Liberals bumper stickers than at a GOP convention. More than anything, these shows are meeting places for the most violent contingent of the extreme Right-wing and gang culture in this country.


To be fair, I must say that most of the big busy booths were run by sporting goods manufacturers and their local distributors. They make enough money day to day selling their guns and ammo that they could easily stop pandering to these Right-wing extremists and pull out of gun shows all together.

Buddy Hinton

Sturmgewehr.com Could Hitler dance? Could he! Of course the Furher could dance! He was an incredibley gifted dancer, and to see him swoop and glide around the grand ballrooms of Europe was like living a dream!

The music would begin, and our Furher would step, glide, and whirl, then make a little leap, and click his heels so crisply! Gravity could not constrain him! He moved like an enchanted zephyr, seeming to float above the polished floor! Women swooned at the sight, and the men could but try to conceal their chagrinned envy! Such was the perfection of his expression that the music seemed to flow from him, and not from the orchestra! Such grace! Such perfection of expression and such precision of terpsichoric synchronicity! Hubert, Bertie and I were simply spellbound every time our Furher took to the floor, as indeed was all of Europe!

Of course, Hitler had a phalanx of other talents besides his superhuman ability at dance, but as the darkening war clouds gathered, stern duty called him away from artistic pursuits and he began to devote his attention exclusively to the darker arts of war, arts at which he also excelled.

It is so sad that the tumult of the times never allowed our Furher to devote his tremendous talent and insight to the art of figure skating. I am near to tears each time I think of what might have been had not the vexing Jewish question, compounded by England's belligerence, demanded so much of our selflessly devoted Furher's time and attention!

But Churchill would not cease his bellicose ravings, and of course, the Jews and the homosexuals were simply bleeding the Fatherland white, so Hitler, being uniquely qualified among all the German Folk, was driven by none other than Destiny herself to take command of the world and to implement the mighty task of setting everything right again. So the Fatherland lost a great artist, but gained a great Furher! SEIG HEIL! SEIG HEIL!

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Date Posted: 22:37:30 01/06/08 Sun
Author: Heterosexual Texas family
Subject: Buddy Hinton Sturmgewehr wrote

Tre H


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|Report Abuse |#22 Friday Dec 21
maybe scuba gear too LOL.. Do you think he snorkels or does he naturally breathe swamp gas?
Buddy Hinton Sturmgewehr
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|Report Abuse |#23 Sunday Dec 23
How do I come out of the closet after being married X amount of years and Gun store Owner / operator? Could ruin my business and my life.
YoMaMa
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|Report Abuse |#24 Sunday Dec 23
Buddy Hinton Sturmgewehr wrote:
How do I come out of the closet after being married X amount of years and Gun store Owner / operator? Could ruin my business and my life.
If you are gay, married (to the opposite sex) X amount of years, and a successful businessman, your life is already ruined for those years.

Full repair of your ruined life is to "come out of the closet" and reclaim your true self.

Only by first being honest with yourself, can you be truly honest with the people around you.
Buddy Hinton Sturmgewehr
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|Report Abuse |#25 Wednesday Jan 2
I am interested in embracing what is unique about being gay.The more I can recognize how I was made to feel ashamed for being gay . I believe staying in the closet and creating a false identity is not the answer. I grew up in a heterosexual Texas family in which I was reared as if were heterosexual and was constantly brain washed that heterosexuality was the only reality. Any expression of my Gay Self would result in receiving violent treatments from my father a texas ranger. This violent homophobic society was too scary for me to express my genuine Gay Self. I need help i just don't no what to do.
OneBallBoi

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|Report Abuse |#26 Wednesday Jan 2
Some of us will always be in the closet to some loved ones. We have to be.
LindaS


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|Report Abuse |#27 Wednesday Jan 2
Buddy Hinton Sturmgewehr wrote:
I am interested in embracing what is unique about being gay.The more I can recognize how I was made to feel ashamed for being gay . I believe staying in the closet and creating a false identity is not the answer. I grew up in a heterosexual Texas family in which I was reared as if were heterosexual and was constantly brain washed that heterosexuality was the only reality. Any expression of my Gay Self would result in receiving violent treatments from my father a texas ranger. This violent homophobic society was too scary for me to express my genuine Gay Self. I need help i just don't no what to do.
Does your wife have any idea about your feelings? How do you think she would take that news? That would be the first place to start, but slowly and carefully.
Tre H


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|Report Abuse |#28 Thursday Jan 3
Buddy Hinton Sturmgewehr wrote:
I am interested in embracing what is unique about being gay.The more I can recognize how I was made to feel ashamed for being gay . I believe staying in the closet and creating a false identity is not the answer. I grew up in a heterosexual Texas family in which I was reared as if were heterosexual and was constantly brain washed that heterosexuality was the only reality. Any expression of my Gay Self would result in receiving violent treatments from my father a texas ranger. This violent homophobic society was too scary for me to express my genuine Gay Self. I need help i just don't no what to do.
Can't say I know what to do in your situation, but if you're not happy and in love with your wife, you are not doing either of you any favors by staying married.

"The truth shall set you free" may be a cliche, but it's true. You may have to re-evaluate your entire life, but it's more important to focus on being true to yourself and your future than to get stuck in the past and worry about everyone else's expectations of you.

You may lose some people in the process, but you will gain new friends and loved ones who accept the real you, not who they want you to be. It may be difficult to take the first step, but once you do, it will eventually become very liberating.
Buddy Hinton Sturmgewehr
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|Report Abuse |#29 14 hrs ago
LindaS wrote:

Does your wife have any idea about your feelings? How do you think she would take that news? That would be the first place to start, but slowly and carefully.
My wife is 47 years old. How do you think she take this? Lately, I have been distant: hands-off when she wants me to be hands-on, too busy or too tired when she wants to talk. She has suspicious blood, my wife. My wife and I have been married for over 27 years, and it's been absolutely idyllic , except for my problem. I know that homosexuality is wrong. My question is that what does one do if they have overwhelming urges and thoughts towards it? I have feelings of hate sometimes, but I do not act them out. I want to satisfy my sexual urges.I really have no idea even where I want to go from here, and when I say I ought to come to terms with my homosexuality, I'm not even sure myself.
LindaS


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|Report Abuse |#30 6 hrs ago
Buddy Hinton Sturmgewehr wrote:
My wife is 47 years old. How do you think she take this? Lately, I have been distant: hands-off when she wants me to be hands-on, too busy or too tired when she wants to talk. She has suspicious blood, my wife. My wife and I have been married for over 27 years, and it's been absolutely idyllic , except for my problem. I know that homosexuality is wrong. My question is that what does one do if they have overwhelming urges and thoughts towards it? I have feelings of hate sometimes, but I do not act them out. I want to satisfy my sexual urges.I really have no idea even where I want to go from here, and when I say I ought to come to terms with my homosexuality, I'm not even sure myself.
I was about in your position when I came out. I have also talked with others in in similar situations as well. I do not know how she would react, because I have learned that it is very hard to predict such things, even if you know the person well.

It sounds like she is suspicious that something is wrong because your marriage is not as happy as it once was. This would be the time to slowly and carefully start discussions with her about your marriage. If your marriage was once idyllic, you must have had good communication between you. Should I take from what you have said that you have not acted on your desires as yet? It would be much more kind of you do be honest with her without acting on your feelings.
Do not automatically assume that she will leave you if she knows your feelings. And do not just drop it on her like a bomb, it may take her a while to hear you.

How is it that you "know'' homosexuality is wrong?
Buddy Hinton Sturmgewehr
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|Report Abuse |#31 21 min ago
""""'' homosexuality is wrong?""" And you know the funny thing about that is? I started to write that because a friend of mine . We talked during a bible study and how he knew homosexuality is wrong by reading the gospels and that homosexuality is an abomination. He implies that "true" Christians know homosexuality is wrong. I didn't know what to say!!!! Im very confused I guess. Thats why i was looking for support . Society has historically confused homosexuality with sickness or sin and somep lace i bought into that. Sorry.
Buddy Hinton Sturmgewehr
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|Report Abuse |#32 3 min ago
"""Should I take from what you have said that you have not acted on your desires as yet? """" Even at an early age 15 I knew I was gay. When I was a boy friends made odd remarks playing around with others ; "he's gay"; "he's a faggot'; "he's a pervert"; "Don't go near him, he's queer" sort of thing which did hurt as inside I knew I was gay myself. Basically, I heard the usual prejudices and stereotypes. This made me feel sad at first, then angry. This whole situation has sent me into a deep depression and makes me feel worthless. Im hoping for me, coming out makes me feel alive. I'm tired. I'm sorry,this is kinda a rant. Thanks for your help linda.

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: Theres about a dozen Mods at Subguns.
and a few of those mods are as bad as any spammer

or need I remind you of the VegSource debacle, the attack on the pet Prarie dog website among many many others attacked by Toms trolls. No I do not mean to imply that Bowers sanctions this kind of crap but his attitude is a great deal like the parent that refuses to accept that his dirt bag son is indeed a dirt bag, boys will be boys you know.
As far as Toms site being hit, sure it is however its NO WHERE EVEN CLOSE to how Buddy is hammered. What I find real interesting is how these spammers here only pollute Buddys sales forums while the little spam action Bowers sees is predominantly localized to his Sword Board. People attack the Sword board because thats where Toms troublemakers have called home for years since he used it to replace the old GDB, note no one spams the NFA discussion forum ect. Here its reversed as Buddys discussion forums are not suffering spam, its his sales venues, almost as if the spammers are trying to shut Strum down. If you take that tact then its probably someone who Buddy wont allow to use his sales forums or maybe, just maybe its a party unnamed who regards Stums free sales forums as kicking him in the bottom line on his pay to advertise site. Its certainly something to consider as there is but only one gun related internet website that has a long reputation for board wars and cross interest calls to troll and that has never been Strum
Buddys done a great job on keeping his a clean streamlined gunrelated website. If he is known for his rules, at least hes rather even handed with their application.
Sorry if I am a bit cynical about Toms moderators however I have been around quite awhile and wittnessed the evolution of their ##### gamesmenship. Understand I do not lump all of Toms crew in with this conduct but he does have a few that have done some seriously questionable things to the intellectual property of others ##### to say the least
this is no flame directed at anyone, just the reality of the situation


Buddy Hinton  Sturmgewehr

Chris and I were headed out shooting when we took a detour to see the old radio station he had operated out of for several years, near Waynesboro. As we’re driving through cotton fields and past plantation houses, suddenly, at the corner of two roads in the middle of nowhere, we come across a slave village, converted, in modern times, into section 8 housing for Negroes.

There were about a dozen of what can only be described as huts — long low buildings of the kind slaves themselves may have been herded into one hundred and fifty years ago, now duplexed and fixed up with the trappings of modern construction — arranged in a circle around a small clearing surrounded on two sides by thick swamp-forest and on two sides by thin paved roads. The paved roads ended at the entrance to this African village, and dirt roads and driveways were the means of communication between their huts.

Strewn across this village was discarded junk — pieces of cars, cheap broken chairs, children’s toys, forty ounce bottles, undumped garbage and all sorts of filth. Coal black undiluted Negroes of a type more rare up North and in the city’s of America lay around, arguing, sleeping, nittering and nattering and playing into a stereotype of the slave village a la DW Griffith.

As we approached, three young Negro youths wearing Walmart jeans, white T-shirts, fake gold chains and rags around their head turned from the corner of the building where they were slouching and began to hurl insults at us. Half way through their sentence, they noticed the assault rifles we were carrying and stopped, slack jawed, staring at the white men who had dared enter their turf.

I felt for a moment that we were in Africa, traveling the swamps, come upon a Negro habitation as temporary and temporal as the animal Negro people themselves. I understood the photos I’d seen of soldiers and armed bands set up in technical jeeps driving around impoverished encampments in the wars of West and Southern … and Northern and Eastern, for that matter … Africa. I felt like we could machine gun the whole village, with no one to notice but the swamps and the forests …

It was an experience, a bit like a Safari Park. We passed the slave huts quickly and moved on to our location. But the primitiveness of the Negro, left to his own devices in the midst of a wilderness, and the contrast between the chaotic disorder of the Negro habitation and the peaceful rhythm of the natural world, struck me. The Negro was not a creature in tune with his environment; rather, he is a creature out of tune with everything, from his natural surroundings to the social and cultural world around him. Not a white pioneer of the type who would turn the wilderness into a city, he is the kind of lazy predator who just lounges in his environment, too stupid not to abuse it, too weak and powerless for his abuse to really matter, waiting to be eaten by the coyotes the EPA recently released into his hills, or waiting to be brought back into slavery by a white man ready to once again find something useful with which to occupy his time.