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        05-05-2014, 01:06 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    Archery is one of those hobbies you can get started without spending a ton of money or spend a lot. If your looking to hunt they have setup for that that won't break the bank. Of course as time goes by you will upgrade. Competition bows will start getting pricey and the traditional long bows or recurve scan get pretty pricey as well. It's kind of one of those you can spend as much as you want to.

    I used to bow hunt a lot back home but down here it is still do dang hot when bow season comes in I just can't get into like I used to. I do most of my hunting during muzzleloader with my flintlocks.
         
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        05-05-2014, 02:51 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    My knife throwing experience is limited to intoxicated evenings with my roommates xD

    Silliness aside... Archery is pretty fun. I used to be rather good at it.
         
        05-06-2014, 02:55 AM
      #13
    Weanling
    Funny thing, when I took my first deer that I shot with a bow, I shot with a used Bear Whitetail Hunter that I paid 50 bucks for in 1985. I took a turkey 3 weeks ago with a Matthews Z7, that between it and all the crap I have hanging on it, I probably have up at least a grand invested. You know what? The thrill is the same. The stalk, the calling, the moving so slowly it takes a full minute to draw the bow, all the while your heart is thundering in your ears so loud you are afraid that big buck or tom can hear it, as you wait for the perfect shot, your mouth is dry, you are holding your breath. That thrill, you can't put a price on it.
    So in the begining don't worry about cost, shoot what you can afford.
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        05-18-2014, 10:10 AM
      #14
    Foal
    Archery here.

    I shoot a compound bow, a Mathews HeliM. Started out with a Diamond Razor Edge. Shot a boar and a doe with the Diamond.

    It is a LOT of fun and really easy to get into. Get a cheap bow to begin with and some arrows and a target. Start shooting at 10 yards to get comfortable and make SURE there is nothing behind or to the side of the target that will be hit if you miss!

    If you like it, move on up to a better bow :)

    ETA Some traditional bows don't have sights, so you have to learn to shoot instinctually. Much harder to learn for me, my traditional bow sits by itself and doesn't get used much!
         
        05-18-2014, 06:12 PM
      #15
    Showing
    6gun, I too used to make traditional wood arrows. It wasn't in me to kill an animal but I did make some nice target and hunting arrows. This lasted perhaps a year. I had a neat paring knife that was great for knife throwing. When walking in the woods I could hardly walk past a tree without throwing the knife. There were plenty of times the knife didn't stick but I eventually got it to stick every time. A really cheapie is slingshot. That was another phase of mine. With a lot of practice I got good at that and someone stole it. I never replaced it. Even cheaper is using the lunge whip to pluck flowers off their stems. Another thing I practised to death until I could pick the petals off. Not one of those things could I put on a resume. Lol
         
        05-28-2014, 01:46 PM
      #16
    Foal
    I love recurve archery
         
        06-01-2014, 12:43 AM
      #17
    Foal
    I too enjoy archery. There are a number of good bows out there that are priced in the 4 to 500 dollar range brand new. It's important to get a bow that is the right draw length for you. A local archery shop can ensure you have a bow that fits.
         
        06-03-2014, 01:16 PM
      #18
    Yearling
    I do archery and knife throwing! Not well But for fun! I am working towards doing mounted shooting on my horse (with archery)!
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        06-03-2014, 05:43 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    Archery is expensive depending on what you want to buy! My bow is a compound bow and it costed 600$ brand new and it didnt come with anything. You have to buy sights, quiver, stabalizer, arrows ect. Archery comes with alot of time and patience when you first get started. You have to sight your bow in and that takes for ever but its definitely worth it! And I currently want to update my sight and the one I want to get is 100$ but its a really good sight! YES ITS WORTH IT! And I started out at age 11 pulling back 35 lbs with my bow and it doesnt seem like that much but it was alot. Now at age 15 I pull 50-55 lbs with a draw length of 22 or 26.... I think! My bow can go up to 70lbs and it should last me all my life but I would like to upgrade to a bow like my dads.... His is a Mathews and costs 1k new but its a REALLY GOOD BOW!! Well that's my opinion! And I have never tried knife throwing but wouldnt mind trying it out!
         
        06-03-2014, 05:51 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by 6gun Kid    
    Funny thing, when I took my first deer that I shot with a bow, I shot with a used Bear Whitetail Hunter that I paid 50 bucks for in 1985. I took a turkey 3 weeks ago with a Matthews Z7, that between it and all the crap I have hanging on it, I probably have up at least a grand invested. You know what? The thrill is the same. The stalk, the calling, the moving so slowly it takes a full minute to draw the bow, all the while your heart is thundering in your ears so loud you are afraid that big buck or tom can hear it, as you wait for the perfect shot, your mouth is dry, you are holding your breath. That thrill, you can't put a price on it.
    So in the begining don't worry about cost, shoot what you can afford.

    I felt like I was in the moment! And I wait till they go behind a tree cause its really hard to pull your bow back slow when your hearts beating out of your chest and your hands shaking and the cold mornings your breath is quivering because your cold and your adrenaline is rushing........ Love it......
         

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