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  1. Default took the plunge

    and bought a bow. not just any bow, but a bear wild bow. i found it on sale at the local shop, $150 for the bare bear. so, now begins the long journey of outfitting the pride and joy. it may not be the best bow, but i'm new to deer hunting, and even more new to archery, and this seems like the kind of deal i need. looking forward to assembling my best value set up, and getting practicing. happy thanksgiving folks.

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    Welcome to the addiction!
    I'm an addict...archery, rifles, shotguns, handguns, muzzleloaders, hunting, fishing, fly fishing..and I don't want rehab

    CWEH...Colorado's Worst Elk Hunter 2007-2017 (but I'm still damned sexy) 10 years of consistency!!

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    i just bought a Bear Attitude, ready to replace the accessories, and prepare for at least 1 hunt next year

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    Good on ya!
    I shoot a Lights out I bought new in 2008. It gets the job done for a fifth the price. Learn to execute a proper shot and you'll be golden.

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    I started with a Bear Whitetail and killed deer with it. Get it fitted to you and do your part. You will never shoot better than the cheapest bow out there. You are the variable.
    What doesn't kill you, hunts like hell.

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    congrats on your purchase! you will find yourself falling deeper in to this new addiction!

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    I loved my Bear Strike till I got my Mathews Halon 32. Welcome to the club, you're gonna like it. Woods are less crowded, weather's nicer and you get closer to the animals.
    "There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, and its charm." ~TR

    "He was a mighty hunter before the Lord." ~Genesis 10:9

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    i appreciate the support, its going to be outfitted shortly after the new year. i spend a lot of time on the road, so hopefully i can throw a target into the truck and shoot whenever possible.

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    DONT SPEND MONEY ON A FIELD TIP TARGET.

    get a box that's about 18 inches cubed, fill it with wadded up pallet wrap (that heavy duty cling wrap) that you can salvage from behind most stores that receive goods on pallets, and shoot it. Works awesome and is lighter than any target you'll buy. I keep replacing boxes (you can use feed bags like for bird seed, dog or horse chow, etc), but the stuffing never needs replacing. had I known this 8 years ago I'd have saved hundreds.

    I've not come up with a good DIY solution for a broadhead target though.

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    any suggestions on good bow cases?

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    The best thing for a new archer is to go to a shop and get them to set you completely up. Fit is critical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwcatripper View Post
    any suggestions on good bow cases?
    I have had pretty good luck with this case. I have flown with it, and it did well.

    http://www.planomolding.com/hunting/...bow-case-black

    Where are you roughly in MN? I could make some recommendations on a good shop, if you haven't found one yet.
    “The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.” - Jack London

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    please, please give me a recombination. willing to travel for a good bow shop. currently, i'm on the road a ton, but home is minneapolis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwcatripper View Post
    please, please give me a recombination. willing to travel for a good bow shop. currently, i'm on the road a ton, but home is minneapolis.
    A-1 Archery in Hudson has been my go to shop and for a long time wouldn't go anywhere else. Recently, I have tried Archery Country in Rogers, and they have been great too. I have talked with others, and these two stand out to me.
    “The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.” - Jack London

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    awesome, i will be going to A-1 soon for the outfitting. random question, but i was looking at cabelas today; does anyone still use aluminum arrows?

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