2020 Cold Bow Challenge Question/Comment Thread

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Hmmmm..... Hadn't planned on it, but maybe. Be nice to see if it is consistent.

Leave to hunt in 6 days.

my last 3 day mini challenge at 70 with broadheads. Last on was the day before 1st rifle season in NM after I was done scouting. Was too busy trying to get my brother a goat to get but 2 quality stalks in. Got within 150 before they busted. I had a ton of confidence if i could get within 60 I had a chance. Just couldnt get close enough. It was good practice getting my butt whipped though.

Funny story while I was at our place in NM there was a mule deer in our barn eating alfalfa by where that target was on the 3rd day. Nice little young 3x3 He trotted out of the barn looked at me for a minute and then jumped the fence. Shot the target at 70 from where I was standing looking at him later that afternoon. Made me feel warm and fuzzy.

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day 2 before the drive
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day 3 afternoon before season opened. I guess i should have looked at all the deer poop when I put the target there.
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Last shot Friday morning. Here is a single arrow at 40 off my knees in gusty winds this morning. This is the shot I would have taken at sundown last night if I hadn't made a rookie mistake. Dang nice 4X4, too. Had a few of those this weekend. :) Back home now. Try again in a few weeks.

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Ya, we have spent a bunch of time searching with a metal detector for lost arrows. Find most of them. 😀
I find some with metal detector. if I'm in grass and have an idea what area they dug into i walk around barefoot and can usually find them. this has helped in an area where there was metal pieces scattered from construction or litter making the detection hard to do
 
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Last shot Friday morning. Here is a single arrow at 40 off my knees in gusty winds this morning. This is the shot I would have taken at sundown last night if I hadn't made a rookie mistake. Dang nice 4X4, too. Had a few of those this weekend. :) Back home now. Try again in a few weeks.

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Fatcamp, looks like you used the challenge to the max. Thanks for taking us along. Inspires all of us to keep improving
 

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New stick. Elite E32 with new First Strings. Axis 5mm and Hamskea rest. Strange time to change things up, but I feel like I can deal with it.

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Taking a short break. Hunted last Wednesday afternoon and Thursday until midday. 23 yards from 3 bucks at sundown on Wednesday. There is such a thing as too close. 93 yards from a bedded group on Thursday around noon. Both great stalks that if things had gone just a little different I would have packed heavy.

Have an antelope rifle tag to fill and once that is done I will get back to archery. Keep getting closer and closer. Confidence is high.
 
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New stick. Elite E32 with new First Strings. Axis 5mm and Hamskea rest. Strange time to change things up, but I feel like I can deal with it.

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Taking a short break. Hunted last Wednesday afternoon and Thursday until midday. 23 yards from 3 bucks at sundown on Wednesday. There is such a thing as too close. 93 yards from a bedded group on Thursday around noon. Both great stalks that if things had gone just a little different I would have packed heavy.

Have an antelope rifle tag to fill and once that is done I will get back to archery. Keep getting closer and closer. Confidence is high.

Let us know if new bow changes your MER


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I was able to get my first traditional kill today using the arrows I won in the CBC. Thank you Robby, Rokslide, and Black Ovis.
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I was able to get my first traditional kill today using the arrows I won in the CBC. Thank you Robby, Rokslide, and Black Ovis.
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All right!!!!! @ktowncamo check out your arrows in action.

cg! Way to go, you're fully trad now. Thanks for letting us know
 

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I just got my new arrows fully prepped and ready. I was planning on sighting in and then running a 5 day challenge just for myself. Friday had emergency appendectomy. Dr said 3 weeks before I can start shooting again but now I am jonesing more than before to go shoot haha. Archery is a very sick addiction.
 
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I just got my new arrows fully prepped and ready. I was planning on sighting in and then running a 5 day challenge just for myself. Friday had emergency appendectomy. Dr said 3 weeks before I can start shooting again but now I am jonesing more than before to go shoot haha. Archery is a very sick addiction.

dang on the surgery but at least it’s not huntin season

watch for 2021 CBC to be announced soon


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I’ve lined up a coaching session with an archery coach. Hopefully this CBC 2021 and the seasons to follow will no better for me
Still a lot of snow here but melting fast.
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