• Different season......different method;)
  • I like my rifles and will take any excuse to go shoot them;)
  • I consider "primative hunting (bows, black powder, etc)" using modern technology to be really inconsistant.
  • Varmint hunting I like a bow, Bird hunting a shot gun. I have never gone for deer but I would like to try it with both.
  • completely agree with MyBrotherBilo. also its just what you prefer and what you are hunting
  • I love bowhunting, and I have a lot of reasons for feeling that way, but the most important is what I call the proximity principle. The limitations of the equipment demands that I invade this most elusive animal’s space to such a degree that nothing else in the world exists except the animal and me. It makes me shake and make mistakes. Even after all these years, I still occasionally get what hunters refer to as “buck fever,” and it doesn’t take a big buck to bring it on, either. If a doe I plan to eat approaches me in such a way that it causes me to come to full draw two or three times, by the time it is in the open and in my face, my whole body is coming unnerved. If they happen upon me in a sudden manner, even a good buck doesn’t affect me much. I just draw and shoot without giving it much thought. In those situations, I seem to do my shaking afterwards. The thing is: with bow hunting there are dozens of things that can go wrong, and some of them usually do before a deer offers an open shot at 20 yards or so. The longer they take to get within range the more these problematic possibilities come to mind, and the more time the animal has to make each one of them a reality. I’m not really sure how much “time” we’re talking about here. Bow hunting requires a lot of long hours sitting in a tree–with absolutely nothing happening. To be honest, it can get pretty boring, and when the forest is dry and sounds are loud, I’ve been known to read a book while I waited, pausing every page or so to look around. You can sit there for hours and hours that drag on like a snail with glue on its tail, and all of a sudden a deer comes into view and everything instantly jumps to 100 miles an hour. I don’t really know how long it takes to make me shake, because during those times when nothing in the world exists except the deer and me, I lose all sense of time, too, but the memories last a lifetime. Over the years I’ve been chided by macho blowhards about suffering from these occasional bouts of “buck fever.” Besides making me feel like I’m back in highschool, it makes me wonder why these guys still hunt? If there ever comes a time where at least my hand doesn’t tremble when a deer is so near, and matters of life and death are in the balance, I’ll quit. I have the utmost respect for a whitetail’s acute and superior senses and their elusive survival instincts. The bow I use may be a modern compound, but my approach to the hunt is the same as it was for those who used the most primitive versions of this weapon. My bow may be easier to use, the arrow may fly faster, and it may be much more accurate, but I still have to get exceptionally close to make it work. I remember reading many years ago about how native American Indians would kneel next to the deer they downed and offer up thanks to the departing spirit of the animal for providing them substance. These rugged men were consummate hunters who lived off the land, yet their experienced philosophy toward the whole thing was not that they were such great hunters, but that the spirit of the animal was somehow ready to sacrifice its earthly form so that they might live. I may not agree with that version of the metaphysical, but I do know that with a bow, when the moment of truth is at hand, when that elusive animal is only a few yards away--when dozens of things can go wrong, and some of them usually do–something much grander than me is in play. You might simply call it an element of luck. I don’t know. I just feel lucky to have another year, another chance at a deer and the proximity principle.
  • I think I would use a knife :)
  • I prefer my bow. It's so much harder because the slightest problem can mess you up. With your gun, it's aim and fire by simply pulling a trigger. With a bow, you have to put strength into pulling it back, then hold it back, and be sneaky about getting it back. Then you got to judge the distance. I get so nervous and shaky, that it's hard to be kept a secret. The most excitment I ever had came from a bow kill, not from the shotgun.
  • I used to go bow hunting,when I was a teenager but then I joined the ARMY,and after I did my three years in the ARMY I didn't want to hunt anymore.But just last month I got back into hunting a old friend of mine has a farm and he has a problem with ground hogs,and he asked me to kill them for him.I don't know why but I really enjoyed myself like I used to.
  • Firearm. More accurate and deadly, which means less suffering for the animal
  • Firearm.
  • home made bow and arrow. by using it you have proved and awesome amount of skill and you give the animal more chance to notice you nd get away.
  • I hunt only with guns. Bows and arrows are too inaccurate.
  • none, im not into hunting
  • im not a hunter
  • I use guns. Bows are too inaccurate for me. I want clean kills, not wounded animals.
  • gun much better chance of killing something. Not many aminals can I get close enough to kill with the compound bow.
  • I have hunted and taken game using both methods. I really liked archery until my wrists and shoulders developed arthritis. That made it nearly impossible to draw my old hunting bow. I'm old now, and hunting is just a lot of work. I leave that to the young guys now.

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