Joined: 15 Dec 2006
Location: S.E. Wisconsin
As for bow weights, Wendy, in the picture uses about a 40# pull bow at her draw length. Most guys are using their hunting bows and they range from the 40's to low 60's in poundage. Actually, a pheasant is much harder to bring down than you would think, the feathers and feather quills can be hard to penetrate.
The distance a flu-flu arrow will travel is based on how much fletching is on the arrow. Some archers like a LOT of feather and those arrows won't go much farther than 50 yards and they slow down QUICKLY. My arrows have a moderate amount of feathers and will travel about 75 yards.
I have a buddy that killed a deer in Michigan with an atlatl several years ago. For me, it's been hard enough with a stick bow@@#@@
Joined: 28 Mar 2009
Location: kansas city
I've been shooting longbows for quite a while but have never had the chance to try that. Just haven't been any place that had the birds. I did try a shot on a turkey that launched about ten feet in front of me once. He was about 25 yards out when I shoot and I just barely missed. Crazy thing was I had no real plan to take the shot. Bird jumped out of the tall weeds and next thing I knew the arrow was going about 2 inches over its back. Never even bothered to look for that arrow.
As for how far the arrows go, that's been covered already. I will day though that arrow weight makes a fair difference also. We used to shoot aerial targets every year at the UBM summer rendezvous. I had a couple years where I was shooting heavy maple shafts out of about a 65 pound bow. Them things always went nearly twice as far as everyone else's. They were running about 800 to 830 grains compared to a typical cedar at 500 to 550 grains.
Sounds like this is an annual hunt. How would a fella go about signing up for next year and where is it usually at?
Don't know about the atlatl, but my brother's best friend spent years hunting everything with a spear. The Alaskan brown bear was one of the toughest, allegedly because they were too fast. I am a pretty calm guy in the face of danger, but I don't know how well my underwear would hold together when a giant bear popped up and I was only holding a sharp stick.
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