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I got some breast meat off the turkey, but not much.

I certainly couldn't hunt every location with one rifle, it would be impossible. There are a bunch of spots I'd like to get at with a bow.

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How would it be "impossible" to hunt all those "locations" with one rifle?Couldnt you use detatchable scope mounts for those occasions you insist you need open sights for?I can understand the need for different loads for different species but not the actual need for a different gun,maybe you need to work on your shooting and get more comfortable with one gun so you dont have to own a different rifle for every state and species on the continent.

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Ummm, no I don't need to work on my shooting. You don't understand what I am talking about when I say the cedars are THICK.

Nobody even said anything about needing a different gun for every animal on the continent. I see you're back to your old tricks again, same crap, different day.

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If "my old tricks" means having a different opinion than you then i guess your right,exsplain to me why you couldnt hunt thick cedars with a rifle that has detatchable scope mounts allowing you to use the open sights,then exsplain to me why you couldnt hunt different terrains with a 7mag,then maybe we can have a discussion rather than slinging insults wich seems to be "your old tricks".

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Because you can't maneuver the (rifle) in the damn cedar thickets! It doesn't matter whether you have detachable scope mounts, the rifle is just too long and too cumbersome. I guess by the same token you figure people should do all their fishing with the same rod/reel combo. Yeah, let's use a medium-action outfit with 12lb test line to fish for everything from panfish up to the stripers, muskies and the big catfish! The POINT to this is a 24-26 inch barreled, 8 or 8-1/2 lb rifle is not going to work in every situation. You can't maneuver a weapon like that effectively in the thickets we have here. A 30-30 or similar gun is WAY better suited to that type of hunting.

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Bows good. More often than not we go after Blacktail with bow rather than modern rifle.
I prefer it but, modern rifle still has it's challenges.
The only reason I work is because the fishings bad that day.
I guess 13 fishing rigs is enough. Got all the bases covered from pan fish to 250 lb Halibut, stream, river, lake and salt water. It would be a bit silly using a 2lb test steam trout rig on those halibut. But I'm sure there's someone that would try. If it was his favorite rig. It might be the only one he uses.

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I have everything from ultra-light action bluegill and crappie rod/reel combo's all the way through bass tackle, on up to stuff for large freshwater fish, and then some saltwater tackle. Those big South Beach tarpon were rough on Shimano Bait-Runner 3500's. Would have liked to have caught more bull sharks while I was living down there. Those are some serious brutes.

I'd love to be one of those guys that takes the big elk with a bow. That has got to be a crowning achievment in big game hunting.

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You trying to tell me an extra 2-4" of barrel would prevent you from hunting this terrain?maybe some of us are more manuverable than others.if you start bowhunting you had better get a crossbow cuz you will never be able to penetrate the thick cedars with a compound in your hand its probably 2" longer than your 30-30 and way wider!....LOL

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The guy I hunt with wants to do Elk with bow.
We might try it in a couple more seasons. These Roosevelt are usually still on the low lands come bow and they haven't been messed with. As it is now the black powder hunters have the rut. Saw some big ones come out of the woods just a couple miles from the shop, last year.

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It will over my back. I'd stand-hunt with a bow. I'm pretty maneuverable, despite being almost 6 feet tall and weighing 200 lbs. Not only would you have to carry that big long 7 Mag in that crap, but you'd also have to shoulder it and fire very fast, because most likely you have about 2-3 seconds to aim and shoot. We're talking close-quarters shit here. My 30-06 with the iron sights shoulders quickly, but quite as fast as I'd like. Just tests that I've done with a Marlin 30-30 that belongs to a friend have me convinced that such a rifle is the ticket.

It's probably only a matter of time before someone does decide to give those Roosevelts a try with a bow. So far I've taken a rabbit and a couple skunks with my friend's compound bow. Might borrow it while he's in Canada so I can do early-season antlerless archery this year. Turkey bowhunting season (fall portion) coincides, so if a flock comes within range, I'll get one.