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Archery for predators?

anyone do any type of predator hunting with a bow and arrow?

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Location: Pennsylvania
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Archery for predators?

Doesn't sound very fur friendly.

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Archery for predators?

well a bullet ripping through the other side dont sound that good either

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Location: Winnipeg,MB
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Archery for predators?

ya but how close are you gonna be able to get 2 a coyote or a wolf??

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Archery for predators?

i can hit an 8 inch group at 90- yards.... if one was not moving i would try a shot... any closer and it would be a deff.

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Location: Winnipeg,MB
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Archery for predators?

90 yards is a little close for wolf, and coyote. but mainly wolf.

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Archery for predators?

not if your over bait and no wolf in maine

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Oh, you can biat there. ok i never knew.

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Location: Idaho
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Archery for predators?

I've hunted coyotes with my bow and only got one. If you use very small broadheads there is very little fur damage. Getting them in close enough is not the problem, its drawing without them seeing and string jump. I've shot at a few that were broadside between 20 and 50 yards and all of them jumped clear of the arrow at the sound of the shot. They are very fast. Its really fun, give it a try. set your rifle beside you for backup.
Hank

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Archery for predators?

I've never set out hunt a predator with a bow, I have had several close encounters with bobcats and coyotes while deer hunting. In a couple instances I've been able to draw on both.

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Archery for predators?

Same here. Have drawn on Coyote several times at 20 to 50 yards while out on foot for deer. They've been just too quick for me, plus I've missed once and hit under one. Sure made him jump........ Laugh
I've also had a couple pass under me while in a tree stand, but let them pass.

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