I think this year I might start some archery hunting. I'm looking for some advice on crossbows, I'll be hunting white tail with it. I don't know too much about crossbow hunting so I'll take any information you can give me.
If you can afford it, the Ten Point crossbows are top of the line. There are a lot of good crossbows out there in various price ranges. Look at Cabela's catalog
on line. I prefer carbon over aluminum arrows for durability, and a 100 or 125 grain broadhead. I personally prefer a fixed blade , 3 or 4 blade broadhead, although some of the newer mechanicals will stand up to crossbow use. I have tried both Red Dot sights and scopes (don't see iron sights too well anymore) and have settled on a scope. Cocking aids are a big help too. I use a cranking device on my Ten Point .
I'm leaning towards a croosbow for ease of use. I'm just looking to be able to go out in the evening when I feel like it (not necessarily during the week of rifle season) and sit in a stand. My thinking was that this would be easier escpecially when it starts to get colder. Please correct my if this logic is flawed.
Just about every hunter who has hunted big game animals has used a rope to drag his game. Over the years I have seen many kinds and sizes used for this purpose. One of my friends brought a deer to my house to hang in my garage for butchering, and he had a 1” hemp rope that was at least 12 feet long on it. It was large enough to tow a truck! Another time I saw a guy stuffing an entire 50-foot coil of that stiff, plastic rope into his pocket to use as a dragging rope.I have found that the ideal...