If you want the best hunting bow then buy the new 2010 Hoyt Maxxis, its about $850 undressed. Fuse quiver $75, Fuse stablizer $75, Spothog 7 deadly pins $199, Quadpro HD ultra rest dropaway $150. Otherwise goto ebay and buy a fully dressed, good used 2008/ 2009 Hoyt Alphamax fully dressed for about $650 but you need to know your draw length and what pound you want to pull, most hunters pull between 55 lbs and 70 lbs. I prefer 70 lbs because I shoot out to 80 yds. here in the west, with its open country.
Any tips on which is a good first bow, under $1000, thx all
Find an archery club and you'll find folks that will help you hands on. You can get started for far less than 1000 bucks. Especialy at the end of the year.
Be extra carful of used bows. They loose their value quicker than chewed gum and you don't know what condition the bow may be in.
A "good" club will be more than happy to help you. Archery talk is a good site,but there is far too many openions and snobs to be alot of good use for a novice.
For obvious reasons I push PSE, but there are alot of good starter(midline) bows made be almost every manufacture.
I recently completed my first skull plate mount of my buck antelope from the 2010 season. I used a kit from Van Dykes, and I thought I would pass along the tips my dad shared with me, as well as one or two I figured out on my own. I have only completed the one antelope kit, but these tips should work for kits for other species as well.
1. Leave as much depth to the skull as possible when you remove the antlers/horns from the skull of the animal. This...