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Pheasants with a Compound
Lady Bowhunter and I booked a pheasant hunt for early December. We're planning on starting with our compounds to see if we're up to it.
My questions for those of y'all who've done it are:
Do you use flu flu arrows spined to match the bow?
Will our broadheads suffice, or should we use a small game head?
I run a pheasant hunt for charity every year in March, and it is bow only,,,, lots of fun and I use about 60 roosters that are left, and limit it to about 40 shooters, since I have over 110 acers for use,,,,, blaze orange is mandatory, never had an accident.......
Those who shoot compounds love this, and went out and set up bows just for this,,,,They are older style compounds that are long, and that they can shoot fingers with,,,, they keep the poundage low, and all use flipper rests and plungers to tune their bows,,,,,
All shoot flu flus and both aluminum and carbon..... Wis has lots and lots of sportsmen rummage sales, so they scour those for aluminum arrows, of which there are a lot
Most have watched the video Lethal Flight by tim wells, and they get pumped, and they are very good,,,,,,,
I do not want broadheads, due to some dogs are being used,,,, most guys make up a head, with a spike or nail head on it,,,,, judo points or the right size, pistol case, used than as a blunt..... anyway they knock em down....
The best I have seen is the small game head made by G5 wn
sight, release etc,,, well it does work, when you have a steady dog, but its too slow of a system, for this style of shooting....
Thanks guys, we'll use the G5 SMG... They've been great on other small game. Thank you again
I use my regular wood shafts with two feathers wrapped in a spiral instead of big flu flu's. About any broadhead will work fine. I never could use a compound for aerial shooting, as the changing gears, trying to aim, peep sights etc just doesn't work for me. Far better is a recurve or longbow, focus on a spot on the bird, pull back and release in one fluid motion. You might want to consider a hardened plastic type broadhead if hunting over dogs.
do better with a recurve or longbow, quicker and more agile and one heck alot of more fun.
Understand that the recurve and long bow would be more fun, but I'll stick with what I'm most comfortable with.
Please keep the advice and ideas coming.
although I am a long bow guy, , best shooters were shooting instinctive, fingers and compounds,,,,, U tube up Tim Wells and Lethal Flight, you will not be sorry
Oh yeah, it’s completely possible. Loot at the birds lined up along the top of the trailblazer. Planning on doing some pheasant hunting when I’m out in SD later this year, and the longbow and flu flus will be with me. Sure do miss that dog. Not quite sure I could ever replace him.