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Would you take this shot?

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Lowcountry 10-Oct-17
Stan 10-Oct-17
Lowcountry 10-Oct-17
longbowdave 10-Oct-17
9/10 Broke 10-Oct-17
GF 10-Oct-17
bearfootin 10-Oct-17
2 bears 10-Oct-17
Steve turay 10-Oct-17
hawkeye in PA 10-Oct-17
dean 10-Oct-17
Lowcountry 10-Oct-17
crowfoot 10-Oct-17
nrthernrebel05 10-Oct-17
Draven 10-Oct-17
Draven 10-Oct-17
sheepdogreno 10-Oct-17
Inmyelement 10-Oct-17
Lowcountry 10-Oct-17
The Whittler 10-Oct-17
Knifeguy 10-Oct-17
George D. Stout 10-Oct-17
BATMAN 10-Oct-17
Lowcountry 10-Oct-17
kginrick 10-Oct-17
Lowcountry 10-Oct-17
4nolz@work 10-Oct-17
kginrick 10-Oct-17
Lowcountry 10-Oct-17
David McLendon 10-Oct-17
GF 10-Oct-17
bustedarrow 11-Oct-17
Dry Bones 11-Oct-17
K Cummings 11-Oct-17
Ollie 11-Oct-17
Will tell 11-Oct-17
jk 11-Oct-17
GF 11-Oct-17
TrapperKayak 11-Oct-17
nowheels 11-Oct-17
K Cummings 11-Oct-17
TrapperKayak 11-Oct-17
Jim Keller 11-Oct-17
BATMAN 11-Oct-17
RymanCat 11-Oct-17
unhinged 13-Oct-17
TrapperKayak 13-Oct-17
9/10 Broke 13-Oct-17
GF 13-Oct-17
unhinged 13-Oct-17
Lowcountry 13-Oct-17
From: Lowcountry
Date: 10-Oct-17

Lowcountry's embedded Photo



Not quite 20 yards to the Block target from a slightly elevated deck.

From: Stan
Date: 10-Oct-17




I would sneak up to the bush, then do one of those Steven Seagal front diving rolls to the bench, and snap shoot em.. But hey, that's just me..

From: Lowcountry
Date: 10-Oct-17




Target is relaxed, by the way...

From: longbowdave Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 10-Oct-17




I might hit the boat, but that's a chance I'm willing to take

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Oct-17




Without a second thought. It's not my boat. Hehe

From: GF
Date: 10-Oct-17




So the block is to the left of those twin, white-barked trees?

I don’t think so! Looks like a chain-link fence with a neighbor’s garage or shed on the other side, but no solid backstop.

Also, I can’t see if there is some brush screening the target; if it’s tight to the target - meaning just inches - I might thread that needle while hunting, because I’ve learned (through practicing shots through brush) that my eyes are still good enough that if I can’t see a twig, it’s not big enough to deflect my shot appreciably - not over a very short distance at least...

And in the process of learning THAT, I have also learned that shooting through leaves and twigs can wreck a fletching, so no sense burning through them in practice.

But I’m not sure that you really have an adequate backstop there.

Was that the question?

From: bearfootin Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Oct-17




If that's the target beside the birch trees, ....NO I don't know what's behind it ????

From: 2 bears
Date: 10-Oct-17




NOT A CHANCE. Some one might walk out from behind the bush,boat,tree,or building. Be safe. >>>>-------> Ken

From: Steve turay Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Oct-17




How well do you get along with your neighbors?

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 10-Oct-17




Lol 9/10

From: dean
Date: 10-Oct-17




I would park the boat tight up to the shed, why does it have steps going up to it, and put the target on the second step.

From: Lowcountry
Date: 10-Oct-17




Boat? What boat? There is no boat in that picture. Lol

No message or test, just screwing around - but yes GF, chain link fence behind with no backstop.

Don't know that neighbor. Been here 20 years and never seen that neighbor or anyone in that yard. So does that make it a 50/50 shot?

Not a shed, but a clubhouse/playhouse I built for the kids in '08. They used it for 1.5 years, and it only cost me $2200.

From: crowfoot
Date: 10-Oct-17




Don't even know where you live

From: nrthernrebel05
Date: 10-Oct-17




If it were me, I'd put a stand in the tree and move the target some where else. At least then you would be shooting into the ground

From: Draven
Date: 10-Oct-17




Tricky question. I have the confidence to take it, but I would not take it because some shots I am educating myself to not take. I try to take the shots I know the “target” is dead before I draw back. Even if that “I know” is a split second decision before drawing the bow back. If this makes sense to you.

From: Draven
Date: 10-Oct-17




From: sheepdogreno
Date: 10-Oct-17




I must be blind I don't see the target! Lol

From: Inmyelement
Date: 10-Oct-17




If your not confident enough in not missing that you won't use something of your own as a backstop, I wouldn't go shooting into some one else's yard.

From: Lowcountry
Date: 10-Oct-17




Target is to the left of the V shaped Hawthorn trees. I have been practicing shooting down at a sharp angle from the top of the playhouse steps.

No boat, but hypothetically if there was, it is parked as it is because there is a dang Camelia bush planted to the right of the clubhouse steps that is in the way, but is "precious"...

From: The Whittler
Date: 10-Oct-17




Why not place the target against your house, problem solved.

From: Knifeguy
Date: 10-Oct-17




Not without a backstop of sorts. Lance.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Oct-17




I'm just surprised you've had a neighbor that close for twenty years and don't know them. Wow.

From: BATMAN Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Oct-17




REF: Take the shot? Don't think so! WAY TOO RISKY! Not even if I was as good as HOWARD. JMHO

From: Lowcountry
Date: 10-Oct-17




George - I admit it is a tad bit embarrassing. I know all the rest of the neighbors, but have never even seen that one. Supposed to be an very elderly, widowed lady which would explain the non-sightings maybe. Occasionally there is a yard crew over there in the summer. There was some activity back there last month but I didn't get the chance to see what was going on, or to try to introduce myself. Don't have a reasonable excuse, but that is the only bordering neighbor I have not met. I would also add that she is one of my best neighbors.

I grew up in the country where I literally knew every "neighbor" within a mile or so, but it is a different world in town here. Not my preference, but I love my wife, so I live in a neighborhood in a city. I just made my stand so that I live in an old neighborhood with large yards and old school brick houses.

From: kginrick
Date: 10-Oct-17




Why do you care what I would do ? Are you going to validate stupidity by saying everybodyelse would take the shot?

From: Lowcountry
Date: 10-Oct-17




Lighten up Francis - there was nothing serious about this post. Most everybody else seemed to get that...

From: 4nolz@work
Date: 10-Oct-17




It appears you already have been taking the shot.

From: kginrick
Date: 10-Oct-17




My friends call me pshyco , call me Francis and I’ll kill you

From: Lowcountry
Date: 10-Oct-17




Lol

From: David McLendon
Date: 10-Oct-17




That movie was a long time ago.

From: GF
Date: 10-Oct-17




But still funny!

Come on, SMILE! Or do we have to give you the Aunt Jemima treatment??

If I had those two big trees on the property, I think I'd use your evident carpentry skills to build a nice platform about 12-15 feet up. Or maybe one at 12 and one at 18, going up a second flight of steps....

Then you could shoot down and line up the shot with max backstop and minimal risk.

And somewhere there's a 35-year-old guy reading this and thinking "Aunt Je-WHAT THE...?????"

From: bustedarrow
Date: 11-Oct-17




38 here and wandering about this Aunt Jemima treatment?

From: Dry Bones
Date: 11-Oct-17




C'mon man. I'm 33 and know what he's talking about. But then again. My folks were simple country people and I still am. Maybe it's the exposure to different worlds. I would not take the shot as I am in with the "I would hit the boat" group. Now put a rubber stall mat behind that thing and all day until the first one passes through.

-Bones

From: K Cummings
Date: 11-Oct-17




Come on you wimps!! I say move the target over and USE THE BOAT AS THE BACKSTOP!

Nothing guarantees success like NO option for failure.

16 yards, shooting from the second floor bathroom, through the hall, down the stairs, through the family room, into the bedroom.

Backstop: My wife's grandmother's antique Birdseye Maple dresser. Trust me on this one, FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION.

:)

KPC

From: Ollie Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Oct-17




Skip a couple of arrows into the neighbor's back yard and the next thing you know there will be a hearing to make it illegal to shoot a weapon in the neighborhood.

From: Will tell
Date: 11-Oct-17




I've seen arrows. Go a long, long ways after skipping off the top of a target.

From: jk
Date: 11-Oct-17




I don't think this was a joke, I think it was an intelligence test.

From: GF
Date: 11-Oct-17




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYq75Gm4UdI

And FWIW - I have watched (pretty much in horror!) as a Judo- point skipped off the top of a tennis ball at 30-35 yards and sailed another 60+ into the neighbor's compost heap.

Kev has a point about Failure not being an option, but at least he's gambling with his own money; worst case scenario, only furniture/stuff can be harmed.

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 11-Oct-17

TrapperKayak's embedded Photo



KC, Idiocy isn't either. After seeing that, I wouldn't trust you with my GRANDMOTHER! This is both a joking and a intelligence test thread. I'd pass on that shot all day, even with a sheet of plywood as a backstop. Because one bad moment could mean a lifetime of regret. I don't gamble with fate...

From: nowheels
Date: 11-Oct-17




Nope, it's angled too far forward. Unless you are shooting very heavy, high foc arrows with a razor sharp single bevel head, you'll never get through the shield.

From: K Cummings
Date: 11-Oct-17




"After seeing that, I wouldn't trust you with my GRANDMOTHER!"

No worries TK, I would never think of using your grandmother as a backstop.

KPC

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 11-Oct-17




:) Thanks. Now I feel better.

From: Jim Keller
Date: 11-Oct-17




KPC, you've got more guts than me.

From: BATMAN Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Oct-17




Since I said NO...Does that mean that I passed the Aunt Jemima test? Or what? I remember the syrup but not the test! somebody help me out here??

From: RymanCat
Date: 11-Oct-17




Why shouldn't you shoot your boat? I shot mine once put nice gouge in gel coat. I riccod through fence and arrow took a hard left into boat.

From: unhinged
Date: 13-Oct-17




The Aunt Jemima treatment? Does that mean you want to place a spatula under his butt and rub his genitals with an ice cream scoop. Or just pour syrup on him and lick it off?

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 13-Oct-17




Careful, gents, the mods will shut 'er down like the sex one... :0

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Oct-17




I don't think Aunt Jemima should be allowed to be a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.

From: GF
Date: 13-Oct-17




You know, unhinged, that was a level of detail that the film-makers (wisely) left off-screen in an R-rated movie... It was a very funny scene and I'd never thought it through that far... and honestly, I wish you hadn't....

From: unhinged
Date: 13-Oct-17




Yeah, sorry about that, the thought of some hairy guy named psycho covered in syrup, is not a good image.

From: Lowcountry
Date: 13-Oct-17




Lol - y'all kill me on here sometimes.





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