Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Your experiences with hip Quivers

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56' Kodiak 11-Jan-18
BOX CALL 11-Jan-18
fdp 11-Jan-18
1/2miledrag 11-Jan-18
camodave 11-Jan-18
song dog 11-Jan-18
Dry Bones 11-Jan-18
foxbo 11-Jan-18
singlestring 11-Jan-18
EF Hutton 11-Jan-18
EF Hutton 11-Jan-18
Draven 11-Jan-18
M60gunner 11-Jan-18
Yogibar 11-Jan-18
foxbo 11-Jan-18
foxbo 11-Jan-18
hunterbob 11-Jan-18
Birdy 11-Jan-18
foxbo 11-Jan-18
ny yankee 12-Jan-18
Kodiaktd 12-Jan-18
Dan In MI 12-Jan-18
Kodiaktd 12-Jan-18
fourfletch 12-Jan-18
Chas 12-Jan-18
George D. Stout 12-Jan-18
David Mitchell 12-Jan-18
Medicare Bhtr 12-Jan-18
76aggie 12-Jan-18
zwickey chad 12-Jan-18
hawkeye in PA 12-Jan-18
Sawtooth (Original) 12-Jan-18
From: 56' Kodiak
Date: 11-Jan-18




I'm looking at buying a leather hip quiver. I am a tree hunter, so I would take it off and hang it in the tree for hunting. What's it like walking through the woods with a hip quiver? Thanks!

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Jan-18




I've always used a king quiver since 1974 for target shooting and course shooting.used a bow quiver for hunting.removable type.

From: fdp
Date: 11-Jan-18




Depends on the quiver. Some of them are horrible.

I like a hip quiver that rides more behind my right hip when I use a hip quiver. My right hand is my string side.

From: 1/2miledrag
Date: 11-Jan-18




I use a leather hip quiver every day for target practice and weekly league shooting. I've had it for years and love it. Although I have hunted with it a few times, it is not my first choice, as I prefer a bow quiver. It could work fine for you, especially if you're not going through thick stuff to your stand site.

From: camodave
Date: 11-Jan-18




I still-hunt all the time with a hip quiver. My favourite is a Sagittarius I have had since the mid 90s. Most of the time I move it around so that it is closer to the middle of my back than it is to my hip. I simply do not like anything extra on a bow.

DDave

From: song dog
Date: 11-Jan-18




Use a bow quiver, easy on easy off. I save my back area and side for packs.

From: Dry Bones
Date: 11-Jan-18




I am supposing you are asking about a solid mounted hip quiver? I use a sling style hip quiver, Lakota Style maybe?? I would LOVE to find a bow quiver I actually like, but that has not happened and I always return to my hip quiver. It can get in the way, especially in the heavy thicket, but I can sling it just behind my right hip and go through the worst of it. I will try to post a pic shortly if that would help. Other then the really dense brush, I like the quiver a lot. I have tried a few back quivers, but have not built one to satisfaction yet.

-Bones

From: foxbo
Date: 11-Jan-18

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I can't remember the person who crafted this hip quiver, but it is excellent. Someone will know what it is. I used it for a couple seasons and really enjoyed it. I still have it, but have not used it in several years. It clips on your belt on and off so easily. I have several other hip quivers, but this one is the one I really used.

From: singlestring
Date: 11-Jan-18




I like it for stumping but that’s about it. I hunt exclusively on the ground and it doesn’t lend to well for being inside blowdowns or tucked into heavy brush.

From: EF Hutton
Date: 11-Jan-18




I use the Sidewinder from Kwikee, with a kwikee bracket on it. This when i take my one piece.

From: EF Hutton
Date: 11-Jan-18




Foxbo

I recognize that hook. A Hawke.

From: Draven
Date: 11-Jan-18

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I have a hip/pocket quiver made by Dave (Rembrandt on archerytalk forum) if you are looking for a leather one. As long as you don't go through thick vegetation is OK. Your both hands will be occupied to hold the bow and hold the arrows if things get crowded. I would get a strap on bow quiver and take it out when arrived at destination. Hip quiver is for clear lanes in the woods - I bought this for 3D as a fancy thing, not really needing it.

From: M60gunner
Date: 11-Jan-18

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Depends on the quiver. The old style that had a tie down like a holster is like waving a flag when you walk. Think Saunders still sells one of those styles. Those long leather ones like what’s his name wear are heavy, had one discarded it. The one pictured above looks nice, well made. I like the one with the strap that goes over the shoulder. Like in picture. Not mine but simular.

From: Yogibar Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Jan-18




Foxbo - maybe a Far West?

From: foxbo
Date: 11-Jan-18




Yup, I think you're correct. It's a Far West. Don't know if he's still in business or not, but it's a fantastic quiver.

From: foxbo
Date: 11-Jan-18

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Absorkee quiver is the one. Not cheap, but the best hip quiver I ever used.

From: hunterbob
Date: 11-Jan-18




I have a highnoonhunter quiver that I have a braided strap I really like that quiver . I usually wear it to my side. But you can also make it a back quiver.

From: Birdy
Date: 11-Jan-18




Good for target not so good for hunting, at least the ones I have tried.

From: foxbo
Date: 11-Jan-18




Birdy, you have not used one of the Absorkee quivers. Take a look at the long hook which slips over your belt. It's so easy to take it off and hang it in a tree. It is the best hip quiver I've ever used. It's like a bow quiver on your side.

From: ny yankee
Date: 12-Jan-18




Always getting hung up in brush and weeds no matter where I wore it. Flops around and My brightly colored fletching waves like a deer's white tail flag. Broadhead hood always full of crap and moisture. 3D or target shooting OK. Hunting? Big NO.

From: Kodiaktd
Date: 12-Jan-18

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I've used this one many seasons since 1990 and have had no problems with it. It snaps on and off my belt and it has a leg strap. The accessory pocket is nice to keep small items. I've also strapped it to a day pack. Never had a problem walking through the woods with it, but I wasn't going through the real thick stuff.

From: Dan In MI
Date: 12-Jan-18




Like EF Hutton for years I used to use a Sidewinder or a home made copy with a Kwikee. Never really had any issues walking around with it. When ity got tight I slipped it more behind me. I did have it on a separate belt.

Like you I would pull it off and hang it on stand. I have since moved to a Kwikee bow quiver and just pull it off on stand.

From: Kodiaktd
Date: 12-Jan-18

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Another one I use is an old Bear Hug or Super 7 Quiver. I attached the quiver bracket to the leather belt strap. When ever I want to remove the quiver I just snap it out of the bracket. No need to remove the leather belt strap. If I want to put the quiver back on I just snap it back on. The same thing can be made with a Kwikee Kwiver. Easy to make and cheap. I got the Bear quiver for $10.00 on the big auction site.

From: fourfletch Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 12-Jan-18




I have or have had the one similar to what M60Gunner showed as well as an Asbell type over-the -shoulder type - can slide it around or hang in a tree. Don't like anything on my bow.

From: Chas
Date: 12-Jan-18




I used a hip quiver one hunting season about 15 yrs ago. Gave it an honest effort but returned to a bow quiver and didn't look back. I found it fine in open country but a pain in the arse once it got thick or even semi-thick while still hunting/stalking.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Jan-18




I used one back in the previous century, circa late 60's, but it was made for hunting with arrow clips and six or eight arrows. If is used the leg tie with it, it worked better than without. I used one for field shooting for a couple decades and that was fine, but with my hunting now, I'll take a back quiver since it works with my fanny pack.

From: David Mitchell
Date: 12-Jan-18




I use a GFA style quiver which is my favorite hunting quiver. I can't deal with a rigid side quiver that has the arrows sticking straight out behind me hitting and can't be moved easily and quietly to another position. I had a Selway hip quiver but the arrows were so widely fanned out that animals had to see it flagging around.

My other favorite is my Jack Bowers Chief similar to the one M60gunner has on.

From: Medicare Bhtr
Date: 12-Jan-18




Like Foxbo, I have the Farr West Absorkee quiver. I’ve used it on my belt and attached to my pack. Also has a detachable fletch cover. Pricey, but the best I’ve ever used.

From: 76aggie
Date: 12-Jan-18




I have a hip quiver but rarely use it. Like others, I don't like a quiver on my bow. The only time I really use it is for spot and stalk hunting such as javelina or hogs. I don't have much of a problem with it hanging up but I don't like the way it sometimes flops around. Then again, if I still hunt the way my Dad taught me to, it should not flop around at all.

From: zwickey chad
Date: 12-Jan-18




I'm liking my great northern sidekick. Not really a hip mount quiver but it will hang just right. Real versatile maneuverable and quiet.

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 12-Jan-18




I like a hip quiver for the field archery course, a back pocket quiver for 3D, and a bow quiver for hunting. Tried a hip quiver for hunting but wasn't happy with it in the thickets.

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 12-Jan-18




I hunt hogs a lot. A LOT. And hip quivers just don't do well in some of the places that I follow hogs into. Not a fan of the hip quiver.





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