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Flat land hunting. Where can I find it ?

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babysaph 13-Aug-19
George D. Stout 13-Aug-19
larryhatfield 13-Aug-19
George D. Stout 13-Aug-19
babysaph 13-Aug-19
David McLendon 13-Aug-19
Stumpkiller 13-Aug-19
Nemah 13-Aug-19
Bentstick54 13-Aug-19
Babysaph 14-Aug-19
lost run 14-Aug-19
Sasquatch73 14-Aug-19
Sidetract 14-Aug-19
old buck 14-Aug-19
M60gunner 14-Aug-19
Shawn 14-Aug-19
DanaC 14-Aug-19
Babysaph 14-Aug-19
Lowcountry 14-Aug-19
StikBow 14-Aug-19
Bentstick54 14-Aug-19
babysaph 14-Aug-19
Bentstick54 14-Aug-19
Babysaph 14-Aug-19
Sidetract 15-Aug-19
shade mt 15-Aug-19
RymanCat 15-Aug-19
George D. Stout 15-Aug-19
From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 13-Aug-19




Where can I go to find land like on the Outdoor channel shows that has flat land with no trees or brush so I can get a good 60 yard shot? Where I hunt I can't get anything past 15 yards because of all the brush.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Aug-19

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You mean you have spots like this, JR? This is my hunting territory in a nutshell. Thirty yard shots are an exception in this growth. Of course there is always eastern Pa., or Iowa. ;)

From: larryhatfield
Date: 13-Aug-19

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Casper Wyoming.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Aug-19

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Now here's a more open area.

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 13-Aug-19




Yes George. Just like that here in WV. I look at these shows and think they are hunting at the local park. LOL

From: David McLendon
Date: 13-Aug-19




Kansas, Nebraska, N & S Dakota, Eastern Colorado, Montana and Wyoming, Alaska especially around up Brooks Range.

From: Stumpkiller
Date: 13-Aug-19




Kansas?

Everything flat hereabouts is crop or houses. The good stuff happens on hillsides.

From: Nemah
Date: 13-Aug-19




Eastern Washington State......great Mulies!

From: Bentstick54
Date: 13-Aug-19

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Here’s my Kansas “flat” land. Wish I can find some, because I can’t drag them up the hill anymore. Last year I had to use a winch to get 2 of them up to the truck, and that still was tough. And being a selfow shooter I like the thick stuff to keep shots at 15 yards or less.

From: Babysaph
Date: 14-Aug-19




Bent stick. That is a jungle compared to what I see on the Outdoor channel.,lol.

From: lost run
Date: 14-Aug-19




They mostly hunt in gardens on the shows.

From: Sasquatch73
Date: 14-Aug-19




Cut some 60 yard shooting lanes right now.

From: Sidetract
Date: 14-Aug-19

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Go west young man! Lol!!

From: old buck Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 14-Aug-19




You're shooting 60 yards with your stick bow?

I can find plenty of spots here in Florida like that...but when it's that open the deer can see you too usually.

From: M60gunner
Date: 14-Aug-19




Arizona, lots of desert.

From: Shawn
Date: 14-Aug-19




Kansas, Nebraska, SD, Iowa and even the middle of Ohio like Union county. No need for long shots on flat land. Get a good ghillie suit and shoot them at 10 ft in their bed! Shawn

From: DanaC
Date: 14-Aug-19




I have a friend, compound shooter, who is accurate to distances I'd think hard about with a slug gun. He hunts with a climber and looks for the nastiest can't-see-far thickets he can find. Half the distance he shoots is *down* and he gets his share of deer.

Flatlands are for .270 rifles ;-)

From: Babysaph
Date: 14-Aug-19




Too steep for me sidetrack

From: Lowcountry
Date: 14-Aug-19




If you live in W.Va, I'm sure you can find a farmers field somewhere in the state that will allow you your 60 yard shots.

From: StikBow
Date: 14-Aug-19

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Nevada has lots of ‘flat’ between lots of vertical here’s nice one on the the vertical side

From: Bentstick54
Date: 14-Aug-19




Babysaph, Kansas has lots of flatland,but finding decent huntable flatland that’s not on TV, or leased up, is the hard part. It’s out here, but you might find it easier to find a 200” whitetail than a place like you see on TV with the quality of deer you see on TV,unless you pay for a good outfitter. I’ve been lucky so far to hang onto my 1/4 mile of creek bed I have to hunt.

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 14-Aug-19




I guess I joke so much on here no one knows how to take me. I was just kidding about the fact that all these guys look like they are hunting in their front yard. Where I hunt it doesn't look like that.

From: Bentstick54
Date: 14-Aug-19




I with you. I’m sure not complaining about my spot. I’ve been very blessed to be able to hang onto it, and the hunting has been good. I don’t bait or use attractants like the TV pros, and between me and a buddy that goes with me on occasion , we keep several freezers full every year. Only thing I was really serious about was dragging them out up hill through the thick brush. I’m 65, have lung issues, and most of the deer I shoot weigh more than I do even after they been dressed out. ??????

From: Babysaph
Date: 14-Aug-19




I'm with you bentstick.

From: Sidetract
Date: 15-Aug-19




Babysaph, It's steep alright! If you really want to find out what kind of shape your in, put on your hunting pack and spend some time hiking above timberline! It's tough! Sideways photo of San Juan national forest in Colorado.

From: shade mt
Date: 15-Aug-19




I enjoy watching hunting videos sometimes. However I'd rather watch a homemade video of a regular joe than the TV greats.

Most of the big name hunters probably wouldn't do much better (or worse) than the average guy with some hunting skills, if they were hunting say the sproul state forest here in PA.

But long unproductive hrs on stand, and a thick eastern mt laurel thicket, and a long hike in and out with the camera gear probably isn't going to get good footage on video.

As far as open long shots? and flat land ? ah that's for the faint at heart (kidding)

The adventure lies deep in the heart of the mts on some nasty steep side. When you find yourself wet with sweat, cold , or soaked, legs feeling all rubbery and you still got a way's to go, When you begin to Question your whereabouts, and the sound of a white pine in the wind is all you hear. When you swear to yourself I'm never doing this again, yet that night when you lie in bed and your muscles knot up like a hard ball, you know darn well you'll be back, Because that's where the adventure lies.

I'm thankful that the same spirit that prompted our early frontiersmen to leave the farm or merchant and explore those distant blue mts still exist, not in video....but in heart.

From: RymanCat
Date: 15-Aug-19




Cut yourself a trail and watch it and then place a ribbon on the tree so when you use your upright bow then get out your 3rd eye and ranger up. LOL

Better learn your spot on though and trajectory. LOL

Better yet try to shoot animals towards your truck so the drag is easy. LOL

I once had a lady and her young son help me drag out one that was about 100 yards in.

I only had one eye working that day and needed help.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Aug-19




Some of you folks need to know JR better, he is pretty much a jokester so you have to sift through the content some times. He can hunt in my camp anytime though, as can most here. I'm pretty happy with my close-in hunting, but actually there are openings you can see and shoot further. Those big woods up near and above I-80 can give you some long shots 'tween the trees, or you can also find yourself up to your neck in laurel and green briar.

I wouldn't trade what we have for half a dozen other places and I'm sure lots of other guys feel the same about where the live and hunt. As I drink my morning coffee, from the back porch, I'm looking right into the woods, and that's how I like it.





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