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Cool arrow digging tool

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Bugle up 14-Jan-22
Bugle up 14-Jan-22
pondscum2 14-Jan-22
fdp 14-Jan-22
N Y Yankee 14-Jan-22
2 bears 14-Jan-22
Bugle up 14-Jan-22
Shakey Jake 14-Jan-22
Juancho 14-Jan-22
2Wild Bill 14-Jan-22
Bugle up 14-Jan-22
Nrthernrebel05 14-Jan-22
GUTPILEPA 15-Jan-22
Bugle up 15-Jan-22
MStyles 15-Jan-22
Verdeburl 15-Jan-22
tradmt 15-Jan-22
Bugle up 15-Jan-22
ottertails 16-Jan-22
Wapiti - - M. S. 16-Jan-22
Rock 16-Jan-22
Bugle up 16-Jan-22
Verdeburl 21-Jan-22
Bugle up 21-Jan-22
From: Bugle up
Date: 14-Jan-22

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A friend makes these out of a chisel. I pick up old chisels at yard sales for next to nothing and he removes the handle, grinds them and glues into a horn handle. Work pretty slick for digging arrows out of logs, stumps and trees. Have only tried them on arrows with field tips.

From: Bugle up
Date: 14-Jan-22

Bugle up's embedded Photo



I have mine hanging from the strap of my quiver.

From: pondscum2
Date: 14-Jan-22




good idea, thanks for posting that up!

From: fdp
Date: 14-Jan-22




That's pretty slick.

From: N Y Yankee
Date: 14-Jan-22




Pretty neat!

From: 2 bears
Date: 14-Jan-22




Slick, I love the idea. >>>----> Ken

From: Bugle up
Date: 14-Jan-22




It really beats using a knife.

From: Shakey Jake
Date: 14-Jan-22




I Like

From: Juancho
Date: 14-Jan-22




Great tool, I always have a pocket folding saw or a Swiss army knife in my quiver. I may try one of those

From: 2Wild Bill
Date: 14-Jan-22




Nice tool.

"for digging arrows out of logs, stumps and trees"

I avoid shooting those on purpose for that reason.

From: Bugle up
Date: 14-Jan-22




2Wild Bill, LOL, me too but I'm less freaky about it since getting one of these tools. Plus there are plenty of folks who do stump shoot who would probably find value. I get the most use out of mine at 3-D shoots. Sh*t happens.

From: Nrthernrebel05
Date: 14-Jan-22




Nice of you to share a great idea

From: GUTPILEPA
Date: 15-Jan-22




Very clever

From: Bugle up
Date: 15-Jan-22




If you get it pushed into the wood or a crack in the wood and twist it does a good job of opening further, taking pressure off the arrow.

From: MStyles
Date: 15-Jan-22




Great, simple idea.

From: Verdeburl
Date: 15-Jan-22




I’ll be making one of those——thanks for sharing the idea

From: tradmt
Date: 15-Jan-22




Good idea, I bet that works pretty well.

From: Bugle up
Date: 15-Jan-22




My friends favorite width chisel is 3/4".

From: ottertails
Date: 16-Jan-22




I like that! I have some old chisels and tons of antler....gonna have to make a few. A 3/4" sounds about perfect too....can chop a bit then dig. Thanks for posting.

From: Wapiti - - M. S. Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-Jan-22




Good idea !

From: Rock Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-Jan-22




Very Nice, I use a flat bladed screwdriver to dig them out with. Not as nice looking but does the job.

From: Bugle up
Date: 16-Jan-22




Rock, this is traditional archery, is your screwdriver traditional? Just kidding!

From: Verdeburl
Date: 21-Jan-22




I don't have pictures, but to follow up I had a narrow wood chisel laying around, and had the antler material also laying around--made myself one of these simply because the stuff was laying around to do so. I had been using an old no name short prybar. Again-thanks for sharing the idea.

From: Bugle up
Date: 21-Jan-22




Glad it was of service. To be honest I’m sure you could use a chisel without the antler handle just fine, like Rock does with a screwdriver.





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