Title: Shot squirrel with bow
WIDave - September 22, 2006 02:11 PM (GMT)
Just wanted to say that on Wednesday morning I shot a squirrel with my bow. It was a big fox squirrel and he was bugging me. I had the arrow from my buck in my quiver yet so I used it. The damn thing started chewing on my arrow since it pinned him to the ground before he died. So now I am down one of my Navy arrows. Guess I better keep some older ones in the quiver for squirrels.
Jake D. - September 23, 2006 02:20 AM (GMT)
Congrats on the kill. Was it with a broadhead? After starting to clean my closet out tonight to move my gun cabinet, I found some older arrows to use with my old longbow. I'm setting it up for squirrels and one of the arrows I experimented with tonight! I took the old bad vanes off and found one of my old turkey wings and cut part of 3 feathers and glued them on like I would normal feathers. So now I have a true feathered arrow! And being turkey feathers, it really matches the bow. The bow itself we made for me by my grandpa in 1998 so it's small with only a 30# draw weight. But it should kill a squirrel!
WIDave - September 25, 2006 04:03 PM (GMT)
Yes it was with a braodhead. It was the one I used on the buck I got. Still had it in the quiver.
That arrow looks really cool. I might just have to do that with some of my older arrows. Gotta see what I have for wings lying around. If not I will just have to pick some up in the woods as there are LOTS of them out there. How well does that arrow shoot?
Jake D. - September 25, 2006 09:42 PM (GMT)
Not sure, hasn't been shot with the new feathers. I gotta make 5 more then I'll let ya know. But maybe I'll shoot it a few times to test it.
Jake D. - September 25, 2006 10:28 PM (GMT)
Just was out shooting it. Flys nice out of my longbow. It's a small one though. My grandpa made it for me when I was 8. It has a 30 pound draw. I'm accually shooting pretty good with it. Can't wait till I do those other 5 though!
ADjam5 - September 26, 2006 12:57 AM (GMT)
Nice fletching job there Jake. I think what you are trying to make is a Flu Flu arrow.
They have large fletchs and are designed for small game so you don't lose your arrow.