Grandson Learns Lesson

Discussion in 'Bowhunting' started by bayman1975, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. bayman1975

    bayman1975 Select Member<br>2014-2015 Deer Hunting Contest W

    My grandson and I bowhunted Sunday and Monday over at Scatter Creek. We didn't bring anything home, but a lesson was learned. Up to now, he had never had the opportunity to draw his bow on a deer. He chose his own stand site, and he chose a thicket that borders the east side of a food plot. I went to the other side, down a little further to a honesuckle thicket the deer were traveling thru to get to the food plot. We were both hunting on the ground. Bryce found an opening in the thicket were several trails intersected and set up back inthe brush to watch the opening. I had told him that with the cold weather, the extra bulky clothing, and the excitement of the moment, he could find it difficult to draw his bow. He said there was no way he wouldn't be able to draw his bow. Well, a little after 8 he had a 6-point walk up at 5 steps from his position, and guess what. He couldn't get his bow drawn. He said it felt like he was pulling against a wall. I had to laugh, but I was glad he had a exciting experience.
     
  2. pruitt76

    pruitt76 Well-Known Member

    We had a guy on our lease that swore up and down that his bow was broken. He couldn't get it to budge when trying to draw on a deer. He got home, and guess what... His bow was fine. We have a name for this syndrome. Around our camp it is know as "cold bow". :up:
     

  3. dash4cash

    dash4cash Well-Known Member

    Bet he does a little practicing with his cold weather cloths on:up:

    Carl
     
  4. woodsnwater

    woodsnwater Well-Known Member

    Yep..Been there, done that... I layer now. It'll help you stay warm without the bulk. I bought 2 of the Starters ( Under Armour type ) long sleeve shirts. They really work for this. I wished they made bottoms too.
     
  5. hortonhunter

    hortonhunter Well-Known Member

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    Lessons learned each hunt is one of the things I love about hunting :up:
     
  6. Juice

    Juice Well-Known Member

    Sounds like one of the first turkey hunts I remember. A fall hunt after we busted up some young turkeys (yes there was a fall season at one time) and Dad called them back up. I had my HR 20 gauge, but couldn't pull the trigger. It was stuck or frozen or broken or jammed or any other excuse. Dad laughed and said, "Welcome to Buck Fever.....or Turkey Fever". Tell him to hang in there, I've overcome it and never had trigger freeze again!
     
  7. "cold bow" or whatever you wanna call it i always drop my draw weight on my bow 5 lbs the first of november :whew:
     
  8. pruitt76

    pruitt76 Well-Known Member

    That's a good way to prevent it for sure. :thumb: