Bow Hunting Anyone?


Conscientious Destroyer
SOF Support
Sep 25, 2008
I've been using decent quality Tonkin Cane Longbows for many years, but I'm thinking about changing my tradition in that regard.

I am curious about the type of wood that other bow hunters around here prefer, any archers out there with some input?

I had a buddy in Fayetteville, NC who made 'em with Osage Orange (horseapple, right?). They drew smooth and had great elasticity. I don't know if he still makes 'em. One piece bows, too!

I almost bought a hickory bow from a guy out here in Arkansas for $80. a couple months ago, it felt great.

I haven't personally switched to longbows yet-maybe next year.
There are a lot of guys who bow-hunt boar...I've been tempted but don't have the time to invest in acquiring a new talent. If dad had given me a bow when I was 9 instead of that Sears bolt-action 22, it might've been a different story.
I shoot a 2007 Bowtech Tribute compound, not traditional, but I can get a almost 400 gr arrow to about 296 FPS. Very smooth and forgiving.
Way old Post! 11/08

I have an 25 year old Darton WH-500 which at 65lbs draw. It has all wood riser and Wood/Fiber Glass Limbs. It is a beautiful bow and has served me well for 25 years. Lots and lots of White-Tail's with it!

I have looked at upgrading to a newer bow with the more futuristic form and function. But they just aren't as pretty to look at!

My longest shot/kill was about 40 yds. But that was when I shot all the time. I do not have the skills for that now-a-days. I have no problem at 25 yds but don't shoot enough to attempt a kill at longer ranges.

Bow Hunting is my favorite. Fall is my favorite time to be in the woods. Plus there aren't as many dip-shits out there to worry about. Rifle season is a bit scary with knuckleheads and their .30-06 and no skills!

My brother shoots a Long-Bow and Re-curve. But he does not have the accuracy or skills for anything longer than 15 - 20 yds.