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Offline dplumlee12

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Rabbits?
« on: December 30, 2012, 07:30:48 PM »
Anybody hunt small game with your bow?  I've been thinking about it but haven't tried it yet.  Any recommendations on what arrow? broadhead?
How to do it without destroying a bunch of arrows.
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Re: Rabbits?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2012, 07:57:11 PM »
I have some Gold Tip Big Game Arrows (super tough) and use a G5 smallgame broadhead for grouse and rabbits.  These are mostly targets of opportunity, but I carry one arrow in my quiver just in case.  I don't go through as many arrows as with other types.  Also, the distance is not as great so being slightly off on arrow spine issues is not as evident.

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Re: Rabbits?
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2012, 11:23:27 AM »
I use the G5 small game head and keep it in my quiver on my last arrow.

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Re: Rabbits?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2013, 02:16:03 AM »
I carry one G5 small game broadhead with me but during the off season i get out there right at dusk and hunt rabbits.  It definitely helps with my accuracy and its a lot of fun.
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Re: Rabbits?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2013, 02:29:26 AM »
I use Gold Tip pro hunter arrows when I hunt with my compound. I don't break as many as I thought I would shooting at ground critters. I too keep an arrow in my quiver with a judo tip attached.
 I also use a long bow and hunt rabbits and ground hogs with it. I mostly use Flu Flu arrows but keep some old broad head tipped normal fletched arrows in my quiver for those longer shots.  :D
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Re: Rabbits?
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2013, 08:36:54 AM »
I use my normal hunting arrows with a judo tip....although one time I did shoot a rabbit with an Atom. It did the job.

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Re: Rabbits?
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2013, 01:44:11 PM »
I purchased 2 of the judo tips but have not hunted with them yet.  This weekend might be the right time.
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Re: Rabbits?
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2013, 03:03:10 PM »
I guess I'm old school but i still use a judo and a blunt tip.

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Re: Rabbits?
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2013, 07:39:30 PM »
I use my regular hunting arrows with blunt heads for rabbits and smaller game.

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Re: Rabbits?
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2013, 07:43:45 PM »
My blunt tips acted just like a field point on grouse.  Fullpenetration and then I watched him fly off to die somewhere I couldn't find.

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Re: Rabbits?
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2013, 12:00:39 AM »
I like the g-5 small game tips. Im sure they would work well for rabbits. Ive killed Birds with them.

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Re: Rabbits?
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2013, 07:41:58 AM »
Never tried rabbits, Have done Groundhogs in summertime. great stalking practice. The best conditions are when the hay is about mid-calf height. High enough to see a groundhog standing up, but low enough to put the sneak on when they go down.

I use old hunting arrows and a zwickey judo tip.
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