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Getting Your Bow Into Discreet Properties

Unread postby Camoface13 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:10 am

Here’s my scenario, neighborhood I’m in has property across the channel it also owns. Anyone in the neighborhood can hunt it, but it’s bow only and you can only access by crossing the channel (40-50ft wide). Not many people know about it so I want to be as discreet as possible to not get any anti’s wound up. Any ideas how to hide my bow when paddling over? My big plastic bow case doesn’t seem ideal


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Re: Getting Your Bow Into Discreet Properties

Unread postby Racks&Beards » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:14 am

Only make the crossing before daylight/after dark
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Re: Getting Your Bow Into Discreet Properties

Unread postby d_rek » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:25 am

Couldn't you just cover it up with something? Tarp? Blanket? camo netting?
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Re: Getting Your Bow Into Discreet Properties

Unread postby Camoface13 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:33 am

Racks&Beards wrote:Only make the crossing before daylight/after dark


I can’t hunt dawn to dusk so there’s always one crossing that will be exposed.
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Re: Getting Your Bow Into Discreet Properties

Unread postby headgear » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:39 am

Probably just have the CO on speed dial in case someone shows up to harass you.
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Re: Getting Your Bow Into Discreet Properties

Unread postby Ishi Spirit » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:07 am

I wouldn’t let the antis stop me!!!
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Re: Getting Your Bow Into Discreet Properties

Unread postby Eddiegomes83 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:29 am

Sounds like more than anti's to me. It is also others that dont know about it that he doesnt want finding out and adding pressure.

You could get a traditional takedown bow
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Re: Getting Your Bow Into Discreet Properties

Unread postby MN_DeerHunter » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:35 am

Buy an inexpensive bow and keep it stashed on the opposite side of the channel in a case under some camo netting 8-)
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Re: Getting Your Bow Into Discreet Properties

Unread postby Camoface13 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:45 am

Eddiegomes83 wrote:Sounds like more than anti's to me. It is also others that dont know about it that he doesnt want finding out and adding pressure.

You could get a traditional takedown bow


You’re not wrong about this either
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Re: Getting Your Bow Into Discreet Properties

Unread postby IndyDawg » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:51 am

Could always opt for a little deeper canoe or even one of the Insights bow carrier backpacks that you could throw like a rain fly over. https://www.amazon.com/INSIGHTS-Hunting ... B07DVQHL1T
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Re: Getting Your Bow Into Discreet Properties

Unread postby headgear » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:53 am

Eddiegomes83 wrote:Sounds like more than anti's to me. It is also others that dont know about it that he doesnt want finding out and adding pressure.

You could get a traditional takedown bow


I think if you can move as quickly and quietly as possible and just get to where you need to be with as few people seeing you as possible, stash the canoe as well as you can and get to hunting. With that said sometimes there is just no way to hide it. If your canoe is big enough you could certainly lay it down flat in the canoe to hide it a bit better. However wearing camo and packing a stand might also give you away, not sure a person can hide everything.
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Re: Getting Your Bow Into Discreet Properties

Unread postby MNarrow » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:09 am

Wear a bright colored North Face or Patagonia jacket and slap a "I HEART MUSKRATS" sticker on the side of your canoe and stash the bow in the bottom.
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Re: Getting Your Bow Into Discreet Properties

Unread postby Camoface13 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:16 am

headgear wrote:
Eddiegomes83 wrote:Sounds like more than anti's to me. It is also others that dont know about it that he doesnt want finding out and adding pressure.

You could get a traditional takedown bow


I think if you can move as quickly and quietly as possible and just get to where you need to be with as few people seeing you as possible, stash the canoe as well as you can and get to hunting. With that said sometimes there is just no way to hide it. If your canoe is big enough you could certainly lay it down flat in the canoe to hide it a bit better. However wearing camo and packing a stand might also give you away, not sure a person can hide everything.


I’m considering having my outer camo layers in the compartment and have stands already hung. The good thing is I literally only have to kayak about 50 yards in the open, pull the kayak into the woods and I’m good. But I’m exposed to about 10 houses. Just trying to be creative
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Re: Getting Your Bow Into Discreet Properties

Unread postby gmark » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:18 am

headgear wrote:
Eddiegomes83 wrote:Sounds like more than anti's to me. It is also others that dont know about it that he doesnt want finding out and adding pressure.

You could get a traditional takedown bow


I think if you can move as quickly and quietly as possible and just get to where you need to be with as few people seeing you as possible, stash the canoe as well as you can and get to hunting. With that said sometimes there is just no way to hide it. If your canoe is big enough you could certainly lay it down flat in the canoe to hide it a bit better. However wearing camo and packing a stand might also give you away, not sure a person can hide everything.


I imagine that bringing a deer back would also be an issue if you have a successful hunt? Unless you can quarter it up and pack it out but that might also draw unwanted attention.
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Re: Getting Your Bow Into Discreet Properties

Unread postby Camoface13 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:19 am

Ya a successful hunt will have to wait until night to bring it back


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