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Re: How many lost arrows do you find every year?

Unread postby Hawthorne » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:42 pm

I found a crossbow bolt stuck in a tree 20 yds from a road. It was shot from the road angling down because the road was elevated. Evidence from a poaching attempt?


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Re: How many lost arrows do you find every year?

Unread postby SouthpawSwitchback » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:01 pm

Looks like you've got some pretty good squirrel arrows there :D I've only found 1 out in the woods before, but it had a G5 small game head on it so I used it for a few squirrel hunts before I eventually lost it. Maybe someone else will find it and do the same lol.
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Re: How many lost arrows do you find every year?

Unread postby ThePreBanMan » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:37 pm

I lose more than I find. Does that count?
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Re: How many lost arrows do you find every year?

Unread postby swampyak » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:04 pm

ThePreBanMan wrote:I lose more than I find. Does that count?

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Re: How many lost arrows do you find every year?

Unread postby dubbs » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:15 pm

I stuck an arrow in the ground on public in NE Iowa a couple of years ago to mark a blood trail that I was going to come back to after work. I never see anyone in this particular area, but sure enough my arrow was gone when I came back. If anyone found an arrow with a wood grain wrap and yellow and orange fletchings, I'd like it back.
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Re: How many lost arrows do you find every year?

Unread postby Dewey » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:15 pm

These are the three oldest arrows I have found. They are all over 20 years old. The wood arrow on the right I found out in the Nebraska plains while mule deer hunting in the mid-90’s.

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Re: How many lost arrows do you find every year?

Unread postby Lockdown » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:58 pm

I think I have found two in over 20 years of hunting...
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Re: How many lost arrows do you find every year?

Unread postby Jeff25 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:59 am

Got 2 so far this year. One while scouting and one while hunting.
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Re: How many lost arrows do you find every year?

Unread postby JoeRE » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:27 am

dubbs wrote:I stuck an arrow in the ground on public in NE Iowa a couple of years ago to mark a blood trail that I was going to come back to after work. I never see anyone in this particular area, but sure enough my arrow was gone when I came back. If anyone found an arrow with a wood grain wrap and yellow and orange fletchings, I'd like it back.



I have not found anything with a wood grain wrap ever but if I did I would give it back to ya!

In that situation, if it looked like it was marking something I wouldn't pick anything up.
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Re: How many lost arrows do you find every year?

Unread postby Kraftd » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:33 am

I have a hard enough time finding my own in marshes after I shoot! Find a couple here and there. Most are found scouting, probably one or two a year, and I usually just leave them so I'm not carrying it around while I hike. have a 31 inch DL, so not likely I'd get any use out of any I found either.
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Re: How many lost arrows do you find every year?

Unread postby llcooljames » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:13 am

I lost a gold tip hunter 400 with a brand new g5 montec in sept. Fell out of my quiver some how.
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Re: How many lost arrows do you find every year?

Unread postby dan » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:15 am

about a 1/2 dozen... Mostly when scouting.
A friend of mine got two different bucks on the same trail cam this year both with arrows in them, and both the exact same wrap on the arrow, meaning its the same individual. Some places have a lot of guys floating carbon.
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Re: How many lost arrows do you find every year?

Unread postby treeroot » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:34 am

I shoulder shot a buck last year. Tracked him for over six hours on hands and knees before no more blood. Spent another three hours grid searching in the rain. I knew it was a shoulder hit but with any hit I will do whatever it takes to go after the deer. Anyways I found that arrow this year in the middle of a planted pines plantation 300 yards away from last blood. I couldn't believe it.
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Re: How many lost arrows do you find every year?

Unread postby flinginairos » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:39 am

I think I have found one maybe two in my whole hunting career :lol: The bowhunting pressure in my area is honestly very low so I figure that's why I don't ever find them.
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Re: How many lost arrows do you find every year?

Unread postby mspaci » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:30 am

got 2 back this year, a friend found them 2 nights after I used them, coming out in the dark the nocs were still lit. One day after shot & 1 next. Mike


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