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Why are there separate seasons for archery and firearm hunting for deer?

I think the main reason for this is that the hunting styles are a lot different between the two. Archery hunters often don't wear orange and get very close to the their prey while gun hunters wear ...
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Why would archery season be either before or after rifle season?

Your question was about deer hunting in Pennsylvania and Oregon where the majority of the deer are whitetail deer and mule deer, respectively. My answer applies to both, generally. There are many ...
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How to kill a bear with a bow?

To answer this I need to split up your question a little bit. I'd like to know which kind of arrow would slow down or kill a bear Every arrow with a broad-head (= hunting point) attached. It doesn't ...
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Can orange safety vest be used when hiking during hunting season?

This answer is based on research and my experience hiking in the United States, specifically the Midwest and Northeastern US. I mostly focus on deer season, because that's the big one in this area. Be ...
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What are the reasons for prohibiting bow hunting in many countries?

For two (percieved or real) reasons, I believe: A greater risk of wounding the animal. (Even a skilled hunter misses from time to time and a hunter with a rifle has a bigger chance of getting off a ...
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Why are there separate seasons for archery and firearm hunting for deer?

One shooting the other basically. It's a safety measure. Where I live we don't have hunting season. We hunt the whole year round. I'm a bow-hunter and I've encounter myself looking up the barrel of a ...
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Why are there separate seasons for archery and firearm hunting for deer?

Hunting serves several purposes, a few of which are to: Allow residents (who own public game animals) to harvest meat; Follow long-held traditions; Manage game populations The two most common types ...
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Legal situation to bowhunt in Hungary for foreigners

What I have found here on page 2 is that you are allowed to hunt with gun permit + up-to-date "hunting ticket", or with foreign hunting permit. On page 1 there is reference to a law saying that you ...
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Should I use a double or triple broadhead for boars?

Three blade broadheads will leave a wider wound channel and thus a better chance for a kill as bow kills are usually blood loss. It can be argued that two blade gets better penetration but, in my ...
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Rational reason to pick a bow over a gun?

I find bows are more challenging. Plus, in Ohio for whitetail deer, the archery season last from end the of September through February. The gun season lasts only a week and then an extra weekend. ...
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Broadhead tuning

No offence, but if your bow is properly tuned you'll literally feel no difference from field tips to broadheads :) Broadheads intensify any tuning issues. That's why you may experience a supposedly ...
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What are the reasons for prohibiting bow hunting in many countries?

Here in Ohio we allow both rifle/shotgun and bow hunting. I think part of it comes down to the power in each of the two items. We have 40 pound minimum draw weights on the bows here for hunting. So ...
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Arrow length for hunting

Hunting arrows fly differently due to the broadheads so the "fineTuning" variable would be slightly different. I shoot the same bow and arrows (points and broadheads weight the same) for field and ...
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Rational reason to pick a bow over a gun?

You didn't mention your intended use - so lets go with it; Hunting; - longer season - potential access to different game - when you shoot it, you don't scare off every animal within ear shot - ...
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What options are available for hunting feral boar on Hawaii?

Here is what I've learned from living and vacationing in Hawaii on several of the islands. Looking through the Hawaiian Yellow Pages, it seems that there are several different local food processing ...
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Why would archery season be either before or after rifle season?

In Wyoming, the archery season comes first to coincide with the rut, where the elk and deer are breeding. This makes it much easier for the archery hunters as it is possible to call the elk or deer ...
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When calling in elk during bow season, where should the caller be in relation to the hunter?

The caller should be at least 50 yards downwind of of the hunter. The reason is that elk have a good sense where a call is coming from and won't get very close (usually around 50 yards) to that spot ...
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How to tell the difference between elk and hunters using elk calls?

The tricks are, Humans carry both bugle (bull) and cow calls, while a bull elk won't make cow noises. So hearing a bugle and then a cow call from the same place is almost guaranteed to be a human. ...
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Are fixed or mechanical blades better for moose hunting?

Mechanical broadheads can be nice in windier conditions because they have less profile in flight to catch the cross breeze and destroy the arrow alignment. Fixed, machined, broadheads like a G5 ...
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Are fixed or mechanical blades better for moose hunting?

It doesn't really matter. The recovery rate of mechanical broadheads is a little bit higher but negligible since the rates are overall extremely good (82 % fixed vs 91 % mechanical). So, if you are ...
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How do you cure rabbit fur for an arrow rest?

I've tanned some hides before. I believe you want to do only half the process otherwise you lose the fur. Basically, you flay the animal (remove the skin). Then wash all the blood and stuff. Get it ...
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Binoculars-Seeing Fine Details at 100 Yards

I found a quite nice explanation of all the considerations for binocular choice here. It gets a little technical near the end though. There's a bit to unpack here - you are a little off about the ...
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Binoculars-Seeing Fine Details at 100 Yards

If you want to see something from 100 yards away as if it were 1 foot away, you can work out what magnification you need. 100 yards is 300 feet. To make 300 feet seem like 1 foot, you need 300x ...
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For ladder stand safety, which is better: a hunter safety harness or a climber's harness?

most (full body) safety harnesses provide attachments (loops if you will) that if you were to fall you would be able to take the weight off your legs by stepping into them. I typically attach them and ...
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Can orange safety vest be used when hiking during hunting season?

yes wear it in some states the hunters are required to wear a orange vest too. deer and most animals are color blind so they can't see it but like you say you need to be seen by the hunters
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When calling in elk during bow season, where should the caller be in relation to the hunter?

You need to optimize for putting the shooter in the best place to intercept the bull on the way to caller, while keeping both the caller and shooter downwind of the approach. The bull will try to ...
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Is an IBEP/EBF course also possible with a recurve bow?

yes, it is possible, at least for the Alabama curriculum it is. Alabama doesn't require the course, but other states do and you can take it online. The course specifically talks about recurves and ...
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Why are there separate seasons for archery and firearm hunting for deer?

They typically don't overlap. One factor is safety of not having both on the playing field at the same time. Another factor is give the archer a better chance. Deer are not stupid. They hear bang and ...
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Legal situation to bowhunt in Hungary for foreigners

I'm a bowhunter and bowhunting trip organiser in Hungary. You not need a holding permit for a hunting bow. But You need a valid hunting licence for Your home-land and a valid licence for fire weapon ...
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