Carrying a bow quietly

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  1. Duncsquatch

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    Ideas for when the bow is not in my hand? I do not usually carry a pack to strap it to while hunting, it stays at camp. Have you seen a type of sling or baldric that actually works for the hike in? or when not hunting and only carrying a haversack. My bow is about 62" long and a recurve.
     
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    If I need to carry a bow quietly, my main issue is keeping my mouth shut, not the noise that the bow itself makes.

    Are you concerned with the bow hitting branches and leaves, causing noise?
     
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    yes or rattling against the quiver or arrows in quiver.
     
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    Fred Asbell recommends tucking your bow up under your bow arm and keeping that hand in a pocket or something. When you sneak through the woods, your bow is handy but out of the way. Not sure if that helped but here's a pic of a virile young man doing just that...

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    Damn that man is indeed virile.
     
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    I usually put my right arm through the bow, between the riser and and the string. It is carried “upside down” with my shoulder pinched between the bottom limb and the string. My right arm is covering the Quiver.
     
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    Me 3...simple and easy with no extra dudads or things that can break or get lost.
     
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    I don't even have a bow, but the sheer virility of that man dragged into the thread and forced me to post this.
     
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    As for why, sometimes I get distracted while stump shooting or hunting and end up foraging, collecting fat wood or exploring a dry Creek for an hour or two.
     

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