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Stump Shooters; show us your "trophies"

Discussion in 'Archery' started by SLaRoy, May 22, 2017.

  1. SLaRoy

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    I have really grown to love stump shooting. It gives me an excellent opportunity to brush up on all kinds of skills in the woods and adds a level of novelty when compared to plain old target practice. If you haven't tried it yet, you should! If you have, please share a pic and/ or stories of your trophies!

    I know it sounds cheesy, but I find myself getting more and more excited about sneaking up on a stump and putting an arrow right where I intended. Here are a few trophies from a recent trip to northern Michigan.

    I used a #50 Bear kodiak magnum with Zwickey judo points and some old aluminum arrows along with new Easton game getter carbons.

    This was an uphill shot that is hard to replicate any where but in the woods.
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    I stalked this beast for a couple hundred yards. Yeah, I know, silly right? I figure if I can practice moving quietly and shooting with all of my gear then I will be much more realistically prepared for the fall.

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    This little guy survived, my arrow was deflected by a twig. Oh well, another lesson learned.

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  2. Jonah L. Archer

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    Almost a "pass through"

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    Nice pictures, and a humane way to dispatch an evil stump. joe
     
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    I thought this was going to be a thread about blowing stumps up with desil/fertz! But thats not to say I was disappoint :) Good clean ethical kills
     
  5. SLaRoy

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    Nice shot! what head is that? A G5 small game head?
     
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    Lol I only pursue free range stumps and strictly 100% spot and stalk. No baiting or blinds for me!
     
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    In my youth I may have dispatched a stump or two with other means, but now I like to give them a fighting chance!
     
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    How do they eat?:3:
     
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    This one got away last fall while playing stump Horse at elk camp.

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    Here's my last stump kill out in the swamp. Lazy mossyhorn;

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    I used a hickory finishing slat made into a bow, dowels hit with a pencil sharpener and fletched with duct tape.

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    The bow is hiding in the back, quiver and quicky arrows up front.

    Good way to stump hunt without worrying about splitting money arrows.
     
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    Stump shooting horse... Why didn't I think of that? Sounds like an excellent way to organize a little challenge amongst friends. Thanks for the post!
     
  13. SLaRoy

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    Nice work on the self made gear!
     
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    Nice little bow you have there. I have a super mag too, but I always seem to reach for the kodiak magnum! I haven't been using my carbon arrows for much stump shooting; do you find that they hold up well?
     
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    Thanks, it was a whim throw together.
     
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    It's a VPA small game thumper.
     
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    I can't speak for alukban, but since I started footing my carbon arrows, the hold up extremely well during stump shooting.
     
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    I shoot a 58lb Kodiak Magnum in my back yard about 95% of the time for practice for the 50lb compounds and Super Magnum :)

    The Super Magnum is my sweetest recurve. I shoot it the best for some reason.

    Those are plain ol' fat Aluminum arrows BTW.
     
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    I enjoy stump shooting, but my screwed up back has made pulling my 62 lb. Long bow much less fun than it once was.
    I'm working on a slingbow stump hunting setup now. I'll have to remember to post some photos once season opens.
     
  20. Scratchthejeepguy

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    This thread needs to be deleted! Don't you guys know that the government watches these forums and that stumps are protected species! I can't believe you're posting pics on a public forum!
     
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    How do you like that head for stumping? Does it "catch" enough to keep,it from burying in dirt or brush?

    I have seen examples of footed carbon shafts. How long did you cit your aluminum sleeves?
     
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    When my back is giving me fits, I reach for a little fiberglass bow around 25-30#. I'm looking forward to your posts!
     
  23. SLaRoy

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    Ah yes, big brother... I am hunting these stumps with a special permit allowing me to remove nuisance stumps, or those stumps that have done, or are about to do damage to me or my property. You just never know when you are gonna stub your toe!
     
  24. Jonah L. Archer

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    I do it for the thrill... I once shot a stump just to watch it..... well..... stay dead.
     
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    I really like the thumpers for stump shooting. I think Judos are a little better at not burying in grass, but the thumpers don't bury bad... they just don't "pop" the shaft up like a judo sometimes will.

    I cut my sleeves at about 2".... give or take depending on how much weight I want to add.
     
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    Grandpa always said, "eat what you shoot".

    Some filets from a few years back.

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    I really enjoy stump hunting. But I wind up shooting more pine cones, cow pies, ant hills, and aluminum cans than stumps. Do you want a pic of an arrow stuck thru a cow pie? Another fun archery game is what we call "garchery". You play it like golf, but with bows. Pic out a target waaaaaay out there, maybe a bush or something. Then everybody takes 1 shot. Walk up to where your arrow landed and that's where you take your next shot from. Whoever hits the target with the fewest shots wins.
     
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    I guess the folks at the country club don't give you trouble? ;)
     
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    Here's the country club. It's actually a cattle ranch, so you have to watch out for cows. Those white flowers make good targets. Judo points needed.
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    "Garchery" sounds like a good time. Especially in wide open areas... Now that I'm thinking about it, maybe a full garchery course would be fun.
     
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    Cool beans. Always like to see another lefty.
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    I shoot a 46 @ 28 Predator Hunter recurve. The design is very similar to the old Big Horn Bows. I only shoot aluminum, for hunting and stumping. 2016s. I actually foot my stumping arrows with a 2" piece of a 2315 aluminum shaft. Makes them a lot stronger and less prone to bends or mushrooming. Works for me.
     
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    I loves me some stump shooting! Did some last weekend but didn't take any pictures.
     
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    I enjoy stump shooting as well. I do not have any trophy pictures though. I have been pretty impressed with GT Carbons for stumpin. I have some aluminum shafts that I am going to cut into 1.5" sections and foot three of them to make them a little more robust for stumpin though.
     
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    Today being such a beautiful day I decided I needed to spend a little time with the bow so I went stump shooting.

    Todays tools
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    My Hunter by Bama Bows, 1916 aluminums footed, The quiver is a back quiver I made using a pant leg modified by making a belt loop and adding a D ring to attach the glove and arm guard.
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    Judo points. The Mod to the quiver allows it to hang strait down from my belt. This makes it easier to remove and replace the arrows with the judo points.

    Trophy shots:
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    Not the best shot but the quiver on the belt loaded with the arrows.
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    Good times!
     
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    Good Times indeed! Nice bright visible fletching, I gotta do something about mine...
     
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    I shoot the end grain on biscuits, it's more better.
    i don't have a stump permit, california , you know. every thing is protected .
     
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    I feel your pain. Last year I escaped from the "NO" state of Mass.
     

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