JIM CRUMLEY'S BIG DEER
Crumley's Preferred Equipment
NOTE: JJim Crumley, founder of Trebark camouflage
in Roanoke, Virginia, talks about his hunt at Heartland Outfitters in
Illinois where he took a monster buck.
QUESTION: Jimmy, what bow are you shooting?
Answer: This is the Renegade Combo. I'm also shooting Beaman 400 arrow
and the Thunder Head 125 broadhead.
Why do you like that bigger broadhead?
Answer: Well, I started shooting them the first year they came out. Before
that, I had been shooting the Razor Back Fives. They always had worked
well for me. I'm still kind of old school, so I don't change what works
well. They have always shot well for me.
QUESTION: What release do you shoot?
Answer: I use my fingers.
QUESTION: Why do you not use a mechanical release?
The first time I pulled one, it went off about one-half of the way back,
and I shot one of my broadheads down into the woods and lost it. I didn't
have any money at that time and said I wasn't going to shoot a release
any more because I couldn't afford to shoot those arrows and not find
them. Releases are the way to go, especially for people first getting
into bow hunting because you are certain to become a more-accurate shooter
more quickly. I'm not a very good shot at 50 or 60 yards, but I practice
at 40 yards because I hope never to shoot past 20 yards. So fingers work
real well for that. And they don't go off when you don't want them to.
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call 1-800-717-4868, or visit www.heartlandlodge.com.