Well I just flipped the old school kitchen wall calendar from June to July. That mean's it's almost August, which is practically September, which is when the early archery deer season starts. Been shooting my lighter weight 3D target bows in local club competitions for the past few months, and will keep doing so until the local championship on July 31, but have started rotating in my hunting bows for practice once a week or so. Have 2-3 different bows I want to hunt with this fall, so I'm going to have to get serious about sorting out the bow/arrow/broadhead combinations pretty quick. Like to get several weeks of broadhead practice in before the season starts. I know this is less problematic for guys who shoot their hunting bow(s) all year long and only have to switch the point on their carbon arrow from a 145gr field point to a 145gr VPA 3-blade, but I'm not one of those guys.
So this fall, it looks like my 2 hunting bows will be a Northern Mist Sprague ASL, 66", 48#, and a Robertson Wolfer II TD recurve, 60", 50#. May also go with either a 60", 48# Java Man Assyrian recurve or a 62", 50# Bodnik Mohawk hybrid longbow on occassion as the spirit moves me. Finally, am hoping Gregg Coffey gets my 62", 48# Falcon TD longbow built in time for some late season hunting (hint, hint). In almost all cases, I will be shooting wood arrows with either 3-blade VPAs or 2-blade Grizzly Bruins. Will also put together sets of 28", 400 & 500 carbons that I can make fly well with my hunting bows by varying the broadhead point weight (2 or 3-blade, 145-200gr). I know I have way too much going on here, but it's all part of the fun in a strange and perverse way.
So that's me, what are you taking to the field? And is it a trusty, old proven combination or something new you're trying out this year?