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Do you retire an arrow after a kill?

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I know a few people that like to keep the arrows that they have killed deer with as a memento of the hunt.  Personally I'm too poor, so I use an arrow as many times as I can.   :)   

 

Do you retire an arrow after a kill?  

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That's arrow gets used and abused until it can no longer kill properly. The arrow had help from me I figure, So im not retiring after a kill and neither is he!

 

 

 

That's like retiring a hammer after building a deck! :rofl:  

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No way, use em until they break or show some other kind of wear that has me concerned about shooting it.

If I can shoot it at a target and hit where I'm aiming, I can shoot it at a deer! :up:

The buck I shot in permit bow broke my arrow...think I probably shot almost 10 deer with that arrow before it broke! :up:

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if it's a wall hanger yes  .

 

 

So what your saying is you have been using the same arrow since you were 12? :popcorn:  :kissy:

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I keep using the same because I can't afford new ones.  Just sharpen or replace those blades and back in the quiver after a thorough cleaning and a few shots into the target.  

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So what your saying is you have been using the same arrow since you were 12?

 

Listen up you Axiom wannabe. I was about 37 when i got my bow license so I've been bow hunt'n  for 10 yrs. 5 of those yrs were spent learning on my own how to get them close without bait . So I've been using the same arrow for 5 yrs wise arse

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I've been bow hunt'n for 10 yrs. 5 of those yrs were spent learning on my own how to get them close without bait

 

 

 I quick check of the "no load" list suggests your still learning... :rofl:  :crazylol:

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Personally I'm too poor, so I use an arrow as many times as I can.   

 

Do you retire an arrow after a kill?  

 

Before carbon arrows, when I shot aluminum, mine almost always bent when I shot an animal, so I used to "retire" them. Really didn't have much of a choice though as straightening them really well was difficult as hell.

 

Now adays....no way would I retire a usable arrow. Like you, I'm too poor to retire expensive arrows just because they passed through an animal. I actually enjoy seeing how many animals one arrow will kill. For the longest time I had an arrow that killed a lot of animals, but I let a friend shoot the bow and that arrow and he lost it. So sad...

 

Even when they break, I usually try to salvage as many parts off of them as I can, nocks, inserts, collars, points, broadheads, etc. Whatever is reusable.

 

Sometimes though I will cut them down as "kids arrows"...for young'uns.

 

 

 

 

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