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these include: a bobbing head, rigid body, those made even a few years ago. Simply erect ears and standing perfectly still while put, stealth rather than speed is more efstaring in one direction. If any or several fective in preventing string jumping. of these signs are noted, there’s a chance Mathews came out with a parallel limb of that deer ducking or squatting at any design for its bow models a few years ago, sudden noise it hears. and most other bow makers now offer deA nervous deer becomes that way for a signs with a parallel limb configuration. reason. Danger stalks them from every di- This design significantly reduces bow virection, so if they can’t see, hear or smell bration and recoil after an arrow is released, something suspicious they go on high alert. and that translates to not only better acTo minimize the possibility of a deer jump- curacy, but also into stealth as well. In ading the string, I try to wait dition, most bows curuntil the animal calms down rently on the market offer before drawing the bow. Unother sound deadening less a deer actually sees, technology, such as supsmells or hears me, there’s at pressors that dampen bow least a chance it will settle string vibration, sound abdown and become less sussorbing stabilizers and vipicious. Eventually, it may bration dampening supratchet down its level of pressors incorporated into awareness and begin to feed. the limbs and riser of the This is when I draw the bow. bow. My drop-away arrow Another way to deal with rest even has a vibration string jumping deer is to use dampening device built better equipment. I someinto the body of the rest. times run into other huntIn short, modern bows and ers and I’m surprised at the their accessories — quivage of the equipment some ers, rests, sights and even are using. Last season I spoke MOST NEW BOWS come stabilizers — are engito one hunter and noted his equipped with sound- neered to reduce vibration, bow was at least 15 years old. deadening items to reduce making them extremely While a bow that old can limb vibration. quiet and, consequently, still take deer, compared to less likely to spook deer. its modern counterparts, it is especially If you have older equipment and don’t noisy due to limb, string and riser vibra- want to spend the money to upgrade, at tion. least consider adding several vibration Today’s better, more advanced bows dampening accessories to diminish bow shoot arrows at 300 feet per second and noise. Sims Vibration Laboratories and higher, so an arrow getting to its target in other manufacturers offer devices made of less time can sometimes make the differ- sound deadening material for both split ence between a good or marginal hit. A limb and solid limb bows. They even offer faster arrow can often make a difference, a kit to reduce crossbow noise for hunters but a deer can react to the sound of the who hunt with those. Adding string leeches shot quicker than an arrow can get there, made of the same sound dampening mateso while it may help a bit, a faster bow is rial as those added to limbs and risers signo guarantee to combat a string-jumping nificantly diminishes the noise caused by deer. More than for the sake of speed, up- string vibration and, together, they can grading to better equipment means getting have a significant impact on a hunter’s suca bow that is light years more quiet than cess.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010

Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010
Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Contents
First Archery Buck
Red Oak, White Oak
Just Like the Good Old Days
Step Back in Time
Antler Restrictions in Pennsylvania
What Goes Up . . .
First Time’s a Charm
100 Deer
The Brute
Flight 93
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
Fun Game
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - First Archery Buck
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Red Oak, White Oak
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Just Like the Good Old Days
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Step Back in Time
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Antler Restrictions in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 18
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - What Goes Up . . .
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - First Time’s a Charm
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 100 Deer
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - The Brute
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Flight 93
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 42
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 43
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 44
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 47
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - I1
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - I2
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Cover3
Pennsylvania Game News - September 2010 - Cover4
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