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    What do you all think about using a all black bow in a treestand. I will mostly be doing ground blind hunting so I am thinking of getting a black bow for that reason.

    I figure it probably isn't that big of deal since it wasn't that long ago there were no camo bows (or few) but I would like the opinions of others that hunt as I am brand new to it.

    I like the looks of the all black bows too.
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    Oh, would it make much difference for spot and stalk or turkey hunting as well?
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    I don't think the animals would notice if your bow was black, blue, or pink camo.
    Ahhh I just had to say that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLN1963 View Post
    Oh, would it make much difference for spot and stalk or turkey hunting as well?
    It won't make a difference, you won't be able to stalk into bow range of a turkey anyway.

    Really though, stalking turkeys is very UNSAFE as far as I am concerned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptJJ View Post
    It won't make a difference, you won't be able to stalk into bow range of a turkey anyway.

    Really though, stalking turkeys is very UNSAFE as far as I am concerned.
    Not to mention very difficult! Really no reason not to go for the all black bow. It isn't color that spooks game, its movement, make a sudden move and you're busted, move slow and steady as if the wind is moving you and you'll be ok Plenty of black in the woods.
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    Assume for a moment that you could only see most black, white and shades of gray in the woods. This about what most animals see---with the acception of those darn turkeys. I think a black bow would look much like any other limb on a tree.
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    I've used a black bow for the past 2 seasons, haven't been busted yet. As some of the others have stated, its movement that'll get you busted, not the camo or lack of camo on the bow.

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    Let me clarify, the spot and stalk was for 4-legged inhabitants of the forest, not turkeys.

    Got it, no movement is the name of the game in not being detected. Turkey or other game!

    If I pick up a new bow it may be black. If I get used it's just a matter of a finding a good deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptJJ View Post
    stalking turkeys is very UNSAFE as far as I am concerned.
    True fact...what you think is a good tom to go after can be a shotgun toting trigger happy fool.... best to ambush or call them to you.

    I read years ago..A guy was shot turkey hunting because he smoked cigarettes in a RED package...some fool saw the red an uncored his 3"mag into the brush... let's be careful out there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MLN1963 View Post
    Let me clarify, the spot and stalk was for 4-legged inhabitants of the forest, not turkeys.
    Yeah, I feel stupid. Sent you a PM.
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