Levi Morgan Featured Chat. 6/27/12 9pm EST
Bowmaddness– Hi Levi, Have you archery hunted in PA this year if so have you had any luck?
Levi Morgan– I hunted in Greene county PA this past season with no luck…hunted public ground and it was tough…I killed a good one there a couple years ago though
Double S- Thank you Levi for all the things you do for the great sport of archery. That’s all. pass
Levi Morgan – Man I appreciate that….It’s been good to me
Ghost23– Levi, what is your greatest accomplishment in archery?
Levi Morgan– My greatest accomplishment in archery ……wow….that’s a good ???……It would have to be winning Louisville!
Ohio Mossy Oak– … Ohio Deer harvest numbers and deer/vehicle accidents have been on the decline for multiple years and many hunters are saying they are not seeing the deer they used to, and that herd numbers may be down overall .Not buck numbers, but in general……. I know you hunt and manage land in Ohio. Have you noticed anything of this sort? And how do you feel about increased cost for both Resident an non-resident deer hunters equally, and decreased antlerless bag limits?
Levi Morgan– I definitely feel that deer numbers overall are down in Ohio…but not buck numbers…I think it is due to the liberal rules on doe harvest jumping in the last couple years….I wish the tags wouldn’t go up as well….
PAbowhunter86– Levi, how many shoots do you attend each year?
Levi Morgan– around 15 or 16….its alot but I love competing ….all those are in a 6 month period
SierraMtns– Hey Levi, Any pointers for someone wanting to compete. I have done a couple 3D shoots. There seems like some many different types of competition. How did you get started?
Levi Morgan– I agree and think that there are way too many venues in this sport…..but I would say pick the one that you feel more confident in and the one that you can best practice for!
Levi Morgan– My dad was a huge hunter….and he introduced it to me….
XFBrian– Do swackers really work like they say or is it just tv???
Levi Morgan– Man if there is one product that I truly believe in…it is swacker I have no issues at all with them…from the design to toughness they are no doubt my favorite bhead….just stay away from the shoulder bone….the only deer I have lost was from a shoulder shot…but if u hit a deer just right in the shoulder with any bhead u r screwed….no need to hit that far forward with that big of a cut
XFBrian – lmao thanks for your time
XFBrian – and CONGRATS on the baby
YoungTNArcher– What is the longest shot you have taken at a target? What is your longest shot while hunting?
Levi Morgan– 200 at a target…….I don’t know if I should answer this but oh well…..120 on a mule deer!
Levi Morgan– thanx xfbrian
YoungTNArcher– Did you hit the mule deer?
Levi Morgan– Smoked it….but very controlled situation
buckeyeguy2299– BESIDES NAME THAT GAME:)…WHAT IS YOUR FAV HUNTING SHOW ON TV? AND WHAT ABOUT IT DO YOU LIKE?
Levi Morgan – Its Name The Game Jason…lol…and I would say the Drurys stuff…they are awesome hunters and I’ve been watching them since as long as I can remember…I’ve learned alot from them
buckeyeguy2299– GREAT …….HAVE A GOOD NIGHT BUDDY AND TTYL
ferretboy– First off, pleasure meeting you again and now my question: Many purists dont consider 3d real archery, we all know that you’re one of the best in the world at that game, how did it feel shutting down the naysayers by having such a huge indoor win and how proud were you to put that one into your vast and growing list of accomplishments? And congratulations on both the Championship and the new baby.
Levi Morgan– 3d is the toughest venue of archery….thats why so many great shooters dont shhow up….u actually have to think and plan…and manage…..and shoot…and judge….Indoors was awesome for me because I never practice that stuff and because people said the only reason I won was because of my yardage….you cant win a 3d on yardage alone
youngbuck98– oh ok
Levi Morgan– Indoors are tough because they are so easy everyone can compete…
Levi Morgan- if that makes sense…lol
youngbuck98– levi what method do you use to judge yardage?? do you look at the target or go bye the ground
Levi Morgan– I use a little of both young buck….but mostly target
ferretboy– total sense, i shoot both and perform better in 3d, for some reason i feel less stress, thank you for the answer
geezer047– Hey, gonna be hot this weekend if you and Sam need a cold drink of water stop by Koty’s truck. Charlie
Levi Morgan– Haha…no problem man…I may make Sam stay home in this heat…not good for being 7 months along
hrtlnd164– Levi, which would you rather have. A 180" buck or another World Championship…(and you can’t say both).
Levi Morgan– Definitely a 180” buck…easiest one yet…haha
Levi Morgan– heck a 160
hrtlnd164– I’m with ya there
ironarcher– Oh I’m not sure.. ok I guess I didn’t really understand the answer about judging yardage..
ironarcher– or maybe I missed it haha
Levi Morgan– I look at the target and study it for detail while taking alot of other things like lighting, terrain, etc. into consideration…if I’m still not confident I will check it with the ground to see if I get something different
ironarcher– got ya thanks Levi
jrm81– Who are some the guys that you just flat out enjoy shooting with in 3D and indoors? Also in your opinion, who are some of the up and coming archers that we should keep our eye on?
Levi Morgan– Guys Like Darrin Christenberry, Nathan Brookes, Danny Mcarthy, Ken Lance, Chance B, and so many I cant name em all…….and a couple up and comers are Garrett Ayresman from WV that kid is awesome…..and Ty Adkins to name a couple….and Jeremy Elliot
masonbanta– Did you just decide one day to start shooting the Pro stake or did you work your way up to it over the years?
Levi Morgan– I’ve shot since I was 6 years old and worked my way to a win in the mens open class in the ASA when i was 13…I quit for a couple years and when I came back I was hungry to be the best of the best so I jumped right in
masonbanta– Thanks Levi and good luck this weekend.
Levi Morgan– thank u
rdraper_3– Can’t really think of any questions right now. I’d just like to say congrats to you and Samantha and good luck in Marengo, OH
Levi Morgan– thanks so much…really appreciate that
scott*devin– ohh sorry, Levi do you like the Mathews monster series bows?
Levi Morgan– Yea I do man…I have had my ups a downs with them by my ups have been amazing…..I love them especially for hunting….but I’ve also won 3 Worlds with a monster 7
sugice– levi, first it is a pleasure to meet you and I really enjoy your show, now what was your most exciting hunt and which state has presented the most challenging hunt of your career and why?
Levi Morgan– most exciting was the double double droptine from my dads farm in Ohio…no doubt that’s the most exciting hunt of my life…..most challenging is spot and stalk muleys in the Missouri river breaks of Montana….but that’s also one of my fav hunts….
sugice– thank you, good luck this weekend and congrats to you and Samantha. If you ever get up to Maine look me up, I've got some great hunting land available.
sugice– bear and some big bucks
sugice– got my permit for a bull this October
Levi Morgan– awesome
20ftup– you bought it
tarheelmr7– what target/lighting/terrain scenarios trick you the most? Can you pick one scenario and give a tip on how not to get my butt kicked by the yardage?
Levi Morgan– Tarheel—-The one that gets me the most is if the lighting isn’t consistent…if its dark the targets look farther and if its bright the targets look closer…..so if it has been overcast all day and I’m calibrated for that, then all of the sudden the sun comes out and the target is bright…if I’m not careful I will shoot him in the knee…lol
Levi Morgan– …see ya’
tarheelmr7– thanks man. I’m gonna pm you. Hope to see you this weekend
Levi Morgan– no problem
youngbuck98– do you think a c4 is a good bow for target shooting or should I go with the apex 8, either one what would be the length on the front and back bar and how many weights to balance it out good, i shoot b-stinger premiere xl bars
Levi Morgan– 29″ draw and under I would go with c4…over that I would go apex 8….both good target bows….I would start with a 30″ front bar with about 4oz and a 12″ back bar with about 13-15oz
fasst– I am going to run thru the names that haven’t had a chance to ask a question yet, before we double up. Levi only has a few more minutes slated for the chat!
youngbuck98– ok thanks man,
Levi Morgan– no problem
3Dblackncamo– hey levi, what are your goals in 3D archery right now and how do I get you to Big Pine for some local 3D! good luck in metropolis
Levi Morgan– I want to win shooter of the year for 3 more years in ASA and help make the organizations better…I’m gonna try to make it out at some point i enjoy shooting out there
AdvanTimberLou– Levi, congrats on winning Louisville, I was there and see what I thought was the word “manimal” on your shooter belt, what is the meaning behind that?
AdvanTimberLou– It could have been my bad eyes too, you guys shooting inside outs all day was cool to watch! 🙂
Levi Morgan– Thats a nick name that Greg Poole gave me…he had that quiver made for me….he says im not all human and that I have to be at least half animal…lol…so he calls me the manimal
Fortyneck– Hey Levi, thanks for your time, In your opinion what peep/sight housing/pin size combo is best suited for hunting at longer distances? Also do you have a favorite older model bowhunting bow that stands out with exceptional accuracy and/or shootability for those that can’t afford the absolute latest equipment.
AdvanTimberLou– After seeing you shoot, you’re not human! Congrats again and congrats on the future addition!
JHENS87– sounds like poole
Levi Morgan– I would go with a 1/8 peep and either a .10 or .19 for pin size but if u can see smaller then I would say go for it….and for an older bow I loved the switch backs
GoosebyFLuFLu– How long do you plan on shooting professionally? Also do you plan on shooting until you no longer are able to or until is no longer is fun? Thanks for taking the time to answer everyone’s questions.
Levi Morgan– thanks lou
Fortyneck– Thanks, BTW Manimal…great show
Levi Morgan– I’m not real sure…I’ve got a little boy on the way and I can already tell that archery is taking a back seat…as it should….I am going to pray about it as time goes on and we will see what the Lord has in store…good question
fasst– good answer!
Levi Morgan– thanks fortyneck
JHENS87– Whats your hunting setup for whitetails this year? Any sidebar, lens, longer front stab normally seen in target shooting?
Levi Morgan– I will be running same as usual for me…mr7 with a 15″ front bar and a 10″ back bar…..7 pin CBE tek hunter but no lense….also gonna use the Helium some I like that bow….especially in blinds
JHENS87– nice, thanks
Levi Morgan– no problem
NY911– Levi – not so much a question, but a comment – thanks for taking a stance with the shenanigans at recent tournaments it really shows how you (and the other Pros who spoke up) care for the future of the sport. Your voice alone equals 100 of ours. Keep tearing it up and good luck on the future addition!
Levi Morgan– Thanks…I want to do all I can to help these orgs out with rules and decisions…there is a small group of us pros that are starting to work together to get things changed for the better..
Wazz13– Outside of your Pro Hunter’s, what would be your go to arrow for hunting? What would be you goto arrow for 3D?
Levi Morgan– I would go with a velocity 300 for hunting and TRiple xxxs for 3d
Wazz13 – Thanks Levi, best of luck and God bless.
archerdad– nothing just here to observe… congratulations on your good fortune levi the baby and the winnings
Levi Morgan– thanks guys
hitman846– In your travels, have you ever had a fan or someone you don’t know tell you “Dude, you should hunt with me for a few days at my place” and took them up on it?
Levi Morgan– yes and no…not really that spur of the moment but I have had people email me with an idea for a hunt and within the month i was there…not to say I wouldn’t if the circumstance was right….haha
hoytbullrider– Whats your best advice for a younger shooter , like myself, to get into 3d and indoor when only having a hunting rig (mathews monster) competition against the guys with bows setup just for 3D/indoor , sorry if its a wild question
Levi Morgan– that’s a good question….I wouldn’t be scared to take my hunting rig to a tournament….that bow doesn’t know its not a tournament bow….while its probably a little more critical and maybe slower and doesn’t have all the bells and whistles it will more than likely still shoot awesome….just think of it this way…if you can beat them with a hunting set up then imagine what u could do with a tourney rig…..
Ohio Mossy Oak– I wouldn’t mind getting in a follow up if he has time. Or maybe I can just hit him up on facebook?
Ohio Mossy Oak– On my last question regarding Ohio deer an tags etc. Did you say you’re in favor of a reasonable increase in cost for Residents an non-resident deer hunters?
Ohio Mossy Oak– Also..I feel if you own over 50acres even as a non res you should pay less being a property owner…Just wanted to say that
Levi Morgan– I obviously would rather the price not go up when I think of myself….but if the state is using the money to put back into conservation then a little raise would be ok with me….I agree with u on the landowner thing…I’ve been saying that for years…haha
Levi Morgan– not that it matters to them what I think
GoosebyFLuFLu– Before I leave I wanted to thank you again for taking the time to answer my question and others as well.
Mathews122– Levi do you have any idea what would be the best 3d tournament bow for a person witha 26 in draw
Levi Morgan– no problem man. I wish we were all in a room so I could answer in more detail
Levi Morgan– id say Mathews prestige
Ghost23– What has been the best archery advice given to you, and how did it affect you as an archer:?
fasst– OK Folks, let’s all give Levi a big hand for taking the time to host this chat!
JHENS87– Yep thanks again Levi, been a very good chat
Mathews122– Thank you
Christopher67– Thank You
Double S– A Big thank you Levi!.
geezer047– THANKS Levi, see you this weekend. Charlie
PAbowhunter86– Thank Levi Congrats on becoming a dad no feeling in the world can compare!
20ftup– Thanks Levi stay cool
fasst– And Levi, please be sure to tell Greg that I was serious in my last text to him a little while ago!…..lmao
fasst– levi, can you answer one last question for us please?
Levi Morgan– Thanks guys I really enjoyed the questions
Levi Morgan– yes sir
fasst– go for it Ray
ferretboy– Thanks a lot Levi Morgan
JHENS87– Good luck, and try to avoid this 100degree heat your coming into as much as possible haha
rdraper_3– What would you like to see improve in the IBO? I’d personally like to see the Pro’s shooting on the SAME courses as those in lower classes. I’ve only been in it for 2 years and really like it and plan on going to MBO next year, I’m currently in MBR but the only thing stopping me is the whole adjustable sight thing. I’m deathly afraid I’d forget to adjust it and miss a target.
Ohio Mossy Oak– Thanks alot levi. Getting insight on the deer herd here, from a highly managed ohio land owner like yourself means alot..An re-affirms many takes on the deer herd…Good luck this weekend. And god bless your an yours<
zakseppala– what would be the one tip you would give for someone looking to improve their shooting
rdraper_3- Thanks for letting me get it in there Travis
Levi Morgan– O wow ray?…thats a long list…lets see….pros shoot on sight….a legit awards ceremony….a qualification to get ur pro card….a shoot off….20 targets per day….a speed limit….etc etc etc
Levi Morgan– Thanks guys and good night
rdraper_3– Thanks Levi
Ohio Mossy Oak– Speed limit !! YES! I love it
archerdad– thanks for your time levi
Christopher67– Thanks Levi
AdvanTimberLou– Thanks again Levi and all the shooter of the year titles won’t mean a thing when you become the title of dad! Enjoy every moment of it! God Bless you and Samantha!
ferretboy– Another class act, I have really enjoyed the last two featured chats