first bow kill

Discussion in 'Bowhunting' started by beetle, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. beetle

    beetle New Member

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    Finally! after several years of just out of range or one always being on alert to where I could never pull a shot off, yesterday everything came to a perfect shot. Got in my treestand yesterday morning, a little cool no wind at all. An hour and a half later here come two doe's. They were taking their time nibbling here and there as they came to me. The one in the rear had her head down and the front one started past me, as she stepped past a tree I stood up and pulled the string back. Aiming past the tree about where I was going to take my shot. I let the arrow fly and off they ran. It looked like I made a good hit. I gave them 10 minutes and climbed down. I went over to where I made the shot about 18yrds. No arrow so at least I knew I stuck her, I backed out of the woods for an hour. When I came back to track her I found some small drops of blood about 10yrds, so now I'm second guessing if I made a good shot or not. About 50yrds I start finding more blood...about 75yrds there she lay! Man I was excited. I hit her a couple of inches back of the rib cage about two inches down, all the way through to the front leg on the oposite side. She dressed out at 115lbs. Thank you Martin Bows! I've taken Bucks and Doe's durning gun season but this doe, my first deer taken with my bow I will remember the most.
     
  2. phase5supply

    phase5supply New Member

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    Congrats WTG, Hope you harvest many more with your bow:big_smile:
     

  3. David Knotts

    David Knotts New Member

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    Congrats on the first bow kill. Hope you have many more.
     
  4. Fletchhunter

    Fletchhunter New Member

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    Congrats!!!! The first is the hardest
     
  5. radish

    radish Member

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    CONGRATS on your bow kill. Now you have the first one it will be easy.
     
  6. 1 catbuster

    1 catbuster New Member

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    Way to go. it took me a few years to get my first kill also.quite a few
     
  7. team salmon

    team salmon New Member

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    congrats!!! Nothing like it is there? Trust me that feeling you'll revisit with every one you shoot with a bow now, at least that's the way it is for me - the only thing better is when you get your first one big enough to hang on the wall. I've bow hunted for 22yrs and just killed my first pope and young deer last season - I'm still damn proud of every deer I shoot no matter what it is.
     
  8. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    Way to go! I know you are excited. That must be an awesome feeling. I've never learned to use a bow, but I've seen just how much work & practice needs to go in to "getting it done".
    Real proud for ya!
     
  9. Poppa

    Poppa New Member

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    Congrats on your first bow kill. You have the monkey off your back now.
    That takes a lot on mental pressure off. Good deal.
     
  10. kycatman01

    kycatman01 New Member

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    Congrats on your 1st bow kill..
     
  11. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    Congrats on the first bow kill. Now that you got the first, the rest will come easier. Its like your first kiss. Just one is never enough.
     
  12. perrycounty.in

    perrycounty.in New Member

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    Nice job beetle. Now your hooked eh? :wink:
     
  13. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Congrats Roger. I remember my first like it happened yesterday. Funny how a doe can turn a grown man's arm's into jelly isn't it.:smile2: hopefully this is the first of many.
     
  14. lance

    lance New Member

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    Way to go! As others have said it will now get A LITTLE easier !
     
  15. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    WTG. Roger on your first bow kill. I hope this is the first of many.
     
  16. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    Congrats brother, there is nothing like harvesting a deer with a bow if you ask me. Once you've done it you are hooked. Glad to see your plan came together. reps to ya.
     
  17. Mo.Hick

    Mo.Hick Active Member

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    Congrats on your first bow kill Roger. Nothing better than hunting with a bow. More exciting than gun hunting. I bet you are hooked now:cool2:.
    Tom