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Old 05-01-2018, 02:23 PM   #4
jerp
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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Aledo
Hunt In: Shackleford Co.
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My first shot an an animal with a trad bow ended with a "Thwack" - but not the kind I was hoping for. I was hunting from a blind I built during my compound days. It didn't have sufficient headroom for a 62" longbow so I practiced canting at about 2:00 for clearance. A nice doe came in, settled down and stood broadside at 12 yards. Brain fog set in - and you guessed it - I forgot to cant the bow. Upon release my top limb smacked the ceiling and the arrow kinda flopped out the window and landed on the ground between the deer's legs. My first trad kill was from that same stand the next weekend - the pig in my avatar.
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