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Old 12-21-2010, 01:42 PM   #1
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It has long been a dream to hunt a buffalo with my bow, That dream was lived last weekend. It had been talked about but the reality never was certain until last week. The guides were a little nervous about getting in bow range, They had one shot a couple weeks ago with a gun that they say went crazy. I was determined if I was gonna shoot one it was gonna be with my bow. We went out mid morning to see if we could get close enough, We got to 22 yards and I let the Mathews go to work. He ran maybe 25 to 30 yards and went down, He kept his head up and just watched us, Double lunged him, We watched for 20 minutes or so and he just laid there , they asked if I wanted to put another one in him to try and get the heart, I said I if I needed to stick him again to be able to get my hands on him quicker then let's go for it. The previous one took a long time to die with a lung shot. So we eased up on him and he never stood up, Just looked at me, I had already talked to the guide about where to shoot as I thought my first was a good one, He said it was good but if I go over another 6 inches forward I would get heart, That's what I did, He jumped up and bucked and ran another 25 to 30 yards and started break dancing, I was beside myself and am starting to shake again just thinking about it. He was out within a couple of minutes, Not a half hour and 50 to 60 yards from getting to draw back on him, He was done and I was one happy man. I cannot post pics or this would have been here at 5:30 Monday morning. I can e-mail or text if someone could please help me out. I would prefer e-mail because the pics are better, But I will take what I can get. Sorry for the long read
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Old 12-21-2010, 01:46 PM   #2
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send pics to the email in the pm i just sent you. i'll post them.
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Old 12-21-2010, 01:57 PM   #3
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They are on the way, Thank you. For reference, I am 5'11" 220#, This guy was a hoss
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:00 PM   #4
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here they are
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:00 PM   #5
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that's alot of meat
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:03 PM   #6
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Nice Buff! Congrats!
Saw your post on facebook.
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:07 PM   #7
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that's alot of meat
Yes sir and I can't wait to try it. Thanks for getting the pics up for me
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Nice Buff! Congrats!
Saw your post on facebook.
Thanks Joe
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:19 PM   #8
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Holy crap! I thought you were going to shoot a cow!

Awesome animal, Matt.
Dawn's gonna look awesome in the buffalo skin bikini you're having made for her!
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:26 PM   #9
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That's one huge animal! Congrats.
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:27 PM   #10
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it's huge! congrats!
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:38 PM   #11
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Congrats again Matt! Way to go!

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Old 12-21-2010, 02:39 PM   #12
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You're gonna need a bigger cooler. lol
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:44 PM   #13
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Congratulations on your buffalo and two really good shots!
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:58 PM   #14
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I've always wanted a buf hide. Congrats!
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:02 PM   #15
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Congrats! Awesome animal!
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:10 PM   #16
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My mouth is watering, nice buffalo!
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:18 PM   #17
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I didn't realize how big they are. Wow!
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:36 PM   #18
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Congrats! That is huge!
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:39 PM   #19
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big ***** animal for SURE!

awesome!
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:57 PM   #20
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That's incredible! Where did you go to shoot the buffalo?

Beautiful animal.
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:12 PM   #21
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Congrats!

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Old 12-21-2010, 04:34 PM   #22
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Wow! That guy is huge! Congrats!
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:52 PM   #23
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Awesome, dude he is huge!!
I would love to get one with my bow
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:58 PM   #24
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awesome buffalo
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:11 PM   #25
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Awesome! He is massive!
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:14 PM   #26
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That is a big one!!! Congrats!
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:45 PM   #27
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Whoa Matt, that thing is huge! Congrats man.
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:54 PM   #28
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WOW PRAISE GOD!!! that is one big animal congrats
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:34 PM   #29
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Congrats Matt!
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:51 PM   #30
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That's awesome, congrats on a great bull!!
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:52 PM   #31
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That is awesome congrats!!!!
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Old 12-22-2010, 01:38 AM   #32
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That thing is huge
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:42 AM   #33
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Beast of a Buffalo... Congrats Matt!!!
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:44 AM   #34
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Awesome buffalo, congrats!
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:16 AM   #35
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so cool, and buffalo meat can't be beat! congrats!
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:17 AM   #36
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Congrats
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:27 AM   #37
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That's incredible! Where did you go to shoot the buffalo?

Beautiful animal.
I got him at Rattlesnake Springs Ranch. Awesome place and they work hard to get you on your animal of choice. It was an awesome hunt. Thanks everyone
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Old 12-22-2010, 11:13 AM   #38
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congrats
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:55 PM   #39
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wow
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Old 12-22-2010, 02:28 PM   #40
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Awesome animal!!! Congrats, Matt!
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:11 PM   #41
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Matt I'm waiting on a BB-Q weekend now !! Nice animal
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:49 PM   #42
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Congrats on a beast of a buff!
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:57 PM   #43
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That is truly awesome and inspiring too! Got a hunting dream? Catch it!
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:14 PM   #44
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Congrats Matt! that is awesome!
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:34 PM   #45
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That is a huge animal!!!!!
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:37 PM   #46
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Matt I'm waiting on a BB-Q weekend now !! Nice animal
Kieth, This will happen. It is at the processor now. I am anxious to check it out. I still get the shakes every time I talk about it. It was such an awesome hunt. All of the talk about being charged after the shot and all, I was pumped and still am. Thank you all for all of the congrats. They are telling me to expect between 800 and 1000lbs. of meat. Dawn got a Pierre David cow the same weekend so we are expecting 200 to 250lbs. out of that one. Thinking about kicking one of the kids out and making a walk in freezer, LOL.
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:06 PM   #47
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Love the taste of buffalo...have always wanted to shoot one...just a little chicken I guess !?!
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:07 AM   #48
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Congrats on the monster bull, Matt! It's gonna be good eating.
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:19 AM   #49
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Congrats to you. A Buffalo is very high on my list of critters to get.
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:36 AM   #50
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Matt of course I have been away from the GS due to being out of town for the holidays but I say again CONGRATS on an awsome trophy! I am still showing him off from the ldp text I received the morning of!!
Can we eat now!
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