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Old 07-31-2018, 08:12 AM   #1
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Default A Yukon’s first blood

I visited with Bob last week and acquired a 38@28 Sarrels Yukon longbow. I came home today to find an little armadillo digging around my orchard drip irrigation. I stalked it to about 15 yds and shot low. It scampered off into its rocky burrow on three legs and not four. Good practice...good riddance...I hope.
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Old 07-31-2018, 09:04 AM   #2
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Nice shooting! Too bad he got away. Nothing like some chicken fried armadillo!

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Old 07-31-2018, 09:15 AM   #3
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I hate those buggars. I live in the country too and they are always digging in my yard. A 9 MM to the head usually takes care of that.
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Old 07-31-2018, 10:39 AM   #4
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Good to see you're back shooting!

Sidenote: if you do actually kill one of those armadillos, prolly wanna handle with care as they are known to carry leprosy.
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Old 07-31-2018, 11:13 AM   #5
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Thanks TT. Taking it easy. I was worried about my new pup trailing it bc of leprosy. Thanks for the warning.

Cody...Ive never heard of chicken fried armadillo. That Guy Clark song of Texas Cookin and armadillo tasting like pie kept coming to mind....but then Leprosy kept overruling that fun thought.

Splitfinger...my 9mm was handy but just not as fun.
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Old 07-31-2018, 11:39 AM   #6
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Thanks TT. Taking it easy. I was worried about my new pup trailing it bc of leprosy. Thanks for the warning.

Cody...Ive never heard of chicken fried armadillo. That Guy Clark song of Texas Cookin and armadillo tasting like pie kept coming to mind....but then Leprosy kept overruling that fun thought.

Splitfinger...my 9mm was handy but just not as fun.
Mmmm....think about topped with that lemon flavored honey you got!

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Old 08-01-2018, 05:35 PM   #7
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Mmmm....think about topped with that lemon flavored honey you got!

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Not gonna lie...that doesnt sound tasty

Bow shoots whisper quiet. Bob help me arrow tune a bit. Im shootin a 463gr arrow...roughly 11-12gpp. Im hoping its not too much.
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Old 08-01-2018, 06:07 PM   #8
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Not gonna lie...that doesnt sound tasty

Bow shoots whisper quiet. Bob help me arrow tune a bit. Im shootin a 463gr arrow...roughly 11-12gpp. Im hoping its not too much.
If the bowyer helped you're probably on the right track.
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Old 08-01-2018, 11:00 PM   #9
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If the bowyer helped you're probably on the right track.
We took the nock kick out. The further I shoot I see a slight barrel roll to the left even though shooting flemish loose right handed and fletched right. Im wondering if Im dragging a finger. Im gonna try to make some time for paper tuning tomorrow.

I hope you got your wandering anchor figured. The squirrels are calling.

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Old 08-02-2018, 10:08 AM   #10
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Just be glad you got your arrow back. I have lost a couple to those critters. Got where I don't bother any more. Just let them shuffle through.

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Old 08-06-2018, 12:57 PM   #11
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Diller Killer!
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Old 08-08-2018, 07:21 AM   #12
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Diller Killer!
I like it! I believe you have christened my bow. As of last week...we had two bloodied dillers under our belt. Tough litter critters.
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