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Old 09-30-2018, 12:57 AM   #1
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Today was my first time to take bow hunting seriously. I've rifle hunted the past 18 yrs and thanks to this website and awesome members I decided to get into bow hunting,and I feel very accomplished. First thing this morning I got into my pop up, right before the feeder goes off I have a lone doe coming in. I think to myself "this is so cool being so close" it's like she heard the thoughts in my head she looked up and made eye contact and started blowing and took off running.about 45 minutes later I had a young 4 point and some does come in, I decide to take a doe. Well I got busted drawing back amd all the deer ran off. I decide to close the side windows of my pop up to make it darker. 10 minutes after I closed the windows I hear squealing and trampling, pigs were coming. I see 3 pigs come running to my left I drew back quickly took aim and let one fly. The pig was quartering away arrow entered in the shoulder exited through the neck. He went face down back legs kicking digging a trench with his snout for all of 15 ft and flipped over. Hell yeah!!!! First bow kill. I cleaned him and got him in the cooler then went and had lunch feeling like an expert archer. After lunch and a short nap I headed back out, feeder went off 4 does make it to the edge of the brush look at me and start blowing and take off running. At this point I decided to put the velcro mesh back on my front windows and wait. Hour and a half later I have a young 4 point come in very skittish. He hung out for an hour before 2 does come in ( or so I thought ) after the does got settled in I drew back and let an arrow fly, perfect shot tucked in tight behind the shoulder the doe jumps about 3 foot and crash lands then takes off running with the other doe they hit the dry creek and i hear crashing in the brush. Hell yeah first deer with a bow!!!! I give it some time as I shot at 715pm, it gets dark quickly I find my arrow covered in bright red blood, smells good and all that. Well I can only find one speck of blood on a rock I think shes right over there in the creek no big deal. I searched for 2 hours couldn't find blood, no deer nothing, I ended up lost in the woods I was walking around blind trying to find my deer blind, 4wheeler anything. My wife has been calling and texting wondering if I'm ok, phone was on silent. I call her tell her what happened and we stayed on the phone for 20 minutes while I'm now trying to figure out where I am. I found my 4 wheeler, hell yeah!!!!! I decide I'm not giving up yet and drove the 4 wheeler to the creek, well 3 minutes into my 4 wheeler ride past the feeder I found my deer not 30 yards away. I probably walked by it 4 or 5 times and it wasn't a doe it was a spike. The low light and mesh had me jacked up a little, oh well happy as all get out. First bow hunt I smoked a hog and a spike, and ended up lost. I feel so accomplished, feel I could give Tim wells a run for his money. Lots of memories were made today, if I knew how to post pics I would. I'm glad to be a part of the TBH family and hope everyone had a great weekend I'm gonna drink a beer and hit the hay
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Old 09-30-2018, 01:04 AM   #2
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Sounds like a Great Day.Congrats
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Old 09-30-2018, 01:07 AM   #3
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Hell yea! Congratulations!


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Old 09-30-2018, 01:09 AM   #4
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Been a long day, but a hell of a great day been up for 19 hours, all you guys here are awesome cant wait to go after a big buck. Best part I killed my hog and deer with the same arrow and broadhead

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Old 09-30-2018, 01:29 AM   #5
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Well done! I felt like I could feel all of the emotions of those first again! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-30-2018, 01:42 AM   #6
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Great read, congratulations!
Hope the rest of the season is just as good to you.
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Old 09-30-2018, 02:26 AM   #7
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Welcome to the addiction. Great way to start.
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Old 09-30-2018, 06:14 AM   #8
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Congrats on all the firsts. It was a great day for you. Mostly cause you woke up thanks to the good Lord above. After that it just got better. The addiction gets worse but it's a good thing. Bein in the great outdoors is always wondermous.
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Old 09-30-2018, 06:37 AM   #9
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Congratulations, that feeling and memories of several “first’s” bowhunting will be with you forever!

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Old 09-30-2018, 06:41 AM   #10
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Awesome story and memories for you! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-30-2018, 06:53 AM   #11
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hell yeah - congrats!
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Old 09-30-2018, 07:36 AM   #12
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Congrats on lots of first, and great write up!
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Old 09-30-2018, 07:47 AM   #13
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Enjoyed your write-up. Thanks for sharing your first hunt. Congratulations x2.
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:00 AM   #14
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Congrats

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Old 09-30-2018, 08:04 AM   #15
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Good job, and welcome blood-brother!
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:14 AM   #16
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Congrats...
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:21 AM   #17
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Great story. Congrats
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:26 AM   #18
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Awesome. Way to go!
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:29 AM   #19
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Heck of a way to start a bow hunting career. Took me six years to kill a deer after I started hunting with a bow seriously. Low numbers of killable deer where I hunted at that time but persistence pays off. Well done sir!!


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Old 09-30-2018, 08:33 AM   #20
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Hooked for life brother. Congrats
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:36 AM   #21
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Great way to start. 5years and still waiting to tell my story.
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Old 09-30-2018, 08:41 AM   #22
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Been a long day, but a hell of a great day been up for 19 hours, all you guys here are awesome cant wait to go after a big buck. Best part I killed my hog and deer with the same arrow and broadhead

Congrats.

Did you sharpen your broadhead after the pig? Always best to shoot a deer with as sharp a broadhead as possible.

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Old 09-30-2018, 08:53 AM   #23
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Congrats. You are very lucky getting 2 animals on your first day. I was told I was lucky because I got my first Archery deer within the first year, very last day of season. I would recommend downloading a GPS app like huntstand on your phone. You can mark locations and use that to get back.

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Old 09-30-2018, 08:56 AM   #24
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No advice from me just a congrats and it's still just as exciting after 20years man have fun!!

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Old 09-30-2018, 09:03 AM   #25
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Big congrats.
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Old 09-30-2018, 09:09 AM   #26
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Congrats.


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Old 09-30-2018, 09:17 AM   #27
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Congratulations. Welcome to the addiction.
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Old 09-30-2018, 09:26 AM   #28
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Congratulations! Nothing like doubling up for your 1st bow kills.
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Old 09-30-2018, 09:27 AM   #29
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Congrats!! Two shots. Two kills. Can't beat that!
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Old 09-30-2018, 10:15 AM   #30
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Can't beat that for your "first"....
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Old 09-30-2018, 10:24 AM   #31
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Congratulations on a great day of hunting, I can feel the excitement in your story - thats what hunting is all about.
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Old 09-30-2018, 10:31 AM   #32
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Thanks for sharing, congrats on your success.
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Old 09-30-2018, 10:48 AM   #33
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Nice write up! Congrats!
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Old 09-30-2018, 10:48 AM   #34
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Awesome day of hunting!
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Old 09-30-2018, 10:54 AM   #35
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Congrats!!! Glad you found him!
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Old 09-30-2018, 11:24 AM   #36
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Congrats! Nothing like the feeling of your first with a bow!

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Old 09-30-2018, 11:49 AM   #37
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nice start!!
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Old 09-30-2018, 11:54 AM   #38
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Congrats on all the firsts.......except for getting turned around in the woods. You werent lost, you just werent real sure where you were . Heck of a day, congrats again.
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Old 09-30-2018, 11:57 AM   #39
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Great start and an awesome day, congratulations!!
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Old 09-30-2018, 12:10 PM   #40
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Congrats! A double! That is rare in bowhunting.
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Old 09-30-2018, 12:24 PM   #41
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One you will never forget..congrats on so many firsts
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Old 09-30-2018, 12:35 PM   #42
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What a great day for you. Congrats!
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Old 09-30-2018, 01:10 PM   #43
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Congrats!!!!!

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Old 09-30-2018, 01:43 PM   #44
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Congrats! Great story and thanks for sharing

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Old 09-30-2018, 01:47 PM   #45
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Thanks everyone, hope ya'll are having a great weekend
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Old 09-30-2018, 01:50 PM   #46
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Man that sounds like an awesome day and a great start to bow hunting addiction ������
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:29 AM   #47
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Congrats!!!
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:34 AM   #48
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Way to not give up. Pays to regroup and start over. Congratulations.
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:35 AM   #49
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Awesome day for sure! Congratulations!
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:48 AM   #50
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A bow hunt with that many "hell yeah's" is always good! Congrats!
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