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Old 01-02-2019, 04:29 PM   #1
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I've been involved in archery for a while, but not hunting. This summer, I made an ilf riser and slapped some limbs on it and glued up some arrows with zwickey no mercys and today, I made the trip up to a friend's ranch. Nobody there hunts with a recurve, so we made do with a ground blind. At first light, a few does walked out into a small clearing about 25 yards away from me. A short while later, a spike sauntered in. My friend told me to shoot it, but the blind was a little too low for me to be comfortable, so I slowly made the move out the back of the blind. After ten minutes of waiting for the shot, I began moving in on the buck. Whenever he had his head down, I walked a few steps closer. At 18 yards, I pulled my bow up, shaking like a leaf, but I locked in at full draw and I knew the arrow was going where I looked. I took the shot, the buck twisted off, and my friend pumped his fist from inside the blind. We thought it was a heart shot, but decided to give it some time. After a bit of a tracking job, we found the buck down about 100 yards from the shot. It turned out that, while I had thought the buck was quartering away because of the head angle and low light, he was actually quartering towards me slightly, so the shot ended up penetrating the liver and sticking out two feet the other side. I also got very bloody skinning and quartering my first deer. Mom's gonna be mad.
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Old 01-02-2019, 04:32 PM   #2
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Old 01-02-2019, 04:36 PM   #3
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Sweet! Congratulations.

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Old 01-02-2019, 04:38 PM   #4
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Old 01-02-2019, 04:44 PM   #5
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Old 01-02-2019, 04:49 PM   #6
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nice - congrats!
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Old 01-02-2019, 04:51 PM   #7
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Congrats on your first! Any pics?
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Old 01-02-2019, 05:41 PM   #8
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Congrats on the first one, keep focused and keep going!


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Old 01-03-2019, 12:13 AM   #9
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Old 01-03-2019, 12:28 AM   #10
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Awesome, Congratulations
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Old 01-03-2019, 12:30 AM   #11
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Old 01-03-2019, 12:33 AM   #12
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Nice work getting your first one the hard way. Big congrats!
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Old 01-03-2019, 12:50 AM   #13
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That is just awesome!!!!

Congrats on your first!

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P.S. - Please post your pic in the 2019 Trad Harvest Thread also!!!!

https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...8#post13897158


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Old 01-03-2019, 06:43 AM   #14
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Blood washes off and your mom will still love you even if you got a little bloody. Congrats on the deer. I think that it is pretty awesome that you built the riser.
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Old 01-03-2019, 07:03 AM   #15
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That is a heck of a story. Congratulations!
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Old 01-03-2019, 07:43 AM   #16
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Wow, you did good. Way to go.
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:13 AM   #17
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Way to go!! Congrats again!
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:32 AM   #18
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Awesome job, congrats on your first great harvest. Sounds like it was a fun hunt.
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Old 01-03-2019, 12:55 PM   #19
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Very nice!! Congrats!
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Old 01-03-2019, 01:16 PM   #20
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Heck ya great job congrats
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Old 01-03-2019, 01:19 PM   #21
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Old 01-03-2019, 01:49 PM   #22
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Awesome, Young Man. Congratulations, Sir. That's a beautiful bow you had made, BTW.
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Old 01-03-2019, 01:59 PM   #23
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That's awesome! Congrats!

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Old 01-03-2019, 10:22 PM   #24
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Very nice congrats!
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:25 PM   #25
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Awesome. Congrats!
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:30 PM   #26
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Old 01-03-2019, 11:50 PM   #27
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Waydago!!
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Old 01-04-2019, 12:23 AM   #28
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Nicely done
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Old 01-04-2019, 01:27 AM   #29
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Congrats. Your living right
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Old 01-04-2019, 06:08 AM   #30
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Congrats!!!
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Old 01-05-2019, 01:07 AM   #31
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Well done on the bow build, the shot, the harvest (and the hoodie--ALM '98)!!!
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Old 01-05-2019, 02:09 AM   #32
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Nice!!
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Old 01-05-2019, 03:31 AM   #33
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You have accomplished quite a bit with that first deer! Big congrats!
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Old 01-05-2019, 10:01 AM   #34
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Great job and that bow is sweet.

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Old 01-05-2019, 02:39 PM   #35
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Very well done. Any animal taken with a real stick is a trophy.
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Old 01-05-2019, 02:43 PM   #36
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Way to go!
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Old 01-05-2019, 03:13 PM   #37
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Harvard pathology? Dang...son! Definitely don’t worry about the blood, your momma is too proud of you to be worried about that lol
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Old 01-05-2019, 05:32 PM   #38
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That is awesome! Congrats!
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Old 01-05-2019, 05:45 PM   #39
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We have all been there. Congrats Great job.
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Old 01-05-2019, 06:30 PM   #40
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Old 01-05-2019, 07:12 PM   #41
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Ha, Harvard pathology is a branch that was closed almost two years ago. My dad used to work there. I'm probably gonna end up at UT or A&M, myself.
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Old 01-05-2019, 07:15 PM   #42
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Quote:
Originally Posted by styksnstryngs View Post
Ha, Harvard pathology is a branch that was closed almost two years ago. My dad used to work there. I'm probably gonna end up at UT or A&M, myself.
Congrats of the deer!

Congrats on choosing A&M!
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Old 01-05-2019, 07:49 PM   #43
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Very nice.
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Old 01-05-2019, 07:54 PM   #44
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Awesome, great story, you’re hooked now!
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Old 01-05-2019, 07:58 PM   #45
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Awesome, congratulations!!
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Old 01-05-2019, 09:31 PM   #46
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Great going!
Congrats!
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Old 01-05-2019, 10:22 PM   #47
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Congratulations and hope many more for you.
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:05 PM   #48
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Awesome congrats
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Old 01-08-2019, 02:55 AM   #49
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Congratulations!
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Old 01-08-2019, 10:18 AM   #50
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There you go!
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