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Old 12-19-2021, 06:08 PM   #851
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Way to gitíer done BilkyJack!!!!!

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Old 12-20-2021, 03:03 PM   #852
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A couple of late posts from Thanksgiving week.
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Old 12-20-2021, 03:08 PM   #853
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And another from this past weekend.
I cheated on my Venom Stick with this new Bear TD I got!
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Old 12-20-2021, 03:17 PM   #854
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And another from this past weekend.
I cheated on my Venom Stick with this new Bear TD I got!
Nice buck! What arrow and broadhead are you shooting?
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Old 12-20-2021, 03:20 PM   #855
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That's Zwickey Delta with a 75gr Steel insert, 135gr Ethics Archery insert/sleeve on a Victory VAP 400.
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Old 12-20-2021, 03:30 PM   #856
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Wow Bernie, you are piling them up this year!

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Old 12-20-2021, 04:17 PM   #857
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Man Bernie you're putting on a clinic! Congratulations and nice buck!

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Old 12-20-2021, 04:57 PM   #858
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Well, the curse has been broken! I was coming up on 100 or so sits since my last big game trad kill. This guy was kind enough to stop at 17 yards for me yesterday morning. Took him from a brush blind, in a spot I picked in the dark based off a map!

He stopped just barely in my shooting lane. I held at full draw for 10 seconds or so, wanting another step to open up the back half of the lungs, and finally I decided to try and sneak it by a branch into the golden triangle. Pulled hard through my shaking back and broke a perfect shot into the lungs.

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Old 12-20-2021, 05:01 PM   #859
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Congratulations Trumpkin and great job on executing your shot!
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Old 12-20-2021, 05:45 PM   #860
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Well, the curse has been broken! I was coming up on 100 or so sits since my last big game trad kill. This guy was kind enough to stop at 17 yards for me yesterday morning. Took him from a brush blind, in a spot I picked in the dark based off a map!

He stopped just barely in my shooting lane. I held at full draw for 10 seconds or so, wanting another step to open up the back half of the lungs, and finally I decided to try and sneak it by a branch into the golden triangle. Pulled hard through my shaking back and broke a perfect shot into the lungs.

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Proud of you amigo! Doing that at Laguna is awesome!!


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Old 12-20-2021, 05:46 PM   #861
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That's a great buck Trumpkin. Congratulations!

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Old 12-20-2021, 08:16 PM   #862
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WTG Trumpkin…beautiful buck!
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Old 12-20-2021, 08:19 PM   #863
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Well, the curse has been broken! I was coming up on 100 or so sits since my last big game trad kill. This guy was kind enough to stop at 17 yards for me yesterday morning. Took him from a brush blind, in a spot I picked in the dark based off a map!

He stopped just barely in my shooting lane. I held at full draw for 10 seconds or so, wanting another step to open up the back half of the lungs, and finally I decided to try and sneak it by a branch into the golden triangle. Pulled hard through my shaking back and broke a perfect shot into the lungs.

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Man bro i hope u know whatever that deer scores you double itÖ trad gear is double the points automatically


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Old 12-20-2021, 09:37 PM   #864
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Way to go Malachi!!!!!

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Old 12-20-2021, 09:54 PM   #865
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Man bro i hope u know whatever that deer scores you double itÖ trad gear is double the points automatically


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I don't even know what he scores, but I thought he was a giant when I saw him, and I'm still grinning like a fool 36 hours later!
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Old 12-20-2021, 09:56 PM   #866
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Congratulations Trumpkin and great job on executing your shot!
Thanks Bernie! You're having a heck of a year by the way. Congrats to you too!
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Old 12-21-2021, 06:37 PM   #867
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Killed last night. Cooked today.

Got his mamma too, but she was a stink nasty, so I left her lay.

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I know it was a month ago, but that looks delicious!
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Old 12-21-2021, 06:45 PM   #868
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Just scrolled through the entire year. Fabulous stuff! I can't wait to get out with my Great Plains "Rio Bravo" this 2022 hunting season. Lots of shooting to do between now and then.

Y'all are some serious arrow slingin' slayers! Congrats to all and thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-21-2021, 07:54 PM   #869
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Awesome skilling MrMalachi. A very fine critter.
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Old 12-24-2021, 09:55 AM   #870
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Congratulations Trumpkin and Bernie!
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Old 12-24-2021, 01:30 PM   #871
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Got an early Christmas gift this morning around 08:15am. Loving the #50 Kodiak takedown and vintage razorheads.

Merry Christmas all, happy hunting the rest of the season!
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Old 12-24-2021, 03:40 PM   #872
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All right BillyJack! Congratulations!

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Old 12-24-2021, 04:22 PM   #873
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Congrats BillyJack!

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Old 12-24-2021, 08:07 PM   #874
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Nice work BillyJack! That one will taste great.
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Old 12-24-2021, 08:35 PM   #875
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Congrats yourself Trumpkin, you got a dandy buck! Darn rifle hunter on the ranch I hunt shot all the bucks on my trail cameras…..but I can guarantee I’m enjoying hunting more than they are!

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Old 12-24-2021, 10:04 PM   #876
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Itís been a long 5 years since my first trad kill. Due to shoulder issues I havenít been able to draw my bows until this year. Iíve had a rough time getting my form back and only felt comfortable enough to hunt with my recurve just recently. I had a couple of misses and lost a doe. Everything finally clicked back the way it should be this past week. I was able to take a nice mature buck on Wednesday and a doe Thursday for my 2nd and 3rd trad kills. Super happy right now. Name:  7CC70D7D-B356-421F-BCD8-B844716871D6.jpg
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Old 12-24-2021, 10:10 PM   #877
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Way to go Gunswayne!!!!!!

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Old 12-25-2021, 01:18 AM   #878
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Way to go Wayne. Congratulations!

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Old 12-28-2021, 03:20 PM   #879
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Ok I have been following this thread for a little while and now I am getting bit. What would be a good traditional bow to start out with (thinking a recurve) and what draw weight? All I have ever shot is a 70lb compound.
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Old 12-28-2021, 03:21 PM   #880
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Ok I have been following this thread for a little while and now I am getting bit. What would be a good traditional bow to start out with (thinking a recurve) and what draw weight? All I have ever shot is a 70lb compound.

40-45# ilf . Easier to tune and way more universal


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Old 12-28-2021, 03:52 PM   #881
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40-45# ilf . Easier to tune and way more universal


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Agree with Sergio here. 40-45# and work your way up from there if needed.
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Old 12-30-2021, 08:27 PM   #882
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I don't even know what he scores, but I thought he was a giant when I saw him, and I'm still grinning like a fool 36 hours later!
Congratulations Malachi, a nice buck and nice shooting.
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Old 12-30-2021, 08:29 PM   #883
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Got an early Christmas gift this morning around 08:15am. Loving the #50 Kodiak takedown and vintage razorheads.

Merry Christmas all, happy hunting the rest of the season!
BillyJack1975, nice one. Got those vintage Razorheads on my arrows too, works for me.
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Old 12-30-2021, 08:31 PM   #884
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Itís been a long 5 years since my first trad kill. Due to shoulder issues I havenít been able to draw my bows until this year. Iíve had a rough time getting my form back and only felt comfortable enough to hunt with my recurve just recently. I had a couple of misses and lost a doe. Everything finally clicked back the way it should be this past week. I was able to take a nice mature buck on Wednesday and a doe Thursday for my 2nd and 3rd trad kills. Super happy right now. Attachment 1075050
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Congratulations on both of those deer Gunswayne, your shoulder is working just fine!
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Old 12-30-2021, 11:46 PM   #885
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wow congrats to all been a great year !
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Old 12-31-2021, 04:27 PM   #886
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Well, I went hunting at a buddies place near where I live for a few days to close out the year. It turned out pretty well.

Yesterday morning I shot 2 pigs. One was a pretty big sow that I thought I made a real good shot on. The blood trail was scant at best, and I never found her. Then I shot a boar. He didnít make it 30yds!



Then, yesterday afternoon, I had a bunch of gobblers come in and I made a great shot on this one. This is the first turkey Iíve shot in probably 3yrs!



This was how I found him. He was facing straight away and feeding when I shot him.


His beard was right at 10Ē. Spurs about 1Ē.



Then, this morning, I got a nice doe to finish out the hunt.



There were also a few blunders too! Wednesday afternoon I shot a big doe and screwed the whole thing up. I donít know what I did? Not sure if she ducked, or I just shot high, but I hit her waaaay high above the backbone. Of course, I never found her! I can only hope that she heals up and is ok in the long run. I hate making bad shots on critters!!! Then this morning, I missed over does twice before connecting on the one I got. All of these were from the same blind. It is just almost too small for my longbow, and it changes the way I have to draw. Anyway, I was disappointed in that part of it, but in the end a good time was had!

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Old 12-31-2021, 05:17 PM   #887
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Congrats Bisch! That’s a great way to call in the new year. I had similar instances this year as well. Way to get it done!
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Old 12-31-2021, 05:22 PM   #888
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Good lookin turkey Bisch.. they are a tough bird with trad gear..
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Old 12-31-2021, 05:27 PM   #889
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Nice way to end the year Bisch.
Congrats on all the critters.
When did you switch over to 4x3" fletching?
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Old 12-31-2021, 06:10 PM   #890
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Congrats all!
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Old 12-31-2021, 06:14 PM   #891
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Nice way to end the year Bisch.
Congrats on all the critters.
When did you switch over to 4x3" fletching?

I was using 4x2Ē, but just didnít trust it for some reason??? I am now using 4x2.5Ē, and I love this setup.

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Old 12-31-2021, 06:43 PM   #892
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Bisch since you're the one who starts this thread each year it's only fitting you put a great ending on it.
Congratulations sir!

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Old 12-31-2021, 10:15 PM   #893
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Heck of a way to close out the year Bisch!!


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Old 12-31-2021, 10:21 PM   #894
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Iíll add one more...

The very long story short is I made a bad shot (that I do not understand how it killed him) on this buck, and later found him floating in a tank. Still really sick over the whole thing.




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Old 12-31-2021, 10:49 PM   #895
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The very long story short is I made a bad shot (that I do not understand how it killed him) on this buck, and later found him floating in a tank. Still really sick over the whole thing.




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Yep, that sux! Most everyone thatís been doing this very long has been in those shoes at one time or another. It really sux rotten eggs when things donít go as we planned them to. At least you got some closure.

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The very long story short is I made a bad shot (that I do not understand how it killed him) on this buck, and later found him floating in a tank. Still really sick over the whole thing.




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Happens to most of us GP, use lessons learned the hard way like this to get Ďem next season. Good luck next season.
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Congratulations Bisch, you AND Zeke had a great season. Good luck in 2022!
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Old 01-05-2022, 01:22 PM   #898
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Congrats Bisch!
I got a 15 yard shot on this big doe on Public in Louisiana. Thatís the exit, the entrance was just behind the shoulder. Was shooting my Palmer Longbow and Magnus Stingers
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