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Old 10-18-2021, 01:15 PM   #1
txbowman12
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Well last week I realized I was out of venison in my freezer. After my target buck got taken by someone else on opening weekend, and several bad hunts in a row, I decided I would use the nice weather this weekend to hopefully tag a doe before the rut and get the freezer filled back up.

First hunt was a bust, but Saturday afternoon we had a good north wind, so I decided to break out my JX3 hybrid saddle and head to our pecan flats to put some meat on the ground.

Group of doe came in, and had only been there a minute when 3 of them jumped out when some turkey bum rushed the pen. One doe stayed put for a minute so I went to full draw....and my peep sight is twisted. Had barely any visibility. She takes another step towards the edge of the pen, so I take a breath, settle the shot where I think I want it, and squeeze off. I see blood on the arrow so I thought I had a good shot. Wait an hour, get down and check. Good blood on the arrow but it was dry and looked darker than lighter. It's getting dark, so I start very quietly tracking. Blood starts out great, then quickly drops off about 15 yards from the pen.

I've seen this before, and start to wonder if its a liver shot. I follow the trail I can see she ran on for another 15 feet or so and then look up. She's 30 yards ahead of me piled up. As the saying goes, she didn't make it 50 yards!

Turns out the shot was high and back, but got both lungs and she died a humane death, so no complaints from me. Going to get the peep situation figured out (think I might have twisted it when nocking an arrow), but it was cool to get a deer from the saddle. It's a great tool especially for does, as you can make most of your movement behind the tree, and then rotate slowly out for the shot.

Long post for a story about killing a doe, but I get fired up about harvesting any animal with a bow. Plus the fresh backstrap for dinner last night was amazing!
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Old 10-18-2021, 01:17 PM   #2
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Well done! It's never just a doe - Congrats!
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Old 10-18-2021, 01:34 PM   #3
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waydago!
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Old 10-18-2021, 01:36 PM   #4
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good going
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Old 10-18-2021, 01:45 PM   #5
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Congratulations. Nice write-up and cool picture.
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Old 10-18-2021, 01:58 PM   #6
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Congrats!

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Old 10-18-2021, 02:05 PM   #7
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Congrats. That plate looks great!
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Old 10-18-2021, 02:07 PM   #8
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That dish looks great, congrats on the doe
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Old 10-18-2021, 02:12 PM   #9
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doe tomahawks!

Did they taste any better?
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Old 10-18-2021, 02:15 PM   #10
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Old 10-18-2021, 02:24 PM   #11
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Nice job gettin the freezer started in the right directions...both filling' it, then startin' to empty it again!
T- hawks look great!

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Old 10-18-2021, 02:32 PM   #12
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Congrats! im low too and need to get after it.
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Old 10-18-2021, 02:37 PM   #13
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Nice!
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Old 10-18-2021, 03:02 PM   #14
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Congrats. Tomahawks look awesome.
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Old 10-18-2021, 03:05 PM   #15
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doe tomahawks!

Did they taste any better?
I tenderized them with a meat mallet, did a spoonful of Dijon mustard, garlic powder, olive oil, soy sauce and teriyaki marinade for about 6 hours, then put them over open coals with the kamado at 425 for 90 seconds a side. Let them rest for 5 minutes and went to work. Might be the best backstrap I've ever done. Limb shears make the tomahawk part easy.

They were delicious cold with lunch today too!
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Old 10-18-2021, 03:06 PM   #16
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Congrats and yes those T-Hawks look great.
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Old 10-18-2021, 03:16 PM   #17
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Congratulations!
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Old 10-18-2021, 03:27 PM   #18
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Congrats on the slickhead ! Those chops look larruppin (as my Daddy used to say). I think I’m gonna try that !
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Old 10-18-2021, 06:29 PM   #19
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Congrats!!!
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Old 10-18-2021, 08:29 PM   #20
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Shoulda gave it another year!

Looks like some good eatin.

congrats on the good hunting.
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Old 10-18-2021, 09:10 PM   #21
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Way to go, Congrats! My heart pounds every time, no matter what. That's why I love bowhunting!
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