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Old 10-08-2021, 11:58 PM   #1
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Red face Going back in time, and it's gonna get "real".

I remember when I first started deer hunting (especially bow hunting) I wanted to kill anything. Good buck, doe, spike, 5 pt, it didn't matter.
Well... I've killed a couple since then. And although I "try" to pass on dinks now, that won't be the case starting tomorrow.

It's like I'm 15 again, lol. I pity the 1st semi-adult deer that comes w/in 15 yards of me tomorrow!!! Good buck, doe, spike, 5 pt, etc.

I've wanted to try and take a deer w traditional equipment forever. I actually shot a couple hogs this summer but a deer is the real prize.

Don't get me wrong. I'd love to bust out w a buck like Sika took, and I will if a dink/doe don't walk out at 1st light! :rolleyes

I'm going to try and stick (no pun intended) with the recurve the entire season (cept maybe the wk of KS - ).

I'm feeling pretty confident. Not too sure about my choice of BH but they hit where I point them. I resharpened the 3 I practice with plus I hit the 2 new ones with the sharpener as well. They weren't as sharp as I like, straight out of the pkg.

So go easy on me if you see me post about a missed 3 pt or a whacked doe. Feathers gonna be flying everywhere in OK this wknd. 😉

I got in 3 groups of 5 (3 BH, 2 FP) practice shots at 16 yds before it got dark. All groups were similar but this was the last 5. Was really only one group that was a lil more spread out than this one. But all were killing type shots, provided the deer stands like a statue, lol.

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Old 10-09-2021, 12:02 AM   #2
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I like it! Good luck and shoot straight!
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Old 10-09-2021, 12:05 AM   #3
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Old 10-09-2021, 12:06 AM   #4
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Nothing like the feeling when going hunting when I was a kid

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Old 10-09-2021, 06:20 AM   #5
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Old 10-09-2021, 06:22 AM   #6
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Old 10-09-2021, 07:38 AM   #7
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Old 10-09-2021, 07:48 AM   #8
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Good luck! It's great to start something new that is so much fun!

Might be the camera angle, but those pics make it look like you have a way stiff arrow.
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Old 10-09-2021, 07:57 AM   #9
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Old 10-09-2021, 07:59 AM   #10
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Love it. Thatís my mindset this year. If itís brown itís downÖlegal of course.


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Old 10-09-2021, 08:04 AM   #11
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Good luck. I like pics of deer lying down in front of a hunter regardless of bone size on their heads. Or lack there of.
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Old 10-09-2021, 08:45 AM   #12
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Good luck Derek!!!! Iíll be watching for the LDPís and story. You think you are excited now, this is nothing compared to when you walk up to the first critter youíll get with that stick!

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Old 10-09-2021, 07:13 PM   #13
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Default It's HOT !

Sweatn to death.

Good thing I took practice shot(s).

Bow hit rail 1st shot. These things are LOOOOONG! #2 & 3 I'm satisfied with. I hand corned 15 yds. Fdr is 30 yds!
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Old 10-09-2021, 07:33 PM   #14
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Old 10-09-2021, 07:41 PM   #15
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Old 10-09-2021, 07:48 PM   #16
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Strike 1 !!!
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Old 10-09-2021, 08:59 PM   #17
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Old 10-10-2021, 12:41 AM   #18
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Default More like a foul tip. :(

I tried waiting for him to make the hand corn but he opened up perfect at 20 yds. Back feet planted and front feet turning away, bending him in a "u" shape right in front of me.
If he'd of stayed there, done deal.

His belly hit the ground on release. The arrow skipped across the top of his back. Had hair in broad head and a meat smear on shaft w couple meat/blood marks on feathers. Barely grazed him.

Back at it in the a.m. !
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Old 10-10-2021, 12:44 AM   #19
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Old 10-10-2021, 01:12 AM   #20
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Old 10-10-2021, 08:02 AM   #21
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Default No thought plan. :(

In a diff stand this am. Put hand corn out here yesterday at 15 yds (carried more in this am) and turned cam to it. These pics rolled in yesterday.
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But.... didn't think this through. (Fdr just now spun).

It's a home made gmtmr type ladderstand. Not much floor.

This might get interesting.
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Old 10-10-2021, 08:13 AM   #22
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Old 10-10-2021, 08:38 AM   #23
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Default No deer

Maybe I boogered some coming in or perhaps it's this GALE-FORCE wind, but 0 so far.
Deer usually here by 715 followed by swine bout 9.

I have corn starting just past the short log. But in the dark this morn I threw most of it too far to my right, behind left fork of tree, lol..

I've shot a TON of deer from this stand. 90% of them between those 2 big limbs.

It's where I invented my patent pending "fork-shot" !
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Old 10-10-2021, 08:50 AM   #24
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Good luck. Itís a might breezy here in OKC this morning. It was hot yesterday. Iím on the same train this year hoping to get my first with Trad equipment.

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Old 10-10-2021, 09:17 AM   #25
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I may have bitten off more than I can chew (and ima fatboy, lol).

Gonna have to put another stand here with a bigger floor. I'm putting a gb out for Ethan today but prob too short for a recurve. I'm gonna have to have a treestand I can stand up in.

I shot all the hogs while I was standing on the ground. Way more better!

The ladder I hunted last night was fine. This one...... not so much.
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Old 10-10-2021, 09:31 AM   #26
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Default And another thing.....

This glove sure does mess w my left nostril picking abilities. Not much on pinky pickn!
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Old 10-10-2021, 09:43 AM   #27
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This glove sure does mess w my left nostril picking abilities. Not much on pinky pickn!
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Stretch that baby out and get a thumb up in there!
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Old 10-10-2021, 09:45 AM   #28
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Default Going back in time, and it's gonna get "real".

Get them closer!!!! I know you are used to a compound, but this dosenít work that way! Too much can happen at 20yds. I havenít shot at one that far away in over 15yrs probably!

Keep at it, and get them in closer, like 10-12yds, and it will all come together for you.

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Old 10-12-2021, 08:32 PM   #29
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Default Ok, new strategy.

Hoped my BIG MIKE blind would be tall enough to shoot from standing up. Not the case. I'm 6'2" so blind is prob 6'6".

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But... its tall enough that I can shoot sitting on this swivel chair (be better if chair 4" taller) without bow hitting the ground or roof.

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Had a helluva time getn Boaris out so I could take a few practice shots b4 the rain/dark. He loves ground blinds, lol. Imagine crawling in there b4 daylight and finding him, lol !

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He finally gave me a turn and I fired 3 shots at 15 yds sitting on the barstool. Worked great!

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Now I'm gonna change out the blind I just put up in Atoka for this one. Ethan can xbow outta it & I can still use the curve !

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Old 10-12-2021, 09:03 PM   #30
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I like my Big Mike's but have to shoot out of the corner windows .

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Default Could be.

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Good luck! It's great to start something new that is so much fun!

Might be the camera angle, but those pics make it look like you have a way stiff arrow.
I've done all this myself pretty much. Had some great advice from some members here but really just kinda winging it, lol.

No "tuning" whatsoever. Bow hit good from my initial set up (well, 2nd set up - changed arrows & limbs) so I went with it.

I'm shooting 31" carbon express micro 340s (bone collector) with 3" feathers and 175gr Steelforce 2 blade CoC heads. Bows sposed to be 45# @ 28" but no idea what it is at my draw length or even what length I'm actually drawing. I'd guess 29-30".

I need to get w a pro and set it up right. But.... no time, lol.

And.... I was shooting at a slight angle in the 1st pic. Arrows generally stick in perty straight.
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Old 10-15-2021, 07:20 PM   #32
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Default At it again.

Waitn on bigger/closer...

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Old 10-15-2021, 07:23 PM   #33
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Default There's closer.

Just need bigger.

That's 14 yds.
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Old 10-15-2021, 07:27 PM   #34
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Default < 10 yds !

Why can't these be booners?

Or least a spike.

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Old 10-16-2021, 08:13 AM   #35
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Clip a clothes pin on your arrow just outside the shelf and draw your bow to your anchor. Make sure you get your normal full expansion. Measure from clothes pin to throat of nock on arrow. Do it several times to get an average (most of us aren't perfectly the same each time). That will give you your draw length.
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Old 10-16-2021, 08:27 AM   #36
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Default No recovery.

30-40 Pigs came in at dark. Would been too dark for compound sights..
Followed blood through thick crap for 80 yds. Then another 80 through waist high pasture grass.

Light petered out. Might look again when i get down.

0 so far this am.
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Old 10-16-2021, 08:59 AM   #37
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That arrow looks promising!!! Good luck on the recovery this morning.

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6 pt, 4 pt, doe, fawn.
Fed 30 min but never got closer than 23 yds!
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Alfalfa is your friend.

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Old 10-16-2021, 02:07 PM   #40
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^^^^^

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Old 10-16-2021, 02:36 PM   #41
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In!! Go 12 ring Go!!

That messy arrow got me fired up!


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Old 10-16-2021, 02:43 PM   #42
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Well, whatís the verdict? Did you find the pig?

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Nope. Lost blood 50 yds from where I had the mule parked. Wide open waist high pasture. Drove it in small grids on SXS but nothing.
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Thank goodness Ethans gonna be hunting this weekend. I'm tired of missing! Yup. I did (again).
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