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Old 10-02-2021, 11:46 AM   #1
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Default First traditional harvest

It's been a few years since I've shot something worth posting about.

This marks 20 years since I started bowhunting but I've never gotten too much into traditional.

It's kind of embarrassing to admit but the inspiration came from watching the female contestants on the Alone how and I just got this idea in my head that I wanted to shoot something with a trad bow. Soon thereafter, a TBHer posted a 40 lb Sarrells bow in the classifieds and off I went. I learned everything I could from Youtube videos. Jason at Hoffy's Archery made the arrows and gave me a couple pointers on tuning and after that I just made it a point to practice every day.

Last night I was so excited I couldn't go to sleep and I woke up an hour early Does without fawns and management bucks were on the menu. There's an ancient 7 point that I've been eyeballing for months and he stepped out broadside at 10 yards but as soon as I raised my bow up to shoot him a bigger buck ran him off and he walked 300 yards down the road to the next stand.

This buck started bossing around some younger deer and I decided he needed to go.

I don't even remember releasing, just focusing on his chest and the arrow sailed in to his heart. I could see blood spraying out immediately and I knew he was done. I even got a complete pass through

He ended up being 5 years old and weighed 194 lbs.

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Old 10-02-2021, 11:58 AM   #2
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Old 10-02-2021, 11:59 AM   #3
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Awesome. I too was inspired by the show “alone” to get into trad archery.

Congrats on the kill!
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Old 10-02-2021, 12:00 PM   #4
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Awesomeness with the trad!
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Old 10-02-2021, 12:01 PM   #5
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Great...
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Old 10-02-2021, 12:01 PM   #6
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That’s awesome!
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Old 10-02-2021, 12:02 PM   #7
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Congrats on the trad kill. I've only managed some rabbits and other small game with mine.
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Old 10-02-2021, 12:10 PM   #8
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Very impressive, Congrats.
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Old 10-02-2021, 12:10 PM   #9
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Old 10-02-2021, 12:12 PM   #10
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Old 10-02-2021, 12:16 PM   #11
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Awesome!! Big congrats!!
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Old 10-02-2021, 12:26 PM   #12
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Heck of a first! Congrats!!
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Old 10-02-2021, 12:27 PM   #13
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Outstanding!
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Old 10-02-2021, 12:41 PM   #14
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This is awesome! Love your story, and congratulations!
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Old 10-02-2021, 12:46 PM   #15
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Very nice!
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Old 10-02-2021, 01:08 PM   #16
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WTG Courtney….very nice. Congrats
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Old 10-02-2021, 01:08 PM   #17
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What a great pic to go with a super story. Love it
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Old 10-02-2021, 01:09 PM   #18
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Awesome job!


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Old 10-02-2021, 01:13 PM   #19
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Poor 3 and out. Catch the ball!
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Old 10-02-2021, 01:15 PM   #20
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Oops. Nice buck!
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Old 10-02-2021, 01:15 PM   #21
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Wow! Huge congrats!
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Old 10-02-2021, 01:18 PM   #22
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Way to go girl. Congratulations!
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Old 10-02-2021, 01:18 PM   #23
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Way 2 go! That's the way to start a trad life! Congratulations!

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Old 10-02-2021, 01:26 PM   #24
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Old 10-02-2021, 01:33 PM   #25
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Old 10-02-2021, 01:36 PM   #26
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Old 10-02-2021, 01:38 PM   #27
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That’s awesome!
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Old 10-02-2021, 01:50 PM   #28
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Way to get it done!!!

A big congrats on your first trad kill!

Please post your pic in the Trad Harvest Thread in the Trad forum.

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Old 10-02-2021, 01:57 PM   #29
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Congrats !!!

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Old 10-02-2021, 02:06 PM   #30
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Pure archery perfection right there! Congrats Court!
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Old 10-02-2021, 02:18 PM   #31
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Way to reignite the Fire, congrats on a great kill!!
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Old 10-02-2021, 02:41 PM   #32
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Congrats !
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Old 10-02-2021, 02:47 PM   #33
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Great job! Congrats!
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Old 10-02-2021, 02:52 PM   #34
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Outstanding, congrats!
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Old 10-02-2021, 04:00 PM   #35
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Awesome kill Court!
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Old 10-02-2021, 04:50 PM   #36
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Wow that's awesome! Congrats!
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Old 10-02-2021, 05:02 PM   #37
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Awesome!! Congratulations!
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Old 10-02-2021, 05:03 PM   #38
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That’s the shiz nit
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Old 10-02-2021, 05:07 PM   #39
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Great You should be proud!
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Old 10-02-2021, 05:43 PM   #40
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Outstanding
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Old 10-02-2021, 06:22 PM   #41
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Old 10-02-2021, 06:32 PM   #42
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Congrats Courtney!
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Old 10-02-2021, 07:21 PM   #43
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Wow what a buck. Great write up, felt like I was there. Awesome accomplishment.
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Old 10-02-2021, 08:14 PM   #44
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What a buck for your 1st trad kill ! A big congrats to you !
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Old 10-02-2021, 08:19 PM   #45
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Awesome job young lady!
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Old 10-02-2021, 08:23 PM   #46
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Awesome. Congratulations!
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Old 10-02-2021, 09:50 PM   #47
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Congrats! WTG
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Old 10-02-2021, 10:08 PM   #48
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Old 10-03-2021, 07:36 AM   #49
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Old 10-03-2021, 08:18 AM   #50
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