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Old 01-14-2020, 06:35 PM   #1
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Default Only took me 16 years to get one with a bow....

(For those of you not on Facebook)

Words can’t even describe what a whirlwind the past few days have been....

Flew back home from Florida for a quick trip to West Texas last week - I had just two days to get it done before the big group came in for a hunt.

After 33 total hours in the blind hunting for a nilgai with my bow, it finally all came together!



Perfect heart shot at 20 yards, and he was down, in sight at 52 yards. It was truly a team effort, and I absolutely couldn’t have done it without Courtney’s help and support!









We celebrated, took a few pictures, cleaned the front shoulders and caped him out and then quickly switched gears and prepared for the wounded veterans, General Sisco, the former Governor, a Medal of Honor recipient, and two Purple Heart soldiers to come in for an awesome deer, axis and addax hunt.







Today we said our goodbyes to an incredible group of hunters and finished cleaning the nilgai for a trip to the processor and taxidermist.

Military Warriors Support Foundation Group pic



I’m still pinching myself...


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Old 01-14-2020, 06:43 PM   #2
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Congrats, I’m still working on a bow kill nilgai. I’ve been close but never able to seal the deal. They’re tougher than people think to hunt.
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:48 PM   #3
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nice big congrats
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:50 PM   #4
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Congratulations on your kill and good for you and Courtney on helping our heroes!
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:53 PM   #5
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:55 PM   #6
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Heck yea! Nice!
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:57 PM   #7
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Nice shot!! And thanks for helping those who helped us.
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:58 PM   #8
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Congratulations on a great Nilgai and thank you for supporting our veterans.
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:00 PM   #9
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Nice shot - congrats!

and thanks for hosting those patriots!
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:14 PM   #10
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Awesome thing you do for our nation's heros. Great shot on the Nilgai!


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Old 01-14-2020, 07:16 PM   #11
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Looks like a Great Trip all the way around,Congrats
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:17 PM   #12
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Great job all around. Looks like the vets had a great time too.


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Old 01-14-2020, 07:23 PM   #13
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Congrats on the lope brother! I don't think I ever remember you killing anything. Seems like Courtney done all the kill-n.


And good to see what yall were doing in the mean time.
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:24 PM   #14
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Nice bull and perfect shot!

What arrow and broadhead did you use?
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:24 PM   #15
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Congrats Rod on a nice Nilgai. Great shot!
Awesome work y’all do for wounded Veterans.
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:26 PM   #16
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Very nice, no tracking dog needed on the nilgai.

That big hunt is an awesome thing for everyone involved I bet.
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:34 PM   #17
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Nice shot! Congrats. Lots of meals on that rascal.
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:35 PM   #18
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Sounds like a great time.
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:37 PM   #19
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Nice bull and perfect shot!

What arrow and broadhead did you use?
Helix 150 grain head

Total arrow weight was 735 — they were originally made up for a Cape buffalo hunt. They were almost dead on at 20 yards out of my Halon with my normal sight set up, but that thirty yard shot was falling fast
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:17 PM   #20
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Very nice! Congrats!
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:23 PM   #21
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Wow, awesome job!
May get a quick Nilgai hunt in this weekend, no longbow, probably gun.
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:25 PM   #22
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Awsome!
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:53 PM   #23
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Helix 150 grain head

Total arrow weight was 735 — they were originally made up for a Cape buffalo hunt. They were almost dead on at 20 yards out of my Halon with my normal sight set up, but that thirty yard shot was falling fast
dang! That's a broom stick!
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:57 PM   #24
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Congratulations Rod on a trophy of a lifetime and one of the most difficult to take with a bow! Thank you sir to you and Courtney for the work y'all do serving those who have served this country so bravely. We appreciate y'all's sacrifice very much! Again, thank you and Congratulations!!
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Old 01-14-2020, 08:59 PM   #25
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Wow - what an incredible day!
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Old 01-14-2020, 09:00 PM   #26
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dang! That's a broom stick!
which he snapped like a twig!

The broadhead made it all the way out the other side, but he snapped off the fletching end with his right front leg and I found the middle piece in the chest cavity when we cleaned him.

Never found the broadhead...
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Old 01-14-2020, 09:00 PM   #27
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which he snapped like a twig!

The broadhead made it all the way out the other side, but he snapped off the fletching end with his right front leg and I found the middle piece in the chest cavity when we cleaned him.

Never found the broadhead...
Wow
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Old 01-14-2020, 09:03 PM   #28
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Great Bull and superb shot!!
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Old 01-14-2020, 09:22 PM   #29
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Awesome hunt and thank you for the great work you do for our veterans
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Old 01-14-2020, 09:53 PM   #30
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Thats no easy trick to pull off!! congrats on getting it done!
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:02 PM   #31
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Supercool! Congrats to all
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:26 PM   #32
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Congratulations. Mathews does it again
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:29 PM   #33
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That’s awesome! Congratulations on a great Nilgai and an excellent shot. That’s quite the accomplishment.
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:40 PM   #34
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Congrats. Great shot on that nilgai.
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:42 PM   #35
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Great job!
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:44 PM   #36
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Wow!!!! Nice shot


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Old 01-14-2020, 10:56 PM   #37
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Congratulations man!
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:00 PM   #38
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Very nice
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:00 PM   #39
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Awesome Congrats!
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:25 PM   #40
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Great bull!

That is a pretty impressive group of guest right there too!
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:49 PM   #41
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Congrats, gorgeous bull!
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Old 01-15-2020, 01:14 AM   #42
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Awesome!
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Old 01-15-2020, 01:26 AM   #43
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Awesome shot on that nilgai! Yall are great people for what yall do for our veterans!
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Old 01-15-2020, 05:34 AM   #44
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That’s is all around awesome. Congrats to everyone.
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Old 01-15-2020, 06:14 AM   #45
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Congrats, and nice shot!!
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:33 AM   #46
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Huge congratulations!
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:33 AM   #47
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very cool and congrats!
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:35 AM   #48
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:44 AM   #49
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Congrats on a great bull.
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:52 AM   #50
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Congrats on your hunt and the veterans hunt
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