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extremehunter007 09-20-2010 08:48 PM

Early doe season with a buddy.....
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i have hunted with a bow a few times. not by any means an expert. A buddy of mine and myself went out saturday for the last day of early bow season. well, 7 PM rolled around, sun was fixin' to sink away, and we literally had 30 deer roll into our "spot". now when i say 30 deer, im not meaning huge 20 pointers, and massive racks. mostly doe's. a few nice 8 pointers. and the one doe, that we both wanted, rolled right in front of us. i had the browning recurve, and with 60 or more eyes on you, moving isnt an option. my buddy drew back, and held his 60 pound bear for 5 minutes. most are saying, 5 min. 60 pounds! what a girl. well, my buddy just had shoulder surgery the beginning of the year. so 5 minutes was an eternity. doe came in, he couldnt hold it any longer, and he let it fly. it was like slow motion. now our tree stands sit about 37 feet up, and she was pretty much directly below us, and it went straight down through her neck, severed the spine, and hit the JUG. she didnt jump, wheeze, or even kick. she dropped. she weighed out to 137 and 1/8 LB. dressed she was just over 116. so here is the picture of the old girl. based on molars, we aged her at 4 to 4 1/2. pretty old for this area. :boxing:

extremehunter007 09-20-2010 08:49 PM

sorry about the bad pictures. my blackberry stinks at taking pictures.

timberghost 09-20-2010 09:18 PM

Congrats on a great hunt!! Nice pics too. Are you using climbers being way up there?

extremehunter007 09-20-2010 10:35 PM

no. hang ons with climbing pegs. last year we were a little bit lower and used climbing sticks, but with the up and down and up and down they wore out on us, so we went to the Remington tree pegs

extremehunter007 09-20-2010 10:38 PM

i added a picture from my tree stand. kinda give you an idea of the outline of the height...... i got big on a safety harness real quick....hahaha

Buckshot 09-21-2010 04:25 PM

Congrats to your buddy. First meat in the freezer. :pickle:

extremehunter007 09-22-2010 08:21 PM

yes sir! ill be out in the morning with the ol' muzzy. our trail cam has a 4 gig chip, can hold about 4200 pictures in HD, and it was almost half full in 4 days. so that kinda gives you an idea about how many friggen SQUIRRELS we have..... but no, alot of them were pretty good sized doe's. we have markings on the tree in front of the cam, to give us a rough estimate as to how big they are. and one looks to be a good 160 or so. hoping for the best! and my buddy will be video taping the hunt, so ill make sure i put it up if i get something. HAPPY TRAILS!

flexj 09-23-2010 08:38 AM

That's quite a story, Congrats on the early doe kill.

buckfever 09-25-2010 09:51 PM

Congrats.. Think that was the first bow kill posted on here this season.. Looking forward to some more..

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