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Title: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: wapiti1997 on December 12, 2009, 08:04:00 AM
I've taken some does in years past after harvesting my buck with a compound.  This is the first year I decided to hunt trad only..  I'm so confident with my Centaur I bought off of warden609 that the Matthews is in the closet now!!!

A recap of my KY season so far...  Centaur 50#, Carbon Express Maxima Hunter 250, 50 grain brass inserts, Magnus Stinger and Bullhead.. The squirrel was taken with a bludgeon and flu flu at 20 yards... wouldn't quit barking at me....

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Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: bowhawk archer on December 12, 2009, 09:44:00 AM
Dang Joe, you had a fantastic season, Congrats!
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: Bisch on December 12, 2009, 03:11:00 PM
Congrats on a great season!

Bisch
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: Gatekeeper on December 12, 2009, 06:38:00 PM
Great season...congratulations!
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: swp on December 12, 2009, 07:02:00 PM
WOW! Congrats!
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: Big Ed on December 12, 2009, 07:09:00 PM
Looks like you had one heck of a season.Congratulations!!!
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: Pinecone on December 12, 2009, 07:50:00 PM
Great season!  Congratulations!

Claudia
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: Jim P on December 13, 2009, 02:27:00 AM
uhh yah, i think i would hang up the mathews too. lol Congrats, your off to a great start.
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: LITTLEBIGMAN on December 13, 2009, 03:50:00 AM
terrific, congrats, man dont let go of that bow!
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: pitbull on December 13, 2009, 08:11:00 AM
Doesn't get any better, congrats!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: Arwin on December 13, 2009, 08:13:00 AM
Great pics and congrats!!!!
 I gotta ask, how much more relaxed are you with archery, now that you don't have so many gadgets to tune?   :bigsmyl:
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: wapiti1997 on December 13, 2009, 09:53:00 AM
Thanks everyone!

Arwin, I've always been relaxed.  I enjoyed hunting with the compound as well, killed hundreds of deer with them.  My range is much shorter now, the thing I like is a lot less junk to pack with me while hunting!!!

The mystical flight of the arrow is a special thing, as many know.  You just dont get that feeling with sights, release aids, etc..
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: trad_bowhunter1965 on December 13, 2009, 11:10:00 AM
Awesome Season.Blake
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: Goke on December 13, 2009, 11:35:00 AM
Thats Awesome. I'm a big fan of the bullhead for turkeys as well. Great job.
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: RedShaft on December 13, 2009, 04:28:00 PM
yea great job! that some good shooting for first season, you must be into the animals down there!
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: Ybuck on December 13, 2009, 04:44:00 PM
terrific, congratulations!!!
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: joe ashton on December 13, 2009, 07:55:00 PM
what a season!!!
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: ka on December 13, 2009, 09:55:00 PM
Looks like you are hooked!! Got to love them Ol' Centaurs!!
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: Chris Surtees on December 14, 2009, 05:22:00 AM
:thumbsup:     :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: Benny Nganabbarru on December 14, 2009, 05:03:00 PM
:clapper:
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: shaftslinger on December 14, 2009, 10:14:00 PM
Congrats on a great season...
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: Terry Green on December 16, 2009, 06:01:00 PM
:clapper:     :clapper:    :clapper:    :clapper:    :clapper:
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: smoked on December 20, 2009, 11:59:00 AM
REAL GOOD YEAR!!!!!!!
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: KentuckyTJ on December 20, 2009, 12:15:00 PM
Joe's one of the best hunters I know and can shoot that long bow like nobody's business. Great year Joe and congrats to you brother.
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: Gerardo on December 20, 2009, 12:49:00 PM
What a season, those are great pics and memories, that matthews can go out of your house now,

GREAT!!!!!
   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: wapiti1997 on December 20, 2009, 08:46:00 PM
Thanks TJ, you've had an awesome season yourself!

Appreciate the kind words folks, I am hooked on traditional archery, it's the real deal!
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: longbow fanatic 1 on December 21, 2009, 06:34:00 AM
Congrats!!! It's hard to imagine ever having a better first traditional season. Well done.
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: Jesse Minish on December 22, 2009, 01:12:00 PM
:thumbsup:  Nice!
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: kadbow on December 22, 2009, 01:42:00 PM
DANG!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: Kevin Winkler on December 22, 2009, 02:00:00 PM
Congrat's Joe,

That's what I'd call a "Good Year"    :clapper:
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: Mike Manassa on December 24, 2009, 08:30:00 AM
Man you had a great year..All nice animals..Congrats...Mike
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: thunder1 on December 28, 2009, 06:44:00 PM
Very nice and cool pic's
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: BigStriper on December 30, 2009, 11:03:00 PM
Congratulations on a Great Year,you did Good,aren't these Old Sticks and Strings alot of Fun,

Kurt
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: wapiti1997 on December 31, 2009, 06:41:00 PM
Yes, I've had a great season and enjoyed last summer shooting as much as any!!

Thanks everyone!!
Title: Re: My first year... traditional only..
Post by: cacciatore on December 31, 2009, 06:42:00 PM
Joe,you are a killer with that bow.