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Title: First one this year
Post by: Chris O on December 19, 2010, 11:18:00 AM
Yesterday I had a group of four does come by about half hour before sun down. I was lucky enough to get a shot at this one. It was a real steep quartered away shot and I was concerned that I hit too far back. The deer didn't take off running and just trotted a bit, stood then walked off. I decided to leave and come back in the morning.

After following a not so great blood trail I found the deer 100 yards from where I shot. I was very relieved as this is only my 5th deer and I'm not too experienced at tracking yet. It turns out it was a button buck with one half inch antler and nothing on the other side.

I used a 54" 54@29 Fedora take down recurve. The arrow was a 550 grain gold tip with a b52 broadhead.  
                        Thanks for looking!


 (http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y25/ltenga/button121810.jpg)
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: kibok&ko on December 19, 2010, 11:54:00 AM
great time for you , congrats !
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: rastaman on December 19, 2010, 02:57:00 PM
Way to go sir!   :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: Bernie B. on December 19, 2010, 05:08:00 PM
Congratulations!  You'll have some good eating.  Your feather choice of colors is the same I use--very visible.

Bernie Bjorklund

NC Iowa/SW Wisconsin

48# Spirit longbow
45# Martin Hunter recurve
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: Bisch on December 19, 2010, 05:32:00 PM
Congrats!

Bisch
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: joe ashton on December 20, 2010, 09:23:00 PM
that is a nice deer and a well thought account of the adventure.. thanks for sharing..
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: Sheepshooter on December 20, 2010, 09:47:00 PM
Sounds very much like my experience shooting a button buck this fall. Same kind of blood trail and everything. Congrats!!
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: greyghost on December 21, 2010, 01:42:00 AM
Congratulations, great pic and story, thanks for sharing.


Earl
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: Thumper Dunker on December 21, 2010, 02:45:00 AM
Real nice.
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: broketooth on December 21, 2010, 06:12:00 AM
congrats to ya, its a whole lotta fun isnt it. ruddy
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: Chris O on December 21, 2010, 07:23:00 AM
thanks for the kind words guys. It was a good learning experience because I decided to wait the night before looking since I wasn't sure of my shot. I was so anxious to go look for the deer but it all worked out in the end.
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: pitbull on December 21, 2010, 07:49:00 AM
Congrats,   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: OBXarcher on December 21, 2010, 09:17:00 AM
Way to go Chris.
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: bolong on December 21, 2010, 12:01:00 PM
:thumbsup:  Congrats!
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: ermont on December 21, 2010, 01:21:00 PM
Nothing wrong with that. Congratulations
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: KentuckyTJ on December 21, 2010, 02:41:00 PM
Good work.
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: Rick Butler on December 21, 2010, 03:03:00 PM
Nicely done!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: glass76 on December 21, 2010, 05:20:00 PM
Good job.
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: wildgame on December 21, 2010, 09:24:00 PM
i done the same thing this year! i was just as happy thou!! congrats
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: Gatekeeper on December 22, 2010, 11:54:00 AM
Congratulations!   :thumbsup:  What did the autopsy reveal about your shot?
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: Chris O on December 22, 2010, 05:48:00 PM
The arrow entered in the upper right gluete and mostly hit guts. The broadhead passed about half an inch from a major artery (femoral?) just as the artery forked. I messed up the left lung when removing it and couldn't tell if it got pierced. This was my first deer that wasn't lung shot so I am very happy that I was lucky enough for it to bed down nearby.
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: Blasterjdh on December 22, 2010, 07:47:00 PM
Great job - like the way you took your time when thinking a bad hit...
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: JoeM on December 23, 2010, 05:12:00 PM
Congrats Chris thats a nice freezer filler!!  Good job being patient, its hard to do sometimes!! But patience usually pays off    :thumbsup:   Joe
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: MISSINGINOHIO on December 26, 2010, 11:35:00 PM
Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: Longbow1953 on December 27, 2010, 07:01:00 AM
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: skullworks on December 29, 2010, 11:20:00 AM
CONGRATS!
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: Chris O on December 30, 2010, 07:58:00 AM
Thanks for all the kind words everyone!
Title: Re: First one this year
Post by: Andy White on December 30, 2010, 03:49:00 PM
Congrats - thx for sharing.