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Trad Gang Highlights => HIGHLIGHTS 2013 => Topic started by: PICKNGRIN on October 25, 2013, 10:25:00 PM

Title: Old bow + Old bowhunter = Nice buck!
Post by: PICKNGRIN on October 25, 2013, 10:25:00 PM
I had a chance to get out hunting last Sunday afternoon (10/20/13)  This buck showed up at 6:30.  Things happened quickly!  I heard a soft crunch back over my right shoulder.  I glanced back and could see him at about 25 yds and closing.  My bow was hanging on a branch on my left.  Somehow, I managed to get my bow in my hands and turn my feet a bit on my stand without him seeing me.  He stopped, giving me a 7 yd shot! The bow is a vintage 46# Damon Howatt Hi Speed, Goldtip 35-55 arrow and a Zwickey Eskimo 2 blade broadhead.  Field dressed weight was 188 lbs.
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Post by: kiamichi kid on October 25, 2013, 10:29:00 PM
What a bruiser! Great story and great deer. Congrats!
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Post by: NIGEL01 on October 26, 2013, 12:16:00 AM
Awesome Bow, Awesome Buck!!  Congrats
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Post by: Bisch on October 26, 2013, 12:25:00 AM
Beautiful buck!

Congrats!

Bisch
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Post by: Chaser on October 26, 2013, 12:38:00 AM
Those old Howatt bows still getting the job done! A very fine buck! Congrats!
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Post by: Gator1 on October 26, 2013, 07:24:00 AM
Congrats rod nice buck

   :clapper:    :clapper:    :clapper:
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Post by: Jack Denbow on October 26, 2013, 10:27:00 AM
Very nice.
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Post by: jackdaw on October 26, 2013, 11:35:00 AM
Nice job.....love it...!
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Post by: Keefer on October 26, 2013, 02:46:00 PM
Congratulations on a very nice buck...I just got a older Damon Howatt last week for my birthday(turned 50 on the 18th)and it looks just like yours and it's also a Hi-speed withn the curved accent...Mine is 45#@28" and 58" long...I put the black velcro on as well and made a couple stings and puffs...It's a very fast bow from what I can see and I also plan to hunt with it ...I fell in love with the riser and grip instantly..Just hope I can have the same kind of blessing as you did    :archer:
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Post by: cacciatore on October 26, 2013, 03:41:00 PM
Congrats for your fine buck and your vintage,but still great,recurve!   :clapper:
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Post by: daveycrockett on October 26, 2013, 04:14:00 PM
:thumbsup:    :campfire:
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Post by: Tater on October 26, 2013, 05:15:00 PM
Well done,.. nice Buck....!
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Post by: joe ashton on October 26, 2013, 06:32:00 PM
awesome deer.  funny now sometimes you can get away with movement and other times not.
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Post by: SAM E. STEPHENS on October 27, 2013, 10:59:00 PM
Thats a great buck for sure , Congrats sir.....

,,,,,Sam,,,,,
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Post by: Big Ed on October 27, 2013, 11:28:00 PM
That is a awesome buck, Congrats!!
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Post by: Joeabowhunter on October 28, 2013, 06:55:00 AM
Great buck!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: JMG on October 28, 2013, 07:55:00 AM
Congrats!!! Great looking buck!!!   :clapper:
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Post by: dragonheart on October 28, 2013, 10:03:00 AM
What a great trophy for you.  Awesome!     :notworthy:
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Post by: Timberking on October 28, 2013, 10:50:00 AM
Talk about a BEAST!!! Way to go, CONGRATS.
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Post by: Mint on October 28, 2013, 01:29:00 PM
Thatsa fine looking buck! Congrats!
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Post by: swp on October 28, 2013, 01:44:00 PM
Nice deer!!
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Post by: John146 on October 28, 2013, 07:36:00 PM
Great buck!!!
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Post by: Silvertip Marc on October 28, 2013, 07:40:00 PM
Great buck for a great guy!!  I have shot many an arrow with Rod.  He makes it sound like he is lucky, but dont believe him...he is a very good hunter!!
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Post by: varmint101 on October 28, 2013, 08:19:00 PM
Beautiful, congrats!
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Post by: oklahomaleatherman on October 28, 2013, 08:34:00 PM
Many congrat's on a great buck!  Thanks for sharing the story and pictures with us.
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Post by: elkken on October 28, 2013, 08:35:00 PM
That's a DANDY !! Congrats, great story
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Post by: SheltonCreeker on October 28, 2013, 09:51:00 PM
Way to go! Congrats on a fine buck and thanks for sharing.
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Post by: LITTLEBIGMAN on October 29, 2013, 12:00:00 AM
great buck and a great bow. Congrats to you on both!
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Post by: Jayrod on October 29, 2013, 12:19:00 PM
Beautiful buck ..congrats!
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Post by: Basinboy on October 29, 2013, 10:19:00 PM
Oh man what a beauty! Congrats to ya!
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Post by: Goke on October 29, 2013, 10:41:00 PM
Great deer. Congrats
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Post by: longbowman on October 30, 2013, 02:01:00 PM
Very nice, congrats!  You don't look that old to me!
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Post by: Jerry Russell on October 30, 2013, 09:03:00 PM
Beautiful buck.
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Post by: LookMomNoSights on October 31, 2013, 09:36:00 AM
Beautiful animal Sir!  Congrats to you!
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Post by: Anointed Archer on November 01, 2013, 08:08:00 AM
Wowser - nice deer   :thumbsup:
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Post by: ron w on November 01, 2013, 12:12:00 PM
:thumbsup:    :notworthy:
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Post by: dirtguy on November 04, 2013, 02:09:00 PM
Love those Howatt bows!
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Post by: 4runr on November 04, 2013, 04:25:00 PM
:thumbsup:    :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
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Post by: rastaman on November 05, 2013, 09:47:00 AM
Way to go sir!   :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
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Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on November 05, 2013, 09:23:00 PM
Heck of a buck!  Congrats!
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Post by: Igor on November 05, 2013, 10:35:00 PM
Great story....both you old timers are looking good and deadly!


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Glenn
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Post by: bowhunterfrompast on November 06, 2013, 01:20:00 AM
Congrats   :thumbsup:
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Post by: KentuckyTJ on November 06, 2013, 10:13:00 AM
Very cool congrats Brother!
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Post by: PICKNGRIN on November 06, 2013, 08:34:00 PM
Thanks for all the comments guys, I appreciate it!!!   After all these years of deer hunting, I found out this buck is my first P&Y whitetail!!  I was surprised to find out it measures 127"+ after deductions.
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Post by: Silvertip Marc on November 06, 2013, 09:58:00 PM
127"?  I am not real good at math, but I think the age of the bow and the bowhunter together equal 127.  congrats!!!
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Post by: Tim on November 07, 2013, 07:56:00 PM
Great deer, congrats!    :thumbsup:
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Post by: bohuntr on November 12, 2013, 11:13:00 AM
Great buck and story Rod!!!  Congratulations!
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Post by: GuyGene on November 12, 2013, 05:40:00 PM
Pick, that is great! Maybe there's hope for this old geezer too!
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Post by: Fanto on November 13, 2013, 04:07:00 AM
Fantastic!

Be sure not to use fast flight on those howatt bows!
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Post by: BDann on November 13, 2013, 06:59:00 AM
Congrats on a beautiful buck!
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Post by: TJK68 on November 13, 2013, 07:16:00 PM
Very nice, beautiful buck.
Tom
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Post by: pitbull on November 16, 2013, 07:51:00 PM
Way to go Rod, a very nice buck!    :thumbsup:
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Post by: Hooper on November 16, 2013, 08:17:00 PM
Congrats on a nice buck!
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Post by: RIVERWOLF on November 17, 2013, 09:37:00 AM
.....all of our time afield , scouting , glassing , tracking , searching ,,,and in the end it boils to seconds  ;)

you did good brother  ;)    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Enjoy the gift of nourishment this animal has given , and a lifetime of memories to feed the soul of a HUNTER .
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Post by: Bernie B. on November 17, 2013, 08:32:00 PM
Really nice buck!  Congratulations!     :thumbsup:

Bernie Bjorklund

NC Iowa/SW Wisconsin
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Post by: Michael Arnette on November 18, 2013, 02:18:00 AM
Very nice! No better way to spend a Sunday afternoon
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Post by: david janssen on January 01, 2014, 11:40:00 AM
Awesome buck.

Congrats
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Post by: Michael Arnette on January 01, 2014, 06:53:00 PM
Very nice early season buck!
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Post by: brut on January 04, 2014, 06:16:00 PM
Beautiful buck congrats
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Post by: chall on January 04, 2014, 06:19:00 PM
nice buck !
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Post by: Sant-Ravenhill on January 10, 2014, 04:06:00 PM
Great bow and great deer!!!
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Post by: Mike Gerardi on January 10, 2014, 04:31:00 PM
Some times the stuff I miss the first go around. Cant believe I missed this. Very nice buck Congrats   :thumbsup:    :thumbsup: