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Trad Gang Highlights => HIGHLIGHTS 2013 => Topic started by: Peach on November 25, 2013, 11:20:00 PM

Title: First Traditional Whitetail
Post by: Peach on November 25, 2013, 11:20:00 PM
First traditional archery whitetail. Nov. 15 in Virginia.  

  (http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad322/cbowles1624/Buck4_zps6d55db46.jpg) (http://s948.photobucket.com/user/cbowles1624/media/Buck4_zps6d55db46.jpg.html)

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  (http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad322/cbowles1624/Buck3_zpse28a11b0.jpg) (http://s948.photobucket.com/user/cbowles1624/media/Buck3_zpse28a11b0.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: First Traditional Whitetail
Post by: SAM E. STEPHENS on November 25, 2013, 11:43:00 PM
Man what a monster and your first Trad kill , thats the way to get going , Very big Congrats sir........

,,,,Sam,,,,
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Post by: Rays Arrow on November 25, 2013, 11:47:00 PM
Impressive
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Post by: Bisch on November 25, 2013, 11:52:00 PM
That is a AWESOME deer; first trad kill or 100th trad kill!

Congrats on a great buck!

Bisch
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Post by: Sheepshooter on November 26, 2013, 12:55:00 AM
Wow! Beauty.
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Post by: Grayling Ghost on November 26, 2013, 02:02:00 AM
Awesome job !!
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Post by: ishoot4thrills on November 26, 2013, 04:41:00 AM
WOW! What a nice buck(and bow)! Congrats!
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Post by: joe ashton on November 26, 2013, 09:34:00 AM
that is a great deer..!  I'm sure you will always  remember every detail about this deer.
Congrats..
Joe
Title: Re: First Traditional Whitetail
Post by: 59Alaskan on November 26, 2013, 11:35:00 AM
now that's the way to do a first post on trad gang!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!

thank you for sharing

What are the statistics on your bow and arrow set up?
Title: Re: First Traditional Whitetail
Post by: Nook on November 26, 2013, 11:42:00 AM
Congrates on a great Va. Buck.  He's a monster of a bow kill in Va.  Enjoy.  Jeff
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Post by: Joeabowhunter on November 26, 2013, 12:05:00 PM
Congratulations!  The third pic down is great.
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Post by: k9bowman on November 26, 2013, 01:40:00 PM
Outstanding buck!!! Congratulations!
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Post by: amazonjim on November 26, 2013, 01:59:00 PM
What can you say but, nice
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Post by: creekbank on November 26, 2013, 05:01:00 PM
Way to go Peach! Proud of ya!  Now tell everyone the story behind the pics.  Its a good one.
Title: Re: First Traditional Whitetail
Post by: Peach on November 26, 2013, 06:26:00 PM
Black Widow PSA 45# @ 28"
Easton Camo Hunter XX75 2117, 30" with 125 grain Woodsman broadhead.

Have to give a big thanks to Creekbank for introducing me to traditional archery and helping me get set up!  Creekbank spent a lot of time with me before the season teaching me about the bow set up, helping me with tuning, shooting and the list goes on, so thank you!!

As for the story behind the pictures.  I had hunted this area the morning before and saw quite a few does, but no bucks and was a little out of range.  The following morning I moved a bit further towards the creek I was hunting off of a trail I'd found the deer were using pretty heavily.  I saw a 4 pointer following some does right a daylight about 120 yards on the opposite side of the creek.  The 4 pointer eventually worked towards me and walked off to my right.  About 15 minutes later I heard a deer coming from the direction he'd walked off.  It was the same deer, but a bigger one following him.  Both deer crossed the creek about 35 yards in front of me with the 4 pointer stepping off to the side to let the bigger buck pass by.  The bigger buck walked up the hill to where the 4 pointer had been bumping the does earlier in the morning.  The 4 pointer was to my left at 10 yards and hopped the creek to follow the bigger buck.  The bigger buck stopped at the top of the hill at roughly 120 yards with the 4 pointer being directly between us.  I cupped my hands around my mouth and snort wheezed at him which immediately got his attention.  He turned on a dime and started back down the hill in my direction walking right by the 4 pointer who promptly got out of his way.  He was walking directly to me but still had the creek between us.  He got to 25-30 yards and turned to walk the creek, still on the opposite side.  I had my spot picked out where I was going to shoot, 22 yards.  He hit the hole, I grunted to stop him, drew and released.  I was about 20' up the tree so it was a pretty steep shot and looked a little back, but I got good penetration.  He inevitably made a big half circle back up to the top of the hill where I'd first snort wheezed at him.  I could see the arrow still in him as he walked and watched him bed down.  No sooner did he lay down and the 4 pointer started chasing does in front of him.  He stood up and walked about 15 yards and I could tell he was hurt pretty bad.  It almost sounded as if he grunted but I suspect it was a death growl.  I saw him lay back down, this time he rolled over onto the arrow when laying down, but I could only see his hind end.  After about 20 minutes he hadn't moved a muscle.  I gave him about an hour and fifteen minutes before I climbed down.  I went to see what the blood looked like.  About 50 yards on the blood trail I knew I had him.  The pictures tell the rest of the story.  

It was a surreal feeling walking up to him.  Needless to say, this exceeded my expectations for my first traditional archery whitetail.  Creekbank was one of the first I called and was as excited for me as I was myself.  I appreciate the congratulations and opportunity to share the story.
Title: Re: First Traditional Whitetail
Post by: SheltonCreeker on November 26, 2013, 07:58:00 PM
Congrats man! That is a beast! Great deer! Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: Jayrod on November 26, 2013, 09:46:00 PM
Wow what a buck!! Congrats some people hunt all there lives to kill a big one ..awesome job  :thumbsup:
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Post by: PICKNGRIN on November 26, 2013, 09:59:00 PM
Fantastic first trad deer!  That will be a tough act to follow!
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Post by: bowhawk archer on November 26, 2013, 10:40:00 PM
Congrats, thats a toad of a buck.
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Post by: Kc kreger on November 27, 2013, 08:43:00 AM
Very impressive!  Congratulations sir and welcome to the campfire.
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Post by: Manitoba Stickflinger on November 27, 2013, 10:17:00 AM
WOW…congrats!
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Post by: CHENRYIV on November 27, 2013, 11:05:00 AM
CONGRATS!! he's a monster.  Great 1st traditional deer.
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Post by: jrchambers on November 27, 2013, 01:23:00 PM
dang that will be hard to forget
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Post by: John146 on November 27, 2013, 05:44:00 PM
BOOM!!!
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Post by: LITTLEBIGMAN on November 27, 2013, 08:21:00 PM
great buck great bow congrats on both!
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Post by: Igor on November 27, 2013, 08:58:00 PM
Great start....looking forward to the encore!


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Glenn
Title: Re: First Traditional Whitetail
Post by: Sirius Black on November 28, 2013, 12:28:00 PM
:thumbsup:     :archer:
Title: Re: First Traditional Whitetail
Post by: Big Ed on November 28, 2013, 02:05:00 PM
Wow, awesome!!
Title: Re: First Traditional Whitetail
Post by: Hooper on November 29, 2013, 11:49:00 AM
A big congrats on your first trad harvest!! Wow, what a buck!
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Post by: StickSlinger74 on November 29, 2013, 12:09:00 PM
Wow!  Great Buck!  Congrats!
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Post by: OBXarcher on November 29, 2013, 02:57:00 PM
Very nice rack, love that split, looks like a mulie.
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Post by: huntingarcher on November 29, 2013, 06:40:00 PM
WOW! what a great buck   :thumbsup:  Congrats   :archer:
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Post by: snakebit40 on November 29, 2013, 09:07:00 PM
Wow what an amazing buck! Congrats!
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Post by: Chisler on November 29, 2013, 09:42:00 PM
Sweet!!  Congrats on such a fine buck.
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Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on November 30, 2013, 10:13:00 AM
Incredible Buck.   Congrats on your first!
Title: Re: First Traditional Whitetail
Post by: 2hats on December 01, 2013, 05:18:00 PM
Great buck and congrats on a job well done.I remember those days quite well, sure feels good to make an accomplishment like that........
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Post by: 2hats on December 01, 2013, 05:19:00 PM
Great buck and congrats on a job well done.I remember those days quite well, sure feels good to make an accomplishment like that........
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Post by: ron w on December 01, 2013, 07:39:00 PM
:thumbsup:     :thumbsup:    :notworthy:
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Post by: Sawpilot 75 on December 01, 2013, 10:27:00 PM
Beautiful deer. It will be hard to top that one for sure. Congrats!
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Post by: bowhawk archer on December 02, 2013, 09:18:00 PM
Heck of a buck, congrats!
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Post by: one more bow on December 02, 2013, 10:31:00 PM
what a great buck. I think id quite after that!!!
great job.
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Post by: Cove-Creek on December 03, 2013, 08:36:00 AM
That's a great deer...Congrats!!!
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Post by: KentuckyTJ on December 03, 2013, 02:45:00 PM
Ummm, it's against the rules to start there Brother. You skipped around 10 years of shooting small ones.
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Post by: Will Cocke 2 on December 03, 2013, 03:59:00 PM
Congrats Love the Camo widow!!
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Post by: Mint on December 03, 2013, 05:06:00 PM
Congrats! That is a great story !
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Post by: jt85 on December 04, 2013, 09:42:00 PM
What a great deer congrats
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Post by: Danny Roberts on December 06, 2013, 08:50:00 AM
Congratulations, I'm still looking for my first. That is an awesome deer !!
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Post by: VictoryHunter on December 06, 2013, 04:10:00 PM
Awesome buck, congrats!
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Post by: vintage-bears on December 06, 2013, 06:33:00 PM
Congratulations and thanks for sharing your hunt with us.
Well done!
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Post by: TJK68 on December 06, 2013, 08:17:00 PM
Very nice Buck, Congrats!
Tom
Title: Re: First Traditional Whitetail
Post by: Popiano on December 09, 2013, 05:55:00 PM
Nice buck sir, its well deserved,as any deer witg trad equipment is an impressive trophy yours just happe s to have a giant set of head gear. Great job again and hope you continue to have great success and safe seasons in the future.
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Post by: BDann on December 15, 2013, 10:16:00 PM
Congrats on the beautiful buck! Way to go!
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Post by: Homey88 on December 16, 2013, 12:59:00 AM
Great buck!!!
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Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on December 18, 2013, 10:08:00 PM
One heck of a first. Congrats
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Post by: Homey88 on December 18, 2013, 11:39:00 PM
Great deer!!! I hope I can get one half as big for my first trad buck!
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Post by: Keefer on December 21, 2013, 09:16:00 AM
Not sure I responded to this one yet but Congratulations on a really nice first whitetail...   :clapper:
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Post by: Homey88 on December 21, 2013, 07:21:00 PM
Nice deer!
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Post by: Homey88 on December 21, 2013, 07:21:00 PM
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Post by: coaster500 on December 22, 2013, 10:55:00 AM
Dandy buck there!!!

Well done ...
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Post by: huntnmuleys on December 23, 2013, 01:34:00 PM
ya my first deer was that big.  ok.  no it wasn't lol. way to work!
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Post by: Blaino on December 23, 2013, 09:18:00 PM
That is a hell of a first!!! Good for you man!
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Post by: shoes on December 23, 2013, 09:21:00 PM
Congratulations!
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Post by: Bernie B. on December 23, 2013, 10:00:00 PM
Beautiful buck!  Congratulations, you handled that like a pro!

Bernie Bjorklund

NC Iowa/SW Wisconsin