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Trad Gang Highlights => HIGHLIGHTS 2016 => Topic started by: BlacktailBowhunter on December 29, 2016, 12:09:00 AM

Title: Oregon Blacktail 2016
Post by: BlacktailBowhunter on December 29, 2016, 12:09:00 AM
This harvest is definitely the highlight of my trad experience. Although I've had a couple of other harvests, this one seemed to be the most complete as far as confidence before I loosed the arrow.

After a 5 year hiatus, I decided to pick up my Horne Brushbow and hunt the late season for Blacktail. I actually missed this guy opening weekend and realized I wasn't picking a spot due to a case of buck fever. Video is a great tool for analyzing your actions and allowing you to know what to correct.

The piece of wood on my bow quiver is a home brew attachment for my string tracker.

When he came in this time, I talked myself through the shot. I used a clicker to help my form and consistency, which appears to be working out quite well. This harvest reinvigorated my interest and confidence in traditional archery and I plan to hunt deer in my home state with trad gear only.

Horne brushbow 58" amo 42 @ 28
GT 3555 full length blems with 50 grain inserts and 125 grain 2 blade Magnus Broadhead.

I was able to capture the hunt on video as well.

  https://imgur.com/a/lQv3V

 https://imgur.com/gallery/wVhmU
Title: Re: Oregon Blacktail 2016
Post by: Bisch on December 29, 2016, 10:08:00 AM
Those blacktail are some really cool looking deer!

Congrats,

Bisch
Title: Re: Oregon Blacktail 2016
Post by: twostrings on December 29, 2016, 12:58:00 PM
I agree with Bisch...cool looking deer!

Excited for you

Matthew
Title: Re: Oregon Blacktail 2016
Post by: Kenny Henderson on December 29, 2016, 02:51:00 PM
Congrats!!! Nice deer, and the terrain in the pics looks awesome!
Title: Re: Oregon Blacktail 2016
Post by: bowhawk archer on December 29, 2016, 10:02:00 PM
Very nice, congrats.
Title: Re: Oregon Blacktail 2016
Post by: Big Ed on December 30, 2016, 05:25:00 AM
Well done
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Post by: Basinboy on December 30, 2016, 10:51:00 AM
Congrats to you sir!
I hope to hunt them someday.....
Title: Re: Oregon Blacktail 2016
Post by: Sirius Black on December 30, 2016, 04:07:00 PM
:thumbsup:
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Post by: Warden609 on December 30, 2016, 05:43:00 PM
Very nice! Congrats  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Oregon Blacktail 2016
Post by: RedRidge on January 02, 2017, 10:50:00 AM
Glad you could get it all to come together. Well done!