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Title: 2013 WTA Members "Success" stories and pictures
Post by: jiane on August 26, 2013, 10:06:00 AM
Hey everybody,

We'll get this one started a little earlier this year, as we have WTA members headed to the far reaches of the country for elk, moose, and other fun critters.

After you submit your stories and pictures to the STUMP SHOOTER, how about posting some stories and pictures of your "Success" this year. Now "Success" means different things to different people, so even if you finally successfully made it to the woods, tell us about it. For others, "success" means a full freezer, or a superb specimen of the species of interest, or just a great time out with family or friends Tell us about them.
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Post by: smoke1953 on August 26, 2013, 06:05:00 PM
Good idea Jerry. I leave for my first elk hunt with Pete McMiller on Wednesday in NW Colorado. Hearing my first bugle, seeing my first elk and enjoying my first camping at 9200 ft will all be very special. Hopefully all the sights, sounds and opportunities will give me plenty to report.
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Post by: ChuckC on August 27, 2013, 07:37:00 PM
Bruce, you are gonna find out that the problem with a first like that is you are gonna need a second, and a third. . . . good luck, shoot straight.
ChuckC
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Post by: Leland on August 27, 2013, 08:37:00 PM
Good Luck and safe travels to everyone.
Leland
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Post by: Greg Szalewski on August 27, 2013, 09:46:00 PM
Great idea Jerry. It will be nice to hear all the stories. Good luck all.
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Post by: BowHuntingFool on August 28, 2013, 01:05:00 PM
Great idea is right.... My first bear hunt coming in 2 weeks, cant wait, already got charged twice by a 300+ pound bear and theres a new bigger bear coming in! Oh yeah and just got my new Big River recurve all tuned up for this hunt! Yeah Buddy!
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Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on September 15, 2013, 07:53:00 AM
Sounds like you fellas are gonna be able to fill this thread right up!
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Post by: BowHuntingFool on September 23, 2013, 04:27:00 PM
Too much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by: Steve D on September 23, 2013, 05:31:00 PM
Congrats, well earned !!!!!!!!!!!!What is the bow weight and arrow set up used?
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Post by: BowHuntingFool on September 23, 2013, 10:23:00 PM
Steve, 48# at 28", 150 heritage, 225 up front, complete pass thru and stuck in the ground. Not sure on the arrow length, I think around 29.5.... 568g I believe!
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Post by: Kevin Winkler on September 24, 2013, 05:14:00 PM
Congrat's Joe!.......Heh brother! I also got one.
I used my new Tall Tines longbow, 53# @ 28" AD Trad arrows with a 225gr Tuff Head. The bear only went 15yds.
 
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Post by: Kevin Winkler on September 24, 2013, 05:17:00 PM
I never posted pics of the turkey I took this Spring......so here they are!

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Post by: BowHuntingFool on September 24, 2013, 05:22:00 PM
Well done Kevin! What zone did you hunt in? I was up in D, lots of bears. I wish we could hunt em every year here, too much fun!
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Post by: Kevin Winkler on September 24, 2013, 09:54:00 PM
Joe, I was hunting in D also. We hunted around Drummond. I saw quite a few also. I have shot 5 bears before this one,but they were all with my wheel bow. My goal was to harvest a legal bear with a longbow, the other goal was to shoot a 400lb bear but that didn't happen. I'm not trying to please anyone but me.....so I'm happy with my bear.
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Post by: smoke1953 on October 02, 2013, 10:43:00 AM
Congrats Kevin. Still waiting for a hit on my bait.Down to last few days. They've got to be getting tired of acorns by now.
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Post by: Kevin Winkler on October 02, 2013, 10:56:00 AM
Bruce, Hang in there! We will be waiting to hear about your 11th hour success.
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Post by: Greg Szalewski on October 06, 2013, 08:53:00 PM
I put some meat in the freezer this weekend. I really have to laugh after this one though. I used to think that when a deer ran back to the thick stuff on my property and made for a 150yd drag through alders and marsh grass that was a lot of work. Going out to hunt on my recent trip to AK was way more work than that. I was smiling all the way back to the truck with her.

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Post by: Gun on October 06, 2013, 10:53:00 PM
Nice shirt Greg. Congrats on the deer!
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Post by: smoke1953 on October 10, 2013, 09:05:00 PM
Congrats Greg. Any Alaska stories I missed?
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Post by: Greg Szalewski on October 10, 2013, 09:21:00 PM
Thanks Gun, that is my new favorite huntin shirt.

Bruce, thanks as well. I started a thread on PBS but have not had a chance to ad to it. I will next week I hope after I write my presidents column, the WBH column, a tip for the Stump Shooter, and start on my story for the Stump Shooter. But before that I am going hunting.
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Post by: smoke1953 on October 14, 2013, 09:54:00 AM
Looking like a great week of weather for a hunt. Temps in the 50's all week. Also waiting for McMiller to tell his successful moose adventure in New Foundland.
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Post by: BowHuntingFool on October 18, 2013, 11:23:00 PM
Yeah, whats up Pete, lets hear it!!!!!!
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Post by: Greg Szalewski on October 21, 2013, 01:09:00 PM
Pete has the story on his moose over on Pow Wow.

 http://tradgang.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=132598
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Post by: ChuckC on October 23, 2013, 09:59:00 AM
I was out last night again.  After a couple week lull, I am starting to see deer again, of course, I get to see one, or two, not herds.

I was in a ground stand I call the "upper bucket" stand.  Years ago, an old guy had an upturned bucket against a tree at the field edge.  I fine tuned and moved in a bit, maybe 75 yards from a fenceline (private edge),  a steep rise behind me and in front about 80 yards is a fallow field.  That private line ends in a corn field.

This is on public property, by the way.  I was hearing stocked pheasants crowing all afternoon.

In my ghillie suit, tucked into a small blow down, to my left is an area of maybe 2.5 feet tall pricker vine still with green leaves.

I got in, settled down, the chipmunks didn't make me and chirp all night (they are bad here),  the skwerls were thick.  Two big greys walked right behind me (mere feet) and one climbed up the tree I was leaning against, sat about 4 feet above me and made groaning noises for a minute, then walked away.

It was a great evening, the wind was fairly steady in a good direction, the woods were noisy, and about 25 minutes before the end, I was visited by a basket rack 1.5 year old buck.  He came down off the hillside from my left, crossed in front of me at less than 8 yards, and slowly walked toward the corn field.

I chose to let him walk, but I sure did "pick a spot".

ChuckC
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Post by: Steve D on October 23, 2013, 01:45:00 PM
Chuck C,nice story,ground hunting if done correctly can be a successful/rewarding hunting method.
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Post by: Greg Szalewski on October 23, 2013, 07:56:00 PM
Way cool, a close encounter on the ground. Hopefully you get a shot at a shooter. It is amazing how deer are so focused on what is in front of them but after they pass they are not too worried about what is behind them.
Good luck
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Post by: Greg Szalewski on October 27, 2013, 07:41:00 PM
I put a little more meat in the freezer this weekend. Now it is time to get after the bucks.

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Post by: Pete McMiller on October 28, 2013, 08:26:00 AM
Nice going Greg.  You've got some real tasty meat there.
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Post by: Jim Rocole on October 29, 2013, 10:02:00 AM
I was fortunate enough to take this buck last night. I generally hold out but with diaper duty and training a new puppy, I decided to take the first animal that presented itself. guaranteed I will see a monster the next time out, but that is what cameras are for.

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Post by: Greg Szalewski on October 29, 2013, 09:06:00 PM
Good for you Jim. Nice pic!! What kind of bow is that?
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Post by: Jim Rocole on October 30, 2013, 06:55:00 AM
60" ACS-CZ 12" riser.
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Post by: smoke1953 on October 30, 2013, 04:31:00 PM
Great going Jim. Greg you are fouling up the DNR deer count.
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Post by: Greg Szalewski on October 30, 2013, 09:34:00 PM
I got a call at work this morning from a guy that was really excited and whispering. Excited and whispering, that can only mean one thing. It was Rainer Lemke. He had just dropped the string on his home made bow on an eight point buck and he thought the hit was pretty good. I had helped Rainer make that bow and the cool part was I did little more that help with the glue up, tillering and guidance where needed. Rainer had done the design and the rest so this bow was quite special to him. This was the first deer had shot with the bow.

COGRATULATIONS Rainer!!!!

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Post by: Jim Rocole on October 31, 2013, 07:20:00 AM
congrats Ranier. the satisfaction of using a toll you built for the purpose it was intended is priceless.
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Post by: ChuckC on October 31, 2013, 10:40:00 AM
Great job !  Its time to be in the woods

ChuckC
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Post by: Steve D on November 01, 2013, 04:03:00 PM
Thats the way!!!What its all about.
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Post by: PASQUINELL on November 02, 2013, 02:12:00 PM
"This was the first deer had shot with the bow".

I bet it wont be his last with it ...LOL

Nice job Mr. Lemke!!!
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Post by: BowHuntingFool on November 04, 2013, 08:25:00 AM
Well done Rainer, congrats brother! Nice buck!
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Post by: Pete McMiller on November 04, 2013, 09:48:00 PM
Hmmmm, somebody has a story to tell, come'on B. it's your turn.
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Post by: Greg Szalewski on November 04, 2013, 10:00:00 PM
Someone holding out?? Surely they are just searching for the right words and will come forward soon.
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Post by: smoke1953 on November 05, 2013, 07:15:00 PM
Congrats Rainer. Nov 4th was one of those grey windy mornings that our family group likes to say, "it sure is bucky out today". I had been concentrating the last week on a particular area that had provided me a lot of chase action but they always seemed to be out of reach but I was ready to go look somewhere else for the rut. As my brother would say, "yep you had too many deer in that spot time for you to move." Guess I do get a little ansy. You know sometimes it's good just to see new things.
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Post by: smoke1953 on November 05, 2013, 07:37:00 PM
I've tried this year to hunt on the ground about 25% of the time. I really enjoy it because you get to go to all those great spots where a tree just isn't in the right location. My avatar shows my first trad deer taken in 2008 on the ground and I don't think I was ever so excited. So this beautiful grey morning I picked up my Huntmore and headed east. Two times on that trek in the dark I nearly stopped and setup because of existing scraps that had been hit or just a high spot that would allow for a better view in a chair. Now a high spot in our central Wisconsin sand country is about 10 ft. But again I decided to push on to an area a quarter mile further where I had an encounter with two large bucks one which I hit and lost. It's taken about 3 years to get that incident out of my head and get back to this oak flat pinched between two rutting marshes.  Approaching the area I saw a fallen tree that might serve as a site to place the chair. No previous scouting for the chair location chair location but it looked OK in the early light.

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Post by: smoke1953 on November 05, 2013, 09:24:00 PM
I had barely settled into my swivel chair when the first unidentifiable dark body eased through the narrows of the marsh in front of me at 35 yds. Soon after he moved through I adjusted my seat back a foot and spooked a couple more deer that had somehow appeared in front of me. Sometimes they just pop up like mushrooms except in this instance they made sure that I knew they saw me. I figured it would be awhile until I would see the next deer so I settled in with a SE wind in my face perfect for the location I chose. An hour later a nice buck with curled horns came from the area where my brother was in a tree a couple hundred yards to the south. He eased off the oak island and crossed through the narrow marsh with nose down heading on an angle away. I was satisfied with my morning so far as the sandhills called overhead. It was one of those perfect rutting mornings and I was enjoying the comfort of my chair in a spot where my excitement level was as high as its been all week.
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Post by: smoke1953 on November 05, 2013, 09:55:00 PM
It was 10 minutes later and my eyes were still fixed to the narrow marsh to my right(west) with the SE wind narrowly preventing my scent from entering where the previous buck had just gone. Without warning and exactly where I happened to be looking a buck came loping from the west with high horns. My mind raced as negative thoughts began to creep as he trotted in front of my location and I was swinging my Northern Mist nearly parallel to the ground from the left side of the above picture to the right. Was I really going to release on a quickly moving deer? I have failed at that game before. My nearly parallel shooting style that I often practice and am most comfortable with was the only way to clear the log that my knee was pressed against. For what ever reason, and I can only conclude that he saw me swing, he stopped broadside but looking at me. I had to bend over at the waist with my head probably only a foot off the log to get off a shot through an opening in brush that I had not noticed earlier. Not a good thing when shooting from a sitting position on the ground. My ash arrow fletched with wild turkey feathers hit about 6" behind the shoulder and a bit high with half the arrow still visible but blood immediatly appearing at the wound as he ran to the north and out of sight. Immediate thoughts for me often are often the best barometer and I was feeling OK with the shot even though high shots have not been good for me in the past. The half way penetration was giving me pause that maybe I was in the meat of no mans land. I waited for my heartbeat to return.
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Post by: Pete McMiller on November 05, 2013, 09:59:00 PM
WoooHooo Bruce, it's even better than the first telling.
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Post by: smoke1953 on November 05, 2013, 10:01:00 PM
After a half hour I looked for first blood and surprisingly it was only 5 yds away. I felt much better.

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I went back to my seat pulled out my breakfast and decided to enjoy the next 45 minutes. Sometimes these are the only times to truely enjoy the experience if the trail comes up empty later on. We've all been there.
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Post by: smoke1953 on November 05, 2013, 10:08:00 PM
The first 50 yds was steady and I felt good the next 30 yds the blood was very small spots and the negative thoughts began to reappear. I texted my brother and he was coming to help as he was also reminding me to slow down. All I had was time.
Then I found this sprayed for about 18" 3 ft up this maple.

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Post by: smoke1953 on November 05, 2013, 10:18:00 PM
My brother joined in and 75yds further I looked ahead as Brian was in front on the blood trail. Is that a body????  I moved ahead and then saw a basketball size blood spot on a tree then.................. He was a big bodied long beautiful buck. My first whitetail buck.

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Post by: Pete McMiller on November 05, 2013, 10:25:00 PM
Beautiful, Congrats again.  He sure is a monster.
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Post by: smoke1953 on November 05, 2013, 10:25:00 PM
200 lb dressed a giant for our sand country area. He died nearly directly below my older brothers treestand who died two years earlier. Time to reflect and be thankful for our time in the woods and sometimes there is a happy ending!
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Post by: smoke1953 on November 05, 2013, 10:33:00 PM
My sister in law, Alys, shot an 8 the evening before just to show you a comparison between the two.

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Post by: Greg Szalewski on November 06, 2013, 06:21:00 AM
Good for you Bruce!!! It sure is hard to beat the satisfaction of shooting a deer from the ground, and a whopper on top of it. COGRATULATIONS!!!!
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Post by: Kevin Winkler on November 06, 2013, 07:58:00 AM
Nice going Bruce! Thanks for sharing your hunt with us. Looks like that buck was worth the wait.
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Post by: MR BILL SHORTY on November 06, 2013, 07:12:00 PM
:thumbsup:    :thumbsup:    :archer:
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Post by: ChuckC on November 06, 2013, 08:40:00 PM
Beautiful deer.  Great job on that one.  

ChuckC
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Post by: Roger Norris on November 06, 2013, 09:09:00 PM
Nice!!!
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Post by: Ragin Bull on November 06, 2013, 09:24:00 PM
Outstanding Bruce!
That is a great buck for a first buck or anything thereafter
Love the story !
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Post by: BUCK-EYE on November 06, 2013, 09:25:00 PM
congrats!  :notworthy:
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Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on November 06, 2013, 10:05:00 PM
Heck of a deer Bruce!

Congrats!
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Post by: Fletcher on November 06, 2013, 10:10:00 PM
Outstanding, Bruce, congratulations!!  Way to christen that NM.
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Post by: Bernie B. on November 06, 2013, 10:28:00 PM
Wow!  That's a heck of a buck!  Nice story with a great ending!     :thumbsup:

Bernie Bjorklund

NC Iowa/SW Wisconsin
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Post by: Timberking on November 06, 2013, 10:28:00 PM
What a beautiful buck! Congrats on a job well done!
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Post by: Tsalt on November 06, 2013, 11:00:00 PM
Wow!  What a stud buck!  Sweet wool, face paint, beard... the whole story and scene screams trad hunting at it's best!  Congrats!!
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Post by: South MS Bowhunter on November 07, 2013, 12:35:00 AM
Great Buck Bruce!
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Post by: suburbanirma on November 07, 2013, 12:56:00 AM
Great deer and wonderful story, Bruce. Congrats!!!! Tom
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Post by: JMG on November 07, 2013, 01:11:00 AM
What a "BRUISER"!! Nice job!!!   :thumbsup:
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Post by: Butchie on November 07, 2013, 08:46:00 AM
Great deer...congratulations!
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Post by: NittanyRider on November 07, 2013, 11:45:00 AM
Quote
Originally posted by Tsalt:
Wow!  What a stud buck!  Sweet wool, face paint, beard... the whole story and scene screams trad hunting at it's best!  Congrats!!
ditto!!
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Post by: Bob B. on November 07, 2013, 01:16:00 PM
WOW, Bruce -  what a great buck!!  Good on ya buddy!  I remember shooting that Mist at the Sherwood Forest bowman shoot last year, man it is smooth ... great shot and great buck buddy!!

   :archer:

Bob.
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Post by: snakebit40 on November 07, 2013, 02:27:00 PM
Congrats! Great buck and awesome hunt! Can't hardly beat it from the ground, congrats again!
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Post by: buckeyebowhunter on November 07, 2013, 10:17:00 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Tsalt:
Wow!  What a stud buck!  Sweet wool, face paint, beard... the whole story and scene screams trad hunting at it's best!  Congrats!!
My thoughts exactly! Great story and buck!    :thumbsup:
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Post by: BowHuntingFool on November 09, 2013, 08:34:00 AM
Good stuff Bruce! Congrats on a fine beast! Now when do I get my Autographs????    :pray:    :biglaugh:
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Post by: smoke1953 on November 11, 2013, 02:47:00 PM
Went back out to the site that I shot the deer the next day to setup a photo for the shot I took on my deer. This was it at 19 yds.

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Post by: smoke1953 on November 11, 2013, 03:00:00 PM
I hear another success story from B-- R---- is in order. Congratulations buddy!
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Post by: doubleo on November 11, 2013, 07:24:00 PM
Congrates Bruce! That's a beautiful buck!
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Post by: Greg Szalewski on November 11, 2013, 10:02:00 PM
I just got an email from Bob Daigle about his grandson's first bow kill.
Greg

On Sunday Nov 10 my grandson Jack shot his first archery deer. He was hunting on a field edge in a ground blind, he was alone in the blind as I was in a tree a short distance away.  He did everything right after the hit and was able to lead me to the blood trail and we found it a hundred yards from where he shot it. He was telling me on Sunday that his friends at school were saying that he would not be able to kill a deer with a longbow, I guess he can prove them wrong.

A Very Proud Grandpa.
Bob


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Post by: smoke1953 on November 12, 2013, 08:31:00 AM
Fantastic Jack!! First trad deer and on the ground too.You have accomplished something that not many your age have done. In fact there are many in our group still waiting for such an opportunity. Enjoy those backstraps.
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Post by: ChuckC on November 12, 2013, 12:39:00 PM
Good job young man.  Now, do it again and show them all it was no fluke.  You can do it !

ChuckC
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Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on November 15, 2013, 07:41:00 AM
Congrats Jack (and Bob)  on  a fine deer and good shot!
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Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on November 15, 2013, 07:43:00 AM
Quote
Originally posted by smoke1953:
I hear another success story from B-- R---- is in order. Congratulations buddy!
Could that also be B.H.?

Congrats B-- R----! cant wait for details.
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Post by: PASQUINELL on November 15, 2013, 08:13:00 PM
Nice going guys! Always refreshing coming to this site!

Smoke is that a "360" chair you sit on in the blind pic?
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Post by: doubleo on November 15, 2013, 10:22:00 PM
Congrates Jack! Way to get it done young man! And that hat is the bomb!   :thumbsup:
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Post by: smoke1953 on November 15, 2013, 10:44:00 PM
No Pete its a Huntmore
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Post by: PASQUINELL on November 16, 2013, 11:53:00 AM
Sent you a PM Bruce
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Post by: GREATBROWNKNOCKEMDOWN on November 16, 2013, 12:11:00 PM
AWESOME buck Bruce, couldn't happen to a nicer guy! Think B..R...., in his older age is getting a lil slow......er.   :D
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Post by: Bigriver on November 17, 2013, 07:58:00 PM
 (http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af44/bhallstead/brulepics136_zpsebe04ceb.jpg) (http://s992.photobucket.com/user/bhallstead/media/brulepics136_zpsebe04ceb.jpg.html)

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 Apparently I have to leave WI to kill a deer, but I will do what I have to do. Colorado eastern plains deer.
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Post by: Greg Szalewski on November 17, 2013, 09:17:00 PM
Nice buck Brian. Is that your fancy Big River hiding under the camo sleeves?
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Post by: Bigriver on November 18, 2013, 07:58:00 AM
Thanks Greg. That is my Bigriver Widow wannabe, it`s soo ugly, it has to be covered up.
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Post by: smoke1953 on November 18, 2013, 12:12:00 PM
Congrats Brian! I'm sure you made the bow and it looks great. Man of many talents.
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Post by: smoke1953 on November 18, 2013, 08:22:00 PM
One of our WTA directors, Gary Vandenlangenberg, also scored this last Sunday near Pembine at 7:30am with this beauty right before the rains began. He had a shot of 12yds. Congrats Gary.

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Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on November 18, 2013, 08:26:00 PM
Congrats Brian aned Gary!
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Post by: Greg Szalewski on November 18, 2013, 09:22:00 PM
Gary's buck deserves a pic as big as his smile. Congratulations Gary. Nice pic!!

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Post by: smoke1953 on November 18, 2013, 10:32:00 PM
Thanks Greg. Not sure why mine came out that small.
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Post by: Mike Theis on November 19, 2013, 09:16:00 AM
Good going guys, some nice deer there.

A few more days left in the 'first' bow season. Still time left before the guns go off this weekend. Good luck.

I shot a buck in Iowa. Same morning my grandson was born. Got the text from my daughter she was headed to the hospital early, thought it time to end the hunt and head for home. 1/2 hour later, an arrow was on it's way. 11/10 was a good day.

I'll add a pic once I a get one up on photo bucket.
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Post by: Ragin Bull on November 19, 2013, 07:55:00 PM
Congratulations Brian, Gary and Mike
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Post by: PASQUINELL on November 19, 2013, 08:34:00 PM
Do we know if Gary was in a tree or on the ground?? Nice deer!
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Post by: Greg Szalewski on November 19, 2013, 09:43:00 PM
this is what Gary sent me.
Greg


I was able to beat the rain this morning and take this great buck up on some public land near Pembine, WI. He strolled past at 7:35 and I shot him at 8 yards. The hit was good and he only made it about 80 yards.

Gary V.
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Post by: Greg Szalewski on November 20, 2013, 07:29:00 PM
Ron Lang called to tell me about the deer he had just shot yesterday in Door county. Here is the email he sent today.
Greg


Here it is guys.  Not a world record by others standards but after a hard early season weather wise and only two days before the gun season,  he makes my "memory book" big time!  Shot him at 3:45 PM.  No bait, managed food plot, magic scent, scent free clothing, modern technology equipment etc. I actually think he was a wild deer if there is such a thing in Wisconsin anymore.  If using a grunt call, a well placed tree stand in a hemlock tree, on a inside edge of a hardwoods is cheating then I guess I was cheating.  He was 80 yds away when I first saw him.  I grunted and he stopped.  The wind was from the south and he came in directly from the east like he was on a string.  A few soft grunts and he was standing broadside at about 15 yds actually looking away from me. Sort of begging to get in my freezeer door so I obliged. I saw the fletching disapear through the goodies and watched him sort of run walk 40 yards . cough 3 times and fall over.  The pictures are not high quality as I sort of rushed through that so I could get him dressed out while I still had light.  As the landowner and friend Gary and I dragged out this buck we looked back at the sunset over the trees towards the shores of Green Bay and both agreed it doesn't get any better than this.  Wishing you all the same success in your seasons too!
 
Ron

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Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on November 20, 2013, 10:34:00 PM
Congrats Gary and Ron!  Great Deer!  2 days before boom stick opens.  there is still time.
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Post by: BowHuntingFool on November 25, 2013, 11:37:00 AM
Awesome!!!!! Good stuff fellas, congrats to all!
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Post by: Greg Szalewski on December 25, 2013, 12:56:00 PM
Here is a late entry from Roger Rutz. My computer has not been speaking to me so it took a while to get this pic to Photobucket. Anyway Roger got this nice buck in his home state of MN during their gun season. How about that for being committed to hunting with stick bows! He had seen this buck three times and passed up others before putting an arrow through his heart. Congratulations Roger!!!


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Title: Re: 2013 WTA Members "Success" stories and pictures
Post by: PASQUINELL on December 25, 2013, 04:13:00 PM
Wow... nice buck and a better story on the stick bows!
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Post by: ChuckC on December 25, 2013, 09:17:00 PM
Nice one

Congrats

ChuckC
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Post by: smoke1953 on December 26, 2013, 12:19:00 PM
Beautiful Rodger and as so often happens with you a great shot!
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Post by: Mike Theis on February 08, 2014, 09:50:00 AM
It's the home cooking that did it for Roger.  Congrats!
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Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on February 11, 2014, 06:59:00 PM
Great Buck Roger.  Congrats!