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Title: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: Bud B. on September 10, 2017, 06:16:00 PM
Yesterday was the season opener for the 2017-2018 deer season here in NC. After an empty morning sit I went back into the woods at about 4pm. At about 7:05pm this fellow came along a trail that I thought would be productive.

A special thanks to Duke Grimstead (slim_grim - my son-in-law) for driving the 1.25 hours to Rockingham County from Randolph County to help me track this deer and recover it. The uphill drag out of the woods was much easier with his help.

I used a vintage 1972 Bear Archery Super Kodiak recurve 45x @ 28 with a Gold Tip Traditional 500 carbon arrow tipped with an 80s vintage Bear Super Razorhead broadhead.

I wasn't sure of the hit. It was quartering away and the hit was a little low, but high enough to hit several vitals and ensure a quick and humane death for this guy. Entry behind the ribs on the left, exit was just behind the front right leg. I heard every step of the final run and I heard the deer fall, but wasn't sure if it had tripped or was down for good. I waited for Duke to drive up to help, just in case it was going to be a long trail. As it turned out the fall I heard was the resting place of the buck. He was gone in less than 30 seconds. I am thankful, very thankful, for the swift end.

 (https://i.imgur.com/2YMTJyy.jpg)
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: maxwell on September 10, 2017, 08:29:00 PM
Very nice deer, congrats on the harvest.
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: Buckeye1977 on September 10, 2017, 09:36:00 PM
:thumbsup:     :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: Westkyhunter on September 10, 2017, 11:04:00 PM
Congrats on a fine buck and short tracking job!
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: Kopper1013 on September 11, 2017, 09:52:00 AM
Awesome congrats
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: Tony Van Dort on September 11, 2017, 10:05:00 AM
Sweet!
Even better with the vintage equipment!

Been down here in SC for a year now.  Need to get out and look for a place to hunt.  Hopefully next season I can make it happen.
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: Bud B. on September 11, 2017, 10:39:00 AM
Lots of WMAs there. Some are hunted very little during bow season. Check WMAs near Santee Cooper. But wait for Irma and Jose to pass.   ;)  

Thanks, Tony.
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: TSHOOTER on September 11, 2017, 06:03:00 PM
Congratulations!  Love them old bear recurves   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: BrushWolf on September 11, 2017, 09:19:00 PM
Congrats. Good shooting.
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: Crittergetter on September 11, 2017, 09:22:00 PM
:clapper:    :clapper:    :clapper:
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: Rick Butler on September 11, 2017, 09:35:00 PM
Congrats Bud!
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: Cory Mattson on September 11, 2017, 09:54:00 PM
Great Day - nice buck and great shot placement!
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Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: CRM_95 on September 12, 2017, 08:41:00 AM
Congrats!!
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: CraigC on September 12, 2017, 06:19:00 PM
Great shot and deer
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: olddogrib on September 12, 2017, 06:44:00 PM
Good job Bud!  I don't usually miss opening weekend, but it was following the full moon. I'm such a wonderful  husband I normally only go up to the hunting grounds every other weekend, so I'm waiting to get synced up with the quarter moons this weekend.  P.S... you don't need to try to corroborate that statement with the missus, lol!
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: DarrinG on September 12, 2017, 08:37:00 PM
Congrats!!
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: David McLendon on September 12, 2017, 09:06:00 PM
Excellent, now take the next one with the '65 Kodiak that you got from me.
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: J. Cook on September 12, 2017, 09:15:00 PM
Good start Bud!!!!!
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: Homey88 on September 12, 2017, 09:22:00 PM
Congrats to you!
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: Bud B. on September 12, 2017, 11:45:00 PM
Quote
Originally posted by David McLendon:
Excellent, now take the next one with the '65 Kodiak that you got from me.
The same arrow shoots just as well out of the '65, Dave. Will try to oblige you on that.  ;)
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: Sirius Black on September 14, 2017, 06:34:00 PM
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: Bisch on September 14, 2017, 09:50:00 PM
Way to go, Bud!

Congrats,

Bisch
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: Friend on September 14, 2017, 10:55:00 PM
Well done!
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: KyStickbow on September 17, 2017, 11:01:00 AM
Congrats!
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: Big Ed on September 17, 2017, 10:13:00 PM
Congrats!!
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on September 18, 2017, 05:30:00 PM
Congrats Bud!!
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: SAM E. STEPHENS on September 18, 2017, 10:12:00 PM
Well done sir , Congrats...

,,,Sam,,,
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: Danny Roberts on September 19, 2017, 08:58:00 AM
Congratulations on a fine deer and that old Bear looks totally awesome ! Great story.
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: Bud B. on December 31, 2017, 01:20:00 AM
The old '72 Bear Super K scored a doe at 5:05pm today, 12/30. It was a very long tracking job which ended with an outright search after losing the blood trail. I double lunged her, but got the upper tips of both lungs. She bled mostly inside. I am very thankful for a son-in-law with younger eyes than me who got us to her. He found her about 40 yards away from the last blood we had tracked. She was against a neighbor's cattle fence. He took a pic of her as we found her. Will try to post later if he sends it to me. It's been a loooong evening.
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: mangonboat on December 31, 2017, 12:05:00 PM
Great way to put bookends on the season, Bud!
Title: Re: NC Opening Day Success
Post by: Bud B. on December 31, 2017, 01:42:00 PM
Yeah. Thanks, Mark. Watching my grandson after school has hindered my hunting time, but it has been a very good trade off. I got home this morning just shy of 1am.