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Offline joel smith

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your "proudest shot"
« on: March 16, 2003, 03:53:00 PM »
of every shot you ever made, whether target or game, which was your favorite, your proudest moment with bow in hand ?
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Re: your "proudest shot"
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2003, 04:10:00 PM »
Probably the one I made 2 yrs ago on a 3-D course shooting with the top shooter in our area. I was right on him the whole course and on the next to last target he shot a 12 ring with a 2312 out of his BW MAB - I zoned on his shot and got a perfect Robin Hood with a 2018. The next shot I was 2 points up on him for the first place spot... Or maybe it was the time I skipped the arrow off of 2 trees (unintentional) and killed a Hog I didn't see (big one) when I was shooting at a smaller 1... Or maybe it was this last fall when I was hunting in the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant here in Ok. And got an absolute perfect hit on 2 deer that weekend and watched both fall in sight (1 P&Y)  ;)
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Re: your "proudest shot"
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2003, 05:25:00 PM »
On the way up bear huntin a few years ago 5 of us stopped at my cabin for a day, all compound shooters except me. They stuck a colored nock in the 20 yd target and proceded to shoot all around it, but close. I was just sittin back watching, sippin a cool one... couldn't compete anyhow. After about 10 shots each not hittin the nock they started in on the stick bow guy. I took 1 arrow, walked up there and put it into that nock...silence heh heh.

Put 1 arrow through 2 deer once, a buck and a doe, by accident of course. Didn't see the doe behind him.

All of the above by someone who really can't shoot worth a darn..geo
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Re: your "proudest shot"
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2003, 06:53:00 PM »
Several years ago I was driving from Anchorage to Fairbanks in the middle of a particularly cold winter. I had my 71# Strunk longbow and a quiver full of blunts with me. I spotted a flock of ptarmigan not too far off the road and stopped to give them some exercise. It was about 40 below and I floundered in crotch deep snow. The birds were onto me and kept running beyond me, out of bow range. Finally, sweating up a storm and feeling the cold starting to get to me, both at the same time, I was ready to give up and make for the warmth of the truck which was already much too far away. I spotted one of the white birds standing still but it was 40 yards away, way behyond my effective range with my longbow. I had nothing to loose but a woodie, so I let it fly. Took the PT in the head. No one around but I sure impressed myself, LOL, and maybe the bird for an instant. Made a sourcream based goulash from it's strong flavored meat - yummy.

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Re: your "proudest shot"
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2003, 07:47:00 PM »
Like the man said, "I got a million of em". But I'll just tell one right now!   "[laffsmyl]"  

Came out of the hills after rockchuck huntin one day and found another car parked near mine at the trailhead. This friendly kind of guy comes up to me and seeing my bow starts askin all kinds of questions. I was doin my best to answer all of em.
Finally he spots this grizzled old chuck over on a rock face that I had never figured a way to get to and asks if I could hit him. We musta been 100 to 120 yards from that chuck. I tried to explain that it was just too far, but he kept on and kept on about what he could do with a rifle.
Well finally I just had enough and said let me show ya. I pulled an arrow from the quiver and squared away.
All I wanted to do was get the arrow on the side of that rock face with the chuck and not drop it in the scree at the bottom.
I pulled into a good solid anchor and was actually looking under my bow hand at the chuck. I lined it up as good as I could and let the arrow slip.
Up and up it went and about half way there it started losing altitude. I was pretty sure I'd saved face and would land the shot up there in the rocks where he was sittin.
Well, if you haven't guessed it by now, that arrow drove right into the chuck's ribs and he came fallin down the cliff and landed with a racket in the scree. Dead as a hammer!!
I looked at the guy and said, "you wouldn't mind strollin over there and gettin my arrow would ya"?
He was at a total loss for words at that point and went to get it. Soon as he got out there a little ways with his back to me I went into happy dance mode. (you know, the one ya do when ya know ya just pulled a shot right out of your    "[moon]"   )
Had my stuff loaded when he got back, so I threw the arrow and chuck in the back of my truck and drove away without saying anymore than thanks.
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Re: your "proudest shot"
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2003, 08:16:00 PM »
The rest of my story (from the embarrassing shot thread) goes like this...

Just missed a gimme shot at my first ever Muley.  When I get back to camp, my brother (and lifelong hunting companion) says, "let's go find some javelina's."  I didn't really feel like it after the morning's debacle, but as usual he talked me into it.  Well, I started down this brushy ravine with him up on the ridge about 40 yards away (it's about 105 degrees).  We parallel each other until he reaches the end of the ridge and looks down into the gully where my ravine and another join up.  By sign languange, he tells me that there are 12 Javie's right in front of him, and to get ready.  He draws back to shoot and misses one, sending his arrow clanking through the rocks.  Man, it looked like a covey of quail busting out of there!  Javelinas went everywhere and one decides to cross about 15 yards in front of me running full bore.  Without even thinking, I went into the "zone"; I drew, released and watched the arrow bury that razorhead right behind the front leg as it extended forward.  The javie ran a tight circle and died right where it was when I hit it.  I looked up at my brother, who watched the whole thing, and he's doin' the "I'm not worthy" bow to me.  Man, it was great to be alive right then.  He later told me that this little "auora" appeared around me when I shot...I don't know about that, but it sure felt good.  When we field dressed the javie, we found the heart with a perfect four blade incision right through the center of it!

Funny thing is, my longbow had broken on me two weeks before.  I made that shot with a 45# Montgomery Ward recurve and a cheap aluminum arrow.

It just doesn't get any better than that, man.

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Re: your "proudest shot"
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2003, 08:20:00 AM »
A couple of years ago at a local trad shoot it took me $13 to qualify for the eagle eye. In the shoot off, I was the last one to shoot. Everybody else had missed at 20 yards. I stepped up a center punched the orange dot and everybody flipped out. Got my $13 back plus $42 more.

Last summer at the same club we had a canoe shoot. My 6yo son bugged me to death to shoot so I let him. I held him by the hips so he wouldn't fall in. He shot the same course as all the adults. He nailed a bobcat, a woodchuck, a javelina, a standing bear, and missed the bedded buck because it was nearly 20 yards. He scored a 23 which was higher than Bob Wesley's score.

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Re: your "proudest shot"
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2003, 09:00:00 AM »
Best shot on a animal had to be my first trad harvest on a small buck.  It was my first season to hunt with trad equipment I had grown accustomed to harvesting 5-6 deer a season with compound.  Well that first season was brutal missed once early in season and had been all season with no follow up.  It was late January and my four months deer hunting was about over.  A good friend invited to hunt at his place and said he a food plot where he knew I could get a shot.  Deer came out at dark and fed my way I really don't remember much about the shot except the arrow disappear behind the shoulder.  The deer went 40yds and was down had a complete pass through.  Without a doubt the most satisfied I have ever been while hunting.  
Non hunting shot was on a hunt.  We were all back at camp and there was a hollow log about 40 yds from the porch.  Someone said you can't shoot a arrow thru that log from here.  Well I did on the first try and it was sweet.

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Re: your "proudest shot"
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2003, 10:39:00 AM »
I wouldn't say proudest, but it could well be the most fun.

We were coming in from the morning hunt stump shooting as we walked. Although I had been consitantly cleaning my oldest brothers clock he was getting really mouthy. As we picked up our arrows from a shot one of my other brothers said "There shoot THAT arial."  Pointing at a nickle sized butterfly flitting around twenty yards away. I turned and let my Judo fly. The butterfly split in half leaving two wings fluttering in different directions. I didn't even tear a wing, right down the body! Two of my brothers were just as dumbfounded as me, but whoopin' and hollerin' over the shot. The mouthy one didn't say a word for a long time.

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Re: your "proudest shot"
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2003, 11:51:00 AM »
Without a doubt my first tradbow kill.  It was two years ago on the Saturday before Christmas.  I was hunting with my son and a fellow worker of his on the 260 acres or so of the tower site of the TV station they work for in the Atlanta area.

I hadn't been on stand more than 20 minutes, my glasses were fogged up from me getting overheated walking in, and I had them hanging on a branch of a small sapling to my right.  I was hunting out of my Summit Trophy Chair and my son was 35' up a tree about 50 yards behind me.

They had cut a shooting lane for me through the undergrowth on the edge of a power line I was facing.  I heard the crunch, crunch of something walking across the power line.  Because of my astigmatism, it took me awhile to focus in and see that it was a deer, and a buck.

He walked down below me to my left, and I thought sure he was going to enter the woods and walk back to where my son was waiting.  He stopped, turned and looked in my direction.  But he couldn't see me through the undergrowth.  He turned and started walking up the power line!

There was a tree about 8" or so in diameter that was about 5 yards before the opening they had cut for me.  When his head went behind that tree, I came to full draw.  I released with a full broadside view of him.  I hit him a bit high and the shot knocked him off his feet (a spine shot that also nicked the main artery just below the spine).  He got up and started walking back across the power line.  He fell down 3 times walking back across the power line.  I didn't see it, but my son did from his position in the treestand, the deer fell a final time when it dropped down off the power line to the forest floor below it.   The blood trail was even better than my first bow kill when I killed a doe in WV with a 160 Thunderhead (1-5/8").

It was a nice 7 point buck that weighed 185 lbs and was my first trad bow kill.  I'll never forget it, and I don't think killing one any bigger would be any greater thrill, but I sure do want to find out!

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Re: your "proudest shot"
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2003, 07:46:00 PM »
Best shot I ever made was one at a 3D shoot where I made a pretty good shot on a small groundhog target...then when my 7 year old stepped up and was "knee-shaking nervous" I told him if he hit my arrow I'd buy him a new bow....you can guess where his arrow landed...split my nock and I could not have been more happy with that shot than a 200 yard bullseye.  Still makes my heart sing...and Gene Sanders is busy on his new bow.

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Re: your "proudest shot"
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2003, 11:51:00 AM »
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Bill, I like your sign off quote
Bill,

It is a paraphrase of a portion of a verse in one of my top 5 or 6 favorite songs we sing in the choir at church, "Worthy Is The Lord".  He is worthy of honor, and glory, and praise, worthy is the Lord.  

If we are faithful in praising the Lord for everything, He will get the honor and glory for which He is worthy!

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Re: your "proudest shot"
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2003, 10:37:00 PM »
I have three shots that stand out for me. The first was a head shot on a rattle snake with my son with me while we were scouting for turkeys. The snake was 15 yards with his head up slightly and I shot him in the SIDE of the head. The secound was on a 280 lb boar at 28 steps with two trees half way between us about 7" apart. The pig stopped in the gap when my partner stepped on a stick and was about to leave when he caught a landshark 2" behind the elbow that stuck in the legbone on the other side. That pig watches tv at my house every day.The third was on a sow that came up a slew to me ,I was on my knees leaning so much my bow string arm elbow was touching grass. Shot the sow at about 8 yards thru both lungs.RC

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Re: your "proudest shot"
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2003, 10:50:00 PM »
1994, Opening weekend of gun season, Brackenbury Legend, 8 pt. 18 yds. nose in a mock scrape, Zwickey Eskimo thru his heart. Priceless!!   :D
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Re: your "proudest shot"
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2003, 09:03:00 PM »
hello Mr. Carter, good to see you here. Hey, do the local fellas hit them turkeys on Horse Creek pretty hard ? Me and Tony saw a couple of real good ones down there last month and I'm wonderin' if it might be worthwhile to come down and try 'em
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Re: your "proudest shot"
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2003, 10:44:00 PM »
Ever time i miss an get ma arra back  :D    :D  TJ  :D    :D   Don't ya jus luv dis guy  "[moon]"
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Re: your "proudest shot"
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2003, 09:10:00 PM »
My proudest shot came in 97' I had recently seperated a shoulder playing flag football and was unable to shoot my bow right-handed. I was going nuts, two days before deer season I had an idea. I got to thinking I could try and find a left-handed bow. I contacted a local archery shop and found he had a left handed Howatt Hunter 50#s at 28"s. He told me I could use it and if I brough it back in the same cond., there would be no charge. Well to make a long story short, The 3rd. day of season I went in to hang a stand and standing under my tree were 3 nice bucks! I backed out and went in about 2pm. I climbed up, no easy task with my shoulder and a stand over my back. I settled in and about 4pm.I see a big 8pt. coming in, he came to 6yds, I drew and released the shot was good(doulble lung) and my best buck ever, was mine!!. I got better as the season went on and could of hunted right-handed but finished out lefty and killed 2 more deer. I will never forget that fateful season. P.S Sorry to be long winded!  Shawn
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Re: your "proudest shot"
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2003, 08:44:00 PM »
well, a couple -

  I have killed 2 turkeys during deer season, spot and stalk. Both in flocks, 1 at about 30 yards, 1 at about 25. Shot the first with a martin hunter recurve and alum, the second with a jeffery curve and alum.

  I snuck up on a hog with it's nose in the mud, and zipped one through the lungs from about 12 yards. The hog took off for the thick stuff, but for some reason circled back like it was coming back at me. I shot it slap through the lungs on the run, and don't even remember renocking or shooting. 21st century longbow and cedar.

  while elk hunting in colorado, on of my friends pointed out a little bush WAY down this hill. I put an arrow right through it. Paced it off in excess of 120 yards. 21st century, and carbon. He was pretty floored by that one   :eek:  Steve

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Re: your "proudest shot"
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2003, 07:15:00 PM »
maybe not my proudest but but a turning point.
 I was working at the nation's third largest sporting goods store. I shoot on a league for them with a cumpound.  :eek:   so of course I hunted with one also any way it was getting late in the day when a buck that I had been trying to get a shot at for two years finaly was coming in slowly. he was taking his time seemed like forever. finaly he gave me a shot 30yrds broad side drew the bow you know the story couldnt see nothing thru the peep  :mad:   so I pulled the arrow up just below my eye and let her fly.. the buck ran 45 yrds or so and I heard him crash.. recoverd the 9 point only to see it was a almost perfect shot arrow hit right where I sent it. That monday at work I traded the compound in on a bob lee recurve aint never looked back since..

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Re: your "proudest shot"
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2003, 12:26:00 PM »
Tough choice.

Hitting the $50 bill at last year's CTB shoot was fun. Especially with a BBO and cedar arrow.

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