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Online razorsharptokill

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Obsidian, Rivercane, and Osage.
« on: November 02, 2012, 10:16:00 AM »
I posted this on pow wow but wanted to add it to the 2012 highlights. This is certainly a milestone in my hunting career!

Last night I realized a goal I have had for some time now.

Hunting with a selfbow I made, shooting a rivercane arrow I cut, straightened and fletched, with a point I knapped, I harvested a nice doe.

The shot was about 12 yards, and broadside. I hit 6" high and 6" left. It missed the shoulder blade by 1/4". I was lucky.

The arrow only went in about 6-8". The tip broke and with her running through the brush, it did an amazing amount of damage.

She ran about 60 yards, stopped and stood for a few minutes. I was whispering " please go down!"

Her tail was flickering quickly as I lost sight of her. I listened and thought I heard her stumble and lay down.

After waiting 30 min to get down, I went to get a better light. I went to where I saw her last. No blood. I looked where I heard her stumbling. I walked right by her once and then there she was!

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Re: Obsidian, Rivercane, and Osage.
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2012, 11:02:00 AM »
Congrats on doin' it the hard way Jim!

Enjoy the feast!

Shoot straight, Shinken

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Offline nlester

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Re: Obsidian, Rivercane, and Osage.
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2012, 11:09:00 AM »
Never gets old does it Jim??  :)   Love it, man.  Awesome accomplishment!
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
   fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Offline KevO

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Re: Obsidian, Rivercane, and Osage.
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2012, 02:32:00 PM »
That's cool.

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Re: Obsidian, Rivercane, and Osage.
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2012, 05:05:00 PM »
Congrats sir.....
,,Sam,,
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Re: Obsidian, Rivercane, and Osage.
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2012, 09:04:00 PM »
Awesome! Great job.
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Re: Obsidian, Rivercane, and Osage.
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2012, 09:50:00 PM »
Awesome!

Congrats,

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Re: Obsidian, Rivercane, and Osage.
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2012, 01:15:00 AM »
:thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
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Offline Mike Hames

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Re: Obsidian, Rivercane, and Osage.
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2012, 07:48:00 AM »
Congratulations on the primitive deer. That is a nice looking bow and point. Do you sell any points you make. That would look good on some of the dogwood arrows I'm making right now. HAH
Good luck on the rest of the season.

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Re: Obsidian, Rivercane, and Osage.
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2012, 08:40:00 AM »
Congrats!!
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Re: Obsidian, Rivercane, and Osage.
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2012, 04:50:00 PM »
out standing
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Online razorsharptokill

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Re: Obsidian, Rivercane, and Osage.
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2012, 08:53:00 PM »
I've never sold any points. Haven't knapped any in a while.

Thanks guys, it is the highlight of my hunting career.
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Offline DGF

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Re: Obsidian, Rivercane, and Osage.
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2012, 10:10:00 PM »
Nice work!  

That's a goal of mine as well. Glad to see you've achieved it.

-Dan

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Re: Obsidian, Rivercane, and Osage.
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2012, 10:05:00 PM »
Awesome Congrats!
Relax,

You'll live longer!

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Re: Obsidian, Rivercane, and Osage.
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2012, 09:52:00 PM »
I'm working up to this :-)
Nice !!!

Offline ti-guy

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Re: Obsidian, Rivercane, and Osage.
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2012, 08:34:00 PM »
Wow! Primitive!  :thumbsup:    :clapper:
An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward.So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it's going to launch you into something great.

Offline Dax

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Re: Obsidian, Rivercane, and Osage.
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2012, 08:48:00 PM »
That's really good stuff.  Really good.

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