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NC Opening Day Success
« 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.

 
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Re: NC Opening Day Success
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 08:29:00 PM »
Very nice deer, congrats on the harvest.

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Re: NC Opening Day Success
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 09:36:00 PM »
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Re: NC Opening Day Success
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 11:04:00 PM »
Congrats on a fine buck and short tracking job!

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Re: NC Opening Day Success
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2017, 09:52:00 AM »
Awesome congrats
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Re: NC Opening Day Success
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: NC Opening Day Success
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: NC Opening Day Success
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2017, 06:03:00 PM »
Congratulations!  Love them old bear recurves   :thumbsup:
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Re: NC Opening Day Success
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2017, 09:19:00 PM »
Congrats. Good shooting.
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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2017, 09:22:00 PM »
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Re: NC Opening Day Success
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2017, 09:35:00 PM »
Congrats Bud!
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Re: NC Opening Day Success
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2017, 09:54:00 PM »
Great Day - nice buck and great shot placement!
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Re: NC Opening Day Success
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2017, 08:41:00 AM »
Congrats!!

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Re: NC Opening Day Success
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2017, 06:19:00 PM »
Great shot and deer

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Re: NC Opening Day Success
« Reply #14 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!
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Re: NC Opening Day Success
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2017, 08:37:00 PM »
Congrats!!
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Re: NC Opening Day Success
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2017, 09:06:00 PM »
Excellent, now take the next one with the '65 Kodiak that you got from me.
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Re: NC Opening Day Success
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2017, 09:15:00 PM »
Good start Bud!!!!!
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Re: NC Opening Day Success
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2017, 09:22:00 PM »
Congrats to you!

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Re: NC Opening Day Success
« Reply #19 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.  ;)
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