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Offline dodgethis

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First bow kill!!
« on: October 14, 2007, 01:07:00 PM »
This deer is 5 years in the making.  It has been 5 years since I first picked up a recurve, five years since I first began to deer hunt, five years of just taking a bow when I was invited to beautiful ranches with animals everywhere and returning emptyhanded, five years of refusing to switch to a rifle or a compound, a five year journey that I wouldn't trade for anything.  It is also special since nobody in my family deer hunts and I had to learn it on my own.  Beyond that, I killed this buck on public land in Texas which those of you from the lone star state know that can be tricky.  I finally go tired of waiting to be invited to hunt on private land and trying to figure out the deer there and get close enough for a shot in three days or less.  So I got a public land permit this year, got on google earth to see satellite images of the areas, and got to work.  I want to thank my teacher in High Schooll Terry Zimmerman for getting me into archery and making me feel anything I want to do is possible, and my friend Rick of sweptwing traditional bow company for the advice that he gave me regarding the satellite photos of the hunting areas.  This has been a dream come true.
P.S. 15 yrd shot, 125grain magnus, 55lbs @ 28" sweptwing takedown recurve, complete pass through!

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Offline swp

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Re: First bow kill!!
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2007, 03:46:00 PM »
Good Job!
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Re: First bow kill!!
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2007, 03:55:00 PM »
Congrats on not just the kill, but the journey that it took you on.  You will never forget it!!!

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Re: First bow kill!!
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2007, 08:25:00 PM »
Congratulations on your kill and sticking with it for 5 years! I'm sure there will be many more successful hunts in your future...
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Re: First bow kill!!
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2007, 09:49:00 PM »
Awesome.  Congrats    :thumbsup:
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Offline amicus

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Re: First bow kill!!
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2007, 12:19:00 PM »
Thats great. You should be very proud. Gilbert
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Offline dragonheart

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Re: First bow kill!!
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2007, 09:41:00 PM »
What a trophy in every aspect!
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Offline dodgethis

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Re: First bow kill!!
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2007, 10:25:00 PM »
Thanks for everyone's congratulations and support.  Throughout this long time, I often got on tradgang to look at images and read stories of other successful hunts.  It truly inspired me to keep on keepin on.  Even though I don't know anyone on here personally, I still feel somewhat close because of the passion for the outdoors that we all share.
I believe we choose the stick and string because extreme efforts and obstacles can and should be used to raise personal achievements to new heights and deeper meanings.

Offline Jason R. Wesbrock

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Re: First bow kill!!
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2007, 12:17:00 AM »
:thumbsup:

Offline Wile E. Coyote

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Re: First bow kill!!
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2007, 09:46:00 AM »
A MOST EXCELLENT ADVENTURE!! CONGRATS
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Offline bayoulongbowman

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Re: First bow kill!!
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2007, 04:56:00 PM »
yes sir well done!
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Offline stick_string

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Re: First bow kill!!
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2007, 10:24:00 PM »
Awsome...congrats over and over.
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Re: First bow kill!!
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2007, 10:29:00 PM »
Does "sweptwing" bows have a site?  if so could you PM me with it?
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Offline Kingwouldbe

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Re: First bow kill!!
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2007, 11:46:00 PM »
Dodgethis, How sweet is the taste of success my friend ?

5 years of perseverance and you did it the right way.

The way of a traditional bow-hunter, just the mind and muscles God gave you to get the job done.

The first one is always the hardest, now you'll trip and fall and come up with a buck on the end of your arrow.

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Offline Nakohe

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Re: First bow kill!!
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2007, 01:03:00 PM »
That is Awesome.
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Offline straitera

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Re: First bow kill!!
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2007, 09:42:00 PM »
Can't explain just how the trad bug hits. Some roads less traveled I suppose but just as sure..,all roads lead home. Hunting without training wheels is as good as it gets. Nice work. Story too.
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Offline Ybuck

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Re: First bow kill!!
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2007, 04:04:00 PM »
WOW! Congratulations!  :thumbsup:
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Offline yellow bow

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Re: First bow kill!!
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2007, 08:15:00 PM »
good job!

Offline loco_cacahuate

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Re: First bow kill!!
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2007, 11:40:00 AM »
Way to stay with it. It is a booger down here in Texas on public land makes it that much sweeter.  :notworthy:    :clapper:
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Offline Ralph Renfro

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Re: First bow kill!!
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2007, 09:43:00 PM »
Congratulations Darren, your ole teacher will be mighty proud of you for this? I have been fortunate enough to witness numerous "first deer" kills of former students of mine. You'll NEVER forget this one no matter how many or how big they get. You're off and runnin.....er...huntin! Good Job. Ralph
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