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Offline LimbLover

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My First Deer!
« on: December 24, 2009, 02:29:00 PM »


 

My first deer! Not just with a longbow. My first deer ever. I just started hunting in October. Also special because I started shooting in May and just switched from a recurve to a longbow last week. I won't be going back    :)    

I took her from the ground behind natural cover at 25 yards. Pass-through, double-lung. She only made it 20 yards before she fell and passed quickly. I was in a chunk of hardwoods between two fields and found myself amidst at least 20 deer when I made the shot. I had to kneel behind a downed beach tree while they came in. Popped up to take her.

Thats the short and skinny version. It was a really special hunt. I'm working on a story to post soon.

Where: Allendale, MI
When: A special morning on 12/22/09
With What: BAMA Hunter Longbow - 65", 60# at 30", Easton 2117 XX75 topped with 125g Ace Standards on a 30g adapter.
Nick Viau
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Offline joe ashton

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Re: My First Deer!
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2009, 03:02:00 PM »
Out standing my friend.... I believe life is over as you know it... CONGRATS

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Re: My First Deer!
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2009, 03:21:00 PM »
Congrats!!!!! Welcome to the brotherhood.
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Re: My First Deer!
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2009, 03:30:00 PM »
sweet man! way to go shooting her on the ground late season, I know how skidish deer are around here and that's not easy to do. Big congrats and nice shot!
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Offline BRONZ

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Re: My First Deer!
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2009, 04:00:00 PM »
Awesome!
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Re: My First Deer!
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2009, 04:09:00 PM »
Congrats on a fine deer. Still trying to kill my first one with a bow. Must be a very special experience to kill your first ever deer with a longbow.

Offline Gerardo

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Re: My First Deer!
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2009, 04:55:00 PM »
Wow these is great , and look at your face!!!!!! you must be proud and you make us proud

Congrats on the first one , and still more to come!!!!!!
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Offline Pinecone

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Re: My First Deer!
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2009, 05:31:00 PM »
Fabulous!  Congrats on a beautiful first deer!

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Offline Luthersbowshootingdaddy

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Re: My First Deer!
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2009, 06:32:00 PM »
Nice deer man Congratulations!!

Offline LimbLover

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Re: My First Deer!
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2009, 06:42:00 PM »
Thanks guys! One of the proudest moments of my life!
Nick Viau
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Re: My First Deer!
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2009, 06:45:00 PM »
Congrats on your first.....the first of many i'm sure.

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Re: My First Deer!
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2009, 07:11:00 PM »
Congrats! Your smile says it all. There is nothing like killing your first deer, but with trad. gear it's even more special. Well done and good shooting!

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Re: My First Deer!
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2009, 08:27:00 PM »
Awesome job!!! I can tell by the smile that your hooked now...Mike  :clapper:

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Re: My First Deer!
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2009, 09:05:00 PM »
Outstqanding, Nick, congratulations!  Looking forward to the full length story.
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Re: My First Deer!
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2009, 10:08:00 PM »
Awesome job looks like a perfect shot   :clapper:

Hope to hear of many more
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Offline Rick Barbee

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Re: My First Deer!
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2009, 12:06:00 AM »
Crimson snow.

Congrats.

Offline Ragnarok Forge

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Re: My First Deer!
« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2009, 03:15:00 AM »
Nice Job! Keep it up.
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Offline slivrslingr

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Re: My First Deer!
« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2009, 03:27:00 AM »
Fantastic!    :clapper:

Offline TRAD JOE

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Re: My First Deer!
« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2009, 03:34:00 AM »
Congratulations, great job!!

Offline ripforce56

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Re: My First Deer!
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2009, 10:39:00 AM »
Thats my kid, he just started hunting this year, he started shooting in the spring and got me back into it! We are both hooked! What a way to start! Proud Dad!
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