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Offline Chris O

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First one this year
« on: December 19, 2010, 11:18:00 AM »
Yesterday I had a group of four does come by about half hour before sun down. I was lucky enough to get a shot at this one. It was a real steep quartered away shot and I was concerned that I hit too far back. The deer didn't take off running and just trotted a bit, stood then walked off. I decided to leave and come back in the morning.

After following a not so great blood trail I found the deer 100 yards from where I shot. I was very relieved as this is only my 5th deer and I'm not too experienced at tracking yet. It turns out it was a button buck with one half inch antler and nothing on the other side.

I used a 54" 54@29 Fedora take down recurve. The arrow was a 550 grain gold tip with a b52 broadhead.  
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Offline kibok&ko

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Re: First one this year
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2010, 11:54:00 AM »
great time for you , congrats !
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Re: First one this year
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2010, 02:57:00 PM »
Way to go sir!   :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
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Re: First one this year
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2010, 05:08:00 PM »
Congratulations!  You'll have some good eating.  Your feather choice of colors is the same I use--very visible.

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Re: First one this year
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2010, 05:32:00 PM »
Congrats!

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Offline joe ashton

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Re: First one this year
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2010, 09:23:00 PM »
that is a nice deer and a well thought account of the adventure.. thanks for sharing..
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Offline Sheepshooter

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Re: First one this year
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2010, 09:47:00 PM »
Sounds very much like my experience shooting a button buck this fall. Same kind of blood trail and everything. Congrats!!

Offline greyghost

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Re: First one this year
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2010, 01:42:00 AM »
Congratulations, great pic and story, thanks for sharing.


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Offline Thumper Dunker

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Re: First one this year
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2010, 02:45:00 AM »
Real nice.
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Offline broketooth

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Re: First one this year
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2010, 06:12:00 AM »
congrats to ya, its a whole lotta fun isnt it. ruddy
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Offline Chris O

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Re: First one this year
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2010, 07:23:00 AM »
thanks for the kind words guys. It was a good learning experience because I decided to wait the night before looking since I wasn't sure of my shot. I was so anxious to go look for the deer but it all worked out in the end.

Offline pitbull

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Re: First one this year
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2010, 07:49:00 AM »
Congrats,   :thumbsup:

Offline OBXarcher

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Re: First one this year
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2010, 09:17:00 AM »
Way to go Chris.

Offline bolong

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Re: First one this year
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2010, 12:01:00 PM »
:thumbsup:  Congrats!
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Offline ermont

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Re: First one this year
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2010, 01:21:00 PM »
Nothing wrong with that. Congratulations

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Re: First one this year
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2010, 02:41:00 PM »
Good work.
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Offline Rick Butler

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Re: First one this year
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2010, 03:03:00 PM »
Nicely done!  :thumbsup:
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Offline glass76

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Re: First one this year
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2010, 05:20:00 PM »
Good job.

Offline wildgame

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Re: First one this year
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2010, 09:24:00 PM »
i done the same thing this year! i was just as happy thou!! congrats
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Re: First one this year
« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2010, 11:54:00 AM »
Congratulations!   :thumbsup:  What did the autopsy reveal about your shot?
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