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Offline Arwin

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One for grandpa- Happy Birthday
« on: December 27, 2011, 07:44:00 PM »
Tonight I was blessed with this little doe on an extra special day, my grandfathers birthday.

 My grandpa was an avid outdoorsman, a WWII veteran, and a family man. I spent a few times out with him fishing and camping but he passed away before I was old enough to hunt. The outdoor lifestyle was passed on through my mom, who made sure I fished, camped and hunted. Bless her for that!

 My grandfather had always promised me to go hunting, so 8 years after he passed and I could hunt on my own, I decided to dedicate every Dec 27th to his memory and that promise.  

 It's taken 12yrs to harvest a deer on his birthday, not that it matters because every year has been special to me even with out a kill. This one is for you gramps!!!!!

 
Just one more step.....please!

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Re: One for grandpa- Happy Birthday
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2011, 07:51:00 PM »
Nice tribute to your Grandpa,I'm sure he'd be glad your carrying on the tradition.
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Re: One for grandpa- Happy Birthday
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2011, 08:05:00 PM »
Great work and a great way to remember your Grandpa!
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Re: One for grandpa- Happy Birthday
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2011, 08:25:00 PM »
That is a great way to honor your granpa.  Good shooting and what a memorable hunt for you.
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Re: One for grandpa- Happy Birthday
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2011, 08:52:00 PM »
Way to go Arwin!   :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
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Re: One for grandpa- Happy Birthday
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2011, 09:56:00 PM »
Wayto go Arwin!

Congrats!

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Re: One for grandpa- Happy Birthday
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2011, 10:26:00 PM »
:thumbsup:  Congradulations
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Re: One for grandpa- Happy Birthday
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2011, 06:09:00 AM »
:thumbsup:     :thumbsup:
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Re: One for grandpa- Happy Birthday
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2011, 07:16:00 AM »
Congratulations Arwin. Glad one of our bows Served you well on this day !!!!
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Re: One for grandpa- Happy Birthday
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2011, 07:20:00 AM »
Congratulations Arwin!!!!!  :clapper:
Just get outside and blow the stink off!!!

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Re: One for grandpa- Happy Birthday
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2011, 07:46:00 AM »
Congrats!  :thumbsup:

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Re: One for grandpa- Happy Birthday
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2011, 08:42:00 AM »
Awesome!
Congrats!
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Re: One for grandpa- Happy Birthday
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2011, 08:44:00 AM »
Congrats!!
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Re: One for grandpa- Happy Birthday
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2011, 09:00:00 AM »
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Congratulations Arwin. Glad one of our bows Served you well on this day !!!!
Thanks for letting me borrow it!!!   :campfire:   I forgot to mention I was using a 56inch St.Joe recurve 58@28. They are REAL smooth for a short recurve.

 Here is the story:

The doe came out into a CRP field at 4:40pm, all alone. I watched for a couple minutes and grunted on my Outdoor Success Call Zall. She ignored me so I took the call apart and bit down on the fawn setting then gave a good loud blast. She was 200yds away and it was windy, I had to get that sound out there.

She heard my bleat and came running in fast to 25yds and I hit the regular grunt to slow her down. She stopped at 5yds, never knew I was there. I drew my 58# St. Joe River recurve and sent a Magnus 125 grain 2blade right where I was looking. She died in less than 14 seconds, it was amazing.
Just one more step.....please!

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Re: One for grandpa- Happy Birthday
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2011, 09:26:00 AM »
I am sure he is looking down a very happy man.

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Re: One for grandpa- Happy Birthday
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2011, 01:00:00 PM »
Way to stick with it Arwin.  Congrats on the doe and especially on honoring your Grandpa!
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Re: One for grandpa- Happy Birthday
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2011, 03:03:00 PM »
umm.    fire up the BBQ
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Re: One for grandpa- Happy Birthday
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2011, 08:42:00 PM »
Nice shooting!!
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Re: One for grandpa- Happy Birthday
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2011, 04:22:00 AM »
Great Arwin!Best way to remember a woodsman.
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Re: One for grandpa- Happy Birthday
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2011, 02:30:00 PM »
I too have a Grandpa who is very special to me!

Congrats on the harvest and the relationship that you share with your Grandpa.

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