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Offline BowHunterGA

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Georgia Spike
« on: October 11, 2016, 11:45:00 AM »
This weekend I headed to a small lease I acquired this year just south of Atlanta. I check a couple of cameras I had placed a few weeks ago and when I only found hogs on them I decided to strap on my stand and gear and do some scouting for fresh sign.

At about 4pm I came upon a flat with a good number of white oaks and could hear a few acorns dropping here and there. With the wind from Matthew still around 18-20 mph I knew they would continue falling through the evening. I found a heavy trail and recent feeding sign. I found a good tree for a climber with some decent cover about 25' up so up I went. I wanted to be a bit higher than normal since the wind was blowing pretty hard and causing some erratic wind directions. By 5pm I was settled in (and strapped in good for the wild ride of Matthew) and waiting.

At around 6:10 I caught movement directly in front of me and a mature and fat spike walked out into the flat. He slowly made his way over to me and somewhere around 6:45pm offered me a broadside shot at about 15 yards. The shot looked perfect and as I watched him run off knew the tracking would be short. About the time I was going to loose sight of him he wobbled and fell. Just 40 yards away. I just love success when you walk into an area practically blind, set up on fresh sign and then it all comes together.

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Here are the details.

Location: Monroe County Georgia
Date: October 8th, 2016
Bow used: Howard Hill "Tembo" 68" 75@28
Arrow: 32" Easton Legacy 2219
Broadhead: STOS 160 on 100 grain steel adapter

     

     

     

     

     

The video is also available on vimeo. The POV camera I have stinks in low light but still the video turned out ok. If you like you can see it here:

 

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Re: Georgia Spike
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2016, 05:43:00 PM »
:clapper:    :clapper:  Well done.
In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's there are few...So the most difficult thing is always to keep your beginner's mind...This is also the real secret of the arts: always be a beginner.  Shunryu Suzuki

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Re: Georgia Spike
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2016, 05:59:00 PM »
Congrats!!!
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Re: Georgia Spike
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2016, 08:22:00 PM »
Congrats!
Relax,

You'll live longer!

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Re: Georgia Spike
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2016, 09:43:00 PM »
Nice

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Re: Georgia Spike
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2016, 06:51:00 AM »
Nice job, congrats!

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Re: Georgia Spike
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2016, 07:21:00 AM »
Great shot congrats
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Re: Georgia Spike
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2016, 09:52:00 AM »
Great shot! Congratulation!
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Re: Georgia Spike
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2016, 01:30:00 PM »
Congrats, and great shot!

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Re: Georgia Spike
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2016, 04:06:00 PM »
good shot.  Congratulations.
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Re: Georgia Spike
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2016, 09:42:00 PM »
Nice shot , Congrats...

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Re: Georgia Spike
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2016, 07:01:00 PM »
Way to get it done!  Good eating.

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Re: Georgia Spike
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2016, 03:59:00 AM »
Good job. RC

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Re: Georgia Spike
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2016, 06:21:00 AM »
:thumbsup:    :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:

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Re: Georgia Spike
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2016, 11:22:00 PM »
FIRE UP THE BBQ.
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