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Offline SAM E. STEPHENS

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Snake Tom....
« on: March 17, 2019, 10:08:31 PM »
 It’s spring turkey time in parts of Texas as of yesterday morning so naturally I was out after them. A while back I did a thread on putting some rattle snake skins on a few of my Ember bows. They both turned out pretty cool ( in my opinion) and the longbow has been a proven killer but the recurve has not been in the woods much. For the last year or so I have only been hunting with a longbow so I figure it was time to see if the skinned recurve has what it takes .....

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Re: Snake Tom....
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 10:12:11 PM »
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I’m gonna put money on the recurve(and Sam) havin what it takes.
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Re: Snake Tom....
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2019, 10:36:21 PM »
I would be shooting TreeSharks and for this year using a string tracker from Chad , and I’m sure glad I had the string tracker. I was set up kinda on the edge of a ridge as the sun came up and could hear gobbling all around but nothing very close. Along about 8:30 a Tom shows up from over the hill and works his way around and behind me , once he is out of sight I purr a little on a slate call. In very short order he is 5yds on my right and then he is about 12yds in front of me when I get the shot. The arrow hit a little low of where I wanted it and next thing I know the string is peeling off like I have a Black Marlin on the end of my arrow.

 It seemed like the instant the arrow hit him he was airborne and pitched off the side of the ridge and I had no idea what way he went. And in only seconds all my string was gone , so now I sit kicking myself cause it’s a deep nasty canyon he just bailed into. I waited 3 hours before looking , my buddy came to help and soon as he walked up he was about 25yds in front of me and said here is your string. Ah what a relief , so we follow the string for about 100yds and then it was broken. Great it had broke right on the edge of the canyon and right where it starts getting nasty. No blood trail and really no idea where it went....

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Re: Snake Tom....
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2019, 10:51:47 PM »
 We split up and have a look around for 15min or so and find nothing so off Felix goes to get the truck while I look until his return. As I’m looking along just inside of the nasty stuff I look up and see white string in the treetops ( well I’ll be dam )
The string is 40 feet up in the treetops and not very easy to follow in the thick stuff. I prob go 100yds and I see the string going to the ground and on the end of it is a turkey. He had got up under some dead cedar brush to hide , as I walked up I saw his head move so I put another arrow in him and he never moved..

 I think I would have found him eventually but then again I might not have. The string tracker made short work of what would have been a nightmare tracking job. But all ended well and the Skinned recurve and the String Tracker from Drifter did the job. He is a big nice bird and I’m a happy Bowhunter...

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Re: Snake Tom....
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2019, 10:55:37 PM »



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Re: Snake Tom....
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2019, 12:25:08 AM »
Congratulations on a successful hunt. Nice picture and beautiful bird.  Was he facing away from you?
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Re: Snake Tom....
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2019, 12:30:17 AM »



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Re: Snake Tom....
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2019, 04:32:37 AM »
Good job, Sam.

Very nice bird.

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Re: Snake Tom....
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2019, 05:32:36 AM »
Beautiful bird congrats to you Sir  :thumbsup:
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Re: Snake Tom....
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2019, 05:34:50 AM »
Congratulations.
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Re: Snake Tom....
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2019, 06:24:42 AM »
congratts! nice bird.. :thumbsup:

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Re: Snake Tom....
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2019, 06:48:56 AM »
Attaboy Sammy - I'm hoping to do the same in a month.
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Re: Snake Tom....
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2019, 07:46:18 AM »
Gobble . . . Gobble . . . Way to go Sam!  Nice Trophy and Great Photo!
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Re: Snake Tom....
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2019, 07:52:12 AM »
Good Post!   :thumbsup:

In days gone by string trackers have saved me many miles of unfruitfull tracking of wounded whitetails. 

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Re: Snake Tom....
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2019, 08:01:35 AM »
Very cool and congrats! We start on Wednesday and am certainly pumped! I too will be using one of  Chads trackers.

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Re: Snake Tom....
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2019, 08:03:55 AM »
Great job, Sam!
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Re: Snake Tom....
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2019, 08:12:56 AM »
He was quartered away when I shot....

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Re: Snake Tom....
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2019, 08:21:48 AM »
Congrats! Nice bird!

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Re: Snake Tom....
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2019, 09:38:59 AM »
 :clapper:  :clapper:  :thumbsup:
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Re: Snake Tom....
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2019, 09:46:58 AM »
Always nice when you break in a new bow👍🏽
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