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Offline Bobby Urban

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Big Doe dozen arrow challenge - FREE
« on: August 12, 2011, 06:11:00 AM »
As the season is fast approaching in many states I want to, again, offer a dozen custom wood arrows of your choice to the BIG doe of the year.  Just like last year the requirements are gentlemans honesty, a trad bow shot doe and a scale.  **Must have a photograph of the deer posted here**  Scale does not have to be certified - just a decent hanging scale like you can get from Cabela's or where ever.  I just like to pay respect to the matriarch of the woods - so weigh those big gals and post up here.  It was fun last year and always puts a lot of things into perspective when guessing weight comes into play.  I, personally, am still in pursuit of the ellusive, true 150+lbs field dressed doe and still believe they are more rare than a 150" buck.  Contest closes Midnight of January 1, 2012 so go get a big one.

Again to clarify simple rules:
1. Stick bow only
2. has to go on a scale
3. Field dressed weights
4. Posted photo on Tradgang
5. Contest closes at sundown January 1, 2012
"Whitetail and mule deer only" alhough we like pics of your cow elk, moose, etc..

This is just for fun and should be treated as such.  I am just doing this to help motivate more field photos and respect to the savvy ole gals out there that do not often get the attention that their racked brethren do. Even if there is a larger doe already posted - please share your success here in pictures and stories.
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Re: Big Doe dozen arrow challenge - FREE
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2011, 06:23:00 AM »
For the contest, what's your definition of stick bow? For me, stick bow means anything without wheels, cams, or pulleys (long bow, recurve, self bows, with laminates and fiberglass or without). To others, it means a solid one piece wooden bow (self bows with or without backing) and no added laminations even at the handle).

Just clarification for my cloudy mind please  :)
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Re: Big Doe dozen arrow challenge - FREE
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2011, 06:31:00 AM »
This was a real fun thread last time And very eye opening too. One suggestion if I may. Extend the closing date. Ohio's season doesn't end till February 5th. Not a real big deal just a thought. Looking forward to following this one. Hope to post some pics as well.
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Re: Big Doe dozen arrow challenge - FREE
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2011, 11:09:00 AM »
Bobby, I am in. Just to clarify, this is not a Michigan only contest correct? I am planning on going to Illinois this year and I have no loyalties to a buck,lol. Just curious is all. Thanks, Mike.
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Re: Big Doe dozen arrow challenge - FREE
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2011, 11:44:00 AM »
Love this idea...hopefully I can add some pics to the pile this year!
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Re: Big Doe dozen arrow challenge - FREE
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2011, 12:17:00 PM »
Love the idea and premise - "Respect for the Matriarchs". With the luck I've (not) had for a long dry spell, I just hope and pray I will be able to post any lovely doe to your thread in support, Bob.

I'll be watching with interest in any case.
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Re: Big Doe dozen arrow challenge - FREE
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2011, 04:04:00 PM »
All across the county - If you are a member of Trad Gang you are in. As stated above Mulie does are welcome and we don't see to many of them in Michigan   :)    - truly no real Doe police here - I just want to motivate others to take and post pictures of their trophy does and this has proven to be a fun way to do that.  Shoot with a trad bow - shoot them with you camera and post their pic and weight on here.  Simple as that.  This is for fun.

Oh, and all your bows are welcome as long as they don't have wheels.  ILF, MILF I don't care - just one string

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Re: Big Doe dozen arrow challenge - FREE
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2011, 11:05:00 PM »
I'm in! This is a great idea!
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Re: Big Doe dozen arrow challenge - FREE
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2011, 01:02:00 AM »
Great idea , a little competition makes it much more fun. Hope to post some pics
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Re: Big Doe dozen arrow challenge - FREE
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2011, 04:06:00 PM »
Well now this is going to be a blast, and KS has some really big ole does, I will be hunting my first season with a trade bow. This will make it more interesting, not that it want be anyway.
Thanks for the motivation to truly get us to thin the herds.
Thanks again

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Re: Big Doe dozen arrow challenge - FREE
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2011, 01:54:00 PM »
Awesome idea...this is my first full season chasing critters with traditional equip.  I'm a big fan of taking the out a lady or two each season both for management and the freezer...

I hunt both the Adirondacks, some real bruisers up there as well as NJ, a zillion deer.  As far as contest elngth, I think ending it with the year probably good.  More fair for the most guys.  Here in NJ there are sooo many deer that the season starts with bows in mid September and ends in mid February 2012!  :archer2:
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Re: Big Doe dozen arrow challenge - FREE
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2011, 07:35:00 AM »
Sounds like fun I am in.
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Re: Big Doe dozen arrow challenge - FREE
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2011, 11:14:00 AM »
sounds like a blast, but any muley doe will out weigh a whitetail doe most of the time, and i happen to know a couple or actually four tradgangers that might be shooting muley does this year, or at least tying to if given the opp. so with that said , is there going to be two winners??
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Re: Big Doe dozen arrow challenge - FREE
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2011, 11:39:00 AM »
Great Contest !

Bobby, I would like to give one of those MILF bows a try   :readit:
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Re: Big Doe dozen arrow challenge - FREE
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2011, 07:17:00 AM »
Hey Bobby
I'll give it a try, do you have a scale if I get one? I dont think I have a scale that will go that high.
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Re: Big Doe dozen arrow challenge - FREE
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2011, 09:27:00 PM »
Since I mostly hunt Sika deer I know I won't be on this train. Little girly I shot last yr only weighed in at 38 lbs...and she was a big one. I guess they're hinds so it won't matter, them being in the elk family, and all.
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Re: Big Doe dozen arrow challenge - FREE
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2011, 10:03:00 PM »
I don't think there is a live 150# doe here in SC! So can I hang 2 on the scale at the same time  :bigsmyl:

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Re: Big Doe dozen arrow challenge - FREE
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2011, 10:06:00 PM »
I can feel that this one is going to end up a close one, I'm in.
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Offline Bobby Urban

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Re: Big Doe dozen arrow challenge - FREE
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2011, 02:13:00 PM »
Just for fun - again, scale does not have to be certified, just be honest and post a picture.  This is a Gentlemans/womans contest and is mostly directed towards a positive attitude and pride about taking more does and helping the herd.  Lets have fun with it and post them up no matter what they weigh.  This is for the gals(does)

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Re: Big Doe dozen arrow challenge - FREE
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2011, 03:51:00 PM »
This will be fun.  I'm in Illinois and we certainly have some big bodied does around here.  A number of years ago..(2002) I put a tag on a doe that I killed in one of our state parks.  She field dressed at 180lbs and tied with another hunter for the seasons largest doe.  She was a brute!  In the end she got the last laugh...it was a 900 plus yard drag...up hill all the way!

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