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  • First Bow Kill

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    I was hunting Bladen CO. by Clarkton from 4 PM when at 615 PM I had two deer hit the corn pile to my right(20YDS). The deer waited for the sun to go behind the trees before popping out. I froze as the deer looked at me and then disregarged me. The wind was blowing from the south and went right over them. It took me over 25 minutes to stand and draw with out drawing their attention. After releasing my heart raced wondering was it a good shot? I stayed in the stand for 15 Mins then climbed down to looked at the arrow(pass through with little blood), I started to have doubts so I left the area and waited in my truck for 30 mins.
    My Rage expandable did the job and I found the deer 30 YDS away. My only regret was it was a button buck. It was my first Bow kill and I will remember everything about it. Wow
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    Congrats
    Great job on your first bow kill. I don't care what anyone says...there is nothing more exhilarating than having deer that close to you and being able to stand, draw and deliver a kill shot with a bow. You have acheived something that most hunters will never do or understand until it finally happens to them. Congratulations, I am sure you will be on the tree again soon to repeat this feat....there's nothing like it, and it feels the same everytime, year after year!!!!
    Like you said.....WOW!!!!!
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    Congrats
    Thanks for sharing and i know you will never forget each and every detail...Congrats again
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    congrats
    well 'one who hunts', congrats on getting that monkey off your back. I quess that leaves me as the only one that still has that big ol monkey on his back. I will be making a trip back next hunting season and I call dibs on that stands! Now dust off the rifle and fill the freezer! Don't take em all though, save some for me next year.
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    Lost Bow Hunter
    Did you check out Hawaii area for some bow hunting to keep you in practice?
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    Hawaiian hunting
    I have a couple of guys who will let me take pigs off their land. There are plenty of those to shoot here, 1 a day limit equals 365 pigs a year, that's a lot of pig. Big island has the goats and all the islands (except mine of course) have turkeys. I did find something else wild to hunt here though, chickens. They roam free all over the island. Did find a good archery club too to go to and get practice in as well. gotta keep practicing to catch up with my boys back in NC when I come back.
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    Mongoose
    I think the mongoose are fare game there as well. Something about...they imported them to do a job that they're not doing, but they are breading like flies!
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    Looking Forward to your Return
    The deer population is awesome, Chris and I have seen upwards of 100 deer(30-35 in one field alone)so looking forward to your return. We've actually passed on young bucks(and I go an shoot a button buck, Duh). Just a reminder when you get back Sunday Bowhunting is on. It just so happens it was a Sunday when I shot my deer. Nice an quiet in the middle of gun season. Note to everyone else, I gun hunt as well. Also thanks to all who posted comments. Keep up the fire!
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    mongeese
    viper, the mongeese are everywhere here but they are quick lil devils and would be very very...hard to hit with a bow, if I find one standing still for a minute I'd zap it though just to say I did. They were here to run off the snakes that snuck onto the island and wiped the snakes out, the snakes had wiped out the birds. Now we have plenty of birds and mongeese but no snakes.

    'one who hunts', way to go on the button buck, now you can set your sights on a real buck. Sounds like we need to do some culling of the herd pretty soon there to improve the quality of the deer.
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    Be safe
    Hope you have a safe return home Lost Bowhunter and just a word of Thanks for all you do for this country and Good Luck This season.
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