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  • First Deer of 2011!

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    Well guys I was able to seal the deal on my first deer in 2011 and only my second deer ever this evening!! I wasn't even planning on going into the woods this evening though I wanted to more than anything but I had my Fiance and grandparents over at the house. My grandpa and I were sitting on the couch watching TV and he said man it's a nice evening...you should be out in the woods. You don't have to tell me twice...I jumped in the shower camoed up and hit the woods. I was a little worried cause I didn't get in to my stand until about 6:10. I was sitting at one of my typical spots (about 15 yards form a big White Oak) Wasn;t seeing much but thought I kept hearing movement crossing the creek, which typically when I hear that they're moving away from me. At about 6:45 I thought I heard something moving in behind me so I took a peek over my shoulder and scanned for movement through the thicket but didn't see anything. When I turned back around I saw what I thought was a small basket eight pointer ( A deer I have not yet seen on camera) coming up from the creek from my right out in front of me. I instantly decided that I was going to try to take him. He acted like he was moving through kind of quickly so as soon as he dropped his head I grabbed my bow, he turned quartering away and started moving away to my left and dropped his head one more time to eat some more acorns. When he did I drew my bow put it right behind his front leg and let it fly. As soon as I released it I got sick to my stomache, I strive on making good clean humane shots and I just knew I made a bad shot. I took the shot sitting down and pushed it to the left and I thought that maybe I even missed right away. He took off and I heard him go about 20-25 yards and crash down and I kept hearing him gasping so I had a good idea that I hit him at this point but was still afraid I just one lunged him or wounded him. I climbed down after he went quiet and went to get my parents to help me drag him out. We headed out to look at 7:30 and my mom caught his belly with the flash light before we even got to my arrow to start tracking him. Yes my shot was misplaced but I thanked the good lord that he guided it to a perfectly placed neck shot and the deer bled out and went down quick. He ended up not having any brow tines and being a 3 by 2 but im still tickled to have yet another decent buck with my bow. second year hunting, only hunting with a bow, second deer ever, and second buck ever. I'm currently two for two lol. Meat and the freezer and knocked off the ole cob webs!!! Im ready to thin me out some does!! Good luck everyone!
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    2011
    Congrats man
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    buck
    Thats awsome . congrats
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    AWESOME
    Great Job Buddy, Was you in the Treewalker I sold ya? He looks bigger here than in the text you sent me...Some GOOD Eating on this Guy and to have your parents with you on a recovery...WOW!!! Thats awesome!!!I always shoot sitting down when I can and being only your second Deer Ever...I bet you was tore up like a Train Wreck LOL...But things tend to happen during Bow season....GOOD JOB!!!!
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    Congrats!!!
    Nice job and congrats on the back straps. A few years ago I had some yard dogs chase a doe through the woods. She came flying in on me and all I could do was yell at her to stop her (I was bow hunting). As soon as she stop about 35 yards away I let the arrow fly. She saw it coming and pulled back to turn away and the arrow hit her in the neck. When I found her a short distance away, she had been hit in both carotid arteries. Talk about bleeding one out fast!
    Thanks for the report and congrats again. I hope you kill many many more with the bow. It never gets old!
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    Buck
    Awesome! congrats
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    Thanks guys!
    Thanks guys! Yes GT I was in the Treewalker! I pulled the glorified shppting rail that they like to call a leg rest and the front bar off so I could take seated shots and boy did it pay off! Thanks again! Viper bleed out is right this one didn't go half as far as my buck last year that I cut his heart in half lol. It was weird though he didn't leave any blood trail but where he was laying was just covered in it.
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    Seated Shot
    You know I was wondering about that shooting Rail/Back Rest on the Treewalker...Thought about ordering me 1 for my Summit but with the seat lowered and with the use of the Front Rail...I'm not sure I need it...I got my Padded Summit Straps today...$30!!! Wow Like I said...Should have just bought a Pair of allen Padded Rifle Slings for $12 LOL....Congrats again.
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    Nice
    Avid that definitely one of the nicest 5 points I've ever seen. I wish he had some brows for you to have made it a 7 pointer. Well maybe next one will come with browtines and be even bigger for ya.
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    deer
    Hey Avidarcher, congrats on the first deer of The Season!! Ive Got That Same Bugsuit!!
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    second deer
    High fives and congratulations on a fine deer and a job well done. I have a feeling you will score again this season. It is in your blood line and the feaver has set in. Enjoy the rest of the season and many more to you.
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