October 13, 2012 at 11:32pm
Well Blah Blah Blah Guys...I'm looking for another Pity Party so PLEASE Help!! LOL But seriously, I screwed up again on a great Bow Buck in Rockingham Co. Good Buddy Don that I meet on the site here by commenting and socializing a little felt Pity for me I guess and invited me up again AFTER I goofed on the Buck with My Crossbow, Then made a bad Hit with my Buddy's Crossbow while I was waiting on my Compound, Then today I goof on another GREAT Bow buck with my compound!! BUT!!,WHAT A HUNT!! Don put me in a stand on a hardwood ridge and my Butt went to sleep about 9:30 on that little seat as I see the biggest Doe I have ever seen and after she left I decided to Climb down, I toss my Bow Case, Rattling Horns,ETC to the ground, Lower my Bow and bag and climb down. I then wait for Don. Less than 5 mins I'm sitting on ground eating a granola bar and look up and see a NICE heavy 8 pointer vacuuming up acorns at what I thought was 30 yards away, I nock arrow and draw while he's broadside and thump!!! Clean Miss, He just looks up and goes back to eating.(Bowtechs are Silent!!) I nock another arrow and Don texts me 'I'm coming out' I quickly reply 'No Wait' I then start stalking this Nice Buck in the wide open while he's eating away, The sun is directly in my face and each time his eyes are hide, I take a soft step. I lose him and thought he left so I text Don to ease on out..Then, I see the Buck over the bank eating still...I take 2 more steps to get behind a Large Oak and I hear Don behind me...I motion for him to get down low as I'm looking for the Buck again...Guys, He (The Buck) walks out of a little draw at 25 yards Broadside eating and I draw... Burpp...Take Aim...and THWACK!!! He plows forward spinning his front legs and nose plows 40 yards and stops, He's wobbling and bobbing his head up/down low like deer do before they fall and Oh No!!! he crashes down the bank with tail flickering like crazy and hitting everything it sounds like. We start a very slow search and At the spot he was at at the shot, we find my arrow Broke into 3 pieces...14+ inch with Muzzy, 6/8 inch piece and the fletching/nock end is missing...I 'Think' the arrow went through both shoulders which had him 'penned' until he broke loose, pulling arrow/Muzzy out, and the 6/8 inch piece was from between his shoulders maybe? and the fletching was still in him or we just couldn't find it. He tried to do the high leg kick also at the shot. Found little blood and chips of Bone at arrow and 2 splotches of Blood the way he went. Looked for 4 hours and nothing else but area is THICK...What do you guys think? I'm not gonna make excuses about my shot because It felt good and I was fairly calm. How many chances can a guy get? lol Been my Best archery season ever as far as getting chances but I keep screwing up somehow and I was shooting those Muzzys like darts!! On the way to the house here, From Rockingham, I kept playing it Back and Hope I just didn't break both front legs... Anyway, Sorry for another 'Book' but wanted to at least share the awesome Hunt even though the outcome sucked. Don even put me in another stand this evening where I seen a yearling and a Very small 6 pointer, a twin to the 1 in the pic here but he was safe around me because...I'm looking for something that is more CONTEST grade!!! besides, I need to shoot more and figure out whats going on...Btw, You Guys that shoot RAGE, How do they Fly compared to your Field points and Thanks!! Well Thanks for reading and please send all confidence Boosters to my FaceBook Page or Tweet me? Whatever that means LOL...Good Luck Everyone!!! We think that this is a early trail cam Pic of the 8 I took the shot on today.