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  • 9/7/13 doe

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    This morning I sat in a sweet gum in a funnel between a pond and a house. A cool 57 degrees was just right. The wind kept shifting from north to south probably due to a hill to each side and one in front a hunted yards ahead. I like the north wind because it carries my scent over the pond. About a hour in a doe and two fawns came by to the right but the doe stayed behind the cover of the trees. I settled my 20 yard pin on one of the little ones but let down slowly. The bigger doe never presented a shot. My buddy a few hundred yards away was itching to leave around 9. We were texting back and forth and I was going to get down and walk to him. As I stood and placed my pack on the seat and returned my arrow to the quiver that was hanging from the side of the tree, not even trying to be quiet or stealthy, I caught some movement and the deer were returning from the direction they had gone earlier. I grabbed my bow and nocked an arrow. I drew just as they disappeared again. They had pass by me at ten yards and I was not prepared. I sent my friend a text that three were headed down the creek to him. I grabbed my grunt call and removed the barrel to move the O-ring to fawn. Four or five bleats and I readied myself. Not 20 or 30 seconds had passed and they were approaching quickly. While the biggest stepped into an opening I tried to imitate a bleat. She stopped and I released. She had stopped thirty yards from the tree when I shot. The arrow stuck her and she made two leaps then stopped again, began to sway and fell.
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    Doe
    Congrats on the meat,but i just cant understand why anyone would shoot a doe that has little ones with her.I cant do it.
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    Fawns
    There plenty big by now to live without any troubles. I fit were an issue it would be like bears where it would be illegal to shoot a sow with cubs.
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    Fawns
    I saw a doe with a fawn sat and trust me the fawn was not big enough to fend for it self.And as for it being legal,alot of things are legal but some things u just shouldnt do.
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    10-4
    10-4
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    Way To Go
    Way to go Taxidermist.....on the boards! Dude great story to go with the picture. I never tried the fawn call but I have turned a many a doe with a grunt! Thanks for sharing.
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    Congrats
    Congrats on the doe man.....Iam ready to get on the board myself.....
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    Broadhead
    Forgot to mention I was trying out the new rage hypodermic broadhead. I've used rage in the past and they have worked fine but I think I like these better than the original ones.
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    Hypodermic
    I looked at the Hypodermic, they do have a 1/2 inch wider cut @ 2 1/2 inches. The thinner tip probably makes them a little more aerodynamic. The blades open up a lot flatter than the rage I use. I know DCB is using them this year. For Now I'll just stick with what I have. So far I've killed multiple deer with the same heads and blades out of 6 heads and have only had one blade crack. Hey they hold up even shooting them in the dirt....lol!
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    congrats
    WTG nice doe
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    Rage
    Viper, the hypodermic I have are 2'. I think the hypodermic extreme are larger cut, same with chisel tip and chisel tip extreme. I do like the slimmer design, but what I love is the plastic collar instead of the o-ring.
    On a side note, don't be sore about my comment on the post about CWD. I was just messing with you.
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    Taxidermist
    It's all good buddy! Those spotted ones eat the best and they're easier to carry out under your arm! Wink, wink!
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