doe I shot this year
Posting this a little late but here it goes. Shot this doe the first week of archery season. Was sitting in a new stand for the first time and there was a big branch in my way. I was just going to sit it out but then realized that if a deer came in, there would be no shot. So i moved the stand down a foot and man what a decision. About 45 minutes later, I see a lone doe coming from my left. She is moving real slow and if she comes in range, it will be a real difficult shot. Now, the spot that I am hunting is very thick except for a few open areas leading into a soybean field. I am watching this doe and hear a stick snap behind me. I turn around and a doe with fawns are coming into one of the openings. It is a much easier shot than what the other doe would have presented so I took it. perfect shot and she only ran about 40 yards.
Was using a Striker Extreme longbow, 54" 50#@28 and 175 grain Woodsmans. This is my third deer with trad gear. Shot a buck and doe 2 years ago. This is however my first clean kill (first 2 were spined). I also missed 2 nice 8 points this year but know that it is called hunting for a reason.
i am 18 years old and know nobody in my area that uses a traditional bow. I could have easily shot those 2 buck with a compound but it just would not feel right to me. I have found that in my short time shooting trad, I have gained a much better appreciation for the animals. If everyone could feel the joy that you gain from making a clean harvest with trad gear, I think that the compound industry would be in trouble.
Sorry, don't know how to post pics.