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#2475065 - Mon Dec 05 2011 12:58 PM doe I shot this year
grouse11 Offline
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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.


Edited by grouse11 (Mon Dec 05 2011 12:59 PM)

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#2476396 - Mon Dec 05 2011 11:12 PM Re: doe I shot this year [Re: grouse11]
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Nice man! where you from?? I'm in the SW

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#2476729 - Tue Dec 06 2011 09:12 AM Re: doe I shot this year [Re: grouse11]
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 Originally Posted By: grouse11
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.


This statement is so true.
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#2476938 - Tue Dec 06 2011 11:30 AM Re: doe I shot this year [Re: HighCountry66]
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I live in York county. I guess that is SE

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#2477335 - Tue Dec 06 2011 03:59 PM Re: doe I shot this year [Re: grouse11]
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Thats about as good as a description of why I love traditional archery as I've heard, good job on both the hunt and the appreciation.

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#2478410 - Wed Dec 07 2011 07:47 AM Re: doe I shot this year [Re: scotchirish]
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nice job.

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#2488023 - Tue Dec 13 2011 11:47 AM Re: doe I shot this year [Re: HighCountry66]
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 Originally Posted By: HighCountry66
 Originally Posted By: grouse11
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.


This statement is so true.
AMEN TO THAT !!!!!!
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#2488082 - Tue Dec 13 2011 12:17 PM Re: doe I shot this year [Re: coyoterook]
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..and that is why I am getting involved. Congrats on your deer.

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#2531551 - Mon Jan 09 2012 06:10 PM Re: doe I shot this year [Re: buckspa]
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congrats!
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#2537845 - Fri Jan 13 2012 01:06 PM Re: doe I shot this year [Re: markX]
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Congrats on your traditional kill, and believe me after 40 years of hunting with traditional gear the feeling never goes away!... "Traditional archery It's not how far , but how close"
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#2537998 - Fri Jan 13 2012 02:32 PM Re: doe I shot this year [Re: Mike Shaw]
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Congrats!
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#2538388 - Fri Jan 13 2012 07:31 PM Re: doe I shot this year [Re: great white hunter]
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I am compounder, but my hat is off to all you traditional archery shooters/hunters. Would like to try it myself, but it is hard to teach an old dog new tricks....Enjoy your great sport.

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#2538399 - Fri Jan 13 2012 07:38 PM Re: doe I shot this year [Re: Born2Hunt]
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Congrats on the doe!
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#2538425 - Fri Jan 13 2012 07:55 PM Re: doe I shot this year [Re: bushmaster]
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Born2Hunt, The best way to learn is just start shooting. I started at age 14 when I bought a bow off ebay for $35. Got as pile of assorted arrows and just started shooting. Shot targets, leaves, stumps, anything that I could shoot without getting in trouble. I ended up shooting 3 groundhogs that summer with 2 dozen other misses. After shooting for a summer, I knew that it was for me. Unfortunately the bow broke before archery season. My parents saw how much fun I was having and bought me a new bow.

If you decide to give it a try, just find a cheap bow on ebay and start flinging arrows. And remember, it has to be fun for you. Don't stand in front of a target and shoot. Buy some judos and take a walk in the woods.

If you need any help, post your questions here and I'm sure all these fine Gentlemen would be happy to help. You can also try some of the traditional websites like the Leatherwall and TradGang.

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#2538437 - Fri Jan 13 2012 08:02 PM Re: doe I shot this year [Re: Mike Shaw]
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Lets try the photo



Edited by HuntPA (Sat Jan 14 2012 08:11 AM)
Edit Reason: fixed image code

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#2538597 - Fri Jan 13 2012 09:56 PM Re: doe I shot this year [Re: grouse11]
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Congratulations on your kill Grouse.
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#2538852 - Sat Jan 14 2012 10:34 AM Re: doe I shot this year [Re: Mike Shaw]
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Congratulations, Grouse...that's a big doe! The long snout is a giveaway! Did you happen to get a field dressed weight on her?

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#2538896 - Sat Jan 14 2012 11:17 AM Re: doe I shot this year [Re: Turkeyman]
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Turkeyman, we don't really weigh our deer. If I was to guess I would say 110-120 dressed. That is pretty big for our area. Either way, she's some good eatin.

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#2557710 - Fri Jan 27 2012 04:56 PM Re: doe I shot this year [Re: grouse11]
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Congrats! Well done! ....Thumper
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#2580984 - Mon Feb 13 2012 08:22 PM Re: doe I shot this year [Re: grouse11]
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Congrats! What quiver are you using? Anyone ever tell you, you look like the kid on that Goldrush show?

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#2582124 - Tue Feb 14 2012 06:07 PM Re: doe I shot this year [Re: grouse11]
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Thanks everyone. Bucknut, the quiver I'm using is an Eagle's flight 3-arrow quiver. It is attached by velcro and can be easily removed. It is also very light. I never had anyone tell me I looked like that kid but it's funny you mention it. I always tell my parents that I wish I could have his summer job, make some real dough. LOL

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#2582324 - Tue Feb 14 2012 08:16 PM Re: doe I shot this year [Re: grouse11]
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Congrats, my friend.....

Always enjoy seeing that smile of success.....

See ya soon...Ole' Raspy
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#2582855 - Wed Feb 15 2012 09:20 AM Re: doe I shot this year [Re: grouse11]
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Congrats on the trad kill. Any deer kill is a great feeling but traditional is extra special.

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