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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-02-2010, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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Disabled archery hunting

Yesterday afternoon was a beautiful fall day here in Pennsylvania and I took the opportunity to go bow hunting. I used a different ground blind than my double bull, a ameristep outhouse blind which is a very small one-person blind. My brother was hunting in his tree stand close by...

I watched a mature Doe cross a field about 200 yards away and walk right to my location. I was very calm on the outside but very excited on the inside. She slowly walked to within 25 yards of my ground blind and stood broadside.

I was watching through the scope waiting for her to take another two steps which would put her directly into my crosshairs. I have a very limited range of motion with the adapted crossbow and brace that enables me to hunt.

She looked directly into my blind and would not take the additional two steps......... [censored] it! She stayed on my right side for another five minutes milling around, certainly teasing this quadriplegic.

I had the almost perfect night of hunting, beautiful weather and I had deer around my blind. I'm not sure how many more times I can get out this season but last night was one for my memory bank.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-02-2010, 12:47 PM
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Re: Disabled archery hunting

Thanks for the cool recollection of your hunt...Some of my best days were the ones when I came home without a deer..Right now, with the autumn air, and the smell of the leaves,,it just doesn't get any better...Keep at it. Your chance will come.
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Thanks Ken! You're exactly right it was a beautiful day and I was thankful to be out. This is my first year hunting since my accident in 1999. So far I've taken an eight point buck and a Doe, so I'm on top of the world!
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Heck, you're already ahead of most of us!...I'm jealous!
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Sounds like fun!

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pitt I saw your pic up n the sucess thread...Congrats and keep after that pesky doe

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-03-2010, 09:34 PM
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If it is a hunt that is burned into your memory forever, then I think it is more "perfect" than you realize! Good for you! I'm sure you will have many more memories before you are done. Keep at it!
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