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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-09-2015, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Finally broke the ice!!!!!

I shot my first deer with a crossbow last night at about 6:55. I had cleared a new stand site last weekend, and darn if she didn't walk through right where I cleared. Nice 11 yard shot.

I hit here a little high and the low side exit wound was higher than I ideally would have liked, so she bled into her chest cavity and the blood trail was only O.K. I trailed her initially based on where I watched her run and soon picked up the trail. The trail petered out several times and I finally started walking loops around the area and found that she had doubled back on her trail and dropped on the same tree line where I had shot, but thankfully a hundred yards or so closer to the truck.

So far so good. btw, shooting her with a crossbow was just as satisfying as any deer I've shot with a vertical bow. I was a happy camper.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-09-2015, 09:45 PM
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Congrats
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-09-2015, 10:28 PM
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Good job. It's nice when they run to the truck for you.
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Congrats brother!
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Congrats Wexford!!! Pics???

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Awesome! Congrats!

16/17 deer season:

Wet butt so far
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Sweet! Was hoping that mxb would draw some blood soon. Congrats to you on the fine doe.

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Congrats!

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Congrats on the deer! Way to get it done
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