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Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Home 2F, Camp 2G & 2F
Nice post dce...behind the scenes i was talking about a couple things along those lines concerning the crossbow inclusion.
1. How few HPAers seem to of used them despite all the hype about it before hand (and/or harvest with them). Most seemed to be those that used them in SRA's already in the past.
2. How many good quick kill stories we had on here from those that did get shots. I know the two does we got with ours were both laying down within 20 yards of being hit thru the ribs, although we did still have some good wait time like with any boradhead wound, the shots were nicely placed.
Anyway,my son (12) got his second deer ever with ours and my wife got out a day or two more than she would of otherwise by now...so for our initial year, eventhough my dreams of bucks falling for all were unfulfilled...LOL ,I give it a real postive end result.
my son being able to make a shot like that is not something he could of done right now with a bow, so I am glad we got to add the experience into his young hunting career. I made him pass on a 35 yard shot on a Tremendous buck 2 hours before the BB showed up (a shot that I likely would of taken hunting solo when the angle got right and it did), and although he would of had a good chance of making that shot count, the distance was a bit far for him and his not knowing when the angle was just right for broadhead pass thru made me tell him not to shoot, and we paid for that..but in a strange way it adds to the rewards of getting the BB later that day with the right range and angles for him. I just hope that great buck comes back for him in rifle season.
Next year the Mrs. will get her own crossbow, in hopes it gets her out more. She could only go when John didn't want to, although that was not her only hurdle most Saturdays.
Overall, I am happy with the decision I made back in April to get one, for the most part it went accroding to plan.
"Only takes a second to change your season" Dad, 1980