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Rainy Saturday did not get us shopping at Walmart before this big storm..

CONGRATS to my wife for getting a nice doe at 7:50 Am this morning. 20 Yard shot, thru the heart ran 30 and died right on the ridgeline trail. I pulled right up to it with the ATV to pack it out. It is her first with a crossbow and with two EML kills in her hunting history, only her third October deer harvest.

We were sharing a double stand and just whispering away about all the things we need to do, the kids, etc...an this doe and her BB came feeding on thru and split up right in front of the stand this one going to the right. After the shot the BB just kept on feeding out to the left.

When you got 3 busy kids you don't realise how little one on one time you get, til you get some real qaulity time like this. GOD bless hunting for that and my wife being so wonderful with making sure i get my hunting time in (10 fold hers)...that is why I am so glad SHE kicked off the 2012 harvests. First harvest from our new camp on the property although we only geared up there this AM before daylight after the short 15 minute ride from home.

Love you Janet, great day in the life...




Here is the expired doe from the stand..right on the trail.


And back down at the camp before taking it home to show the kids..



Now to get some horns!!!


For the crossbow forum i will add some addt'l info and another BIG thank you to arrowhead. As of today all 4 of the hunters in this house have now got a crossbow deer. This makes our 8th overall...Janet was shooting my Parker Tonrado, Victory bolts, slick trick mags...8th deer we also watch drop in sight with a bolt hit. The weapon is PERFECT for our family and our narrow property and I guess I got alot to thank for its inclusion. HOW MUCH it has added to our Fall.

This was the closest deer Janet ever shot at, 20 yards, after the shot she said she thought her heart was going to explode as we waited for it to mosey into range.She loved the quietness, quickness, and lethalness of the weapon...looks like I now got a reason for crossbow #4...
 

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That is just awesome. Congrats to you both and yes, the crossbow is a wonderful bow. Love it when the die on the trail as well.
 

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Nice shootin' Mrs. RB.... Nice looking doe for sure. Congratulations!!!
 

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Always nice when the fall within sight.
I love treestand celebrations!!! Congrats Mrs. RB.

PS. Sounds like the Tornado might have a new owner, so you better go buy another crossbow so you have something to hunt with.
 

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That's awesome, RB! Congrats, and glad you got to be right there with her for the experience.
 

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THANKS MOM and DAD!!

Hope you guys survived the storm OK, did fine here..under 2" of rain came down so the river behaved and no immediate trees down although really windy, waiting on daylight to check the roof , then off to work. Talk to you today! I am heading back in to work and going to reschedule some vacation if I can for a bit better weather/rut.
 

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Allowing for QT with your partner, no matter where it is...


Super.. Mrs RB
 

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Amen Stalker. Must be nice John!
I got no complaints
...the girl has sacrificed so much for me to have MY dream of property to hunt and steward, not to mention the little camp this year that could of easily paid for all the new carpeting she wanted here at the house, but now she waits for again. The list goes on... but let's just say i struggle to live up to the bar she sets.
 

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Like I said John, that mutual respect you two seem to have for each other is hard to come by. Hold on to it for dear life brother!
 
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