Thread: Frist deer with a recurve
11-01-2007, 10:43 AM #1
First deer with a recurve
I had stopped hunting for some reason for 5 years. Two weeks ago I decided to start hunting again because I really missed it. So I went out and bought a Fred Bear Grizzly recuve.I never used a recurve before but I wanted to try it. I practiced with it for about 4 days and I was shooting good at 20 yards. So I started hunting. And this moring my arrow found its mark.
I was in the treestand 1 hour before light. But it was an hour after legal hunting time that 3 doe came walking up. I was going to take the first one that got into bow range and be happy. Because I had never shot a deer with a recurve and with no sights. Well the first deer got into range at 8 yards and I shot and "crap" the arrow went right over its back. I thought right away this hunt is over. But they all stayed very close. They where looking at me up in that 15' foot ladder stand. So I put another arrow on. The bigger doe walked around behind me at 25 yards. So I drew back aimed a little high on her and let go of the string.
OH MAN I HIT HER!! I waited for about 20 min. The two other deer stayed there and finally walked away. I had watched her run off with her tail down, but I walked over to where I hit her found my arrow and blood. I followed the blood to a cornfeild that I had watched her run into. When I got to the corn a bilnd man could have tracked her, there was so much blood. About anither 50 yards into the corn there she was lying on the ground. I was pretty happy.
Will post a picture as soon as I can figure out how.
Last edited by RunMich; 11-01-2007 at 10:54 AM.
11-01-2007, 11:12 AM #2
Congrats on the traditional kill! I plan on trying that at some point, but I still can't shoot instinctive worth the crap! Thanks for sharing!!!Hook 'Em Horns
11-01-2007, 11:22 AM #3
11-01-2007, 11:35 AM #4
i would like to try that one of these days... congrats on deer.. nice job!FBSA MEMBER
counting down till next season!
11-01-2007, 02:08 PM #5
Way to Go!!
I have always wanted to try traditional, but haven't had the chance yet.
11-01-2007, 02:20 PM #6
Great job!! I want to get back into traditional archery as well. It was a lot of fun!That course was so easy I even missed a target !!
11-01-2007, 02:50 PM #7
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Congrats man! Been playin a little with a recurve myself, not to consistant though. I just put a sight on it which has helped. It's not as easy as some might think, shooting a good tight group at 20 yards. We'll see how it goes before I take it to the woods. Good job.
11-01-2007, 04:55 PM #8
congrats! that is really neat.
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11-01-2007, 05:37 PM #9
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11-01-2007, 06:28 PM #11
By the looks of that pic it looks like that was one of those low fence hunts........Bass and Bucks Staff Shooter
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11-01-2007, 08:42 PM #12
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Now thats how ya git back inta huntin'
way ta go.
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11-01-2007, 09:11 PM #13
nice job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I cut things up and split them down!
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