Frist deer with a recurve

Discussion in 'Bowhunting forum' started by RunMich, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. RunMich

    RunMich Junior Member

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    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.

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    Last edited: Nov 1, 2007
  2. Hook Em

    Hook Em Slippy for President

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    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!!!
     

  3. Cameron

    Cameron Senior Member

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    A fantastic achievement!!!!!

    Welcome back to hunting!:wave:
     
  4. MichiganHunter

    MichiganHunter Senior Member

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    i would like to try that one of these days... congrats on deer.. nice job! :thumb:
     
  5. Wheely

    Wheely Wheely Threads

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    Way to Go!!
    I have always wanted to try traditional, but haven't had the chance yet.
     
  6. poorman

    poorman And thats no lie !

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    Great job!! I want to get back into traditional archery as well. It was a lot of fun!
     
  7. red44

    red44 Senior Member

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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.
     
  8. thehairlessone!

    thehairlessone! Senior Member

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    congrats! that is really neat.

    rick
     
  9. firechic

    firechic IKE refugee... hehe

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  10. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    Way to go!!!
    :biggrin1:
     
  11. bullfiddle

    bullfiddle Movin on up!!!

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    By the looks of that pic it looks like that was one of those low fence hunts........:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  12. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

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    Now thats how ya git back inta huntin'
    way ta go.:biggrin1:
     
  13. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    nice job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!