This weekend I went hunting in west Texas, and finally found a place that I like to hunt from.
I was hunting over a feeder, but even so...... it's the biggest bow kill I've made, and I'm real happy!
I had been hunting in a wash for several days, but nothing showed near it at all, so I switched to one of my uncle's stands, and found I liked it.
The first morning I hunted there, a doe and a large fawn came in, but I let them pass, not because I was being picky but because I just didn't want to shoot them. The doe looked a little bit thin, so I let her go. That evening when the Sun had just gone down (but there was plenty of light to shoot), I was hearing footsteps behind me, and in a few seconds, I saw antlers coming through the trees. I was getting excited.
He turned out to be a little five pointer, but looked to be a nice deer. He was hanging around for a while when a couple of hogs started grunting and snorting off to my left. This made him uneasy, so I knew I had to make the shot soon. He came in at about 17 yards, and gave me a good broadside shot. I took it, but saw him duck under my arrow and run off.
About 10 minutes later, he came right back, not even as cautious as he had been before. Unfortunately, he got chased off by the hogs I heard earlier. I got a little mad at 'em. After I had missed the shot before, I wanted to make absolutely sure that I would get a good shot, so I came down from the small stand I was in and got up really close when they came in. It was a group of about 5 sows and a bunch of little 'uns. I waited a bit and was rewarded with about a 6-8 yard slightly quartering away shot and nailed one of the smaller sows. The shot was a bit too far back, but it probably caught a lung, and brought her down within 50 yards. maybe even 35-40. She looked like she weighed about 75-80lb.
The bow I used was my modified shorty bow, 50lb@24", shooting a bamboo arrow with the broadhead made from the bandsaw blades from VB. We found a very small portion of the arrow, but the rest was lost. It looked like the arrow had shattered.http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n236/Thebowguy/Sean1stbowhog2.jpg