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Offline 1/2primitive

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First self bow kill
« on: November 11, 2007, 09:05:44 pm »
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.  ;D  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.

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     Sean
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Re: First self bow kill
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2007, 10:18:01 pm »
Great job.  I'm still looking for my first.  I'm trying again in the morning.  ::)

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Re: First self bow kill
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2007, 03:30:52 am »
Great job.Meat in the freezer.Can't get any better than that.Congrats.tradrick

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Re: First self bow kill
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2007, 08:19:12 am »
Way to go Sean! Nice kill. Most people around here just shoot em and leave em lay, cause they hate em for tearing everything up and taking over the place - and then theirs the smell. I have eaten several of them and can't tell the diff from store bought - leaner and better for ya to boot 8).
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Re: First self bow kill
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2007, 09:08:34 am »
Great shooting Sean. Sounds like an exciting hunt.  That one is perfect size for eating.    Pat
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Re: First self bow kill
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2007, 10:06:16 am »
Congrats Sean, looks like a nice peeeg ;D Never ate wild pig but porkchops with homemade applesauce, barbecued ribs,
bacon, ham mmmmmmmm dang went and made myself hungry ;)
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Re: First self bow kill
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2007, 03:14:20 pm »
Sweet!!!!!!....Brian
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Re: First self bow kill
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2007, 05:39:31 pm »
awesome sean, congrats.

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Re: First self bow kill
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2007, 05:42:06 pm »
Nice little piggy Sean.Those small sow's are the best eating. I'd rather eat the wild ones than farm raised.
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Re: First self bow kill
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2007, 05:57:05 pm »
Thanks everyone, it was one exciting experience!
We would eat it, but one of my uncles got sick after eating one, so not eating them much anymore. I don't plan on shooting many hogs, because it doesn't feel right to kill something and not put it's sacrifice to good use.  :-[
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Re: First self bow kill
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2007, 08:31:09 pm »
maybe he got a piece that was undercooked? i heard its very good eating! congtats on your first kill! one of these days im gunna plan a hog hunt! it looks like so much fun! -whitewood
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Re: First self bow kill
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2007, 08:46:27 pm »
Perhaps he did. Maybe I can get my uncles to help me process one, then make sure to cook it really well.   There's a pork recipe in an old PA mag...... :)
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Re: First self bow kill
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2007, 09:28:37 pm »
....................................Been eatin' wild hawg fer many years. Be sure ta cook it real good. Remember its still pork. Yummy ! ;D

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Re: First self bow kill
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2007, 05:33:32 am »
nice pig congrads. :)
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Re: First self bow kill
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2007, 04:45:03 pm »
Thanks Bob, I'll remeber that!  :)
Thank you, Ryan.
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