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Main Discussion Area => Shooting and Hunting => 2019 Hunting Pics => Topic started by: Stickhead on September 10, 2019, 09:38:44 am

Title: Early doe
Post by: Stickhead on September 10, 2019, 09:38:44 am
Itís early doe-only season in my county, and I managed to plunk this one yesterday.  Takes the pressure off for filling the freezer.  Naturally, I was surrounded by mature bucks all morning.  How do they always know?

Osage selfbow, cedar arrow, woodsman broad head.  Zipped right through.

(https://i.imgur.com/pHMR4Uj.jpg)
Title: Re: Early doe
Post by: PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS on September 10, 2019, 10:05:03 am
Way to go, Tom! Gotta handle those buggers fast when its 80-90 degrees.
Title: Re: Early doe
Post by: Deerhunter21 on September 10, 2019, 10:22:58 am
its already deer season?? nice doe though!
Title: Re: Early doe
Post by: bjrogg on September 10, 2019, 10:57:52 am
Nice hunting Tom. It is amazing how those nice bucks just figure out when it's time to disappear. It's nice to put some meat in the freezer and those darn does can really mess up your hunting later to. Some of those buggers just plain have a sixth sense.
Bjrogg
PS can you give a little more of a play by play? I'm really looking forward to hearing some good hunting stories.
Title: Re: Early doe
Post by: Pappy on September 10, 2019, 03:32:59 pm
Congrats , nice doe and nice shot . Pappy
Title: Re: Early doe
Post by: Hawkdancer on September 10, 2019, 03:45:38 pm
Nice!  Now, about late season? (SH) :-D
Hawkdancer
Title: Re: Early doe
Post by: Stickhead on September 10, 2019, 05:59:19 pm
Nice hunting Tom. It is amazing how those nice bucks just figure out when it's time to disappear. It's nice to put some meat in the freezer and those darn does can really mess up your hunting later to. Some of those buggers just plain have a sixth sense.
Bjrogg
PS can you give a little more of a play by play? I'm really looking forward to hearing some good hunting stories.


Thanks, Brian and everybody else!

As for details, I was in a tree stand since before dawn in some woods on the edge of a freshly mowed field (no crop there this year).  A mature 6-pointer came and teased me for about 20 minutes, offering many shot opportunities.  I was frustrated at first, then amused by the irony of it, and enjoyed watching him at close range.  Three more nice bucks came along next, and I enjoyed that show also.  One was a large 8-pointer I hope to meet again next month.  The good news was that none of them got spooked, so my spot is still under their radar.

About 8 oíclock, a plump doe finally came along at the edge of the field at about 20 yds.  When she paused broadside, I drew and let loose.  She jumped, and I saw my arrow in the ground behind her, and she ran off.  I was sure I had shot below her and missed entirely, and my sulking began.  However, the arrow looked odd, so I checked it out with my binoculars.  It was covered in blood, and my heart raced.

I waited 20 min, then climbed down to check things out.  A short track along a good blood trail let to the deer 60 yards away, back in the woods.  The entry wound (opposite side from the picture) was a little more forward then the exit, and the arrow got some Serious vitals.  I got it dragged out (a pretty good haul), skinned and quartered in my backyard, and on ice in a cooler well before the noon heat set in.  Later that night, I butchered it and got it in the freezer - a rewarding dayís work!

I had posted this Bow a couple of years ago, but this is itís first harvest:
http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,62142.msg870100.html#msg870100

Title: Re: Early doe
Post by: bjrogg on September 10, 2019, 07:14:14 pm
Thanks Tom,
Great story felt like I was sitting in that tree watching those sneaky bucks with you. Sounds like a good spot and you'll probably meet up with those bucks again.
Bjrogg
Title: Re: Early doe
Post by: jeffp51 on September 10, 2019, 09:33:24 pm
Nice doe, Tom.  Those bucks are just waiting to be taken by a stone-pointed dogwood arrow.  They want to go with some class.

I remember that bow from when  you made it.  It is a real beauty.
Title: Re: Early doe
Post by: Chief RID on September 11, 2019, 04:07:34 am
Got to be one of the first doe of the season with a bow for anyone. Congrats on a great deer and hunt! Zip Loc deer are my favorite. Less work and more play. Our doe archery season opens here on Sunday. I may have to slip out there Sunday evening after church. It only got down to 72 degrees last night. It was 94 yesterday afternoon. Not much fun in that. Maybe wait till Monday morning.
Title: Re: Early doe
Post by: Stickhead on September 11, 2019, 10:28:02 am
Nice doe, Tom.  Those bucks are just waiting to be taken by a stone-pointed dogwood arrow.  They want to go with some class.

I remember that bow from when  you made it.  It is a real beauty.

Thanks, Jeff.  Iím still building up my confidence for your arrows with my stone points.  I keep trying to improve my points.  Weíll get there!
Title: Re: Early doe
Post by: HedgeHunter on September 11, 2019, 08:54:39 pm
Nice table fair. Squared her up,  center shot. I like this.

HH~
Title: Re: Early doe
Post by: Pat B on September 13, 2019, 05:40:11 pm
 :OK  Well done!   8)
Title: Re: Early doe
Post by: burchett.donald on September 17, 2019, 02:54:35 pm
  Great job Tom, nothing like getting the monkey off your back early...
                                                                                                          Don
Title: Re: Early doe
Post by: RyanR on September 23, 2019, 07:27:50 pm
Good way to start off the season.  :OK
Title: Re: Early doe
Post by: stixnstones on September 27, 2019, 04:58:32 pm
Congrats, nice to get the pressure off early
Title: Re: Early doe
Post by: PeteC on October 30, 2019, 06:40:25 pm
Congrats,nice doe and good hunt. God Bless