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Offline FlintWalker

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The "Icing" on the cake
« on: December 22, 2013, 08:14:42 pm »
In 25 years of bow hunting, this has to be the most satisfying season I've ever had.  I haven't gotten to spend as much time in the woods as usual this season. But the days I've been lucky enough to go have been nothing short of amazing! I've missed a big buck, killed a turkey, had several close encounters with some of the biggest deer I've ever seen. (even managed to kill one :) )  And finally...I killed one with one of my stone points ;D   It's just a young doe, but I'm as proud of her as any buck I've killed 8)   The shot was 20 yards from a ground blind. And the arrow struck about 2" behind the last ribs, just below center and poked out about 2" behind the other side shoulder. She ran a total of about 150 yards.  I shot her Saturday evening,  but didn't recover it until the next morning.       
 I need to thank WillH for trading bows with me :)   He used this same one to kill a nice buck earlier this year.
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Offline Brother Dan

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Re: The "Icing" on the cake
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2013, 08:29:03 pm »
Nice job, Shannon.  BDan
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Offline Will H

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Re: The "Icing" on the cake
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2013, 08:29:43 pm »
Congrats brotha! I'm proud for ya :)
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Offline Outbackbob48

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Re: The "Icing" on the cake
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2013, 09:24:42 pm »
Shannon, Nice, an  you sir are now a member of a pretty small club. Congrats, Bob

Offline bowtarist

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Re: The "Icing" on the cake
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2013, 12:11:59 am »
Way to go Shannon! Great Job!! dpgratz
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Offline Badly Bent

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Re: The "Icing" on the cake
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2013, 09:00:42 am »
Thats the way to top off a primitive archery season Flintwalker. Congrats, thats a nice deer and nice gear as well.
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Offline osage outlaw

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Re: The "Icing" on the cake
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2013, 10:18:56 am »
Way to go Shannon!  Congratulations on a great season.  Its going to be hard to top next year.
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Offline RyanR

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Re: The "Icing" on the cake
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2013, 06:28:46 pm »
Congratulations. Nice looking bow also.

Offline Otis

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Re: The "Icing" on the cake
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2013, 09:01:09 pm »
Congrats Shannon. My first selfbow kill was a 55 pound doe.  You couldn't have slapped the smile off my face.  That'll be some good eating to boot.

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Offline Danzn Bar

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Re: The "Icing" on the cake
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2013, 09:17:18 pm »
Good Job way to go.................
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Offline FlintWalker

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Re: The "Icing" on the cake
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2013, 10:09:41 pm »
I'm still grinning like a possum ;D
Otis, I have somethings for you.
 Osage Outlaw, the only way I could ever top this season would be a big buck with osage and stone. ( I'm planning my strategy for next year already :) )
RyanR, WillH made the bow. I cut the billets a few years ago, and he crafted this awesome bow from them!  I've never shot ANY bow better!   I don't shoot this bow hoping to hit my target. I shoot it expecting to :)
Bob, it feels good. I feel like I accomplished something.
 Thank you all! I surely could not have done this without this site and especially Pappy and the Twin Oaks gang. Can't wait to get back down there!
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Re: The "Icing" on the cake
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2013, 06:45:31 pm »
Your the man Shannon , Merry Christmas, Pappy
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Offline seabass

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Re: The "Icing" on the cake
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2013, 08:20:37 pm »
good job Shannon.hope I get to see ya in the spring brother.
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Offline H Rhodes

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Re: The "Icing" on the cake
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2013, 10:06:17 pm »
Outstanding way to end the season!  Congratulations.  I know what you mean about taking a deer with a self bow.  Nothing else compares to it.   :) 
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Offline nocams

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Re: The "Icing" on the cake
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2013, 10:36:21 pm »
Me and Mason just seen this Shannon, Congrats bud !!! Tell us more about the point used.... ? What material, weight, and how did it look after the shot ? I bet all it needs is a touch up and good to go again.