Author Topic: My First  (Read 21508 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline wapiti1997

  • Member
  • Posts: 414
    • Joe Lacefield Wildlife and Nature Photography
My First
« on: January 08, 2014, 09:48:40 pm »
I finally tagged an old doe with my first selfbow.  It is also my first selfbow harvest and first from the ground, although I was in a Big Mike pop up blind.

The bow is around 50# at 27" I flipped the tips after the bow was "completed".  It added about 5 pounds and I definitely like the feel better.  It has elk antler tip overlays and rest.

I cheated and used a carbon arrow with muzzy phantom broadhead, still room to grow... :D

Offline RyanR

  • Member
  • Posts: 833
Re: My First
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 10:42:36 pm »
Nice deer. Congratulations. ;)

Offline JW_Halverson

  • Member
  • Posts: 11,867
Re: My First
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 11:10:54 pm »
Yeah, and eating that deer will give you the proper nutrients to grow "right". 

The look on your face says it all.  Welcome to the clan. Pass it on.
Guns have triggers. Bicycles have wheels. Trees and bows have wooden limbs.

Offline TRACY

  • Member
  • Posts: 4,523
Re: My First
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2014, 07:27:40 am »
Way to go Joe! Congratulations on harvesting your first deer with a bow you made by hand! Great sense of accomplishment. Maybe at the 2nd Annual Moontree you can work on some primitive arrows and points :D


Tracy
It is what it is - make the most of it!    PN500956

Offline Danzn Bar

  • Member
  • Posts: 4,166
Re: My First
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2014, 07:53:28 am »
Congratulations Joe, Great job, If those canes are working for you maybe we could try some wood.....
DBar
Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is looking

Offline Badly Bent

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,750
Re: My First
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2014, 08:06:45 am »
Nice deer wapiti, congrats.
I ain't broke but I'm badly bent.

Offline half eye

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,300
Re: My First
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2014, 08:54:17 am »
Now ya gone and done it !!!!! welcome to the dark side, you do realize that this stuff is way addictive don't ya? Congratulations sir. 8)
rich

Offline Pappy

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 31,822
  • if you have to ask you wouldn't understand ,Tenn.
Re: My First
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2014, 09:43:18 am »
Congrats on your first,very nice doe. :)
 Pappy
Clarksville,Tennessee
TwinOaks Bowhunters
Life is Good

Offline PEARL DRUMS

  • Member
  • Posts: 14,079
  • }}}--CK-->
Re: My First
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2014, 10:01:51 am »
Good job! Aint nuttin' like getting a critter with your own handmade equipment.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.

Offline lowell

  • Member
  • Posts: 939
Re: My First
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2014, 11:43:54 am »
Great job!!  Enjoy it now because you will soon be thinking of the next one!! 8)
My son says I shoot a stick with a stick!!

Offline Will H

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,120
Re: My First
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2014, 11:50:16 am »
Congrats!! Gotta love that feelin :) Nothin like it in the world!
Proud Member of Twin Oaks Bowhunters
           Clarksville, Tennessee

   "Middle Tennessee is the place to be"

blackhawk

  • Guest
Re: My First
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2014, 12:01:39 pm »
Woohoo!!!! Congrats Joe....way to "stick" with it ;) 

Offline wapiti1997

  • Member
  • Posts: 414
    • Joe Lacefield Wildlife and Nature Photography
Re: My First
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2014, 12:34:21 pm »
Way to go Joe! Congratulations on harvesting your first deer with a bow you made by hand! Great sense of accomplishment. Maybe at the 2nd Annual Moontree you can work on some primitive arrows and points :D


Tracy

I'm becoming more intrigued by the primitive aspect of the sport.  Bill helped me with some cane arrows and shafts last summer.  I have difficulty with consistency with them so far, but still improving!  I'd love to learn some knapping skills

Offline wapiti1997

  • Member
  • Posts: 414
    • Joe Lacefield Wildlife and Nature Photography
Re: My First
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2014, 12:36:00 pm »
Congratulations Joe, Great job, If those canes are working for you maybe we could try some wood.....
DBar

I think the cane will be fine, still taking baby steps!

Offline wapiti1997

  • Member
  • Posts: 414
    • Joe Lacefield Wildlife and Nature Photography
Re: My First
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2014, 12:37:46 pm »
Woohoo!!!! Congrats Joe....way to "stick" with it ;)

Thanks, that bow is from the thinnest stave I got from you, figured it was the driest.. "PA Slim"