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Offline Ken S

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First selfbow harvest
« on: October 28, 2014, 10:49:04 pm »
Hi everyone, let me start by saying this was the shortest hunt for me ever,But also the most exiting hunt ever.I harvested this six point oct 12th in Lake orion MI. The stand I was hunting in that night is maybee 60 yard off a main rd. It was warm that day so I was moving slow walking to my stand when I saw what looked like a deer, so  I stopped and scanned through the thickets and saw antlers. I watched him watching me for a minute or two with the wind in my face( thank god ) before he trotted off. So I get to my stand and climbed slowly waiting for the sound of the passing cars before each lift of my climbing stand. Now I'm  15' up a Black Locust tree that grew up  inside of a white pine,I hung my backpack on a pine branch, pulled my bow up and knocked an arrow. I just got settled (maybee 5 minutes) and hear he comes with his nose in the air,he stopped at about 12 yards perfectly broadside, I drew hit my anchor point and released. I never heard the the bow, the only sound I heard was the 610 grain arrow sinking through the ribcage. Simply awesome,double lung, broadhead went through both sides and he ran about 50 yards toward the road(bonus).

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610 grain cedar arrows 4'' three Fletch
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Offline Ken S

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Re: First selfbow harvest
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2014, 10:52:48 pm »
Two piece takedown

Offline Ken S

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Re: First selfbow harvest
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2014, 10:56:20 pm »
This is how I found him after a short track

Offline Ken S

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Re: First selfbow harvest
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2014, 10:58:35 pm »
sorry about the bad night pic

Offline Badly Bent

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Re: First selfbow harvest
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2014, 11:08:02 pm »
Good shot and nice deer, congrats. :)
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Offline okie64

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Re: First selfbow harvest
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2014, 11:44:33 pm »
Nice buck and nice bow! Congrats

Offline Pappy

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Re: First selfbow harvest
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2014, 05:04:18 am »
Congrats, I can still hear the excitement in your voice as you wrote this.  :)Nice deer. :)
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Offline Gsulfridge

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Re: First selfbow harvest
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2014, 06:58:14 am »
I love it when a plan comes together!  Good job and nice deer.
Greg Sulfridge, Lafollette, TN

Offline TRACY

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Re: First selfbow harvest
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2014, 06:58:55 am »
Congratulations Ken!

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Offline PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS

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Re: First selfbow harvest
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2014, 07:40:51 am »
Great job my fellow Michigander! Gorgeous bow. Id like to know more about it.
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Offline osage outlaw

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Re: First selfbow harvest
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2014, 11:45:25 am »
Congratulations.  That's a nice first selfbow kill.
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Offline nclonghunter

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Re: First selfbow harvest
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2014, 03:45:39 pm »
Really nice deer and cool take down bow....

I heard also Pappy.... ;D
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Offline lebhuntfish

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Re: First selfbow harvest
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2014, 06:00:33 pm »
Congrats, I can still hear the excitement in your voice as you wrote this.  :)Nice deer. :)
   Pappy

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The thump of an arrow hitting a whitetail is an awesome sound! Congrats, Patrick
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Offline Knoll

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Re: First selfbow harvest
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2014, 06:08:40 pm »
Congrats!
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Re: First selfbow harvest
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2014, 08:35:11 pm »
Sounds like a great hunt. Congrats on your first selfbow kill. God Bless
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