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Offline Lee Lobbestael

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little buck down in Mi
« on: November 15, 2014, 02:33:34 pm »
Well its opening day of gun season here in Michigan and I had to miss heading north to deer camp with my dad and brothers because everyone in my house was sick. But I managed to get out in the woods this morning behind my house. It was crisp and cold and snowing with barely a breeze. Turkeys were everywhere coming down from the trees as soon as it got light. About a half hour after shooting light a doe came by trailing this buck. I stopped him at about fifteen yards in a small gap in the brush and let him have it! I hit him through the lungs and he charged off forty yards into the brush and I heard him go down. I shot him with a hickory self bow 43#@28" and a arrow I made from a bamboo garden stake, fletched with turkey feathers from a turkey I killed last fall, and tipped with a broadhead I made out of a pounded flat spoon. It was opening day of gun season here and hunting goes drastically down hill for the next two weeks so I was happy to fill my tag even tho its just a little guy.

Offline Knoll

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Re: little buck down in Mi
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2014, 02:46:38 pm »
Little/big doesn't matter compared to thrill of accepting the hunting challenge ... & succeeding!
Congrats!
Hope family members are well soon.
... alone in distant woods or fields, in unpretending sproutlands or pastures tracked by rabbits, even in a bleak and, to most, cheerless day .... .  I suppose that this value, in my case, is equivalent to what others get by churchgoing & prayer.  Hank Thoreau, 1857

Offline nclonghunter

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Re: little buck down in Mi
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2014, 06:09:07 pm »
Awesome hunt...thanks for sharing
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Offline Will H

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Re: little buck down in Mi
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2014, 08:31:20 pm »
Be proud man! That a hell of an accomplishment! That might as well be a booner as far as I'm concerned! Way to get it done with all hand made equipment!
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Offline Danzn Bar

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Re: little buck down in Mi
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2014, 08:43:03 pm »
I agree Will....................
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Offline Badly Bent

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Re: little buck down in Mi
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2014, 08:46:35 pm »
Nice going Lee, thats a fine buck man.
I ain't broke but I'm badly bent.

Offline osage outlaw

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Re: little buck down in Mi
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2014, 09:01:50 pm »
Great job!  That's a nice looking bow and arrows you have there.  That buck will be good eating.
I started out with nothin' and I still got most of it left

Offline Lee Lobbestael

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Re: little buck down in Mi
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2014, 10:25:40 pm »
Thanks guys it was a lot of fun and too good buddies showed up to help track and drag so it was fun

Offline straightarrow

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Re: little buck down in Mi
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2014, 12:04:09 am »
Great shot on that buck. A awesome accomplishment indeed. Doesn't get any better being successful with primitive equipment no matter the size or sex

Jon

Offline chamookman

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Re: little buck down in Mi
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2014, 05:46:07 am »
Way cool Lee ! Lots of good meat for the Freezer. Bob
"May the Gods give Us the strength to draw the string to the cheek, the arrow to the barb and loose the flying shaft, so long as life may last." Saxon Pope - 1923.

Offline Gsulfridge

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Re: little buck down in Mi
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2014, 06:35:28 am »
Good job man!  I bet all the guys at deer camp wish they were in your shoes (except the family being sick, hope they get well soon).  Thanks for sharing.
Greg Sulfridge, Lafollette, TN

Offline Lee Lobbestael

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Re: little buck down in Mi
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2014, 08:40:47 am »
Thanks yeah family is gettin better. Nobody shot a deer at deer camp this year! >:D

Offline DGF

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Re: little buck down in Mi
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2014, 08:58:06 am »
Congrats Lee. Awesome job. Be sure to remind your buddies out there gun hunting you killed your deer with a spoon.  ;D

-Dan
Wyoming, MI

Offline H Rhodes

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Re: little buck down in Mi
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2014, 09:23:17 am »
Outstanding!  Good shooting - that little buck is more of a trophy than any of the horn porn you see on the outdoor channels.   Yours was a "real" hunt.  Good job. 
Howard
Gautier, Mississippi

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Re: little buck down in Mi
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2014, 02:08:31 pm »
Sure nothing wrong with that , fine looking buck and very nice shot. Pappy
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