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Offline WhistlingBadger

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My first primitive kill
« on: September 29, 2019, 03:40:31 pm »
After many years of trying and quite a few near misses, I killed this fat little muley buck this morning.  This is my first big-game animal with archery, and my first primitive kill of any kind.  27 yard shot; 60# black locust flat bow by Curt Brisky (with some modifications); home-made sitka spruce/wild turkey arrow tipped with a zwickey eskimo.  The arrow went in clear up to the fletchings, took him right through the heart and he went down pretty fast.





This is a really important kill to me for a few reasons.  Besides the firsts, it also marks the end of a long archery losing streak for me.  I've missed shots at two elk and several deer over the past few years because my head starts messing with me.  A couple times, I've gotten so flustered I made bad shots.  A couple other times, a little voice in my head said, right as I was drawing, "You're gonna miss.  Something always goes wrong."

Well, that's no fun.  This past summer I spent a ton of time researching the art and science of archery, instinctive shooting in particular, and practicing, practicing, practicing.  Today, when the time came, my heart was pounding just like other times...and I picked a little dark patch of hair on that deer's boiler room, and put my arrow right into it.

DANG, it felt good seeing that arrow strike home!  Tenderloins for supper at Badger Manor tonight!

Thomas
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Travel too fast, and you miss all you are traveling for."
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Re: My first primitive kill
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2019, 04:26:47 pm »
CONGRATULATIONS! That's a nice body on that guy, lots of table fare! 27 years is a hell if a reach, good job on that too!
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Offline Azmdted

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Re: My first primitive kill
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2019, 05:31:09 pm »
Congratulations, well done. 

Offline burchett.donald

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Re: My first primitive kill
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2019, 06:35:28 pm »
 Congrats...That is a natural high you will never forget...
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Offline WhistlingBadger

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Re: My first primitive kill
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2019, 07:30:12 pm »
Congrats...That is a natural high you will never forget...
                                                                                    Don

You're not kidding, Don.  I think my family is getting a little tired of hearing about it.  I'm sure they'll get used to it eventually...
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Travel too fast, and you miss all you are traveling for."
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Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: My first primitive kill
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2019, 08:17:21 pm »
Ahhhhh! getting the blood flowing just hearing about it!!!

27yrds! dang! my friend is pressuring me into going hunting with a wheels bow but i want my first deer to be with one of my bows, get the high plus the first kill! Remember this day!
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Offline HH~

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Re: My first primitive kill
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2019, 08:41:04 pm »
Very nice. Like the dark color on his chest.

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Re: My first primitive kill
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2019, 08:44:32 pm »
Congratulations on your first Primitive kill. That's what it's all about. It's what makes hunting like this so addictive to me. Keeping it all together, getting that shot off and putting that arrow where it needs to be.
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Offline PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS

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Re: My first primitive kill
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2019, 07:18:29 am »
Fantastic! Most of us have or will go through all of the things you have went through. I can feel your new found confidence from here :)
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: My first primitive kill
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2019, 10:51:03 am »
Congratulations!  That is a long dry spell and great persistence on your part!  Just seeing game that close gets your adrenaline going!  Good hunt!
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Offline WhistlingBadger

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Re: My first primitive kill
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2019, 12:50:15 pm »
Thanks for the support, everybody.  My wife and daughter are very happy for me, but I think they're getting a little tired of hearing about it.  It's nice to share it with people who understand.   (SH)

Ahhhhh! getting the blood flowing just hearing about it!!!

27yrds! dang! my friend is pressuring me into going hunting with a wheels bow but i want my first deer to be with one of my bows, get the high plus the first kill! Remember this day!

Stick to it!  Or switch to a compound, if that would make you happy.  That's a personal decision everybody has to make.  My compound buddies certainly get more kills.  But compound bows don't make sense to me.  If I want to just get a kill, there's always my trusty .270.  The whole point of archery, to me, is the challenge, the tradition, the connection to the animal and to my ancestors.  I don't get any of that from a wheely bow.  And after shooting glass bows for years, I decided I might as well go all the way.  My flatbow shoots just as well as my old fiberglass/wood recurve, so why not?  If I'm going to use a bow, might as well use a BOW.
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Travel too fast, and you miss all you are traveling for."
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Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: My first primitive kill
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2019, 01:00:49 pm »
Im definentially gonna stick with it! Its too rewarding!  :BB (SH) :-D
Don't practice until you get it right. Practice until you can't get it wrong.

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Offline Pat B

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Re: My first primitive kill
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2019, 09:27:12 pm »
Congrats, WB. Well done.  :OK
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Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: My first primitive kill
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2019, 09:49:12 pm »
Im definentially gonna stick with it! Its too rewarding!  :BB (SH) :-D

Don't just stick with it. Stick and string with it!

Nice work on a nice little table buck, Badger. You got something to whistle about now.
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Re: My first primitive kill
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2019, 06:27:23 am »
Congrats, very well done. :)
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