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Offline Pappy

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1 Under my belt
« on: September 28, 2020, 05:15:49 pm »
Good Lord blessed me Saturday morning, 93 lb doe, 6 yard shot. Made a pretty good shot but she still went a good ways, died on the run in the creek, all straight down hill. Osage bow, POC shafts ans 200 grain Ace head. Pretty tough track, not much blood, entry and exit holes both plugged
with fat. ??? seen that before but never both top and bottom holes blocked. I saw her in the creek at a distance and thought it was a lime stone rock, but as I got closer I thought , if that is a rock it's bleeding. ;) :) Meet my gold for the season, kill a deer with my bow, this is  39 or 40 years in a row with out going empty,Had some slim seasons but always a least 1, so the rest of the season is Gravy.  :) :)
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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2020, 05:56:33 pm »
Sharks are circling! Great work. You dont take deer with selfbow in first morning out without knowing your bidness in the stand. Lots of things must go right! When they do its still the Horn of the Hunter that must make it happen. Making a very hard thing happen and happen routinely makes a man a true master of his craft.

Well done partner.

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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2020, 05:43:24 am »
Well done Pappy. Good thing there arenít any piranhas in that water. ;)
Thatís a very impressive string of seasons hunting with your selfbow. Hope you double it.
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PS my hunting seems to be going every other year. That should mean Iím due this season. Hope so. Running out of venison.
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2020, 10:31:06 am »
Way to go!  Hopefully we can make meat this year!  Slowly getting organized enough to be able to get to the hunting areas! Nice doe!
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2020, 04:49:36 pm »
Way to get the season started early, Pappy.  :OK
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2020, 05:39:55 pm »
Congrats Pappy. Perfect way to start off the season.
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2020, 04:28:49 am »
Thanks , yes it was a good day. BJ not all 40 years with a self bow, the first 10 years or so was with a glass recurve or long bow, I killed my first deer with one on my self bows in 91 I think.  ;) :) Back to the woods this morning, the weather is just beautiful here in Tennessee, I can't remember when we have had such good weather for opening week, usually hot and muggy this time of year. ???
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2020, 03:55:21 pm »
Congratulations Pappy.  That is a cool picture in the water.  I connected on a doe this morning with a longbow.   
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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2020, 01:50:55 am »
 :OK ! Bob
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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2020, 04:08:52 am »
Congrats Clint, now you get to use that new set up you made for skinning deer. :)
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Offline stixnstones

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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2020, 04:42:47 pm »
Congrats Pappy and Clint, opening day freezer meat....

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« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2020, 08:35:32 pm »
Way to fill that freezer, Pappy!

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« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2020, 08:43:19 pm »
Thanks guys, plan on getting back after them in the morning, 39 here which is very unusually for us, so I want to take advantage.  :)
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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2020, 03:15:00 pm »
Congratulations old man! I got one Saturday with the smoke pole also.
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« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2020, 05:59:23 am »
Congrats Eddie, deer is good taken with anything. :) You plan on coming in Nov. ??
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