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Offline kleinpm

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Montana Whitetail
« on: October 07, 2016, 08:30:55 am »
I tore something in my foot elk hunting and just couldn't get around good enough to chase the ghosts of the woods up and down the  steep terrain they are occupying right now. I really should have been on crutches but I figure I can heal after the hunting is done. I have a few places that I filed away as likely deer spots on the fishing access sites I frequent along the Yellowstone River. I hobbled down to a place the deer get funneled through some willows and stood in a likely spot. Three minutes later a small doe was standing broadside at 21 yards. I don't remember shooting but I do remember hearing a thump, she took off, and I couldn't see my arrow anywhere on her. I waited a few minutes and went to look for my arrow and see if there was any blood. I found lots of blood but no arrow and waited 30 minutes. It was an easy track job and she didn't make it 100 yards. Turns out I got both lungs. My arrow was 5 feet from where she was laying with the shaft mostly broken at the fletching. I think the arrow passed through except the fletching and broke when she went down.
54 lb. osage self bow that has been my daily shooter for 4 years now, bamboo tomato stake arrow, goose fletching from a goose I killed last year, and a commercial two blade broad head. This is my first big game kill with a bow.

Patrick

Offline JoJoDapyro

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Re: Montana Whitetail
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2016, 08:32:10 am »
Congrats.
If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got.
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Offline stixnstones

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Re: Montana Whitetail
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2016, 08:47:57 am »
Congrats, great story.

Offline BowEd

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Re: Montana Whitetail
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2016, 08:59:58 am »
Great shot kleinpm.... with your own hand made equipment.Nothing like the first kill.Your on the map as they say.....lol.Hooked for life.Congratulations!!!You did'nt have too wait long.That's nice.Picture book routine just the way things should go.
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Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: Montana Whitetail
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2016, 09:02:48 am »
Tomato stake arrow?  So, am I to assume that is ketchup on the deer?  I, personally, don't eat ketchup on venison, but to each his own, I guess.

Well, done, sir!
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Offline Aaron H

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Re: Montana Whitetail
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2016, 09:51:59 am »
Very well done, congratulations!

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Re: Montana Whitetail
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2016, 10:36:58 am »
Great shot and congratulations. 
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Offline PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS

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Re: Montana Whitetail
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2016, 10:57:40 am »
Nicely done! Congrats on your first big game harvest, nothing quite like it.
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Offline Badly Bent

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Re: Montana Whitetail
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2016, 04:03:23 pm »
Your first with a bow and taken from the ground, outstanding job!
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Offline RyanR

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Re: Montana Whitetail
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2016, 06:32:38 pm »
Nice job, congratulations. ;)

Offline chamookman

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Re: Montana Whitetail
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2016, 01:34:56 am »
Way to go - congrats ! 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 kleinpm

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Re: Montana Whitetail
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2016, 01:53:40 pm »
I appreciate the comments.

One more weekend to kill an elk with my bow - hopefully I can get out. If I can't, I know where I will be sitting hoping another deer comes down the trail.

Patrick

Offline PeteC

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Re: Montana Whitetail
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2016, 05:17:58 pm »
Good story,good shot and nice tackle too. God Bless
What you believe determines how you behave., Pete Clayton, Whitehouse ,Texas

Offline TheSingingBowyer

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Re: Montana Whitetail
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2016, 05:51:25 pm »
Congrats! Nothing like the first...
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Offline nclonghunter

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Re: Montana Whitetail
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2016, 06:54:13 pm »
Taking whitetails in the Big Sky Country and doing it the hard way...Congrats!

Hate you are missing chasing those great elk on the mountain but you made the best of it.
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