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The monkey is off my back!!!!!

Old 11-02-2002, 11:29 AM
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Got my first bow kill yesterday afternoon!!! Got on my stand about 4:15pm and got settled in. Well there was really nothing moving except chipmunks for at least 45 minutes, then I started to hear something back in the woods, but a good ways off, then silence again. Now the sun has just gone down and I have maybe 20 minutes of decent shooting light left, I do one soft cold doe bleat, figuring what the hack there is so little time, may as well give it a shot. Well now I am down to about 10 minutes of good light and slowly stand to stretch a little before the final 10 minutes before the walk out. I caught some movement to my right and see it is a doe walking from my right to my left, I freeze and when she puts her head down I pick up my bow and drop slowly to one knee. I look and she is out of my right hand shooting lane, but getting ready to enter my left hand lane, there is a tree between me and her so I come to a full draw, she enters the lane broadside at about 20-22 yards, I settle the pin on her shoulder, give a bleat with my mouth, she freezes, I release, she drops a little and the arrow strikes her a little high and forward, she dropped like a ton of lead bricks!! WOOOOOHHHHOOOOOOO!!!!! I think silently as I nock another arrow, because the first one is sticking straight up into air, with from what I could tell only about 6 inches in her, yet she never moved, well I set the bow down and lite a long awaited cigarrete to start waiting, I had only taken a few draws when I saw movement again to my right!! I think "No way" another one enters my right shooting lane, when I dropped the cigarette she went to full alert, but then calmed down and started to feed again, I leaned forward to grab the bow, she was at about 15-18 yards broadside and as I stood and started to draw on her she bolted!!! Oh well I already have one down and out and considering I had to come to work today one is enough for now. I finished the cigarette and picked up my bow and slowly walked towards her, I noticed her breathing a little yet no movement at all, I eased up to within 10 feet and put one more through the boiler room and all was well. I walked back to my stand, got my stuff and walked back to the truck, drove home, less than 1/4 mile, got the twins and brought them back with me to get the deer. When we got to her I figured out why she had gone down so hard, when the spitfire had hit a little high and forward it had angled off the shoulder blade and busted through her spine right above the shoulder blades!!! Man those spitfires knock one heck of a hole in them and shatterered the vertabrae!

The twins were pumped, we knelt beside her and all three of us layed our hands on her head and thanked God for his gift of her to us. I was glad I had brought them to help the old man because I had forgotten my hand truck that I use to get them in the bed of the truck. Man she was a load, she dressed at about 120. This was the first time the twins had seen a fresh kill and I wanted to take them through the whole process, we loaded her, took her to the checking station which is only a mile away, checked her, brought her back home to the back shed. I showed them step by step how to hang the deer, field dress it and skin it. They loved it, they wanted to know what everything they saw was. Just for those who might say something in regards to me not field dressing her right away, it was less than an hour from the time I hit the release till I was hanging her to field dress her and I have always found it a lot easier and neater to field dress one as I am hanging them. I was amazed at the amount of fat she had on her considering how bad the drought was in my area this year. This coming Monday is opening day of black powder so maybe I will get my first black powder kill this year also.

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Old 11-02-2002, 11:37 AM
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Taz-
Congratulations on your first bow kill!! Sounds like you had a great evening on stand....and with the kids.

Good luck with the smokepole....
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Old 11-02-2002, 11:57 AM
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AWESOME I am so glad you finally got it
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Old 11-02-2002, 01:18 PM
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Congrats TAZ!!!! Way to go on that first Bow kill.
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Old 11-02-2002, 02:36 PM
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Man it sounded so easy, didn't it!?

Congratulations, it is always nice to draw "first blood"!

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Old 11-02-2002, 02:42 PM
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that is sooo cool..and to have the girls there when daddy got it out was the best...don't know if i am more proud of you or the girls
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Old 11-02-2002, 02:53 PM
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Taz congradulations on the kill. I don't blame you for gutting a home I do it myself when I know I can get them checked in and home quick it is alot cleaner and easier with em hangin good job.
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Old 11-02-2002, 03:46 PM
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Congratulations. The dam has broken; you'll have to beat back the deer with a stick now. I guess you were wearing your necklace?

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Old 11-02-2002, 03:48 PM
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You know it is funny, all the deer I have killed, and yet I am on cloud nine over a doe! This is to me, my hardest won battle and one I will cherish. I have a feeling that things will come easier now that I am over the hump.

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Old 11-02-2002, 04:05 PM
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congrats taz!
i always try to take my son when it is possible it is really neat to here all the questions and they are proud of the old man and cannot wait till he can hunt for himself.

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