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Old 10-29-2008, 07:55 AM
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It took me 2.5 years but it was worth the wait!!! Keep at it!!
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:57 AM
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It took a few years of walking thru the woods in work boots and blue jeans and building crappy homemade stands before my 40lb Ben Pearson and I connected.
That was about 1974 and there really wasn't many of us out there except I****he indian and Mr. Hill.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:17 AM
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no on the first he got behind a tree and when i went to let my draw down i tripped the release a d shot over him. The second was a perfect quarter away with nothing in the way i got buck fever and was shaking to much

Are you forcing the shot? Be patent and it will come. Use the wind as your ally not your enemy.
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:11 PM
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first deer was a small buck... third time out in the first season i ever hunted.
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:18 PM
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I started bowhunting in 2005. That year I shot a 90 something inch 8 pointer on the second day of the bowseason. in 2006 a few weeks into the season a 130ish 9 pointer came that i shot at. it got away. last year i hunted all bowseason and did not see a buck and this year three weeks into bowseason i got a 135" 9 pointer. I have not taken a doe while bowhunting yet. Here in texas, during bowseason (bow only is the month of oct.) when there are does, that more than likely means she has a fawn or two with her. I'm just not going to do that. I did miss a doe when my arrow deflected off ofa tree limb a couple of years ago in late december.
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:23 PM
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I got a doe my first year, a doe my second, a spike my third, a doe and a six my fourth, ......
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:28 PM
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Got a deer my first year rifle hunting and 2nd year bowhunting.

I doesn't sound like your "doomed' as it sounds like you have just made some mistakes.

Youneed to calm downand get the job done the next time you have an opportunity.
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:21 PM
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It took me about an hour with my bow to get a doe and about 3 times in the stand with a rifle.
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:34 PM
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It was my 2nd year of bowhunting. Then I went 6 years until another. then I stuck 1 for the next 7 years.Now I'm good for at least 1 a year.

This guy that hunts with me is on his 26th year of bowhunting and 0 deer. He has only drawn his bow twice. Now that's a run of crap luck. Of course he doesn't take to seriously. He reads in the stands and has no scent control. So basically you get out what you put in.
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:09 PM
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3 or 4 years it took me. I used to drive out to very heavily hunted public lands when I wasa teenager...most of the time I saw nothing and didn't know how to hunt. Then my friend offered to take me out on his farm on public land when I was 19-20...I killed two bucks that day, a 3 pointer and a 5 pointer. It was well worth the wait and I believe the long wait has helped me to become a better hunter. I appreciate just seeing one deer on a sit.

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