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Old 11-27-2008, 07:15 PM
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Well...it is no buck like Washington got...but this doe will do the trick.

No big story, but here it is. Headed out this morning with Dad for our Thanksgiving hunt this morning. Things were really slow all morning...didn't see a thing all morning. About 8:30 I here a noise behind me...the same direction I was looking moments before. I turn my head and there are 3 does heading my way and were about 20 yards away and heading to my downwind side trail. There was very little cover in this area so I was taking my time getting my bow. My target was the third in the line, she was the nicest one and was trailing behind about 10 yards from the other 2. The first 2 got straight down wind and I thought I was done. I did have some fresh deer pee out. They stopped and started looking around...but in the wrong direction. All 3 of them...I am starting to think they were brain dead or something. Since they were all looking at something that didn't exist I took my opportunity to get my bow and get ready. After they thought the coast was clear...they started walking again. When the third doe got close to where I could shoot...I drew back and put my pin on her and followed her. She hit the down wind spot the other 2 were in and she stopped...10 yards away. I settled and let loose of the arrow. The mighty Mathews threw down a thunderbolt on this poor deer. She had no idea what hit her. She kicked, turned and ran about 20 yards and stopped, turned and started stomping at me like I missed her, all the while I can see the blood running out of her. About 10 second later I could see her legs getting a little wobbly. Then she did her death run, which consisted of a 10 yard diameter circle that she ran in until she went down. About a minute later I recieved a text from my dad saying.."3 does from north". To which I responded...DOE DOWN!!! That is 2 for the year and prior to this it was 04 when I shot my last deer. So I am having a great year.

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Old 11-27-2008, 07:18 PM
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:32 PM
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Nice doe! Hope my son takes his first '08 deer in the morning.
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:34 PM
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Congrats IBM...hope you made it to the dinner table in time.
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:49 PM
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awesome man congrats
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:50 PM
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IBM...hope you made it to the dinner table in time.
You know he made it to the dinner table on time. Look how he dressed, he wore his Thanksgiving Day chinos to the woods. LOL Nice doe Il bow.
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Old 11-27-2008, 08:12 PM
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Awesome! Nothing like good ol' Illinois doe backstraps!!
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Old 11-27-2008, 08:14 PM
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Great job, congratulations
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Old 11-27-2008, 08:26 PM
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good sized doe! congrats!
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Old 11-27-2008, 08:50 PM
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Congratulation's!!! A Thanksgiving deer, you can't beat that!!
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