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Old 01-08-2009, 01:56 PM
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The first deer I ever shot, a buck, I killed from 1-2 yards...almost straight down(bad bad decision on my part). I've killed several other deer at 10 yards or less which makes me very happy as compared to long range shots.
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Old 01-08-2009, 02:10 PM
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7 yards on a doe (from the ground) and a buck at 8 yards.
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Old 01-08-2009, 02:23 PM
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The Buck I killed this year was at 10 yards, 2 other deer in the past I have killed at about 12 yards. I also killed a Doe with the shotgun from 12 feet away 2 years ago!
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Old 01-08-2009, 02:43 PM
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Deer, 3 yards.

I once tried a finishing shot on a woodchuck. I walked up to the angry but mostly immobile critter, drew my bow and shot down at him from about a foot away.

It was summer. I was wearing a lightweight t-shirt. My bow was 44" axle to axle. ....I just about gave myself a field masectomy.
Dang that hurt.

I had the most awesome bruise that I couldn't show anyone. [:-]

Holy smokes!! [:-] That brought a tear to my eye! I've been around archery for quite a while and have witnessed this occurrence a couple of times. Usually it happens to women that are relatively new to archery and hopefully it is a lifetime learning experience! Ya gotta feel bad for them when it happens.

Anyway, I've shot deer at 3 or 4 yards before.
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Old 01-08-2009, 02:48 PM
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13 yds
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Old 01-08-2009, 02:49 PM
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rabbit at 5 yds
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Old 01-08-2009, 02:49 PM
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My last 3 bucks were all less than 10 yards.
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:01 PM
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doe@8yards on ground. was sitting on a ridge when she came running up, stopped, i released, she jumped the string and i caught her in the neck. she went about 250y. tracked her in the pitchblack with a mini maglite that was dying.
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:37 PM
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ORIGINAL: txjourneyman

My first deer. A doe at seven yards with me on the ground.
Mine was almost the exact same.. My first bowkill, a doe at 7 yards.. butfrom a tree stand
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:38 PM
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My first archery doe was 8 feet from the base of my tree. I was 14 feet up in the air. Whatever the math on that is [8D]
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