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Old 04-14-2009, 03:13 AM
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how many seasons did it take to get your first bow kill? This will be fourth and am still looking for that that first kill...I always shoot 3d ranges throughout the summer and shoot very good just havent had everything fall into place while in the treestand
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:39 AM
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I took my first deer on my 2nd season at the age of 15
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:02 AM
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Took about 6 years i believe. Started bowhunting at 15 and took my first archery deerat 21.
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:11 AM
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It took me about 90 minutes worth of bowhunting to stick my first deer. On the next three hunts, I scored on two more deer and a hog. I'd had four hunts totaling less than 10 hours in the woods and had four animals down to show for it. It was more than enough to totally hook me on bow hunting.

That said... my ability as a hunter (or lack there of) had next to nothing to do with my success. I was hunting a target rich environment on management doe and hog hunts. The property's caretaker told me exactly where to go and what to look for. All I did was follow directions, hold still and make the shot.
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:34 AM
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Took 3 days after i started bow hunting
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:57 AM
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It only took one year. I started when I was 14 years old. I was shooting a Martin Jaguar. That year I took a mule deer doe. and a cow elk.

Having never hunted whitetail before. When I got stationed in Michigan I was excited! My first season I did not shoot a deer. I could have but chose to pass on immature deer. Last season I took my first Whitetail. a 100" 4x4!
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:24 AM
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the first year with a bow in hand i put down a fat doe and a nice 8pt
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:32 AM
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Are killing OR tagging different options?

It took me a few years to "tag" a deer, but I killed a 2 deer & a bear the first year hunting (found them a few days too late).
To top it off it was all in the same weekend (a story for another time)...[X(]

I almost gave up the archery sport, due to my foolish/uneducated/inexperienced ways!
Now that I've matured into an archery tagging machine, I know longer take risky shots and give the animal more time to die before bumping them into oblivion...

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Old 04-14-2009, 07:45 AM
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I score in my 1st year of bowhunting. Of course I had "deer" hunted for decades prior, only the weapon was different.
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:36 AM
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Still waiting...this will be my 3rd year. I had a chance last year at a very small 4 pointer, but passed on the shot.
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