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Old 02-05-2002, 02:10 PM
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My name is matthew alwine and i am fourteen years old. This is the
story of opening day of my first bow season. I was hunting in NE
Washington above Kettle Falls with my bow instuctor and neighbor
Kathryn Burnell. At about 1:00 PM on the 1st of September, I climbed into my stand which
was on the edge of an alfalfa field in a big locus tree overlooking two
apple trees. At about 4:45 PM a doe came into the alfalfa field
followed by two small bucks. About half an hour passed untill a 4x4
and a 5x5 ran into the center of the field but remained out of range..
While I was watching the two big bucks a small two point came over
and began eating an apple under my stand. All the sudden it lifted it's
head looked right at me and began to sniff the air. I had soaked myself in
scent killer but obveously it was not enough. He began to snort and one
by one every deer left the field.

I thought that the little buck had ruined my hunt for sure but within fifteen minutes all the deer and a
few extras were back in the field. About 5:45 a small 4x4 started working
his way toward the apple trees. I stood up and prepared to shoot.I
have shot 5 deer with a rifle but I had never in my life have I shaken
so bad, it was so intense that I was surprised he could not here my knees
cracking together. At about twenty yards it stopped to eat an apple. I
drew my bow set the twenty yard pin and released. My shot fell short
under its belly. The buck walked off about ten yards then came back
and started to sniff my arrow. I could not believe it came back in range.
I drew my bow again and set my twenty five yard pin just behind its
shoulder. I released my arrow and it flew right over its back. This
time the buck spooked and ran about sixty yards away and began to
brouse. I could not believe i had missed the same deer twice. I was so
depressed i thought about leaving my stand and quitting bow hunting
all together. Just as things seamed about hopeles for my bow hunting
career i heard some leaves rustle behind me. I slowly turned my head
to see what I though was a nice 3x4 coming up a draw. It stopped
broad side at about eighteen yards. Knowing this might be my last
chance before dark I took a few deep breaths to try and calm myself. I
drew my bow, set my twenty yard pin just behind its front shoulder, released the arrow
and immediatly saw blood pour down the deers side. It ran about
sixty yards and dropped. I got out of my stand in record time and when i
got to my deer it turned out to be i nice 4x4 my biggest buck yet and
first deer with a bow.

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Old 02-05-2002, 02:43 PM
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congrats on the 4x4 and welcome to bow hunting its just isn't it
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Old 02-05-2002, 02:44 PM
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Good story pup..Brings back memories of my first bow kill. Congrats on the buck and welcome to bowhunting...Your now hooked!
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Old 02-05-2002, 02:55 PM
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Congrates,some days you just never know how them deer are thinking
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Old 02-05-2002, 03:04 PM
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Congrats on your first deer with a bow.<img src=icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Old 02-05-2002, 03:05 PM
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Great story - you are now officially hooked! Congrats on the buck too!
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Old 02-05-2002, 04:03 PM
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Congrats on your buck.
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Old 02-05-2002, 04:12 PM
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Good story! Congrats on the buck...

We all miss. The important thing is to learn from your mistakes.
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Old 02-05-2002, 04:28 PM
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Congrats on the buck pup!<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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