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My first of the year!

Old 10-19-2008, 10:00 PM
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I was able to harvest my first deer of the season with my trusty horton legend xt175 on wednesday the 15th. I had hip surgery on September 23rd so my mobility this year is non exhistant atleast for a few weeks. I built myself a ground blind out of haybails over looking a 1/2acre plot of throw and grow. Since my mobility is lacking i've been hunting off my john deere gator.I've been throwing some camo burlap over thefront that along with the haybails hid me great. I had seen this doe along with a fawn 2 other times this year both times she was within 20yd but did not offer a shot. Finally wednesday night she came up the same trail as before I saw where she was going to enter the plot so i took my rangefinder gave it a quick click 25yd. I prepared myself and waited. She stopped right at the mark i ranged slightly quartering into me but still a good shot. I decided to try to drive it through the nearside shoulder. At the shot she did a slight twist and I caught her in the spine. Not exactaly the shot I was hoping for but it worked. I had to administer a finishing shot and than it was all over. Shes a very large doe and I couldn't be happier. Now for some horns! I have to give some props to the rage broadheads also. Worked like a champ for the 2nd year in a row the damage they make impresses me alot!

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Old 10-20-2008, 06:17 AM
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Congratulations! Good clean shot too! How far did she run?

Edit:sorry I misunderstood. It dropped on the shot?
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:45 AM
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Congrats! That's a big doe.
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:14 AM
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Great Doe!................Congrat's
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:16 AM
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Nice job!! I've spined one and I sure don't hesitate in sending another arrow down range. Way to get it done!
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Old 10-20-2008, 03:15 PM
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As of right now you are one up on me pal. Nice going and a great shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-20-2008, 03:55 PM
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That is a big doe
Glad you were able to get out and hunt
Good luck with the recovery
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:15 PM
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That is a huge doe ,did you weigh her by any chance ?
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:49 PM
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Looking good!! If I remember right, you do a pretty good job of putting them down every year! Congrats!
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:41 PM
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nice doe man, i hope you get better from ure surgery. ure one up on me[:'(]
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