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Early season harvest

Old 10-05-2012, 12:18 AM
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Default Early season harvest

Was out enjoying the weather on Tuesday in SE Ohio:

Less than 30 min after I got out this youngster came along:

After closer examination, I decided to pass. Was a pretty young and small deer. (not to mention dumb)

So 45 minutes later a buck appears and happens to come to within 15 yards of my stand. Not a huge buck, but since I only have 4 - 5 days of hunting a year, I decide to go for it:

I knew that I hit it good, it stumbled 50 yards and fell over within sight. That was about the fastest kill I've ever gotten from my x-bow. The deer was down within 10 seconds of the hit. I was using a Horton Brotherhood with 100 grain Slick Trick Magnums. The arrow cut the aorta and exited behind the front shoulder. No blood trail necessary, but there was a blood trail about as big as I've ever seen.

On a side note, this is the first year I've hunted with the Horton Brotherhood. I have an older Horton that I've used for many years, though. The Brotherhood is very accurate, fast and hard-hitting. Only criticism is that it is pretty heavy and fairly loud. But it got the job done!
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:22 AM
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congrats. cool he didn't make it far...
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:10 PM
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Congrats on yer nice deer
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:58 PM
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Congrats nice deer brother!
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