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Old 10-01-2016, 08:31 PM
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A bowie knife.

I came home from overseas and bought my first bow in 2009. I was also shopping for a Jeep. That same day I went hunting for the first time with my brother-in-law and near dark I had a phone call from the dealership. I had to pee so I went ahead and got down from the stand. While peeing and talking on the phone, 5 bucks walk up. I threw the phone, picked up my bow, and shot a 6 pointer in the now dark. It fell right where it stood and I though that meant I did the right thing. About 10 minutes later when my BIL came to my area, the buck got up and headed straight for the huge drop-off of a holler.

All 3 of us wrestled down that hill for about 10 minutes until my BIL finally got a good hold on him and I ended the suffering with his knife.

Noone ever believes it, but that was my first hunt. The next 2 times I went I also harvested nice deer. Since, I haven't got a deer in 4+ years.
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Old 10-02-2016, 02:21 AM
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Savage 111 in 30-06. A nice doe made the mistake of stepping out of the woods below a pond dam. I was sitting above the valley.
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Old 10-02-2016, 05:06 AM
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a Proline youth bow we bought at a yard sale for $20.
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Old 10-02-2016, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by fretracer
A bowie knife.
BS. You said you shot it with a bow. Lots of us on the forum have used a knife to finish the job but make no mistake that deer was tagged with an archery tag wasn't it?
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Old 10-02-2016, 06:45 AM
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They didnt stipulate that it had be legal. They said first. If you are close enough for a bow a cci mini mag will work too.

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Old 10-02-2016, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by flags
BS. You said you shot it with a bow. Lots of us on the forum have used a knife to finish the job but make no mistake that deer was tagged with an archery tag wasn't it?
This always makes me wonder. Technically... finishing a deer with a knife is illegal in many places. But most of us have done it...
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Old 10-02-2016, 03:56 PM
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A borrowed Mod 94, doe @
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Old 10-03-2016, 06:33 AM
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An Emil Ketner Mauser in 9X57 from a tree stand. I was an adult at the time, the deer was an eight point buck.
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Old 10-03-2016, 06:05 PM
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With a 12 gauge shotgun with double 0 buckshot in GA. Little basket rack 5 point. The funny thing was when my brother threw him over his shoulder crap flowed out of where one of the pellets went in the gut and all over his shoulder...haha
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Old 10-11-2016, 03:58 AM
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I hunted for 10 years without being successful. Took my first deer at dusk with a Horton Steel Force crossbow. The shot was about 30 yds, downhill in the last moments of visibility. Scrawny Doe ran about 100 yds before she tumbled up. I will always remember that hunt.
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