First bowkill

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by CRFmxracer, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. CRFmxracer

    CRFmxracer 10 pointer

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    5AC15B48-5348-4B97-910E-3EB06378CAC8.jpeg Finally got my first bowkill. I’ve bowhunt Ed since 2009 but Since my family besides me isn’t much on deer meat I’ve never had a reason to shoot does, and I haven’t had an opportunity with a bow on a mature buck. This year, living on my own and trying to save money on groceries, on top of having the worst deer season in years(which I think having too many does contributed to) I decided to try for a late season doe. Took off Thursday through Monday. Hunted Thursday and saw 5 does but none were in range. Yesterday, no luck in the morning, but in the afternoon about 4pm had 3 come out feeding in a cut corn field. After about half an hour, 3 more came out and bee lined towards some corn I poured out the day before. As they walked up to the corn I drew back, but they all settled on the corn pile 3 in a row so I didn’t have a clean shot without risking a pass through into another deer. After being drawn for over a minute, the closest doe after staring me down put her head back down and I let down my draw. The other 3 in the meantime had come closer, and one stepped on a twig spooking causing all 6 to spook and run off a short distance. After 5 minutes or so, they calmed down and 1 of the closer does came back into the corn at 25yds. I drew back and sent a ramcat behind the shoulder. She ran 60 yds and piled up. After the shot I sat down and started shaking as if I had just shot a bruiser buck. I now see what the hype about bow hunting is.
     
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  2. congrats,deer with a bow are harder.Survivors are even harder,at end of season lol
     
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  3. muddhunter

    muddhunter 12 pointer

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    Congrats man! I love it! I'll be back at it tomorrow and Monday trying to top off freezer. Post a pic. I love a doe pic in the late season.
     
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  4. CRFmxracer

    CRFmxracer 10 pointer

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    Working on it. Screenshots of original it’s saying are still too big
     
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  5. Grago

    Grago 8 pointer

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    Congratulations
     
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  6. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Yeehaw!! Congrats!
     
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  7. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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    Congrats !!! That shaking AFTER the shot is what it's all about ! Well done !
     
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  8. rlb165

    rlb165 10 pointer

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    Congratulations!!
     
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  9. turkeyfan

    turkeyfan 12 pointer

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    Fantastic man loved the story leading up to today. Congrats on the first with many more to come.
     
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  10. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    Congrats. Good stuff.
     
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  11. jblack1

    jblack1 10 pointer

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    The day that I don't shake after the shot...
    That's the day I quit hunting
     
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  12. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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  13. RLWEBB

    RLWEBB 12 pointer

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    Good job man! Wanting to see pics bad.
     
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  14. Buckkillr

    Buckkillr Fawn

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    Nice job! That's a big hump to get over, I know it took me several seasons to get everything figured out. So many things that can go wrong with getting a shot off but not this time for you. Good job
     
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  15. luvtohunt

    luvtohunt 10 pointer

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    I love the shake. Buck or doe it doesn’t matter. Any deer is a trophy and that shake is ur soul telling you that man!! Congrats on the harvest!!
     
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