GUN Took my first buck with a bow on Thursday

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  1. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I spent Wednesday through Sunday @ the ranch with my Dad and B-I-L.
    Our strategy this year has been spot and stalk. Saw this buck in a pipeline from about 300yds away and went to him. I found a path leading to the pipeline 100yds. downwind from him. My dad went up wind about the same distance. When I got to the end of my trail I peaked around the corner and saw the buck trotting my way. I laid down my quiver and rangefinder and drew back. It was perfect, he stopped 25yds from me quartering away and looked back behind him. Release, hit a little high, but he dropped like a rock. Never ran a step. It did take him a little bit to die, but it was much faster than most bow kills I've witnessed. Aged the deer at 9+. Second deer I've killed off this ranch that was close to, or over, 10yrs.

    Bow: Mathews Legacy
    Broadhead: 100gr Thunderhead

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    I also shot a pig on Halloween right at dark. I was sitting on a 30ft sand pile made from digging a new pond. I wanted to shoot the piglets she had with her, but someone setting out their duck decoys 1000yds away shot a shotgun for no reason and scared them off. Barely got the shot on the 80lb sow.

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    .....and While I'm whoring pics this was our costume Saturday night:rofl:
    My parents, sister and BIL, me and the wife.

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    cliffs: Killed shit :naughty:
     
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    Hardcore :cool:

    Can I come over for BBQ?
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I keep the meat on ice for 5 or 6 days to bleed it out. Then I take it to a guy here in town that de-bones, cuts into steaks, runs it through a tenderizer twice, and packages it for me. Should be ready in about a week and a half. :yum:
     
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    Nice looking buck. Congrats.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    He's not huge. But under the circumstances I couldn't pass on it. Stalking, no corn, with a bow is a big item to check off my list.

    I almost did it again the next day with a long bow. I second guessed myself (about not having any tags for the rest of the season) and didn't take the shot on a very big 6 point running a doe.
     
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    Driving directions to Edna, TX
    351 mi – about 5 hours 45 mins

    Damn that's far. :wtc:
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Texas is big, man. It might be closer to find some national forest and get your own meat. :cool:
     
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    I don't know what to do with it after I kill it though. :hs:
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I guess I could do an EDU. I'll need to take step by step pics next time I kill something.

    You'll need the following:

    Single Tree
    Sharp knife
    Bone Saw
    Ice Chest
     
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    mattsb2000 OT Supporter

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    This would be awesome.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Actually, just go to youtube and search "clean a deer" or "process a deer". There are tons of videos. Everyone does it a little different, but as long as you end up with most of the meat in your cooler you've done a good job.
     
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    :cool:

    Can you take a whole deer to the butcher and have them do it?
     
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    I'll be honest, I don't have the balls to do that. :hs:
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I ate half a sandwich after cleaning that hog before I realized I hadn't washed my hands with soap yet :noes:
     
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    What are you going to make out of the pig?
     
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    Nice Cous.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I'll keep the backstrap and tenderloins for grilling. Everything else will be cut into small thin steaks.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I killed them wearing a Larue hat:run:
     
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    Sounds awesome. :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
     
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    I took a large doe (and my first deer ever) during our early gun hunt a month back. It happened so quickly, within 30 seconds between spotting them running towards my stand and getting the shot off. She dropped about 20 yrds afterwards, while my heart was racing for the rest of the afternoon.

    Now I can't wait for the regular season opener so I can take a buck. (our unit has an "earn a buck" regulation, so you have to take an anterless first)

    That's a nice mature buck. Thick rack, that's for sure!
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Multiply that feeling by 1000 when you get one with a bow :kdubbd:
     
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    nothing like killing a deer with a bow.







    until you start varmit hunting with a bow. I have killed a 2 bobcats, many a fox and coons and 2 yotes with my bow


    ohh and congrats and the costumes are great
     
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    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    More of Mary Ann, STAT.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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