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First Kill of the Season

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by Quigley, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Quigley

    Quigley Elite Member

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    I already posted this in another thread but I figured I would give it its own topic.

    I was deer hunting on the first day of bow season with my newly purchased Parker Bushwacker Crossbow. I got to my stand, which is in the middle of the woods facing a swamp bottom, at 3pm so that I would have time to remove my rifle rest before letting things start to settle down. I was unsure of the wrench size needed so I brought an adjustable wrench and a pair of pliers. The rifle rest took about 30mins to get off because I was trying to be quiet and the adjustable wrench kept loosening. I finally got it off and situated out of the way. By the time I got the crossbow up into the tree stand and a bolt loaded it was 3:45. The woods just began to quiet back down when I herd something coming through the swamp about 50 yards to my left. When I first caught sight of her I got a bit excited because I knew that a Bobcat had not been seen on this property in 10 years. She acted as though she was going to stay in the thick stuff off to my left and I figured that I was not going to get a shot at her. All of a sudden she seemed to catch wind of something and turned and made a be line toward my stand. When she got in a clearing 20 yards out I growled at her. She stopped looked right at me and I pulled the trigger. The arrow caught her right above the shoulder which made her do a back flip. She took off through the woods and smashed head first into a tree where she died. I am guessing she caught wind of the raccoon urine, put on my boots for cover scent, which is why she headed for me, but who knows.

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  2. jjsobba

    jjsobba

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    That is a good way to start the season. Congrats!!!
     
  3. crash700

    crash700

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    Good looking cat, would make a great mount.
     
  4. I wish there was something in your picture so we could get an idea of size.
     
  5. Quigley

    Quigley Elite Member

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    Thank you crash. I would love to get it mounted but the money is just not there so I am getting a rug made out of it.
     
  6. Quigley

    Quigley Elite Member

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    Adjuster,

    It weighed 25lbs. It was not a huge bobcat but it was decent size.
     
  7. Cool, nice shooting.
     
  8. Kegs

    Kegs Ol 8 fingers ;)

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    Cold side of conus
  9. Quigley

    Quigley Elite Member

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    Thank you.
     
  10. Quigley

    Quigley Elite Member

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    I am using it to supplement the local ecosystem.