Virginia Archery Deer

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  1. TScottW99

    TScottW99 NRA Life Member

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    Month late but I finally got out for "my" first day of bow season. Worked off at 3:00 a.m. and met my hunting buddy at Waffle House for an early breakfast. Then drove to meet two more friends for a morning hunt. Plan was to have two friends hunt low, one the shooter one running the video camera; I was to hunt the western finger ridge and my other bud was to hunt the south ridge.

    Wind was blowing and swirling pretty darn good all morning. Thank goodnes for BTD cover scent. I'm a believer in this stuff. First deer was a four pointer at 7:40 a.m. at 10 yards broadside. This deer is 1 1/2 years old with a very high rack and palmated forks. Can't wait to see him in a couple of years. My buddies down the hill filming for a show got at least 10 minutes of the same deer on video.

    Radio check at 8:30 a.m. the friends filming informed me they had seen the same buck and also had three does come in, the shooter shot and the doe ducked the string. Watching the video afterwards it's hard to believe how far she dropped. My other buddy never saw the first deer.

    At 9:05 a.m. I had three does and a button buck walk in and started to eat acorns at about 20-30 yards. The two smaller deer came in under my stand and decided to take a nap. One of the older does feed up behind me and stopped broadside at 20 yards. I nailed her, my first bow kill in 13 years. Just got back into bow hunting last year, it's nice to be back

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    NIce deer and nice toget one after a 13yrs hiatus ;)
     

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    Michigun live free or die

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    Good deal TScottW99 & it looks like VERY good arrow placement! ^c
     
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    Good job ;c
     
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    nice kill,

    what kind of bow and broadheads were you using?
     
  6. TScottW99

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    Thanks!

    I'm shooting a Parker Ez-Draw 33" bow. It has less of a harsh cam to make a smoother draw (no hump, I have a bum shoulder) Has helped my shooting alot! As for broadheads, I switched to the Muzzy 100 grain 4 blade heads last year when I bought this bow matched to Carbon Express arrows. I was told these heads did a good job but still worried. They did an excellent job on this doe.

    Bow Link... http://www.parkerbows.com/ezdraw33.html
     
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    Congrats! Most excellent and good for you too!:cool:
     
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    Good job! I'm itchin' for BP season to open up in a couple of weeks!
     
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    Good shot man, glad to see someone else in my state that enjoys bow hunting like I do. Just got back from the war and look forward into getting back in the woods and not the sand. The season has already started, and I need to get out asking farmers for permission again... Plan on taking my son squirrel hunting for the first time this year with his 20 ga. I got him two years ago. Anyhow, great job man and nice pic.
     
  10. TScottW99

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    Welcome back Boatguy and thanks for your service! You Navy?
     
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    Yea, I'm Navy, SpecWar been in for 17 yrs. and with Team 20,,, Special Boat Team TWENTY at Little Creek.
     
  12. TScottW99

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    Figured if you were USN you were Special Boat's with the name. I was a Seabee, spent some time with some Special Boat's over in Sasebo Japan.
     
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    Yea, then you were working with SBT-12 out of Cali.