First Archery Deer

A general discussion area for turkey hunters.
Post Reply
User avatar
davisd9
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 1251
Joined: June 28th, 2012, 10:15 am
Location: South Carolina

First Archery Deer

Post by davisd9 » November 23rd, 2020, 9:23 am

My good buddy of mine as been after me to get into bow hunting. I have almost done it a few times the last couple years but just never did. He said it was the closet to our beloved turkey hunting you could get with deer. Another good buddy gifted me a bow mid September. It was an older Browning. I practiced a good bit and one evening the string broke and it was not worth fixing. I went bought a mid grade Bear bow package and got to practicing.

I have had 3 bucks in range this year but light conditions and trash stopped the shot. Last Friday eve I had a big 10 point at 30 yards but in trash with no shot. His 6th scent kicked in and I watched him stroll off into my dreams. Kind of glad he was not my first with a bow as he would be hard to top.

Any way Saturday morning I got in the stand and had a buck come out around 7:00 am. He has in range but not my lane. After about 10-15 minutes of an agonizing wait and he stepped in my lane. I drew back and got caught at full draw. Had to hold in awkward position for what felt like a hour but was probably 10 seconds or so. He dropped his head so I put it on him and squeezed release. Well I shot him high but he dropped. It hit the spine so he could not go anywhere. I knocked another arrow and got a second shot where I hit the heart, he died quickly after that. Very proud of this deer and cannot wait to continue bow hunting them. Was a true rush and made me feel like that rookie all over again. Was a great hunt all the way around as the woods were alive. Heard wood ducks flying to the river, birds were singing their song, squirrels were doing their thing, turkeys were calling, and even heard a couple gobbles.

Now that I have killed a couple bucks,one with my middle son and this one, I am going to focus on a couple bigger deer I have on camera. Pressure is off with the bow so I am going to enjoy the season. Been hearing and seeing turkeys pretty regular as well so I always have them to get a smile from and hogs are showing up pretty regularly so I may can get a shot on one of them

Image

User avatar
paboxcall
Posts: 363
Joined: February 16th, 2013, 7:16 pm

Re: First Archery Deer

Post by paboxcall » November 23rd, 2020, 9:52 am

Congrats! Wow - he's got some dark color to him.
"Sit down wrong, and you're beat."
Jim Spencer

User avatar
Hognutz
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 6450
Joined: June 28th, 2011, 5:29 pm
Location: S.E. Wisconsin. Global Flatulater

Re: First Archery Deer

Post by Hognutz » November 23rd, 2020, 10:30 am

Congratulations! Very nice buck!!
May I assume you're not here to inquire about the alcohol or the tobacco?
I am the man from Nantucket.
“Leave the gun, take the cannoli” -Clemensa
When attacked by a group of clowns...Go for the Juggler!!

Hobbes_mobile
Posts: 726
Joined: April 23rd, 2019, 11:18 am

Re: First Archery Deer

Post by Hobbes_mobile » November 23rd, 2020, 12:47 pm

Congrats!

Swampstalk
Posts: 168
Joined: November 16th, 2018, 3:48 pm
Location: Palmetto Bay, Florida

Re: First Archery Deer

Post by Swampstalk » November 23rd, 2020, 2:27 pm

Awesome to get that first one. Congratulations! Back in September, after many years hunting deer with ML and rifle I purchased a crossbow and took a mature 8 point at 7 yards within an hour of sitting up. As I'm a older geezer with a bum shoulder I have a state disabled cross bow permit. Really like this thing.

Enjoy this new alternative!
Don

spider316
Posts: 550
Joined: March 24th, 2017, 9:44 am

Re: First Archery Deer

Post by spider316 » November 23rd, 2020, 2:57 pm

Congrats, as said, really dark coloration.

User avatar
Hognutz
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 6450
Joined: June 28th, 2011, 5:29 pm
Location: S.E. Wisconsin. Global Flatulater

Re: First Archery Deer

Post by Hognutz » November 23rd, 2020, 3:06 pm

spider316 wrote:
November 23rd, 2020, 2:57 pm
Congrats, as said, really dark coloration.
I think that's face camo!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
May I assume you're not here to inquire about the alcohol or the tobacco?
I am the man from Nantucket.
“Leave the gun, take the cannoli” -Clemensa
When attacked by a group of clowns...Go for the Juggler!!

User avatar
Turkinator
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 2089
Joined: May 13th, 2013, 6:25 pm
Location: southern onio

Re: First Archery Deer

Post by Turkinator » November 23rd, 2020, 4:33 pm

Congratulations!!!! You’re off to an awesome start!!!!!

User avatar
guesswho
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 4560
Joined: July 11th, 2011, 7:50 pm
Location: Bumpass VA, moving to Fuget KY

Re: First Archery Deer

Post by guesswho » November 23rd, 2020, 5:10 pm

Well done, and congrats.

I hope you get multiple chances at the hogs.
Double Naught Spy!
RCD's Owner----------------Badonka Deke Prostaff
MoHo's Prostaff-------------Lighter Than HTL Shooter
The Storm Whistle Prostaff

User avatar
soiltester
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 2557
Joined: March 31st, 2015, 8:04 am
Location: Gaffney SC

Re: First Archery Deer

Post by soiltester » November 23rd, 2020, 6:47 pm

Congrats and continue to pursue other critters on yer' list :thumbup:
ever wonder where the white goes when the snow melts??

User avatar
hoobilly
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 9309
Joined: August 15th, 2011, 10:15 pm
Location: Argos Indiana

Re: First Archery Deer

Post by hoobilly » November 24th, 2020, 8:15 am

Dandy buck! I love how hunting but due to my right eye messed up I’m using a crossbow.
“Ego is the anesthesia to dull the pain of stupidity”
Spoken by someone smarter than I

User avatar
davisd9
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 1251
Joined: June 28th, 2012, 10:15 am
Location: South Carolina

Re: First Archery Deer

Post by davisd9 » November 24th, 2020, 8:52 am

Hognutz wrote:
November 23rd, 2020, 3:06 pm
spider316 wrote:
November 23rd, 2020, 2:57 pm
Congrats, as said, really dark coloration.
I think that's face camo!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Batman look. :)

User avatar
davisd9
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 1251
Joined: June 28th, 2012, 10:15 am
Location: South Carolina

Re: First Archery Deer

Post by davisd9 » November 24th, 2020, 8:53 am

Thanks everyone!

User avatar
Hognutz
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 6450
Joined: June 28th, 2011, 5:29 pm
Location: S.E. Wisconsin. Global Flatulater

Re: First Archery Deer

Post by Hognutz » November 24th, 2020, 9:09 am

davisd9 wrote:
November 24th, 2020, 8:52 am
Hognutz wrote:
November 23rd, 2020, 3:06 pm
spider316 wrote:
November 23rd, 2020, 2:57 pm
Congrats, as said, really dark coloration.
I think that's face camo!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Batman look. :)
I love it! Congratulations on a great deer! Your rugged determination to stay with it is always a pathway to success! Good luck with the hogs! That could be fun!!
Happy Thanksgiving!!
Mike
May I assume you're not here to inquire about the alcohol or the tobacco?
I am the man from Nantucket.
“Leave the gun, take the cannoli” -Clemensa
When attacked by a group of clowns...Go for the Juggler!!

jsh909
Posts: 646
Joined: May 11th, 2019, 7:12 am
Location: Ohio

Re: First Archery Deer

Post by jsh909 » November 24th, 2020, 5:02 pm

Awesome, I hope your hooked!

User avatar
guesswho
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 4560
Joined: July 11th, 2011, 7:50 pm
Location: Bumpass VA, moving to Fuget KY

Re: First Archery Deer

Post by guesswho » November 24th, 2020, 5:32 pm

You know you disqualified yourself from ever being President.
Double Naught Spy!
RCD's Owner----------------Badonka Deke Prostaff
MoHo's Prostaff-------------Lighter Than HTL Shooter
The Storm Whistle Prostaff

User avatar
Hognutz
Gobbler Nation
Gobbler Nation
Posts: 6450
Joined: June 28th, 2011, 5:29 pm
Location: S.E. Wisconsin. Global Flatulater

Re: First Archery Deer

Post by Hognutz » November 24th, 2020, 6:02 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
May I assume you're not here to inquire about the alcohol or the tobacco?
I am the man from Nantucket.
“Leave the gun, take the cannoli” -Clemensa
When attacked by a group of clowns...Go for the Juggler!!

User avatar
935
Posts: 163
Joined: February 4th, 2020, 5:55 am
Location: NE NC
Contact:

Re: First Archery Deer

Post by 935 » November 25th, 2020, 11:30 am

Excellant job!
Thank you Lord for creating these wonderful birds and allowing us to chase after them.

Post Reply

Return to “Gobbler Talk”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 48 guests