Traditional Bow-Talk Here!
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I posted a brief thread about this in the bowhunting section but thought I would post it here in the traditional archery forum as well.
Opening day was a little warmer then it had been here in Maryland and I almost decided against going in the woods when I got home from work. After 30 minutes of kicking it around I decided to head back behind the house and set up in my ground blind. It wasn't a very long wait, due to the fact I didn't get into the blind until 6pm, before I had some deer moving in my direction. Six in total, a fawn, three does a spike and small eight pt. My plan was to take one of the does but I told myself not to be picky, any deer with traditional equipment will make memories that will last a lifetime.
After a few minutes of milling around I could not get a good shot that I was comfortable with on any of the does and the deer were begining to leave. All the deer except one headed away. The only deer to move off quartering past my blind was the small eight point. At this point I was just waiting for the wright moment and believe my when I say I was shaking like a leaf. I litteraly was feeling as if this was the first deer I had every pulled a string back on before but after 20 plus years of bowhunting with a compound I'm no new comer to being in front of a deer with the bow. This was different because this was my first with the recurve.
Long story short I took a deep breath, pic a spot, drew, anchored and let the shot go. My arrow was a bit high striking the deer in the spine. I quickly followed it up with a shot to the vitals and my first every whitetail, actually my first every anything with traditional equipment was on the ground. I didn't think this was going to happen so early in the season let alone opening day but I couldn't be happier.
Man this traditiional thing is addicting. Can't wait to get back in the woods with my recurve.
If guns kill people then pencils mis spell words..
Hoyt Alpha Max 35 29" @65#
60" Checkmate Recurve 49# @ 28"
Benelli Super Black Eagle 24" Barrel
H&R 20ga. Ultra Slug Gun
CVA Optima Pro 45cal.
I agree. Well done sir.
Steve (aka) Whitt
Mathews Z7 Xtreme #60 29"
Beretta Extrema II 28" Barrel
Beretta 1975 OverUnder 30" Barrel
Smith & Wesson M&P .45
Probably the fact that bows today are so similar and becoming almost automatic when shooting. I think people are wanting to get back to more of a challenge, but it is hard to say...
2012 Mathews Heli-M
2012 PSE Omen Pro special all Black Edition
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