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Pretty Special Winter Bow Hunt for Me


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#1 Male OFFLINE   outdoorslife

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Posted 01/18/16 - 08:39 AM

Friday was an awesome and pretty special hunt. Hunted the am and it was a nice chilly beautiful morning. Had a group of 4 or 5 does come in but slightly out of range. Had to run to the doctors early that afternoon (ear infection and allergies/sinus). After getting my prescriptions dropped off I decided to sneak out for an evening hunt even though it was what I like to call January heat. It was in the low 50's. So I put on my fall bow clothes, grabbed my Hoyt Magnatech and got settled in around 230ish. Sitting there until about 4pm when I see 5 does, and 3 of em are really big, making there way to me from the south. This spot allows me to hunt any westerly wind as they will come from the south and north typically walking along the interior edge of the woods clipping off any scent from deeper in the woods. I researched this spot extensively this past March/April and it has paid off this season. So back to the hunt...the 5 does come in front of me and I notice a flash from where these flatheads originally came from. "Is that buck!?" Nope, it was an injured doe. It took her 10-15 minutes to catch up to the other deer in what took them maybe a couple minutes to get to where they wanted to be. She was suffering badly, falling on her face every other step or two. Her front right leg was broken and locked up. I felt really bad for her. I then said to myself Im taking her...its all or nothing. So I could of picked out any of the others but I chose to put the pressure on myself and risk my hunt by waiting for the injured doe. By the time she came in, the others were feeding for 10-15 minutes and starting to get on edge. Whether from them picking up on me being there, another hunter or something else, who knows. The alpha doe started to back off and took a few trotting steps. We all know when this happens the rest will soon follow. Well at that time I knew it was now or never. With no time and having to react quick, I drew back and settled in on my target and squeezed off. Ended up getting a complete pass through with my Dead Ringer 3 broadhead and in a matter of 3-5 seconds she was down and out. 40 yards from where I hit her. A good sized doe too. It was truly my most special hunt and maybe not as adrenaline packed as my 8pt from last year during the rut, it was close to that. It was still action packed and came down to the wire. Truly a hunt I will never forget. Thanks for reading and good luck to you all the rest of the season for those that have not already called it a year. [attachment=7550:IMG_3122.jpg][attachment=7548:IMG_3118.JPG][attachment=7549:IMG_3120.JPG]


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#2 Male OFFLINE   Rusty

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Posted 01/18/16 - 08:59 AM

Nice, congratulations!! :up:  :up:  


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#3 Male OFFLINE   JHbowhunter

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Posted 01/18/16 - 09:06 AM

That was your doe - great job and congrats


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#4 Male OFFLINE   Bucksnbows

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Posted 01/18/16 - 09:17 AM

Great job


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#5 Male OFFLINE   MeatEater

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Posted 01/18/16 - 09:26 AM

Congrats... Good job.


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#6 Male OFFLINE   Rusty

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Posted 01/18/16 - 09:53 AM

 I researched this spot extensively this past March/April and it has paid off this season. 

 

 

Great advice for the new guys, late winter / early spring is one of the best times to scout and get to know the land you hunt.  


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#7 Male OFFLINE   B B

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Posted 01/18/16 - 11:06 AM

Nice job  :up:


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#8 Male OFFLINE   BowhunterNJ

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Posted 01/18/16 - 11:51 AM

Great job and congrats!
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#9 Male OFFLINE   badkarama

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Posted 01/18/16 - 12:14 PM

Congratulations on a nice doe!
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#10 Female OFFLINE   Ms Grit

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Posted 01/18/16 - 12:25 PM

Excellent !!! Congratulations :up:

And yep, sometimes those doe hunts really are exciting too !!!


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#11 Male OFFLINE   LPJR

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Posted 01/18/16 - 04:20 PM

Great hunt. Great story.  Awesome! 

 

Congrats! :up:  :up:


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Posted 01/18/16 - 05:34 PM

awesome hunt! enjoy your trophy :up:


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#13 Male OFFLINE   chris n

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Posted 01/18/16 - 08:18 PM

congrats


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to fish or not to fish...what a stupid question


#14 Male OFFLINE   Shootstraight

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Posted 01/18/16 - 08:59 PM

Congrats :up:

 

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#15 Male OFFLINE   Axiom

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Posted 01/18/16 - 09:30 PM

:up:  :up:


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:D


#16 Male OFFLINE   Buck154

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Posted 01/18/16 - 10:57 PM

Congrats. Nice shot
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#17 Male OFFLINE   Silver Belly62

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Posted 01/19/16 - 07:45 AM

Congrats, nice shot  :up:  :up:


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#18 Male OFFLINE   rebelboy

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Posted 01/19/16 - 08:20 AM

Congrats and nice story.


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#19 Male OFFLINE   outdoorslife

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Posted 01/19/16 - 08:49 AM

Thanks everyone I really appreciate it






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