Jump to content
TDietz

Perfect gift for my Golden Anniversary, (with my first love, bowhunting)

Recommended Posts

For my 50th season I decided to take my original bow that I bought the first time in 1968. Yeah, long story, will keep it short here, but through a series of miraculous coincidences I was able to buy back the old girl in 2006 after I sold her in 1971. Never killed anything with it when I was a kid. Took her out in '06 on October 13th, Friday, and killed this public land buck and retired the bow.

Fast forward to 2018. Started getting some bad results on my blood tests in March. Knowing that I was going to be laid-up for awhile I realized that to be more productive something in my life had to give. So I gave up social media, hence my absence from NJWW. Went to Memorial Sloane Kettering in NYC on the 5th of October for a radical laparoscopic prostatectomy, over 6 hours on the operating table, and was given orders by the surgeon to stay on light duty, not to lift anything over 5 pounds and do virtually nothing but walk for 8 weeks.

I picked out a tree during the summer, cut in some trails for the deer around it and installed the stand in September. Picked up some tapered cedar shafts for my old Bear Grizzly, capped em, crested em, and fletched em with some wild turkey feathers and glued on some Bear Razorheads that I had from the early '70s.

Yesterday was looking like the perfect day for my first day out, (don't tell my Dr), so I went for it. About 8am I saw a nice buck crossing in front of me about 40 yards out, I mouth grunted to him and turned him right up one of the trails I had cut in, I let him go by and took the quartering away shot at 15 yards. He went about 70. Perfect 10. Me and this old bow have some serious mojo going on. What a gift

All Camera Oct. '06 070.jpg

20181107_114258.jpg

20181107_083033.jpg

20181107_083315.jpg

20181107_102848.jpg

  • Like 16
  • Winner 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Way to go Tad.  Been worried about you since you vanished. Sorry you  had to go through that but glad you are on the mend!  Beautiful buck- a healing buck.  Congratulations! 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well done! You sir, are a trooper. Keep moving forward like you are and know we have all missed your posts on W&W. Your recovery is paramount and best wishes sent your way from myself and members of the site! 

Beautiful buck and pics :up:

  • Like 1
  • Agree 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great story, congrats on an awesome buck and wishing you well with your recovery.

I'm going in on 12/19 for a CRT-D implant for my heart, my hunting season will be over as well. Haven't gotten it done yet, but I still have over a month.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congrats on a nice buck, great story , can't stop an old time that easy .keep on hunting and good luck with recovery .

Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's the way to do it!   Congrats!  And best of luck with you recovery.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • NJ 6-Day Firearm Season Begins on December 3rd, 2018

  • NJ Permit Muzzleloader Season Begins on November 26th, 2018

  • Please Help Support NJ Woods & Water


  • NJ Woods & Water Premium Membership

  • Support NJW&W by Shopping at Amazon!


    Click the image below and place your Amazon order!





  • 2018-19 New Jersey Hunting and Trapping Digest

  • 2018-2019 Youth Deer Hunting Contest



    Total Prize Values
    Team Contest Donation Percentage
    Donations $480 + prizes

    Current Team Standings
    1st Place Team 5 23 points
    2nd Place Team 4 13 points
    3rd Place Team 1 11 points
    4th Place Team 3 10 points
    5th Place Team 2 0 points
  • 2018-2019 Adult Deer Hunting Contest



    Total Prize Values
    Team Contest Donation Percentage
    Individual Contest $250 + Donation Percentage
    Donations $410

    Current Team Standings
    1st Place Team 4 127 points
    2nd Place Team 1 124 points
    3rd Place Team 5 110 points
    4th Place Team 6 99 points
    5th Place Team 2 94 points
    6th Place Team 3 78 points
    7th Place Team 7 61 points

    Top Individual Scores
    1st Place KBfishing 51 points
    2nd Place JHbowhunter 50 points
    3rd Place Buck154 49 points
    4th Place Nomad 48 points
    4th Place Cousin Brown 48 points
    6th Place Lunatic 45 points
    7th Place Russ 11 31 points
    7th Place GoodOleBoysinPA 31 points
    9th Place electric10162 30 points
    10th Place Ms Grit 16 points
    10th Place nb6624 16 points
    10th Place BEAR 16 points
    10th Place rgw 16 points
    10th Place A-of-A&N_Hunter 16 points
    10th Place TroutandBucks 16 points
    10th Place LPJR 16 points
    10th Place Tarhunt 16 points
    10th Place resquecfd 16 points
    10th Place browning44 16 points