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Old October 2, 2013, 09:38 AM   #1
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Daughter's first deer

Well boys and girls, my baby has ice water in her viens. I am a very proud father. The quick story is, I was the guide she was the shooter on opening day of Michigan Archery season. We were hunting on the ground in my pop up with the crossbow. She had 2 bucks within 30 yards and was cool as a cucumber. the whole deal from the time we first saw the deer to the shot was about 15-20 minutes.........I've seen grown men crumble much quicker than that. She tracked the blood and did very well in that task. Dad did the gutting....she's not quite ready for that job.

Here's the beast and it's exit wound facing the camera.
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Old October 2, 2013, 02:08 PM   #2
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Tell her great job and nice shooting!
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Old October 2, 2013, 02:34 PM   #3
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Nothing better than a first big game animal with dad along! I know the feeling! Great job, more pictures!
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Old October 2, 2013, 02:52 PM   #4
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Nice kill. She might have looked calm but I'm betting she was shacking on the inside lol. Bet she is hooked now.
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Old October 2, 2013, 03:13 PM   #5
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Good job! It looks like she made a great shot.
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Old October 2, 2013, 03:15 PM   #6
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Good on ya, Dad! Nothing like being with your kids for their first kill! My next kiddo in line should be ready to go next season.
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Old October 2, 2013, 03:18 PM   #7
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that's great, how old is she?

she did better than I did. I remember the first deer I ever shot was a Doe. I was shaking quite a bit after the deer fell, I couldn't tell if it was adrenaline dump after the shot or the frigid cold from sitting on the ground for 5 hours.... probably a combo of both.
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Old October 2, 2013, 05:49 PM   #8
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RIght on!
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Old October 3, 2013, 10:26 AM   #9
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Very nice, congrats!!!
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Old October 3, 2013, 10:29 AM   #10
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Nice!
Congratulations to her!
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Old October 3, 2013, 10:29 AM   #11
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Very nice and congrats to her.

My dad was a WW2 vet and after the war never cared for guns or hunting.
When I took my 1st deer I was in my early 20's and really wish my dad had been there.
It is a special moment when father and son / daughter can share an experience like that.
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Old October 3, 2013, 02:50 PM   #12
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Here's a terrible pic with my phone

To answer some questions, she's 21 and was never really in to it until late last year. We got one hunt in with the muzzleloader but didn't see anything.

No, she was not shaking inside.....I was right next to her and the breathing was very normal.
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Old October 3, 2013, 06:03 PM   #13
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My father was anti gun also. But he was overruled by me, my uncle (a cop), grandfather (deer hunter) and mother (independent thinker).
That is good that your daughter is now willing to hunt with you.
Oh, your second photo doesn't come thru' right for me. I don't know if it's my computer or not.
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Old October 3, 2013, 06:11 PM   #14
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Great job, Dad! You GO GIRL!
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Old October 4, 2013, 08:28 AM   #15
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Tell your little gal congratulations on a good hunt, nice first buck, also congratulations to Dad for taking her.

I was fortunate enough to take my brother, son and oldest grandson on their first deer hunts, I have a lot of good memories and they are priceless.

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Old October 4, 2013, 10:31 AM   #16
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Daughter's first deer

Awesome!! Congrats to her and a tip of the hat to you for giving her the opportunity.
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Old October 5, 2013, 11:54 AM   #17
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Old October 5, 2013, 01:20 PM   #18
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Daughter's first deer

Congratulations! My daughter got her first last year when she was 15. She is a natural shot, but really doesn't like shooting... But she agreed to practice before the season. She put three rounds from my .270 inside a 2" circle at 100 yds, so I said she was good to go. The next weekend on the first day of the season, she shot a nice doe at 175 yards, one shot, one kill. After we recovered the deer and were driving outta there, she stated "I don't shoot guns...I just shoot deer". I had to laugh at that one...pretty clever.
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Old October 5, 2013, 01:22 PM   #19
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Nice first deer. The memories will be priceless.
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Old October 7, 2013, 08:34 AM   #20
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Another pic from the trail cam right after the shot.
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Old October 7, 2013, 08:54 AM   #21
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Here's what happens to a Schwacker after it goes through the broad side of a buck and suffers rapid deceleration upon meeting a maple tree.
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Old October 9, 2013, 10:11 PM   #22
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Congrats on her first deer.

My daughter (15) traded her Weatherby Vangard in .243 for a new bow.

She has been shooting every chance she gets. Smacked herself in the arm 4 times on her first session. To her credit, she picked another arrow out of the quiver and kept shooting. She finally learned the way to hold it properly and isn't catching herself any more.

Her first hunt with the bow is going to be this Saturday morning.

She's really gonna love me at 4:30 in the morning.
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Old October 10, 2013, 10:03 AM   #23
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Here's what happens to a Schwacker
The Schwacker is interesting to me as I can't see how it's not a patent violation of the Aftershock Hypershock series. It's apparently not, or Aftershock doesn't have the funds to pursue it.

In any case, you should look into the Hypershock. I've had more than one into a tree and never had any deformation besides the extreme tip, as in a few thousands bend on the sharpest part of the point. Unquestionably the best expandable I've ever used.

Expandables are no longer necessary (if they ever were) but I still use the Hypershock sometimes. Mostly, I now use the Slick Trick which is the best broadhead I've ever seen.
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Old October 10, 2013, 11:00 AM   #24
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Hey Peetza....yeah that's what I still call ya

You might want check that Patent infringement claim. Swhackers have been around long before they got their name. See here:

http://www.sonoranbowhunting.com/thoughts.htm

Those Aftershocks do look legit though.....might be a better mouse trap and if I ever decide to go back to fixed, I'll be switching back to Muzzy.
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Old October 10, 2013, 11:56 AM   #25
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Yeah? Could be. I just know I'd never seen or heard of anything like the Schwacker until way after the Hypershock was out. Michael Widel (Sp?), I think, started advertising the schwacker, that was the first I'd ever heard of it and had never seen it in a shop.

Looks like Aftershock is gone now anyway. They are by far my favorite mechanical.

Muzzys will kill deer just fine and only a small percentage of shooters can tell any accuracy difference at all between almost any broadheads. I do recommend the Slick Trick though.
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