View Full Version : 1st Buck with a bow!

October 2, 2009, 01:10 AM
I know it isn't much as far a 7 point might go, but being that it is my first buck with a bow, it might as well be a 20 point. Looks can be deceiving, 180 lbs. field dressed and as Uncle Ted says! Sweet back-straps tonight!

Dr. Strangelove
October 2, 2009, 01:50 AM
Congratulations! Great buck.

October 2, 2009, 02:09 AM
Awesome kill brother. Great job.

October 2, 2009, 06:29 AM
Any animal with a bow is a trophy for sure. Great Job!:cool:

October 2, 2009, 06:30 AM
Congrats. It's exciting at that distance. You had to do a lot of things right to get some meat that way.

October 2, 2009, 06:45 AM

October 2, 2009, 08:35 AM
Looks like a good-eating, tasty buck to me---I go for the younger ones on purpose because you can't eat the antlers, and the young ones are always much better tasting. So, it looks like you've gotten yourself a GOOD one! Congrats on your first bow kill---that's awesome!

October 2, 2009, 09:07 AM

October 2, 2009, 09:26 AM

So far I've been skunked this season......glad to see someone's enticing them into bow range. They seem to want to hang out 60 yds from me and laugh :D.

October 2, 2009, 10:09 AM
I'm not hunting yet this year because my dang old state only allows ONE DEER, not one per hunt as in a Bow, then one with Rifle then one with BP.. :( My last couple states I lived in you could take a dozen deer a year..

That is a FANTASTIC shot placement! Very nice for your first with a Bow!

What are you shooting? I use a Bear Longbow, and sometimes a Recurve.

October 2, 2009, 12:53 PM
Nice deer. I would like to try and take a deer with a bow some day.

October 2, 2009, 05:13 PM
Aaaaggghhhh! Another hooked Ohioan bow hunter. Congrats Uncledewey;).

October 2, 2009, 06:48 PM
That is a Georgia-sized rack, ie, small, I have killed dozens of Ga. bucks with little racks like that.
But the deer is big! Very unusual to get a Georgia buck to field dress at 180.
Keep up the good work!

October 3, 2009, 03:39 PM
Congrats, don't it feel great to put an arrow through yer food? Nice job.

Dr. A
October 5, 2009, 01:44 PM
Congratulations on the kill! There surely isn't anything like a real bow kill. Can you share the particulars? Bow, arrow, tip etc. (distance)? thanks,

October 9, 2009, 06:50 PM
awesome job. very nice buck :D. i just came back into bowhunting after a 10 year delay. we just had sunday bowhunting become legal here a few months ago. been seeing signs here and there. i can't wait to get me one with my bow.

Can you share the particulars? Bow, arrow, tip etc. (distance)? thanks, please do. i'm curious what was used.

October 9, 2009, 08:15 PM
Shot him at 25 yds. quartering away from me. Used a Magnus Snuffer SS, 100 gr. on a Carbon Express Maxima Hunter shaft. I was watching a pair of bucks about 250 yds on the other side of a soy bean field (5:30 PM) and out of the corner of my eye I saw movement. I had about 10 seconds to turn aim, I had one good fire lane and when he hit that I fired. Waited about 40 minutes before getting down from my ladder stand, found my arrow right off and it had good blood on it. I knew I had hit him right off because I heard that wonderful "thunk". Not a lot of blood, quartering away I only hit one lung and a little too high. He ended up laying down about 50 yds from where I shot him, and then went another 20 or so and was cemetary dead. Thanks for all the congrats guys. I usually take a doe first, but not even seeing a buck for 3 years I just had to take him down. I'm pleased though, like someone said, "you can't eat horns". I had some burgers today and they were great!

October 9, 2009, 08:28 PM
Great job. Its not always the size that matters, but how you took it. You have done something that many people have never done, me included. Never used a bow in my life, but I will shoot the fire out of muzzle loaders and rifles. I wished I was skilled enough to take them with a bow. Generally its too hot during bow season and thats another reason why I have never took up bow hunting.

October 10, 2009, 06:08 AM
Congrats on the your first bow kill and making it a nice buck!

In my book, any deer taken is a prize and you'll remember that buck for the rest of your life.