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Old January 25, 2011, 05:35 PM   #1
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My first two deer.

The first picture is of my first deer taken with a rifle. My firearm of choice was my 7600 chambered 35 whelen. He dressed out at 144lbs. The second picture is of my first deer ever. His final dressed weight was 148lbs. This deer was kneeling shot taken with my bow from the ground at 20 yards. It was pretty cool I only had an hour to hunt after I got out of work early. I went into a new piece of woods that my buddy recommended. Found a game trail and followed it until it went into some thick blueberry bushes. So I backed up and set up with only one shooting lane. I was there for only 45 minutes when I heard deer crashing through the woods towards me. I prepared myself in case I was given a shot. The first two deer went by running full tilt right through my only shooting lane. I heard one more deer walking a little slower towards my lane so I drew my bow when his head went behind a big pine. Then he grunted just before he stepped out into the shooting lane telling me it was a buck. He stepped right into view. I put the pin behind the shoulder and let it fly. I heard the loud thwack and he took off only to crash 20 yards behind me. I couldn't believe it after three years of hunting and way to many mistakes I finally got my first deer and it was with a bow. The arrow took out the top of both lungs and he was down for the count in less than 60 seconds. Thanks for reading to my story.
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Old January 25, 2011, 06:02 PM   #2
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Great job!!!!
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Old January 25, 2011, 06:05 PM   #3
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Yum Yum...
... I got my first buck with a bow the year past.
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Old January 25, 2011, 06:07 PM   #4
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They are definitely tastey. Congrats on your first bow buck.
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Old January 25, 2011, 06:28 PM   #5
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Way to go. I guess the 35 whelen does a pretty good job on deer..
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Old January 25, 2011, 07:55 PM   #6
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Yeah the whelen nocks them down pretty good. I unfortunately made a very bad shot with my rifle. It was a gut shot but he didn't go more than a 100yds and piled up. Thankfully he went quickly and very little tracking was needed. The 200gr RN hornady interlock backed with 57grs of IMR 4064 made a very large entry and exit hole. I was very upset knowing I had made bad shot and hoping he wasnt going to suffer to badly. Luckily the round did what it was designed to expanding to almost twice its original size.
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Old January 25, 2011, 08:47 PM   #7
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Congrats! It is awesome to shoot your first deer and especially to have pics to help with the memory...I don't have a pic of mine... Young bucks are always tender, too!

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Old January 26, 2011, 02:02 AM   #8
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Were those guys brothers?

Congratulations on your success! Makes me wonder if I have pics of my first deer.
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Old January 26, 2011, 09:28 AM   #9
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Good for you! Glad your first was with a bow.

Thanks for sharing your stories.

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Old January 26, 2011, 09:35 AM   #10
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Congrats. There is nothing like your first deer, especially if it took a bit to bag him.
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Old January 26, 2011, 12:35 PM   #11
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LMAO they are definitely not brothers lol they were shot 40 miles away from each other. I hunt the bigger woods with my guns. I couldn't believe that both of them tipped the scales at over 140+. Spikes usually don't crack 120lbs around here.
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Old January 26, 2011, 02:26 PM   #13
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Congrats on your deer! That first one looks like that's all he ever was going to be, A cow horn spike, Great Job ; )
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