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#6485461 - 10/07/16 02:22 PM First Crossbow Buck (Lengthy but pics)
Reverendbiker Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 02/23/08
Posts: 367
Loc: Central Texas
Been hunting for over 50 years but haven't shot a deer for some time. There are so many deer on our ranch that I just don't get excited by them any more, and I don't need the meat since we raise our own beef. I'm a pastor, and one of my church members owns an archery shop; he convinced me to buy a crossbow and I settled on a Stryker Katana. Been practicing like crazy and am really impressed with its accuracy. Set up a pretty good ground blind and got into it for the first time this morning.
Just after sunup a couple of does stepped into the clearing and it was fun watching them from 20 yards away. Then I was surprised by a nice 8-point buck that walked in and posed broadside at exactly my 20-yard mark. I eased the safety off and took the shot. He jumped straight up and ran, so I knew he had been hit. I checked the area and found my bolt covered in blood. After 20-30 minutes I found him 100 yards away in an open pasture. Talk about lucky! Nice buck, by Hill Country standards and he was just full of fat--packing it on for the rut I suppose. I'm hooked!


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#6485481 - 10/07/16 02:35 PM Re: First Crossbow Buck (Lengthy but pics) [Re: Reverendbiker]
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Loc: Texas
Congrats up
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#6485505 - 10/07/16 02:48 PM Re: First Crossbow Buck (Lengthy but pics) [Re: kmon1]
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Registered: 12/20/06
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Loc: Prosper , TX
First sit? You made that look way to easy.

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#6485515 - 10/07/16 02:58 PM Re: First Crossbow Buck (Lengthy but pics) [Re: Reverendbiker]
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Loc: West
sweet
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#6485538 - 10/07/16 03:14 PM Re: First Crossbow Buck (Lengthy but pics) [Re: ChrisB]
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Registered: 02/23/08
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Loc: Central Texas
Originally Posted By: ChrisB
First sit? You made that look way to easy.

No doubt. I've killed enough bucks to know that this one was pretty much pure-dee blind luck.
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#6485548 - 10/07/16 03:19 PM Re: First Crossbow Buck (Lengthy but pics) [Re: Reverendbiker]
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Congrats on a great buck! It is a rush getting eye level and up close with a nice buck up
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#6485581 - 10/07/16 03:47 PM Re: First Crossbow Buck (Lengthy but pics) [Re: Reverendbiker]
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Its addicting! Congratulations on your buck and addiction.
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#6485585 - 10/07/16 03:50 PM Re: First Crossbow Buck (Lengthy but pics) [Re: BuckRage]
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Registered: 09/11/12
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Congrats on a crossbow buck!

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#6485595 - 10/07/16 04:01 PM Re: First Crossbow Buck (Lengthy but pics) [Re: Reverendbiker]
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cheers congrates... flag
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#6485612 - 10/07/16 04:19 PM Re: First Crossbow Buck (Lengthy but pics) [Re: Reverendbiker]
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Well done pastor!
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#6485632 - 10/07/16 04:31 PM Re: First Crossbow Buck (Lengthy but pics) [Re: Reverendbiker]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
Congratulations! That's awesome!
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#6485677 - 10/07/16 05:34 PM Re: First Crossbow Buck (Lengthy but pics) [Re: Reverendbiker]
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Registered: 02/23/08
Posts: 367
Loc: Central Texas
And you know what surprised me most? The noise. In the still of the morning the sound of that crossbow firing was like someone slamming the barn door!
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#6486202 - 10/08/16 07:51 AM Re: First Crossbow Buck (Lengthy but pics) [Re: Reverendbiker]
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Registered: 12/28/14
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Loc: Matagorda County
Not sure about your CB but my Excalibur putting Air Brakes sure cut Noise in half...Great Buck by the way

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#6486366 - 10/08/16 10:32 AM Re: First Crossbow Buck (Lengthy but pics) [Re: Reverendbiker]
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Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Congrats on your really nice buck. cheers
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#6486378 - 10/08/16 10:49 AM Re: First Crossbow Buck (Lengthy but pics) [Re: Reverendbiker]
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Registered: 08/15/13
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Great shot on a great buck!!
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