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#6507377 - 10/23/16 09:44 AM Finally got in bow range!
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Registered: 10/12/15
Posts: 185
Loc: Dickinson, TX
But...those pesky antler restrictions kept me from getting my first bow kill. I headed up to the SHNF early sat morning and hiked in to a new spot about 3/4 of a mile off any path. Man was it nice to get to a tree and not be covered in sweat! I got up and sunrise followed about an hour later. I heard plenty of rustling as the winds were calm and kind of swirly, so I was hopeful but worried my scent would blow my cover. At 8:50am a little year/year and a half fork came strolling in. I watched him from about 75 yard make his way all the way to seven yards. I was so excited and trying to get all set up..cameras going..preshot checklist and as I was honing in I noticed he wasnt a doe. I then waited for the straight on view and to my dismay, there was no way he would be legal. It was amazing to be so close, I just wish he was bigger or a doe! He hung around for about ten minutes occasionally stopping to smell the air, but he never looked up at me. I was glad to have my scent under control. I have to edit, but ill get a video up soon. One more weekend of bow, and then comes the duck opener (ill pass on public rifle opening day). Cheers


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#6508049 - 10/23/16 07:40 PM Re: Finally got in bow range! [Re: Indyoshi]
Indyoshi Offline
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Registered: 10/12/15
Posts: 185
Loc: Dickinson, TX
After closer look on video he was a small 6 with two small brow tines. His ears weren't in "alert" position (I think), but he was still too small from what I can tell. Just judging by seeing in person, I think he would have actually been close, but I wasn't about to chance it with hefty fines and potentially losing my first archery deer to a CO/TPWD.

Anyways, Here is the video:
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#6508210 - 10/23/16 09:11 PM Re: Finally got in bow range! [Re: Indyoshi]
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#6508215 - 10/23/16 09:14 PM Re: Finally got in bow range! [Re: Indyoshi]
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Registered: 09/24/10
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Loc: Mansfield, Texas
Good choice on holding off on the shot up

Nothing like getting them in close! Keep at it and good luck
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#6508557 - 10/24/16 08:22 AM Re: Finally got in bow range! [Re: Indyoshi]
Indyoshi Offline
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Registered: 10/12/15
Posts: 185
Loc: Dickinson, TX
Thanks! Yeah..im glad I held off. Maybe the "legal deer gods" will smile down on my for passing and provide a great shot next weekend. Hahaha. Either way, it was very exciting to be that close and it was a good learning lesson on how to get set up, get camera rolling, and go through my preshot mental checklist.
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#6509668 - 10/24/16 06:16 PM Re: Finally got in bow range! [Re: Indyoshi]
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Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 586
Loc: Galveston Bay
good job yoshi. A few more weeks and I will be up there myself.
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#6509794 - 10/24/16 07:37 PM Re: Finally got in bow range! [Re: Indyoshi]
Indyoshi Offline
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Registered: 10/12/15
Posts: 185
Loc: Dickinson, TX
Thanks man. I wish another cold front would come down. Id really like to put my bow to good use! Ill be down in galveston area come the first weekend of November..gotta get some ducks!
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