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Wild morning!! #5366988 10/18/14 05:47 PM
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How do I describe what happened this morning.
Got to my stand in nacogdoches county this morning and immediately had animals stirring. I could hear feral hogs in the pine trees but never laid eyes on them. Around 8:20 a single doe came walking in to my right and I figured she could smell me. She took off and around 8:45, 3 large does came directly under my stand!! Talk about a rush!
They fed to where I could shoot and I drew back, put my sight right on the closest and flat out missed. Good lord are they fast.
I don't think they knew what happened and only jumped a few feet farther away. I get a second arrow on the string and when I went to pull back my bow the dang arrow fell off my banged on what seemed like every stick on the way down the tree. Somehow got a third arrow on the string without them running away or falling out if the stand myself from the shakes, and shoot it. This time it hammers the momma doe. Holy smokes, the most adrenaline rush I've ever felt. I sat down and tried to calm myself, after 20 minutes I was finally able to get my phone out of my pocket and call my wife. It took a while to find the deer as it ran off into a pine tree cut down. The rage broadhead made a nice large hole, which impressed me.

Oh and did I mention this is my first deer??!!! Thanks for all the help guys, I think luck was on my side today.

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For some reason it won't let me put a picture up. Any help?

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Congrats. Now where's the pic?

Re: Wild morning!! [Re: Txslobberknocker] #5367003 10/18/14 06:00 PM
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Luck indeed, but congrats. Adrenaline will get you every time. Slow down, take a couple of deep breaths, relax and take the shot.

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Re: Wild morning!! [Re: Txslobberknocker] #5367006 10/18/14 06:05 PM
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Congrats on your first deer!

There is a lot of luck involved, but you will learn with time that you make your own luck. That comes with practice and experience!

Good job!

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Great job on your first deer lets see her

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Great job, slobberknocker. up


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Pic I received from txs

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Cool man! Congratulations!

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cheers

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Nice! Luck is when preparation meets opportunity. You prepared, had an opportunity, and put your preparation to use despite a few minor "setbacks," yeah, you were lucky! Nice job, enjoy that venison!


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Congrats on your first deer!!! its definitely a rush when they come out of the woods close to you!!!


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Any ideas or techniques to skin the deer? I have been skinnig it on the ground but the meat gets really dirty before putting it in the cooler. My father in law says to hang them with a rope but I haventt ever done that before.
Thanks guys for the congrats

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Well done! That's a nice doe.

Next time you go to sporting goods store etc.... Look for a deer hanger that looks like the shape of a coat hanger just heavy steel. It will show you where to cut a slit in each hind leg above the joint. You can run a rope through the hanger, find a good tree limb and hoist it up. Most hangers also come with pulley and rope. Does make the job much cleaner and easier.

Congrats on your first deer. She will be one of the most delicious deer you will ever eat. Just don't over cook it!!!
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator

Congrats on your first deer. She will be one of the most delicious deer you will ever eat. Just don't over cook it!!!
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EXACTLY!!!!!


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Originally Posted By: Txslobberknocker
Any ideas or techniques to skin the deer? I have been skinnig it on the ground but the meat gets really dirty before putting it in the cooler. My father in law says to hang them with a rope but I haventt ever done that before.
Thanks guys for the congrats

Google how to skin a deer and gut a deer for videos. I also hope you tagged her right away and correctly. Also make sure to fill out the back of your hunting license log info so you and the deer are legal. It is easy to forget to do all that in the excitement.
Congrats cheers



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Originally Posted By: Txslobberknocker
Any ideas or techniques to skin the deer? I have been skinnig it on the ground but the meat gets really dirty before putting it in the cooler. My father in law says to hang them with a rope but I haventt ever done that before.
Thanks guys for the congrats

Google how to skin a deer and gut a deer for videos. I also hope you tagged her right away and correctly. Also make sure to fill out the back of your hunting license log info so you and the deer are legal. It is easy to forget to do all that in the excitement.
Congrats cheers



Congrats and a great shot!! Thanks for sharing made me smile up and keep that hair off the meat...Congratulations


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Congrats!!!


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Congrats and welcome to the fraternity of deer hunters!


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Originally Posted By: Slow Drifter
Nice! Luck is when preparation meets opportunity. You prepared, had an opportunity, and put your preparation to use despite a few minor "setbacks," yeah, you were lucky! Nice job, enjoy that venison!
Slow drifter, you summed it up nicely.


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Anyone heard from Slobberknocker in a while? Been awfully quiet!

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