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Did not make a score this evening #8957766 11/19/23 12:47 AM
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Came to the home place and got in the tripod, recurve in hand. About 3 min after I got settled, group of 6 pigs came in, including the big boar I shot over last week. They were coming into the hand corn I spread out at 12 yards when a spotted sow smelt something she didn’t like and ran off, taking the others in tow. Had a young 5 point come thru looking for does and didn’t stop at the corn. Feeder went off at 4:30, and slowly a group of 6 doe/fawns come in and start feeding.

They mill around for a bit and at 5 the group of pigs come back. They feed into my set and when the big boar came in I drew back, picked my spot and released. Arrow hit him high, not a fatal shot and he ran off with the others with a autim orange shaft sticking out both sides of him.

The sow with the good nose ran to the left after the shot and about 20 min later came back. She stayed under the feeder and wouldn’t not leave. Close to dark she was at 26 yards, I figure it’s worth a shot. Draw back, hit the anchor and release. She heard the arrow coming and moved out of the way before it got there.

Take aways:

Pigs can “duck” an arrow too and 26 yards is too far with trad gear on anything smaller than an elk.

Hunting with a trad bow is frustrating

The angle at 12 yards may be causing a high impact when your 14’ up, so I’m going to take this into account on future shots.


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Re: Did not make a score this evening [Re: txtrophy85] #8958012 11/19/23 04:34 PM
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Yeah you gotta bend at tge waist and even then I aim a little low.

Yes pigs can react to the shot. Se it all the time.

Keep at it.


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Re: Did not make a score this evening [Re: passthru] #8958028 11/19/23 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by passthru
Yeah you gotta bend at tge waist and even then I aim a little low.

Yes pigs can react to the shot. Se it all the time.

Keep at it.


Bend at the waste is right. Keeps anchor point solid and consistant more like when shooting on level ground.

Mississippi where I started bowhunting at the house would shoot off the barn. Couple other places I shot at had 15 foot platfprms built. If not rocky pick a leaf or spot from the tripod and take a shot.


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Re: Did not make a score this evening [Re: txtrophy85] #8958080 11/19/23 07:12 PM
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Fortunately I don’t have a problem with remembering to bend at the waist.

I prefer to hunt out of a tripod but have only killed one, maybe two animals from a tripod so I underestimated the effect on how high the arrow hits due to the angle.

Learning experience to aim low


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