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First WT, and first archery kill

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Redthies
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First WT, and first archery kill

Post by Redthies » Sun Dec 11, 2022 11:22 pm

Well, I spent a stupid amount of time chasing deer this season, and although I saw tons, and got within 20 yards of the biggest mule deer I’ve ever seen, as well as some cranker WTs, I didn’t get a shot on a legal buck. Then I decided to trade a useless rifle (.223 which is pointless in my hunting based world) for a crossbow. Game changer apparently, as there have been a ton of bucks wandering through my property, and this afternoon one decided to feed my family. I shot it off my front porch. I was in and out the door a few times and he didn’t bolt, so I guess you don’t have to go far from home to score! It’s great to have an animal for the freezer at the 11th hour. I bought 2 smaller pork tenderloin and a 4 pack of chicken breasts the other day, and it was $42.00 so all the time spent in the woods is covered at least.
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Re: First WT, and first archery kill

Post by Vaquero » Mon Dec 12, 2022 7:51 am

Nice one, congrats.
I once shot and killed one from the bedroom window.
Like the Before, ;) and after :o :lol: Pictures.

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Re: First WT, and first archery kill

Post by JEBar » Mon Dec 12, 2022 8:17 am

nicely done ...delighted you were able to put one in the freezer
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Re: First WT, and first archery kill

Post by Hatchdog » Mon Dec 12, 2022 10:31 am

Well done and congrats. Gotta love that short drag back to camp. :D
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Re: First WT, and first archery kill

Post by Redthies » Sat Jan 21, 2023 7:32 pm

My local taxidermy guy is doing a euro for me. One of the tines was broken off, but he showed me a few mounts he repaired and they look great. He sent me a mock-up with one tine, but it has a bit too much curve (I have a few good photos of this deer from the spring and summer to show what it looked like before.

First draft of repair:
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BBSC .357 w Skinner Express & Patridge
BBSC .44 Magnum with Skinners
Marlin 1895GS .45-70 w RPP Cloverleaf
Marlin 336BL .30-30 w Skinner LoPro 2 and Sig 2-7x
1912 Winchester 1894 .30 WCF

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Re: First WT, and first archery kill

Post by markiver54 » Sat Jan 21, 2023 8:47 pm

Excellent job! Congratulations.
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