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Osage & Venison

Messages posted to thread:
Steve Milbocker 14-Nov-17
Buzz 14-Nov-17
PEARL DRUMS 14-Nov-17
Will tell 14-Nov-17
Riverwolf 14-Nov-17
Michael Schwister 14-Nov-17
Jeff Durnell 14-Nov-17
Ken Williams 14-Nov-17
TrapperKayak 14-Nov-17
monkeyball 14-Nov-17
bodymanbowyer 14-Nov-17
H Rhodes 14-Nov-17
uphuntn 14-Nov-17
deerhunt51 14-Nov-17
George Tsoukalas 14-Nov-17
throwback 14-Nov-17
Clydebow 14-Nov-17
RonG 14-Nov-17
woodshavins 14-Nov-17
bradsmith2010santafe 14-Nov-17
throwback 14-Nov-17
Carey E. 14-Nov-17
Threeundr 14-Nov-17
Steve Milbocker 14-Nov-17
bluesman 14-Nov-17
2 bears 14-Nov-17
Landshark Launcher 14-Nov-17
Pa Steve 14-Nov-17
Knifeguy 14-Nov-17
badger 14-Nov-17
handle 14-Nov-17
Old School 14-Nov-17
yard dog 14-Nov-17
Stoner 16-Nov-17
Sawtooth (Original) 16-Nov-17
Steve Milbocker 16-Nov-17
Altizer 16-Nov-17
mgerard 16-Nov-17
Pappy 1952 16-Nov-17
Steve Milbocker 16-Nov-17
tonto59 16-Nov-17
Bob Rowlands 16-Nov-17
Steve Milbocker 16-Nov-17
Bob W. 16-Nov-17
Arcobsessed 16-Nov-17
From: Steve Milbocker
Date: 14-Nov-17

Steve Milbocker's embedded Photo



Getting down to the wire here in Michigan, gun season opens tomorrow so I felt fortunate to have this doe walk by the stand this morning. I had about a 10 yard shot and believe it or not I shot just over her back!! I'm glad the selfbow is so quiet because it only startled her a little. I reached down and nocked another arrow and made it count this time. My women has been putting a lot of pressure on me to get some meat so I'll blame the miss on that:) the bow is the very first selfbow I ever made so that was pretty cool. I think it pulls in the high 40s. Cedar arrow tipped with a Zwicky Eskimo. She went about a 100 yards or so.

From: Buzz
Date: 14-Nov-17




Congratulations on your hunt.

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 14-Nov-17




Great job Steve-O!

From: Will tell
Date: 14-Nov-17




Nice job

From: Riverwolf
Date: 14-Nov-17




Pretty awesome stuff taking game with a bow you made with your own hands ...Yet to do it myself ;)

Antlers -age - plays little motive in my hunting-killing- harvest--simply Hunt for the love of the hunt & the opertunity to provide for myself and close family if the numbers warrant it ...

Looks like a damn fine animal , many meals its gift will provide , and a very special memory for you Steve...

Congratulations ...!

From: Michael Schwister Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 14-Nov-17




Awesome bow and awesome hunt! Thanks for bringing us along. Congratulations!

From: Jeff Durnell Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 14-Nov-17




Congratulations, Steve. Well done all around.

From: Ken Williams
Date: 14-Nov-17




Congratulations

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 14-Nov-17




Steve, nice going, getting it done with a bow you made yourself. That's just what it's all about to me.

From: monkeyball
Date: 14-Nov-17




That's the ultimate there! Good job Steve!

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 14-Nov-17




Steve, that's awesome. :-):-):-) I bet your still smiling :-) JF

From: H Rhodes
Date: 14-Nov-17




Good shooting! Congratulations.

From: uphuntn Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Nov-17




Congratulations Steve....

From: deerhunt51
Date: 14-Nov-17




That is cool, Congrats.

From: George Tsoukalas
Date: 14-Nov-17




Congratulations!

From: throwback
Date: 14-Nov-17




Beautiful doe Steve, congrats! I love that bow.

From: Clydebow
Date: 14-Nov-17




Great, congrats!

From: RonG
Date: 14-Nov-17




Nice going Steve, I know about the quiet part, when I shoot mine I have to look to see if I released the arrow....Ha!Ha! That is why they call it dead quiet.

From: woodshavins
Date: 14-Nov-17




Your second shot looks pretty good;-) Very psyched for you!

From: bradsmith2010santafe
Date: 14-Nov-17




congrats,, I have made meat on the second shot aso,,, still counts,,

From: throwback
Date: 14-Nov-17




I meant to comment on you shooting that deer with the second arrow, too. Isn't it cool when that happens? You've got the adrenaline rush from the first shot and now you have to get another arrow in hand and get it nocked, then draw and shoot all over again. Congrats again.

From: Carey E.
Date: 14-Nov-17




That's awesome...congratulations!

From: Threeundr
Date: 14-Nov-17




Congrats Steve on a fine animal. Love the bow and the story. Very rewarding getting it done that way!

-Leonard-

From: Steve Milbocker
Date: 14-Nov-17




Thanks so much for the kind words everyone. Hunting with a bow that you made makes one think about our ancestors and how hard it must have been for them. I have warm clothing and shelter, I built my bow with steel not a piece of flint. My arrows were built by someone else and I'm not skilled enough to knapp my own points. My string is fast flight, not twisted sinew or plant fibers. My taking an animal isn't a matter of life or death. I do give thanks for them though as I imagine they did as well. I've thought about this many times and my hat is off to them. The simple wood bow is just a reminder of how good I have it, and I'm thankful for that as well.

From: bluesman
Date: 14-Nov-17




nice bow and nice deer..congratz.Good eating there for sure !!!

From: 2 bears
Date: 14-Nov-17




First shot was to give fair warning. You sure nailed the second one. It looks perfect. >>>----> Ken

From: Landshark Launcher
Date: 14-Nov-17




Congrats!!

From: Pa Steve
Date: 14-Nov-17




Congratulations. Amazing how quiet a selfbow can be. Nothing like killing a deer with a selfbow you fashioned with your own hands. Great job.

From: Knifeguy
Date: 14-Nov-17




Congratulations. Gotta get me an Osage bow! Lance.

From: badger
Date: 14-Nov-17




Great shot!

From: handle
Date: 14-Nov-17




Steve, don't forget the quiver. That looks a little bit like a side quiver from Traditions!

From: Old School Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Nov-17




Good job Steve,well done! Cool bow.

From: yard dog
Date: 14-Nov-17




Congratulations Steve !!! I remember when I shot a deer with my first selfbow..... You will never forget it !!! Great accomplishment and wonderful memory !!!

From: Stoner
Date: 16-Nov-17




Congrats. John

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 16-Nov-17




Good deal Steve! Happy for you man.

From: Steve Milbocker
Date: 16-Nov-17




Thanks again everyone

From: Altizer
Date: 16-Nov-17




Dang fine shot! AA

From: mgerard Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-Nov-17




Steve, they don't develop their sense of hearing until they are done nursing :>) Just kidding, congratulations.

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 16-Nov-17




Very nice deer and shot, congrats. Pappy

From: Steve Milbocker
Date: 16-Nov-17




Haha Mike, good one! I've been jabbed more than once for shooting little ones but that's the best one ever. If it hadn't been so late in the season and my women threatening to throw me out for no venison it would have gotten a pass. I'm back in good graces now I got her an 8 PT with the Smith & Wesson today:)

From: tonto59
Date: 16-Nov-17




Congrats! Well done.

From: Bob Rowlands
Date: 16-Nov-17




Gotta love selfbow. Glad you made meat. Nicely done. Thanks for the story.

From: Steve Milbocker
Date: 16-Nov-17

Steve Milbocker's embedded Photo



I'm tagged out,so that's it for this year. Good luck everyone with the rest of your season and thanks again

From: Bob W.
Date: 16-Nov-17




Great shot and beautiful bow!

From: Arcobsessed
Date: 16-Nov-17




Isn't it amazing how tough they are. Looks like excellent shot placement and tons of bleeding. Yet she ran 100 yards. Congrats on both your deer.





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