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Self Bow Kills

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CrowFoot 30-Aug-18
Al S 30-Aug-18
PEARL DRUMS 30-Aug-18
crowfoot 30-Aug-18
cobra 30-Aug-18
arlone 30-Aug-18
JusPassin 30-Aug-18
CrowFoot 30-Aug-18
eddie c 30-Aug-18
Bassman 30-Aug-18
HedgeHunter 30-Aug-18
bluesman 30-Aug-18
Pa Steve 30-Aug-18
mattandersen 30-Aug-18
George D. Stout 30-Aug-18
CrowFoot 30-Aug-18
Bjrogg 30-Aug-18
George Tsoukalas 30-Aug-18
tonto59 30-Aug-18
CrowFoot 30-Aug-18
Bjrogg 30-Aug-18
HedgeHunter 30-Aug-18
Danzn Bar 30-Aug-18
Jeff Durnell 30-Aug-18
HedgeHunter 30-Aug-18
Living the Dream 30-Aug-18
Living the Dream 30-Aug-18
Living the Dream 30-Aug-18
Living the Dream 30-Aug-18
Osage Outlaw 30-Aug-18
Osage Outlaw 30-Aug-18
Osage Outlaw 30-Aug-18
Huntdux 30-Aug-18
Eric Krewson 30-Aug-18
HedgeHunter 30-Aug-18
Bjrogg 30-Aug-18
Arvin 30-Aug-18
Pappy 1952 31-Aug-18
Bassman 31-Aug-18
neuse 31-Aug-18
HedgeHunter 31-Aug-18
CrowFoot 31-Aug-18
CrowFoot 31-Aug-18
HedgeHunter 31-Aug-18
JMartin 31-Aug-18
HedgeHunter 31-Aug-18
Arvin 03-Sep-18
Bjrogg 03-Sep-18
HedgeHunter 03-Sep-18
selfbow 03-Sep-18
Vaguely 03-Sep-18
Snowshoe 04-Sep-18
Snowshoe 04-Sep-18
PEARL DRUMS 04-Sep-18
Snowshoe 04-Sep-18
Bowmania 04-Sep-18
Osage Outlaw 04-Sep-18
Jeff Durnell 04-Sep-18
swampwalker 04-Sep-18
Onehair 04-Sep-18
Onehair 04-Sep-18
Onehair 04-Sep-18
Jon Stewart 04-Sep-18
Jimmy Blackmon 04-Sep-18
MDS65 04-Sep-18
MDS65 04-Sep-18
RAU 05-Sep-18
cubdrvr 05-Sep-18
Keith 24-Sep-18
Missouribreaks 25-Sep-18
Pa Steve 25-Sep-18
Bjrogg 26-Sep-18
Homey88 26-Sep-18
RonG 26-Sep-18
Keith 26-Sep-18
Pointer 26-Sep-18
Carcajou 26-Sep-18
Joe2Crow 26-Sep-18
Keith 26-Sep-18
Riverwolf 26-Sep-18
Altizer 26-Sep-18
Altizer 26-Sep-18
Basinboy 27-Sep-18
Michael Schwister 27-Sep-18
Michael Schwister 27-Sep-18
Michael Schwister 27-Sep-18
Michael Schwister 27-Sep-18
Michael Schwister 27-Sep-18
HedgeHunter 27-Sep-18
Michael Schwister 27-Sep-18
HedgeHunter 27-Sep-18
Michael Schwister 27-Sep-18
Michael Schwister 27-Sep-18
Nemophilist 28-Sep-18
Arvin 09-Oct-18
HedgeHunter 09-Oct-18
HedgeHunter 11-Oct-18
HedgeHunter 13-Oct-18
HedgeHunter 13-Oct-18
CrowFoot 17-Oct-18
HedgeHunter 17-Oct-18
HedgeHunter 18-Oct-18
HedgeHunter 22-Oct-18
HedgeHunter 22-Oct-18
From: CrowFoot
Date: 30-Aug-18

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Tennessee had a Bow only Velvet Buck hunt this past weekend for the first time ever. TWRA reported there were 727 bucks taken from Friday until Saturday. I'm not sure how many were taken with a self bow but I know of one for sure. The good lord blessed me with one.I took this 8 point with my Osage bow I made at the Tennessee Classic this year, a cedar arrow and an Old Bear Razorhead! Lets see some of yours. Post some critters you have taken with your self bows!

From: Al S
Date: 30-Aug-18




Nice Buck. Congratulations, you did it the hard way.

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 30-Aug-18




Fantastic job! Selfys are a very fun way to deer hunt.

From: crowfoot
Date: 30-Aug-18




Congrats on a great achievement. .I guess ewe go by the same handle so maybe some of that good stuff will come my way...I have been thinking hard on making a bow....A fat doe would be a trophy if it was with a bow that I made.

Crow

From: cobra
Date: 30-Aug-18




That really is a great achievement all around. Are you having your deer mounted? A velvet mount would be Unique!

From: arlone Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 30-Aug-18




Congratulations on a dandy buck! Working on a piece of "knotty" osage right now....so maybe some year there might be a picture??

From: JusPassin Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 30-Aug-18




I've had the pleasure but don't do much photography. Nice deer. What was the rationale for a "velvet" hunt?

From: CrowFoot Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 30-Aug-18




I am going to get it mounted, I am still pinching my self over it. I was and still am on cloud 9 over it and I love that Bow, I named it MOJO and boy does it have it. As far as to why they had this velvet hunt I am not sure. Kentucky does one each year and I know a bunch of Tennesseeans that go up there to hunt them. Maybe the TWRA saw this as a way to bring in out of state hunters or have heard complaints about if Kentucky does it why don't we do it? I believe it is a two year deal and they are going to evaluate it, I am sure they made some money on the deal. The only thing I see that bugs me is it is private land only. All the hunters that can only hunt public land were left out and I have heard some rumblings about that. It was on the warm side but not nearly as bad as it could of been. We had a slight cool spell for the weekend. Thanks guys for the good words.

From: eddie c
Date: 30-Aug-18




SWEET!!!!

From: Bassman Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 30-Aug-18




nice.

From: HedgeHunter
Date: 30-Aug-18




Nice my friend.

Was a $ deal. My sway will be to give archery hunters the 1st week of Nov and push season to right one week later.

Cant see Smag giving up one of my hard horns on state tag. I know, i got a Campbell buck and doe three a day. . . . Plus Quota’s. So Goob, when big Mui steps out after you shoot that other 4x4 what then? You know we gonna here folks cryin “we need unlimited bucks” after this test hunt, when rut busts wide open.

From: bluesman
Date: 30-Aug-18




nice , congratulations..nice feeling taking a critter with a bow you made from one piece of wood !!!

From: Pa Steve
Date: 30-Aug-18




Congratulations. That's a beautiful deer. Being successful with a homemade selfbow is about as good as it gets in my book.

From: mattandersen
Date: 30-Aug-18




Bassman show em the monster you shot last fall in PA with your self bow!

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 30-Aug-18




Nice. I took one twenty-six years ago with an old lemonwood, and will try a few times this fall with my osage selfbow. Congratulations on a fine hunt and deer.

From: CrowFoot Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 30-Aug-18




Shawn, I would like to think I will get another chance at the other one. I just hope I get a chance at a big doe or two for the freezer.I am a Bow hunter and wouldn't bat an eye at shooting a fork horn if the shot presents its self. I liked it, this early hunt that is and I saw more deer move than any opening weekend I can remember. I have no regrets, anytime I get a chance to send an arrow at one I consider it a blessing. I am very very particular about the shot when it is time to take it. I am just as tickled with this fuzzy horned deer as any hard horned deer I have ever taken. I have already eat some back strap and he eats just as good too!

From: Bjrogg
Date: 30-Aug-18

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Very nice CrowFoot. That truly is a beautiful buck. I know that pinching yourself feeling and it's awesome. I'm still pinching myself from my first bow kill. I shot this four point standing on the ground with a Hop Hornbeam Selfbow I made. The tree it came from was standing less than thirty feet from where I was standing when I shot him.

Bjrogg

PS now it's that Do it Again feeling.

From: George Tsoukalas
Date: 30-Aug-18




CrowFoot, Congratulations on a very fine dself-bow killed deer.

Yes, I took a deer with a selfbow 2008.

Jawge

From: tonto59
Date: 30-Aug-18




Congrats! Well done...

From: CrowFoot Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 30-Aug-18




Awesome story Bow and deer Brogg! Very Cool man!

From: Bjrogg
Date: 30-Aug-18




Thanks CrowFoot and congrats again sir.

Bjrogg

From: HedgeHunter
Date: 30-Aug-18




Thats cool BJ. Shot a few right where i harvested wood from. Funny twist on hunting and hathering!

From: Danzn Bar
Date: 30-Aug-18




Way to go with a selfbow..... DBar

From: Jeff Durnell Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 30-Aug-18




The last one I got, I got almost within sight of where I cut the osage tree, less than 200 yards away. I didn't take any pictures though. Just took him home, cut em up, and ate him.

From: HedgeHunter
Date: 30-Aug-18




Where’d ya get that Stave from Mojo?

HH~

From: Living the Dream Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 30-Aug-18

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2014 DEER

From: Living the Dream Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 30-Aug-18

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2012 DEER

From: Living the Dream Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 30-Aug-18

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2017 DEER. The bow for all three is osage from our property. I need to make another the linear cracks look to be running, but still shooting and if the shooter does his part works pretty well.

From: Living the Dream Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 30-Aug-18

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2017 DEER. The bow for all three is osage from our property. I need to make another the linear cracks look to be running, but still shooting and if the shooter does his part works pretty well.

From: Osage Outlaw
Date: 30-Aug-18

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That's a great selfbow buck Goob! You will have to tell me the story of how it went down at the Classic next year.

I've only got 3 selfbow kills. 2 deer and a frog. The first one was an 8 point taken with a stone point and my osage hunting bow.

From: Osage Outlaw
Date: 30-Aug-18

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My second was a small one taken with my osage hunting bow and a trade point that I made. This deer actually dropped in the road. No dragging needed.

From: Osage Outlaw
Date: 30-Aug-18

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And my last selfbow kill was a bull frog taken with a 24" long sinew backed osage bow

From: Huntdux
Date: 30-Aug-18




Congrats! That's hard to top! what region were you hunting?

From: Eric Krewson
Date: 30-Aug-18

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My best with any weapon and it was with an osage selfbow, off the ground in a brush blind in a patch of white oaks, I used a wood arrow and Zwickey Delta head.

From: HedgeHunter
Date: 30-Aug-18




Clint was he rutting and did you grunt to stop that big bull?

From: Bjrogg
Date: 30-Aug-18




I remember that was my first year at Marshall PA meet. The mini bow challenge.

Bjrogg

From: Arvin
Date: 30-Aug-18

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Here's one for me.

From: Pappy 1952
Date: 31-Aug-18




Congrats Goob, very nice job. Pappy

From: Bassman Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 31-Aug-18




Good for all above.Last year i shot 12 pt. 23 inch spread buck that scored a 158. My dream buck.I know how you guys feel. Good hunting and shooting.

From: neuse
Date: 31-Aug-18




I will post mine once deer season starts. Wishfull thinking

From: HedgeHunter
Date: 31-Aug-18




Like Pappy said Congrats Clint nice Frog :)

From: CrowFoot Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 31-Aug-18




Clint you look like a Giant in that picture, nice one, that is a TOAD! Thanks Pappy, for the comment and all the help over at Twin Oaks. The stave for that bow was gifted to me by HedgeHunter I guess I should add. He said it was from the trail of Tears. Maybe that explains the MOJO?

From: CrowFoot Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 31-Aug-18




Dang Arvin, that is awesome man. All these pictures on here are!

From: HedgeHunter
Date: 31-Aug-18




Yes, 150yr old tree fosho. Was right next to a low water crossing on trail in Todd, KY. Has the Mojo it beat my score at Classic and that was the highest 40 target SB score i ever put up mation wide!

Nice Harvest!

From: JMartin
Date: 31-Aug-18




Great pics, congrats to all. I love me some selfbows! I'm partial to osage....but they're all good! LOL

From: HedgeHunter
Date: 31-Aug-18




Arvin

That critter from Namibia or San Angelo?

HH~

From: Arvin
Date: 03-Sep-18




South Africa. Just north of Kruger. Arvin

From: Bjrogg
Date: 03-Sep-18




Congratulations on the broadhead flight bow record to Arvin. Nice animal.

Bjrogg

From: HedgeHunter
Date: 03-Sep-18




Yer a stud AW.

Them Natives are exprorating land in S Afrika now. Place is fixing to turn into the CBT zone soon! Prior to El Salvador taking over asthe most dangerous place on the planet SAfrika had that title. Have a good bud from there i ran the high country and southern desert in AFG with. He use to tell me the terd stories of the new GVT and crime wave there. Namibia for me soon.

HH~

From: selfbow
Date: 03-Sep-18

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Selfbow and stone point rivercane arrow from last season

From: Vaguely
Date: 03-Sep-18




Good Job DeWayne!!!!

From: Snowshoe
Date: 04-Sep-18




Congrats to all:^)

From: Snowshoe
Date: 04-Sep-18

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My first...

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 04-Sep-18




Richard, who made your bow? I can tell the way it lies there its very well made.

From: Snowshoe
Date: 04-Sep-18




PEARL DRUMS, I made it. I've made three. The other two were failures. This one pulls 52# @ 27". It has about a inch of set in it. But has stayed together and shoots nicely:^) So I'm happy. Thanks

From: Bowmania Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Sep-18

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Bridger with my first. He's happy.

Bowmania

From: Osage Outlaw
Date: 04-Sep-18




Awesome selfbow kills guys!

From: Jeff Durnell Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 04-Sep-18




Yes, good work fellas.

Bowmania, I hope ya gave Bridger a bite or two.

From: swampwalker
Date: 04-Sep-18




Cool stuff men.

From: Onehair
Date: 04-Sep-18

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My best

From: Onehair
Date: 04-Sep-18

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Another,

From: Onehair
Date: 04-Sep-18

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I was to tired to drag this one out so I let him go.

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 04-Sep-18




Shot a dog fish with an Osage self bow, self made 4 point footed arrow and a flintridge stone point.

From: Jimmy Blackmon
Date: 04-Sep-18

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From: MDS65
Date: 04-Sep-18

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From: MDS65
Date: 04-Sep-18

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From: RAU
Date: 05-Sep-18

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Thankfully I've lost some weight since this was taken in 2016

From: cubdrvr
Date: 05-Sep-18

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Hickory board bow.

From: Keith
Date: 24-Sep-18

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A selfbow buck with osage bow and zwicky eskimos from this last weekend.

From: Missouribreaks
Date: 25-Sep-18




Congratulations Keith.

From: Pa Steve
Date: 25-Sep-18




Beautiful buck Keith. Well done.

From: Bjrogg
Date: 26-Sep-18




Nice buck Kieth. Gotta story for us. I love a good hunting story.

Bjrogg

From: Homey88
Date: 26-Sep-18




Awesome bow kills

From: RonG
Date: 26-Sep-18




Now this wets my appetite to finish redoing my out building so I can get back to scraping wood.

Thanks folks and nice bows and game.

Have been taking off from archery, because of dwindling health, but have stabilized and wanting to get back to it and thank you everyone for posting.

Jeff I will finish those two bows.

From: Keith
Date: 26-Sep-18




Story, of course there's a story. LOL

I went out to a buddies feral farm that is awesome for deer. He has let me hunt there for several years now, except last year when there was a 150 buck running around there. But that's ok, it's his place and I am fortunate that he lets me hunt there.

Anyway, it was the second Saturday of the season, first time and evening I was able to get out. I know right where I wanted to put a stand with the wind, kicking some does as I went in. I had a bonus doe tag so I was feeling confident.

I hung my stand, strapped myself in and hoisted up my pack/bow/ arrows. Hung my still unstrung bow on a limb, hung the pack on a limb and put arrow quiver, similar to an asbell quiver into a crook of the tree with intentions of hanging it up in just a minute.

A small basket rack buck comes in, but I have no intentions of shooting him and he mills around under the tree at 12 yards for a while, while the other buck I shot shows up and works his way in.

Remember my bow, it's still unstrung and hanging, because I just got into the stand. I stung up the bow seated while the bucks had their heads behind trees. I grabbed an arrow out of the quiver, but the quiver is just barely balanced in the crook of the tree, falls and hits the ground. It's windy so the small buck doesn't think anything of it.

The small buck moves out of the immediate area, and the larger buck comes in at 12'ish yards. I did manage to stand up at this point. I don't have my finger glove, or my arm guard on because they are still in the pack because everything is happening so quick.

I shoot, but I shot way to the right and high because I'm not used to no glove and the bow is a wrist slapper, so I may have caught the string. I spined him.

The buck goes down, and just lays there like a dog, in no apparent distress, just looking around.

I stand there for a few minutes waiting for his head to drop. Remember my arrows, they are on the forest floor. So no second arrow. I sit down, this is when he saw me. He moved his front legs and belly crawled about 10 feet and just lay there again. Again, no distress whats-so-ever.

We both sat for another 5 minutes, and I thought, "man, I need to get another arrow into him, but I'm going to have to run after him through these thick woods, with him moving out on two front legs."

So, I get out of the stand, grab an arrow out of my now broken quiver, and luckily he only belly crawled a few feet more and I put another arrow into him.

So, that's my 1/2 hour on stand hunting story.

From: Pointer
Date: 26-Sep-18




Great job by all!

From: Carcajou
Date: 26-Sep-18




Dang Kieth, great Buck and story! Fantastic pic too

From: Joe2Crow
Date: 26-Sep-18




Wow, really impressive self-bow kills

From: Keith
Date: 26-Sep-18

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From 2016. Public land doe, shot from a ground blind. The blind is basically a couple of long tunnels cut into thick brush. Osage bow with Wensel 3 blade broad head.

From: Riverwolf
Date: 26-Sep-18




Excellent thread gents !

From: Altizer
Date: 26-Sep-18

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My best buck with a self bow and stone tip that I knapped. TN 13 point.

From: Altizer
Date: 26-Sep-18

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2017 kill with a stone tip. The selfbow is backed with Mt. Lion rawhide. The bow was still ruffed, not sanded or finished. It’s the best shooting bow I’ve ever shot. 16 yard shot. I was a fun day.

From: Basinboy
Date: 27-Sep-18




Congrats to you all

From: Michael Schwister Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 27-Sep-18

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My first selfbow big game kill with Osage selfbow “dauntless” Nov 1993

From: Michael Schwister Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 27-Sep-18

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My latest selfbow big game with “lightning Crow” Nov 2017

From: Michael Schwister Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 27-Sep-18

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My heaviest selfbow kill with “Crazy Eye” Sep 2015

From: Michael Schwister Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 27-Sep-18




My “Best Trophy” selfbow kill with “Lightning Crow” Nov 2016

From: Michael Schwister Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 27-Sep-18

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From: HedgeHunter
Date: 27-Sep-18




Great Harvests with SBs.

That elk looks a tad swelled. How ling it take to find that cow?

HH~

From: Michael Schwister Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 27-Sep-18




Less than 1 hour from the shot. She ran about 25 yards stopped for about 30 seconds to look around, than ran off down hill with another cow and a calf, 20 seconds later the cow and calf came back up him and headed into the bedding area. I just stood in place for about about 45 minutes. She was dead just over the rise, about 80 yards away maybe. Fat yes, feet the size of a medium sized adult beef cow. She was the largest cow in the group, I passed a medium cow at about 10 steps, and took her steeply uphill over 30 yards. Shot was about 0730, we were skinning by 0830, and had boned out in game bags before 1000. BLM land, OTC unit Colorado

From: HedgeHunter
Date: 27-Sep-18




Fat ol girl. Ive shot several lead cows.

Fortunate she did not leave drainage. Morning shot, so a gud bet.

HH~

From: Michael Schwister Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 27-Sep-18




Tuffhead cut off the aorta at the top of the heart. They basically roll down hill until they hit a big enough tree to stop them. Hard quartering away. Well tuned 680 grain arrow, razor sharp head.

From: Michael Schwister Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 27-Sep-18




Tuffhead cut off the aorta at the top of the heart. They basically roll down hill until they hit a big enough tree to stop them. Hard quartering away. Well tuned 680 grain arrow, razor sharp head.

From: Nemophilist
Date: 28-Sep-18




Good thread.

From: Arvin
Date: 09-Oct-18




Congrats to everyone . Arvin

From: HedgeHunter
Date: 09-Oct-18




More to come Arvin i’m sure.

HH~

From: HedgeHunter
Date: 11-Oct-18




The Hedgehunter took one with the 2017 HHB tonite. Felt good to see that Jim Davis footed arrow with 200grn point do its job with a less than perfect hit. Saw the wobble at 20yds out. Then, the tip over at 45yds. First decent hunt weather of the season here and they were moving well.

HH~

From: HedgeHunter
Date: 13-Oct-18




From: HedgeHunter
Date: 13-Oct-18

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From: CrowFoot Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 17-Oct-18




Awesome Shawn! Is that the bow you made this year?

From: HedgeHunter
Date: 17-Oct-18




No made in end of 2016. Shot a buck with it then. I reshaped the shelf a bit after Worlds. I shot it and my Elm there. Shoots better with 200grn BH's now. Deer are seeking right now. Gotta get after it before smokepole season turns the forest upside dowmn!

How you fella's doing in CO?

Shawn~

From: HedgeHunter
Date: 18-Oct-18




Got a small this morning. The HHB with Magnus and 75 weight is prolly on the best matchups I've ever used.

HH~

From: HedgeHunter
Date: 22-Oct-18

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Here's a button from Oct 21st 2018.

HHB, 66" 44@28

HH~

From: HedgeHunter
Date: 22-Oct-18

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Good angle to the heart. Looked like an aweful small spot to pick at 17 yds. Yet, there was no doubt when that arrow hit fur. Some to be said for a quiet bow.

HH~





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