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Re: Good start to the year

Postby Andy S. » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:13 am

^^^ a 5 yard straight down shot is as much guess work, prayer and luck as anything. 99.9% of hunters do not practice that shot from an elevated position and most cannot execute it at the moment of truth. Furthermore, the kill zone is extremely minimized and you almost always only get one lung if you make the shot, which is less than ideal. Of course, the spine is an option, but then a follow up shot is in order most of the time. It is not a shot I would not want if I had other options.
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Re: Good start to the year

Postby catman529 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:28 am

Andy S. wrote:^^^ a 5 yard straight down shot is as much guess work, prayer and luck as anything. 99.9% of hunters do not practice that shot from an elevated position and most cannot execute it at the moment of truth. Furthermore, the kill zone is extremely minimized and you almost always only get one lung if you make the shot, which is less than ideal. Of course, the spine is an option, but then a follow up shot is in order most of the time. It is not a shot I would not want if I had other options.
I’ve made some bad shots with my bow, but they were almost all near the end of my comfortable range. 5 yards put the pin where you want (aim for the exit) and it will hit vitals. 5 yards is plenty enough angle to hit both lungs. 10 yards is probably my favorite chip shot, but I won’t hesitate to pop one closer.


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Re: Good start to the year

Postby Volbuck777 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:29 pm

Great story, great shot, great buck. Congratulations
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Re: Good start to the year

Postby hatnotch » Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:40 pm

Congratulations! Great deer with the double drops
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Re: Good start to the year

Postby BAMA BOW MERKER » Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:54 pm

Thanks guys. I actually hit this deer in his left backstrap. I’ll take close shot, but I killed many a gray squirrel, coons, possums, yotes etc practicing that shot as a kid lol
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Re: Good start to the year

Postby Andy S. » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:24 pm

BAMA BOW MERKER wrote:
Andy S. wrote:
BAMA BOW MERKER wrote: 20 yd pin at the bottom of the brisket and he ran about 40 yds
Takes practice and confidence to execute this "judgement call" at the moment of truth. Congrats to you. Are you getting him mounted?


Yes sir. I’m getting the velvet freeze dried and doing a Euro with him.
And I’ve definitely shot high on that same shot scenario before.
Post up some pics when you get him finalized. Double drops is rare and very cool IMO.
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Re: Good start to the year

Postby Andy S. » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:07 pm

BAMA BOW MERKER wrote:Thanks guys. I actually hit this deer in his left backstrap.
Quartering away? It looks like that from the two pics.
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Re: Good start to the year

Postby BAMA BOW MERKER » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:25 pm

Andy S. wrote:
BAMA BOW MERKER wrote:Thanks guys. I actually hit this deer in his left backstrap.
Quartering away? It looks like that from the two pics.

Yes sir, he was quartering away. He had walked completely past the back of my tree. And I’ll post pics soon as I get him back.
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Re: Good start to the year

Postby easy45 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:49 pm

Congrats


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Re: Good start to the year

Postby ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:04 pm

CONGRATS
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Re: Good start to the year

Postby cbhunter » Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:13 am

Well done, congrats!
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Re: Good start to the year

Postby TN Larry » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:06 am

Nice deer, congrats!
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Re: Good start to the year

Postby double browtine » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:04 am

What an awesome buck! You got to love it when a plan comes together like that!
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Re: Good start to the year

Postby Bone Collector » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:43 pm

Congrats!
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Re: Good start to the year

Postby MR Yote » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:37 am

Great buck!!! Big congrats on a great shot too!!
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Re: Good start to the year

Postby Claims Rep. » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:49 pm

Great buck! Congrats! Love the drop tones too.
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Re: Good start to the year

Postby Gravey » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:38 pm

Nice deer...congrats!!!
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