So last weekend me and this buddy of mine that owns the property, he owns a perfectly good powerful 10point crossbow, instead of shooting his choice of 3 deer 40 yards away, he shoots a turkey, perfect gut shot 25 yd... and he has "bad vision"
The deer itself wasn't anything special but it was the first my youngest and I have killed together. I did the shooting and he did the tracking. As you can see by the smile, he was pretty proud of himself. A hunt I'll never forget for sure.
Love seeing you guys' kills! I'm stuck on the river for another 2 1/2 weeks. I'm due off a few days before opening day. I did get one of the spypoint cameras this year, which sends pics to my phone. Haven't had any bucks on camera till last week. Now, I've had at least 5 or 6 different ones...a few on their feet in daylight.
2 weeks ago I shot a nice doe with my bow at 35 yards. Saturday I shot a spike with the 270msr at 465 yards and dropped him in his tracks using the CBB 120 mkz. he was wounded and barely walking, figured I would take him before the coyotes got him. unfortunately my phone died so I don't have any pics of the spike.
Yep, Sweet Home Oregon. He originally was just going up for some grouse but decided to throw his 6.8 in the truck just in case. He did well. Keep in mind that he is 6ft 2 (but skinny). Its great that he got it this year because as soon as he graduated high school he goes to Navy boot.
WELL, didn't think I'd actually one of the ones showing off pics so soon...
Day view from my stand into food plot:
About 6:10 Sat night (sunset was 6:00, shooting hours till 6:30)
I was just about getting ready to pack things up, I was moving around in my stand and not even trying to be quiet...
I look up to see this (the following pic is created to show you how dark it was getting and about what I saw)
So I sight in and shoot a lighted nocked arrow, deer takes off straight away from me into the woods... I thought it was a big doe
walked into the woods and found my lighted arrow on the ground 75 yrd in... walked out to go get other 2 guys to help track
Tracked blood for 150yrd at least, then trail stopped... searched for hours, mind you it's now pitch black out.
We were driving off in the gator almost to give up and thought we should search a creek bed cuz deer like to go low when injured... 300 yrds from the hit
FOUND HIM!! 7 points and 144lbs after gutted... completely surprised cuz I saw no rack when I scoped and shot (Wicked Ridge cross bow)
Actually I think it's the same deer in the CAM PIC I posted in the first post...
Was successful this morning. He was trolling for does at about 75 yards. I threw a grunt his way and he turned to walk within 10 yards before I let the arrow fly. I saw him crash from the stand. Good thing since there was practically no blood trail.