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Good luck!!!!! Hope you get

Good luck!!!!! Hope you get one!!!!!

Location: From Grand Junction CO, stationed in Arizona
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The first one is the hardest

Once you get the first one out of the way they start dropping like flies. It took me until my 3rd year of hunting with a bow to knock one down. Since then I have taken 5 elk, 5 muleys, 2 coues deer, a javelina and countless rabbits, grouse and other small game.

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funny you should write, "Once

funny you should write, "Once you get the first one out of the way they start dropping like flies. " because this exactly the conclusion I came to last year when I took a small seven point buck.  I posted the story on here just recently.

I just decided that I had to get one under my belt and then I could be more confident and selective in getting a larger whitetail.  So, I hope your advice and my thinking is right.  we will see this year.

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Mine was this year a

Mine was this year a small whitetail buck. It dressed out 110 pounds and had 3 points. Not a big deer but good eating. 

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I havent shot anything with

I havent shot anything with bow yet but my first kill with a gun was a doe fawn.

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My first bow kill was in my

My first bow kill was in my second season of bow hunting... I took a small four point that walked along a ditch between two bean fields... the woods there were only about 30 yards wide.

He walked slowly along and I saw him coming... so I was standing up and ready....

He stopped at about 15 yards and the arrow did a perfect pass through, dead center of the heart.

The bow (a round wheel Hoyt that maxxed out at 58 pounds) was very loud and in spite of that, the deer kind of jumped up in the air, looked around... and starting walking slowly away...

He walked about 10 yards and started swaying on his feet - and fell over dead... I do not think that he even knew anything was wrong...

I regret I do not have any pictures... this was back in the late 80's and we just did not photograph many of the events back then.

As I have said in the past - "What a rush"!!!

Jim

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My first bow kill was a

My first bow kill was a Canadian black bear.  My second was a wild hog and then I didn't kill anything for a while until I got a whitetail buck recently.  I hunted a lot with the bow but just not successful or later too selective.

My next animal,, besides a whitetail this year hopefully, will be a pronghorn antelope.

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