I had the first week of VA bow season off and was able to kill two does, which was a great start to the season for me.
The first one I killed with my MR7. I went out Monday morning and it started raining the second I sat down in my treestand, great! I decided I would sit in the rain, until it then really started pouring down, wonderful! By the time I got to the truck I was soaked to the bone. I went home and dried everything and had some lunch. The rain stopped around 12:30, I jumped in the truck and was headed back out in the woods! I was in my stand and thought I heard something splash in the stream at the bottom of the hollow I was in, but I couldn’t see anything. About ten minutes later, I saw a doe about 30 yards away and she was very nervous. She started to go around behind me, I guessed her at 20 and shot. I felt great about the shot, but she was so nervous that she ducked and wheeled around at the shot. I ended up hitting her high in the shoulder and then it went down in the vitals. I didn’t find a single drop of blood, but followed where she had ran and found her 100 yards away. The Rage chisel tip extreme caused a huge entry hole, but there was no exit because of the way she ducked and turned.
The second one I killed was with my Z9. On Wednesday I was sitting in a new ground blind on a wooded hill leading down to a field and the river. I noticed when I was test drawing my bow that my broadheads might not make it over the blind, so if I had to I was going to have to squat up to shoot. My legs were killing me, so I straightened my legs and leaned back in my chair. When I did this I noticed that I could shoot out of the left blind window up the hill. Later in the evening, I had three deer come down the hill, I noticed that the back one was the biggest. She came down to 15 yards broadside, so I leaned back in my chair and drew my bow. I made a perfect shot and she piled up 30 yards away. I used the Rage Hypodermics and I was very pleased I with them.
Later in the week I had a spike at 15 yards, but I passed him up. I was a great week in the woods, but I was so tired of sitting in the rain!! I have next week off, so I am hoping to kill my first buck with a bow in my 11 or 12 years of bow hunting. I will be taking my Reezen 6.5 and hopefully will be trying out the slick tricks for the first time.
Good luck to everyone!!!2009 Reezen 6.5 camo/black | 2012 Helim camo | 2012 Z9 black | 2013 MR7 camo | 2014 Chill R tactical | Used Ovation camo/black
Joined: 11/27/2008Congratulations sounds like an awesome week!
Joined: 3/29/2007Thats pretty cool.. Congrats and nice shooting..
Location: In your stand while your at work!Heck yea, looks like you’re destined for 3 dear saving the best for last with the Reezen taking some bone! and the best part of the season is yet to come. Nice job on the 2 kills! Sounds like mountain hunting and man that’s tough especially when dragging :). You seem to be doing all kinds of hunting, stands, blinds… Good Luck your drought is about to end I can feel it!
VA Hunters Rule!!! Especially Cavaliers – lolMy Buck killing skills are sick – too bad there not contagious!!! Big Bucks are easy - That's why I let them go and shoot little young ones :)Congrats and you’re right that is the way to fill the freezer.Thanks everyone! I hope I can make it to next week’s vacation, this week of on call is killing me so far!!!2009 Reezen 6.5 camo/black | 2012 Helim camo | 2012 Z9 black | 2013 MR7 camo | 2014 Chill R tactical | Used Ovation camo/black
Heck yea, looks like you’re destined for 3 dear saving the best for last with the Reezen taking some bone! and the best part of the season is yet to come. Nice job on the 2 kills! Sounds like mountain hunting and man that’s tough especially when dragging . You seem to be doing all kinds of hunting, stands, blinds… Good Luck your drought is about to end I can feel it!
VA Hunters Rule!!! Especially Cavaliers – lol
I am hunting a farm along the river in the Shenandoah valley, so it isn’t as tough as national forest in the mountains. The first one I shot was in a deep hollow and was a pain in the rear to drag out..I am out of shape! The second one I just had to drag down a hill, out of the field, and then drove the truck to it, so it wasn’t near as bad. Thanks, I hope the drought will be over too! I am no trophy hunter, but we try to shoot at least 2 1/2 year olds, so hopefully a decent buck will come by or a bear.
VA hunters do rule, but no Cavs…GO HOKIES!!!!2009 Reezen 6.5 camo/black | 2012 Helim camo | 2012 Z9 black | 2013 MR7 camo | 2014 Chill R tactical | Used Ovation camo/blackWell I had a doe tempt me too long, so I let her have it. This time it was with the Reezen. Once I get some more time, I will do a new thread on it.
Location: OregonVery nice!!
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