First blood for the MR7 and Z9

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  • October 21, 2013 at 9:24 pm #600764 Back to Top REPORT
    vatechhunter
    VaTechHunter

    Age: 30
    Joined: 3/22/2010
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    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.
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    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.

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    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
    October 21, 2013 at 9:44 pm #600765 Back to Top REPORT
    rsutton
    rsutton

    Joined: 11/27/2008
    Congratulations sounds like an awesome week!
    October 22, 2013 at 7:44 am #600780 Back to Top REPORT
    buck-wild
    BUCK WILD

    Joined: 3/29/2007
    Thats pretty cool.. Congrats and nice shooting..
    October 22, 2013 at 8:19 am #600783 Back to Top REPORT
    jerseyboy
    JERSEYBOY

    Age: 42
    Joined: 2/25/2008
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    Congrats…{#emotions_dlg.mathews_applause}
    October 22, 2013 at 8:44 am #600784 Back to Top REPORT
    bow4um
    BOW4UM

    Joined: 2/28/2008
    Location: VA
    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

    My Buck killing skills are sick – too bad there not contagious!!!
    October 22, 2013 at 8:53 am #600787 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

    Age: 63
    Joined: 11/14/2007
    Location: Ohio
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    Congrats and you’re right that is the way to fill the freezer.
    October 22, 2013 at 7:55 pm #600867 Back to Top REPORT
    vatechhunter
    VaTechHunter

    Age: 30
    Joined: 3/22/2010
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    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
    October 22, 2013 at 8:12 pm #600881 Back to Top REPORT
    vatechhunter
    VaTechHunter

    Age: 30
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    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/black
    October 28, 2013 at 2:53 pm #601753 Back to Top REPORT
    vatechhunter
    VaTechHunter

    Age: 30
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    Well 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.
    2009 Reezen 6.5 camo/black | 2012 Helim camo | 2012 Z9 black | 2013 MR7 camo | 2014 Chill R tactical | Used Ovation camo/black
    October 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm #601756 Back to Top REPORT
    rickym
    RickyM


    Joined: 8/4/2004
    congrats!!
    October 29, 2013 at 1:01 pm #601936 Back to Top REPORT
    hotshot
    Hotshot

    Age: 54
    Joined: 11/1/2008
    Location: Oregon
    Very nice!!
    Good job!!! {#emotions_dlg.mathews_applause}

    Congrats!!!

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