My first Bison with Archery Tackle

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  • July 8, 2013 at 2:36 pm #583571 Back to Top REPORT
    switchyxt_z7
    Switchyxt_Z7

    Joined: 1/15/2010
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    18 Yards stalked this cow. Herd was in a 1200 acre enclosure and doesn’t see much human interaction, so stalking these things are pretty hard. Most folks think that you just walk up and shoot one but that wasn’t the case. Finally ended up getting a shot by sneaking through some sage/yucca plants and setting up as they made their way around a point.

    One shot and the bison went about 125-150 yards and folded up.

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    Owner of Darkside Archery. Southwest Kansas' newest Mathews/Mission retailer.
    July 8, 2013 at 3:03 pm #583575 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

    Joined: 11/14/2007
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    Big Congrats!!! Meat should be awesome too and last you awhile.

    They are one tough critter to put down with one arrow.

    I had to shoot mine more than a few times till I got a heart shot that did it.

    July 8, 2013 at 3:41 pm #583581 Back to Top REPORT
    switchyxt_z7
    Switchyxt_Z7

    Joined: 1/15/2010
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    Here is the entry wound. Creed 65#, 30″ DL, Easton FMJ 340’s, Rage Standard 2 blade.
    I don’t understand how folks lose animals with the rages..lol.

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    Owner of Darkside Archery. Southwest Kansas' newest Mathews/Mission retailer.
    July 9, 2013 at 4:53 pm #583698 Back to Top REPORT
    danf
    DanF

    Age: 45
    Joined: 1/23/2007
    Location: PA
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    Congrats on a fine animal!!

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    July 10, 2013 at 5:30 am #583742 Back to Top REPORT
    squirrelyyy
    squirrelyyy

    Joined: 12/10/2006
    Nice congrats
    July 14, 2013 at 12:50 pm #584123 Back to Top REPORT
    rickym
    RickyM


    Joined: 8/4/2004
    Congrats
    July 14, 2013 at 7:38 pm #584159 Back to Top REPORT
    mozartsmusic
    Mozartsmusic

    Age: 165
    Joined: 4/29/2005
    Location: Layton, Utah
    That is really awesome! What State did you shoot it in, and after working with Bison for almost 15 years, I can honestly say that getting that close to one is a great feat by it’s self! You can’t just walk up and shoot one, besides being very large they are really FAST and very smart.

    Scott {#emotions_dlg.mathews_nerd}

    That Crazy Old Mormon in Utah! My Bow: Prime Impact 50# @ 29" My Rest: Trophy Ridge "SmackDown" My Sight: Spott Hogg "Hunter"
    July 14, 2013 at 8:19 pm #584162 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

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    That is really awesome! What State did you shoot it in, and after working with Bison for almost 15 years, I can honestly say that getting that close to one is a great feat by it’s self! You can’t just walk up and shoot one, besides being very large they are really FAST and very smart. 

    Scott{#emotions_dlg.mathews_nerd}

    x2 they are not domesticated  and being a herd animal they will act together to fend off and attack a hunter that approaches in a offensive direction.

    July 15, 2013 at 2:13 pm #584259 Back to Top REPORT
    hotshot
    Hotshot

    Age: 54
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    Location: Oregon
    Congrats!!

    Did you have to buy one freezer or two?? LOL!

    I also give you a pat on the back for your ability to get in close on this guy and stand there.

    The vision of a freight train running over me would be most close to what this guy and/or his friends can do to someone close by.

    Nice job!

    {#emotions_dlg.mathews}

    >>>>--Shoot Straight-->
    August 3, 2013 at 6:50 pm #587101 Back to Top REPORT
    haldermand
    haldermand

    Age: 19
    Joined: 12/12/2011
    Location: NE Indiana
    Congrats! There is a small bison farm about 1/4 mile from where I hunt.. Maybe some day one of them will escape…. ;)
    August 3, 2013 at 7:21 pm #587112 Back to Top REPORT
    bootheel-boy
    bootheel boy

    Joined: 7/21/2006
    Location: S.E. Missouri
    How’s the meat taste?  Is it usually ground up or cut into steaks like cattle or elk.   I had a buffalo burger while passing through eastern Colorado one time. It wasn’t bad.
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