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Well guys been out 5 times haven't seen any deer. Plenty on camera but none in person. Until today. Decided to head in for a late morning hunt behind my grandparents house after I dropped the kids off inside. Been getting a lot of mid day pics of doe's and a small 3pt. Me and my buddy that hunt there decided early on that the 3pt was on the hit list. He looked just like a fork horn we had pics of last year. We kept looking and it seemed he was the fork horn just had went down hill. So we decided if we had the chance we would take him. I was sitting on my food plot at 830. Decided to sit til 1030. Well wind was howling today. Looked at my phone at 1024 and figured well I'm gonna get down. Haven't seen signs of anything. Normally I would drop my crossbow down by the rope. But I was in my ladder stand and said well I will just sling it and climb down. The trail that the deer travel from the neighbors overgrown pasture is pretty thick. But were the ladder is set up when the deer pop out its game time. There is no way for em to see ya before they are wide open in the plot. Well I stood up to straighten my waist pack. And sling my crossbow and climb down. Saw movement on the trail from the pasture. It was the 3pt pretty much right on time from the pics with the time goin back last week. He never knew I was there. I shoukdered the ol ghost 400 and soon as he stepped out I sent one thru the boiler room. He was the first deer I have shot with it since this is the first season I had it. I knew it was fast but like xbows are. It seems loud to me. So I aimed a little low in anticipation of the string jump. Well at 24yds he didn't move a lick. I'm shooting victory voodoo bolts and n.a.p foc 3" expandables. And they have proved to be devistating. He was quartering away slightly in a steady walk. I aimed right at the heart. Squeezed the trigger and I heard the crack of bone before I heard the xbow. Seemed that way anyway. It shattered part of his front right leg and entered the lower chest and exited on the opposite side. Destroyed 3 ribs on both sides and sliced the heart in half and clipped one lung then burried in the ground. After his first hop there was no doubt on the shot. When his front feet hit blood spewed out of both sides. He went maybe 50yds and I saw him fall. Not a monster but I'm more than excited that I took him.
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