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    I shot a nice doe last night. double lung shot and the grim reaper razortips did their job. she trotted about 40 yards, stopped and stood for a second, and went down.


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    Nice work!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by not on the rug View Post
      I shot a nice doe last night. double lung shot and the grim reaper razortips did their job. she trotted about 40 yards, stopped and stood for a second, and went down.

      Awesome job, bra. Where'd you hit her? I have some freezer space on standby. Don't stop murdering delicious bambis.
      The Champagne of Beards

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      • #4
        Nice :-)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
          Awesome job, bra. Where'd you hit her? I have some freezer space on standby. Don't stop murdering delicious bambis.
          my knee is barely covering the entrance wound. she was facing the direction that she is in the picture, and about 8 yards away. I was 15ft in the air in a treestand. so the arrow entered high, through the left lung, and came out low, through the right lung.

          I had to drop her off at the butcher last night. that was the first time I've ever had to do that. I couldn't stay up until midnight butchering, and its too warm out to let her hang overnight to butcher today. there will be a decent amount of meat though. 1 down...plenty more to go

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          • #6
            How many tags do you get up there? I'm assuming bow and rifle or shotgun.

            I had a similar shot Christmas last year, but I was 15 feet up in a guest bedroom window, and the doe was about 15 yards out. Also I had to put down my bourbon to steady the crossbow.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
              How many tags do you get up there? I'm assuming bow and rifle or shotgun.

              I had a similar shot Christmas last year, but I was 15 feet up in a guest bedroom window, and the doe was about 15 yards out. Also I had to put down my bourbon to steady the crossbow.

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              in nj, you can only hunt deer with a bow/crossbow or a shotgun. no rifle hunting.

              I typically only shotgun hunt during the standard 6 day long season. for that, you're allowed 2 bucks. there are all sorts of extended/permit seasons, etc. but I don't bother. i'd rather bow hunt

              as for bow hunting: there are 3 separate seasons in nj. fall bow (from mid September through the end of October), permit bow (all of November and all of December), and winter bow (in most zones all of January through mid-February). for each season (in most zones) you are allowed 1 buck tag per season and you can kill unlimited doe.

              I remember that story. never a good idea to spill bourbon on a crossbow. good thinking!

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              • #8
                Unlimited doe rules! Stock up.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
                  Unlimited doe rules! Stock up.

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                  that's the plan. I actually bought a chest freezer a few weeks ago.

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                  • #10
                    I always feel a little bad getting a doe, but WOW do they test better sans testosterone.

                    Last week I got my first buck of the year, a two year old I cannot imagine was going to make it through a bad winter. Tomorrow bow season opens in my home state.

                    Haven't gotten a deer with a rifle in my life. Something feels unfair to take it from 200 yards.
                    "The soul that does not attempt flight; does not notice its chains."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TheyCallMeLazarus View Post
                      I always feel a little bad getting a doe, but WOW do they test better sans testosterone.

                      Last week I got my first buck of the year, a two year old I cannot imagine was going to make it through a bad winter. Tomorrow bow season opens in my home state.

                      Haven't gotten a deer with a rifle in my life. Something feels unfair to take it from 200 yards.
                      I used to feel bad about shooting doe, but honestly, that's just silly. I mean, you eat female pigs, cows, chicken, fish, etc. why are deer any different?

                      congrats on the buck. any pics?

                      I've shot quite a few deer with rifles, and actually all were under 100 yard shots. I like to hunt in the thick stuff, so it's more like slug gun/muzzleloader/bow hunting. the longest shot of my life was probably about 80 yards. that being said, I have a few rifles that i'd love to take reach out and touch an deer/antelope/elk with at 400 yards. I just don't know if/when i'll ever do it

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                      • #12
                        Nice doe!

                        I can't wait to eat some more dried sausage and backstrap after this season.
                        In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by not on the rug View Post
                          my knee is barely covering the entrance wound. she was facing the direction that she is in the picture, and about 8 yards away. I was 15ft in the air in a treestand. so the arrow entered high, through the left lung, and came out low, through the right lung.
                          I meant where geographically. In your yard out by the rope and slackline?
                          The Champagne of Beards

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
                            I meant where geographically. In your yard out by the rope and slackline?
                            haha... no. on some private land that I got access to hunt on this year

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                            • #15
                              I don't usually do adult does or alpha males....

                              The reason is that chickens, pigs, etc, are all domesticated. In the case of deer, it is important to keep a large a robust breeding stock around to keep producing quality offspring (and venison!).

                              Many states, especially in the South, have a lot of problems with having very few large adult bucks around....this is not from the fact that they are hunted and killed. It is more because all of the males with good breeding stock (older, big racks) are killed, while the younger and tastier males are allowed to mate with does....under natural circumstances, many of these inferior bucks would be losing out to alphas with better genes. I went to a hunter's meeting in Florida where this was all pointed out in excruciating detail, graphs and numbers, everything.

                              In general though, it's mainly for the meat. There are tons of deer where I live (we call them Vermont mile markers), and the younger deer just taste better. The best are 2-3yo, both doe and buck. Still get a big-bodied deer, without the toughness of a full out adult. I don't shoot older deer. They taste bad, and they made it that age (through our lovely winters) for a reason. They have the superior genes, so I want them around to keep pumping out healthy fawns.

                              In regards to rifles, short-range is different.....I know a guy (ok, he's my neighbor. I don't like him much) that sets out feed corn over 3 different fields, uses a stand-alone that is almost 60 feet high (it has power, heat up there), and uses a .300 Winchester with telescopic lens. For those not privy, that is essentially now made into a military-grade sniper rifle. He bragged to a guy I know about getting a deer from 370 yards one year. That is a joke to me.

                              In contrast, I know a 75yo man, a native that has lived here his whole life, that bow hunts with a wooden bow, NOT in a stand, gets a few every year. That dude is the ultimate badass to me
                              "The soul that does not attempt flight; does not notice its chains."

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