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2021-22 Traditional bow kills

BTaylor

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Killed my largest bodied deer last weekend. 230# live weight 8 point that wont make 100". 5.5-6.5 y/o bruiser that I got to watch physically assault a 20-25' sycamore tree then make 4 scrapes before he got to where I could take the shot at 12 yards. Like normal, after the shot broke, I had a case of the Elvis leg LOL.
 

BTaylor

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Nice buck. Your shoot a relatively light arrow correct? Apologies if I’m wrong. Curious how the arrow performed and what you hit?
It was a 12 yard shot so fairly steep but not severe. I hit a bit lower than should have but within an inch of where I was looking. Just got focused on a spot lower than I should have. Anywho, arrow took a chunk out of leg bone and ribs and sternum exiting. Front leg was up like a pointer dog at impact. He was just slightly quartered too. The line he was on would have had him broadside at 12 o’clock and I shot at 11 if that makes sense. Strong side shot just a bit short of being behind the tree. He broke the arrow when he lunged about 10” behind the head but the head had already exited at that point. Arrow was 570 grain Doug fir with a 3 blade woodsman out front. The two does shot this year with the same arrow but with an ace standard out front we’re both pass throughs only hitting ribs behind the shoulder.


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JSEXTON23

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It was a 12 yard shot so fairly steep but not severe. I hit a bit lower than should have but within an inch of where I was looking. Just got focused on a spot lower than I should have. Anywho, arrow took a chunk out of leg bone and ribs and sternum exiting. Front leg was up like a pointer dog at impact. He was just slightly quartered too. The line he was on would have had him broadside at 12 o’clock and I shot at 11 if that makes sense. Strong side shot just a bit short of being behind the tree. He broke the arrow when he lunged about 10” behind the head but the head had already exited at that point. Arrow was 570 grain Doug fir with a 3 blade woodsman out front. The two does shot this year with the same arrow but with an ace standard out front we’re both pass throughs only hitting ribs behind the shoulder.


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Thank you. So not light at all.
 

JSEXTON23

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No I have never been a fan of light arrow setups. I consider my setup to be normal or moderate, not light, not heavy, just right ;)
Thank you. I must be recalling a comment from somebody else. Happy for your success.
 
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