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Post by confederate » Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:44 pm

Well I got my first kill yesterday afternoon. I got a nice Doe with my Exocet. Its been really hot here in Georgia since the season opened. Lows about 65 and highs around 95. The heat has slowed the Deer movment and I havent seen but a few. I made a perfect hit with my Exocet. We only found one drop of Blood from a solid lung shot. The Deer went over 100 yards and had blood coming from her nose and mouth when we found her. It only took about 20 minutes by flash light even though she went in a Cut over from waist to head high. I knew I heard her crash and that helped out. A new hunter may have not found this deer. I have seen this situation before so I new to give it my best effort. New hunters should remember that even good hits dont always mean an easy blood trail so dont give up until a good effort is given. Also,[WATCH OUT FOR RATTLERS!] :lol:
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Post by tkstae » Wed Sep 21, 2005 2:01 pm

Congrats on your Doe!!! Great advice on tracking a well hit deer. Tom

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Post by pdislow » Wed Sep 21, 2005 2:02 pm

congratulations on your kill! saw a BIG timber rattler last week right after the storm, in the road.
thanks philip

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Post by GonHuntin » Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:22 pm

Glad you found your deer!! What broadhead did you use????

Twice, I have shot deer through both lungs and found very little blood on the bolt.......and I'm shooting feathers!!! The first time it happened, I found the deer before I found the bolt.....if I had found the bolt first, I would have thought I had missed or just nicked the deer as there was virtually no blood on the shaft or feathers!!! I always carefully examine the bolt after a shot, but I don't trust it as an indicator of how well the deer is hit!!!

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Post by confederate » Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:39 pm

I was useing the Wasp Boss. I have killed a lot of Deer with Thunderheads when I was Shooting a Compound. I went to the Wasp when I got my Exocet Package. I killed 3 Deer with them last year and was well satisfied with them. They really Shoot great too!
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Post by Sliver » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:04 pm

Congratulations Confederate! Good job on the recovery :wink:

I use the wasp boss 100g as well.. I like the way they shoot .. I'll stick with them....
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Post by A.W » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:07 pm

Congrats!!! :wink:

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Post by Sandman » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:12 pm

A big congrats to you~!

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Post by LoneWolf » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:15 pm

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Post by curmudgeon » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:45 pm

:) Congrats to you, meat in the freezer. You must have shot her late in the day, I would have thought am would have been better (cooler)

It's been hot here too but highs 90/91 bout the same 65 at night.
Gonna try it Sat morn. opening day, my climbing stand is in there waiting on me. Hope I can do with my vixen what you did with your CET

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Post by GREY OWL » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:53 pm

Congrats Conferderate, on your first bow kill. Being that hot out, I would suppose you have to get the deer straight to a cooler, or do you have enough time to process and butcher it right afterwards.

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Post by confederate » Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:10 pm

That was my 89th Bow kill. 85 with a compound and 4 with a Crossbow. What I meant was the first for this year. :D
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Post by wabi » Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:55 pm

Still a few days to wait here, and I'm hoping it will cool down some before the opener (Oct. 1). Been cooling down at night, but still in the 80s in the day.

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Post by Woodsman » Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:00 pm

Congrats! 8)

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Post by darkhollowarcher » Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:18 pm

Congrats on your deer ,good job

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