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Old 08-25-2017, 09:50 PM
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Default 2017 Archery Harvest Thread...post your pics!

That time again I know a few cutters went down today already. Let's keep it clean and respectful, post your archery successes here.

Have a great season everyone!

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Old 08-25-2017, 11:18 PM
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Old 08-27-2017, 04:50 PM
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I'll go she's not a 400in elk but it's my first deer with my bow and I am happy. Now to go out and get that elk. I am still trying to figure out how to embed photos from my phone.

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Old 08-27-2017, 09:22 PM
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I'll go she's not a 400in elk but it's my first deer with my bow and I am happy. Now to go out and get that elk. I am still trying to figure out how to embed photos from my phone.

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Congratulations on your first bow deer. !!
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:40 PM
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Gotta get the thread started with something!
Thanks for posting freerider
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:39 PM
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I'll go she's not a 400in elk but it's my first deer with my bow and I am happy. Now to go out and get that elk. I am still trying to figure out how to embed photos from my phone.

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Old 08-28-2017, 10:20 PM
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I got a feeling come Monday the pics will start filtering in on this thread!
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I got a feeling come Monday the pics will start filtering in on this thread!
I sure hope so, been refreshing 4 times a day hoping to see some pics and hardly a picture yet...

Going to be out most of the first 4 days of the south season and hope I get to post one myself!

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Old 08-30-2017, 04:16 PM
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Ok I think I figured out this photo thing posting my doe from earlier. Didn't like the fact that random people could see my pics on Imgur had some strange comments there.

Apologies for the double really wanted to figure out the photo thing.
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Old 09-01-2017, 10:53 PM
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Default Opening day, man-cub's first bow kil

I couldn't be prouder... his first shot wasn't the greatest, but the follow up shot was perfect. Big buck down!
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Old 09-01-2017, 11:05 PM
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I couldn't be prouder... his first shot wasn't the greatest, but the follow up shot was perfect. Big buck down!
Doing better than dad, did you not shoot 5 moose last year before dropping one?

Good job kid. Nice buck.
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Old 09-02-2017, 09:17 AM
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Doing better than dad, did you not shoot 5 moose last year before dropping one?

Good job kid. Nice buck.


Ummmm... no... not really sure where you got that from. I DID hit a 6x6 ELK in the shoulder, and didn't recover him... but dropped the next bull I shot a couple weeks later
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Old 09-02-2017, 09:35 AM
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Congratulations to the young fella and his amazing Mulie buck. That must have been a great father son experience. Really nice buck!
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Old 09-02-2017, 11:52 AM
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Ummmm... no... not really sure where you got that from. I DID hit a 6x6 ELK in the shoulder, and didn't recover him... but dropped the next bull I shot a couple weeks later
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i can't stress my opinion enough - on moose sized game, they get almost no penetration, and if you hit bone, they almost stop dead. Two years ago i finally got my prairie moose draw, and after three wounded bulls (all three i hit exactly where i was aiming and less than 40 yard shots), i switched out to my tried and true montecs and got my bull the following week. I might have hit the shoulder blade with one of the shots, but definitely not with the other two. I think i got unlucky and hit ribs with the other two shots - either way, the arrows stopped - and one shot it actually "bounced" back.
I'm an outfitter, and a couple years ago had a guy up who killed a mule deer with a perfectly placed shot with a toxic broad head. He said they were great for whitetails back home, so maybe the problem was with the thicker bones on the bulls i hit - i don't know. All i can say is that i would rather stick with simple, one-piece broadheads. I can't say enough about montecs.
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Old 09-02-2017, 05:44 PM
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I couldn't be prouder... his first shot wasn't the greatest, but the follow up shot was perfect. Big buck down!


Great job little man!


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Old 09-02-2017, 09:28 PM
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Congrats to your son Sage, great buck!

I've been on the moose. Blew it on a 50" bull opening morning, did an 800yd stalk on him then lost him in the tall grass and walked past him then turned around and saw him standing right behind me so I tried to range him but my batteries were dead in my rangefinder

Played around with a little bull tonight, could have easily had meat on the pole but its early in the season and he was just a young bull. Normally he would be exactly what I'm looking for but I figured I let him live. Shooting a bull in the evening isn't really my idea of a fun evening either. Saw 4 different bulls in 2 days, I don't think I'll have a hard time filling the tag this year.

Good luck to everyone this season, I hope we get some more picks posted before the weekend is through!
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Words can describe how psyched I am right now after 11 days of 430 am starts 125km on my boots. I was able to put together a stalk on this bull this afternoon. My first bull elk and my first with the bow. Put out the bull down call got some help and had him in a walk in cooler 3hours later.




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Nice!!
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Old 09-03-2017, 07:51 PM
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Very nice! I regret letting one go that size the other night
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Old 09-03-2017, 08:09 PM
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The smile on your face says it all, the kid helping you pack out the meat. Now that's what life is all about dude!
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Old 09-03-2017, 09:14 PM
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One of those threads that will only continue to get better. Great pics. Congrats to all successful bowhunters thus far
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Old 09-03-2017, 11:04 PM
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The smile on your face says it all, the kid helping you pack out the meat. Now that's what life is all about dude!
My nephew he was pretty excited to come help was right in there helping all he could. I was pretty psyched that my brother got that pic of him helping with the Backstrap it's honestly my favourite of all of them.
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Words can describe how psyched I am right now after 11 days of 430 am starts 125km on my boots. I was able to put together a stalk on this bull this afternoon. My first bull elk and my first with the bow. Put out the bull down call got some help and had him in a walk in cooler 3hours later.




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Really nice!
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:57 PM
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Zipped this bull on Thursday morning. Located with the bugle and moved in on him. Hit him with some hot cow calls. Had him on a rope he came so hard and fast buddy did not even have a chances to draw before the bull was 10 yards. Bull must have caught him moving bust back. Hit him with some cow calls again. He circled down the creek to grab are wind. When he went to cross back across a beaver dam let him have it at 30 yards as he was standing in the open on the dam. Shot was a bit forward but the arrow just missed the shoulder bone. Heard him fall dead in 10 seconds with in 60 yards. He is bust off at his eye guard on his right side.


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Zipped this bull on Thursday morning. Located with the bugle and moved in on him. Hit him with some hot cow calls. Had him on a rope he came so hard and fast buddy did not even have a chances to draw before the bull was 10 yards. Bull must have caught him moving bust back. Hit him with some cow calls again. He circled down the creek to grab are wind. When he went to cross back across a beaver dam let him have it at 30 yards as he was standing in the open on the dam. Shot was a bit forward but the arrow just missed the shoulder bone. Heard him fall dead in 10 seconds with in 60 yards. He is bust off at his eye guard on his right side.


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Great story and unique Elk! Congrats!

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Congrats !!
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Props to you, Jcrayford! And packing it out old school too! Nicely done.
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Seen some photos of at least 4 giant bulls going down today. Hopefully a story and a few more pics come up. 1 more week before I leave, congrats to everyone so far!


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Old 09-13-2017, 11:46 AM
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Default First Archery Deer & Buck

Got lucky and had this guy come in for my first archery deer and my first buck.
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