First Selfbow Kill

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First Selfbow Kill

Postby zeek from coon creek » Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:53 pm

I took Splinter the selfbow to the woods this afternoon. About 2:00 this guy came strolling by well inside my 20 yard effective range. He was legal, the shot felt "right" so I took him. I hit him a bit higher and a bit further back than I would like to have. I got the top of the liver and one lung. I didn't get an exit wound. After the shot he ran about 100 yards and I saw him lay down under a cedar tree. I slipped out of the blind and made my way back to the house keeping out of sight of him. I waited the longest 2 hours of my life before I couldn't stand it anymore and went to see if he was still there. He was still there and he was dead. I know there are people out there who would frown on taking a small racked buck, 4 honest points. To me any deer taken with a simple wooden selfbow is a trophy. I am going to make a bow rack from his horns to display Splinter on.

Equipment notes: Home made Osage selfbow 52# @ 28", Port Orford Cedar shaft, 125 gr. 2 blade Magnus.
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Re: First Selfbow Kill

Postby Johnbow » Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:58 pm

Great buck Zeek with a self bow :applaud: :applaud: JohnBow
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Re: First Selfbow Kill

Postby stillwaterselfbows » Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:41 pm

Zeek - Congratulations and welcome to the club. Few people will ever realize the sense of accomplishment taking an animal with simple equipment you have constructed. Beautiful trophy!
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Re: First Selfbow Kill

Postby Okie » Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:46 pm

Nice buck Zeek!! Glad it all came together for you. :applaud:
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Re: First Selfbow Kill

Postby TradRag » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:58 am

AWESOME! Congrats!
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Re: First Selfbow Kill

Postby Greywolf » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:04 am

Nice trophy, Well deserved !!
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Re: First Selfbow Kill

Postby stickandlimb » Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:21 pm

Good job...........I got my ground blind in but it has spooked the deer.......Im going to give it a week and try to kill one with my selfbow........ :77:
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Re: First Selfbow Kill

Postby Oklahoma Leatherman » Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:31 pm

Congratulations John!
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Re: First Selfbow Kill

Postby KsBow » Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:08 pm

Congratulations Zeke. Nothing quite like building your own stuff and then filling the freezer with it.
Nice Bow and a highly effective weapon too. Welcome to the club that never gets old. :applaud:
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Re: First Selfbow Kill

Postby Tajue17 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:49 pm

nice deer!!! Any size rack, buck or doe within the mature range is FAIR game with Primitive and traditional equipment for me all day long,,,, unless your a trophy hunter I guess it matters or if you well stacked with meat you can get selective but I'm not so a belated congrads to you on a nice deer..
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