518BowSlayer

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518BowSlayer last won the day on November 18

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About 518BowSlayer

  • Rank
    Advanced NY Hunter
  • Birthday 04/26/1984

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Troy,NY

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  • Hunting Location
    Troy/Selkirk
  • Hunting Gun
    Mossberg 500 12 Gauge/ Savage Axis 30-06
  • Bow
    PSE Fire Flight

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  1. Found an intact pellet in the leg of her buck. Kinda lodged in the membrane between the hide and the shank meat Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  2. Wife's first buck! .243 right through the lungs. Ran maybe 50 yards. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  3. Wife got her first buck this morning, perfect double lung with her 243. So proud! Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  4. Saw a nice big 8 this morning but he stayed in the thick stuff. Would've been an awesome first buck for the wife but there was no clear shot Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  5. Been using Bloodsport, don't remember which ones. They shoot well out of my Centerpoint Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  6. Huge mistake turned in to my best buck yet! I make the half hour drive down to my in-laws house only to realize I left my freaking quiver and bolts at home! I'm so upset with myself because I planned on sitting in a stand from sunrise to sunset and now I'm gonna be at least an hour late. I almost stayed home because I was so mad but I forced myself to get back out there. I pull in their driveway for the second time and it's well past shooting light. It's about a half hour walk to the stand but about 2/3 of the way there i see him on the edge of a field that's mostly overgrown grasses. I stop and stare at him for about 15 minutes, he's about 100 yards away at this point. Then I see the doe he was trailing start walking towards my stand. I sneak behind some tall brush and I see his rack bobbing up and down. Every time he looks away I try to take another slow step towards him. I get to about 40 yards from him perfectly downwind but he won't step out of the tall grass. All I see is rack. Then the doe hops along to my left and he immediately follows. I was hoping from the direction they were traveling that I could possibly get ahead of them and sneak into my stand without them smelling me. So I start walking cautiously towards my stand and what I thought was the same doe walks right in front of me at 25 yards. I figure the buck will be right behind her but she walks away and I don't see him. Turns out it was a different doe because just a minute or 2 later I see the original doe and the buck coming through the woods real slow. I start praying that they will go the exact way the other doe went because that puts them 25 yards right in front of me. Well slowly but surely that's exactly what happened. She steps out in front of me and as soon as she turns her head away from me I lift the crossbow to my shoulder. Just a few seconds later he does exactly what I needed him to do. There was some tall grass in the way but I heard the bolt hit him. I find the bolt, covered in fat but the fletching had good light red blood on them. Didn't find a ton of blood but enough to find him 60 yards from the shot. Freaking stoked! Definitely my biggest buck yet. And to get it like I did from the ground and forgetting my bolts and just having it all come together like that was amazing! I'm not religious or spiritual or nothing but I just lost my father on Oct 18, 1 month ago today, and I truly believe he had something to do with this. Definitely feeling blessed today! And a big thanks to my father in law for helping me drag him out! Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  7. BBD! 9 pointer. Shot him from the ground on the way to the stand. I'll put a detailed story in the harvest thread. 17.5 inch inside spread. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  8. My first crossbow kill! 100lb doe. Holding out for a big buck for the rest of the season. Around 8am 2 doe, 2 fawns and a 4 pointer stroll by and this doe hangs back from the herd. She just stands there 30 yards away from me behind a tree. When she finally turns i let her have it Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
  9. found some Sitka baselayers on sale last summer. I like them a lot. wick away moisture pretty well which is great for me because I sweat like crazy on the way to my stands
  10. 62 acres is definitely not too much. I don't know much about QDMA but it seems like if you put in some food plots and bedding nearby you would have yourself a honey hole that every deer for miles would concentrate to. On the flip side it's a major gamble. might do all that work and not have it payoff. plus if having a cabin with water and electric is important to you than this might not be the place for you. I think you're wise to be skeptical. maybe just scout the heck out of it and go with your gut
  11. i'll help you butcher it if you get one, I'm right across the bridge in troy. let me know
  12. hopefully in a few years my mounts will look as good as yours!!!
  13. Open invitation! Come by anytime! I love showing him off! Sent from my SM-J327T using Tapatalk