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2018 HuntingNY Bow/Archery Harvest Thread

Post up pics of your 2018 archery season deer here!

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gettin it done on day one!! 102lb doe. she definitely winded me, stomped her hooves, and snorted at me twice. then walked right into one of my shooting lanes so I let her have it. 730am good way to start the season

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Reminder no comments on this thread just dead deer ;)

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Got her Sept 30th. Had to let 3 bucks walk by at less than 30 yards this season until i finally got this mature doe to make a mistake (post requires to take a antlerless before shooting a buck).

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Group of 5 doe 3 fawns came out, wasn’t gonna shoot but they need some thinning out where I was hunting. 15 yards quartered away hit opposite shoulder. Rage trypan is a winner.

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After getting busted by a doe with her fawn early i wasnt feeling very optimistic. Around 9am a group of 4 deer came out to my right. 2 fawns started feeding around the base of my stand. The 2 larger doe stayed back were i had no shot. This doe eventually came right in and ended up right under my stand. She looked up at me and spun around, made one hop and stopped. She was maybe 10 yards away when i shot. Got down after about 15 minutes to check out were she was standing. I decided to walk in the direction she went, and soon saw her piled up maybe 50 yards from were she was hit. Now onto hunting for a buck!

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First afternoon sit of the season overlooking clover and turnips.  He made his way into the food plot around 6:20 along with two doe and a smaller buck.  He was about 25 yards quartering away when I took the shot.  My best deer!!!36978C75-B8ED-42A1-B88E-B122C516AE89.thumb.jpeg.4f7ef089bf75905d1dcfc584f6653447.jpeg

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My doe and wife's bear from 10/5...20181005_201524.thumb.jpg.8d6d7cb89b2521536c21578059d5f056.jpg20181005_183205.thumb.jpg.baf2bc7f5f420a8969d8c5e44b46d404.jpg

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Hey fellow hunters!  It's been a very busy year so I haven't been on the site much.  Last weekend, my Dad and I were st camp.  I saw 6 doe but only had a shot at two yearlings,  I passed.  We drove back home around 5.  I knew I would have about 1.5 hours if I rushed out behind my house.  I actually didn't get out there until 5:30, I had to give the family hugs and kisses and ask how there weekend was.  Finally, I was out there, I climb the ladder, hang my bow and start trimming little sap suckers in my way.  While doing so and making noise I see movement at 40 yards, it's a mature doe!  As odd as it was, she proceeded to my ladder to about 5 yards.  I hit her high in the spine and the quickly dispatched her with another shot through both lungs.  I had her gutted and dragged to my garage by 545.  It was surreal, my wife is shaking her head from the patio door and yells "sell the camp", lmao!   That won't happen.  Good luck and have fun! 

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I got a nice doe this morning; about a 20 yard shot.  This is only my second deer with the Rage, I'm almost speechless.......almost.  She only went about 50 yards before piling up.

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First blood for the new Hoyt! I was dying to break it in! :pardon:

I knew she wasn't going to go far, so I got on her trail soon. I really wanted to get her skinned before dark, so I wouldn't have to work by lanterns. I dragged her to the edge of the field and went back to unload some gear and get the truck. I was gone for 45 minutes (max) from the time I left her, until I returned. In that amount of time, a coyote or some other hungry critter started to tear into her already! Thankfully, it didn't get much, and only chewed a softball sized hole into her, right where the entry wound was.

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815am thought about giving this guy a pass because I saw a monster buck on another property I hunt but it all just happened too perfectly. 8 yards perfect broadside, I couldn't resist. No regrets though, I'm definitely happy with him. 064779474194d4ae3f40a36823e1e911.jpg10e2c078d7aa9184f3c85c8a2042e0e9.jpg

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So today was a interesting day. I had some clients to see up by camp and decided to check in. Got on my atv and went to check some cams. Didn’t see much just the 7 that i shot a few does and a bunch of yotes. Forecast was calling for rain so I wasn’t planning on hunting. Went back into the house to do some work and called the wife. She asked if I was going to stay and hunt, for some reason this made me decide to do it. I guess knowing she wasn’t going to be annoyed made it a little easier. Waited till my work cut off of 4pm and headed for the stand. Was in the stand about 15 min when I noticed some movement to my left in the thick brush. I lost sight of the deer and figured it was a doe headed up the hill. I went back to playing on my phone. I looked up about 10 min later and here comes this 7 point headed right for my orchard plot. He fed around not really giving me a shot for 10 min or so. Finally he gave me a almost broadside shot the slightest bit quartered to. I decided to let one fly. As many of you know the shot looked high and back. I watched him run off in the direction they always do when shot from this stand. Waited about 20 min and went to check the arrow. I was sick to my stomach it was gut shot. I figured I would mark first blood and back out. I found first blood and it looked pretty good. Went back to the house till 6, when I finally couldn’t take it any more. I knew the blood was good and saw how the deer reacted and went for it. Went to the sight of first blood and started my track, he crossed the narrow part of my radish plot and there was blood everywhere . Back in the woods and I’m following blood for another 10 yards when I look up and see him dead 30 yards away. Total distance traveled was 87 yards. I drag him back to the house and set up my hoist to butcher him. I start cranking him up when the hoist rope snaps. I muscle him into the back of my truck and go to put the quad away. I had left the lights on so I could see and crap the battery is dead. I took the key out pushed it behind the house and drove the deer to the butcher. Kind of sad as I really enjoy that part. I’ll probably get him mounted as I like to mount any legal buck shot at camp.
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Well, last night I sat a brand new spot I found this summer on state land. It's loaded with oaks and beeches so I knew I should see some deer. I wasn't there half hour and a spike came by, a single doe an hour and a half later (too far) and half hour before dark I was startled when I heard a commotion at the base of my tree, 3 deer had snuck right up through the beeches and with the wind I never heard them. I somehow got my bow in my hand and picked out the biggest one, I got drawn back as she turned quartering away to leave, I shot at 26 yds and noticed my lumenok kicked out funny before it got to the deer, I had deflected off of a beech whip I never saw, it hit her way back and she ran 30yds and just stood there for a minute. I figured the range at about 55yds so I adjusted my sight and shot and I connected solidly... With a big dead limb I thought my arrow would clear. At the sound she trotted slow up into the woods glowing with the lumenok. I knew it was a terrible hit so I decided to leave my climber there and quietly make a big wide loop back to the truck as to not disturb her. As I made it halfway back to the truck I bumped a doe out of the scrub apples at 20yds, as she took off I see my lumenok glowing and moving right toward the same opening! I froze and she stopped 25 yds away behind a stump and had no idea what was going on. Now it was at the very end of shooting light now, I nocked an arrow as fast as I could and Drew but I had to side step around that stump to see her chest, I moved left two steps and quickly put the pin on her and shot again. It was a solid thump and off she went again. As I looked for my arrow I saw my lumenok approximately 50 yds away moving up and down and disappear in the brush. I grabbed my arrow quick and quietly went back to the truck. My 2nd arrow had connected but it had an off smell so I made the call to give her the night. I went back this morning and right where I saw the lumenok disappear is where she lay dead. Her guts were cold which tells me she died pretty quick and I could've probably went in last night and got her but I played it safe. She dressed at 127#. Not thrilled with the events but it doesn't always go as planned, happy to have her. doe2018.jpegIMG_20181019_125313621.jpeg

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Yesterday afternoon,  slick Trick through the boiler room. Amazingly went about 75 yards with a center punch heart shot. Also pics. of two roasts from this big girl.

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