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Second traditional season success

Unread postby bigredneck61088 » Fri Mar 10, 2023 3:16 am

It’s been a bit since I’ve posted due to the after season catch up around the house with life, kids, work, etc. this past fall was my second season hunting with trad gear. Last season I managed to kill a nice buck and a public land doe on the ground, but last season was full of ups and down. I went into the season ready to rock shooting everyday! I ended up having a lot of good encounters and possibly one of my best seasons

First kill of the year was a public land mountain doe in PA. Scouted the first two days up at camp and located the few dropping oaks, saw a decent buck scouting, setup and had this nice mountain nanny come to 8 yards, Lung liver hit and watched her fall, gave her a bit and she was still breathing but couldn’t get up so I finished her
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Continued to hunt in my home state of Ohio on some small permission spots , lost a doe I hit low in October… but kept grinding, on the first day of rut cation I had a big ol doe come in to 8-9 yards and no buck around I shot, hit looked perfect but little blood, backed out and found her in the morning in her bed 100 yards away
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Back to buck hunting, I bounced around and had encounters with 4 good bucks in 4 days chasing and cruising but no shots, two days before the rut cation was over had this guy cruising a creek bottom, grunted this dandy 10 pointer in to 17 yards or so, he was on alert looking and I took the shot, he turned towards me as I released and sent the arrow down the neck to his heart, not how I wanted the shot to go but he fell over in 40 yards, I was in disbelief….. as a compound hunter for 18 years I always though traditional gear was impossible, but you put the work in and know deer, it can be done
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Re: Second traditional season success

Unread postby stash59 » Fri Mar 10, 2023 3:46 am

8-) :clap: :dance:
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Re: Second traditional season success

Unread postby blackwidow » Fri Mar 10, 2023 5:21 am

Very nice. Congrats on a great season. Tough to beat hunting with trad gear.
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Re: Second traditional season success

Unread postby bigbucks1234 » Fri Mar 10, 2023 5:36 am

Congrats on a great season!!!!
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Unread postby KLEMZ » Fri Mar 10, 2023 11:26 am

Well done young man! Trad bows are fun....and they are efficient weapons in the whitetail woods. Way to go!
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Unread postby Dpoole90 » Sat Mar 11, 2023 6:18 am

Very nice! Good work!
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Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Sat Mar 11, 2023 6:25 am

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Congrats on a great year 8-)
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Unread postby briar » Sat Mar 11, 2023 11:17 am

What an amazing season!! Congrats!
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Unread postby Uncle Lou » Tue Apr 25, 2023 11:33 am

Hats off to you bigredneck. Congrats on some fine animals and hunting.
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Re: Second traditional season success

Unread postby Ghost Hunter » Thu Apr 27, 2023 9:27 am

Look like you had a good season! Will not be long an it will be that time again.
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Unread postby greenhorndave » Thu Apr 27, 2023 9:51 am

That is awesome! Some full freezers that's for sure.

That buck is sweet! :clap:
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Unread postby Bonecrusher101 » Thu Apr 27, 2023 9:58 am

Way to get after it! Congrats on an awesome season
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Unread postby bigredneck61088 » Fri Apr 28, 2023 1:05 am

Thanks fellas, it’ll be here before we know it again
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Unread postby Matt Gill » Mon Jul 17, 2023 6:19 am

As someone who recently switched myself I wanna say congratulations! Heck of a season
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Unread postby PApublic1187 » Sat Jul 29, 2023 3:23 pm

bigredneck61088 wrote:It’s been a bit since I’ve posted due to the after season catch up around the house with life, kids, work, etc. this past fall was my second season hunting with trad gear. Last season I managed to kill a nice buck and a public land doe on the ground, but last season was full of ups and down. I went into the season ready to rock shooting everyday! I ended up having a lot of good encounters and possibly one of my best seasons

First kill of the year was a public land mountain doe in PA. Scouted the first two days up at camp and located the few dropping oaks, saw a decent buck scouting, setup and had this nice mountain nanny come to 8 yards, Lung liver hit and watched her fall, gave her a bit and she was still breathing but couldn’t get up so I finished her
0BBD8E5A-7D8C-4452-9520-446D180DD042.jpeg

Continued to hunt in my home state of Ohio on some small permission spots , lost a doe I hit low in October… but kept grinding, on the first day of rut cation I had a big ol doe come in to 8-9 yards and no buck around I shot, hit looked perfect but little blood, backed out and found her in the morning in her bed 100 yards away
4A38A5B9-2867-48C0-B761-8BD9509216CC.jpeg

Back to buck hunting, I bounced around and had encounters with 4 good bucks in 4 days chasing and cruising but no shots, two days before the rut cation was over had this guy cruising a creek bottom, grunted this dandy 10 pointer in to 17 yards or so, he was on alert looking and I took the shot, he turned towards me as I released and sent the arrow down the neck to his heart, not how I wanted the shot to go but he fell over in 40 yards, I was in disbelief….. as a compound hunter for 18 years I always though traditional gear was impossible, but you put the work in and know deer, it can be done
787B2DB3-722F-4092-8801-5DBBD475E3E2.jpeg




Congratulations, this will be my first year where I spend a good amount of time trad hunting, seems like a very rewarding experience.
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