Bloodied the Crossbow

twatwa Senior MemberPosts: 2,231 Senior Member
Decided to put the regular bow down yesterday and do a little scouting on the "special hunt" land that I tagged for this year. I pulled out the crossbow and started scouting.....I had couple places that I had found on google maps that looked pretty promising so I headed that way. First area looked really good but I wasn't seeing a ton of deer sign, so I headed to the next spot. Apparently some one else thought it looked good as I heard someone whistling at me up in the woods when I headed that way. Decided to back out and just hunt one of the stands I had hung earlier in the year. This big girl showed up about 7:00 and I made a fine shot at about 35 yards, she went maybe 75 yards down after the shot and I could hear the death roll after a few minutes later, so I knew the shot was good. I waited it out until about 7:30 and am about to get down when I see 3 deer about 75 yards away heading the opposite direction of my stand, I make a couple grunts and the three turn on a dime, and make a b-line for me. By the time they got close enough to me, it was way to dark to take a shot, I could see horns on all 3 and 1 was rather large, which stayed toward the back of the other two. They milled around my stand for a 1/2 hr. or so and the two smaller ones got within 10 yards several times. There was no way out of my stand without spooking them and I didn't want to push them so I waited them out until I knew they were clear. Finally I was able to get down and by it was pitch dark, I climbed down and walked straight over to my lighted nock and to my enjoyment it looked as if someone had dumped a gallon of blood all over the ground. I had no problems following the blood trail right to this girl.....she is a healthy one!



  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,621 Senior Member
    "That's a huge........."
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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,052 Senior Member
    Congrats man!

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  • tubabucknuttubabucknut Banned Posts: 3,520 Senior Member
    ****. She is Hoss. Congrats!
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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,104 Senior Member
    Bigger than a Florida buck.
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  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    That is a massive doe. Good job.
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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 15,227 Senior Member
    That is a damn nice doe!
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,968 Senior Member
    Nice deer
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,865 Senior Member
    WOW :worthy:
    Huge doe!!
    Congrats :beer:
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,353 Senior Member
    That's a big ol' granny doe!
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 8,669 Senior Member
    Congrats. They dont come near that big down here
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  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,731 Senior Member
    With all that hunting and stuff................You have shrunk!!!!

    Good score. She looks to be in prime condition.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
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