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My archery (crossbow) buck
Got him on Tuesday evening...He came in to rattling and grunting. 10yd shot. Using a Parker Enforcer 2015 model.
You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
Looks like an interesting rack ( with character). Is that typical for the area you hunt?
I switched to Parker Crossbows after Horton went broke. Parkers are quiet and fairly light and compact which is what I like in a crossbow. Not the fastest by any means...
Yes, orchidman racks with character are fairly common in the area.
Even better. Having a place like that to yourself gives you peace of mind.
Funny you say that...I switched to Parker after selling a Horton, too. In my case, it was a Team Realtree Ultralite that I never warmed up to because the accuracy was mediocre, at best. I find the Parker's accuracy to be amazing and am scared to group it at 20 yards for fear of splitting an arrow. Seems yours shoot about as good. Once again, man, fantastic buck!
The taxidermist rough scored it as 160ish
He went 50-60yds...very little blood though. No exit because it went through the shoulder. He was only slightly angled away.
Yes, Parkers are super accurate. Way more accurate than any of the three Horton's I owned in the past.
It literally happened so fast...I had last grunted and rattled maybe ten minutes prior to his arrival. I turned around just as he closed the last few yards at a fast walk and stopped at 10 yards. I somehow managed to remain somewhat calm for the shot (I remember raising the crossbow and taking the shot, but not taking off the safety)--autopilot I guess. I kept saying to myself, "don't eff this up"...it was shortly afterwards that I just about passed out, lol. Especially when I couldn't will him to fall down as he ran away. Thankfully not far though.
I'm still trying to pick my jaw up off the floor
I heard that early, that is one fine deer. Great Job on all counts, calling, shooting, staying calm, all of it. Great Job. Now take care of yourself and mind the docs so you'll be around to stare at him with satisfaction there on the wall for many years to come.
PS-I think you need to have your wall re-enforced to hold that Brute up there.___:tooth:
Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
That is one nice whitetail. Congrats!!!
Without divulging too much info, can you at least tell me what state this is in? It doesn't look like typical whitetail country to me. I know that whitetail are becoming more and more widespread in classic mule deer country, which is what this country looks like to me. In Colorado, the Department of Wildlife has gone to the extreme of selling OTC whitetail only tags in certain areas just to keep their population down and stop them from taking over.
Once again, congratulations on a great buck.
Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
He was taken in Monroe County, Missouri. The background (where he died) doesn't look like typical whitetail country now that you mention it, but only 50 yards away does...a large forested area of mast producing hardwoods.
Thanks for the nice complement!
Thank you kindly sir...hopefully another transplant someday. For now I'm managing pretty well and doing what I gotta do...
Whitetail country is anyplace you get a deer , and congrats on getting a really great buck.