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The Triax Draws First Blood on its First Shot

Six-GunSix-Gun Senior MemberPosts: 8,155 Senior Member
The new Mathews Triax helped me fill me drop my first Iowa deer - a doe - just before 10AM today.  

The shot was 30 yards and the bow is so quiet, the deer didn’t even flinch until it was hit.  The stealth on this thing is amazing.  With my old Hoyt, a shot a that distance required a low hold because the deer was assuredly going to start ducking by the time of impact.  On this silent morning, a low hold wasn’t needed or desired.

So, the antlerless tag is filled.  The best part is that me and my buddy went 2-for-2 on the morning for our antlerless tags.  



Now comes the tougher task of trying to kill a buck with my either-sex tag.  There’s still plenty of season to do it.




Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.

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  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    Nice job!
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    Nice shooting Six!

    Healthy looking deer.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,682 Senior Member
    That’ll do. Nice work!!!
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,162 Senior Member
    Well done Luis....
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,373 Senior Member
    Pressures off, find a nice buck now.
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,262 Senior Member
    Bow worked perfectly, but don't forget the guy behind it made it work. Well done
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Thanks guys.  It was a really cool morning.  I guess anytime the only 2 guys hunting a place both score, it’s a great time.  

    Both of us reflected Chiro’s sentiment: the pressure to score is off.  Now we can relax and wait for a nicebuck and, if all else fails, simply shoot another doe!

    I had a cool encounter with a bobcat that came under my stand, too, which made for a neat little iPhone video that I’ll post later.  

    Also, I nearly had a heart attack when a doe and a fawn ran directly under my stand while I was standing to stretch my legs.  The stand I sat overlooks a meadow but has a hill right next to it.  That puts any deer that uses the trail just a few yards under your feet.  When the deer ran up, they were oblivious to my presence but only 5 yards from my boots!  I was frozen until the finally winded me and boogied for the woods.  
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    Cool.  Does this mean we can expect a venison meal later this month? :)
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    edited October 2018 #10
    Cool.  Does this mean we can expect a venison meal later this month? :)
    That’s in the processor’s hands now. 😁
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,160 Senior Member
    great hunting and shooting
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Thanks, Ned!

    The doe population at this place is weird in that they seem to come in only 2 sizes: small and large.  The does are either fawn-sized or the size we shot (and ours were all but identical). Nothing smaller, in-between or larger.  I have never seen such a consistent size breakout for deer anywhere else.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    edited October 2018 #13
    Bobcat that slinked in under my stand:







    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,160 Senior Member
    Six-Gun said:
    Thanks, Ned!

    The doe population at this place is weird in that they seem to come in only 2 sizes: small and large.  The does are either fawn-sized or the size we shot (and ours were all but identical). Nothing smaller, in-between or larger.  I have never seen such a consistent size breakout for deer anywhere else.
    Maybe too many deer
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 8,545 Senior Member
    Good work!
    Ernie

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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    NN said:
    Six-Gun said:
    Thanks, Ned!

    The doe population at this place is weird in that they seem to come in only 2 sizes: small and large.  The does are either fawn-sized or the size we shot (and ours were all but identical). Nothing smaller, in-between or larger.  I have never seen such a consistent size breakout for deer anywhere else.
    Maybe too many deer
    Hey, if that’s the case, I’m here to help! 😀
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,603 Senior Member
    Nicely done. what broad head do you use?

    Sako 
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    edited October 2018 #18
    Tom - you’ll laugh: the same 125 gr. Rage Hypodermic that I cursed for poor penetration last season?  I decided to give it a second chance because this stand offers more level shots than my previous, steeper angle Ohio stands.  I figured that a hit through the thinner flank portion of the ribs might let it do it’s thing better.  

    Ironically, I led this deer as she grazed, anticipating a hit about 5” back from the aimpoint, but released right at the moment that she decided to stop, making for a hit well forward of the intended impact point.  The good news is that it still struck at the perfect elevation, which put it through the chest/neck juncture, severing the pulmonary arteries and the front of the lungs.  The 2” blade span shined in this scenario and made one helluva mess.  

    The deer went about 50 yards up a hill, stood for a bit, bleeding profusely and came tumbling back down in short order.




    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 2,040 Senior Member
    Good hustle! 
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Couple of nice does! Now get that big buck!
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  • mosseybuckmosseybuck Member Posts: 559 Senior Member
    Good hunting Luis, nice does! Bobcat video is pretty cool too.
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  • HAWKENHAWKEN Senior Member Posts: 1,720 Senior Member
    Well done Luis, you never cease  to amaze me, my friend.....robin



















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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Thanks again to all of you for the kind words.  It will be interesting to see when the next opportunity comes to use this bow.  I have a lead on a turkey property that may come through here in Nebraska, and if it does, I'd like to see if this bow can shoot a bird without disturbing it's flock mates much.  It was shocking how this particular deer had no clue and arrow was coming until it was hit.  I want to know if it can do the same to a close-range turkey. 
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
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