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Recurve Blacktail
« on: September 12, 2017, 12:52:48 PM »
Well I had a good morning. Showed up early for work only to learn that a meeting I thought I had was cancelled. Figuring I was already awake and it was still dark, I might as well go hunting.

I drove out to my unit (651), parked and started my usual dead-slow still hunting down a spur road in a good looking clear cut bordering some reprod. I hadn't gone more than about 200 yards when I saw this doe feeding on top of a small ridge about 80 yards away. I managed to close the distance to about 30 yards before I was blocked by some ground covered in sticks that was going to make noise like packing peanuts. She was quartering away from me. 30 yards is ten yards too far for me most of the time. But, the doe hadn't seen me, was calm, I'd been shooting well, there was no wind, I felt confident, and this was going to be one of my last opportunities of the season because my wife is expecting our second child soon. So after debating with myself for a few minutes, I calmed my breathing, picked a spot, and shot.

The arrow entered just a tiny bit back from where I wanted, but given that she was quartering away (by FAR my favorite bow shot angle), all roads lead to the chest. The arrow hit solidly, nicked the stomach, went through the diaphragm and over the heart, transecting both the aorta and the pulmonary artery. She took about four bounds and collapsed within twenty yards. Died within five seconds, literally.

This was my first big game animal with this particular bow, and I'm pretty happy.

The bow is a 55# Wes Wallace Stealth recurve, 64". Wes makes absolute works of art, such a gorgeous bow. Self-fletched and crested carbon arrow tipped with a Snuffer 3 blade broadhead.










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Re: Recurve Blacktail
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 12:59:50 PM »
Nice!
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Re: Recurve Blacktail
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 01:01:14 PM »
Nice job!  I especially appreciate anothe stick and string guy.   Nice looking arrows too!

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Re: Recurve Blacktail
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 01:10:53 PM »
Good work!  :tup:

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Re: Recurve Blacktail
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2017, 01:12:55 PM »
Thanks guys. Here's the bow (and a little old antler I found a few days ago) if anyone's interested. Anyone looking to get a trad bow, I can't recommend Wes Wallace enough. Awesome guy and truly gorgeous bows. I have a longbow and a recurve of his.




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Re: Recurve Blacktail
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2017, 01:13:00 PM »
good stuff!!! 

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Re: Recurve Blacktail
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2017, 01:15:13 PM »
Beautiful Bow!   

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Re: Recurve Blacktail
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2017, 01:19:35 PM »
Very nice bow and congrats on the deer!! One of these years I would love to try and go traditional.

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Re: Recurve Blacktail
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2017, 01:28:19 PM »
Great post, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Recurve Blacktail
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2017, 01:34:56 PM »
Congrats :IBCOOL:
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Re: Recurve Blacktail
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2017, 01:38:37 PM »
Nice work!

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Re: Recurve Blacktail
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2017, 01:40:21 PM »
Nice shot!

I like the etched hand grip on your bow and the hand print on the quiver. Looks cool.

Hope to get my first deer with my recurve during late season.

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Re: Recurve Blacktail
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2017, 01:58:04 PM »
Am I the only one not seeing any pictures?  :dunno:

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Re: Recurve Blacktail
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2017, 02:01:15 PM »
Yep! I see them just fine.

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Re: Recurve Blacktail
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2017, 02:04:46 PM »
Am I the only one not seeing any pictures?  :dunno:

Nope, I'm not seeing any of them now.  :dunno:

 

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