sorry guys it's late here in montana (I go back to work in the morning) and to be honest with you I am plum wore out. Miss Hope can hunt and she kept us very busy the past for days. I will mail her off to the next in line tomorrow morning. With some pics and story to follow.
"Hunting...is about the Sights, Sounds, Smells, and the Hunted...All the hunter has to do is show up" Posts: 1001 | From: Somewhere in Montana | Registered: Jan 2004
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This is a sad day for me, I take Miss Hope to the post office to pass her on to Drew and my 4 day whitetail adventure here in Montana with some great hunting buddies comes to an end (I named this the "Big Sky Hope Fest"). Joining me on this hunt was a fellow Tradganger from Georgia Matt Schuster, a Montana buddy Pat and his 13yr old son Luke and last but not least my 12yr old son Tanner.
The bow performed great, itís very similar to the bow I shoot so the transition was very simple and quick for me. The arrows I used were arrows I picked-up on the Tradgang classified from indianalongbowshooter for my son. My son shot Miss Hope some but he didnít feel comfortable hunting with it without more practice.
In total Miss Hope made meat on 3 occasions all of which were whitetail does. I did m-mi-miss a mule deer doe but that was not the fault of Miss Hope, this miss was operator airier (the fletching on one of my arrows had torn and was flapping in the wind which was like shooting a very slow, out of control flu-flu). Needles to say the arrow fell 10yrds short on a 20yrd shot.
2 of the 3 whitetail does were taken by myself and 1 doe was taken at the hands Matt Schuster. Matt has plans of writing a story about this hunt so I donít plan on getting to adventuresome with my story telling but I will add a few pictures soon.
Thanks again to everyone involved with this bow project,
Ps I am leaving the top half of an arrow that made meat during the ďBig Sky Hope FestĒ
Well I have an update, the bow didn't go out in the mail yesterday as I had intended. I planned on dropping it off on my way from work (which means a hour drive from the middle of no-where).
On my way to town I found a pretty nice antelope buck taunting me to come out and play. Well needless to say I unrapped "Miss Hope" from her case tiptoed into the antelopes playground and caught him coming down a fence line(antelope do not like to cross a fence). Miss Hope jumped to attention and rose to the occation by sending a arrow into the side of pretty decent antelope buck.
I ran out of light and I felt the shot placement was a little less desirable than I would like so I choose to leave him for the night.
Now today I found him where I had left him and found that the arrow was indeed a little far back but I did manage to bring him home. (pix to follow)
I plan to get the bow in the mail first thing in the morning (10/02/08).
So the offical count for "Miss Hope" here in montana is 3 whitetail does and 1 antelope buck.