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Molson
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Finally my recent case of "Over-the-Backitis" was cured this morning. This past week my hunting partner's disease had apparently infected me as I shot over the back of two does, both under 20 yds. He was all proud of himself thinking he had finally passed his bad mojo gene on to me. Alas it was not meant to be. Doug Campbell was kind enough to suggest I was probably just shooting at "short does" and said I should just aim lower. Good advice Doug!

I was just getting ready to get down this morning when I saw a little spike coming my way. Behind him was a little 8 pt, followed by what I thought was a doe but turned out to be a small buck who had dropped his horns. I let the first two go by at about 25 yds and when the third stepped into my lane, I let a big 160 grain Snuffer go tight right above the elbow. I heard the distinct "SWACK" of a hard bone hit and when he ran off, I saw alot of arrow sticking out. You all know that's a sickening feeling.

This was one of those times when you have to trust your experience and your instincts and mine told me to get right after him. After about a hundred yards into it I knew I was going to catch up to him so I started moving faster. Another hundred and I saw him trying to move out ahead of me in the deep snow and brush at about 30 yds. I was able to move into position and send a Grizzly 190 through and finish him.

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Here's a pic of the Snuffer that smashed the shoulder and got one lung. Now I swear I intended this to be a pro-Snuffer post, that's why I was using them. And it did do it's job, but...

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The Grizzly went in just above the elbow and out the neck.

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Upon inspection I found an old wound high and back on that was pussed over.

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I found a Thunderhead 100 inside encased by rock hard tissue. Turned out this deer was a spike in November when a crossbow hunter the next farm over shot and lost him. They are amazing animals.

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The bow was my outstanding 67# Great Northern Ghost shooting Heritage 350 shafts loaded in an ultra-fine Kanati Angle quiver. Two weeks and two doe tags left...

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ISP 5353
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Very cool story and pictures! Congrats on the doe.
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As they say, third one's the charm! [clapper]
Congrats on a fine deer!

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Congrats, what a tough beast! Pretty amazing animal to take the beating he did, once again congrats and way to follow up! Send that Snuffer into Magnus and they'll replace it for ya! [thumbsup]

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LKH
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That deer was doomed. Pretty hard to make that into a pro-snuffer plug with that photo.
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Raven
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Nice deer! [thumbsup] They sure can take a lot and keep going. I love 160 Snuffers and have hunted with them for over 20+ years, never seen one do that. [Eek!] Have had the tip curle after hitting bone. But like you I tried the 150 Grizzly this year, and see why so many people like them. [Eek!] [Eek!] So I carry both for the best of both worlds. [bigsmyl] [thumbsup]

Congrats again on a fine bow harvest! [thumbsup] Still trying to fill my last tag before the end of Jan. [pray]

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i was gonna say the same thing joe said. not only will they replace it, but they will send ya a t-shirt as well.
theres alot of people around here that shoot that head and swear by it. so i wouldnt let this instace leave a bad taste in your mouth.
now if it happens again, well thats another story..

jamie

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Molson
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The Snuffer's a great head. I've killed lots of deer with them and that's the first time I've ever had one destroyed. I was more than shocked to see it busted up like that. 'Course I've always shot them on wood before too. That one was on a CX350 with 300 grains up front for an arrow weight around 700 gr. It probably wouldn't have hit near as hard had it been on a wood shaft. Looking at the head, it looks like the tip curled on impact and the rest of the head just crushed over on itself. I'm going to butcher the deer tonight and we'll see just how much damage was done to the bone.

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Gotta love those El Grande Grizzlies! Congrats on a nice late season deer!

Claudia

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What weight Snuffer was that? I used to shoot the 160's and never saw anything like that.
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tradtusker
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man that snuffer is wrecked! never seen one get that badly damaged.

very nice deer, congrats [thumbsup] [clapper]

you got anymore pics of that snuffer.

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A lighter bow and arrow might not have crushed the point like that, but you're shooting some real pile driving equipment. I'm surprised you didn't kill that one with shock. Congrats. [thumbsup]
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nice harvest. [clapper]
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congrads
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congrats [thumbsup]

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