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dodgethis
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This deer is 5 years in the making. It has been 5 years since I first picked up a recurve, five years since I first began to deer hunt, five years of just taking a bow when I was invited to beautiful ranches with animals everywhere and returning emptyhanded, five years of refusing to switch to a rifle or a compound, a five year journey that I wouldn't trade for anything. It is also special since nobody in my family deer hunts and I had to learn it on my own. Beyond that, I killed this buck on public land in Texas which those of you from the lone star state know that can be tricky. I finally go tired of waiting to be invited to hunt on private land and trying to figure out the deer there and get close enough for a shot in three days or less. So I got a public land permit this year, got on google earth to see satellite images of the areas, and got to work. I want to thank my teacher in High Schooll Terry Zimmerman for getting me into archery and making me feel anything I want to do is possible, and my friend Rick of sweptwing traditional bow company for the advice that he gave me regarding the satellite photos of the hunting areas. This has been a dream come true.
P.S. 15 yrd shot, 125grain magnus, 55lbs @ 28" sweptwing takedown recurve, complete pass through!

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[ October 14, 2007, 01:34 PM: Message edited by: dodgethis ]

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I believe we choose the stick and string because extreme efforts and obstacles can and should be used to raise personal achievements to new heights and deeper meanings.

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swp
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Good Job!

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Papa
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Congrats on not just the kill, but the journey that it took you on. You will never forget it!!!
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Longbowwally
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Congratulations on your kill and sticking with it for 5 years! I'm sure there will be many more successful hunts in your future...

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BigRonHuntAlot
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Awesome. Congrats [thumbsup]

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Thats great. You should be very proud. Gilbert

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What a trophy in every aspect!

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Longbows & Short Shots

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dodgethis
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Thanks for everyone's congratulations and support. Throughout this long time, I often got on tradgang to look at images and read stories of other successful hunts. It truly inspired me to keep on keepin on. Even though I don't know anyone on here personally, I still feel somewhat close because of the passion for the outdoors that we all share.

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I believe we choose the stick and string because extreme efforts and obstacles can and should be used to raise personal achievements to new heights and deeper meanings.

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Wile E. Coyote
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A MOST EXCELLENT ADVENTURE!! CONGRATS

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bayoulongbowman
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yes sir well done!

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Awsome...congrats over and over.

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GEN 27:3 (its in the BIBLE!!)

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Does "sweptwing" bows have a site? if so could you PM me with it?

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stick_string

GEN 27:3 (its in the BIBLE!!)

Sarrels Longbow and Brack Drifter

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Kingwouldbe
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Dodgethis, How sweet is the taste of success my friend ?

5 years of perseverance and you did it the right way.

The way of a traditional bow-hunter, just the mind and muscles God gave you to get the job done.

The first one is always the hardest, now you'll trip and fall and come up with a buck on the end of your arrow.

Thank you for sharring with us.

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Nakohe
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That is Awesome.

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