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2Blade
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I finally did it! I finally connected on my first kill ever with my longbow. Me and my friend Wayne have been talking about doing a hunt with traditional bows for small game for some time. Now that its deer season its been tough but after he killed a 140inch 10 point with his gun last week we decided to head out today. We sat for a while hoping to get some squirrels I suggested we switch spots so we did. I left him for a little bit and went and snuck around no luck.

When we met up says he's been shooting at this chipmunk for a while that just keeps coming back out. He came back out and Wayne took a shot just missing the chipmunk. I then stepped up to take a shot but he disappears but then reappears and goes on top of the stump. At 15 yards I decide to shoot him in the body but I figured id try a head shot. I draw anchor and watch my arrow launch off my longbow and connect.

I couldn't believe it honestly I was in shock that I shot dead on. My friend didn't think I could take his nock off. After trying to talk my way out of it because I knew I could hit it I couldn't take it anymore and let his nock have it lol. Im really starting to over come this target panic for once im not worried about missing and I know I can make the shot. Sorry for the long post but guys this has been a dream of mine to take an animal with a longbow. Even though its just a chipmunk im really proud of it.
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The Stuttering Bowhunter

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Papa
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Congrats! [clapper] I'm sure it is just the first of many.
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tarponnut
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Great shooting! I've yet to hit one of those things.That should be a big confidence boost!Congrats!
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Dave Bowers
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Hey those little one are tough to hit...congrats
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medic77
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just one of many. Congrats

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BOFF
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Congrats!!
Good to read about the target panic going away. Shots like that on the chipmunk will make it go away quick. [Wink]

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Arwin
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Small critters are hard targets, congrats on a great shot! Now put a fat squirrel in the frying pan. [thumbsup]

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Just one more step.....please!

Michigan Longbow Association

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2Blade
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Thanks everyone. Arwin ive been trying I missed one yesterday that was a chip shot. Aimed at the whole animal and well I learned my lesson.

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The Stuttering Bowhunter

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Arwin
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[biglaugh] Funny how we can hit something so small one day and miss something twice it's size the next. Lord knows I have a few arrows sticking in trees around our state!

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Michigan Longbow Association

Some dude with a stick and string chasing things.

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Budog56
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AWESOME!!!...nice shooting
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Benny Nganabbarru
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Well, you should be able to hit an elephant, then! All the best as you continue to hunt with one string!

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NANUK
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That's great! Nice shot. Keep huntin.

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tradtusker
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well done
thats one small target nice shooting [clapper]

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chrisg
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Good shot, people may laugh and say " it's just an itty bitty little thing". I grew up shooting three striped mice in a thorn hedge, smaller than that chipmunk and fast, we had a whale of a time and had to shoot fast. It spoiled me for target shooting forever!
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Chris Surtees
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