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Gvan
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Several years ago I switched to a longbow from a compound bow. It was a rough first year but once it started to click, it's been the most enjoyable hunting years since I started hunting. Special thanks to Chuck (Two Tracks) for helping me in this journey. The goal the last couple years is to videotape these hunts so I can share the enjoyment of traditional hunting with others. Last year I had a great hunt and managed to get it all on camera while self taping (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSrdHRGxcoM). I wasn't sure that it would ever come together like that again.

Well, the other day I found a buck that just read the script... almost perfectly. I had seen a bunch of activity throughout the evening and had a nice 8pt in to about 30yds but just wouldn't come out into the open or come closer. I was grunting at him lightly to see if I couldn't coax another 10yds out of him to get a shot when this buck came into the picture. When the larger racked buck saw him come into the woods, he turned and immediately started walking away. I was looking for something a little bigger as I taped this buck coming in but as he got closer, I noticed that he was much larger bodied than the one I was hoping to get a shot at.

With the good footage I was getting, I thought that I'd better try to shoot him. I grabbed the bow when he was at about 20yds and he stopped at about 18yds perfectly. I took the shot and was very surprised when I hit him high and dropped him. I put another one in him quickly. Come to find out, he really dropped quite aways. It made me feel a little better about my first shot.

After walking up on him, I saw that he was huge for our area. In our group of 15+ bowhunters in Shiawassee area, we've never weighed a buck that hit the 200lb mark field dressed. This one was right on that mark! My biggest bodied Michigan deer.

Here's the video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD4ilt-SOvQ

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akdd
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Congrats looks like a brute
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Great deer and Vid!! Bill
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SAM E. STEPHENS
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Congrats sir...

,,Sam,,

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Yohon
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Good job!!! [thumbsup]

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BrushWolf
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Nice one. Congrats !

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Bisch
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Awesome buck!

Congrats,

Bisch

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ymountainman
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That second shot was perfect congrats.
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Cyclic-Rivers
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Great Footage and Buck. Congrats!

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Charlie Janssen

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Jayrod
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Great job and awesome job on the video footage!

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Joeabowhunter
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Great video. Congrats. Nov 7 was a hot day around here too.
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Nice buck and enjoyed the video…..

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Congrats on the nice buck! Awesome video too!

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Congratulations!

Darren

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Congrats!! nice video..enjoyed it!

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