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View Poll Results: Longest Big Game Kill With Bow
Under 20 yards 21 4.81%
21 to 40 yards 128 29.29%
41 to 60 yards 135 30.89%
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Your Longest Archery Big Game Kill

 
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:24 AM
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Re: Your Longest Archery Big Game Kill

You are correct. I apologize. I just couldn't help myself. I guess this thread really struck a bad cord with me after listening to those guys talk about "hitting" over 70 deer over the last 20 years that they couldn't find. Again I apologize, unfortunately at this point I cannot edit or remove the post. A moderator will have to do it I guess.
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:23 PM
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The more I thought about this thread, I thought this could be a way to make bowhunting fun again. I love long range hunting with my rifle and muzzleloader, but I got bored with compound hunting and have been using only traditional bows now for several years for bowhunting. I got my competition compound out and tuned it up again and it only took me a few days to get back to putting some nice groups on paper plates at 100 yards so I went to the farm to try it out on a doe. I elected to use carbon arrows to reduce drag in the animal for better penatration and my rage 100 grn heads because they fly just like my field points. It didn't take long before some does hit the food plot in what I thought was a good spot. I ranged the biggest one at 91 yards.When she turned broadside and was eating I let one fly. The wind was calm where I was but there must had been some across the field though as the arrow hit about 6" rearward of my aim point. The impact should have still been up in the lung area as I could clearly make out the arrow in the ribs. Maybe the rage head requires too much force to drive, and perhaps a narrower fixed blade would have penatrated better. Ive never shot an animal that far so I wasn't sure what would happen, but with 66# and a 100 grain tipped carbon arrow it appeared that I only got about 8-10" of penatration. I'm pretty sure the broadhead didn't come out the other side. The deer ran off with the arrow in place. With no exit hole and the arrow plugging the entrance hole the blood trail was near none. We looked for a long time that night and then the next morning . The evening of the next day we did find it but with the coyotes being so thick on my farm they didn't leave much, a head and spine and a pile of hair. The front legs and neck were still mostly intact but we decided not to waste a tag for 20lbs of meat. There was quite a disturbance around the deer. It looks like the deer wasn't even dead yet and fought the coyotes for a while before they finally took it down. We actually heard the coyotes barking and carrying on the night of the shot, maybe 30 min to an hour after I shot, but that's nothing new. I hear them several nights a week. With only a bow for protection in the dark, we decided not get to close to the area where they were. I debated about switching to fixed blades and trying again, but decided it jsut wasn't worth it and to just go back to my stick bow again. I thought it would be fun and kinda like my long range gun hunting but I really didn't enjoy it at all. It was my longest bow kill, but not one I feel like bragging about.
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:01 PM
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The more I thought about this thread, I thought this could be a way to make bowhunting fun again. I love long range hunting with my rifle and muzzleloader, but I got bored with compound hunting and have been using only traditional bows now for several years for bowhunting. I got my competition compound out and tuned it up again and it only took me a few days to get back to putting some nice groups on paper plates at 100 yards so I went to the farm to try it out on a doe. I elected to use carbon arrows to reduce drag in the animal for better penatration and my rage 100 grn heads because they fly just like my field points. It didn't take long before some does hit the food plot in what I thought was a good spot. I ranged the biggest one at 91 yards.When she turned broadside and was eating I let one fly. The wind was calm where I was but there must had been some across the field though as the arrow hit about 6" rearward of my aim point. The impact should have still been up in the lung area as I could clearly make out the arrow in the ribs. Maybe the rage head requires too much force to drive, and perhaps a narrower fixed blade would have penatrated better. Ive never shot an animal that far so I wasn't sure what would happen, but with 66# and a 100 grain tipped carbon arrow it appeared that I only got about 8-10" of penatration. I'm pretty sure the broadhead didn't come out the other side. The deer ran off with the arrow in place. With no exit hole and the arrow plugging the entrance hole the blood trail was near none. We looked for a long time that night and then the next morning . The evening of the next day we did find it but with the coyotes being so thick on my farm they didn't leave much, a head and spine and a pile of hair. The front legs and neck were still mostly intact but we decided not to waste a tag for 20lbs of meat. There was quite a disturbance around the deer. It looks like the deer wasn't even dead yet and fought the coyotes for a while before they finally took it down. We actually heard the coyotes barking and carrying on the night of the shot, maybe 30 min to an hour after I shot, but that's nothing new. I hear them several nights a week. With only a bow for protection in the dark, we decided not get to close to the area where they were. I debated about switching to fixed blades and trying again, but decided it jsut wasn't worth it and to just go back to my stick bow again. I thought it would be fun and kinda like my long range gun hunting but I really didn't enjoy it at all. It was my longest bow kill, but not one I feel like bragging about.
This 1 of the most sincere post I read .....
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:26 PM
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This 1 of the most sincere post I read .....
Not sure what you mean by that.

To the other people who posted their long shots here, was that normal penetration that I got? 8-10". Maybe a foot. I'm just judging by how much arrow was sticking out when it ran off. Arrow was not in it when we found it. I'd like to hear how your shots did
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Not sure what you mean by that.

To the other people who posted their long shots here, was that normal penetration that I got? 8-10". Maybe a foot. I'm just judging by how much arrow was sticking out when it ran off. Arrow was not in it when we found it. I'd like to hear how your shots did
What I mean is what I wrote,

Not too many folks will admit to your situation. .

I had a similar situation happening during early archery season this year I shot a doe at 65 yards and the arrow impaled her went straight through but stuck out the other side very little blood didn't get a chance to recover her even after spending 8 hours looking for her I increase my poundage from 65 pounds to 70 pounds on my bow and it goes right through a 66 yards
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:36 PM
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Re: Your Longest Archery Big Game Kill

Well I appreciate what you said then....wasn't sure if you were being sarcastic or what at first. I used to shoot "amateur" competitively with that bow ( nothing pro) and even though it pegs out at 74 lbs, it was much more comfortable to shoot for hours at 66 lbs and my bow has a sweet spot there with my arrow spine and setup. I don't think I will try this again. I just don't feel a bow is very effective that far. If you're getting a pass thru at that distance, that is great. Ill prob go back to keeping my shots under 50 again. I know my bow even if I hit so ribs will still pass thru at that.
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:04 PM
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Well I appreciate what you said then....wasn't sure if you were being sarcastic or what at first. I used to shoot "amateur" competitively with that bow ( nothing pro) and even though it pegs out at 74 lbs, it was much more comfortable to shoot for hours at 66 lbs and my bow has a sweet spot there with my arrow spine and setup. I don't think I will try this again. I just don't feel a bow is very effective that far. If you're getting a pass thru at that distance, that is great. Ill prob go back to keeping my shots under 50 again. I know my bow even if I hit so ribs will still pass thru at that.
Rib cage is the ticket, forget about expandable I use cut on contact.
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