2011 bow kill

Discussion in 'Trophy Photos' started by 188MULE, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. 188MULE

    188MULE Well-Known Member

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    This is one of three that I had on my short list for the bow season. Connected on the third stalk. I missed him at twenty yards on the second day after holding my draw way too long and blew the shot. The third day I missed the biggest of the season at 62 yards when a tree sacrificed itself for the 185" 7x7. But eventually after many hours, miles, and blown stalks on three great mulies I cut my tag.
    I spotted this guy one morning, after a cold front had moved in. The weather had been really warm and calm, the change had the deer moving late. I had worked third shift and was making my rounds before I had to head home to bed. He bedded in a perfect location for a stalk, and the wind was perfect. I quickly got to within 40 yards because of the stiff wind and wet conditions. I had stalked to the edge of a small rocky knob, I located him lying just behind a buffaloberry thicket below me.
    After about two hours he came to his feet and walked around to my side of the thicket thirty yards away. I had drawn when he stood and looked for clear shot thru the bushes. But, he quickly lay back down with no shot, all that was exposed was the very front of his shoulder, neck and head. It only took a second for me to decide that I was not kneeling in these rocks for another four to five hours with cramps up and down my back. Send me hate mail but I centered the pin on his neck at 28 yards and took him thru his jugular. Dead in 40 yards. Sometimes things aren't pretty.

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  2. NW Hunter

    NW Hunter Well-Known Member

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    188MULE,
    That is a great story and picture. No problem with shot placement with me.
    It's worked for me before! Thanks for sharing a great day
     

  3. gcamp54

    gcamp54 Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful mule dear. Congrats.

    Gordon
     
  4. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    Very nice. congrats on a heck of a buck
     
  5. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Amazing animal! What broadhead did you use? I never had a chance at a trophy like that.
     
  6. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Congrats, thats a nice Muley. Whats his spread ?

    AJ
     
  7. 188MULE

    188MULE Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I shoot a bowtech allegience with gold tip arrows and a rocky mountain gator broadhead. The broadhead is now made by redhead and is called gator.
    He was a tad over 25" wide. My father inlaw missed this buck 4 times last year during rifle season. So I called him right away. He is a older buck that didn't do much since last year. I couldn't be happier.

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  8. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

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    Very very nice deer. Congrats on the whole event.

    Randy
     
  9. 188MULE

    188MULE Well-Known Member

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