Deer down.

South Sounder

Skipper
Jun 12, 2011
1,897
1,761
South Sound/ WA/ USA
Name
Chris
Boat
South Sounder
After a year of jonzing to go get my deer after last year multiple misses I headed to my guarntee hole with my friend Matt. Slept in knowing everyone would early hunt, go home middle of the day, then come back at night.

My idea worked. Only saw one truck headed up and never again. Had the entire place to ourselves. Matts never downed a deer so the first one we come across is his then it's game on, first see first kill. Well he missed a giant doe and it ran. Shortly after, approximately 2 hours after hitting the woods and a nice hike I spot two.

Here's the real story. I take a whack at the deer and miss way over its back. My brain told me 25 yards. It was actually 40ish. No idea why this happened. The thump of the arrow made the deer take off. I go after it. After a few hundred yard I spot her broad side looking at me. Used my brain and decided on the range finder. 52 yards. Take the shot, boom! Deer looked dazed and walked away. Fire hydrant style blood trail.

I meet back up with Matt, dropped my bow off at the vehicle. Have a adult beverage. And say ok that's enough time lets go.

We find the arrow dripping in blood stuck to a tree. Only tie two ribbons on the blood trail before we find the deer. Perfect lung then heart then lung shot. Decent size doe. You can't eat horns and I have fishing to get back to.

The kicker is the deer literally doubled back a bit and fell on my missed arrow that I thought was gone forever so I got both arrows back!!!

Deer is hung, cleaned, and chilled ready for butchering tomorrow.

Deer total was 17 seen 2 shot at and 1 down. No grouse seen.

Good luck this season everyone be safe!

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EJ Swanny

Three Generations of Uff-Dah
Nov 30, 2010
2,641
1,445
Redondo/WA
Name
Erik
Boat
"Riley-J" 2006 21' Proline Tourney
Congrats, .....just hope the bambi lovers don't use these picks for their cause. Nothing wrong with harvesting a doe in my book, should be nice table fare for the winter to come. Nothing wrong with a bit of deer blood on the bare hands.......:cheers:

Nice shot and will be a nice addition to the freezer.....
 

robodad

BullShitoligest
Mar 5, 2012
1,530
1,694
Port Angeles
Name
Allen
Boat
26' Olympic XLF
Im pretty sure she doubled back lookin for mommy LOL !!


Just kidding :D nice job on the great shot, that will be a very tender meal for sure buddy !!!
 

South Sounder

Skipper
Jun 12, 2011
1,897
1,761
South Sound/ WA/ USA
Name
Chris
Boat
South Sounder
I know she's not the biggest but she dressed 50 at the butcher which I'm more than happy about. Now time to get back to fishing and scouting for elk.
 

Hunter Dan

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Jun 30, 2011
2,468
1,099
Stauffer
Name
Dan
Boat
MUGWUMP
I haven't finished eating last years deer and I am still jealous! Nice work.
 

silver slayer

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May 12, 2009
3,743
1,961
kitsap county
Name
Josh
Boat
25' starcraft expedition
Nice work chris
 

Clockwork

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Feb 16, 2011
2,544
1,711
covington, wa
Name
Ryan
Boat
GW Marlin
You got a honey hole there! Can't afford to trophy hunt in western washington, that will taste great!
 

bakerj24

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Feb 12, 2013
190
37
35
Bellingham,WA
Name
Jack Baker
Boat
Yours
Best eating meat right there. Great shot, too bad you shredded the heart...that is some fine eating as well
 
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