Gonna be venison SS real soon!

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by radio, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    It's archery season here in Missouri and I have a Doctors excuse to use a crossbow for the first time ever.  Got a new stand set up late Friday evening and with the cold front moving through, I decided to play hooky and hunt Saturday morning.  A bit over two hours in, a nice, fat Doe stepped in front of my arrow

    I just bought a used Cabela's commercial grinder from a friend, so there WILL be some sausage made soon!
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice stick! Will be looking for your summer sausage!
  3. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks.  I know enough to not rush tracking after the shot, so had to sit in the stand and stare at this for half an hour.  Turns out there was no need to wait as she didn't make it far.  The leaves were wet, so I couldn't hear her crash and didn't want her to jump up if I tracked too soon.

    Talk about an adrenaline rush!!!!  I've taken many deer with a rifle, but this my first time hunting archery season!  It's a bit different waiting on one to get within 30 yards or so rather than shoot one at 100 or so with a rifle

    Made a perfect shot taking out one lung and the heart.  They are some tough critters, and how they can run so far while dead on their feet still amazes me!

    Last edited: Oct 5, 2014
  4. Congrats. I have to wait until MO's firearms, and with my oldest in college, we still have venison from last season in the freezer.
  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congratulations on the doe and I am looking forward to the sausage.

  6. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    where you at in Mo?  i'm South of Springfield
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awww---You shot Bambi!!!

    Just kidding---What did she weigh?

  8. I'm in the finest suburb in the KC area (and watching the Royals surprise everyone right now). 
  9. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    She was heavy even after field dressing and got a lot heavier the farther I drug her!  I was at least 1/4 mile from the truck and had to call the neighbor to help me load her.

    Just a WAG I would say between 100 and 120 pounds field dressed.  She was FAT! 
  10. sb59

    sb59 Smoking Fanatic

    Congrats! But next time aim a couple inches back, that shot is hard on meat !
  11. radio

    radio Smoking Fanatic

    LOL!  she was standing slightly quartering towards me, so the exit on the other side was behind the other leg.  I've been told by experienced bow hunters to aim for the exit, so that's what I did.

      if I had shot farther back I would risk a gut shot on the exit
  12. Nicely done. I look forward to seeing more of it on the smoker.

    Happy smoken.

  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's a pretty nice sized Whitetail Doe for PA too!!

    I see a mess of Sausage in your future!!

    My Son had a chance to get me a Doe on Saturday, but when he pulled back his Peep Sight Tube snapped off (It was dried out & cracked), and scared her away.

    I told him it was good it happened with "my Doe", instead of a Trophy Buck for him!!


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