Slow Season but Decent Video!

Crossbow Hunting

Moderators: Bill T, Excalibur Marketing Dude

Post Reply
User avatar
drkeenan
Posts: 305
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:48 pm
Location: Rhode Island

Slow Season but Decent Video!

Post by drkeenan » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:03 pm

Season a bit of a disappointment. I won't bore you with the details however I missed most of the rut because my beautiful wife had hip surgery. Although I've been hunting hard since I've only seen two deer. One at last light which ended in a shot deflecting off a branch and embedding in a tree. (Too dark to see the branch) The second ended in a successful shot however I originally believed it was a clean miss because the deer walked calmly away from me with no visible exit wound or blood. (See video below) I hope you all had a successful season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_dIgw3WHAo

Image

John
Last edited by drkeenan on Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:44 am, edited 1 time in total.
Micro 355 - (Mortal Cause II)
Stock String
Black Eagle Executioner Bolts
Tact Zone Scope
NAP SpitfiresXXX - 100 gn
ATN Shot Trak Video Camera

gerald strine
Posts: 2217
Joined: Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:41 pm
Location: southern Michigan

Re: Slow Season but Decent Video!

Post by gerald strine » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:14 pm

Looks like a fine shot congratulations on your harvest looks like you killed a rock or tree as well I am guessing.
Hunt eat sleep repeat.

XB I GO
Posts: 60
Joined: Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:00 am
Location: Texas

Re: Slow Season but Decent Video!

Post by XB I GO » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:27 pm

The kick was the clue that you hit him good! Nice video!

User avatar
xcaliber
Posts: 8652
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:35 pm
Location: NW Indiana

Re: Slow Season but Decent Video!

Post by xcaliber » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:39 pm

Congrats!
Matrix 330 (Xylia) Nikon Bolt XR Single Stage Trigger Tech
Kodabow Scout (Karma) MFO Tagged Out Sights.
Micro 355 (Jinx) Crossbones. TT Single Stage, Munch Mount
My own Killer Strings and Arrows.

User avatar
drkeenan
Posts: 305
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:48 pm
Location: Rhode Island

Re: Slow Season but Decent Video!

Post by drkeenan » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:03 am

gerald strine wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:14 pm
Looks like a fine shot congratulations on your harvest looks like you killed a rock or tree as well I am guessing.
Thanks. The rock was fine however the Spitfire was rendered useless. A real shame considering I've used to kill 6 other deer.
Micro 355 - (Mortal Cause II)
Stock String
Black Eagle Executioner Bolts
Tact Zone Scope
NAP SpitfiresXXX - 100 gn
ATN Shot Trak Video Camera

User avatar
drkeenan
Posts: 305
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:48 pm
Location: Rhode Island

Re: Slow Season but Decent Video!

Post by drkeenan » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:20 am

XB I GO wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:27 pm
The kick was the clue that you hit him good! Nice video!
Thanks. True however I rarely see the kick live. I'm not sure if it is because of the adrenaline rush but I find it difficult to visualize the shot immediately after. Because the deer walked past me so closely (5 YDS) I could see no exit wound because of the steep angle. And there was no blood so I had myself convinced that it was a miss. I texted a friend to confess my failing but he convinced me that there was no way I could completely miss at 20 yds. (seated and braced) After 20 minutes I climbed down to find the bloody arrow and then walked in the direction the deer had gone. Although there was very little blood he was laying in a creek about 50 yds from where the arrow went thru him.

Never seen a deer react this way after a double lung hit but I guess if you hunt long enough you see everything.
Micro 355 - (Mortal Cause II)
Stock String
Black Eagle Executioner Bolts
Tact Zone Scope
NAP SpitfiresXXX - 100 gn
ATN Shot Trak Video Camera

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], IronNoggin and 50 guests