2011 Trophy Room

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2011 Trophy Room

Post by Excalibur Marketing Dude » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:13 am

Hi All,

I have just created another section of our forum for all of our old trophy room pictures. Here is the link to the new section:

http://www.excaliburcrossbow.com/phpBB2 ... um.php?f=6

For your 2009 trophys you can use this thread. Just trying to clean up things a bit.

Good luck this season!

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Post by Rich » Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:34 pm

No trophies, just a couple does. It was a very memorable hunt with my son though. I cherish this hunt more than any of the big bucks I've killed.

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Post by korey99 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:40 pm

On the first evening hunt of the year, the Vortex was able to claim another victim. It powered a GTII and lumenok, with 100 gr Slick Trick leading the way right through the engine room of this little guy at 25 yards. Couldn't have asked for a more perfect arrangement.

I'd climbed into my ladder stand at 4:45PM on Saturday evening, and at 5PM gave a couple of bleats on the doe call. Then at 5:45PM I gave another 3 bleats on the doe call. At 6PM I was scanning a grassy meadow to my left when I caught some movement to my right, where the corn meets the trail I watch. It happened pretty fast, as he was sneaking along the edge of the corn rows 25 yards away. I brought up the Vortex, gave a soft "bah" to stop him, and zipped one through the sweet spot. He ran down into the meadow, stopped, then took off again (running in a small circle first - confused as to what was happening to him), then went down about 75 yards away...all within sight. I love it when you don't have to track them!

After gutting him and dragging him most of the way out, I ran out of gas (too old to be dragging them out alone any more...lol!). I left him for the night and then went back this morning to finish the job (with more recruits to help out!).

Anyway, the work is done - he's hanging in the back yard, all skinned and ready to go to the abbatoir in the morning. Looking forward to lots of pepperettes and smoked sausage.

It's good to have meat down already. Takes the pressure of filling the freezer out of play.

Happy hunting!

Korey

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help

Post by michiganman » Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:23 pm

you need to get one of the folding game carts.my girls got me one a few years ago with solid tires,works great,easier on the heart too.

nice deer
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Post by XbowMisiu » Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:37 am

This was my first year goose hunting. I got two.

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This was my first doe I took on the opening day October 1st (evening hunt)

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This was my 2nd doe I got on October 8th. I brought my father in law for the hunt.

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I butcher deer my self so here is a pic of me and my father in law hard at work.

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Post by wabi » Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:29 pm

Deer #1 for 2009

Oct. 10, 2009
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does

Post by michiganman » Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:40 pm

nice looking does,great shots too
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Post by Sandman » Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:56 am

First harvest of 2009:

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Post by BigBird-VA » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:48 am

This is my first bear ever. It was taken on private land and in VA you can't bait. I was set up on the ground on a hill side overlooking a well used trail going across a power line with a lot of bear scat near the woods on the other side.

About 45 minutes before dark I hear crunching behind me. The trails came in other directions and I had seen 3 bears during spring gobbler and they all used the trail to my right to cross over. I wasn't expecting anything to appear behind me. When I first saw the bear he was about 20 yds and closing fast. I was set up in between 2 large trees on a folding chair and had brushed in the front of me. My xbow was sitting in front too. The bear kept coming and I moved slowly to follow him. He ended up stopping only 8 feet behind me. Then he just sat down to look at me. I figured I was going to be attacked so I slowly turned my back on the bear to grab the xbow and move around to shoot across my left as I'm right handed. The bear was so close I could hear the snorting and deep breathing he was making trying to sniff out exactly what I was. As I moved into position to make a desperation shot for the attack I figured was coming any second he spooked and ran off. Stopped 20 yds away and looked at me some more.

I didn't have a good shot at him as there was a lot of brush in the way. After a few seconds he turned and slowly walked away. I tried to follow hoping to get a shot but it was too thick and he disappeared. Then I caught movement and he was on the trail I had expected him to use out in the power lines. He stopped to stare at me some more. I ranged him and he was just under 40 yds. I aimed and made the shot. I saw the arrow hit the mark and the bear took off up the other hill side crashing into the woods. I heard silence and then some more noise and then the moan of the bear. I knew he was down. He only went 25 yds after the shot.

I called my friend back at camp and told him to bring the ATV to help get him out. It took me 30 minutes to compose myself enough to walk the 50 yds across the power line. Here's the pics. A lot of teeth and claws to be 8 feet behind your back. I wanted to take a bear from the ground with the xbow but that was a little more than I had imagined.



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Post by mdcrossbow » Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:55 am

Good day on the lake, Tasty doe in the canoe
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Post by Rich » Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:20 pm

Here are my 2 entries for the contest:

1. Doe taken with Excalibur Exocet.

2. 8 Point buck, 20.25 inches wide taken with Mathews vert bow.

Rich


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First Buck - Please include in photo contest

Post by LondonDave » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:49 pm

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4 and a bit pointer.

Not the greatest pic because of the over exposure but please include in the photo contest.

Thanks,
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Post by mdines » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:11 am

Friday October 16th, 7:30am.
First deer I've ever taken, second deer hunt I've been on.

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Came this -> <- close to not being able to hunt this year due to an injury I received after a mash-up on Highway 401 just before Canada Day. Wound to the the wouldn't heal, got a bad staph infection in it... finally it closed up by mid Sept and I could walk properly again!

Was in a field, stretching my legs behind a row of large hay bales, brought my crossbow and a rangefinder with me. Had been marking landmarks with the rangefinder, looked down to set it down... looked up, there was little bucky looking at me, giving me his broadside.

His tail went up and I thought he'd be off, but he stood his ground and when I didn't move, the tail went back down. I put one hand on my crossbow stock, he looked at me again. I waited and he relaxed again.

The hay bale was just about the right height that I could just lean slightly to mount it and was mostly in the right place already. A quick peek through the scope, squeeze of the trigger and I hit him right in the lungs. He ran 100 yards and dropped like a stone. Shot went clean through and through.

Tried a bit of tenderloin taken from when he was hanging, better than lobster.
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Black Vixen strikes again part II

Post by Wapiti » Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:55 pm

My grandson shot this buck last night out of the same stand with the same bow. Recovery was a little further and not until this morning when he was in school. He owes his father for the gutting and dragging. The shot took out one lung and broke the back leg.
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Post by scout22 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:15 pm

September 2009, First Excalibur Harvest.

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