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A GREAT DAY Out!

Post by xcaliber » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:12 pm

Got to my ladder stand plenty early & watched the woods come to life this morning. About 7:15 this morning I had a doe come in pretty fast, but she hung up about 28 yards away. I heard her coming in, then saw her, and got ready to shoot. She was pounding her hoof at me at least that's what I thought, then I slowly looked to my right towards the bottom of my stand, and there was a small buck standing there. I solved the mystery of what hung the doe up and now focused on her position. She turned tail, but took a few steps only. She reached an opening and presented me a quartering away shot. 30 yards and I let my Matrix 380 loaded with a heavy Zombie Slayer tipped with the SWAT A4- Mini. Through the thick stuff I saw her stumble, and when I got down to find her I saw blood that had sprayed all over the place. I spent about 10 minutes looking for the arrow, and then said heck with it, I'll get that later. I made 38 steps right to her in thick stuff, taking small steps, I guess she went 20 yards before crashing. My arrow was sticking out, and buried so far into her opposite shoulder that I decided to just let the butcher friend of mine know about it. Thank You Lord for the chance, and all of you here for the well wishes. That SWAT split her open pretty good! :thumbup:

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Re: A GREAT DAY Out!

Post by Bcxbow » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:19 pm

Way to go Dan, congrats on a great shot and tasty vittles!! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Post by janesy » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:22 pm

Great work Dan! Love the Stevie Wonder style blood trail :lol: :thumbup:
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Post by Normous » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:30 pm

Nice shot buddy!
Any final thoughts on SWAT BH's :thumbup: :thumbdown: ???
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Post by Riflemanz » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:34 pm

Congrats Dan, nice shot placement!
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Re: A GREAT DAY Out!

Post by xcaliber » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:43 pm

Normous wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:30 pm
Nice shot buddy!
Any final thoughts on SWAT BH's :thumbup: :thumbdown: ???
Hit exactly where I aimed, and put her down very quickly, left a great blood trail, very satisfied with them Norm. These heads with the 380, deer are down quickly with a good shot. :thumbup:
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Re: A GREAT DAY Out!

Post by Normous » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:52 pm

Thanks Dan, I have just tested the larger bother the XMAG CHISEL POINT which his the same impact at 40y as my field points.

Side note: if any member in Canada is interested in the SWAT X MAG CP 2" x 1.75" pm me. I'm a rep for SWAT IN CANADA.
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Re: A GREAT DAY Out!

Post by W.Miguire » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:54 pm

See you found your arrow :thumbup: Congrats , great shot
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Post by grouse » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:01 pm

I love these real hunting stories, especially when they end with success. Congratulations!
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Post by Boo » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:19 pm

Congratulations Dan! Amazing what a different day can bring!
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Re: A GREAT DAY Out!

Post by IronNoggin » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:30 pm

Congrats Dan!! :thumbup:

You see, things usually do have a way of working out it seems.
Taking a "break" the other day when you needed to was the right choice.
So too apparently was the decision to hit your stand this morning!

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Re: A GREAT DAY Out!

Post by ko4nrbs » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:00 pm

Way to go Dan!! See the wait was worth it.
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Re: A GREAT DAY Out!

Post by robertyb » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:20 pm

Congrats on a nice doe Dan. Great shot also. :clap:
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Post by gerald strine » Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:09 pm

Congratulations on the harvest nice doe !
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Post by amythntr » Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:28 pm

....congrats Dan!.....you are on the board!
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