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    • jaytbuzzard
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      I shot my first deer, ever, this morning. I got into my stand at about 6:45 this morning. At around 7:45 I was standing up in my stand with my bow in my hand and I heard some leaves rustle. I looked down to my right, and there were two Does only ten yards from my tree coming my way. I slowly turned, kept “yelling” at myself in my head to “pick a spot”, drew and released. My shot was perfect. It buried itself halfway up the fletches. She ran off about thirty five yards, stopped, staggered and dropped with me watching her. I couldn’t believe it, everything came together perfectly. I was using my Brother-in-Laws Shakespeare Ocala 60″ 50# recurve. The arrows are Easton full metal jackets 400 spine. The broadheads were my Dads Bear Razorheads. The limb covers were my Fathers. I had really hoped to take my first deer with my Dads Black Widow recurve but it delaminated a month and a half ago. This wasn’t my Dads bow, but he did pick it for my Brother-in-law. I felt connected with my Father through this whole process. I hope this is the first of many.

    • epenfold
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      congrats on the deer and good shooting.

    • strait-aero
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      Congratulations on your deer,Jay and a good tale you had to give us. Sorry to hear about your Dad’s bow delaminating. Hope this is the first of many for you. Good luck in your future hunts.
      Wayne:D

    • David Petersen
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      Fantastic, Jay. Makes me hungry just looking at that healthy doe. Dave

    • Br549
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      Outstanding Jay, what a beautiful doe. Congradulations on your first deer, and I am sure there will be many more to come. Good luck on the rest of the season, I hope you fill all your tags. Chris

    • jaytbuzzard
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      We just finished eating supper a little while ago and it consisted of rice, beans and incredibly tender venison tenderloins from my Doe.:D That was the first time we had ever had venison tenderloins. It was delicious. The Samual Adams Octoberfest made it that much better. I can’t wait to try some more of the venison after it ages for a while.

    • Steve Sr.
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      Enjoy each bite and a lifetime memory of a job well done.

      Few will ever stand out as much as the first one!

      Congrats!!! Love the old bow usage!!

      God Bless
      Steve Sr.

    • Stephen Graf
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      And you shot her on one of the very best days we’ve had here in NC this year. Beautiful weather raises the spirits even higher!

      Good Job. Good Shot.

    • Raymond Coffman
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      Jay T —
      Well Done —
      I am Glad you got her with the Ocala [ I shot my first with my Ocala]looks like a great shot also
      Scout

    • bruc
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      Good Shooting Jay !!
      Looks like the shot couldn’t have been better !!

    • tailfeather
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      Wonderful, sir. Congrats! That meal sounds like a helluva nice celebration.

    • lee
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      Awesome! Looks like back straps in butter for breakfast! I love the old bow too, old warriors can still fight!!!

    • Dpowers311
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      Congratulations

      Dave

    • shawhill
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      Way to go! I hope I have the same luck/skill combo this saturday (opener for western NY). Best of luck on the rest of your first season!
      ~Dan

    • Crookedstick
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      Congratulations!!! Great memories!

      Bernie

    • blacktail
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      that will be a deer you will never forget…that is great work making meat with stick and string…john

    • Papa06
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      Great job on a nice doe!!

    • roninrus1
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      Congradulations!!!!
      That’s the way to take your first.
      Stick & string will be the only way you want to hunt now!!

    • JEMBO
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      Family, tradition, appreciation, success… this is what it’s reall all about. Congratulations!

    • anointedarcher
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      Very Cool, congrats on the nice deer!

    • Vintage Archer
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      Congratulation!:)That is a memory you will never forget.I am sure it is the first of many!

    • David Coulter
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      Congratulations! I remember the story of your dad’s bow giving out. Your heart is certainly in the right place and you are well rewarded. Enjoy! dwc

    • George Tsoukalas
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      That’s great! Congratulations! Jawge

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      Well done, JayT!!! She sure looks tasty…

    • kellydockter
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      congrats.

    • William Warren
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      Great shot and great story, JayT. Hope you have many more.

      Duncan

    • Todd Smith
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      Congrats!! Nice shot!!

    • jsimon
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      Nice job keeping a cool head,I’ve shot an aweful lot of deer and once i decide to draw that bow… its like a stress test!

      Congradulations, you could not have hit it any better. Great shot,and many more!
    • Brennan Herr
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      Nice shooting…congrats

    • jaytbuzzard
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      Thanks for all of the kind words guys. I had a small buck come into about six yards yesterday. The deer caught me by surprise, sitting down with my bow in my hand. Even though I didn’t get a shot, it was awesome sitting there watching that beautiful animal. What a great day in the woods.

    • Yononindo
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      Congratulations from Europe !!!!!

    • Moreton
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      Congatulations, mate, well done!

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