My first bow kill!!!!
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My first bow kill!!!!
Hey guys...thought i would share my first bow kill with you.
woke up at 330 in the morning to be in the blind just before sunrise. Some animals came in but all females (impalas and zebra) then a heard of black wildebeest came in at about 60m. They were stuffed me around for 3 hours before i had my opportunity to take my shot. My patience paid off in the end as i shot the biggest bull in the heard. Shot him out of a blind at 40m. hit him just above the shoulder. penetration wasn't great as i hit the inside of his other shoulder but my mechanical broad head did enough damage. the entry would was around 2.5' wide and i cut the archery to the heart and a bit of the front lungs. the bull ran 50m before expiring. It was only my second bow hunt and already planning many more hunts this year.
hope you enjoy the pics
02-05-2011, 07:10 AM #2
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congratulations! Great animal to get as a first. I am sure there will be many more successful hunts in your future.
02-05-2011, 10:23 AM #3
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Isn't it a great feeling to see that after all the tension and excitement building up the shot was placed so good to achieve such a quick success?
02-05-2011, 01:58 PM #5
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Congradulations, your patience paid off!
02-05-2011, 05:13 PM #6
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Nothing more memorable than your first with a bow, well done!
02-05-2011, 09:11 PM #7
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Congrats, beautiful wildebeest, the hard work makes it more memorable does'nt it.
thanx guys. i am itching to get back into the bush again....can't wait! good luck with your hunting this year!
02-06-2011, 07:07 AM #9
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02-07-2011, 05:02 AM #10
May it be the first on many.I have walked in the tracks of the elephant, heard the lion roar and met the buffalo on his terms. I shall never be the same.
02-07-2011, 05:30 AM #11
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Congrats from another fellow stick flicker. I would say you are now officially "hooked" on bowhunting.
Congrats !!! My dad shot a black wildebeest as his first animal as well.
You should be proud of yourself.
02-12-2011, 10:09 AM #13
Well done on your first animal wit bow & arrow, my there be many more!Elite Archery Pro Staff - Winners Choice Pro Staff - Muzzy Pro Staff - Tightspot Pro Staff - Victory Pro Staff
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02-23-2011, 05:49 AM #14
Congratulations on a nice wildebeest.
Now the addiction has started?Frank
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05-07-2011, 02:43 AM #15
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First Kill with bow
Hi mate well done i am a Australian bowhunter have never hunted in Africa my first bow kill is a feral boar .Top stuff on your first kill hope you have many more.
05-07-2011, 01:56 PM #16
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Congrats. Bowhunting is very satisfying isnt it. My first bowkill was a black bear, yours is way cooler!The journey is the reward.
05-08-2011, 07:10 AM #17
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Awesome trophy picture. Very nice bull.
Great patience and it paid off in spades for your first trophy.
Thanks.. keep them coming.
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