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Forest bows 28-Jul-16
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From: Forest bows
28-Jul-16
Fly out tomorrow for my Roe deer hunt. Any last advice?

29-Jul-16
Have a great time, really looking forward to your trip/hunt...

29-Jul-16
Hunt hard then eat well, drink well and take in everything you can.

If you get near Montpellier, take a few minutes to check out a practice of the Montpellier-Herault Rugby team, my old club.

Avoid the tourist traps and give it your best shot speaking French and you'll find the French to be very hospitable.

Post up pictures when you get back. I'm jealous. I didn't get to hunt while I was there.

From: midwest
29-Jul-16
Good luck, Forest!

From: Bou'bound
29-Jul-16
stay out of check in area of the airport.

From: GhostBird
29-Jul-16
Watch out for them damn "jihadi's".

From: Fuzzy
29-Jul-16
kill a Roe deer

From: Brotsky
29-Jul-16
Good luck Forest! Kill a beauty!

My only advice is that the bidet is not a water fountain.

29-Jul-16
Safe travel! C

From: Will
29-Jul-16
Enjoy it and have a blast!

From: Rob Nye
29-Jul-16
Avoid ordering meat "rare as a French war hero." Good luck, have fun.

From: ELKMAN
29-Jul-16
I'm jealous!

From: huntmaster
29-Jul-16
Sounds like a cool trip! Good Luck!

From: GhostBird
29-Jul-16
Good luck and heed Brotsky's advice!

From: Forest bows
29-Jul-16
Yes in and out of the air port!!!! The rut is on from what I'm told. I'll post as much as I can. Looking forward to spending some time at Omaha Beach as we will be very close to there.

1 don't hang out at the airport 2 have fun 3 don't let wife wear her infidel shirt 4 don't drink out of the short water fountain 5 don't say anything Rob Nye would say

Anything eles?

From: rooster
29-Jul-16
Have some crème broule' for me

From: GhostBird
29-Jul-16
Kill a big one or two.

How many are you allowed to kill?

From: Forest bows
29-Jul-16
I think just one and some pigs.

From: Thornton
29-Jul-16
Avoid the muslims

From: BIGHORN
29-Jul-16
Go to Normandy!

From: Forest bows
30-Jul-16
Just got to Paris. We are very close to Normandy where we will be hunting

From: Bowboy
30-Jul-16
Have fun and don't forget to post pictures and a story.

From: Forest bows
31-Jul-16
Service is week here. I'm in a tree stand now and have a little bit. This place is amazing. Went stalking last night a had a great buck at 32 yards. I was not prepared and the jet lag and the 2 hours of sleep in 24 hours worked is his favor. We got great video. I'm confident I'll get a shot opportunity. Have seen 20 deer 4-5 shooters.

31-Jul-16
If you're up North visiting Normandy, put Mont St. Michel on your list. It may be crowded this time of year though.

Post pics of your hunt when you can, please.

From: Barty1970
31-Jul-16
Good luck and good hunting

From: rick allison
31-Jul-16
Remind those snooty Patisians how we pulled their fat outa the fire...twice.

Those Normandy folks always remember...a buddy went there, and when the locals discovered his dad hit Utah beach on D-Day he was treated like royalty.

From: drycreek
31-Jul-16
Good luck Forest !

From: Huntcell
31-Jul-16
.....Remind those snooty Patisians how we pulled their fat outa the fire...twice. .....:

And they help us get started to become a country before we were one back in the day.

From: JacobNisley
31-Jul-16
The Frenchies are ok. I crack the "French War" jokes too but if you read history, the actual fighting men on the ground fought like animals. There are some incredible stories.

From: Mad Trapper
01-Aug-16
Good Luck and keep us posted!

From: Trophy8
01-Aug-16
Best of luck! Look forward to the report.

From: Forest bows
01-Aug-16
Lots of deer! I have passed a few. I feel with the numbers I can be picky for a few days. Everything is perfect except the service!

From: XMan
01-Aug-16
Dang Forest, I just left Paris!!!! I wish I saw this when I was there, would have met up with you and/or extended my time there and went hunting with you. Good luck.

From: rick allison
01-Aug-16
Huntcell...the French were good fighters in BOTH world wars. WWI was probably the most viscous ground war ever fought...an entire generation slaughtered.

And yes, from revolutionary times we owe a huge debt of gratitude...without a doubt.

The recent terrorist attacks in France have bonded us even more today.

However...I'm sticken' to my guns in regard to "those snooty parisians"...just experience.

Anyway...have a great trip...I was unaware any European hunting was even available.

From: Forest bows
02-Aug-16
In the ridge tree stand again with service. Have seen so much action in 2 days. Time to kill one!

From: Forest bows
02-Aug-16
Just watched a spike penetrate a doe 3 times at 40 yards. These little suckers are hot!

03-Aug-16
Great stuff Forest, good luck...You better have the camera going!

From: butcherboy
03-Aug-16
That's one well hung spike to do that at 40 yards!

From: ELKMAN
03-Aug-16
Hunt one of their insanely huge Wild Boars

From: Fuzzy
03-Aug-16
Wow, those French deer! lol

From: Mtgoat
03-Aug-16
Bonne chance et bonne chasse!

BTW - cool village in Normandy is Honfleur. I'm not sure if he is still working (it's been 9 years) but there used to be an artist there who specialized in painting wildlife. I tend to be pretty critical of wildlife art, but he does excellent work. Worth a visit even if you don't buy anything. His name is Guy Sangleboeuf.

03-Aug-16
Was all fired up for this hunt and was watching some of the 'bow' hunts for Roebuck on YouTube...Really surprised by the number of European countries that did not allow you to 'bow' hunt...

From: Thornton
03-Aug-16
pictures would be nice..

From: Matt Rehor
03-Aug-16
Good luck Forest!!

From: Forest bows
03-Aug-16

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Was a great day

From: huntmaster
03-Aug-16
How about some pics from the stands? Or of the terrain?

Good luck!

04-Aug-16
Heck of a ground blind.

From: Genesis
04-Aug-16
House of Pisa??

04-Aug-16
I bet he gets a biggun!

04-Aug-16
I bet he's already got one. It seems to be the norm here that hunters doing these kinds of threads get lock jaw when something hits the ground.

If I'm wrong, good luck getting one. God Bless men

From: Forest bows
05-Aug-16

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The king has one less deer tonight.

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05-Aug-16

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05-Aug-16

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05-Aug-16

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From: Greenie
05-Aug-16
Nice buck Forrest! Well done and congratulations.

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05-Aug-16

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On of the most emotional hunts I can remember! God is good!

From: Kurare
05-Aug-16
Good job! Congratialations!!!

From: Matt Rehor
05-Aug-16
Congrats!! Full body mount???

05-Aug-16
Bravo! Tres bien, mon ami!

Congratulations! Enjoy the rest of your trip.

From: midwest
05-Aug-16
Congrats!

From: Buffalo1
05-Aug-16
Congrats Forest !!! Well done.

Very nice trophy. Awaiting the full story. Safe travels along the way.

From: Bowboy
05-Aug-16
Congrats on a nice buck!

From: Scar Finga
05-Aug-16
That is AWESOME!!! Congratulations!!

From: Brotsky
05-Aug-16
Beautiful buck Forest! Congratulations!

From: GhostBird
05-Aug-16
Congratulations... very cool!

From: Barty1970
05-Aug-16
Waidmeinsheil!!

05-Aug-16
Big congrats!

From: iceman
05-Aug-16
Congrats on a cool critter!

From: Forest bows
05-Aug-16

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Rick here you go.

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05-Aug-16

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05-Aug-16

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From: T Mac
05-Aug-16
Awesome! Congrats Forest and great pics!

From: Nick Muche
05-Aug-16
Wow Forest Bows that's super! Excellent buck sure looked and sounded like a fantastic time. Congrats forest bows!

From: Lucas
05-Aug-16
Congratulations! Beautiful animal!

From: Forest bows
05-Aug-16

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No Matt just a nice shoulder mount slightly turned to the right like he was when I shot him......at 7 yards. ??

From: Fuzzy
05-Aug-16
awesome!

From: TXCO
05-Aug-16
How did you book this hunt? BSC?

From: SteveB
05-Aug-16
Great job Forest!!

From: Sage Buffalo
05-Aug-16
Forest: What can you bring back with you? Just the horns?

I am heading next month to London for work and may run up to Scotland for a couple days for Red Stag and Salmon.

Had no idea how cheap (compared to US elk hunts) they are.

Thanks for any info!

BTW Congrats on a fine trip!

From: Forest bows
05-Aug-16
I will have it mounted and shipped home. We just ate the back straps BBQ. Soooo good.

05-Aug-16
That's awesome Forest, congrats!

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06-Aug-16

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06-Aug-16

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06-Aug-16

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Look at the date on the mantle.

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06-Aug-16

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A hunting blessing carved in the tree above my guide.

From: Barty1970
06-Aug-16
No bowhunting here in the UK alas, but plenty decent rifle hunts available

Good bowhunting for roe in Denmark; who did you book your French bowhunt through Forest Bows?

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06-Aug-16

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06-Aug-16

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06-Aug-16

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My wife came with and had a great time.

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