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Contributors to this thread:
TonyL 30-Sep-17
T Mac 30-Sep-17
Jack Harris 30-Sep-17
cord 62 30-Sep-17
IdyllwildArcher 30-Sep-17
BigOk 30-Sep-17
TonyL 30-Sep-17
Pete-pec 30-Sep-17
Pigsticker 30-Sep-17
sticksender 30-Sep-17
t-roy 30-Sep-17
deerhunter72 30-Sep-17
LBshooter 30-Sep-17
Ucsdryder 30-Sep-17
TonyL 30-Sep-17
Buffalo1 30-Sep-17
Treeline 30-Sep-17
hunt'n addict 30-Sep-17
Arrowhead 30-Sep-17
Hawkeye 01-Oct-17
dg72a 01-Oct-17
Bowriter 01-Oct-17
XMan 01-Oct-17
Paul@thefort 01-Oct-17
orionsbrother 01-Oct-17
EmbryOklahoma 01-Oct-17
TonyL 01-Oct-17
Don 01-Oct-17
BOX CALL 01-Oct-17
Bou'bound 01-Oct-17
TonyL 01-Oct-17
buc i 313 01-Oct-17
Mark Watkins 01-Oct-17
WV Mountaineer 01-Oct-17
Chris S 01-Oct-17
TonyL 01-Oct-17
PECO 01-Oct-17
Bob 01-Oct-17
Fuzzy 02-Oct-17
tobywon 02-Oct-17
lewis 02-Oct-17
Bigpizzaman 02-Oct-17
Scar Finga 02-Oct-17
Will 02-Oct-17
Ben Farmer 02-Oct-17
Southern draw 02-Oct-17
Yttails 02-Oct-17
TonyL 03-Oct-17
Scar Finga 03-Oct-17
TonyL 03-Oct-17
smarba 04-Oct-17
From: TonyL
30-Sep-17

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my girlfriend of almost a year had never picked up a bow in her life as of a month ago. she said she wanted to hunt with me this fall so I bought her a bow and some camos. we practiced and practiced in the backyard until i was sure she was ready. tonight was ohio’s bow opener and she didn’t let me down. i’m so proud of her

From: T Mac
30-Sep-17
That is awesome congrats!

From: Jack Harris
30-Sep-17
well gloat away! CONGRATS!

From: cord 62
30-Sep-17
Congratulations on your first deer. Lets hear the rest of the story..

30-Sep-17
Love it. Grats to both of you. Nice arrow placement - I bet that buck didn't go far.

From: BigOk
30-Sep-17
Congrats to her and You.

From: TonyL
30-Sep-17
it was textbook. I put up a 2 person stand so I could help her out on her first hunt. we got in the stand about 5:00, legal shooting ended at 7:50. at about 6:00 I heard leaves crunching and this guy was heading right for us. she got her bow up and we watched him come in. at about 12 yards he stopped and checked the wind, which wasn’t in our favor. I whispered for her to take him as soon as she was ready. he took 2 more steps quartering slightly towards us. she put a perfect shot on him and caught one lung with a rear exit. very little blood on the track job but he only made it about 100yds. I don’t know who was more excited, me or her. Definitely a great memory

From: Pete-pec
30-Sep-17
Well done!

From: Pigsticker
30-Sep-17
Excellent, love is alive.

From: sticksender
30-Sep-17
That's fantastic man....congrats to both of you.

From: t-roy
30-Sep-17
Very nice! Congrats to you both! Not many things better than getting to share those experiences with each other.

From: deerhunter72
30-Sep-17
Great job! Congrats to you both.

From: LBshooter
30-Sep-17
Congrats!

From: Ucsdryder
30-Sep-17
Good stuff!!! What head wasn’t she shooting?

From: TonyL
30-Sep-17
actually, she was using a rage. I was very skeptical of mechanical heads, but it performed as advertised.

From: Buffalo1
30-Sep-17
Doesn't get much better than this! Congrats to your girlfriend and to you for being her mentor.

30-Sep-17
Congratulations to you both!

From: Treeline
30-Sep-17
Congratulations! You definitely can gloat - you have done very, very well! Congratulations to the little lady on her first bow kill!

30-Sep-17
Congratulations to both of you.

From: Arrowhead
30-Sep-17
Good Deal ! Congratulations.

From: Hawkeye
01-Oct-17
Congrats!!!

From: dg72a
01-Oct-17
Awesome! Congrats to you both.

From: Bowriter
01-Oct-17

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Very good, need more female lady women in the woods. I assume you explained to her that it was a custom that whenever a deer was killed, for three years, the women have to do all the gutting, skinning , butchering and cooking before they can be considered woods-worthy. If she goes for that, maybe you can get her to pay half on an elk hunt.

From: XMan
01-Oct-17
Congratulations to her and great job by you taking her hunting! We can use all the hunters we can get these days, nice to see more women enjoying it!

From: Paul@thefort
01-Oct-17
Both are keepers for sure. Nice. Paul

01-Oct-17
Congrats! Gloat away.

01-Oct-17
I'd gloat as well, congratulations!

From: TonyL
01-Oct-17
thanks for all the commendation guys, we appreciate it. I made sure to explain to her that they won’t all come so easy. we will spend many days in stand and not even see a deer. for now, she’s excited to go do it again, she’s hooked

From: Don
01-Oct-17
Marry her quickly!

From: BOX CALL
01-Oct-17
Good job

From: Bou'bound
01-Oct-17
that's what it's all about. great job. it looks like the nock broke. what did she hit?

From: TonyL
01-Oct-17

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Nock is intact, that’s a crossbow bolt. before I catch any flack for her usingvs crossbow, she’s new to the sport, baby steps. she already wants a compound, she thinks it’s cheating getting to use a scope and a trigger.

From: buc i 313
01-Oct-17
TonyL,

NO FLACK is WARRANTED !

A big congratulations is warranted !

Great job, lovely smile

:^}

From: Mark Watkins
01-Oct-17
Nothing but a HUGE congrats to you both.....regardless of the weapon!!!

Mark

01-Oct-17
Congrats.

You both are dressed like it was cold?

From: Chris S
01-Oct-17
Awesome sauce!!

From: TonyL
01-Oct-17
she was dressed like it was cold, I was only wearing a long sleeve t and light cargo pants. she had insulated bibs and jacket on. it was in the upper 50’s, she’s only 100lbs, she gets cold easy.

From: PECO
01-Oct-17
Great job to the both of you! I don't care about her starting with a crossbow. I got my nephew started with a crossbow a few years ago.

From: Bob
01-Oct-17
Great job guys !

From: Fuzzy
02-Oct-17
awesome :)

From: tobywon
02-Oct-17
Gloat away, congrats to you both. I think she needs a shoulder mount for her first buck :)

From: lewis
02-Oct-17
Congrats my wife is my soul mate and hunting partner remember the guy who takes his wife or girlfriend hunting can't go to heaven he's already there Lewis

From: Bigpizzaman
02-Oct-17
Congrats to Both of you!

From: Scar Finga
02-Oct-17
Perfect!!! What an awesome adventure to experience with her:) Congratulations!

From: Will
02-Oct-17
Congrats! Great on you for getting her involved!!!

From: Ben Farmer
02-Oct-17
Great job to the both of you!!

02-Oct-17
Congrats !

From: Yttails
02-Oct-17
Tony, Congrats to your girlfriend! Great first deer. Bou'bound knows that it's a bolt, he just wanted you to tell us she used a crossbow. Too bad he won't tell us what happened in Alberta with Jay Fuller!

From: TonyL
03-Oct-17
oh... I expected somebody to say something. I’m proud of her regardless of what equipment she used. some people just can’t let others be happy

From: Scar Finga
03-Oct-17
Tony, Who gives a ^&*# what she used, she is out hunting with her man, and has taken a wonderful animal! Good on both of you!

From: TonyL
03-Oct-17
oh... I expected somebody to say something. I’m proud of her regardless of what equipment she used. some people just can’t let others be happy

From: smarba
04-Oct-17
While I will heartily congratulate you and your girlfriend on a successful hunt, I think the only issue some may have is that you said "I bought her a bow". Actually no, you bought her a Xbow. I have no problem with Xbows used legally and think they are a great way to get new hunters started. But whether intentional or not, the opening line was misleading.

Nobody would say "I bought her a muzzle loader", when in fact they bought a rifle. Despite the nationwide push to define Xbows and compounds as the same thing, they are different.

Again congrats and very cool that she's hooked on hunting!

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