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Let's see your kills from this year! Post em up here.
I'll get it started!!
Here's an antelope I shot Saturday mid morning. Made a final stalk and put an arrow into him at 30 yards while he was bedded.
congrats, nice setup, including the knee pads, hate those painful cactus.
Nice job! I am hoping to head out in the next couple weeks with my Bow. First time for me the kneepads are a great idea. I know last year rifle hunting they would be useful lots of prickly cactus where i hunt as well.
Knee pads are pretty much a must IMO. I left them in the truck the first day. Gotta be a little more careful when ya put that knee down at!
For sure. Is that a heads up decoy? I was thinking about buying one as well. Good success?
Congratulations Jake! Great buck, I'm sure it was a blast. I got ten more days left and I'm headed home to try the same.
Thanks Dana! Bet you're pumped to be getting back home!
Muddawg. Yes it is a Heads Up Decoy. I've had pretty good success with it. The timing has to be right for them to come charging in but it does good as a confidence thing too.
Spot and Stalk Aug 27th. Final stalk before having to head back to work late friday evening. Not a giant but tasty thats for sure!!
Nice going guys!Heck of a way to kick off a season.
nice work skullwerx, great animals.
Another nice buck skullwerx!!!
I'm not sure where that Whitetail picture came from but that is not one from us or the one I tried to post. I'll try again
This should be the right one.
Those are some nice critters. I get a kick out of the antelope behind the mule deer, decoys ?
They are targets grizzly. Thanks for the compliment
Randy, looks like you guys are having a good year so far! Look at all that green grass!
Yes, it has been a great year so far and we are really enjoying all the grass. Both the cattle and wildlife are.
SD Elk! Waiting another 25 years!
Tried saving a couple of deer this upcoming year with taking out this coyote. 6 yards from my treestand. loving shooting yotes with the bow.
That is a big coyote.
Nice shot on the elk, too!
Killed this guy after he worked a scrape last night. I have mixed feelings being done this early, but I still get to take my 14 year old son out to try to get him his first archery deer.
Nice buck!!! Congrats on the kill
Tagged out east river. Headed west river in December for mule deer!!! 6x5 my best buck to date. Perfect double lung and got him on video with the wife in the tree besides me. Great way to spend Halloween as a couple!!
Nice buck, I love those long tines!
My east river archery buck, shot on 10/29. I recently moved from South Dakota to Illinois. I came back for five days to hunt, but only needed two.
Awesome buck, Animal Killer.
First SD public land DIY hunt for me, I will be back next year looking for something a little bigger.
Nice deer guys! Things been slow east river for me(finally saw a shooter though)so headed west river to hunt river bottoms for a few days last week.Wow,they've had rain n the grass n weeds are high!!!Anyway got set up and zeroed in on some deer n then the rain came.The steep dirt roads down to the river became impossible gumbo n ended up having to head home leaving stands and a ground blind behind. Yesterday morn left home about 2 AM and was in a stand down there by dawn.Shot this big bodied 10 a few hours later n then the fun began.Face it,I'm getting too old to do this by myself.Wish his body had been smaller n horns bigger but.... Now back to work east river. Good hunting!
Dam!! Sorry about twisted pic!
Nice deer leftee!! If ya ever need help packing one of those big bodied deer out just let me know!
Sidenote to answer couple Qs:It is the exit hole showing.Hit was not a perfect angle,deer stopped while at full draw,but entry hole was just behind shoulder on other side. Deer jumped n went few paces,stood there about 5 seconds,coughed once,then fell over.Never found the arrow.
Here is my minnesota buck i got last weds during the gun season. Headed over before work quick and shot me a very respectable buck for our family farm back home.
My wife also got her first deer with a bow in about 4 years. First South Dakota buck she got with her bow. Very exciting hunt. Grunted him in across an open field and she got a perfect broadside shot at 36 yards. Buck piled up within sight of our stand. Its amazing what a 20 week pregnant woman will set out to accomplish!!! Very proud of her.
Very nice.Great pics n wifes smile says it all.
Very nice.Great pics n wifes smile says it all.
wow,great deer.Congrats to you guys!
Awesome buck Jay! Haven't seen any family pics yet this year. Hope you have some more good ones running.
Some great deer and pics there guys! Congratulations to all. Jay that's a great buck! Boof where you out of now, I'm stationed at Scott.