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Contributors to this thread:
Bushwacker 29-Jun-18
Zebrakiller 29-Jun-18
Bake 29-Jun-18
Bushwacker 29-Jun-18
drycreek 29-Jun-18
sticksender 29-Jun-18
Zebrakiller 29-Jun-18
Ucsdryder 29-Jun-18
BigOk 29-Jun-18
Bou'bound 29-Jun-18
Too Many Bows Bob 29-Jun-18
Southern draw 29-Jun-18
Treeline 29-Jun-18
orionsbrother 29-Jun-18
Charlie Rehor 29-Jun-18
Buffalo1 29-Jun-18
Bushwacker 29-Jun-18
t-roy 29-Jun-18
bowbender77 29-Jun-18
drycreek 29-Jun-18
Hoot 29-Jun-18
Missouribreaks 29-Jun-18
Heat 29-Jun-18
BULELK1 30-Jun-18
midwest 30-Jun-18
altitude sick 30-Jun-18
BOWNBIRDHNTR 30-Jun-18
StickFlicker 30-Jun-18
Ironbow 30-Jun-18
Dyjack 30-Jun-18
Outdoordan 30-Jun-18
lewis 30-Jun-18
Mark Watkins 30-Jun-18
Slate 30-Jun-18
Paul@thefort 01-Jul-18
Hawkeye 01-Jul-18
T Mac 01-Jul-18
Drahthaar 01-Jul-18
DVS 16-Jul-18
From: Bushwacker
29-Jun-18

Bushwacker's embedded Photo
Her Kudu
Bushwacker's embedded Photo
Her Kudu
Bushwacker's embedded Photo
Her Impala
Bushwacker's embedded Photo
Her Impala
Bushwacker's embedded Photo
Her warthog
Bushwacker's embedded Photo
Her warthog
Bushwacker's embedded Photo
And her wildebeest
Bushwacker's embedded Photo
And her wildebeest
Emily's only bow kill was in 2015 at the age of 14 when she took a small south Texas whitetail doe with her Parker Buckshot set at 40 lbs. Fast toward to present day, she recently turned 17 and wanted to take a Kudu with her bow so off to Namibia we went. The kudu came in to the water at 24 yards. She drew and released. From my angle, it looked as if she'd hit it too far back and it was going to be a gut shot and possibly a long recovery. The bull trotted about 40 yards and stopped briefly before walking out of view. Getting out of the blind, we recovered her arrow, a complete pass through, and found it to be covered in blood. We had the tracking dog with us and we really didn't need it. The blood trail was good enough for us to start the tracking. The dog, a Fox Terrier named Bullet, ran about 40 yards into the brush and started barking. We could just barely make out the bull through the brush. He was wobbling on his feet and Emily was trying to work her way in for a follow up shot when the bull went to the ground. For good measure, the PH had her finish the bull with another arrow. Apparently, the bull was quartering away more than I could see from my angle and the arrow entered behind the last rib on the left side and exited through the right shoulder. Her equipment came through for her for the first time on the trip.

I think I was more excited than she was and you dads out there know what I mean right?

The next animal to fall was the impala ram. It came in to the water and was quartering too her at 20 yards. She settled the pin on the right front shoulder and released. The arrow barely slowed down as it passed through both shoulders. Impala crashed within 15 yards. Later that same afternoon, a good warthog came in to the water, offering a 30 yard broadside shot. That's the end of her comfort zone and she was hesitant to release. This is the only animal I had on video and it's evident by the length of time and our hushed conversation that she was hesitant to shoot and we were encouraging her to take the shot. She hit about two inches higher than the 'perfect' shot, but again, the arrow passed completely through. Another good blood trail and we found the warthog about 100 yards from point of impact. Last animal, a cull wildebeest or in this case, a cow. A bit of confusion due the different viewing angles. The PH was looking at one animal and ranged it at 21 yards, Emily was at full draw looking at another animal. In hindsight, the animal she shot was probably closer to 30 yards. The arrow hit low and a bit forward. From my view, I saw the animal turn to run, going right through a bush, and the arrow had not fully penetrated, but I could see blood pumping out. We went to retrieve the arrow and found that it had broken off about a third of the way up from the front. The rest of the arrow was clean. Emily was worried that the animal wasn't hit well enough and I reassured her as I could tell it was hit well and the arrows and bow had done their jobs. Knowing the arrow got at least 10-12 inches of penetration and the amount of blood that we were following, I was confident that the broadhead had more than likely clipped the heart. No tracking dog needed as we were able to follow the blood trail to a downed wildebeest. Again, her equipment and setup paid off. The arrow/broadhead had split the front leg bone and entered into the chest cavity, clipping the heart as suspected.

Four for four, no need for the PH to use a rifle for a final shot, and all were easy to recover by following good blood trails or had fallen in plane sight. Her setup: Bowtech Eva Shockey, set at 50 lbs. GrizzlyStik Momentum TDT 320 arrows, 200 grain Cutthroat single bevel broadheads. Total arrow weight of 580 grains with a 24% FOC

Link to the warthog video on YouTube, hope it works

https://youtu.be/KCCgZAtfczA

From: Zebrakiller
29-Jun-18
Congrats! Thanks for sharing love to see our kids doing our passion

From: Bake
29-Jun-18
Awesome!

From: Bushwacker
29-Jun-18

Bushwacker's Link
Video of warthog

You can hear us debating on distance and which pin to use...

From: drycreek
29-Jun-18
Nothing succeeds like success ! Congrats to you and her Bushwacker ! Looking to me like there's another "wacker" in town. Beautiful girl and three beautiful animals. I can't call the warthog beautiful, but it's a nice trophy :-)

From: sticksender
29-Jun-18
She did great....congrats to you both!

From: Zebrakiller
29-Jun-18
Video sweeeeet

From: Ucsdryder
29-Jun-18
Awesome! Congrats! Are you taking applications for adoption?

From: BigOk
29-Jun-18
Congrats to your daughter!!!

From: Bou'bound
29-Jun-18
Nothin beats that

29-Jun-18

Too Many Bows Bob's embedded Photo
Too Many Bows Bob's embedded Photo
Took my son when he was 14, and we both had a great time. Glad you enjoyed your trip.

TMBB

29-Jun-18
Outstanding!

From: Treeline
29-Jun-18
Congratulations! To the both of you! So awesome to share in your daughter’s dream!

29-Jun-18
Good stuff! Congrats!

29-Jun-18
Good for you!

From: Buffalo1
29-Jun-18
So proud of Emily. Congrats on some super trophies.

From: Bushwacker
29-Jun-18
Thanks everyone. She really gets into the whole archery thing. She cuts her own arrows, preps them, then wraps them, and glues on the feathers/vanes herself and she's really good at it. Her finished product is spot on. She'll adjust her sight when needed, not needing help from me. Same with her AR rifle. She put the lower together, with a little instruction from a friend, pretty much by herself.

From: t-roy
29-Jun-18
Congrats Emily! Some great animals and even better memories for both you and dad!

From: bowbender77
29-Jun-18
You go girl ! Congrats.

29-Jun-18
Congrats!

From: drycreek
29-Jun-18
Somehow I missed the link to the vid the first time. Super !

From: Hoot
29-Jun-18
Congrats! My son is 3 and my daughter is 9mos I hope they share my passion for the outdoors so I can mak similar memories!

29-Jun-18
Congratulations to both of you !

From: Heat
29-Jun-18
Nice work! Way to go one and all!

From: BULELK1
30-Jun-18
Very Kool indeed!

Congrats to ya both

Good luck, Robb

From: midwest
30-Jun-18
Wow...that's great!

30-Jun-18
There is nothing better in this world. Sharing a hunt with a daughter. Congrats to Emily and her success through her obvious work and dedication.

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
30-Jun-18
Congratulations to you both! I agree 100%, as a dad there's nothing better than seeing your kids share your passion and getting to witness their success. Great job.

From: StickFlicker
30-Jun-18
That's awesome!

From: Ironbow
30-Jun-18
Congrats to you both!! I raised 4 daughters, that is really cool.

From: Dyjack
30-Jun-18
Very cool. Thanks for sharing the story!

From: Outdoordan
30-Jun-18
Great job Dad! Hope to be doing that soon with my daughter. Who did you hunt with?

From: lewis
30-Jun-18
Great job congrats I’m sure neither of you will ever forget this hunt Lewis

From: Mark Watkins
30-Jun-18
Congrats! That’s awesome!!!

Mark

From: Slate
30-Jun-18
Congrats yes pretty dam cool

From: Paul@thefort
01-Jul-18
Girl Power! LOOK OUT! Very cool!. my best, Paul

From: Hawkeye
01-Jul-18
Congrats!! Great pics:)

From: T Mac
01-Jul-18
Great write up and Congrats Emily!

From: Drahthaar
01-Jul-18
Congratulations to both of you. Forrest

From: DVS
16-Jul-18
Well done Emily, job well done!

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