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Contributors to this thread:
MichaelArnette 05-Oct-18
MichaelArnette 05-Oct-18
hdaman 05-Oct-18
Dale06 05-Oct-18
BigOk 05-Oct-18
huntnmuleys 05-Oct-18
orionsbrother 05-Oct-18
Finey 05-Oct-18
midwest 05-Oct-18
wooddamon1 05-Oct-18
T Mac 05-Oct-18
Twinetickler 05-Oct-18
Treeline 05-Oct-18
dirtclod Az. 05-Oct-18
IdyllwildArcher 05-Oct-18
Franklin 05-Oct-18
Arrowhead 06-Oct-18
Charlie Rehor 06-Oct-18
altitude sick 06-Oct-18
Missouribreaks 06-Oct-18
Bowboy 06-Oct-18
ohiohunter 06-Oct-18
sitO 06-Oct-18
scentman 06-Oct-18
Kodiak 06-Oct-18
otcWill 06-Oct-18
Lucas 06-Oct-18
EmbryOklahoma 06-Oct-18
mgmicky 06-Oct-18
Blessed Bowhunter 06-Oct-18
Paul@thefort 06-Oct-18
Fuzz 07-Oct-18
Beav 07-Oct-18
sticksender 07-Oct-18
MichaelArnette 07-Oct-18
Zbone 08-Oct-18
GhostBird 08-Oct-18
Big-Al 08-Oct-18
smarba 08-Oct-18
drycreek 08-Oct-18
Hawkeye 08-Oct-18
12yards 08-Oct-18
Jack Harris 08-Oct-18
Two Feathers 10-Oct-18
05-Oct-18

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I had quite the hunt Wednesday night! Have been so busy today and yesterday with work I haven’t had a chance to post about it. I got off work in Wichita later than expected and headed in carrying my stand. (Yes I am wearing my medical scrubs because I forgot my camo) The wind gusts were 20 to 30 miles an hour which really helped me in this situation. I spotted this buck about 100 yards away and stalked/intercepted him at about 20 yards. My first shot struck in the front shoulder, shattering the humerus. I said terrible things to myself in my head as I watched the buck run off and slow down to disappear in thick brambles. A few minutes later I had located him bedded and stalked within 12 yards to send another arrow this time tipped with a grizzly broadhead to its mark in thick brush

05-Oct-18

MichaelArnette's embedded Photo
MichaelArnette's embedded Photo

From: hdaman
05-Oct-18
Congrats on the buck as well as the new camo!

From: Dale06
05-Oct-18
Impressive! Congratulations.

From: BigOk
05-Oct-18
Congrats!! Way to stick with it. Sounds like the odds were against You from the start, but you turned it into a successful hunt.

From: huntnmuleys
05-Oct-18
Hell yeah!!!

05-Oct-18
Nice!! Congratulations !!

From: Finey
05-Oct-18
That’s awesome. Congrats. Love the camo.

From: midwest
05-Oct-18
That's from the new Blacktail Bob line of camo. Congrats!

From: wooddamon1
05-Oct-18
Congrats!

From: T Mac
05-Oct-18
Stalking and successful in scrubs that’s pretty badass! Congrats!

From: Twinetickler
05-Oct-18
How is this possible???!!! You didn't have your $2300 bow and $1500 camo on? You can't kill a nice buck without that stuff! All kidding aside awesome job and even more amazing to do it the old fashioned way. Good on ya! Great buck too!

From: Treeline
05-Oct-18
Congratulations Michael!

Beautiful buck!

Done up right, for sure. Killing a whitetail on the ground spot and stalk is as badass as it gets, brother.

With a self bow and in scrubs! Wow! Impressive as hell!

You got it figured out. Now you just need to use what you learned and come kill a big old mule deer up here!

So happy for you!

From: dirtclod Az.
05-Oct-18
Great Buck.Blue scrubs,thats really good because of the way deer see the color spectrum.

05-Oct-18
Grats!

From: Franklin
05-Oct-18
WOW....very impressive. Tell everyone those are special "anti- microbial scrubs" that hide your scent...you`ll see 50 guys wearing them next year.

From: Arrowhead
06-Oct-18
Awesome. You got to feel as sense of pride when it all comes together like that. Congrats.

06-Oct-18
Good for you! Follow up shots are critical to closing the deal sometimes and you did well! C

06-Oct-18
That is one heck of a trophy and one you will remember for a long time to come. That is very satisfying shooting a self bow. Let alone the hunt you had with it. Let’s hear the details of the bow. Looks like maybe snake skin backed? Looks too straight for a Osage stave.

06-Oct-18
Great job, congratulations.

From: Bowboy
06-Oct-18
Congrats!

From: ohiohunter
06-Oct-18
Sweet success! Congratulations

From: sitO
06-Oct-18
Pretty cool bud, congrats!

From: scentman
06-Oct-18
Happy for you Mike! Nice deer and story... oh and nice threads. :0)

From: Kodiak
06-Oct-18
As good as it gets.

Congrats! Selfbows are so cool.

From: otcWill
06-Oct-18
Sweet! Congrats

From: Lucas
06-Oct-18
Congratulations, great buck!

06-Oct-18
Nice! Who made your Selfbow?

From: mgmicky
06-Oct-18
Awesome, congratulations!

06-Oct-18
Congrats Michael!

From: Paul@thefort
06-Oct-18
Great accomplishment. Does that mean the season is over for you? my best, Paul

From: Fuzz
07-Oct-18
Great job! I got a name for the buck...

The SCRUB BUCK! Lol! He's an awesome deer! Great way to baptise your new bow!

From: Beav
07-Oct-18
Congrats and nana great accomplishment!

From: sticksender
07-Oct-18
Very nice....congrats!

07-Oct-18
Paul yes season is over in Kansas on bucks at least but the Oklahoma bucks better watch out! Rick, Russel Yott made my bow. He does a great job

From: Zbone
08-Oct-18
Way cool... Congrats!

From: GhostBird
08-Oct-18
Congratulations... good work. At least you were properly attired for the field dressing.

From: Big-Al
08-Oct-18
Awesome job! Give us the details on that bow--looks very cool and maybe Osage?

From: smarba
08-Oct-18
Congrats and agree with Big-Al; share details & pics of your bow, as it's a huge part of your personal satisfaction in this most successful hunt.

From: drycreek
08-Oct-18
Great job Michael ! You can enter him in the Scrub and Stethoscope club. Probably be no. 1 :-)

From: Hawkeye
08-Oct-18
Very impressive! Congrats :)

From: 12yards
08-Oct-18
Congrats! Great accomplishment!

From: Jack Harris
08-Oct-18
that's gotta be extra satisfying - congratulations on a nice buck "the hard way".

From: Two Feathers
10-Oct-18
That's a nice looking deer and a nice looking selfbow. Very good!

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