Sitka Mountain Gear
First Stone Harvest
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
skipmaster1 17-Dec-18
skipmaster1 17-Dec-18
t-roy 17-Dec-18
skipmaster1 17-Dec-18
skipmaster1 17-Dec-18
Zbone 17-Dec-18
Treeline 17-Dec-18
skipmaster1 18-Dec-18
skipmaster1 18-Dec-18
Fuzz 18-Dec-18
Scar Finga 18-Dec-18
Catscratch 18-Dec-18
Russell 18-Dec-18
GotBowAz 18-Dec-18
Franzen 18-Dec-18
Genesis 18-Dec-18
Scoot 18-Dec-18
huntnmuleys 18-Dec-18
Bill Obeid 18-Dec-18
rattles33 18-Dec-18
SBH 18-Dec-18
Trial153 18-Dec-18
Brotsky 18-Dec-18
njbuck 18-Dec-18
Kodiak 18-Dec-18
Dale06 18-Dec-18
APauls 18-Dec-18
Elkhorn 18-Dec-18
BigOk 18-Dec-18
Mark Watkins 18-Dec-18
jdbbowhunter 18-Dec-18
wildwilderness 18-Dec-18
Bowboy 19-Dec-18
Buffalo1 19-Dec-18
kadbow 19-Dec-18
PeteO 19-Dec-18
caribou77 19-Dec-18
Huntcell 19-Dec-18
TXHunter 19-Dec-18
SDHNTR(home) 19-Dec-18
WV Mountaineer 19-Dec-18
Paul@thefort 19-Dec-18
Treeline 19-Dec-18
skipmaster1 19-Dec-18
IdyllwildArcher 19-Dec-18
arlone 20-Dec-18
standswittaknife 20-Dec-18
bowhunter24 20-Dec-18
Grunter 20-Dec-18
Bou'bound 20-Dec-18
Swampbuck 20-Dec-18
SaddleReaper 20-Dec-18
Old School 20-Dec-18
From: skipmaster1
17-Dec-18

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Blood on the sapling
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This season I had a friend who is an incredibly talented knapper, give me two matched weight stone arrow heads with the hopes I would use one to harvest a deer. I’ve killed a pile of deer this season with compound, rife and recurve. On and off I had been hunting with my longbow and wooden arrows and stone heads. Although I had passed a bunch of deer this season and generally hold out for at least a 4.5 year old buck, I had made the decision to take the first deer that presented a 15 yard broadside shot with this equipment. Last week I finally had my opportunity as a young buck came to a ridgetop pool to drink. As he left the water I drew and settled in for the shot. As I increased back tension, he stepped behind a tree, partially covering his vitals. I let down and drew again as he stepped out. I increased back tension and the string slid from my fingers. The arrow buried to the fletch in his ribs and he took off down hill on a sprint. I stood there half in awe. I had just accomplished something I had dreamed of since I was a kid. I had killed a deer with a stone point, made by a good friend, specifically for me. I had carefully hafted it to a cedar shaft, using sinew from a previous traditional deer kill and fletched it with arrows from a Tom I had taken with my recurve. I hadn’t been this excited to shoot a spike since my first deer 23 years ago. I sat down to give the deer time and enjoy the rest of the evening as snow started to fall. Two more bucks, including a young 7 with great potential came in to drink as a red fox worked his way back and forth along the hillside. From the tree I could see blood splatter on a sapling where the buck was standing at the shot. Just before dark I climbed down and followed the trail for about 40 yards and found the front half of my arrow. I decided to go home and meet my brother in law to help with the track and drag. We were back at the hit site a short time later and the blood was getting hard to follow due to the snow. We found the middle section of my arrow and the blood tapered off. He stayed with the trail and I headed down towards where I lost sight of the buck. I immediately found heavier blood and called him down. We walked 10 yards further and there lay my buck, who had obviously died on a full run. No more than 15 seconds after the shot. What an amazing feeling to walk up and lay my hands on this deer. It meant more to me than all the other deer I had shot or passed the entire season.

From: skipmaster1
17-Dec-18

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Blood was getting covered
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Blood was getting covered
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Got him.
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Got him.

From: t-roy
17-Dec-18
Congrats on a very impressive accomplishment!

From: skipmaster1
17-Dec-18

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These were the new heads and another of the same weight head from a different friend. The one already mounted here was my practice head.
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These were the new heads and another of the same weight head from a different friend. The one already mounted here was my practice head.
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First starting to mount the head
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First starting to mount the head

From: skipmaster1
17-Dec-18

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Went back over the weekend and found the back of my arrow.

From: Zbone
17-Dec-18
Neat, CONGRATS!

That's pretty cool the tip didn't break... Now will you be able to shoot it again without touchup?

From: Treeline
17-Dec-18
Congratulations!

Excellent job on a great deer!

You are regressing nicely;-)

From: skipmaster1
18-Dec-18
Zbone- the head would need to be touched up just to get it razor sharp again. I’m goibg keep it just like this on the mantel though.

From: skipmaster1
18-Dec-18
Treeline- Hahalve, I’m alrazy looking at building a self bow for next year

From: Fuzz
18-Dec-18
Congratulations skip on making something come to reality that many bowhunters only dream about .... myself included!

From: Scar Finga
18-Dec-18
That is very cool and impressive!

Congratulations!

From: Catscratch
18-Dec-18
Congrats! This is extremely cool and something I've dreamed about too.

From: Russell
18-Dec-18
Congrats on the trad kill with a stone point! Thanks for sharing this special moment too with us.

From: GotBowAz
18-Dec-18
This is so cool! big congrats dude, that's got to be one proud moment you will never forget.

From: Franzen
18-Dec-18
Excellent work all the way around. Congrats on the whole process!

From: Genesis
18-Dec-18
The headlight ruined it for me........Track with a candle next time.:]

On a serious note,that’s amazing ! Many talk about it but few ever do it...Congrats!

From: Scoot
18-Dec-18
Very cool! Many congrats!

From: huntnmuleys
18-Dec-18
Outstanding! Nicely done.

From: Bill Obeid
18-Dec-18
True Bowsiter...., right there. I’d like to do that before I hang up my bow.

I’m never hanging up my bow!!! I’d like to try that !!

From: rattles33
18-Dec-18
That's pretty cool!

From: SBH
18-Dec-18
Thats bad ass! Congrats

From: Trial153
18-Dec-18
Well Done!

From: Brotsky
18-Dec-18
That is sweet! Stuff like this impresses me way more than big antlers. Congrats on a great accomplishment!

From: njbuck
18-Dec-18
This is amazing! I am extremely impressed. Doesn't get better than this.

From: Kodiak
18-Dec-18
Off the charts cool. Congrats.

From: Dale06
18-Dec-18
I’ve always wanted to do that. Congrats! Very impressive.

From: APauls
18-Dec-18
VERY Cool. Congrats!! What an awesome feeling it must have been.

From: Elkhorn
18-Dec-18
Totally awesome, I’ve been finding arrowheads and can’t think of anything cooler.

From: BigOk
18-Dec-18
IMPRESSIVE!!!

From: Mark Watkins
18-Dec-18
AWESOME!!!!

Mark

From: jdbbowhunter
18-Dec-18
congrats!

18-Dec-18
Thanks for sharing!

From: Bowboy
19-Dec-18
Congrats!

From: Buffalo1
19-Dec-18
Very cool. Congrats

From: kadbow
19-Dec-18
Awesome!

From: PeteO
19-Dec-18
That's Awesome Greg!

From: caribou77
19-Dec-18
Congrats

From: Huntcell
19-Dec-18
Wow! Deadly Congradulatiins !!! >>>>——->

Any details on the shot placement wound channel? Entered between ribs or went thru a rib? Two edge, cut on contact nice. Kudos to your friends who did the heads, they can rightly say these will cut.

From: TXHunter
19-Dec-18
I am awed and impressed. Well done!

From: SDHNTR(home)
19-Dec-18
Best of Bowsite 2018! Awesome!

19-Dec-18
Congrats on a great deer

From: Paul@thefort
19-Dec-18
I can feel your excitement. Nicely done. my best, Paul

From: Treeline
19-Dec-18
Having shot a few critters with chert and obsidian points, what was very interesting to me was that the wound channels were significantly larger than the cutting diameter of the points.

I think it has to do with the serations on the edges pulling the hide going in and out.

I was also impressed with the blood trails - better than with a 2-blade steel point.

Really stinks that Colorado does not allow stone points for hunting. Even though they have a longer track record of killin’ critters than anything else!

Another need for correction with CPW...

From: skipmaster1
19-Dec-18
Huntcell, the shot entered the back of the ribcage hitting 2 ribs, passed through the liver and offside lung before centering a rib. The blood poured out instantly. The deer made it about 200 yards on a full run down hill before crashing.

19-Dec-18
That's really cool. I think every bowhunter dreams of killing a deer with a self bow and wooden arrow with a flint knapped head.

From: arlone
20-Dec-18
Congratulations on accomplishing a dream! Stone heads are not legal in Minnesota, so guess I'll have to keep dreaming?

20-Dec-18
Incredible story

From: bowhunter24
20-Dec-18
Agree with everyone here that is off the charts cool, way to go Greg!

From: Grunter
20-Dec-18
Big congrats that's awesome! You have 2 friends that make you stone heads. I need new friends! Well done!

From: Bou'bound
20-Dec-18
that's like throwing a stone axe through it. well done

From: Swampbuck
20-Dec-18
Now that’s true old school bow hunting right there. Very cool, congratulations! J

From: SaddleReaper
20-Dec-18
Nothing I can say that hasn't already been said.

Congrats Greg!!

I'm into arrowhead hunting and never seem to find them in tact. I presume mostly due to tillage equipment where I find them. However I also wonder how often they broke during use.... were they typically a 1-time use thing and then the native would have to knapp more??

Also wonder if anyone has ever documented finding one in tact and using it for a modern times hunt. THAT would be crazy cool. To use a head knapped by a real native..

From: Old School
20-Dec-18
Congrats. Can feel your sense of accomplishment in your story. Well done!

-Mitch

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