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SMOKED
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Paul@thefort 22-Dec-18
GF 22-Dec-18
Bou'bound 22-Dec-18
LINK 22-Dec-18
LUNG$HOT 22-Dec-18
LUNG$HOT 22-Dec-18
Sugar 22-Dec-18
Bake 22-Dec-18
Come november 22-Dec-18
BoggsBowhunts 22-Dec-18
Brian M. 22-Dec-18
drycreek 22-Dec-18
HUNT MAN 22-Dec-18
Teeton 22-Dec-18
stick n string 22-Dec-18
Paul@thefort 22-Dec-18
Ironbow-cell 22-Dec-18
stick n string 22-Dec-18
DoorKnob 22-Dec-18
t-roy 22-Dec-18
GF 22-Dec-18
Bou'bound 23-Dec-18
Crusader dad 23-Dec-18
cnelk 23-Dec-18
Charlie Rehor 23-Dec-18
EmbryOklahoma 23-Dec-18
M.Pauls 23-Dec-18
Genesis 23-Dec-18
Timbrhuntr 23-Dec-18
kentuckbowhnter 23-Dec-18
sticksender 23-Dec-18
stagetek 23-Dec-18
Chris S 23-Dec-18
Teeton 23-Dec-18
brooktrout59 23-Dec-18
Bou'bound 23-Dec-18
GF 23-Dec-18
Simple 23-Dec-18
Rut Nut 24-Dec-18
GF 24-Dec-18
Mule Power 24-Dec-18
Alaska at heart 24-Dec-18
Rut Nut 24-Dec-18
stick n string 24-Dec-18
Timbrhuntr 24-Dec-18
JL 24-Dec-18
GF 24-Dec-18
stick n string 24-Dec-18
Jaquomo 24-Dec-18
Chris Walker 24-Dec-18
Scar Finga 24-Dec-18
Rut Nut 24-Dec-18
Teeton 24-Dec-18
stick n string 24-Dec-18
Rut Nut 25-Dec-18
ki-ke 25-Dec-18
Scar Finga 25-Dec-18
Bowfreak 25-Dec-18
GF 25-Dec-18
scentman 26-Dec-18
South Farm 26-Dec-18
12yards 26-Dec-18
Boreal 26-Dec-18
Brotsky 26-Dec-18
GF 26-Dec-18
stick n string 28-Dec-18
From: Paul@thefort
22-Dec-18
Watching the latest and greatest TV outdoor hunting shows, the word "smoked" came up for the 100th time as it has in the past.

I decided to look up the word smoke and the verb, SMOKED, trying to figure out what does the descriptive word of 'smoked' have to do with killing a deer or a good shot on a deer. ie, "I smoked him."

Smoke: cloudy mass of suspended particles that rises from fire or anything burning; spell of tobacco smoking, V. smoked, smok-ing give off smoke, exhale and inhale smoke as in tobacco smoking.

Maybe the bow hunter "burned an arrow so fast through the deer, that some burning hair/flesh (smoke) was observed.

Any other guesses how this all came about?

From: GF
22-Dec-18
In trap & skeet shooting, when you center a clay bird in your pattern, it will disappear into a cloud of black dust - aka “smoke”.

Total annihilation.

And most of the time in TV Bowhunting, it means 1 lung and some liver if he was lucky....

From: Bou'bound
22-Dec-18
No other clues.

From: LINK
22-Dec-18

LINK's embedded Photo
LINK's embedded Photo
Policeman “smoked” this buck with his F-150 while he was hauling some drunk teenagers to the county drunk tank. I’ve been after this one for awhile, he made it through rifle season to get “smoked” on the highway as he left my property. lol

I don’t like the turn smoked either. My nephew told me the other day “ I thought about smoking him”. I told him “you’d have better luck shooting him first”.

From: LUNG$HOT
22-Dec-18
I think it must have originated from the image of gun smoke exiting the barrel of a firearm after a “kill shot”. Hence the term “Smoked Him”. Then somehow rolled over to the archery world when describing a kill.... My best guess if I’m truly attempting to break down the origin. Either that or folks just think is sounds cool to say.

From: LUNG$HOT
22-Dec-18
I think it’s ok to say as long as you shout “Booyah” before yelling “smoked him” lol

From: Sugar
22-Dec-18

Sugar 's embedded Photo
Sugar 's embedded Photo
Not sure where it started ...but when I say smoked this is what I’m speaking about

From: Bake
22-Dec-18
I’ve always detested it. But in Africa in 2016, my guide excitedly exclaimed “You smoked him!”, when I shot my kudu. It didn’t bother me then ;)

22-Dec-18
Now they get smoked. A few years back those jokers got the “ dirt nap”

22-Dec-18
Usually on cold weather rifle shots that are double lung you can see puffs of steam come out of the entrance hole, I'm assuming from the warm air from the lungs making contact with the cold air outside. Looks like smoke maybe?

From: Brian M.
22-Dec-18
I smoked a doe a few days ago with my muzzleloader. She was so close, she was enveloped in smoke for a second or two.

From: drycreek
22-Dec-18
The only thing I ever smoked was a bat when I was just a kid. I shot so close to him as he flew over me that the muzzle blast from the handgun I was shooting set his fur on fire. True story ! My daddy just about whooped my ass too ! I was a reckless child.........

From: HUNT MAN
22-Dec-18
I have been know to be smoked a time or two!!

From: Teeton
22-Dec-18
Come on guys it's just a term and we all know what it means when used in a hunting situation. If someone said they smoked a 10 pointer I would know what they mean. Now if they said I arrowed a 10 pointer they may mean they hit and not killed it, or killed it. Arrowed can mean either, smoked you hit and killed

22-Dec-18
The term has never bothered me. Unessecarily over the top reactions are sometimes annoying to me, regardless of what they say. But as teeton said, you know what they are saying. Not gonna get upset cuz someone “drilled” somethin. Bigger things to worry about

From: Paul@thefort
22-Dec-18
I hate slang language and that is what is annoying to me. Maybe it is just me but I am sure some others might agree. My best, Paul

From: Ironbow-cell
22-Dec-18
Too often when they say they smoked him it wasn't a very good shot. That bothers me more than the term. Make a bad shot and claim Smoked em!

22-Dec-18
Yeah, Ironbow, the liver shots where the shooter acts like he 12 ringed him, that gets old. And seems to be 50% of the shots on tv anymore.

From: DoorKnob
22-Dec-18
language ain't what she used to be.

From: t-roy
22-Dec-18
What term do you use when you make a killing shot, Paul?

The term “smoked” doesn’t bother me and I actually use the term occasionally. Some of the other terms really get carried away, thought. Smackdown, gave him the hot sauce, dirt nap, etc, etc.

From: GF
22-Dec-18
Slang doesn’t bother me. Language that makes it sound as if we hate or are at war with these animals... that does bother me quite a bit.

I guess I’m just not Macho enough to make it as a Hollywood Bowhunter. But I’m OK with being a simple predator. When I see a lion beat his chest after taking down an Elk, maybe I’ll change my mind....

Nah.

From: Bou'bound
23-Dec-18
show a little respect with the celebrations huh.

a more measured approach is acceptable. fire up the cell phone and crank Freddie Mercury crooning "another one bites the dust" seems to be just the right mixture of celebratory actions and honoring the recently deceased.

From: Crusader dad
23-Dec-18
It’s a word typically used to describe a good kill shot. Usually said while a person is excited. GET OVER IT!

From: cnelk
23-Dec-18
"I smoked it like a pack of Kools"

23-Dec-18
Guys that don’t smile in Trophy photos after they “smoked” a giant really, really worry me but the term alone does not hurt too much.

23-Dec-18
I'm a "hammered" kind of guy. Sometimes in the midst of the excitement, like this past November, I've been known to change it up like... "holy s--t!"

From: M.Pauls
23-Dec-18
I don’t think it’s just a hunting term. Show 10 non hunting people a video of a train hitting a car, betcha about half of em would say “wow that train just smoked him!”

I think it’s just a term referring to being hit hard

From: Genesis
23-Dec-18
I think smarvest is a good compromise.

From: Timbrhuntr
23-Dec-18
I smoked the back wall in my garage yesterday !

23-Dec-18
try, "I have harvested a magnificent and illusive white tailed deer"

From: sticksender
23-Dec-18
I skewer 'em.

From: stagetek
23-Dec-18
No use in over thinking this. It's simply a phrase, that to some, sounds cool. And when you kill deer on TV for a living, you just gotta be cool.

From: Chris S
23-Dec-18
Bill Clinton smoked but he didn’t inhale.

From: Teeton
23-Dec-18
Okay now that we got smoked figured out what it means,,I think??? Now what's a hopper?? :)

From: brooktrout59
23-Dec-18
One of my favorite terms in sports for a quick victory is the other team was "smoked like a cheap cigar" as cheap cigars do not last long at all!

From: Bou'bound
23-Dec-18
Bill Clinton inserted instead of inhaled

From: GF
23-Dec-18
So.... nobody here shoots trap or skeet, huh?

From: Simple
23-Dec-18
Friends and I often say totally in fun "smoked him like a fatty in Compton". Someone always replies " C'mon Craig! How you get fired on you day off". DEVO!

From: Rut Nut
24-Dec-18
I never was one to get caught up in semantics. I don't really care what expression you use. I have used it a few times. Mostly when describing(to close friends) what my daughter did to her competition at swim meets! ;-)

From: GF
24-Dec-18
Nut - the difference there is that she’s COMPETING against someone who wants to beat her. If she’s really all that good, she should really only be competing against her own best time, of course...

Not like the other girls are out to kick HER ass, personally, in a timed event. And isn’t it kind of odd that there are grown men who get a testosterone rush when their DAUGHTERS outcompete other teen-age GIRLS?

But these guys who react like “F%~>%*~IN’ YEAH, BABY!!! I F%+}#?^N SMOKED that M0+#€%-£¥<{€R-F~€£{R!!!”

Jesus Christ, man! Why so angry at an animal with a brain the size of your fist that never wanted to do anything but be left alone to do his business with the Ladies?

What did these deer/Elk ever do to these guys??

Dudes Got Issues.

From: Mule Power
24-Dec-18

Mule Power's embedded Photo
Mule Power's embedded Photo
Guys like this use words like that. For example “I poached a big buck and smoked my career... boo ya!”

24-Dec-18
"Now they get smoked. A few years back those jokers got the “ dirt nap” Before that deer were called "swamp donkeys" and a good shot or nice bow was "sick".....8^/ And of course, the ever-present, "He's down!"....even though they decided to give it overnight to track.

Apparently the need for demonstrative language beyond, "I just shot a really nice buck."

From: Rut Nut
24-Dec-18
GF- that last line was meant to be "tongue in cheek"! The emphasis has always been on improving and lowering personal bests- if that translates into wins, great! If not, no problem.

That being said, I played all kind of organized sports in H.S. and college, but I NEVER expected to get so jacked up about girls age-group(now high school) swimming! ;-)

24-Dec-18
GF, wow. Odd that a guy is proud of his daughter’s accomplishments?

I hope im not interpreting your post right.

From: Timbrhuntr
24-Dec-18
Ditto !

I was watching the NFL last night and a guy caught a pass at the sideline and as he went out of bounds he dragged his back foot shooting up a trail of those black pellets that looked like smoke rising. One of the broadcasters said he smoked it !

From: JL
24-Dec-18
I knew swamp donkey's as moose....hence the resemblance.

I never like some of the over exuberant terms of success such as smack-down and especially slocked'em. I never cared much for giving deer "names" either. Of course I never been in areas that held so many deer that naming them was the best way to ID them.

From: GF
24-Dec-18
I doubt it, Stick.

Being proud of your kid comes with the Dad Badge. But talking about it in a way that would shame, humiliate or otherwise pour salt in the wounds of an opponent who went out, played fair and gave it his/her/their best effort is one of those things that makes a parent look like a D-bag 1st Class.

It’s on par with a coach running up the score or leaving his starting line out there to toy with an opponent instead of sending in the second/third string to let them get some game time and see what they can do against somebody else's Best.

If you can’t respect an opponent for giving it his best, win or lose, you don’t deserve to play. And if you’re not interested in teaching a kid that, you have no business being involved as a coach, mentor or teacher of any kind.

And NO I’m not addressing anyone here personally; just offering the perspective of a guy who is fortunate enough to be able to coach small-time youth hockey because nobody who’s better qualified seems to have the time for it.

24-Dec-18
Awwwww, thats sweet.

What a crock... First off, you were addressing someone personally. Second, toughen up and get over it. You can be proud of your kid talking to ur buddies without shaming the other kids. Good gracious man, this world and the increasing sensitivity. Even the old curmudgeons are becoming snowflakes these days...

Oh, and NO im not addressing anybody personally....

From: Jaquomo
24-Dec-18

Jaquomo's embedded Photo
Jaquomo's embedded Photo

24-Dec-18
Words...gotta love it. Catch phrases..they don't mean a thing unless you want them to. When I make a good shot I'm usually just smiling, but you wouldn't know that unless you read this and that is my point.

From: Scar Finga
24-Dec-18
I could really care less, when I make an incredible shot on an animal and I put them down really fast, I might say wow... I smoked em! So what, who cares??? Is this all you have to bitch about???? Really? Some of you really need to get a life. If that phrase bothers you "that" much don't use it... If it still bothers then you have some serious issues! Stop watching hunting shows and go hunting!

From: Rut Nut
24-Dec-18
LOL stick! : ) I think GF missed my sarcasm! ;-)

GF- In all seriousness now- you would be hard pressed to identify which one my daughter is at a swim meet(based on my reaction). I’ve seen too many “over the top” parents over the years so if anything, I go the other direction. And the only thing I emphasize to her more than the importance of giving it 100%, is good sportsmanship. I don’t want to hi-jack this thread anymore than it has already, so that’s all I’m gonna say.

BTW, kudos to you for stepping up! We need more good coaches.................especially at the youth sports level.

From: Teeton
24-Dec-18
Poor Paul, I bet he's home read this thread saying what did I start. After reading years of Paul's posts I know this is not the way he would of wanted it to go.

24-Dec-18
Lou, is that smoke coming out of the TOP of the barrel? Excuse my ignorance, im not a gun guy...

From: Rut Nut
25-Dec-18
My apologies Paul- didn’t mean to send it off course!

Stick- I think that barrel must be ported. I’ve seen ported barrels on shotguns before but usually not that far back. May be some kind of “adjustable” Port?

From: ki-ke
25-Dec-18
There is a YouTube video, posted by one of the neighbors in the 'hood where Paul just smoked a bunch of geese, filmed from her kitchen window, where you can see Paul and his awesome Lab running down a flopping' honker across the lawn and you can audibly hear Paul yelling to the dog, "Smoke 'em boy!! thats it!! SMOKE "IM!!!"

Busted......

From: Scar Finga
25-Dec-18
If I am not mistaken, I believe that is a ported over/ under Beretta Silver Pidgeon. That is the typical port location on a smoothbore with adjustable chokes. Also, Berettas chokes are pretty long, so it would be back pretty far to allow for the threads. I have 3 or 4 of them, but only one was ported.

From: Bowfreak
25-Dec-18
I've never understood why this type of stuff bothers people.

From: GF
25-Dec-18
Rut - Pretty sure we’re good. Tone deaf environment!

Lou posted a pic of a ported trap gun - saves a lot of wear and tear on the retinas, but hell on the ears if you’re not muffed & plugged.

And yes - you CAN “smoke” a live bird like a clay, but it makes for better eating if you let them get out a little farther before you drop the hammer and put the smack-down on ‘em.

LOL. See how ridiculous it sounds?

1,000+ years ago, bringing down enough food to keep your family/village alive for a few more days/weeks would be cause for exultation - but I doubt that any of those hunters reacted as if they had conquered an enemy... of course, they probably knew what that was about, too, so they didn’t have to pretend that making meat was more than it was.

From: scentman
26-Dec-18
Sugar, what is your recipe and what smoker do you smoke with? I want to purchase one but want opinions on a quality smoker reasonably priced.

When he hits the ground for a dirt nap it creates a cloud of dust?

From: South Farm
26-Dec-18
Would you prefer they simply hyperventilate, start crying, and fist pump the air vigorously? Maybe throw in a couple "give me a minute(s)".

From: 12yards
26-Dec-18
So lets hear it, would you rather have a guy saying "I smoked him!" or a guy crying and blabbering like 3 year old after he kills a big buck?

From: Boreal
26-Dec-18
"1,000+ years ago, bringing down enough food to keep your family/village alive for a few more days/weeks would be cause for exultation - but I doubt that any of those hunters reacted as if they had conquered an enemy... of course, they probably knew what that was about, too, so they didn’t have to pretend that making meat was more than it was."

Really?!! I picture the whole village throwing and big party, dancing and singing around a fire after a successful hunt not sitting somberly and reflecting on how fortunate they are.

From: Brotsky
26-Dec-18

Brotsky's embedded Photo
Brotsky's embedded Photo
I think I've told this story here before, maybe not but it pertains to this thread so here goes! Ha!

Nichole, Half Pint, and I were out on the opening morning of rifle deer season a few years ago. It was one of those bitterly cold mornings with a little freezing fog in the air where everything was very frosty. A nice buck was chasing a doe out in front of us and finally came within comfortable range of Nichole's rifle as she was the only one with a buck license for that unit, Kia had a doe tag only. Nichole lined up the buck while Kia and I watched through our bino's. Nichole made a great shot and upon the bullet impacting the buck the frost flew from his body in a cloud of "smoke". Kia, without hesitation, says "Wow mom, you literally smoked him". I was laughing so hard I almost forgot that Kia still had her doe tag in her pocket. Kia made a good shot on the doe and we were done. This is the only time I have found any correlation to "smoking" a deer in my experience Paul! Here's a picture of the girls with their harvest, no longer smoking of course. :-)

From: GF
26-Dec-18
Boreal. Exultation. Look it up if you have to.

28-Dec-18

stick n string's Link
This deer smoked as the arrow went thru him

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