Sitka Mountain Gear
K114 and the Half Pint Pronghorn Hunt
Pronghorn
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From: Brotsky
14-Aug-19

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Kia signing her WY archery license and conservation stamp. She’s official now!
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Kia signing her WY archery license and conservation stamp. She’s official now!
I have a standing deal with each of our children. If they make honor roll all their years of high school the summer before their senior year I will take them on a trip to wherever they want to go (within our budget). My older daughter chose Disney, so off we went! Well next up it was Kia’s turn. To say I was overjoyed to hear her ask for a bowhunt rather than Mickey ears is an understatement! Kia wanted to shoot a pronghorn for her senior trip. She’s shot whitetails, mule deer, turkey, and elk. Now she wanted a pronghorn. I quickly agreed and reached out to Bowsite sponsor Pronghorn Paradise to see if we could schedule a hunt for her. The catch was it had to be the first hunt of the season because school starts next week! Well we were able to work out dates for this season and here we are, ready to leave for the beautiful Cowboy state to hunt antelope! As an added bonus we were able to workout the details to have the K114 knife join us on our hunt. Kelly and I never met in person but we were good friends on bowsite, talked on Facebook, etc. His passing was shocking and tragic, a great man and great father taken from us way too soon. It is an incredible honor for Kia and I to have K114 with us on this trip, and we’ll think of Kelly often over the next few days I’m sure. Hopefully we’ll get a chance to put K114 to good use!

From: Brotsky
14-Aug-19

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Lots of range time this summer!
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Lots of range time this summer!
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Her groups have really tightened up and she’s shooting maybe better than I have ever seen her shoot!
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Her groups have really tightened up and she’s shooting maybe better than I have ever seen her shoot!
Kia has practiced hard this summer. She draws 50# and has dialed her range in comfortably out to 35 yards. She will not shoot further than that distance. Lots of shooting over the summer and it looks like she’s prepared as well as she could be!

From: Brotsky
14-Aug-19

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Kia even spent a little time Sunday with this guy discussing their upcoming hunts. I tried explaining that the ice cream didn’t come until AFTER the kill but kids will be kids I guess!

From: Brotsky
14-Aug-19

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Well boys, I have to finish loading the truck and jump in the shower so we can get on the road to WY. I’ll drop some more updates later today after we get to the ranch. I’ll post another photo of Kia, I’m sure you guys don’t want to see any of my manscaping photos!

From: Treeline
14-Aug-19
Great kick off to a very special hunt across the board! Looking forward to the story and the pictures!

Got a feeling there is an antelope in trouble over In Wyoming;-)

Good luck Half Pint!

From: Marty
14-Aug-19
Good luck!!

From: Whip
14-Aug-19
What a memory this is going to be for you both! Good luck Kia!

From: yooper89
14-Aug-19
Good luck!

From: Ace
14-Aug-19
Awesome, this stuff is truly the best of Bowsite! Good luck Kia! Drive safe dad, and enjoy your time together, they grow up fast!

Looking forward to seeing the pics, and hearing the stories.

From: midwest
14-Aug-19
Been looking forward to this. Best of luck, Kia and dad!

I really have to question your choice of friends you let Kia eat ice cream with. Looks like a bad influence. Did he steal her ice cream cone??? ;-)

14-Aug-19
I’ll be following this one! Good luck, Kia!! Those speed goats don’t stand a chance!!!

From: huntnmuleys
14-Aug-19
Oh wow, good luck!

From: bohuntr
14-Aug-19
I will be following this thread closely. Good luck Kia!

From: dirtclod Az.
14-Aug-19
i'mf ollowing along!

From: Bou'bound
14-Aug-19
Going to be epic.

From: Grubby
14-Aug-19
I’ll be looking forward to this one.

Good luck!!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
14-Aug-19
Best of luck to you both. I hope Kia had sprinkles on her ice cream because sprinkles are for winners....no sprinkles for Troy. Looking forward to updates with lots of pics!

From: Trial153
14-Aug-19
best of luck!

From: Scoot
14-Aug-19
Go get 'em Lil K!

From: wooddamon1
14-Aug-19
Awesome, good luck!

From: sticksender
14-Aug-19
This is going to be a memorable trip for you both. Best of luck!

From: iceman
14-Aug-19
Making memories. Good luck, bud!

From: Brotsky
14-Aug-19

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The shenanigans have already begun :-)

14-Aug-19
Best of luck, Kia! Looking forward to this...

From: Brotsky
14-Aug-19

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Now we’re ready to travel!

From: JW
14-Aug-19
Best of luck guys! Looking forward to the updates!

From: SaltyB
14-Aug-19
My daughter starts senior year in 2 weeks so I'm especially excited for you guys.

From: Nick Muche
14-Aug-19
Great stuff Justin! Looking forward to seeing Kia behind a pronghorn! Enjoy your hunt!

From: Vonfoust
14-Aug-19
In!

From: Timbrhuntr
14-Aug-19
Oh man following this hunt for sure !! Good stuff.

From: Bowfreak
14-Aug-19
While it will be an awesome hunt, it unfortunately has to all be downhill after Dot's Pretzels. :)

From: Bowbender
14-Aug-19
Looking forward to this! Good Luck Kia!!

From: Bake
14-Aug-19
Good luck Kia! I too question your ethics of who you eat ice cream with. I hope he paid!

From: Rgiesey
14-Aug-19
Good luck Kia! Brotsky you don’t need any more as your high school daughter wants to go hunting with you and it doesn’t get better than that. Great job and Kia thanks for choosing to be one of us.

14-Aug-19
Great stuff!! My daughter is married and off on her own and she had my first grand baby last week. Like everyone says it goes fast. Soak it up.

From: Chris S
14-Aug-19
Aw dang this is gonna be a fun one!!! Girl Power!!

From: wild1
14-Aug-19
So cool !! Enjoy your time together!

From: Buffalo1
14-Aug-19
You are eating some of the best pretzels in the world. I buy them at our local co-op feed store.

Best of luck on your hunt.

From: Heat
14-Aug-19
Good Luck!

From: GLP
14-Aug-19
Love hearing about your hunts with Kia. Have a great time

From: Bwana
14-Aug-19
Tough to beat some Dot's pretzels for a road trip!

From: Brotsky
14-Aug-19

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Where have we seen this before?!?

From: Brotsky
14-Aug-19

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Finally made it to WY!!

From: Brotsky
14-Aug-19

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Made a quick pit stop at Devil’s Tower. As Kia says “Devil’s Tower? Looks more like God’s tree stump!”

From: t-roy
14-Aug-19
Jeff......FYI.....I had already eaten the sprinkles by the time Justin took the pic!

Nick...Justin said he’d buy me either an ice cream cone or a Grain Belt Premium. I think I made the right choice.

KIA.......Glad we got to see you and your folks before you headed out on your big adventure! Hope you guys have a blast and kill a couple monsters! Don’t be surprised if you find a few Hemi hairs on your hunting clothes while you’re sitting in the blind ;-) She wishes you success as well. Shoot straight>>>————>

14-Aug-19
Have a great hunt!! C

From: drycreek
14-Aug-19
Good luck Kia, kill a big one !

Troy, slack off on that ice cream......

From: Scar Finga
14-Aug-19
Man, this is going to be so cool, and I can't wait to see the outcome! A great and awesome dad, and an incredible and beautiful daughter... Kelly has got to be smiling! This is why we do these things!!! So many great men on here!!!

God Bless Brothers, and Sisters!

From: JB
14-Aug-19
Awesome to see this hunt start rolling! I agree that there’s a speed goat or 2 in trouble. Nice groups young lady!! Best of luck to you and Dad.

From: Brotsky
14-Aug-19

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We made it safely to the ranch and enjoyed a delicious dinner with Bob and Helen. Fellow Bowsite Zebrakiller and his boy round out our hunting camp for the next 4 days. Conditions look great and there’s plenty of animals around. Kia and I will be in the Jackpot blind early in the am trying to kill a pronghorn! One more picture of Kia at Devil’s Tower for good measure!

From: JB
14-Aug-19
How many bags of Dots made the trip?

From: otcWill
14-Aug-19
Kill em kid!

From: Predeter
14-Aug-19
This is gonna be a great thread! Good luck!

From: Brotsky
14-Aug-19

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I think we’re just going to sit in the Tahoe tomorrow.

From: Shiras42
14-Aug-19
Outstanding! By all the smiles I would say this is already a success. Have a great hunt!

From: bentshaft
14-Aug-19
Have a great hunt!

From: Ambush
14-Aug-19
Good luck in the morning!!

And you may want to consider upgrading Kia to 3/4 pint at least.

From: Brun
15-Aug-19
Good luck! You're already having success no matter how the hunt turns out. Hope she gets a big one.

From: Griz34
15-Aug-19
Good luck to you guys in the morning! My little girl is also my favorite hunting buddy.

From: bowhunter24
15-Aug-19
Way to go dad! Good luck kia!

From: gunnar
15-Aug-19
Good luck today!

From: INbowdude
15-Aug-19
Best of luck!

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19

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We’re in the blind and waiting for shooting light. Going to be a beautiful day in Wyoming!

15-Aug-19
Going to be a lot of refreshing today.....Kia going to have more “followers” then Beyoncé this week… Best of luck!

From: Scoot
15-Aug-19
Shoot straight Lil K!

From: HUNT MAN
15-Aug-19
Get em !! Hammertime

From: Bou'bound
15-Aug-19
lucky man

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19

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How many kids read their AP Bio homework in an antelope blind?

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19
We’ve got two small bucks and several does and fawns about 500 yards west. I can’t see what’s in the alfalfa in front of us over the berm. Hopefully something gets thirsty other than me! :-)

From: Scoot
15-Aug-19
How picky is Halfpint going to be?

From: SaltyB
15-Aug-19
Oh great, another day I get nothing done at work. I'll be checking in often. Good luck!

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19

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Not picky at all. Old pinky here is ready for battle! Ha!

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19
A solid buck just came down out of the hills onto the alfalfa. I can’t see them when they get into the field because of the berm for this dam, but he’s on the right property now at least!

From: Zebrakiller
15-Aug-19
Good luck Kia! Its a beautiful morning!

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19

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Small buck but a small girl might be interested LOL
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Small buck but a small girl might be interested LOL
This buck is about 150 yards away to the east angling slowly closer. He keeps staring at the water like he might be interested.

15-Aug-19
Brotsky, Maybe Kia could start a 150 yard shot thread?

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19
The 150 yard shot threads are all on the community forum lol. He dropped below the berm so I can no longer see him. He’s either coming or not!

From: t-roy
15-Aug-19
Looks like her biology book was opened to the page on “antelope anatomy”. Studying on shot placement for a frontal shot, perhaps?!

Keep it coming! Already getting exciting!

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19

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We’re violating the Joebowhunter rule. We take selfies before we kill!

From: The Kid
15-Aug-19
Good Luck!!!!!

From: XbowfromNY
15-Aug-19
Great read so far, I'm in for following this. My wife is currently pregnant with a girl and i hope to be in your shoes in 18 years.

From: Tejas
15-Aug-19
Good luck young lady!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
15-Aug-19
Going to be wearing out the refresh button today! Pick a spot Kia!!

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19
12 bucks came down the fence line 500 yards west of us. Almost looked like something may have spooked them off the alfalfa field. Two were book bucks for sure. They all kind of filtered off in every direction and out of sight.

From: Ucsdryder
15-Aug-19
Don’t shoot something too quick! We need a few days of distractions!

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19

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Always something to watch at a waterhole. Need it to heat up and the sun to come out!

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19

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It is now raining. That’ll bring em in! Ha!

From: Bake
15-Aug-19
I'm going to show this thread to my 6 year old. She'll enjoy it!

From: Elite 1
15-Aug-19
We’re all rooting for you good luck go get him.

From: njbuck
15-Aug-19
Good luck! What part of the state are you in?

From: Treeline
15-Aug-19
Stick tight! They will still come to the waterhole even in the rain!

Good luck Kia!

Hope that big buck comes trotting in soon!

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19

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Brotsky's embedded Photo
Now the sun is out! Just like South Dakota weather! Ha!

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19
Njbuck, we are hunting near Gillette.

From: trkyslr
15-Aug-19
Great stuff Justin and Kia!!! Gettm!!! Shoot straight and take your time Kia! I’m not getting much work done today as I’ll be following this.

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19

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Brotsky's embedded Photo
About time to break out the book and join Kia in reading! Can’t think of a better one to enjoy while bowhunting!

This thread brought to you by Eyad! Ha!

From: Ambush
15-Aug-19
Do you each have a tag? ‘Cause one of you has to hold out and stretch this story out!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
15-Aug-19
Hawkeye will be proud!! Great read.

Take turns, one reader, one watcher....and don't forget about us in the peanut gallery!

From: Bwana
15-Aug-19
What an awesome father/daughter adventure...obviously one she will never forget.

Best of luck to you both!

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19

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Brotsky's embedded Photo
K114 is itching to get bloody!

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19

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Brotsky's embedded Photo
Meadowlark Lemon paid is a visit..then I had to explain who Meadowlark Lemon was! Ha!

15-Aug-19
That's one ugly meadowlark. lol

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19

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Brotsky's embedded Photo
She’s getting stir crazy! Ha!

From: Mt. man
15-Aug-19
KIA I am rooting for you like no other. I can't wait to keep reading and hear all about your trip. As a Dad I am very proud of your choice in senior trips. Now get bloody girl!!!

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19

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I think we have enough crap in this blind to stay here a month! Ha!

From: Treeline
15-Aug-19
Barely enough room for your feet!

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19
Kia “I have to get my antelope at 2 p.m. so we can have pictures taken before happy hour starts at Sonic at 3 pm.” LMAO!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
15-Aug-19
Sounds like she's buying! Get after it!!

From: Grubby
15-Aug-19
I think we should rename her half-a-pint-a-blood

Get it done!!!!!!

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19

Brotsky's embedded Photo
Brotsky's embedded Photo
Sometimes all dads are good for is a foot rest!

From: Nick Muche
15-Aug-19
Really liking this, hopefully some Pronghorn cooperate for you two! Thanks for taking us along!

15-Aug-19
Reckon that most times a footrest never knows the amount of amazing support it provides....;^)

Still eagerly checking in and looking forward to the rest!

From: RK
15-Aug-19
Yes. Thanks for sharing. Good stuff for sure. Couple questions Where is the nearest Sonic and do you stay in contact with Bob during the day to get updates on antelope movements?

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19
Sonic is 5 minutes away :) Bob is a text or call away if we need anything.

From: Scoot
15-Aug-19
"Reckon that most times a footrest never knows the amount of amazing support it provides....;^)"

Wise man and well said!

From: RK
15-Aug-19
So you are very near Gillette ?

We used to outfit out of there and moorecroft and newcastle Great country

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19
A herd of 19 bucks and a couple does and fawns is on the hill over the alfalfa field about half a mile away. Hopefully they get thirsty!

15-Aug-19
Throw a buncha pretzels their way....u know what pretzels do...

From: midwest
15-Aug-19
"....u know what pretzels do... "

Make them thirsty for Grain Belt?

From: Tejas
15-Aug-19
Should be some getting thirsty any minute now!

15-Aug-19
Two hours until Happy Hour... I'll take a footlong chili dog w/mustard, cheese tots and a cherry limeade.

15-Aug-19
Tots. I didn’t think I could like this thread anymore, but you went and did it… Come on Kia, do a goat dance, get one in and put it down so we can see some Tot pictures from sonic!!!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
15-Aug-19
I can hear it now...."Excuse me miss, I believe you have some ketchup on your hand." Kia, "Nope, it's just antelope blood."

From: Treeline
15-Aug-19
Would it be considered baiting to sprinkle Dots pretzels out to make them come drink?

Gotta be goats on the way soon!

15-Aug-19
Great thread! Can’t wait to read the rest. Good luck shoot straight.

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19
These pretzels are making me thirsty!! The herd of bucks filtered down in our direction out of our line of sight. I can only imagine they entered the alfalfa field in front of us. Step in the right direction!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
15-Aug-19
He's gotta make the book if you are gonna sacrifice some Dots!

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19

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Brotsky's embedded Photo
This little guy paid is a visit but did not come down for a drink. Getting warmer!

From: Scoot
15-Aug-19
I predict Lil' K flings an arrow within the next couple hours! C'mon Kia!

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19

Brotsky's embedded Photo
Brotsky's embedded Photo
I guess nothing else is working so she’s going to give them two tickets to the gun show! 60% of the time it works every time! :-)

From: t-roy
15-Aug-19
“These pretzels are making me thirsty!!” Woody Allen would have been proud. Did you bring any Drake’s Coffeecakes, Mackinaw peaches, Junior Mints or a marble rye in your cooler, too?? ;-)

Things are gonna get interesting any minute. Good luck, Kia!

From: Ambush
15-Aug-19
Being totally unready always helps things happen fast!!

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19
LOL Ambush, she’s not asleep yet. That’s when things happen!

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19

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Kia and I were very saddened this morning to hear of the passing of BigDan. We’ll be thinking of him and his family the rest of the hunt. Afterall, the K114 hunts are our way of remembering those who have left this earth but still ride in our hearts and thoughts as we hunt. Kia’s going to do her best to get Dan one more antelope. God bless him and his family, they are in our prayers.

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
15-Aug-19
Hunt just got that much more special. You are good people!

From: BigOk
15-Aug-19
Good luck!!!!

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19

Brotsky's embedded Photo
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Brotsky's embedded Photo
We may have had some Democratic nicknames made up for this little guy that had his head up his arse! Ha!
Brotsky's embedded Photo
We may have had some Democratic nicknames made up for this little guy that had his head up his arse! Ha!
Our little pond is sandpiper central. These little guys kept us entertained most of the day!

15-Aug-19
Good luck to you both! C

From: Ambush
15-Aug-19
Does anybody know what all those little critters dimpling the water in the ponds are there. The birds eat them like crazy.

From: Brotsky
15-Aug-19
A good day in camp, no antelope down but everyone saw a lot of antelope and a couple close calls. Saw a few really great bucks. Tomorrow is another day!

From: Bou'bound
16-Aug-19
Go get em

From: Tejas
16-Aug-19
Good luck today! Did I miss it or did you say who you was hunting with?

From: Brotsky
16-Aug-19
Good morning from Wyoming! We’re in the “moo” blind this morning. Lots of antelope watered here yesterday. Hopefully today is the day! Might not be many pics today, service at this blind is junk. Hopefully I can post text updates. I will upload photos tonight.

From: Brotsky
16-Aug-19
We’ve already seen quite a few animals filtering down to the alfalfa. Sunny and warm today. They will water, hopefully Kia can make it happen! Good feeling shots will be fired!

From: SaltyB
16-Aug-19
Good luck Kia!

From: HUNT MAN
16-Aug-19
Hammertime

From: Brotsky
16-Aug-19
Really wish I could get the pics to upload. Bomb sunrise this morning! Gonna be warm and sunny all day, goat killing weather!

16-Aug-19
Good luck, eagerly following again!

From: Scoot
16-Aug-19
Go get em Lil K!!!!

16-Aug-19
C'mon, Kia! May your arrow fly true and find it's mark!

From: JW
16-Aug-19
Sounds like today’s the day! Shoot straight Kia !!!

From: t-roy
16-Aug-19
Good luck and GitRDone!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
16-Aug-19
Having a blast following along with you two. Good luck!!

From: Brotsky
16-Aug-19
Sleeping beauty probably cannot be awoken at this point to shoot a pronghorn! Ha!

From: GhostBird
16-Aug-19
Thanks for taking us along... get 'em girl.

From: trkyslr
16-Aug-19
Good luck Kia! Mentally shoot your loper like a 3d target and there will be ice cream in the near future :-)

From: Beav
16-Aug-19
This is awesome! Good luck and pick a spot!

From: Mark Watkins
16-Aug-19
You got this Kia!!!!

You know you are a much better shot (and hunter) than your Dad! Lol!!

Mark

From: Brotsky
16-Aug-19
Slow at the water so far but keep seeing bucks in the area around the waterhole. Good chance something comes in as the day heats up. Kia got a good nap in so hopefully she will be a little more “pleasant” the rest of the morning! Ha!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
16-Aug-19
She'll be super "pleasant" when she's doing the "grip n grin"! Keep the updates coming, still fun to read what you are seeing even without the pics.

From: Treeline
16-Aug-19
Got a good feeling about today!

Pretty sure Bigdan and Kelly are smiling down on you and following along.

Heck, they get to see the action as it’s happening while us poor slobs have to wait for Justin’s pictures!!

From: Rocking R
16-Aug-19
Good luck today. Hoping today is the day she gets it done! Following along for sure.

16-Aug-19

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Kia napping... Justin said there was an 80" goat at 20 yards and he couldn't wake Kia up. Lol

I'm betting there's going to be bloody pics later...

From: SaltyB
16-Aug-19
Only a teen can nap like that! If I did that I couldn't walk for a week!

From: Treeline
16-Aug-19
No kidding! Makes me hurt all over just thinking about it!

Gumby Girl!

From: Brotsky
16-Aug-19
Small buck about 150 yards to the east of us slowly milling around. Kia says she might whack him if he comes in! :-)

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
16-Aug-19
X2 SaltyB and Treeline!

From: PoudreCanyon
16-Aug-19
Good luck Kia! Hope you kill a biggun!

From: Brotsky
16-Aug-19
Has two small bucks come in and water, one at 15 yards and one at 20. They were not quite what she’s looking for and did not present great angles for her anyway. Should be a bunch more action today I would think. Going to hope for a little better one.

From: Zebrakiller
16-Aug-19
Awesome

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
16-Aug-19
Nap time is over. Adrenaline rush likely took care of that! Can't wait to read about what's to come!!

From: JTreeman
16-Aug-19
Way to stick to your guns Kia. Or bows, or um, standards I guess. Let the little guys go to get the big ones. You have lots of time left, and it sounds like it’s only getting better!

—Jim

16-Aug-19
Just saw this thread. Awesome. Seeing Kia and Troy together in that pic made my day!! Two great people. Good luck you guys. Those hunts are boring and fun at the same time. After the hunt you look back and want to do it all over again. Getm Kia!! I’m rooting for you guys full bore

From: StickFlicker
16-Aug-19
As I was reading the thread from the beginning, I was wondering where the obligatory photo of the boots was (unless that just applies to live hunts from tree stands?), but I saw you had it covered! Good luck to her. I feel good that today is the day! It sounds like there are lots of bucks around, so hold out and take a nice one.

From: Brotsky
16-Aug-19
Shots fired! 12 bucks on the waterhole, am arrow was sent!

16-Aug-19
Oooohhhhhh baby. Cant wait to see the pics n hear the story...

16-Aug-19
Yes!!

From: Bake
16-Aug-19
Oh man!!!!!

From: buckeye
16-Aug-19
Sweeeet!! rooting for a short bloodtrail!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
16-Aug-19
Oh heck yes!

From: Bowbender
16-Aug-19
Oh yeah!!!

16-Aug-19
Awesome you guys. Very deserving. Happy for you all. Good shootin Kia!!

From: Scar Finga
16-Aug-19
Well, come on, We Are WAITING!!!!! :)

From: Treeline
16-Aug-19
Tick-tock, tick-tock!

Refresh, refresh, refresh!!!

From: midwest
16-Aug-19
yeehaw!

From: Treeline
16-Aug-19
Come on Brotsky!

You’re killing us here!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
16-Aug-19
What's more important, enjoying the moment with Kia or sharing with all these people...most of whom you've never seen before? LOL

From: Scoot
16-Aug-19
I predict they are dealing with a dead animal right now! I hope so!!!

From: Heat
16-Aug-19
Can't wait to hear how this turns out! I'm at the edge of my seat here! Good Luck!

From: fubar racin
16-Aug-19
I think Iv checked this thread 75 times this afternoon

From: Brotsky
16-Aug-19
I sure wish I could post pics right now :-)

From: Brotsky
16-Aug-19
I’ll just say that Kia has come a long ways from missing 16 straight turkeys! Ha! I still have a tag in my pocket. I’ll post a pile of pics when I’m able to tonight. She made an awesome shot and there is a buck on the ground! Woohoo!!! I’ll tell the whole story with pics as well. I have some good ones!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
16-Aug-19
I'm just gonna say CONGRATS now! Will keep checking back for the Grip n Grins!

From: fubar racin
16-Aug-19
Us too!!!

From: trkyslr
16-Aug-19
Awesome and congrats Kia! Super happy for you! Antelope are awesome animals to bowhunt.

From: ixsolracxi
16-Aug-19
Been reading this thread since Wednesday and enjoying the excitement and anticipation. Congrats to Kia, just waiting for those pics and story!!!

From: fastflight
16-Aug-19
So awesome....congrats to Kia!!!

From: Buffalo1
16-Aug-19
Early Congrats- I've been following this thread almost hourly.

From: Scoot
16-Aug-19
Woot woot!

From: Bwana
16-Aug-19
Congrats to the huntress!!

From: JW
16-Aug-19
Awesome! I’ve been checking this thread all day! Way to go Kia!

16-Aug-19
Awesomesauce. Cant wait for the story n pics. Got two little girls here in the house looking at this all with wide eyes and smiles as well. Thank you to you and Kia for bring that to us. We cant wait for tonight....;^)

Get one urself Justin. Or wait until tomorrow, stretch this puppy out another day for us...:^)

From: kscowboy
16-Aug-19
I heard the local Sonic has free Wifi and it's still Happy Hour...

Congrats!

From: Brotsky
16-Aug-19
LMAO KS! I told her yesterday she could have Sonic if she shot something today. She said “I’m gettin a large!” Ha!

16-Aug-19
Couldn't have happened to a brighter little gal than Kia and a great supporter and all around good dude, in Justin. Super happy for ya, Kia! Great pics too. :)

Oh, and you did it in Kelly's honor. Love it.

From: Treeline
16-Aug-19
Woo! Hoooo!

Will be waiting impatiently for the rest of the story!!!!

Way to go Kia! Congratulations!

From: Brotsky
16-Aug-19
Back to the situation at hand..there’s a beautiful buck that will make PY about 500 yards up the draw from us. Every antelope we have seen come from that way has come to water. We will wait patiently to see if we can whack a double header!

From: Heat
16-Aug-19
Sweet! Way to go KIA!!!

From: huntnmuleys
16-Aug-19
In for pics of her (and hopefully your ) bucks!!

From: Treeline
16-Aug-19
That would certainly be way cool for a double-header!

Keepin this one open and refreshing for results!

Spectacular job so far...Keep up the good work:-)

From: drycreek
16-Aug-19
I’m (almost) patiently waiting to see the pics of Kia’s goat........

From: Scar Finga
16-Aug-19
WAY TO GET IT DONE KIA!!!!!

Can't wait for more!!!

16-Aug-19
Congrats Kia!!!

From: SaltyB
16-Aug-19
Super happy for you! Nice job Kia!

From: dakotaduner
16-Aug-19
Congratulations young lady I bet you can’t stop smiling. Great job Justin. With your daughters bowsite fame. You will soon be only referred to as Kia’s dad. Congratulations on raising a great young lady.

From: Brotsky
16-Aug-19
A pretty cool thing happened when Kia shot her buck. She had written BigDan’s name on her fletching as a tribute. I went to snap a pic of her bloody arrow with his name on it and much to my surprise the writing was gone! We only had a gel ink pen in the blind to write with and the blood must have washed it away. It was almost like BigDan’s name left with the spirit of the antelope. That made me stop and reflect for a second. I couldn’t help but think that Dan would have thought that was pretty special. These hunts kind of take on a life of their own as we all reflect on our own things. This is a good thing we’re doing bowhunters. We need to keep this going for Kelly, BigDan, and all the other Bowsiters we’ve lost. Good stuff!

From: DanV
16-Aug-19
Congrats to you both.....looking forward to the pics and story

16-Aug-19
Congrats guys Woohoo!

From: Zebrakiller
16-Aug-19
This is so awesome, great thing your doing with your daughter, she is one great kid and a pleasure to be around!

From: StickFlicker
16-Aug-19
Awesome job, Kia! Good luck Brotsky.

From: Ace
16-Aug-19
That’s awesome! Congratulations Kia, and to you too Kia’s Dad.

Kelly & Dan are hoisting a cold one right now!

Waiting on the pics.

From: Beav
16-Aug-19
Congrats to you both!! Cant wait to see the pics. Also a cool story about Big Dan's name on the fletching. I love doubles, make it happen Brotsky!

From: Treeline
16-Aug-19
Pretty sure that Kelly and Dan ain’t done with you and Kia yet! K114 is gonna be busy;-)

From: PoudreCanyon
16-Aug-19
Congrats Kia and dad!

From: jordanathome
16-Aug-19
Great story and wtg Kia!! Now its YOUR turn!

From: Brun
16-Aug-19
Way to go kid!!

From: Brotsky
16-Aug-19
It’s been great hunting with you and Ryan as well ZK! Good dad’s always let their kids kill first! Ha! Post up your boy’s buck when you can. He killed a slammer this morning! Couple proud dad’s around the dinner table tonight!

From: fubar racin
16-Aug-19
Congrats to Kia and dad that is pretty awesome

From: Zebrakiller
16-Aug-19

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Zebrakiller's embedded Photo
2 proud dads for sure!

From: Bou'bound
16-Aug-19
So neat. Congrats

From: INbowdude
16-Aug-19
Sweet! Congrats to all! K114, Kelly and Big Dan celebrating!

From: Glunt@work
16-Aug-19
Way to go!

From: t-roy
16-Aug-19
Way to go, Kia! Can’t wait for the the details!

Congrats to your son as well, ZK! Looks like somebody might have had to do a little wading/swimming on the retrieval!

From: Scar Finga
16-Aug-19
Zebrakiller,

Please sign the book, and your son as well!!!! Please add anything you would like!!! Kelly and Dan would love it! The more the better! I even encourage people to have the guides or outfitters sign the book! This is all about people! The experiences we have, the people we meet and engage with!

From: Predeter
16-Aug-19
Man, this thread is awesome! Congrats to both of the young hunters. Can't wait to see Kia's buck!

From: Buffalo1
16-Aug-19
Bill,

That is an awesome goat your son killed. Congrats. Looks like the acorn didn’t fall from the tree !!

From: Brotsky
16-Aug-19
A few more small bucks have come in to the water but not the big boys. About an hour left to hunt. I can’t even count how many bucks we’ve seen today. Crazy numbers of antelope here on Bob’s place!

From: Timbrhuntr
16-Aug-19
Congrats to all well done so far !

From: Brotsky
16-Aug-19
Still seeing bucks but not committing to the water hard like in the heat of the day. Still hoping in this last 1/2 hour we can get something done. I hear rumor I may be the only tag holding hunter left in camp!

From: Ambush
16-Aug-19
And this is the good, no, the great part of the Internet!!

Being live fed these hunts has a way of bringing us back to our own “firsts” and great moments! For some of us, they are way, way back, but made fresh again through the eyes of the young.

Congrats to Kia and Dad and keep going!

From: BigOk
16-Aug-19
Congrats Kia!!!

16-Aug-19
My 9 yr old is gonna be sooooo stoked to hear the story and see the pics in the morning, if they are up n ready, that is. Cant wait for them but dont let it stop u from soaking in the memory. Special special times for dad n daughter and to celebrate the lives of two super good humans with another bowsiter? Fantastic brotsky... Just fantastic

From: Mitch
16-Aug-19
Congratulations Kia, great job!

From: Marty
16-Aug-19
Awesome! Congrats! I hope you pulled off the double but if not, I'm sure goal number 1 was accomplished. Great shooting Kia!

From: JB
16-Aug-19
Awesome job Kia!! And a great job of guiding by Dad! Enjoy that Sonic :-)

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19

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Kia and I were greeted to this amazing Wyoming sunrise this morning. It was a portend of the things to come on this fine day!

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19

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Brotsky's embedded Photo
Kia and Inhad drawn the “Moo” blind today. This waterhole was on fire yesterday. We knew right away that we were going to have action. A herd of bucks came through right before first light and it was a parade of bucks after that all day long!

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19

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Brotsky's embedded Photo
These two young bucks came into water and gave Kia ample opportunities. It was early and based upon what we knew and the forecast for today she knew she could get a chance at a better buck if she just waited.

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19

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There were antelope EVERYWHERE around our waterhole today. They even hid in the sunflowers!

From: Treeline
17-Aug-19
Spectacular pics! I know it’s late and you guys had a big day but please keep it coming as long as you can! Thank you!

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19

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Brotsky's embedded Photo
More small bucks and more opportunities passed waiting for that special buck!

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19

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Finally we spotted a better buck by the fence coming in.

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19
All of sudden more bucks kept popping up, one right after another! There were 12 bucks in the herd altogether. Now none of these bucks were heartstoppers bit there was one...he had a beautiful black face, amazing cape, and a little character. Kia decided that was her buck!

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19
The bucks committed to the water all at once. They pretty much lined the entire far side of the waterhole. They were chasing each other around and swirling back and forth. Kia never took her eyes off “her buck”. Finally they settled in to drink. Kia was out of position in the blind to make the shot. She had to move over and literally sit in my lap to get out the correct window at her buck. The movement spooked them a bit but they hung around while Kia came to full draw. She followed her buck through the crowd when fate opened up a shooting window for her. I called out the range and she settled her pin and sent her arrow on its way!

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19

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Contact! She hit about 3-4” too far back from perfect but up and down was on the money. I felt good she was in the liver but we couldn’t be sure. The herd sprinted away from the waterhole and disappeared over a slight rise. The herd appeared again momentarily. I scanned them looking for blood or a wounded buck. Nothing..and they seemed one fewer in number!

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19

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We gave the buck plenty of time. Bob and Helen came out to help with the recovery. We recovered the arrow and found dark red liver blood and no smell of guts. At that point I was very confident in her shot. We found very little blood but I remained confident. We crested the hill and I saw no buck. I knew he had to be here? Suddenly Helen said “Kia, what is that by the fence?” You guys know what it was!

From: Treeline
17-Aug-19
Gotta luv a bloody arrow in sight from the shot!

Hell yea!

Staying up past my bedtime for this!!!

Sa-weet!

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19

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Brotsky's embedded Photo
She finally got to wrap her hands around her pronghorn buck!

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19

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Brotsky's embedded Photo
Kia admired her beautiful buck. She had done a spectacular job remaining calm and making a good shot under pressure. She has grown incredibly as a hunter since her elk hunt. That was a game changer for her and she’ll be the first to admit it turned her into a hunter. Her buck wasn’t the biggest or smallest we had seen but he sure was pretty and unique and that was what she was after!

From: elmer@laptop
17-Aug-19
really cool!

17-Aug-19
Such a cool experience for the both of you guys!!

From: t-roy
17-Aug-19
There’s the famous “fingernails” pic!! Way to go, Kia!

Bedtime now, but I’ll check this thread again in the morning.

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19

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Hugs and congratulations ensued. Along with a whole senior photo session of trophy photos of course! Kia was so proud of herself! She was very nervous right after the shot that she had missed again or wounded an animal. She gains more confidence with every hunt but all of those near misses from her early years still rattle her a little. Not this time though, this time everything was text book!

From: Treeline
17-Aug-19
Awesome.

From: huntnmuleys
17-Aug-19
Great buck! Congrats all around! She should be stoked!!!

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19

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Brotsky's embedded Photo
We can’t thank Bob and Helen enough for helping us with this hunt. They are amazingly gracious hosts and truly understand how to hunt their ranch. The numbers of antelope are incredible, we rarely went any time at all without antelope in sight today. This is a waterhole/blind hunt for antelope, no spot and stalk or otherwise. You’ll spend long hours waiting and weather obviously plays a factor. You get great weather like we had today and the hunting is out of this world! Yesterday was cool with rain and the results showed. This is such a fantastic hunt to spend with a kid or loved one. Kia and I have so much fun in the blind, great to be able to bond with your kids doing something you both love! Give Bob and Helen a chance at Pronghorn Paradise, They have the animals and they know how to hunt them. Hunting is hunting, you have good days and bad. The bad days are limited when you have the numbers of critters they do!

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19

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The final post for me tonight because I have to get up in 5 hours and hunt antelope again tomorrow! How could we not get a picture of the pronghorn princess and K114. After all this hunt is about remembering and honoring the legacy left behind by great men like Kelly Harris, Dan Moore, Dwight Schuh, and so many others we have lost. It’s also about creating the next generation of great bowhunters. I think about the dads that already took their kids on the K114 hunts. I’m proud to call them my friends and only hope to live up to how great they are as fathers. As Kia made her pronghorn blood fingerprint in the K114 journal I think it was one of my proudest moments. My little half pint was all grown up.

From: bowhunter24
17-Aug-19
Thanks Justin and Kia for making my night here at work much better! Awesome pics of one fine huntress! Congrats all around to both of you!

From: Paul@thefort
17-Aug-19
I will by ice cream for everyone! Nicely done. my best, Paul

From: fastflight
17-Aug-19
Brotsky, that is one special moment for sure....all of us dads understand exactly what you are saying..congrats go out to you as much as Kia. Great job to both of you!!!

17-Aug-19
Holy smokes! Congratulations, Kia!!! I knew you would connect on a nice pronghorn.

You’re one awesome dad, Justin. What you’re doing is the best thing a father can do for his children, and the future of bowhunting. Threads like these are inspirational, and gets me even more stoked about getting my 2 daughters involved in hunting. Now it’s your turn....I’ll be spending the day checking back to see your grip n grins!

17-Aug-19
Also a big CONGRATULATIONS to Ryan, as well! Great character on both goats, and great to see the kiddos getting it done!

P.S. It’s 2am here in PA...just put my 10 week old daughter back to sleep in her crib....couldn’t wait to check this thread!! :)

From: Dyjack
17-Aug-19
Awesome!!

From: Finey
17-Aug-19
This was a great read. Congratulations to both you f you.

From: shooter
17-Aug-19
Great story.

From: Whocares
17-Aug-19
Very impressive Brotsky! I mean you as a Dad! And a big congrats to Kia! This was a fun story to follow. And a heartwarming hunt story!

From: BULELK1
17-Aug-19
Congrats Young Lady and dad!

I have boo-coo intel for ya when ya get back home man.

Travel safe you 2,

Robb

From: midwest
17-Aug-19
Great stuff, Justin. Thanks for passing it on!

From: Elite 1
17-Aug-19
A lot of added pressure on that young lady with all of us watching on. Super job well done great posts. Congratulations

17-Aug-19
Awesome. Miss those days/hunts

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19

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Sitting alfalfa this morning, this field had 5 great bucks in it last night. Hopefully one wanders close enough! One tag still to punch for me. Kia is here to tell me what I’m doing wrong! Ha!

From: Bowfreak
17-Aug-19
Filling tags are great, but there is nothing that will replace spending time like this with your children. Both of you will remember this as long as you live. Awesome job Kia.

From: Zebrakiller
17-Aug-19
Good luck this morning guys, been a good few days! Enjoy your time!

From: Bou'bound
17-Aug-19
Kia and Justin you made a memory forever and it get's not better than that in life. Well done and keep it going.

From: Scar Finga
17-Aug-19
First thing I did this morning was check this post! What a beautiful buck Kia!! Congratulations again:)

Get er done Brotsky!! Good Luck today!

17-Aug-19
Good Luck today, Justin!

Grace and I both want to say a HUGE congratulations to Kia!!! Grace is a senior this year as well. Where did the time go? I cherish all of those hours in the turkey blind as I know that you do! Pete

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19

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Sleeping beauty is at it again! That early morning nap seems to work so I don’t question it! Ha!

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19
Solid buck in the hay field off to the east. He is slowly feeding this way. Hopefully he ends up in front of the blind.

From: GLP
17-Aug-19
Way to go!! Love this thread

From: dakotaduner
17-Aug-19
Congratulations again Kia. What a great looking animal, very prominent colors on the face. Thanks for sharing your hunt with us.

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
17-Aug-19
This has been a Top 10 Bowsite Hunt for sure! I didn't get to read about the recovery until this morning but certainly enjoyed every word and picture. Looking forward to following along again this morning. Good Luck Justin! You better schedule a chiropractor appointment too....just looking at Kia napping is making my back hurt lol.

From: Grubby
17-Aug-19
Good job to both of you!!! Brotsky...... if you want to adopt me I’m game!

From: Treeline
17-Aug-19
Come on Brotsky! Get a good buck today!

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19
Well a herd of bucks came in and I took a shot at one of the bigger two. I won’t sugar coat it, I made a terrible shot. No excuses. Too far back. The buck immediately bedded, the rebedded a few yards away. He rebedded again 10 yards further away. He’s a sick critter and I’m hopeful we’ll recover him but it will be a hard time for that antelope. I feel sick about it right now. I know this stuff happens in bowhunting but it doesn’t make it any easier. Buck is not a giant but a good representative. Hopeful he doesn’t suffer long.

From: BigOk
17-Aug-19
Good luck Brotsky

From: Treeline
17-Aug-19
Sounds positive that he is bedding and not moving far between beds. He won’t move far and probably won’t last long. You’ll get him!

From: Predeter
17-Aug-19
It happens, nothing you can do about it now so don't beat yourself up!

Sounds like you will recover him after some time.

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
17-Aug-19
Keep your chin up. You've had an awesome weekend with Kia. Don't let this shot bring you down. I'm betting in a few hours we'll see you gripping and grinning as well. Hang in there buddy.

From: Buffalo1
17-Aug-19
Congrats again to Kia. The fingernail photo says it all.

Justin hang tough. I believe you got him, just not as fast of a death as you would like.

From: trkyslr
17-Aug-19
Great thread! Give your buck time and you’ll recover him!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
17-Aug-19
BTW, the "face to face" photo should be on the cover of a magazine....or at least framed and hanging on the wall.

From: Scoot
17-Aug-19
Wonderful pics and posts last night, Justin! Congrats again to Kia!

Good luck on your buck this morning. Patience is a virtue. Looking forward to pics of you and the buck!

From: deerslayer
17-Aug-19
That's awesome. Awe-some...…

I recently had a very wise man, and great dad tell me "How do kids spell love? T-I-M-E"...…… You're doing it right man. Congrats to you both.

If he's bedding down that fast he's done. It's an unfortunate part of what we do. You'll get him. Antelope aren't deer or elk. They're the bottom of the bunch when it comes to toughness. A hole in any organ and they won't make it. Could you maybe slip up on him and finish it? (I had one like this once. He bedded immediately and his head would start bobbing after about an hour. It isn't like they can run into a swamp or thick timber, so I decided to slip up on him and got another one in to finish the deal.) I'm sure we'll see your smiling face behind him soon!

From: Willieboat
17-Aug-19
Congrats Kia and Justin !!

From: HUNT MAN
17-Aug-19
Nice work guys!!!

From: GhostBird
17-Aug-19
Congratulations Kia... what a pretty antelope. Nice work.

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19
We still have a good visual on the buck. He’s head bobbing pretty good now, not sure he could get out of this bed but they surprise you sometimes. Would love to stalk in and end it but nothing between us but 8” alfalfa. I think time will do the job, fingers crossed.

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
17-Aug-19
Thanks for the update. Way to be patient.

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19

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This is what we’re dealing with. This was at least an hour ago though and he’s a lot worse off now.

From: JTreeman
17-Aug-19
Yeah, that sucks, I absolutely hate that feeling too. You got him good enough, just gotta tough it out now. It will all work out, stay positive. Looking forward to the pics.

—Jim

From: Bake
17-Aug-19
Congratulations Kia!! I really appreciate seeing your success. As a young woman, you’ll serve as a role model for the little girls that want to hunt.

My daughter is only 6. But I’m already telling her . . . She can be pretty and girly and still like to kill things ;)

Patience Justin. Never how we want it to go, but looks like you’ll get him!

From: drycreek
17-Aug-19
Congrats Kia, nothing succeeds like success !

Hang in there Brotsky, he’s not going anywhere. It’s painful to wound but it happens to all of us. At least you won’t lose him in that terrain. This has been the best thread on Bowsite in a while.

From: JB
17-Aug-19
Very awesome thread!! Fingers crossed for you that the wait is over soon. I know how you feel. Not all shots are perfect and we ache when they are not.

From: Bou'bound
17-Aug-19
Congrats. He’s a dead lope’ laying. Nothing can prevent you from eventually getting it.

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19
The buck is deceased. Has been dead for maybe 45 minutes. The shot was a little better than I thought, likely took out some liver thus leading to his demise.

17-Aug-19
Congrats Brotsky!!

From: Griz34
17-Aug-19
Good job guys! Great trip.

From: Scoot
17-Aug-19
Yes! WTG Justin! Double punched tags for you two! What a great experience you provided for Kia with this. Kudos to both of you!

17-Aug-19
Congratulations Justin! Proud of you both.

From: Treeline
17-Aug-19
Congratulations to the whole crew! Great hunt!

From: JW
17-Aug-19
Way to go guys! Spending time with family and friends is what it’s all about!

From: JohnMC
17-Aug-19
Congrats to both of you!

17-Aug-19
Way to go guys! Thanks for bringing us along with you, we really enjoy following your hunts! I have 3 daughters at home shooting bow and can’t hardly wait to get them out hunting!

From: midwest
17-Aug-19
Atta buddy!

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19
Thanks guys! Will post some trophy photos after everything is taken care of!

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19

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Brotsky's embedded Photo
The final tag was punched on this hunt with K114! The camp went 4 for 4 in 3 days!!

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19

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Brotsky's embedded Photo
Did I mention this really was a pronghorn paradise??

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19

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Brotsky's embedded Photo
This is what this hunt was all about. A father and daughter celebrating life together and honoring those who couldn’t be here.

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19

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Brotsky's embedded Photo
Life takes a team, and we had a great one this week! I can’t thank Bob and Helen at Pronghorn Paradise enough for all they did for us. If you want to take your kid on a special hunt this one is tough to beat! It was great to meet Bill and his boy Ryan and share camp with them as well. Good people! Thanks for following along Bowsite!

From: Drnaln
17-Aug-19
Congratulations & Thanks for taking us along!

From: Treeline
17-Aug-19
Thank you for such a wonderful hunt recap! Congratulations all around!

From: Scar Finga
17-Aug-19
Such a great hunt and great memories for all of you! What a great honor for those that are no longer with us!

God Bless!

From: GhostBird
17-Aug-19
Congratulations to you both Justin & Kia. Good huntin'.

From: drycreek
17-Aug-19
Glad you got yours Brotsky. I really miss hunting pronghorn, and this was a very good reminder of that. It has been great to follow along !

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19

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Kia would disown me if I didn’t include this awesome picture Helen took. Kia leaving her mark in the journal with the blood of her pronghorn!

From: T Mac
17-Aug-19
Congratulations Kia and dad you done good!

From: HUNT MAN
17-Aug-19
Love it !!

From: Predeter
17-Aug-19
Awesome!

From: Boreal
17-Aug-19
Very cool! Congrats to all of you!

17-Aug-19
Great hunt recap of a great experience with your daughter! Thanks for taking us along!!! Happy for you both. Pete

From: Heat
17-Aug-19
Nice work all around Brotsky! You guys did great!

17-Aug-19
Justin: Your wife and Kia’s Mom is very proud! Bowsite Rocks again! C

From: Bowbender
17-Aug-19
Congrats to Kia and Justin. Definitely a top 5 Bowsite story. That pic of Kia placing her thumbprint in the diary brought a tear to my eye. Truly a wonderful way to honor Kelly. Looking forward to when K114 shows up at my place the beginning of November

From: Rgiesey
17-Aug-19
Congratulations! Great job Kia. Nice job bowsite!

From: buci 313
17-Aug-19
Congratulations Kia,

Well done ! I do believe your smile is the only smile bigger than your dads in the group photo ?

From: elkmtngear
17-Aug-19
Great Family adventure...well done, Kia and Justin !

From: RK
17-Aug-19
Justin and Kia

Simply awesome!!

Thanks so much for letting ALL of us tag along.

Have a safe trip home !!!

From: t-roy
17-Aug-19
That was one awesome thread! A huge congrats all around for your entire group and a big thanks for bringing us all along on this adventure!

All that’s left is the celebratory Sonic ice cream pics!

From: Brotsky
17-Aug-19

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Just for T-Roy...and Kia opted for a local ice cream place because “Wyoming Sonic uses different mix.” I don’t question things anymore lol.

From: badbull
17-Aug-19
Great job keeping everything honest and real! Congrats to all of you.

From: t-roy
17-Aug-19
Kia is kind of an ice cream expert, ya know!

From: Beav
17-Aug-19
So cool! Great hunt and thanks for taking us along.

From: LUNG$HOT
17-Aug-19
Man so awesome! Congratulations on an awesome buck! Killer Kia!

From: Moons22
17-Aug-19
What it’s all about right there. Congratulations

From: WapitiBob
17-Aug-19
Congrats to both of you.

From: Ambush
17-Aug-19
Excellent! Just excellent! Entertaining, inspiring and a bit touching too.

Looks like Kia had a complete pass through. What's her specs, draw weight and length, arrow weight and broadhead?

From: wooddamon1
17-Aug-19
Awesome! Congrats to all!

From: wild1
17-Aug-19
I just love all the smiles!! Congratulations on a special hunting adventure together.

From: BigOk
17-Aug-19
Best thread all year, Congrats to you both.

From: ixsolracxi
18-Aug-19
Congrats again to both of you! I logged on again to see the pics of your harvests while my daughter and I were watching a movie. Alex, my daughter, asked what I was looking at and I explained. I explained to her what the thread was about and she was excited. When we finally go to Kia's pic with her pronghorn she was like awesome, look, she has nail polish posing with her pronghorn like I did with my elk! Awesome story and experience!!!

18-Aug-19
Good stuff guys! Congrats on a memory you guys will never forget!!

From: BULELK1
18-Aug-19
Ya both did Great

Congrats!

Good luck, Robb

From: INbowdude
18-Aug-19
Good on ya! Where's K114 off to next? Shoulder mounts or euro's?

From: Brotsky
18-Aug-19

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I feel like the infomercial guy at this point. But wait! There’s more! I thought it would be cool to share this. On the way home Kia and I stopped at Badlands National Park to do a little “sheep hunting”.

From: Brotsky
18-Aug-19

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Brotsky's embedded Photo
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Brotsky's embedded Photo
We had to work a little bit we found some rams!

From: Brotsky
18-Aug-19

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Some nice sheep in the park! Pics are crap because we couldn’t figure out how to get closer with the terrain.

From: Brotsky
18-Aug-19

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One more and we’ll call it good! We had a great time on our “sheep hunt”! Home all safe and sound and unpacked! K114 will be on its way to LUNG$HOT tomorrow for his elk hunt! Good luck Joe, get ya a good one!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
18-Aug-19
Congrats again to both of you! Awesome weekend to follow along. Thanks for sharing everything with us!!

From: Rocking R
18-Aug-19
Congrats on a great hunt! Awesome to follow along. Thanks for sharing.

From: bowhunter24
19-Aug-19
Great job thanks for taking us along!

From: otcWill
19-Aug-19
That's as good as it gets! Congrats and thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed it

From: Shiras42
19-Aug-19
Best part of my Monday morning. Now on to this 3 hour meeting.

From: The Kid
19-Aug-19
Congrats guys!!! Awesome work!

From: Mt. man
19-Aug-19
Absolutely AMAZING way to start my work week! Brotsky & Kia Yahoo! So happy for both of you. Happy for K114 and the thought of putting Big Dan on that fletch and letting him fly downrange one more time. Once again BOWSITE and the Good folks here just ROCK!!!

From: Nick Muche
19-Aug-19
Great thread man! Awesome photos and story. Way to go Kia, you too Justin!

From: goelk
19-Aug-19
thanks for sharing. Way to go Kia.

From: Destroyer350
19-Aug-19
Congrats to you both! Awesome story to follow!

From: Brotsky
19-Aug-19

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I made antelope steak for lunch! I need to shoot two more if they all taste this good! Kia loves it and my boy Kaden ate most of it! Back to the grill! Ha!

From: BOWUNTR
19-Aug-19
Outstanding and big time congratulations. Kids are great... Today is my twin daughters 16th birthday and we start hunting Coues Whitetails from ground blinds this weekend. This thread has given me hope and inspiration. thank you. Ed F

From: nchunter
19-Aug-19
Kia, you have the smile of an angel. Brotsky if your were totally broke you would still be a rich man. Congratulations young lady.

From: Jaquomo
19-Aug-19
Fabulous! Can't say more than has been said. Way to make Danny and Kelly and your dad proud!

From: JEG
19-Aug-19
Congratulations to you and your Daughter and thanks for sharing!!

From: Elkstuffer
20-Aug-19
What a great adventure for you and Kia. You're an awesome dad!!! Planning a DIY pronghorn for my 13 yr old son and I for next year. Hope it is as much fun as your trip looked. Memories you'll both never forget!!!! Thanks for sharing.

From: Medicinemann
20-Aug-19
What a great thread......

From: SDHNTR(home)
21-Aug-19
Thread of the year! Congrats Brotsky and Kia!

You know, when I first came to Bowsite many years ago, I was so impressed with the hard core hunting elite on here and the consistently impressive results they produced. There are a bunch of hunting machines on this site! Dozens of kills annually, sheep, moose, stud elk and deer, etc., it was like all these guys did was hunt. They were/are the all stars of the hunting world. I was so impressed.

Yet as the years have passed, I realized that many of these guys I admired so much were one-track minded, often single, hunting-obsessed individuals. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but as I've gotten older and started a family myself, it's these kinds of threads that I've come to appreciate much more now. The ones about the well-rounded family man who loves to hunt, surely, but also realizes there is more to life. The guy who cherishes his loved ones, gets excited about their successes in life and sees the big picture. That's you Brotsky! Job well done sir! Thanks for sharing. This made my day!

From: stagetek
21-Aug-19
Congrats to both of you on a great hunt.

From: Ron Niziolek
21-Aug-19
I agree - thread of the year. Kia and Justin, excellent story and results. Justin, thanks for sharing your passion for family. You set an exemplary example of being a great dad. Congrats to you both. Ron

From: midwest
21-Aug-19
Justin brought his family to the P&Y convention in Omaha this year. That girl is ALWAYS smiling!

22-Aug-19

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Oh Em Gee.... i passed this joint on the way to an estimate yesterday and as soon as i saw it, i thought of one person...and her dad....

If it wasnt an hour from my home, i might have to declare it my new celebration of a successful hunt place...

22-Aug-19
The threads of your hunts are always great!

Congratulations to Kia and Justin... for being successful in so many ways.

I almost missed this thread because I was on a trip with my ten year old. One of Kia’s smaller fans who will enjoy this thread in the morning.

Hoping we can emulate your style and success as we go.

Props to you on all levels.

From: Brotsky
23-Aug-19
Thanks Guys for all the positive comments! Kia really enjoys reading all of them!

Stick, going to have to show her that place! She’d be all over it!

From: writer
23-Aug-19
Great stuff, Brotsky. Congrats to you and your daughter and these hundreds of comments that were all supportive and positive. Geez we needed something like this in these days of such negativity.

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