Black Gold Sights - Pure Gold
2019 Iowa bow buck
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Iowabowhunter 02-Nov-19
Kodiak 02-Nov-19
PECO 02-Nov-19
Hawkeye 02-Nov-19
Scoot 02-Nov-19
JohnMC 02-Nov-19
Shrewski 02-Nov-19
JTV 02-Nov-19
t-roy 02-Nov-19
Boreal 02-Nov-19
BigOk 02-Nov-19
Grubby 02-Nov-19
midwest 02-Nov-19
Ghost425 02-Nov-19
Drahthaar 02-Nov-19
Grunt-N-Gobble 02-Nov-19
lewis 02-Nov-19
trkyslr 02-Nov-19
JL 02-Nov-19
KSflatlander 02-Nov-19
pointingdogs 02-Nov-19
Meat Grinder 02-Nov-19
Mike the Carpenter 02-Nov-19
Bowboy 02-Nov-19
BowFly 02-Nov-19
Missouribreaks 02-Nov-19
skull 03-Nov-19
Rocky D 03-Nov-19
Charlie Rehor 03-Nov-19
Rupe 03-Nov-19
Dennis Razza 04-Nov-19
rooster 04-Nov-19
Paul@thefort 04-Nov-19
HUNT MAN 04-Nov-19
BOWNBIRDHNTR 04-Nov-19
Iowabowhunter 04-Nov-19
Iowabowhunter 27-Nov-19
Bou'bound 27-Nov-19
SteveB 27-Nov-19
Southern draw 28-Nov-19
Jack Harris 28-Nov-19
Beav 28-Nov-19
drycreek 28-Nov-19
Paul@thefort 28-Nov-19
BillyD 28-Nov-19
02-Nov-19

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Was able to wrap my tag around my third bow killed buck yesterday about 9:33.

Hunting a travel corridor between a couple thick bedding areas on my grandpa's property. This guy pushed a doe right past my stand from down by the river.

I hadn't seen the buck in 25 minutes, and the doe was milling about behind my stand. At my shot, a twig had gotten between the top limb and shock dampener on my Carbon Spyder, sending my arrow wildly off course (cant find it still which stinks).

Doe looked over towards where I presume the arrow landed, didnt react much. She stopped again at what I thought was 20 yards, directly behind my tree on the top of a ridge. I sent another one (single pin sight) and apparently she was closer to 30-went right under her.

At that point I was disheartened and hung up my bow on the hanger, only to look up and see this guy at 40 yards making a scrape. When the doe walked off after the 2nd shot, that got the bucks attention.

He started to walk a little closer on the ridgeline, as he crossed behind a group of 3 trees I got drawn back, he was about 15 yards quartering to me when I shot.

Instant good blood when I hit him, and he took off. I watched him run for about 30 yards until he got over the top of the ridge, and I almost instantly hear a loud crashing sound, followed by another quieter crash, then nothing.

I was sure he was down, but gave him 45 minutes just to be safe.

Biggest bodied buck I've ever shot, I didnt have a way to weigh him, but it took all I had to get him moved for pictures.

Shooting my Carbon Spyder 34 ZT, 515 grain Axis arrows and NAP Spitfires. Really impressed with these heads that have taken 2 deer this year. Didnt get a pass thru on the buck, but it shattered the shoulder bone, cut the top of the heart and decimated the lungs-they came out in pieces.

Thankful for a quick ethical kill, sharp broadheads and straight flying arrows.

From: Kodiak
02-Nov-19
Great deer, congratulations.

From: PECO
02-Nov-19
Nice, congrats.

From: Hawkeye
02-Nov-19
Congrats!!

From: Scoot
02-Nov-19
Beauty- congrats!

From: JohnMC
02-Nov-19
heck of a buck!

From: Shrewski
02-Nov-19
That’s excellent.

From: JTV
02-Nov-19
Nice/Congrats ....... KAG 2020 !!

From: t-roy
02-Nov-19
Congrats, Jake!

From: Boreal
02-Nov-19
Solid buck Jake. Congrats!

From: BigOk
02-Nov-19
Congrats

From: Grubby
02-Nov-19
Beauty!!! Nice job!!!

From: midwest
02-Nov-19
Congrats....beauty of a buck! A good day to have a quiet bow!

From: Ghost425
02-Nov-19
Really nice buck, good for you. Congrats

From: Drahthaar
02-Nov-19
Congratulations, nice. Forrest

02-Nov-19
Congratulations

From: lewis
02-Nov-19
Congrats great buck Lewis

From: trkyslr
02-Nov-19
Congrats!!!

From: JL
02-Nov-19
Nice one!

From: KSflatlander
02-Nov-19
You made the shot that counted. Now that’s getting right back in the horse lol. Congrats on a great deer.

From: pointingdogs
02-Nov-19
nice

From: Meat Grinder
02-Nov-19
Awesome buck, and good story. Congrats!

02-Nov-19
Congratulations Jake. When I called on the way home from SD, I was expecting to be talking about birds, not a monster Whitetail. Well done.

From: Bowboy
02-Nov-19
Congrats!

From: BowFly
02-Nov-19
Congrats! Beautiful buck!

02-Nov-19
Congratulations on a great hunt.

From: skull
03-Nov-19
Congrats

From: Rocky D
03-Nov-19
Congratulations!

03-Nov-19
Congrats! Enjoy the moment!

03-Nov-19
Congratulations

From: Rupe
03-Nov-19
Beautiful buck. Congratulations

From: Dennis Razza
04-Nov-19
Congrats!

From: rooster
04-Nov-19
Nice buck, congratulations!

From: Paul@thefort
04-Nov-19
Not often you get a couple of practice shot in before the final. Nicely done. my best, Paul

From: HUNT MAN
04-Nov-19
Very nice

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
04-Nov-19
Congratulations, great deer!

04-Nov-19
Thanks all!

Really glad I use heavier arrows, and out of the 65# bow they are really quiet. First antlered buck I've shot with the NAP Spitfire's and I am really impressed. Broke the front side shoulder blade, didn't get a pass thru but no blades were broken, and he was down seconds, only ran maybe 40 yards.

My Axis arrow didn't fare as well, though that's to be expected without a pass thru. If I had more vacation time I'd take a long week out to some public land somewhere outside of Iowa and try for another, but until late muzzle loader season I'll focus on upland game and ducks!

27-Nov-19
Really hoping to be able to add a traditional bow kill by this time next year, I'm saving up now!

From: Bou'bound
27-Nov-19
Great deer

From: SteveB
27-Nov-19
Beautiful buck! Congratulations!!

28-Nov-19
Congrats!!

From: Jack Harris
28-Nov-19
Congrats! My third bow buck was over 30 years ago and about 120" smaller than yours! I would say you are off to a great start!

From: Beav
28-Nov-19
Heck of a buck! Congrats!

From: drycreek
28-Nov-19
That’s a fine midwestern buck Sir, congrats !

From: Paul@thefort
28-Nov-19
Nice. Prior practice on the doe paid off. my best, Paul

From: BillyD
28-Nov-19
Those misses were meant to be - congrats on a fantastic whitetail!

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