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Son’s Longbow Dec Buck
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
MQQSE 13-Dec-21
Meat Grinder 13-Dec-21
MQQSE 13-Dec-21
cnelk 13-Dec-21
ohiohunter 13-Dec-21
Fields 13-Dec-21
Rocky D 13-Dec-21
jdbbowhunter 13-Dec-21
Treeline 13-Dec-21
Brian M. 13-Dec-21
Supernaut 13-Dec-21
Twinetickler 13-Dec-21
bentstick54 13-Dec-21
RT 13-Dec-21
BC 13-Dec-21
Rgiesey 13-Dec-21
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Shuteye 13-Dec-21
HUNT MAN 13-Dec-21
Zbone 13-Dec-21
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PECO 13-Dec-21
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Knifeman 14-Dec-21
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midwest 14-Dec-21
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DanaC 14-Dec-21
KSNimrod 14-Dec-21
deerhunter72 14-Dec-21
elkmtngear 14-Dec-21
12yards 14-Dec-21
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LINK 14-Dec-21
Ken Taylor 14-Dec-21
GhostBird 14-Dec-21
No Mercy 14-Dec-21
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WV Mountaineer 14-Dec-21
pav 14-Dec-21
jjs 14-Dec-21
MQQSE 14-Dec-21
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Will 14-Dec-21
MQQSE 14-Dec-21
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Inshart 14-Dec-21
Nick Muche 14-Dec-21
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From: MQQSE
13-Dec-21

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My son (and I) have been after this buck for a few years. I’m glad we didn’t catch up to him last year, as he was heavier this season.

I can’t believe it came together for him this week. I’ve been in TN for the last few days and haven’t been able to see the results first hand yet.

He hunted around 60 days with the longbow this fall and was super excited when it all came together. The buck scores 181”. Typical 6x6.

Just wanted to share.

From: Meat Grinder
13-Dec-21
Wow! Congrats!

From: MQQSE
13-Dec-21

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From: cnelk
13-Dec-21
Great buck! Amazing the shed was so close!

From: ohiohunter
13-Dec-21
That's awesome, congratulations!

From: Fields
13-Dec-21
LOL..... cnelk

Great buck.. Congrats.

From: Rocky D
13-Dec-21
Great job, congratulations!

From: jdbbowhunter
13-Dec-21
Congrats on an awesome buck!!

From: Treeline
13-Dec-21
Spectacular buck! Congratulations! Well done!

From: Brian M.
13-Dec-21
Awesome. Congrats.

From: Supernaut
13-Dec-21
Wow, great buck and nice looking long bow.... congrats to your son!

From: Twinetickler
13-Dec-21
Slammer buck! What a hunt!

13-Dec-21
Fantastic buck, especially with a longbow. Congratulations to your son.

From: RT
13-Dec-21
Wow that's awesome

From: BC
13-Dec-21
Awesome buck!

From: Rgiesey
13-Dec-21
Great buck!

From: yooper89
13-Dec-21
Dandy buck. Congrats!!

From: GUTPILEPA
13-Dec-21
Wee OOH !!!!!

From: GUTPILEPA
13-Dec-21
Wee OOH !!!!!

13-Dec-21
Wow! And look at that smile.

Way to grind it out.

Congrats to your son.

From: Shuteye
13-Dec-21
Congratulation to your son on that fine buck. With a long bow adds to the enjoyment of a great hunt.

From: HUNT MAN
13-Dec-21
Very nice!!

From: Zbone
13-Dec-21
NICE buck, way cool... CONGRATS!

From: APauls
13-Dec-21
Hooooooey!!!

From: PECO
13-Dec-21
Job well done, congrats!

From: Shiras42
13-Dec-21
Excellent! Great buck and great looking bow. Can you give the set up details for a fellow one stringer?

13-Dec-21
Bittersweet I’d imagine. And a trad kill to boot. You trained him well !!!

From: sitO
13-Dec-21
This

From: Hackbow
13-Dec-21
The buck is great. The single-minded dedication to achieve a goal is greater. Pass on our sincere congratulations, please.

13-Dec-21
I like that a lot! Nicely done.

From: Bowboy
13-Dec-21
Great buck!

From: Shug
13-Dec-21
Congratulations

From: Jaquomo
13-Dec-21
Really great story all the way around!

13-Dec-21
Congrats!

From: Matt
13-Dec-21
Buck of a lifetime, congrats to your son.

From: StickFlicker
14-Dec-21
Wow, great buck!

From: bowhunter24
14-Dec-21
Might have to mount that one...kidding, that is AWESOME!!!! Congrats young man!

From: BULELK1
14-Dec-21
What a dandy!

Congrats Young Fella,

Robb

From: T Mac
14-Dec-21
Wow outstanding! Congrats

14-Dec-21
Beautiful buck and congratulations to your son.

From: BigOk
14-Dec-21
Awesome buck!!

From: Knifeman
14-Dec-21
Looks like a Bighorn Ramhunter Longbow, nice buck. Well done!

From: Bou'bound
14-Dec-21
there won't be a better buck/bow story on this site this year.

From: midwest
14-Dec-21
Wowzer! Congrats!

From: Zim
14-Dec-21
Can you imagine how many booners are taken via long bow? In this day and age of Ravin financed politicians? How did your son get interested in hunting old school?

From: Buckeye
14-Dec-21
Congrats to your boy, That's a heck of a deer, and a longbow is just icing on that cake !

From: DanaC
14-Dec-21
Wow! Amazing buck, fine hunt!

From: KSNimrod
14-Dec-21
Great buck and and even greater experience. Congrats to you and your son!

From: deerhunter72
14-Dec-21
That will be hard to top! Very impressive! Congratulations to you both.

From: elkmtngear
14-Dec-21
Wow, that's a tank!

Gotta be the thrill of a lifetime for your Son, amazing feat with a longbow!

From: 12yards
14-Dec-21
Wow! That's a beauty! Congrats to your son!

14-Dec-21
What a great buck... congrats. any info on the longbow itself?

From: LINK
14-Dec-21
Congrats on a great buck. I’d be interested in the total tally on both right antlers. While he seams a bit heavier this year it looks like he had more length last year. Awesome deer either year.

From: Ken Taylor
14-Dec-21
WOW... absolutely fantastic!

Congratulations!

I'm a longbow guy too and I was wondering if you could share any details (ex. - origins of the bow, poundage, arrow, etc.).

From: GhostBird
14-Dec-21
Congrats to him... fantastic buck!

From: No Mercy
14-Dec-21
That's awesome! Congrats to him!

14-Dec-21
Congrats, giant for sure!

From: tradi-doerr
14-Dec-21
Fantastic Buck!! Huge Congratulations!! And with Trad-gear!

14-Dec-21
That thing is a stud

From: pav
14-Dec-21
What a toad!...and with a longbow!! Congrats to your son...going to hard to top that one!

From: jjs
14-Dec-21
Great hunt and reward, not very many young or old men would take the dedication to a longbow for a hunt now days, excellent.

From: MQQSE
14-Dec-21

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I’m driving back home from TN right now. I’ll try to answer some more questions tonight. Blaine’s story is pretty interesting.

I’ll post some pics of the bow that he uses. I bought it off eBay or somewhere a few years ago.

Blaine also got into making his own heads. He found a lot of artifacts on my farm this year and decided to start making his own.

This buck he took with a zwickey though.

14-Dec-21
Damn, that’s a shame! Where do you go from there???

From: Bow Bullet
14-Dec-21
What an awesome buck! Would love to hear Blaine's story of the hunt.

14-Dec-21
Damn, that’s a shame! Where do you go from there???

Awesome buck.

From: Will
14-Dec-21
Amazing Deer!

From: MQQSE
14-Dec-21

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Here is one of the heads he made. He started with the longbow this year and has already taken about 6 or 7 does with it. I lose track.
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Here is one of the heads he made. He started with the longbow this year and has already taken about 6 or 7 does with it. I lose track.

From: SteveB
14-Dec-21
So awesome!!

From: RT
14-Dec-21
Beautiful bow and point work.

From: Arrowhead
14-Dec-21
Blaine here.. Up until about 6 days ago, I was still hunting a nice mature 9 pointer that I would have been thrilled to have had an opportunity at. However, one of the evenings after finishing a hunt for the 9, I checked my cameras and noticed a large bodied and really large antlered deer out in daylight in front of one of our other spots. My dad (already being tagged out for the year, with two great bucks of his own) called me and was just as excited as I was, because we knew exactly what buck it was, and we hadn’t seen any pictures of him for over a month.. That night I washed all of my clothes and prepared my gear knowing that I might have a shot at the buck of a lifetime. The first night when I hunted him, he came out right at last light.. and worked into my effective range, well after legal light, so I got to sit and watch this magnificent buck feed past as the last glow in the sky quickly faded to black.. I sat in my stand for about an hour after dark in hopes that I could make a clean getaway without spooking any deer. That night, dad and I were discussing the wind and possible options but we both quickly decided that I needed to go right back to where I was the night before. I went in extra early and made sure to tip toe all the way to my stand to hopefully avoid alerting any bedded deer. Once I was settled in, the stage was set. The deer movement was much better as a whole this night, rather than the night before, and I saw a few mature bucks that I would have probably considered loosing an arrow on if I hadn’t seen the kind of beast that was lurking in this spot the night before... It was about 15 minutes before sunset and every deer in the field stopped what they were doing and began to stare in one direction, I followed suit. Sure enough, out steps the true buck of a lifetime. With my Osage longbow in hand, I held still, fixated on the beast that was standing 50 yards away, crunching on soy bean pods, gazing over the long shadowed field. He gave me a quick tail wag and began a slow march right down a well beaten game trail that goes right around the head of a ditch that just so happens to be 15 yards from where I am set up. I can feel my heart pounding in every inch of my body with every step he took. He rounded the head of the ditch and I knew the ball was finally in my court.. He came to a stop, looked the other way, I silently drew my string, concentrated on his lungs and watched my fletching disappear into his rib cage. He spun and took off barreling through some shrubbery and I heard him crash about 50 yards from where it all happened. In about 60 seconds, I heard zero movement and I knew the legendary 6x6 was down. Just like that, my entire season had completely changed.. And like MQQSE mentioned earlier, he was out of town when it all went down, which is a shame because he was so invested in this buck as well and he really goes above and beyond to make it possible to grow and hold whitetails of this caliber.

From: Arrowhead
14-Dec-21

From: deerhunter72
14-Dec-21
Thanks for telling the story Blaine! Congratulations again. Truly a once in a lifetime experience for most of us.

From: Inshart
14-Dec-21
Great buck, way to get it done!

From: Nick Muche
14-Dec-21
Love it, congrats man!

From: Jeff Holchin
15-Dec-21
Well done Blaine!

From: DanaC
15-Dec-21

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From: Two Feathers
15-Dec-21
Awesome - congratulations!

From: drycreek
15-Dec-21
What a buck ! That’s a super buck taken with any weapon, and really special to be taken with a longbow. Congrats to your son !

From: Beav
15-Dec-21
Congrats on a giant!!! Well done!

From: goelk
15-Dec-21
great buck awesome

From: bowhunt
15-Dec-21
Congratulations, great story!

From: Saphead
15-Dec-21
Great job!

I cant believe the handle "Arrowhead" was still around for a young buck like you Blaine. Great hunting season!

From: scentman
15-Dec-21
Fantastic! Great accomplishment young man! scentman

From: Jasper
15-Dec-21
Just awesome and a cranker buck! Congratulations to you both! Merry Christmas!

From: Zim
15-Dec-21
Blaine, You learn to make arrowheads off YouTube videos or something? You ever try hunting with one of those? Your work looks amazing. I just can’t get over you committing to your longbow despite knowing a chance at the 180”+ was imminent. Nobody does this. You raised the bar.

From: MQQSE
15-Dec-21

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Zim

Check your FB messenger. I sent you a bunch of pics from this year and years past. He would respond, but he’s out on the farm walking the creek for arrowheads now. He just sent me a pic of a nice buck that died in our creek. Hate to see it.

From: MQQSE
15-Dec-21

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Here is one of the does he took. He killed it the same day he made the point.
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Here is one of the does he took. He killed it the same day he made the point.

From: MQQSE
15-Dec-21

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This is the after effect from one of the does he killed. I was always curious how the points he finds broke. Well, here is a first hand example of a new one only making one flight.
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This is the after effect from one of the does he killed. I was always curious how the points he finds broke. Well, here is a first hand example of a new one only making one flight.

From: MQQSE
15-Dec-21

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Here is another victim. Honing his skill one doe at a time. I have 78 DMAP tags for the farm, but he gets unlimited archery doe tags as it is.
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Here is another victim. Honing his skill one doe at a time. I have 78 DMAP tags for the farm, but he gets unlimited archery doe tags as it is.

From: MQQSE
15-Dec-21

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Look at the perfection in this one he found in the creek. These finds really fired him up about making his own.
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Look at the perfection in this one he found in the creek. These finds really fired him up about making his own.

From: MQQSE
15-Dec-21

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I’ll end the photo dump here. I thought this one was cool. Here are the blades and points he found on the farm this spring. I found zero. Eyes are too old.
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I’ll end the photo dump here. I thought this one was cool. Here are the blades and points he found on the farm this spring. I found zero. Eyes are too old.

From: MQQSE
15-Dec-21

From: JohnMC
15-Dec-21
Any type of terrain he focuses on to find them?

From: Brotsky
15-Dec-21
Awesome buck and story to go with it! Congrats!

From: Saphead
15-Dec-21
I am soooo jealous of those arrowheads he found> Awesome.

From: MQQSE
15-Dec-21
JohnMC

We focus on creeks and ditches leading into the main creek. It’s best after heavy rains once the water clears back up. Others find them in fields that have been tilled after a rain or two. We are mostly no till on our farm, so we don’t have any success there.

From: drycreek
15-Dec-21
He is serious about this bow hunting thing !

15-Dec-21
I love it. Great thread. Grats on the season and the finds.

From: Rgiesey
15-Dec-21
Great story, like all the details after the fact.

From: Jeff Holchin
16-Dec-21
You guys are living the dream! Would love to see the story in TBM or similar magazine. Awesome, especially the old arrowhead finds and then knapping new heads and using them with good effect!

16-Dec-21
Holy cats! Congratulations on a great buck. Cool arrow heads!

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