Mathews Inc.
Meat pole 2017
Colorado
Contributors to this thread:
sheds 16-Aug-17
Rock 16-Aug-17
sheds 16-Aug-17
Hondolane 16-Aug-17
Hondolane 16-Aug-17
tobinsghost 16-Aug-17
RogBow 17-Aug-17
Quinn @work 17-Aug-17
a'Lish 17-Aug-17
Hondolane 17-Aug-17
Surfbow 17-Aug-17
Hondolane 19-Aug-17
Hondolane 19-Aug-17
Hondolane 19-Aug-17
COLO 3-D 23-Aug-17
Glunt@work 23-Aug-17
Well-Strung 27-Aug-17
Well-Strung 27-Aug-17
a'Lish 28-Aug-17
Destroyer350 28-Aug-17
Bowhunter* 28-Aug-17
Keith in colorado 28-Aug-17
tobinsghost 28-Aug-17
Ski & Skin 28-Aug-17
JDM 28-Aug-17
goelk 29-Aug-17
Keith in colorado 30-Aug-17
kadbow 30-Aug-17
High&Wide 31-Aug-17
kadbow 31-Aug-17
MathewsMan 31-Aug-17
jordanathome 31-Aug-17
tradi-doerr 01-Sep-17
jstephens61 01-Sep-17
sticksender 03-Sep-17
Dirty D 03-Sep-17
HockeyDad 03-Sep-17
Vids 03-Sep-17
Bowhunter* 05-Sep-17
Bowhunter* 05-Sep-17
loopmtz 05-Sep-17
goelk 05-Sep-17
Quinn @work 05-Sep-17
bugslinger 06-Sep-17
MathewsMan 06-Sep-17
GannettRidge 07-Sep-17
Lark Bunting 09-Sep-17
dakotakid 09-Sep-17
Dirty D 09-Sep-17
Bone Collector 14-Sep-17
jordanathome 14-Sep-17
Darktimber 14-Sep-17
COHOYTHUNTER 16-Sep-17
Grasshopper 17-Sep-17
Ermine 17-Sep-17
RichJ 17-Sep-17
goelk 19-Sep-17
tradi-doerr 19-Sep-17
Cranzer 20-Sep-17
Highlander 20-Sep-17
goelk 21-Sep-17
jw 21-Sep-17
Ucsdryder 21-Sep-17
Offgrid 22-Sep-17
JohnMC 22-Sep-17
loopmtz 24-Sep-17
Grasshopper 25-Sep-17
Ski & Skin 26-Sep-17
Quinn @work 26-Sep-17
zeke 26-Sep-17
Grug340 27-Sep-17
DB999 27-Sep-17
ZachinCO 27-Sep-17
RogBow 27-Sep-17
KYELKAHOLIC 27-Sep-17
Ski & Skin 27-Sep-17
Grug340 05-Oct-17
Paul@thefort 08-Oct-17
sheds 09-Oct-17
Mojo5280 10-Oct-17
Bowhunter* 10-Oct-17
Grasshopper 10-Oct-17
trackman 10-Oct-17
tramper 10-Oct-17
MTNRCHR 10-Oct-17
MTNRCHR 10-Oct-17
sheds 10-Oct-17
goelk 10-Oct-17
MathewsMan 11-Oct-17
sheds 11-Oct-17
Billincamo 12-Oct-17
Billincamo 12-Oct-17
Treeline 12-Oct-17
sheds 12-Oct-17
Treeline 12-Oct-17
sheds 12-Oct-17
Treeline 12-Oct-17
spikebow 13-Oct-17
elkman52 14-Oct-17
Ski & Skin 15-Oct-17
Treeline 15-Oct-17
ZachinCO 30-Oct-17
BowhunterfromPA 30-Oct-17
ryanrc 04-Nov-17
Amar26 07-Nov-17
Amar26 07-Nov-17
Treeline 07-Nov-17
RogBow 12-Nov-17
Bowhunter33 16-Nov-17
bwanajames 16-Nov-17
Hycntryhntr 08-Dec-17
Keith in colorado 13-Dec-17
whipranger 13-Dec-17
From: sheds
16-Aug-17

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Ok I'll get it started Dylan's Arizona javelina January 2017

From: Rock
16-Aug-17
Matt, You cannot put that picture in this thread as it is not from Colorado. HaHa

From: sheds
16-Aug-17
But Ron the hunter is ! I guess ya better send me a copy of the rules, lol

From: Hondolane
16-Aug-17

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From: Hondolane
16-Aug-17

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From: tobinsghost
16-Aug-17
Nice buck!

From: RogBow
17-Aug-17

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RogBow's embedded Photo

From: Quinn @work
17-Aug-17
Hondoland congrats nice buck! What unit?

From: a'Lish
17-Aug-17
Hondolane...nice buck, congratulations!

From: Hondolane
17-Aug-17
104

From: Surfbow
17-Aug-17
Nice goat!

From: Hondolane
19-Aug-17

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Hondolane's embedded Photo
The wife conceded

From: Hondolane
19-Aug-17

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Hondolane's embedded Photo
The wife conceded

From: Hondolane
19-Aug-17

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Hondolane's embedded Photo

From: COLO 3-D
23-Aug-17

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Here is my 2017 antelope.

From: Glunt@work
23-Aug-17
Good stuff! Love seeing a family getting out there.

From: Well-Strung
27-Aug-17

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2017 Archery Colorado, public land opening day an hour after sunrise this bull bugled, tore up a tree and walked by feeding broadside at 6 yards. Being less than a mile from a road, downhill it was an easy decision. Got to test out multiple of my own hand forged knives and fill one of my 4 tags. Deer bear and mountain goat left, I'm off to a good start.

From: Well-Strung
27-Aug-17

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Well-Strung's embedded Photo

From: a'Lish
28-Aug-17
Well-Strung...congrats!

From: Destroyer350
28-Aug-17
Congrats everyone! Looking forward to seeing more success pics!

From: Bowhunter*
28-Aug-17

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Bowhunter*'s embedded Photo
My 2017 Colorado Pronghorn. :)

28-Aug-17

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Keith in colorado's embedded Photo
My son got it done opening day! Spot and stalk to 30 yards! Great Job Joseph

From: tobinsghost
28-Aug-17
Very nice buck!

From: Ski & Skin
28-Aug-17

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Ski & Skin's embedded Photo
Last Saturday the 19th, Spot & Stalk. Im not good a pictures. Magnus stinger 525 grain arrows same set up for elk.

From: JDM
28-Aug-17
Nicely done Keith. He's sure grown from your goat hunt!

From: goelk
29-Aug-17
nice job Rose! The bow looks like a Wapiti (JK Chastain). What is your set-up? I shoot one too 60# at 27 Centershot arrows 250 grain Cutthroat. I know i need to come down in weight sometime and do you think 54 pounds will get the job done on most North America Big game.

30-Aug-17
Thanks Jeff, he sure has! and become quite the bowhunter! Im afraid he does not need his old man anymore, except to take pictures and help butcher!

From: kadbow
30-Aug-17

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kadbow's embedded Photo
Taken with a 1963 Bear Kodiak, my birth year bow. Nice buck Rose!

From: High&Wide
31-Aug-17
Hi Mark, When I saw your picture and bow I thought, dang, I think I've run into that guy. In 15 years I've only seen 2 people out in the woods that are shooting your kind of gear. So I'm wondering if you were hunting sheep about 4-5 years ago in 49. We were hunting elk and camped at the end of the trailhead by 12-mile and I think it was you camped in a tent not too far from us. I think it was early morning that my friend and I talked to you around camp. Nice fat cow! Brian Annen

From: kadbow
31-Aug-17
Yep Brian, that was me and I remember talking to you guys. Never did get a sheep that year, a few close encounters, but had a memorable hunt.

From: MathewsMan
31-Aug-17

From: jordanathome
31-Aug-17
Good stuff guys!!!

From: tradi-doerr
01-Sep-17
Nice job Mark!!

From: jstephens61
01-Sep-17

From: sticksender
03-Sep-17

From: Dirty D
03-Sep-17

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Congrats all!

World's smallest 7x7 but lots of meat for the freezer. Heading up tomorrow to help my dad with his Mntn. Goat tag. Life is good!

From: HockeyDad
03-Sep-17

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HockeyDad's embedded Photo
Opening morning OTC public land....

From: Vids
03-Sep-17
Nice work, Rod!!

From: Bowhunter*
05-Sep-17

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Bowhunter*'s embedded Photo
My Mom, Carol Ashurst, with 2017 Colorado Pronghorn Buck.

From: Bowhunter*
05-Sep-17
Goelk...Yep...I shoot a Wapiti Takedown Recurve 55# at 28 with Easton Axis Arrows and thunderhead broadheads. I know many people that have harvested the Big 8, 9 and 10 with a Wapiti at right around 45-50 pounds....All comes down to shot placement.

From: loopmtz
05-Sep-17
Good job Rose!

From: goelk
05-Sep-17
Thanks bowhunter. Im going to come down to 54 from 60 pounds. Great job Mom

From: Quinn @work
05-Sep-17
Nice goats Ladies!! Congrats

From: bugslinger
06-Sep-17

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bugslinger's embedded Photo
First traditional elk, unbelievable experience!

From: MathewsMan
06-Sep-17

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MathewsMan's embedded Photo
Arizona Coues Deer

07-Sep-17

 GannettRidge 's embedded Photo
Lucky enough to catch up to this guy today. Hope everyone is having a fun season!
 GannettRidge 's embedded Photo
Lucky enough to catch up to this guy today. Hope everyone is having a fun season!

From: Lark Bunting
09-Sep-17

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Lark Bunting's embedded Photo

From: dakotakid
09-Sep-17

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dakotakid's embedded Photo

From: Dirty D
09-Sep-17

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Dirty D's embedded Photo
My dad's Mountain Goat hunt was a success!!

14-Sep-17

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Bone Collector's embedded Photo
DIY public land bull. We made a heavy pack 5 mile trip into a wilderness area to setup camp after arriving in Colorado only a few hours prior. A short nap was had after camp was set up and we headed up the mountain around 3:00. An hour later our first bugle of the trip, down into a dark timbered draw, was returned by a squeaky bugle most likely made by a bedded bull. Over the next hour we picked our way down into that draw and made calls from several locations and could tell he had gotten up from his bed and was bugling really good at this point, but still not breaking away and coming to us. We had to hold up a few times due to poor wind but finally made it to small finger ridge that ran into the draw. At this point we got an excited bugle response to our call and could then tell we were within a distance that would require some investigation from the bull. He slipped into 25 yards without almost any noise but a small stick snap made me alert that something was close. After a few minutes of the silent treatment on his end, he decided to investigate the calls coming from behind me a little further and made a move giving away his location. With his head dipping behind cover I was able to draw and was waiting for him to step into the opening at 17 yards. As soon as his front leg was visible the arrow was on its way and a few post shot cow calls stopped him around 50 yards. It was at that spot where he laid down and expired. It was unbelievable. We hadn't even been in the mountains for 12 hours and we already had a bull on the ground! An awesome 6x6 that grosses 319 3/8".

From: jordanathome
14-Sep-17
Heck of a bull and story!!!

From: Darktimber
14-Sep-17

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A GREAT DAY ON THE MOUNTAIN!
Darktimber's embedded Photo
A GREAT DAY ON THE MOUNTAIN!
I had a very fun hunt made even more special when I arrived back at camp to discover that my 17 year old son had finally connected on the buck he had been stalking for a week!

From: COHOYTHUNTER
16-Sep-17

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This is where he fell
COHOYTHUNTER's embedded Photo
This is where he fell
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First ever elk! DYI public land, called him in for a 40 yard shot, double lung pass thru, he went about 150 yards and fell over! Not a bad first elk, decent 6x6...

From: Grasshopper
17-Sep-17

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Shot a moose on thursday. While his palms lack width, his tines are tremendous. Really a unique and cool moose. Still have some time now to put an elk on the ground.

I got home and was catching up with my 11 year old daughter and asked her what she did while I was gone. She replied, "We prayed a lot that you would get a moose, and come home safe". Thanks to the lord for answering family prayers, and guiding my arrow straight and true!

I do want to say thanks also to Scott George, world class moose caller, and the 5 guys who showed up to help pack him out. Can't say thanks enough as I was really worried about getting a giant critter out of the field. Also, thanks to the guys on bowsite that provided intelligence, advice and support.

Every hunter I met in field told me if I get one down to call on them for help. It was humbling, redeeming, and faith building.

From: Ermine
17-Sep-17
Wow that's a wild moose

From: RichJ
17-Sep-17

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From: goelk
19-Sep-17
Bonecollector congradulations where did you hit him? From the pic it looks way back. Im sure that was a exit right.

From: tradi-doerr
19-Sep-17
Awesome Job Steve!! Very unique bull for sure.

From: Cranzer
20-Sep-17

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Cranzer's embedded Photo
First bull with a bow, unit 76

From: Highlander
20-Sep-17
Congrats to all the successful hunters this year. I went solo into the back-country and was unsuccessful...other that accomplishing the solo hunt.

From: goelk
21-Sep-17
Well i had 4 chance at elk but wind won everytime. I really had a chance at a 7x7 and i hope he makes it thru rifle and winter.. I did connect on a doe deer with my recurve and forgot to take pics.

From: jw
21-Sep-17

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Where he dropped
jw's embedded Photo
Where he dropped

From: Ucsdryder
21-Sep-17
That's a sexy buck right there! Wow he's pretty.

From: Offgrid
22-Sep-17

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First bull ever!
Offgrid's embedded Photo
First bull ever!
Here is my first bull ever taken. Called him in to 33 yds. First year hunting with a bow! Im hooked from now on!

From: JohnMC
22-Sep-17
Are those dreadlocks or is that picture playing tricks on my eyes? Nice bull

From: loopmtz
24-Sep-17

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I got my elk Friday morning. Packed in three miles and the bulls were screaming. Tough pack out but I had lots of friends come help.

From: Grasshopper
25-Sep-17

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Grasshopper's embedded Photo
Randy Rider was able to shoot a bull this year on my place. I was able to confirm my kubota L3901 is adequate for elk packing.

If you know Randy, tell him congrats. I am sure he wished his son was along with him for the hunt.

From: Ski & Skin
26-Sep-17
OTC a lot of hunters.

From: Quinn @work
26-Sep-17
Heck of a bull there ski & skin.

From: zeke
26-Sep-17

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CO limited entry unit
zeke's embedded Photo
CO limited entry unit
I have wanted to post on this annual thread for years. Finally got one big enough to show on 9-13-2017.

From: Grug340
27-Sep-17

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Grug340's embedded Photo
My wife finally got her 1st big bull! Public land. Pics don't do him justice, the mass is incredible. Have to wait 60 days for official score but taxidermist estimates 315-320 after drying!

From: DB999
27-Sep-17

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DB999's embedded Photo
Once in a lifetime Colorado shiras.

From: ZachinCO
27-Sep-17
Grug340, congrats to your wife! Great looking Bull. What was the circumference on that right side? Looks huge.

From: RogBow
27-Sep-17

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9-23-17
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9-23-17

From: KYELKAHOLIC
27-Sep-17
Great shot RogBow. Perfect!!!!!

From: Ski & Skin
27-Sep-17

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Ski & Skin's embedded Photo
Ski & Skin's embedded Photo
Ski & Skin's embedded Photo

From: Grug340
05-Oct-17
Zachinco Thanks. Wasn't able to take measurements. But it was bigger than a pop-can. We took him straight to the taxidermist who says he's right around 320in. 46 more days and we'll have all the official numbers from the Pope and Young scorer.

From: Paul@thefort
08-Oct-17

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Paul@thefort's embedded Photo

From: sheds
09-Oct-17

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My son Cody with his Colorado bear, shot with his longbow at a distance of 1 yard, yep that’s no typo, 3 feet pretty exciting!

From: Mojo5280
10-Oct-17
Good job Cody! Did you have to lean back to clear the broad head when you drew back. Good pic dad!!

From: Bowhunter*
10-Oct-17

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Bowhunter*'s embedded Photo
My 2017 Colorado Bighorn Sheep Ewe

From: Grasshopper
10-Oct-17
Congrats Rose, you have had an awesome year so far!

From: trackman
10-Oct-17
Way to go Rose.keep going Lyle and Patt

From: tramper
10-Oct-17
Congrats, Rose.

From: MTNRCHR
10-Oct-17
Thats awesome Rose!! Congrats on a great season.

From: MTNRCHR
10-Oct-17
Thats awesome Rose!! Congrats on a great season. Ooops X2 i guess. lol

From: sheds
10-Oct-17
Nice going Rose, congrats !

From: goelk
10-Oct-17
Wow awesome rose how long did you have to wait for tag

From: MathewsMan
11-Oct-17
Fantastic Rose- super accomplishment! Your smile says it all.

From: sheds
11-Oct-17

From: Billincamo
12-Oct-17

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Billincamo's embedded Photo
Nine day DIY public land wilderness solo hunt. One of the most challenging and rewarding hunts I have done. Hunting takes on a new meaning when there is nobody for miles to help you out or cell phone service. Nine days without seeing another person is different in this fast paced world. You come out a little different (for the better) then when you went in. The only negative is freeze dried meals get old after day four!

From: Billincamo
12-Oct-17

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Side profile.

From: Treeline
12-Oct-17
Quite a collection of awesome critters! Congratulations to all the successful bowhunters in Colorado!

From: sheds
12-Oct-17
Treeline what about your awesome bull, congrats to you!

From: Treeline
12-Oct-17
Hell, Matt, I’m more impressed by Cody’s bear!

Still have never had an opportunity to nock an arrow to be able to shoot at one in Colorado - after almost 30 tags!!!

From: sheds
12-Oct-17
Im in the same boat tavis, ive had a lot of tags and a few chances, but just cant bring one home, a bear is all I need for my Eight! oh well I get more excited about the boys shooting critters anymore!

From: Treeline
12-Oct-17
For sure!

From: spikebow
13-Oct-17

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September 5th, 11 yards came running to a cow call, wapiti takedown

From: elkman52
14-Oct-17
Spikebow Nice bull and nice bow! What was your setup?

From: Ski & Skin
15-Oct-17

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5 Attempts with a Bow, 40 yd broadside and no shot as two goats were behind him.
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5 Attempts with a Bow, 40 yd broadside and no shot as two goats were behind him.
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Ski & Skin's embedded Photo
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Ski & Skin's embedded Photo
Tag number 3 filled Great fall.

From: Treeline
15-Oct-17
You had an awesome season, Paul! Congratulations!

From: ZachinCO
30-Oct-17

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This isn't a bowkill, but I'm pretty proud of my daughter. She hasn't been out much, she's been getting that degree the last few years. Gave us some time to build some points.

30-Oct-17

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first season in Colorado first black bear - 9 yards first elk - 25 yards

From: ryanrc
04-Nov-17

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Biggest deer I have ever killed in Colorado! Also, only deer I have ever killed in Colorado. ;)
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Biggest deer I have ever killed in Colorado! Also, only deer I have ever killed in Colorado. ;)

From: Amar26
07-Nov-17

From: Amar26
07-Nov-17

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2017 Deer, largest Mule deer to date. Could not be more excited
Amar26's embedded Photo
2017 Deer, largest Mule deer to date. Could not be more excited

From: Treeline
07-Nov-17
Whopper! Congratulations on a great eastern Colorado buck, Aaron! That’s a really cool buck!

From: RogBow
12-Nov-17

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Nice little buck to finish the season.
RogBow's embedded Photo
Nice little buck to finish the season.

From: Bowhunter33
16-Nov-17

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First archery deer after chasing them on the plains for the past 6 years!
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First archery deer after chasing them on the plains for the past 6 years!
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Bowhunter33's embedded Photo

16-Nov-17

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2017 Colorado Whitetail. Robertson Vision Quest longbow. Eclipse heads.
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2017 Colorado Whitetail. Robertson Vision Quest longbow. Eclipse heads.
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Nebraska meat (2017).
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Nebraska meat (2017).
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Nebraska 2017 whitetail no. 2. Evening hit, morning recovery, and a cat (bobcat) claimed and covered it. Very creepy.
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Nebraska 2017 whitetail no. 2. Evening hit, morning recovery, and a cat (bobcat) claimed and covered it. Very creepy.
I couldn't have written a better script. On a frosty, blue sky morning, a doe led this fine buck right passed my stand. Though the shot was high, he ran 90 yards, stopped, and in an instant legs were pawing air. Bursting with glee, I was jumping up & down on my treestand. All those teeth-chattering days paid off.

On Nebraska whitetail No. 2, I was able to recover the animal, only losing some shoulder meat. My first thought was mountain lion (which Nebraska does have), but when I saw the small quantity of meat eaten, I assumed bobcat. My son and I both saw a bobcat in different locations. They seem numerous in riparian areas.

From: Hycntryhntr
08-Dec-17

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Hycntryhntr's embedded Photo
2017 deer Colorado

13-Dec-17

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Keith in colorado's embedded Photo
S57 ewe! number 4 on his way to the Big 8!

From: whipranger
13-Dec-17

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whipranger's embedded Photo
Desert gives me 9

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