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I went hunting again, the same blind, saw 7, 5 does and 2 bucks, none came to the feeder, they were interested in getting out in the open field where it was much cooler, had a 4pt within 10 yds, but he was on a angle, with the corner of the blind, between him an me! Just a matter of time till I connect, getting out and hunting is good for the soul, helps my frame of mind greatly!
 

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Bow hunting is tough sometimes, I wont take a bad shot though! I enjoy watching them when no shot opportunity presents itself. I was blessed last year to take my 80th deer with a bow, a week before I had the hip replacement and everything went south. As much as I love guns, I have never taken a big buck with a rifle or ML, not a whitetail anyway. All my best bucks have been taken in bow season, when a lot of folks wont hunt, says it is too hot. I usually kill a couple of does during early bow season, but I have taken 24 bucks between 100-124 inches with a bow, and two that would go P&Y. Funny thing I always wanted to kill a book buck with a bow, and when I did, twice, I ended up not entering them in the book, due to how a lot of folks go on about it. I started bow hunting in the late 70's, and when we first started hunting, we got called Geronimo, or Robin Hood, for hunting with bows. I remember my first season, I had seen a grand total of 8 deer, no shot opportunities with a bow, but did connect in gun season. Now that was 8 deer total, for the whole season, and I thought we were getting a lot of deer, now I see that many in a day. How things change! Now I am after my 81st deer, with a bow, not to mention those I have killed with a rifle and ML. I love deer hunting, but if the wife and I did not eat them, I wouldn't hunt. Now instead of worring about P&Y, I worry about POH, or pounds of hamburger a der will make.
 

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Bow hunting deer

Sounds like you will get one soon.
Good luck on that.
I won’t start till late October.
I too,started bow hunting in th late 70s, 77 I believe.
Not sure how many deer I have killed but a similar number to you, plus I have killed lots of other critters including a brown bear and a timber wolf, this year.
Unlike you, I don’t eat mine any more. I give 100% to people that need the meat and like the taste, I don’t.
Hope you fill many tags this year.
 
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