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How many years of bowhunting did it take before you got your first deer with a bow?

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  • How many years of bowhunting did it take before you got your first deer with a bow?

    How many years of bowhunting did it take before you got your first deer with a bow?

  • #2
    2 months

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    • #3
      I was fortunate to have harvested a six (6) point on my first archery hunt with my new Diamond Black Ice bow.

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      • #4
        First time - still hunting.

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        • #5
          As I remember I hunted for 4 or 5 years before I ever got a shot but back then the deer population in the south was not nearly as great as now. Good excuse huh?

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          • #6
            Killed a doe with a very lucky shot first time out in 1973, Ft. Benning, GA. My arrow cut both Achilles tendons.

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            • #7
              I have to admit, it took me a few years. Had a couple clean misses, right over their backs, made me change my technique. Now i follow the front leg up to the target instead of coming down from the top of back. Buck fever didn't help. Lately i've been very successful.

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              • #8
                It took me two years before I got my first deer and I have yet to get a buck with my bow, but I haven't given up.

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                • #9
                  It was my first time out in my second year. Took a nice fat doe, and boy did she taste good!

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                  • #10
                    3 month. Killed it in one shot

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                    • #11
                      I was buck hunting only at the time, or i'dve probably scored a lot sooner. This year i'll take a doe for the freezer right away and hold out for a Wallhanger. Have killed a few decent bucks with my bow, but the Good ones on my wall are rifle kills. Hope that'll change when i go to Ohio in November.

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                      • #12
                        The first month I hunted, but like steve182, I also would have bagged a deer sooner if I hadn't been strictly a buckhunter at the time.

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                        • #13
                          Same thing that happened to steve182 happened to me, but I still havent gotten a bow kill.

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                          • #14
                            I got a nice 8 pointer my first time, but I've been on a 3 year drought now.

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                            • #15
                              its been three years and still no luck i've had severl shots but mostly on yearlings its alot of fun and i'm not giveing up anytime soon.

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