First deer with a crossbow

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  1. retiredmurph

    retiredmurph Member

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    This is my first buck with a crossbow. Only a 7 pointer but has a huge body for more meat in the freezer. I've hunted deer in Iowa with a bow for 50 years. I started with a Bear recurve, then went to a compound around 1985 and now at the age of 70 with a torn up arm and broken shoulder I had to go to a crossbow. I really don't see much difference in the three they each have their advantages and disadvantages. The important thing to me is I can still enjoy deer hunting.
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  3. JNRBRONC

    JNRBRONC Moderator

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    Congratulations! Glad you are still enjoying the outdoors.
     
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    LYON PMA Member

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    You don't look 70. That's awesome that you're getting out there to hunt! Good looking buck. Congrats.
     
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    Fox Valley Hunter PMA Member

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    Awesome job, congrats!
     
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    Way to keep at it! Hope I can say the same at 70. Congrats!
     
  7. Cooter

    Cooter Active Member

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    Way to keep after em. Congrats
     
  8. msauer933

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    Way to go!
     
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    Big congrats murph! That's a gorgeous buck, and it's awesome to see you out there after 'em. Keep it up!

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    Congrats on a great deer!
     
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    Looks like a fine buck! Tasty looking too! Congrats to you!
     
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    StickersNKickers Camo Up!

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    Congrats! I agree, you don't look 70!
     
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    Nice! I'm sure you've acquired some great knowledge over all those years!
     
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    Congratulations
     
  15. Ishi

    Ishi Waiting for October

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    Congrats murph!! Glad you can still enjoy the great outdoors.
     
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    Congrats. Awesome that you are still able to get out there!
     
  17. goatman

    goatman I hunt days ending in Y

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    I'm behind you Murph in age. Shooting a crossbow this year. Injury to elbow won't let me draw my bow even 2". Congrats and stay after them.
     
  18. Bill Hartzell

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    Absolutely very cool that you are still enjoying the outdoors. I like it.
     
  19. Brian811

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    Congrats! That's a beautiful buck and will be tasty. Glad you didn't give up hunting and found another way to get out there.
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    Great buck and congratulations!! I hope to still be able to get out there when I am 70!! Just by the picture, I would of thought you were much younger. You are doing something right!! Keep at it!!
     

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