Wylie arrows his first crossbow buck !
Some of you
may remember a project , we thought of , back in 2008 and started on in 2009 ... it was a Wheel Chair accessible ramp tree stand that overlooked a deer trail at the back of my property .Started off
with some discounted wood from a farmer / sawmill friend of Vern and Ed'sWe stacked wood
at the back of my property ... waited for the weather to cool and the bugs to thin out .Long story short ...
with lots of help from friends , we finished off the ramp stand and Wylie has been trying to arrow a whitetail from that position ever since !Fast forward till today
( Wednesday October 12th 2011 ) ... I'm working night shift , sleeping in , and I get a cell call at 7:47 am ... It's Wylie " I arrowed one " !I say " hold tight "
... " I'll be right there ! " , and then I put in a call to our " deer recovery hotline "
responds right away ... " On my way "Randy S. and Chris H.
> are in the que as back-up .I get to the back > and see this smiling face !
... Wylie excitedly walks me thru the morning events, and how the buck came in .. past some trees ... circled back and when he presented Wylie with a perfect 20 yard broadside shot , Wylie let fly one of Big John's custom arrows off the deck of his newly aquired Excalibur Vortex !I drop down to the lower trail
.... arrow looks good !Take a quick picture
from below and give Wylie the thumbs up as I start to track ...Not a hard blood trail to follow
... good sign on the ground and even in places the buck jumped during his quick exit !80 yards further in , and I find him ...
( 20 yard shot , Excalibur Vortex , Boo Custom String , Big John Custom bolt , 150 Gr Bolt Cutter Brodhead )Back at sea level ...
Pydpiper arrives > and the work / drag out begins !David and I
drag the buck to a lower clearing , where Wylie can drive up for a " Field shot " picture .9:40 am = Tagged ,
> loaded in my truck for a trip to our favorite Mennonite Butcher ... I'm back home by noon and time to post the pictures ... Heading to bed soon for a nap before work .Congrat's Wylie ... A beauty > for your first crossbow buck !
And a special thanks to Vern , Ed , David , Chris , Randy , Robin for their donations of time etc to make this memorable moment possible !