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PostSubject: First Traditional Kill   Sat 28 Apr 2012, 7:04 pm

So I got this Recurve around Christmas time and started shooting as soon as it wasn't bitterly cold out. Like March. I didn't have the right arrows but I shot them anyway. As you can imagine, I wasn't very accurate and I was a bit frustrated but I kept shooting and worked on my form and watched alot of Rick's and Dave's videos. So, I re-fletched a couple of the carbons that I use for my compound bow and started shooting with them. Still not the proper arrows but better. So, last week I went to Bass Pro Shop and after struggling through the calculations ..... found the proper arrow shafts for my recurve bow. I got them home and immediately bare shaft tested them. Not a perfect bare shaft test but not bad so I fletched a couple of them and shot them. They flew great and within an hour I was hittiing almost everything I aimed at. What a difference !!! Ok, I know this is getting long winded so I'll get to the point. Today I went for a walk with my bow and got my first kill with it. I would have never attempted to shoot squirrels with my compound bow for fear of losing arrows or leaving them stuck in trees or missing ALOT !! But with a couple home made judo points and my recurve... I was whackin'em and stackin'em !
Now I know it may seem a bit silly to go on like this about shooting squirrels. I mean , it's not like it was a deer or a hog or something, but I was pretty darn proud of myself to have shot well enough, after only limited practice, to kill something as small as a squirrel (3 squirrels to be exact) on my first time out.
Sorry if this sounds a little self serving but I just had to share my story with someone !
Happy hunting everyone !!!
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PostSubject: Re: First Traditional Kill   Sat 28 Apr 2012, 7:41 pm

Hey, congrats & thanks for sharing that great story!!! Smile

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PostSubject: That's excellent!!   Sat 19 May 2012, 3:28 am

My first traditional kill was a squirrel also, years ago. My friend's father had a Martin Hunter recurve with cedar shafts laying on his back screen porch when I viewed the squirrel out back from the window, 60 yards out. I commented and his dad said, "I have been shooting at them damn squirrels for over a year and haven't hit one yet, you try!" So i did. A short stalk later and a perfectly placed cedar with blunt at 25 yds!! I amazed myself and had never shot his bow. I was about 19 years old at the time but I was proud too!!
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