and on the spot pictures -- by Robert Hoague
Annual Bowhunting.net Bowhunt - 2006
Billy Don at Wild Horse Prairie Ranch in Burnet, Texas
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#3 - A Deer Day (Morning Hunt and Afternoon
Bryant Askew, Roy Keefer
and Colby Ward with their Day 3 morning Does.
So far Bryant has seen three
8-points and a dozen turkeys and wild hogs. Two bucks were large but Bryant
passed on them. This morning, as he watched two does a wild hog came up
and they ran off. Later the does came walking through and Bryant drew on
one. But Bryant couldn't get turned far enough in time to shoot and had
to let down as the does walked away.
Bryant cell phoned Billy
Don that he wanted to hunt until 11:30. It paid off.
At 11:05 Bryant saw two does
and one stopped 18 yards away. Bryant took his shot and the doe ran 70
yards and piled up.
Bryant Askew with his
The next bowhunter in was
Roy Keefer and he had tagged a hill country doe from a Double Bull blind.
A good shot downed the doe near the stand. Clint had been with Roy and
had his hunt on video.
Roy Keefer with his doe.
Roy used a Carbon Express Maxima Hunter arrow and wore Sticks N' Limbs
Colby went to a ladder stand
site near a pipeline opening. Deer came up the edge of the pipeline and
Colby took his shot. The doe ran a short distance and went down.
Later a group of wild hogs
came out of the thick brush and went to the doe and it looked to Colby
like they intended to eat his doe. Colby got down and made a ruccus. The
hogs retreated into the woods.
Colby Ward with his doe.
When the other hunters arrived
we exchanged the morning's events and reported on how many deer, hogs turkeys
were seen. Two groups of Aoudads were seen and one almost got itself in
bow range.of Clay. Several hunters are hoping to get a chance at an Aoudad
on this hunt as they are very wairy and ellusive and a real trophy for
As Chef Klaus gathered his
gear to get out of his treestand he accidentally bumped his bow and it
slipped off the peg and fell to the ground, bouncing some 20 feet before
stopping -- with the bowstring derailed from the cams!
Breakfast was ready and we
ate waffles stuffed with srawberrys topped with a mixture of cream cheese
and whipping cream. They were a big hit ... a really big hit.
With breakfast out of the
way Fred Lutger went to work on Chef Klause's "basketball" bow. Fred owns
the Freddie Bear Sports archery pro shop in Tinley Park, IL and has been
in business since 1977 -- Fred knows his stuff.
The immediate obsticle to
fixing the bow was that a bow press was needed to do it. Roy Keefer had
a cable type one in his bow case. Below Blaine Covington and Donald Duck
are hooking the bow press ends to the limbs of the bow.
It worked and Fred checked
the bow and pronounced it "well". The Chef went outside with a handfull
of arrows and shot them several times.
All was well.
George Tague gave me a picture
of some young wild hogs that he saw. And Fred did some archery practice.
Everyone left camp at 4:00
and went to their stands. When they came back shortly after dark Billy
Don came and got me and told me we had more pictues to take. I took my
camera over to the game pole. Tyge Floyd was already there setting up his
video camera. MORE...
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