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ONLINE DEERHUNT 2005
Bowhunting With Billy Don Van Cleave at Wild Horse Prairie Ranch in the Texas Hill Country
Digital Logs Of The 2005 Bowhunt With Billy Don Van Cleave - by Robert Hoague

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The 2nd Bowhunting.net Deerhunt - A Bowhunt In Progress
 
SPECIAL THANKS TO Wildlife Research Center for sending a generous variety of Scent Killer and deer lure products for every bowhunter on this hunt.

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 |
 

Getting Ready
Our First Hunters This Year Are: Chef Klaus, Rick Philippi, John Askew, Jim Bob Baker, Jeff Gossett, Colby Ward, Dave Zeck, Tyge Floyd as well as Donald Duck and myself.

Two days before the hunt the Duck (Don Beckwith) and Billy Don Van Cleave met in Waco, Texas and prepared the hunt menu and purchased the food. The above hunters arrived on Friday and everyone visited and got their gear ready for the morning hunt.

DAY 1

16 year old Dave Zeck ("Diamond Dave") and Don Beckwith ("the Duck")

Colby Ward
Today Colby saw 10 bucks (mostly 8 pointers), 4 does and 5 groups of wild turkeys.

Dave Zeck Breaks The Ice
Sixteen year old Dave Zeck is from Monroeville, New Jersey and has bowhunted 3 years and taken a 7-pt and a doe before this hunt. On the first morning hunt he was in a Double Bull blind and saw a group of wild hogs and 6 longbeards before a forky and two does came up. 

One of the does got antsy and moved away, Dave acted quickly and shot the other doe. It ran 35 yards and dropped.

The Duck Bags A Wild Boar
In his own words... 

"My first hunt was real exciting. A beautiful Black Buck walked by my stand early and let me take its picture at 10 yards." 

"After the blackbuck left two wild hogs came down the nearby trail. I decided to put some meat in the freezer."

"I had tuned my BowTech Patriot at the Canadian bear hunt and when I arrived in camp I shot to check my sight. I had to make a slight adjustment. Billy Don had put me in a Double Bull Matrix blind and as I drew and shot my Maxima carbon arrow blew through the mesh and the pig."

"I tracked the boar a short ways and drug it out to the field and waited to be picked up. This is just the beginning of a great vacation hunt. "

Jeff Gossett 
Hunted a Double Bull Matrix at Hower's Hollow. Wild hogs came up and winded Jeff. They ran away. Fifteen hen turkeys came in and one was a white hen. Jeff took a picture. 

In the afternoon he hunted the Airstrip in a Matrix. It was hot and the mosquitos were out. Jeff saw a nice 8-pt., 3 does and a fawn.

John Askew
John saw hogs, deer and wild turkeys today. One was a large buck but it didn't come within range.

Rick Philippi
Rick saw does and wild hogs.

Jim Bob Baker
Several bucks came into his area on the morning and afternoon hunts. Three were mature with big racks.

Chef Klaus
Mike Ditchler saw 12 wild hogs, 3 bucks and a doe, and a group of Aoudads and a flock of wild turkeys. He tried to shoot a wild hog but they busted him when he drew. He shot at the largest Aoudad but the arrow went far left. 

 

Wild Horse Prairie Ranch | Email: billydon@direcway.com | Call: 254-749-6119 
| Fax: 254-546-2709

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Billy Don Van Cleave

Billy Don Van Cleave's
Wild Horse Prairie Ranch
PO Box 199
Satin, TX 76685

Call: 254-749-6119
Fax: 254-546-2709

Email: bdvanc@aol.com
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