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    Thumbs up Moose got all FOBed up!

    I just got home 1 hour ago.

    I drew 1st blood on a 23 yard broadside shot at 1:35 p.m. I then got on my BlackBerry and texted my daughter, my brother and my cousin-in-law. I let it sit for 1/2 hour and went to check on her and put another arrow in her. On the second shot, I heard a twang. I said, hmmm, that isn't right. It turns out the fingers on my RipCord rest broke. I went down to the truck and met my brother there with sodas and water as I knew I had my work cut out for me. I also changed out the fingers on my rest.

    I was riding on a trail with my 4 wheeler and I saw this dark colored object 200 yards out. As I continued, I determined it was a moose. I stopped, got the bow ready, and continued on opposite side of the trail toward her. As I got closer and closer to her, I kept thinking, it is not supposed to be this easy. As I continued riding toward her, I kept playing out the sequence of events, in my mind, should I be so fortunate to get the shot. She kept watching me as I traveled toward her. Finally, she was on my left side. I said, Okay, lets try this. I got off the 4 wheeler, ranged her and the shakes kicked in. I then focused extra hard on making a smoot release to get the good shot. I finally let the arrow fly. My shot was a little lower and forward of where I would have liked, but I knew it was a kill shot. The shot was not a pass thru, and I suspect the arrow hit the opposite shoulder.

    This is my first bow moose and it was in the Fairbanks Managment Area. I am shooting a BowTech Guardian, 70 lbs, 29 inch draw, 100 gr. HellRazors, Carbon Express 350 Hunters and of course FOB's.

    In any event, it was a good day for me. I will post a picture of me with my bow tomorrow. In the mean time, I am going to hit the sack.
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    Well done BD! Did you find your nock and FOB after the pass-through?

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    Default Nice!

    Dude those cows are good eating! I have been in on 6 moose kills, all cows and all great eating.

    What do you think caused you to shoot low and to the left? Just nerves or the rest failing? I know when I shoot in the cold weather, with thin gloves and a neck gator, my shot drift left and low. Just curious. Good shooting. Congrats.

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    bout time there big daddy... !




    hunt NOT a pass through..
    "If you are on a continuous search to be offended, you will always find what you are looking for; even when it isn't there."

    meet on face book here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince View Post
    hunt NOT a pass through..
    Yeah, yeah, speed readin' again!

    I imagine it fell off anyway!

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    I knew my day was coming. You have to spend time in the field in order to be sucessful.

    My 3 weeks off from 9/7 to 9/28, was designed to get a moose. However, I had 2 trips to Anchorage for a total of 4 days, and 8 days in Washington DC. Then, my wifes birthday was on 9/25, and I don't dare hunt on that day.

    Then I had to go to work on 9/29 thru 10/5. So, my focus during this 1 week off was to get a moose.

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    Default recovered FOB

    The FOB/knock did come off when she ran thru the trees. I think I got all pieces of the arrow, I think it broke into 2 or 3 parts.

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    Another FOBulous story...and burger in the freezer Gotta love the FOBporn....

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    Quote Originally Posted by akrstabout View Post
    What do you think caused you to shoot low and to the left? Just nerves or the rest failing? I know when I shoot in the cold weather, with thin gloves and a neck gator, my shot drift left and low. Just curious. Good shooting. Congrats.
    I think the low was from me being focused on the 20 yard pin too much, rather than splitting the pins. I think nerves has a large part of hitting left of where I wanted. The 1st shot sounded good on the release. The second shot and fingers breaking, is because the rest did not fall away. I may have overdrew and caused the cord on my Ripcord to come out of adjustment.

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    Pass the Jergens! :-))

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    Smile It didn't go as planned!

    My vision of taking moose from my deck, barefoot, on a frosty morning in my britches is destroyed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Taylor View Post
    Pass the Jergens! :-))

    Taylor

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    Your killin me brother

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Taylor View Post
    Pass the Jergens! :-))

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    HAHA, good stuff. FOBs are just that great. Congrats on the moose! Gonna be tasty.

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    Congrat on your moose

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