My kind of drag Nov 28, 2018 19:58:14 GMT -5
Post by DBinNY on Nov 28, 2018 19:58:14 GMT -5
Got this one back on November 8th. I've got a Hoyt UltraTec that is a few years old. I've killed quite a few deer with it. This year I backed it down from maximum weight to about 56lbs (according to my spring scale gadget) and I think that was a smart move. I've always shot bows that kids could do chin-ups on the strings if I held it up for them. I'm not getting any younger. I see people on what I call "Petting Zoo Hunting Television" drawing their bows with ease and getting positive results. My bow is very easy to draw and a pleasure to shoot now and it still seems to have very adequate power when the arrow gets there. It still appears practical to shoot deer with a bow without the benefit of parallel limb technology. I'm really hating bifocals for bowhunting but that's another chapter.
He was standing in a scrape rubbing his eyes on the licking branch and totally oblivious to my presence. It was a 30 yard shot and the 90 grain muzzy 4 blade went right through the scapula and stuck out the opposite side of the rib cage taking out both lungs. Fortunately, I could see the arrow buried to the fletching sticking out of his shoulder when he turned to run. I knew he would be down in short order. Unfortunately, he broke my arrow. Not that I'm excessively cheap or anything, but I've been know to reuse undamaged arrows and broadheads.
One of the best parts of the story was that the deer ran about 50 yards and dropped right in the middle of a mowed path. This was a long ways off the road but we drove the tractor right up to it and slid it in the bucket. Total drag distance = zero inches! I will admit that I had to roll it over a couple times during the gutting process.