Anyone have any season/lifetime goals for bowhunting?

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  1. strapassassin93

    strapassassin93 Newb

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    I personally have 2 goals I'd like to achieve along my bowhunting career. The first goal is to tag a whitetail while hunting from the ground with no blind, just natural surroundings to give me cover. The second is to tag a bigger whitetail than my dad's 172 5/8 he shot back in 1994! I know shooting a buck of that caliber is quite a high goal to achieve but hey every man can dream right? Haha


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  2. strapassassin93

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    Here's a pic of my dad's biggin' which was actually on the cover of a few magazines back then which is pretty neat I'd say seeing as we're from a small southern Illinois town!
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  3. Swamp Stalker

    Swamp Stalker Legendary Woodsman

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    We have the same goals in common pretty much!! Still hunting is one of my goals this year, as well as trying to match my fathers public land buck from 85'. (125" is good for CT)
    I've returned to hunt the same woods that I started hunting in over 25 years ago, same place he got the buck from.

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  4. selfbros

    selfbros Die Hard Bowhunter

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    What town are you from? I'm originally from Greenville but hunt near Jamestown. Currently I live in Glen Carbon/Edwardsville.

    My goal this year is kill a buck, with my bow, at least the same caliber as the buck I ahoy last year with my shotgun. ImageUploadedByBowhunting.com Forums1475575869.225512.jpg . Shouldn't be that hard to do but challenging finding the time to be in the woods.

    As far as my 2nd goal goes. I'd say to take a fall turkey for once. They always seem to walk too far out for me to shoot at.
     
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    selfbros Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Your real goal should be to take a deer using your dads old bow. That would be awesomeness. Now I have an idea
     
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    Swamp Stalker Legendary Woodsman

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    I actually did that, five years ago. From a tree that he shot another nine point buck from.
    I was using his old PSE vector (the one in the picture)from the early 80s in 2011, to shoot an opening day doe. I'll have to look for the pic somewhere!
    I would still be using the bow, but it makes a cracking noise whenever I pull it back, so I don't think its safe anymore.
    I do have his back up bow from the 80s, a bear "black bear". He gave it to me when I was 15. (Back in the early 90s.)It was the first bow I ever took a deer with. I still have it and still shoot it occasionally, two fingers under, one over! I should really practice with it and hunt with that this year.


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  7. strapassassin93

    strapassassin93 Newb

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    I'm from Golconda. It's in pope county. You've probably heard of it


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  8. virginiashadow

    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Season goal is to arrow a mature buck. Lifetime goal is to consistently get better at bow hunting and to keep having fun.
     
  9. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    Season goal is to kill a mature deer, I want to hunt up to at least 5 times this year.
     
  10. BradC36

    BradC36 Weekend Warrior

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    Season goal is to get my girlfriend to arrow her first deer. Lifetime goal is to pass on my passion to the next generation and teach them how to be ethical outdoorsmen and women.
     
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    Wiscohunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    5 times only?
     
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    Wiscohunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I guess my goals would be to someday shoot a buck big enough to mount, shoot a turkey with my bow, and most of all recover every deer I shoot.
     
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    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    Nothing specific, just soak in every chance I get...harvest what I want and never let anyone else influence that. WOULD love to help or see (film maybe) my father shoot his best yet.
     
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    Took me an hour and a half last season to fill my tag on a 10 point buck, kinda anti climatic.
     
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    my season goal is pretty simple, because I can't control if a monster walks by me this fall, my goal is that whatever deer I shoot this year, its the best shot I've put on a deer to date.
    I don't want a liver shot, I don't want 1 lung etc

    my goal is the absolute best shot I can put on the deer.

    My career goal is obviously a monster deer, and to someday watch my son do it too.
     
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    New hunter this season


    My goals:

    See deer within shooting distance.

    Have my 10 year old son shoot a deer.

    Have my son become addicted to this sport.


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    Get better at self filming. I've achieved one goal this year and that was to shoot a bull elk. I also killed a 9 ptr last Friday, but didn't get it on video. I have a Kansas tag left and another Missouri tag left so the rest of the season I'm trying to video.
     
  18. PinkPony

    PinkPony Die Hard Bowhunter

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    My goal every season - get a shot at a deer and be successful.

    I got a shot last year - but hit a twig and missed. So maybe, just maybe, this will be my year.
     
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    selfbros Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Nope, can't say I have. What city are you near?
     
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    Lifetime goal is to not get mauled by a bear.
     

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