Success rate

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  1. kjstaudt86

    kjstaudt86 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I am on my 5th year of bow hunting. To date, I've taken 6 deer in 5 seasons. I know many of you have probably lost track of how many you killed or shot at over the years. I will continue to keep track of kills/misses, non recovers etc. I feel like the ones we miss or not recover are the ones we will remember more.

    I am 6 for 9 = 66% success rate on deer.

    Overall, all animals taken with a bow:
    12-20= 60%

    Anyone care to share their success rate just for fun?
     
  2. GMCmedic

    GMCmedic Weekend Warrior

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    I started bow hunting in 2015, I didnt kill my first feer with a bow till 2017.

    So Ive had a 2017 buck, 2018 hog, and a 2019 Buck. Hopefully Ill add a doe or too to that this year.

    I had a shoulder shot doe in 2016 that survived.

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    Vabowman Die Hard Bowhunter

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    64 bow kills. (deer) 30 years of bowhunting..passed on a lot of deer over the years as well... missed several, lost some as well.. not sure the number of misses but I kill em more than I miss em. I can deal with clean misses a lot better than wounding them and losing them.. but it happens. not sure what the success rate is.. I know that I have gut shot 2 or 3 never found them. I know i hit one in the shoulder not recovered and one I hit in the ham not recovered...this was years and years ago.. had I known then what I know now, the gut shots would have been recovered. learned to back out and let em lay
     
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    cantexian Grizzled Veteran

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    I started bow hunting in 2004, I didn't get serious about it until 2008 and killed my first with a bow in 2009. Other than 2018, I have killed at least one a year with a bow since 2009. My best year was 2015, killed three does and one buck that year. To date in 2019, I have shot 14 deer with a bow and recovered 11 of them, with a doe I shot on the opener of this season being one of my failed recoveries. I think that is a 79% success rate. Most have been does, just two bucks so far with a bow.
     
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    Ryguy3684 Weekend Warrior

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    I've recovered 20 deer with my bow in 20 years. I didn't shoot my first deer with a bow until my third season. I've failed to recover 3 deer. One hit in the shoulder and got no penetration. He lived. I gut shot a doe, and jumped her while tracking. She ran into the next county. The last deer was a double lung shot, and she ran into a 20 foot deep pond that was lightly frozen over. She broke through the ice and didn't come back up.

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  6. airenlow

    airenlow Die Hard Bowhunter

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    5/8 with 2 misses and a non-lethal wound.
     
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    bucksnbears Die Hard Bowhunter

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    My success rate was very poor when young.had no money so scrounged what I could. Everything was missmatched.
    Sorry to say but I wasn't real ethical in my early years:(
    Was an arrow- flinger.
    Last 25 years I've become anal on perfect shot placement.
    Have shot 189 deer with a bow but have missed many and made poor shots on ( too many).
     
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    Vabowman Die Hard Bowhunter

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    That's a lot deer bro. Mad props. I was the same way when I was younger..I just didn't know any better. but wisdom comes with failures and errors..
     
  9. kjstaudt86

    kjstaudt86 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    holy crap. 189 deer??? That is insane lol.
     
  10. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    Ever see him in the same room at the same time as Boner? Plus he has not added in his bear kills.:evilgrin:
     
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    189 deer killed with a bow??? If you killed 3 deer each year, it would take 63 years of bow hunting to accomplish such a number...
    I was never a genius at math but even I can figure that one out... :eek2:
    Just how old are you sir?!
     
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    bucksnbears Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I'm 54.
    As for bear, more than your age SotaPop.
     
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    Cablebob Die Hard Bowhunter

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    14 years hunting of any kind. I started with bowhunting. Around 10-12 deer shot and I recovered. I'm sure ive passed on over 100 deer I could have shot. I have 4 wounded deer never recovered and a few clean misses. My best is a 167" brute. I doubt I've let more than 25 shots go from the stand. I'm kinda picky as far as shot placement. Wounding deer will do that to you.
     
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    Vabowman Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Id like to see that brute..post a pic. 167" is a damn good deer.
     
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    trial153 Grizzled Veteran

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    I think that I recall killing one or two.
     

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