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Thrifty Hunter Thursday: Practice, practice, practice. . .

This is not my target, but similar. (image from here)

 

My husband keeps telling me that I need to practice if I am ever going to get a deer with my bow.  I have been resisting because of the incessant Texas heat, or because I’m not dressed, or because it’s the wrong time of day, or because I’m not in the mood, etc., etc., ad nauseum.  But now that our hunting trip to Indiana is only a couple of weeks away, I think I better heed his advice.  (Is it because I don’t like being told what to do?  Nah, that couldn’t be it. . .Me?  Stubborn?)


So, yesterday I got out with my bow and actually practiced while he was at work.  I wish I had gotten a photo.  I shot at his new Glendel buck target and I am proud to say that not only did I hit the target with all six arrows that I shot, I got 3, yes, THREE, in the heart, 2 in the lung, and 1 just below the lung.  I didn’t miss the target!  I had a CLUSTER of arrows in the heart!  Woo hoo! 


Jimmy wasn’t around so I “woo hoo-ed” to Lucy, my cat.  She was proud of me.  I could tell because of the tone of her meow.  It got me so pumped that I was going to practice again today, but we got rain.  Yes, we actually got RAIN!  I certainly won’t complain about that.  Now, when I practice again, if I miss–and that is a big IF–and if it hits the dirt, there won’t be a huge cloud of dust.  The ground is wet.  Perfect.  Perfect rain makes a perfect day after almost perfect practicing.  Yes, perfect!  Indiana, here I come!
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Thrifty Hunter Thursday: Zebra Arrows!

Nothing speaks to a reluctant female archer like a pink camouflage compound bow.  I began shooting a bow a couple of years ago but wasn’t really serious about it until my husband bought me my Mathews Mission Craze bow.  (See earlier post for a photo of me with my new bow.)  But what really sealed the deal were pink zebra print arrows!  If you’re gonna shoot to kill, do it with style!  Check this out. . .

(image from here)

. . .and if it looks familiar, then you have been watching “Spirit of the Wild,” musician Ted Nugent’s hunting show!  He had these pink arrows specially made for his wife.  And now anyone can have them!  Beautiful but deadly with a broadhead tip. . .more on that later. . .archery season will be here before we know it!

   Ap ril  xoxo




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Thrifty Hunter Thursday: Practice Time!

I was thrilled last summer when my husband bought me a new Mathews Mission Craze pink camouflage bow.  I had been practicing with an ancient PSE.  The Craze was a whole new experience.  This fall will be my second archery season with my beautiful bow, and I intend to be much stronger and more accurate than I was last  year.  If a deer had walked right out in front of me last fall, I’m not sure I would have been able to hit it with an arrow.

However, I have more practice under my belt, and once this Texas weather cools off to the lower 90’s again, I will be outside practicing as much as I can.  

We are very fortunate to have some acreage outside city limits where we can set up targets and shoot freely without fear of an arrow going where it shouldn’t.  My husband Jimmy and I enjoy going out to the backyard in the cool of the late afternoon and shooting a few arrows.  It’s a friendly competition to see who can be more accurate.  So far, he has beat me, but he has been using a bow a lot longer than I have.  

He actually shot his first buck with a bow last year.  He was so proud.  With the doe I shot on opening day, we are still enjoying venison and it is almost summer’s end!  Jimmy also bought a European skull mount kit and cleaned the deer skull himself.  That is another story.  For now, I will share some photos of me in our backyard with my Mission Craze bow.

Me and the Craze!  (complete with goofy grin!)
Working on proper form. . .

                                                                                    Watch out, deer!
April  xoxo