Sep 17, 2012

Early Bow 2012

 New Jersey's Early bow season started off strong this year.  The first Sunday of the season my Dad received a phone call requesting green scoring of two bucks that were shot by twin brothers.  The brother that contacted him, Matt, said that he had killed a fourteen pointer and his Twin brother Nick killed an Eleven the same evening.   Needless to say we were excited to get a close up look at these two bucks.

After killing his EAB doe on Saturday morning and getting rained out that evening Matt found himself in his most productive stand location Sunday afternoon hunting over a food plot that he closely manages throughout the summer.  His target buck arrived on the scene and Matt executed a text book shot with his Mathews bow equipped with  Rage Titanium broad heads.  After the impact, Matt watched his buck go down right in the bean field going only 40 yards.

  Matt had his deer on the ground by 6:00 on the second day.

Matt's buck green scored 163 gross and 147 5/8 net non-typical

The same evening over 30 miles away Matt's twin brother Nick arrowed this slammer 11 pointer with his compound bow.   Nick had this deer repeatedly on his trail camera as this deer too was his target buck.  Nick saw his buck coming his way through the dense thicket where he has his stand located.   He told me his stand is in a maple that affords him a lot of cover but the downside is he doesn't have  wide field of view.  Before he even knew it his buck was right on top of his position and had a split second to shoot this deer as its vital area passed into a small window in the thick brush.  Nick executed his shot perfectly and he watched his buck run and slam head on right into a cherry tree and then he heard him breath his last breath.

Nicks buck weighed in at an amazing 213 pounds dressed on a certified scale.

Nicks buck green scored 155 5/8 gross and 149 4/8 net non typical

Nick got it done with a Mathew's Z7 extreme compound bow using 
carbon arrows tipped with Grim Reaper broad heads.

Here is a Picture of Nicks buck on trail camera he told me to take note that the date was off by a month.

Here is another picture of Nicks buck 2 days before the kill.

On the very same Sunday Anthony filled his buck tag killing this velvet 11 pointer that he had been watching on his trail camera for a month prior.  After killing his EAB doe on Saturday morning and then getting washed out during the evening hunt, he continued his pursuit Sunday evening.  Anthony told me on the way into his stand that afternoon he spooked a doe and a small buck before reaching the spot.  He saw a couple of deer through out the course of the evening and then he spotted a six pointer that he recognized as the big buck traveling companion.  Little did he know, the buck was only 40 yards from him and proceeded to emerge from the laurels. The deer got within 25 yards and sensed that something was up.  Just as he turned  around to leave Anthony let loose.

Anthony got his work done with a Hoyt Alpha Burner Compound shooting Beaman MFX arrows tipped with 100 grain Spitfire Maxx broad heads.

This buck was shot at 27 yards quartering away and only traveled 30 yards before hitting the ground.

Anthony's buck on trail camera.