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8 Point Buck: Rochester Michigan

Just got word that my Dad shot an 8 point buck in Rochester Michigan on opening day. Currently they are out in the woods looking for the deer. I’m very skeptical that he actually killed the deer. The problem that comes up with my Dad’s bow is it’s an old recurve bow and he’s using very old broadhead tips. The bow is very weak on the poundage he’s shooting, it’s so bad that I can pull it back with my pinky finger, so that kind of tells you something right there.


I remember back in the day when my brother shot a deer with his compound bow, he’s was shooting around 70 pounds and the arrow went straight through the deer.

We had a real hard time tracking the deer, we ended up never finding the deer until a month later.

By that time the deer carcass was all rotted out and someone sawed off the antlers from the scull. We found where my brother shot the buck, he shot it right near the heart in the lungs, a good quality shot.

Yet the buck managed to get pretty far before dieing.

This goes to show, if a compound bow with 70 pounds is having a hard time bringing down a big buck, I’d be surprised if a 40-50 pound recurve will ever kill a deer.

By the way, my brother now uses expandable broadhead tips, the difference is huge!

I’ve been telling my Dad this for years that he needs to step up to a compound bow with expandable braodhead tips, I guess he’s just set in his ways. But hey, you never know, maybe he’ll kill a deer with his bow. After all these years though, he’s never bagged one buck or doe with his recurve bow.