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CaptJJ
03-30-2014, 05:12 PM
Took a long ride to hunt Merriam's back in Western Nebraska after getting my trip cut short by a freak April blizzard last year. The DSD jake brought him close and I made a good shot at 6 yds, he ran jumped through a fence and went down in less than 40 yds; the 150 grain Snuffer worked great and the short Martin Mamba handles nice in the blind.

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/lgsalmon/Nebraska%202014/100_2472_zps059bd338.jpg

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/lgsalmon/Nebraska%202014/100_2468_zps191bcf6d.jpg

Had more birds come in and could have had a double but at $91 I held off on a second tag, so I took some pics instead.

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/lgsalmon/Nebraska%202014/100_2457_zpsd54d4dd1.jpg

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/lgsalmon/Nebraska%202014/100_2465_zps963bea7f.jpg

Headed to Kansas next for some Rios, season opens Tuesdsay, April 1.

elkslayer4x5
03-31-2014, 11:07 AM
Congrats, Capt! Nice seeing a recurve take a bird. What's the dw of your Mamba? It's a little hard to tell, but are you shooting Blazer fletched carbons? Good luck in Kansas!

TEN RING
03-31-2014, 11:22 AM
congrats nice job

CaptJJ
03-31-2014, 11:06 PM
Congrats, Capt! Nice seeing a recurve take a bird. What's the dw of your Mamba? It's a little hard to tell, but are you shooting Blazer fletched carbons? Good luck in Kansas!

Mamba is 45lbs at my 28" DL. I'm shooting Maxima Hunter 250s cut to 30" with a 50 grain brass insert and 150 grain heads, 4" shield cut feathers and shooting off the shelf. Feathers were covered with blood in the pic.

Thanks.

Lung Buster
04-01-2014, 07:54 AM
Absolutely awesome!!! Congrats!

Rockyhud
04-01-2014, 10:52 PM
Very nice accomplishment. Those birds look like they really put on a show for you before you put the hammer down.

CaptJJ
04-01-2014, 11:11 PM
Thanks all.

Rockyhud, it was a really good show, but it came after I shot. 4 toms and a jake came through right after, the jake found my dead bird and was pecking at it behind the 2 strutters.

CLT Bluesman
04-01-2014, 11:32 PM
Wow, that is really cool. The birds definitely look different than our eastern birds.

CaptJJ
04-14-2014, 11:14 PM
Definitely different then the easterns; I think Merriam's are the best looking sub-species.
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/lgsalmon/Nebraska%202014/100_2469_zps0a65c5d0.jpg

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/lgsalmon/Nebraska%202014/100_2471_zps3b65923e.jpg

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w203/lgsalmon/Nebraska%202014/100_2490_zpsf2243cc7.jpg

typically8
04-15-2014, 12:35 AM
Great shooting. Congrats.