So long story short, I took my first animal with my recurve today. On top of that, I shot it out of the air. It was a young (yearling) female turky but it was the only one of the flock I had a shot at. In fact the rest had moved behind a large nole and this one (spooked like the rest) took off into the air to catch up (I was stalking them) I had to get down on my knees to get an open hole through the thick brush and get a shot, but I did in an instant and sent my arrow through his vitals while he was flying.
To anyone who doesn't archery hunt or isn't into archery I suppose it probably doesn't sound like a big deal. But lets just say I'll never forget today. My first kill with my recurve, my first turkey and I shot it out of the air.
That's my brother who was with me, (also took a couple shots before they spooked and started to run). I think he was equally excited.
The turkey landed in a swamp patch and was soaked through pretty well by the time I got up to him, so she's all wet. Not the best for photo taking, but hey it was for the experience and for the meat, not for a trophy.
(I would have liked to post this image strait to the forum post but apparently you can't post images with a jpeg extension anymore? Awesome.)
Edited by Gr4vitas, 18 September 2013 - 07:50 PM.