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Old 12-20-2020, 08:51 PM
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Default My 2020 Archery big game Season.

As far as hunting, I've had a fun and successful year. I've hunted both fall black bear and whitetail. All animals were taken with Scorpyd Aculeus 460 with Killer Instinct Lumix Speedring optic. Shooting a 125gr NAP spitfire on a 400gr bolt.

Fall Black Bear
After hunting a week in August , not a single bear from what was a previously successful spot.
However a spot we previously hunted yielded great promise.
First a small 100lb sow, taken on the last day of our hunt.
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A couple weeks later, a small 110lb boar. Freezer has some tender fatty roasts in it by now.
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Our target bear of six years also showed up for the first time in daylight (20 minutes before we showed up....), we've named him "Walter". He's eluded us every year.

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Old 12-20-2020, 08:56 PM
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Whitetail
Season starts off great. During mid-October two of my family members are sitting in another spot with 6 tags between the three of us. An hour in I take a yearling doe 25 yards behind me. Feeling restless on the stand I climb down to check and follow the doe 40 yards to her resting place. I hear walking behind me and slowly stand up, I'm met with a button buck facing me head on at 15 yards. I aim and shoot just below the base of his neck to his right, the bolt zips through him and goes 3" in the ground behind him. He doesn't even make it 20 yards. Later on I hear my dad land a mature 145lb doe.
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We didn't see as much as a single deer was seen since that day. So we decide to hunt for bucks in a different WMU in a large private bush we know to hold large bucks, but is hard to hunt. Before 5PM a nice 130" ten point pops up out of nowhere. I have no shots and he heads uphill through the bush towards the field. I climb from my stand and intercept him if he heads right into the laneway. He does and I take him at 60 yards when he passes infront of the entrance with only a few seconds to aim. Perfect double lung placement and he runs 150 yards before he collapses in the middle of the field. Upon recovery we discover he had taken a beating from another buck, eluding to a bigger buck in the area.

Here is a detailed map below. Red is me and blue is the buck
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A couple weeks roll by and we head out with a family friend to go after the suspected big buck in the area. By 4:15PM I see no does, I suspect they're somewhere else and I move to check out the field. In the detailed map below, I am Red. In the field, I see the largest buck I've ever seen with my two eyes (blue). Accompanied by 5 or so does (pink). A 6-point (green) pops up and begins to spar with the large buck for a bit. Meanwhile two more does and a 4-point (orange) pop up within 5-20 yards of me forcing me to stay still. One of the does moves into the bush to my left until she gets behind me and winds me. On edge, she runs out to the edge of the bush, this catches the large buck's attention and he moves in from 200 - 60 yards of me. With not a second to waste I pop out and take aim with at least 6 pairs of eyes on me. I let the bolt fly and follow a red painted trail to a 160" 245lb 12-point. Our family friend tags the buck and helps us drag him out. We were more than happy to reward him with most of the meat.
Detailed map is below, all in bold is the colour guide.
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Old 12-21-2020, 07:41 AM
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looks like you had a very busy season and successful one too boot, so congrats to you
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Old 12-22-2020, 03:26 PM
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Wow if that's a 55 gallon drum you should change Walter's name to Fat Albert! Some nice animals..Congrats to you
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Old 12-23-2020, 03:22 AM
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Originally Posted by bronko22000 View Post
Wow if that's a 55 gallon drum you should change Walter's name to Fat Albert! Some nice animals..Congrats to you
Thanks! haha next time we meet we're putting him on a weight watcher plan when we start trimming that fat off him
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