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Old 11-04-2006, 09:36 AM
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I shot a buck yesterday morning at 7:10am. The day before I'd had a bunch of deer activity nearby, but they never presented me with a shot. So what did I do? Improvised...I got out the climber and set up where all the deer were moving through.

I turned off my alarm in the morning and didn't get settled into the tree until 6:30 when my goal was to be up and ready by about 5:45. Well, it didn't take long, but at 7:10 a buck walks right up the four-wheeler trail at about 15 steps...

I drew my bow when his head was behind a tree but he heard me or something, because it took him forever to make the next step and I almost had to let my bow down. Finally he took the death step. I hit him a little high and back...honestly, it wasn't a good shot. But crap happens.

Anyways, the arrow blew right through him. I got down, came back to the house and waited an hour before we went after him. (We as in dad and me.) We tracked him for an hour and a half with pindrops of blood at times but some good splats at others. It was discouraging. I was like, "holy crap, I shot my first good buck, with my bow, and we're not gonna find him."

Well, with some help from Dad (a master tracker) and Jack (my basset hound) we found the dude in some of the God-awfulest mess in the county.

I forgot to score him but I'm supposed to wait 60 days anyways...he's at the taxidermist. He was a pretty young deer, but I'll take him. It feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and the sense of accomplishment is great.

Here are the pics...

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Old 11-04-2006, 09:39 AM
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Nice buck, congratulations!!!!!!
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Old 11-04-2006, 09:40 AM
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Good job Froman on that first buck. I know your proud and we are of you also.
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Old 11-04-2006, 12:34 PM
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Congratulations on your buck as well as finding him.
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Old 11-04-2006, 12:38 PM
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Great lookin buck...Congrats
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Old 11-04-2006, 12:39 PM
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Hey Froman, Great looking buck. Thats a great first deer. Mine was about 135 pound doe. Stll was a great feeling getting that first one under the belt. That little bit of confidence goes along way!!!!

Those broadheads look like muzzy's?, looks like they did a great job!


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Old 11-04-2006, 12:51 PM
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Awesome buck, way to go. I think those are Eastman broadheads, they look similar.
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Old 11-04-2006, 01:27 PM
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Congrats...the next won't take 8 years for sure! Now your rollin'.
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Old 11-04-2006, 01:33 PM
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Job well done on a nice buck. Congrats
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Old 11-04-2006, 03:43 PM
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congrats!!! i love the high rack! i shot a 6pt with a high rack like that..i like high racks for some reason lol. better change the name!! i cant say ive seen any pics of you WITHOUT the fro lol! good job! hopefully you dont gotta wait ANOTHER 8 years!! way to hang in there though!!
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