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Old 11-09-2009, 01:00 PM
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Shot Oct 28th, Have been busy and didn't get around to posting to the main forum till now.

My buddy and I went out right after work, got in the stand about 4:30. around 5:15 I saw some deer moving in a patch of cedars that were 175 yards away. I did some gruntin and rattlin, but nothing would come out of there. The rain started fallin around 5:30 or so. I waited a while and tried again about 6:15. this time i used the snort wheeze with the grunts and rattlin. didn't notice anything right away, but about 5 minutes later 3 deer appeared at the edge of the cedars. It was 3 bucks, a nice 4x4, a smaller buck, and this guy. They were headed my way. They circled around south of me and came right up the treeline i was sitting in. Walked right under the stand. This buck thought he needed to stop direclty under me and nibble on some grass for a minute. My heart was pounding as soon as i saw him, but when he was right below my feet just standing there that really got the nerves goin! Then he started on down the trail again, and when he got to my opening, I stuck an arrow in him.

He made it back to the cedars, and after an hour we went out to look for him. My arrow didn't pass through because it his leg on the opposite side. So we didn't have a blood trail to follow, and if there was any blood the rain washed most of it away. We couldn't find him, and decided to back out and come back in the morning and find him. After about an hour the next morning we found him just 50 yards north of where we had been the night before!

It's been almost 2 weeks, but I'm still as pumped as the day we found him. I'll be wearin a permanent smile the rest of this season!
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:17 PM
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thats an awesome buck. congrats
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:28 PM
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That's a friggen horse! Nice wide rack on him too. Congrats.

Oh, I almost forgot, how did that shot hit his leg? It almost looks like a spine shot?

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Old 11-09-2009, 01:29 PM
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thats a great buck man!!
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:32 PM
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awesome buck and great story... congrats.
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:38 PM
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great buck. congrats and nice job
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:35 PM
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Thats a hoss of a buck, wtg!!!
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:41 PM
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WoW! Nice Buck!

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Old 11-10-2009, 05:38 AM
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Thanks guys! the way he's laying in the picture does look more like a spine shot, but it hit behind the shoulder and he was quartering away. Thats what it looked like when we cleaned him anyway, that the arrow hit that leg.
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:29 AM
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Congrats on a great buck!
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