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Halloween buck w/pictures and story (as promised

Old 11-02-2010, 12:59 PM
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Default Halloween buck w/pictures and story (as promised

Here is the story with better pictures folks. Showed up at the property I hunt around 2:30pm, as soon as I get out of the truck I hear way off to the west a chain saw running "darn, I forgot the landowner told me she was cutting deadfall Sunday".

I sit on the tailgate of the truck and decide heck with it I am here may as well hunt, I will go to the creek/swamp stand (farthest stand from were they are cutting). I get in stand around 2:50, I text a friend and tell him what is up and I may just head home and do some honey-do chores to keep the wife happy. He responds "your there, may as well stay, maybe they will finish up soon". My text back to him was " yeah, may as well stay".

Now I am settled in for the next three hours not expecting much of this evenings hunt. As I pondered life and how thankful I was to have property to hunt I suddenly realized the chain saws had stopped and it had been awhile. Quick look at the watch and it is 3:50, "Hmm, maybe I will get lucky and a young doe will wonder by".

I sat until 5:15 not seeing anything until I happen to look up the small hill and a little off to my left, There is a big bodied deer moving down through the thicket heading for the swamp. I quickly stand, turn and ready my bow, the deer entered and exited my one opening for a shot fast, he was moving with his nose down to the ground and was clearly on a mission.

As he exited the thicket and entered the swamp I heard him splashing through the water, I grunted hard once and instantly the splashing from his quicken pace stopped. I grunted again and the splashing starts again but I can tell it is coming back out of the swamp. Luckily I am one of those guys who ranges everything as soon as I get secure in stand, "28 yards I tell myself if he comes back out the way he went in.

Bingo, he pops out on the exact same trail and stops but I got a problem, NO CLEAR SHOT !!! I bend down, steady myself find a small hole to shoot through and let the arrow go for my only shot which was a mid to high lung shot. WHACK, the arrow hits him and he falls to the ground. He got hit high shoulder from a slight deflection off one tiny leaf. He expired rather quickly and I soon was down off my stand standing over him thanking the good Lord for the chance to hunt such a marvelous animal.

35 years I have bow hunted and for 33 years ( 2 years could not hunt due to military deployment) I always wanted a halloween buck. Finally this long term goal has been accomplished. Enjoy the pictures, will score him as soon as possible.

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Old 11-02-2010, 01:40 PM
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Congrats on your Halloween buck and way to stick it out!
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Old 11-02-2010, 01:45 PM
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Congrats, 0n an awesome buck!
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:21 PM
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Congrats! That's a nice deer!
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:13 PM
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Congratulations, I also scored on Sunday night in Ohio. My brother-in-law scored as well. They are really starting to cruise.
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:24 PM
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Great Deer! I got my first ever Buck last year....Halloween morning! Looked for it to be lucky this year but looks like I will have to have another day to add to my "Lucky BBD" days Again, Congrats!
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:51 AM
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Nice Buck!!! Congrats.
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:17 AM
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Great buck congrats!
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Old 11-03-2010, 04:24 PM
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congrats on a great buck
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:26 PM
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Good buck and nice story you got there.
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