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Old 10-10-2012, 04:11 PM
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Default Early season kill

I killed a small 8pt yesterday evening, and I think it's the earliest in the season that I've ever shot a buck. The rut is still 2 or 3 weeks away, so I'm actually a bit let down. I love the rut, but this buck offered the most perfect shot at 25yrds, and I'm on State land where you don't get too many opportunities, so I let it fly! He ran maybe 80yrds and I heard him crash.

Had to leave my bow/stand in the woods over night because I couldn't drag/carry everything out at once, so the only pics I could get were at the butcher shop. He was a plump 130lbs dressed. I still have 2 antlerless tags!
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:38 PM
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congrats on the buck I can't wait till oct. 15 when bama's season opens
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:14 PM
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Nice buck, dont you love that feeling when you can hear them running through the leaves, then you hear the crash, then you hear pure silence, except for you fist pumping of course lol.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:14 AM
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Very nice!!
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:07 AM
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I think you just felt like killing something, if you truely wanted to wait for the rut you would have waited. Nice buck and great shot.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:34 AM
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Thats a nice buck!!!
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:45 AM
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Good job,we are Deer hunters and we shoot Deer when it all comes together,he will be good eating and is a good animal nothing to be ashamed of or regret. I would shoot that Buck in a minute this year because my goal is a full freezer and great memories and success brings both. Congratulations!
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:12 PM
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Thanks guys. It's true, I did want to kill something and this buck came into a shooting lane that I had just trimmed back on Sunday! I'm happy the way everything happened, as far as the route he took to get in shooting range, the actual shot, the short blood trail to where I heard him crash. Everything went perfectly, I just wish it had been a bigger buck that did what he did.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:12 PM
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Hey. I recognize that scale. Had a couple on it before. Well done. Nice buck.
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