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Old 11-27-2007, 09:23 PM
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I shot this 8 point Monday morning, 14 inch inside spread and about 12 inches tall. I've shot some spikes and a couple of 4 pointers in the past but nothing of any real size (not that this ones a monster but I'm pretty proud of him). I had already shot a doe and he came in about 1/2 hour later. I grunted and he stopped behind a tree with only his butt sticking out. I waited and shot him a few seconds later after he moved on a bit. I thought I missed. I got down, went to around where I thought I might have shot him and looked around. Couldn't find any sign so I got my doe and headed to the house. My hunting partner hunted that evening about 120 yds. from where I was that morning. He got into his stand and was looking around and saw this deer laying there. IT WAS MY DEER! I was excited that he was found and that I got to check him in but I was upset that I would have let him rot if it wasn't for the good luck of my hunting partner. I did learn a good lesson though and will be much more careful to mark where the animal is when i shoot it so that I can track it more successfully. It would have been more rewarding if I hadn't have been so irresponsible. Lesson learned, glad the luck was with us.

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Old 11-27-2007, 09:32 PM
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I shot this 8 point Monday morning, 14 inch inside spread and about 12 inches tall. I've shot some spikes and a couple of 4 pointers in the past but nothing of any real size (not that this ones a monster but I'm pretty proud of him). I had already shot a doe and he came in about 1/2 hour later. I grunted and he stopped behind a tree with only his butt sticking out. I waited and shot him a few seconds later after he moved on a bit. I thought I missed. I got down, went to around where I thought I might have shot him and looked around. Couldn't find any sign so I got my doe and headed to the house. My hunting partner hunted that evening about 120 yds. from where I was that morning. He got into his stand and was looking around and saw this deer laying there. IT WAS MY DEER! I was excited that he was found and that I got to check him in but I was upset that I would have let him rot if it wasn't for the good luck of my hunting partner. I did learn a good lesson though and will be much more careful to mark where the animal is when i shoot it so that I can track it more successfully. It would have been more rewarding if I hadn't have been so irresponsible. Lesson learned, glad the luck was with us.


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On your buck And on what you learned.
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:37 PM
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great buck congrats
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:38 PM
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Did you go back to where you shot him and look for sign again?

I always reverse track my deer when I find them just for practice.

Congratulations though!
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Old 11-27-2007, 10:17 PM
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I haven't been back. My hunting partner found him in the evening. I had shot him in the morning along with a doe and opted not to hunt that evening. I would have though. I like to do that too. Thanks, Greg
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Old 11-27-2007, 10:51 PM
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thats a good buck. nice high rack
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:37 AM
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Awesome buck, way to go!
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:45 AM
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Congrats! Nice deer.
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:11 AM
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Good job!
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:18 PM
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