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My first bow buck in several years!!!

Old 11-07-2011, 07:25 PM
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I normally don't take a buck in Archery season in the hopes of seeing "Mr. Big" during firearms season..

Well I had to work at 1pm Friday... So w/ the rut ramping up... I thought I'd go out to some private property in Franklin County...

I was out Thursday & saw 9 deer from this spot... But the bigger bodied deer id seen were 120 yds through the woods... So today i moved my summit viper to the top of the ridge where id seen them go through... Got in the stand at 1st light & climbed up... And a buddy came in a little later after he got off working 3rd shift...

He kicked a spike & doe past me... As he was sitting near where I was on tues...

About 9:00 he texts me that he saw a doe... And about 9:15 I have a doe walk through... I thought it was the same single doe that he'd seen... But turns out it had been walking the other direction... Kinda funny how people sitting only 120yds apart can see totally different deer... Well I took a shot at 35 yds and caught a branch deflecting the arrow just in front of her... And she ran off... Then I notice a 2nd doe behind her... Walking the same trail... Decide that I'm going to take her as soon as she steps into the shooting lane... She walks behind a tree... And I start to draw... But she stops behind the tree & looks back..we all know what that means... So I let down.. And just so happen to look to my right... And here comes a pretty decent buck... I decide that if he gives me he opportunity... I might try take him... He continues on the trail and is broadside at 20 yds... Walks behind a tree... I get draw & he pops out on the other side... And puts his head down... I get the pin settled... And as I'm trying to decide if I want to shoot him... The release goes off by some subconscious reaction... And the GoldTip hits him in the spine & he falls... I thought he was done... But he keeps kicking w/ his belly is up in the really thick stuff... So I tried to thread another arrow through... And it gets deflected & just barely passes through above his spine... Then he spun around some more... And I was able to thread an arrow through into his shoulder into the lungs... The Grim reapers did there job & he expired... After gutting I found the 1st broadhead lodged into his brisket... And was a fatal shot... But w/ the lack of blood from the high hit... I just wanted to make sure he didn't get up & run off!!!




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Old 11-07-2011, 07:56 PM
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Nice buck congratulations
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:06 PM
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trying to decide to take him what???? That's a great looking buck! Congrats!
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:23 PM
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why so many holes?nice buck
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:30 PM
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Nice buck! Congrats!
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:06 AM
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Sweet Indiana Buck,like the other guy said."Try and decide to take him"? My mind would have been made up in a split second,he is a great Buck. Glad you nailed him.
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:42 AM
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way to go, congrats on a great deer !!!!
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:16 AM
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Originally Posted by blackhawk_archery View Post
why so many holes?nice buck

The 1st shot spined him... hole closest to antler
2nd was deflected due to thick brush & him being rolled on his back.. arrow still in deer
& third was in the shoulder... hole further from antler

And the GoldTip hits him in the spine & he falls... I thought he was done... But he keeps kicking w/ his belly is up in the really thick stuff... So I tried to thread another arrow through... And it gets deflected & just barely passes through above his spine... Then he spun around some more... And I was able to thread an arrow through into his shoulder into the lungs... The Grim reapers did there job & he expired... After gutting I found the 1st broadhead lodged into his brisket... And was a fatal shot... But w/ the lack of blood from the high hit... I just wanted to make sure he didn't get up & run off!!!

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Old 11-08-2011, 06:11 AM
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wouldn't of taken me long to decide to harvest that buck. Especially with the ol' bow! Nice buck and congrats man!
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:58 AM
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I measured him out today... 144 7/8 gross... 144 net

This is my 1st P&Y buck!!! And my 2nd largest ever!!!
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