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Old 11-09-2015, 08:56 PM
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Didn't shoot one today but it was interesting just the same. They had knocked down the corn last Monday, and were already injecting manure. As I humped it out to the wood lot I saw a spike chasing a nice sized doe that I wouldn't mind shooting. When I was setting my climber they came rushing by about ten feet away. Then they turned and ran back past me even closer no clue I was standing there. A little while later I saw them again a ways off. Go buddy go!

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Old 11-09-2015, 09:33 PM
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I had asimilar encounter. Small forkhorn chased this doe around for 2 hours. They'd pass me close to my stand and go down into a swamp. Would hear them moving around through the swamp. Later, I'd see them headed up the ridge going out the other side of the swamp then they'd come back by me back into the swamp. Made 3 passes by me in a 2 hour span.
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Old 11-10-2015, 04:30 AM
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I had a buck and doe breeding just out of my sight Sat night, i thought it was bucks fighting until i heard the doe bleat, that happened twice lately. I tried calling him in both times to no avail, i figured i wouldn't be able to call him, as he was tending a hot doe. Anyway yesterday after work the doe came in, i could hear the buck in the brush for 30-40 minutes behind her. He finally came out into the clover patch right at last shooting time, I drew back and stuck him, he is a nice 11 point.
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Old 11-10-2015, 04:54 AM
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You can't make a 10 ft shot? I suggest more practice.
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Old 11-10-2015, 06:20 AM
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I had a similar chase scene a couple of years ago. A hot doe was being run down by a large spike buck and since spikes aren't legal here I had to watch. They raced past my stand back and forth for over 20 minutes with the buck grunting and the doe blowing constantly. He would head her off and then she would cut away and it was constant and they never stopped. I doubt I could have had an ethical shot with my rifle it was so fast with changes in direction through blow downs and everything else. Not many dominant bucks here and a shame that a spike was doing the breeding. Goes to show the shape of our deer herd here in this state.
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Old 11-10-2015, 02:49 PM
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You can't make a 10 ft shot? I suggest more practice.
To be honest I just watched. But the Cross bow was tied up ready to be pulled up. So, there was no bolt loaded. I wonder what would have happened if I had dropped the doe. I guess that little guy would have jumped right on her. He was about 2/3rds her size.
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Old 11-10-2015, 06:31 PM
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To be honest I just watched. But the Cross bow was tied up ready to be pulled up. So, there was no bolt loaded. I wonder what would have happened if I had dropped the doe. I guess that little guy would have jumped right on her. He was about 2/3rds her size.
That would be worth the price of admission, seeing the reaction. What disappointment, finically had her stop and she's head
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