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Old 11-16-2017, 10:51 PM   #251
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Oh, and my apologies for the crappy pics. I don't have any others on my phone right now. Hopefully I'll get some much better ones in the morning!


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Old 11-16-2017, 11:26 PM   #252
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:26 AM   #253
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Well, he was a no show. Weather was sub-par for sure (66degrees and 20 mph winds) which may have had them laid up this morning. Last pics on cam were last night at 3:45. Left him with all the food he can handle the next couple days and hopefully he don't get whacked while we are gone the next couple days. Will keep y'all posted


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Old 11-21-2017, 05:17 PM   #254
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A lot went down this past weekend. Oklahoma rifle season opened up on Saturday, so my little family loaded up and headed to eastern OK to my wife's families place to go to there annual deer camp. I was basically slated to be the camp cook and guide as my wife would be hunting while my mother in law took care of our little guy for a bit. Saturday the weather was far, far from good for hunting with constant winds blowing 25+, with gusts getting much higher most of the day. We managed to see a few does and a spike on our morning and evening sits, but my wife was wanting to shoot something bigger so she passed.
Early that morning though, I got a text from my stepdad who was hunting the place were the big wide buck I'd been chasing resided. All the message said was "I think your wide buck has 9 lives". Finally I got it out of him that the buck had appeared out of no where and he got a shot at him, but didn't feel good about it at all thinking it was a possible miss. He gave it a while and finally went to look for him and found blood but still wasn't confident in it. The buck went through a thicket and across a fence still bleeding, so he called in some backup help and they recovered the buck about 60 yards later. I was thrilled he got him and that I had some closure on the buck that had been giving me fits for over the last year! And my stepdad reminded me that we were "even now"...4 years ago, he had stuck a giant 8 point with his bow and we couldn't find him. We looked for a few days with no luck and then he was spotted chasing a doe 2 weeks later about 3/4 mile away from where he'd been shot. The following rifle season, I was able to kill the buck and he'd jumped at least 10" from the year before. It was like deja vu all over again!
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Old 11-21-2017, 05:41 PM   #255
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Sunday morning came and so did a change in the weather with very little wind and a LOT colder temps. Saturday the lows were in the upper 60s, and Sunday morning my thermostat read 29 degrees. As mentioned, I had originally had no intention of doing any hunting this past weekend and just hanging out around camp, but my wife decided she was going to stay in with Traeger that morning because he had been up coughing throughout the night, and also because it was going to be colder than what she was expecting. So, I thru on my gear and headed out with the rifle to go enjoy a beautiful morning in the woods. Anticipation was high with the better weather, but the movement was very very slow. I was able to squeak in a bobcat from across the neighbors fence and get a few good shots of him coming straight in to the blind, and several pictures of a beautiful young 8 point with a very prominent double throat patch. We'd put a couple cameras out on trails a week or so before just to see what may be in the area, and had pictures of 2 or 3 bucks that made me raise my eyebrows a bit and get excited about so the young 8 was safe.

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An hour or so later, I caught movement a ways out and through up my binoculars to see what looked to be like a really good buck coming my way thru the edge of the timber. As soon as I got a decent look at him, I realized it was one of the bucks that we'd gotten pics of so I immediately got ready. He slowly made his way down the timberline towards me and at about 200 yards turned and made his way across the trail I was hunting along a brushy fence line and was gesturing like he was fixing to jump. I literally hollered at him to get him to stop, then whistled as loud as I could. He heard the whistle and turned back into the trail quartering hard to me, leaving me with a marginal shot but I couldn't let the one opportunity at it pass so I squeezed one off. The buck reared up then went down on his front end and disappeared into the thick timber. I was overjoyed that I had just got a bullet in him, but wasn't 100% confident in the shot due to the angle. I gave him abut 30 minutes and finally couldn't wait any longer. I slowly worked my way down the trail watching into the timber for any signs of him. I reached the spot where I'd shot and found no blood at all, but to my surprise, the buck was laying 25 yards away dead at the base of a feel down tree. I was pumped to say the least. I called my wife and let her know I'd got one, and went to pick her and Traeger up before I drug him out of the woods. It was definitely a morning I'll never forget, not only because I'd just my prettiest buck to date, but getting to have my family there with me and see Traeger grab a hold of a deer's antlers for the first time ever was worth every second I've spent chasing these awesome critters all year long.
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:24 PM   #256
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Way to go Shiloh!

Congrats,

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Old 11-21-2017, 10:59 PM   #257
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Great job. Thanks for sharing.


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Old 11-22-2017, 10:44 PM   #258
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Awesome job Shiloh! A big congrats my brother! Sure has been an awesome live hunt you’ve allowed us to follow along on, and thank you for that. Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 11-23-2017, 11:02 AM   #259
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Awesome! Nice buck, great family memories !


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Old 11-23-2017, 09:12 PM   #260
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Thanks fellas. Be a few days before I'm back in the woods. The family is going on a little trip to Branson for a few days, but I'll be right back after em early next week! I've got a bonus tag I drew out for that I'll have one day to hunt when we get back from our trip. Was able to walk the place out today and found a couple good looking spots I'll be hitting come Monday morning.
Hopefully the buck at my house will start being a regular too and will be able to fling an arrow at him soon! The more pics I get of him the more I like him!!



Also got some new ammo I'm ready to try out! Always wanted to get some of these heads, but I'm a major tightwad when I comes to buying stuff and would never fork out the cash for them, but found a pack cheap (well, cheaper) online and had to get them. I kinda feel like Buff and Bisch now shooting these fancy things!




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Old 11-23-2017, 09:14 PM   #261
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Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving to all!!


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Old 11-24-2017, 08:35 AM   #262
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Those are not German Kinetic heads. Those are the ones made for ABS. Not quite the same quality IMHO, but you wonít be disappointed in them, esp after you see the gaping hole they leave in a critter!

Good luck on that big buck at the house!

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Old 11-27-2017, 05:14 PM   #263
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Those are not German Kinetic heads. Those are the ones made for ABS. Not quite the same quality IMHO, but you wonít be disappointed in them, esp after you see the gaping hole they leave in a critter!

Good luck on that big buck at the house!

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Kinda what I thought, but couldn't pass them up for the price! Even if they aren't the real deal I can still kinda be like you!!!!!



Well, we survived our Branson trip and got most of our junk unpacked. Came out and checked on my deer herd here at the house and my buck has came in the last two mornings and evenings so maybe (I hope and pray) he'll show up for a third evening in a row in daylight. This far, every buck I've had do that sequence hasn't showed up in the 3rd day so I'm hoping he breaks that streak!




Today is also the birthday of my late grandfather who got me into hunting when I was a kid and took me out & showed me the woods when I was just 5 or so years old, long after he'd quit hunting himself and just took care of all his cattle. He was there with me on many of my "firsts" in the woods from shooting my first duck, to killing my first elk. He passed away 4 years ago this coming December and there's not a day that goes by when I'm in the woods I don't think of him, but know in my heart and in my mind that he's right behind me every step of the way. Maybe he can give a lil push from up above this evening.


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Old 11-27-2017, 08:12 PM   #264
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Well, he stood me up again. One of these days he's going to pay for all the no shows!!


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Old 11-27-2017, 08:38 PM   #265
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Man, thatís just rude! LoL! Stick with it, youíll get him!


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