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Old 11-17-2017, 02:13 PM   #1
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This was by far one of the most exciting and rewarding hunts I have ever had.

So, yesterday after work I decided to hunt even though the weather was telling me to stay at home. I was going to sit in a pop up over a feeder but changed my mind last minute due to the heat and decided I would do some rattling where I could move around and catch some breeze. I grabbed my bow, decoy, and rattling horns and headed out. As I was walking down the road next to a dry creek bed I found a deadfall that created some cover while being open enough behind it to allow me to move around with my longbow. I placed my decoy about 12 yards out and facing away from me. After placing the decoy and settling in I waited about 15 minutes to let things settle down and then began to rattle. I rattled for about a minute pretty hard then waited to try and avoid being pinpointed by anything that may run in. Not 30 seconds after stopping I could hear leaves rustling and then caught some movement through some thick brush. A few seconds later I could see a buck coming in from the dry creek, ears back and all bristled up looking for a fight. Everything happened very quick and I did not really have time to look at much other than making sure he was legal and this year that's about my only requirement. Once the buck spotted the decoy he crossed the fence and was walking straight to me and working his way in behind the decoy. Very seldom does a plan come together like this but he followed the script to a T. As the buck begins to walk past me between the decoy and myself I had to stand to clear some brush but his focus was completely on the decoy. I raised up into a halfway standing position, drew, and shot all in one fluid motion as he walked past at 7 yards beginning to quarter away. Before I had time to realize what was going on the arrow had passed through him entering at the last rib and exiting just behind the opposite shoulder. He made it approximately 40 yards and piled up.
He's not the biggest buck around but this experience will stay with me forever.


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Old 11-17-2017, 02:24 PM   #2
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Wow - that must have been a thrilling experience - congrats!
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Old 11-17-2017, 02:25 PM   #3
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it's the hunt that makes the trophy, not the horns. congrats on taking a buck with a longbow!
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Old 11-17-2017, 02:25 PM   #4
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Awesome story and a great buck!
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Old 11-17-2017, 02:29 PM   #5
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Congratulations! That will make your heart race a little bit.
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Old 11-17-2017, 02:31 PM   #6
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That's awesome...rattling is the most fun way to hunt when they are responding! Congrats!
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Old 11-17-2017, 02:32 PM   #7
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Awesome! Your plan worked to perfection! Congrats on a good buck and a lifetime memory!
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Old 11-17-2017, 02:33 PM   #8
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Boom goes the dynamite
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Old 11-17-2017, 02:33 PM   #9
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Congrats on great buck.
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Old 11-17-2017, 02:50 PM   #10
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Dang that was awesome I bet!!! Congrats
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Old 11-17-2017, 02:56 PM   #11
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Sweet! That's they way to do it.

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Old 11-17-2017, 02:59 PM   #12
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Congrats.
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:37 PM   #13
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CONGRATS BRANDON!! That is a good looking deer. Thanks for sharing the story.
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:41 PM   #14
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:42 PM   #15
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Great story/hunt
Good looking deer!
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:43 PM   #16
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That's a heck of an accomplishment! Rattled him up AND killed him with a trad bow! Congrats
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:47 PM   #17
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Very cool. Congrats!
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:54 PM   #18
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congrats
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:02 PM   #19
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Awesome story! Doesn't get much better than hitting the horns together and have them run in like that. Congrats!
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:03 PM   #20
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Very nice! Congrats!
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:06 PM   #21
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Congrats Bud! Thatís so awesome. Sometimes you have to go with your gut and change things up to make it happen. Iím thinking of doing the same thing this evening if I can only find my mesh camo underbritches! 86 degrees -


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Old 11-17-2017, 04:08 PM   #22
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:10 PM   #23
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Congrats...it's really something when it works out like it's supposed to!
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:11 PM   #24
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very cool! great story and even better memory!
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:23 PM   #25
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Nicely done!
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:37 PM   #26
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Congrats.....great job!!
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Old 11-17-2017, 05:12 PM   #27
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Awesome buck, and great story!

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Old 11-17-2017, 05:25 PM   #28
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Awesome man! Congrats!
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Old 11-17-2017, 05:30 PM   #29
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Congrats man! That’s about as good as it gets!
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Old 11-17-2017, 05:44 PM   #30
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It don't always happen like that, but when it does wow! Congrats
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Old 11-17-2017, 05:58 PM   #31
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That, my friends, is what hunting is all about!


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Old 11-17-2017, 06:00 PM   #32
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Great story - congratulations
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:01 PM   #33
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Nice job, congrats!
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:34 PM   #34
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Congrats

Sounds like a hunt you will remember for a long time
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:52 PM   #35
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Thanks everyone
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Old 11-17-2017, 06:57 PM   #36
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Nice work man. Great writeup too.
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:01 PM   #37
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Wow that is awesome!
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:08 PM   #38
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Congrats on a nice buck
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:25 PM   #39
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Wow a whitetail at 7 yards. That's awesome. Congrats
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:31 PM   #40
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Thats AWESOME!! Congrats!!!
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:59 PM   #41
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Way to get it done Brandon! Congrats brother! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 11-18-2017, 09:22 PM   #42
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Congrats!
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Old 11-18-2017, 09:42 PM   #43
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That was just awesome. Congratulations on a fine buck using a fine method.
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:06 PM   #44
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Good looking deer congrats
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:34 PM   #45
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Fantastic Brandon. Cool story about an awesome hunt. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:38 PM   #46
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Cool story!Congrats!
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:42 PM   #47
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Awesome!
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:44 PM   #48
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Congrats
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Old 11-18-2017, 11:36 PM   #49
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Great story and buck! Congrats!
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Old 11-19-2017, 02:23 AM   #50
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Awesome story congrats
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