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Old 12-19-2016, 03:16 PM   #1
Razrbk89
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We had our family Christmas on Saturday and I hadn't planned on hunting the front, or really deer hunting any more this year. I drove around the farm after lunch to see if anything was moving before the front, and low and behold, there were deer everywhere. After seeing two nice bucks driving, I decided to get my bow and go sit in a food plot where'd I'd see one of the bucks. We've had a lot of deer hitting our green fields in the last few weeks, trying to fatten up for the cold.

So I went to the house and go suited up. The wind was blowing probably 15 out of the NW and the temps were dropping (69 degrees at noon and 30 by dark). Three small bucks filtered out into the plot 100 yards from me, followed by a few does and yearlings. They had worked their way into bow range when I noticed a nice 8 jump the fence about 50 yards away.

I sized him up and decided I'd shoot if he got in range. He was feeding and easing closer as light began to fade. He was quartering away fairly hard at 34 yards when I decided to take a shot. I'm usually a close range shooter but I felt good about the situation so I settled the pin and let it rip.

The arrow hit right behind the shoulder and the buck mule kicked and ran for the fence. As he cleared the fence I could see the arrow hanging out of the front of his neck on the opposite side. I started to worry because I didn't think he was quartering quite that hard.

I went to the house and waited an hour then bundled up and headed out to track. I found decent blood in the field and was able to follow it for 100 yards or so into the woods before it petered out. The wind was blowing the leaves and obscuring the trail, so I went to look around the creek he was headed towards. Found him about an hour later 100 yards from last blood. Whew, was I relieved!

8 point, 179 pounds, I'm guessing a 4 year old deer. I was proud to get him and felt especially lucky to get him with my bow. He's my second P&Y buck in 3 years and I credit thar to a LOT of luck and a smidge of skill!

I didn't get any really good pictures of him because I was by myself and getting cold/sleeted on. Going to get a Euro mount done on him.
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:27 PM   #2
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Congrats on the bowkill buck.
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:29 PM   #3
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:34 PM   #4
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Slightly better picture
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:36 PM   #5
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:38 PM   #6
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Old 12-19-2016, 04:07 PM   #7
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Nice 8 point.
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Old 12-19-2016, 04:12 PM   #8
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Old 12-19-2016, 04:38 PM   #9
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Nice looking deer. Congrats
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Old 12-19-2016, 04:45 PM   #10
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Old 12-19-2016, 04:53 PM   #11
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Good buck, congrats!
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Old 12-19-2016, 04:55 PM   #12
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Great buck. Congrats
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Old 12-19-2016, 04:55 PM   #13
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Old 12-19-2016, 05:19 PM   #14
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Old 12-19-2016, 06:46 PM   #15
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Thanks guys. He was a little better than I thought when I shot. Not one I'd had on camera, but we've had several new bucks move in the last few weeks. Had 34 inches of mass and scored 129".
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Old 12-19-2016, 07:05 PM   #16
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Very nice !!!
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Old 12-20-2016, 11:47 AM   #17
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Congrats- nice deer!
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Old 12-20-2016, 12:16 PM   #18
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Great Deer.
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Old 12-20-2016, 04:49 PM   #19
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Nice!
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Old 12-23-2016, 07:58 PM   #20
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Got him back from my buddy that does the Euro mounts today. He did a good job with it. He scored it at 131" so I was tickled.
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Old 12-23-2016, 09:35 PM   #21
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Heavy buck there.
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Old 12-23-2016, 10:49 PM   #22
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Very nice.

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