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Old 12-13-2017, 07:19 PM   #151
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This one hurts guys. An enormous 7 came in with a busted brow. I've had 1 night, distant pic of this buck and that's it. He came slow and was spooky of the feeder. I had him broadside twice at 27 yards but didn't want to rush it and hopefully let him calm down. The 2 other bucks went to the hand corn on my right and I was praying that's what he would do. Sure enough he started that direction. I turn and get set up, but it's getting late. I wait and wait but he never comes. Next thing I see him step back out at the feeder. He's head on, and I know I'm at my last light. Well here he goes again towards hand corn. He comes out at 15 yards and I have my bow up. When he finally turns broadside I didn't think I could see enough to make an ethical shot. As it type this he's eating comfortably at 15. Dang guys. I don't want to spook him, so I may be here awhile.

Studying his horns, I'm pretty sure it's the giant 8 that I called my wife off last year because I had already burned the trophy tag. Only seen him once last year, now once this year. Sh*t this burns! Wall hanger was right there! I should have drawn on him at 27. I can make that shot all day. Just wanted him closer

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Old 12-13-2017, 07:21 PM   #152
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I know where I will be sitting the rest of the weekend....... I am betting he will be back at that feeder


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Old 12-13-2017, 07:22 PM   #153
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Silence may mean..............Thwack!
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:23 PM   #154
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Got too dark to shoot.... so he is watching him eat by the moonlight


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Old 12-13-2017, 07:26 PM   #155
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Grab a snickers. You may be there a while.
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:35 PM   #156
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Man I know that hurts. Definitely respect you for waiting on the more ethical shot just waited a little too long.


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Old 12-13-2017, 07:50 PM   #157
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Got dang that sucks. I sure hope he comes in a tad bit sooner tomorrow. So close man. Hang in there.

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Old 12-13-2017, 07:51 PM   #158
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Got too dark to shoot.... so he is watching him eat by the moonlight


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Dang it! Hopefully he'll make a reappearance.
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:14 PM   #159
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Man...... I hurt for ya! You still have a few days though and he's none the wiser.

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Old 12-14-2017, 12:21 AM   #160
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Better to enjoy watching him eat corn than to take a shot you aren't 100% sure of. A lot can happen between releasing that arrow and it making impact 27 yds later. And it was last light. You made the right choice. Get back after him tomorrow!!


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Old 12-14-2017, 01:34 AM   #161
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Wish you luck tomorrow!!!!!
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Old 12-14-2017, 07:29 AM   #162
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Well here we go again. Rough night sleeping wise thinking about that buck. It's crazy how a buck can go unnoticed for 2 years on a place. 1 sighting of him last year and now 1 this year. Maybe he'll slip up one more time.

With this slight N wind, I'm at the primary feeder this am. Kind of wish it was the creek feeder, but don't want to risk being winded. Hope a shooter makes an appearance!

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Old 12-14-2017, 08:37 AM   #163
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Rough start. Only 1 baby buck. My brother who showed up last night texted that he's covered up. Glad he's having a good hunt

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Old 12-14-2017, 08:58 AM   #164
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Not a single deer here. Dang this is rough. Knowing how my season is going thus far, I bet that buck is eating comfortably under the creek feeder.

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Old 12-14-2017, 09:03 AM   #165
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Like my bil always tells me, you think all the big bucks are on the neighbors place and they think theyre all on your place. In other words, dont worry about that feeder this hunt. Otherwise you will drive yourself crazy.

Good luck this morning man. Hopefully the wind turns back so you can hunt the creek soon.

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Old 12-14-2017, 09:11 AM   #166
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Thanks ^^^

Just about lost my marbles when I saw these horns coming through the brush. Its the main 12 though. Eating at 15 yards right now. Son he's testing my will power. Would likely be the second best buck I've ever killed.

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Old 12-14-2017, 11:54 AM   #167
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Thatís some great management practiced there Sir


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Old 12-14-2017, 01:02 PM   #168
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Just read this entire thread during my lunch break. Good luck this evening and tomorrow!


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Old 12-14-2017, 01:41 PM   #169
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4 more days correct?


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Old 12-14-2017, 01:52 PM   #170
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Old 12-14-2017, 01:56 PM   #171
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I've got to head out after the Saturday morning hunt, so 4 more hunts talon. Getting down to the wire guys! Thanks to all who've followed!

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Old 12-14-2017, 03:28 PM   #172
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Decision time. NE wind which is perfect for primary feeder, and will work on creek feeder but would be blowing directly to hand corn.

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Old 12-14-2017, 04:05 PM   #173
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So I seriously stood at the crossroads for 10 minutes trying to decide which feeder to hunt. Finally decided to go with the creek feeder. Wind is just east enough that I can put the hand corn out. That was the big ticket issue. This spot is a bow hunters dream. I'm in the middle of a oak that has a limb that curves around the front to provide cover. Then big cedars all behind me as a back drop. Deer very rarely look up at me. Praying the buck from last night makes another appearance. When you've seen a buck only twice in 2 years and only 1 single pic of him, I would say odds are against me. But that's the thing with hunting, you never know!

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Old 12-14-2017, 04:07 PM   #174
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Good luck with him! Sure hope he shows again and just a touch earlier.
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Old 12-14-2017, 04:20 PM   #175
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where are we at, whats the status?
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Old 12-14-2017, 04:29 PM   #176
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where are we at, whats the status?
Nothing moving yet. Just a squirrel. I've been known to draw on squirrels before, just not today.

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Old 12-14-2017, 05:07 PM   #177
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Nothing moving yet. Just a squirrel. I've been known to draw on squirrels before, just not today.

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Iíve been known to take out a few squirrels here and there.


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Old 12-14-2017, 05:11 PM   #178
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Wind just shifted more out of the north. ****. I guess we'll see how my scent control measures hold up

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Old 12-14-2017, 05:30 PM   #179
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One little spike so far. Just noticed predicted wind changed to the south after the morning hunt. Really wishing I hunted the primary feeder now. Oh well.

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Old 12-14-2017, 05:43 PM   #180
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Dude those buffalo squirrels sure make noise up here they dig around and you'd swear there was a herd of buffalo there in the woods with you.


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Old 12-14-2017, 05:47 PM   #181
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Small 6 and another spike. I hear running to my right that has the little bucks attention. Hopefully buck chasing doe.

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Old 12-14-2017, 05:52 PM   #182
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Shoot, just the 8 that has seriously followed me to every feeder lol.

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Old 12-14-2017, 05:54 PM   #183
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Still time. At least theyíre not spooked with the wind changes


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Old 12-14-2017, 06:28 PM   #184
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Good buck coming in. Big

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Old 12-14-2017, 06:33 PM   #185
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Good buck coming in. Big

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Here we go again, hoping for better luck this evening! Waiting for LDP's

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Old 12-14-2017, 06:49 PM   #186
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I'm so over this da*n season

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Old 12-14-2017, 06:53 PM   #187
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Lol, what happened?

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Old 12-14-2017, 06:56 PM   #188
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Old 12-14-2017, 07:03 PM   #189
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It's not over yet, you've seen two big bucks in the last two hunts.
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Old 12-14-2017, 07:05 PM   #190
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It's not over yet, you've seen two big bucks in the last two hunts.
Way better than my season has gone. Hang in there, it's going to happen for you.
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Old 12-14-2017, 07:07 PM   #191
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I'm sick! When I told y'all this has been a cursed season, I was serious!!!!

Giant 10 comes in to hand corn. Never seen this buck before. Comes to hand corn, which I just started doing at this spot. I draw and what do you know he turns. I was surprised I even got drawn as he picked his head up soon as I started to draw. I hold tight and he thankfully turns sideways again. I settle my pin and let it fly at 20. Next thing I see is my arrow sailing way over his back. He runs a bit then stops and turns around. I am baffled. Trying to figure out what the he*l went wrong, I remember a weird noise. That's when I notice the limb in front of me. I pick my bow and get in the same position I was and sure as sh*t I hit that limb.

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Old 12-14-2017, 07:09 PM   #192
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I'm sorry, but I did lol! That sucks!

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Old 12-14-2017, 07:11 PM   #193
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Bring a limb saw with you tomorrow. At least he stopped and looked back. Maybe it didn't booger him too much and he'll be back.

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Old 12-14-2017, 07:12 PM   #194
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Dang man that sux! At least you are on 2 big deer now. Stay after em...it ain't over!
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Old 12-14-2017, 07:12 PM   #195
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Old 12-14-2017, 07:23 PM   #196
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Got dang that sucks. Break that freakin limb off and get back in there tomorrow. I bet he doesnt know what happened and will be back.

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Old 12-14-2017, 07:28 PM   #197
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Stay after it Colton. Betting he will be back tomorrow


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Old 12-14-2017, 07:31 PM   #198
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I believe you have a hot doe in the area. That buck has very little on his mind besides her, he's already forgotten about being spooked off your hand corn. There's a good chance he'll be in the area long enough for you to get another shot at him tomorrow. Good luck in the morning.
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Old 12-14-2017, 07:53 PM   #199
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You've hunted too hard to lose hope now! Think of it this way, if you had killed everything the first couple days, you wouldn't have had the awesome experiences that you've had over the past several days! Keep your head up!

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Old 12-14-2017, 08:36 PM   #200
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Thanks for the encouragement guys. Man this is a tough pill to swallow. You get one chance at these brutes, and I've fumbled both now. Bow hunting can really be trying. I almost brought my gun along this evening but was afraid it would be in the way. After the shot the buck just hung around, and actually I thought he was going to come back in for a second. Man I hope either of those bucks give me one more chance.

So I'll be driving in to Uvalde tomorrow. I apparently lost a broadhead, then shot one tonight, so I'm down to 1 now. Would it be stupid to switch to fixed blade slicks when I've been shooting rage?

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