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Old 11-05-2017, 08:16 PM   #1
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This past Wednesday, I decided I was gonna go check cards and maybe sit for a few minutes. I knew If I was to shoot something, it would throw a wrench into my Hagerman packing. I went anyway expecting the usual results.

I had a plan but based on a text conversation, I ended up doing the exact opposite. Instead of hunting the same trail I’d been staring at for days, I’d go sit on my south food plot. Surely nothing would show and my packing time wouldn’t be bothered?? I was wrong.

Even though I wasn’t confident, I was prepared. Bow in hand, release attached and phone in pocket. As I sat, I thought about all the great times I’d had with my daughter down on this piece of property. We’d pull cards, play with the dogs and just have plain old good daddy/daughter time. In thinking of her, I looked up and asked her so kindly if she’d send me a BIG deer.

It was now 6:30 and all I could think about was how much I had to do to get ready for the Hag. That was until I heard what sounded like corn crunching. There’s no corn. There’s only food plot. I looked down from the 15’ tripod and thru the brush I could see a deer with antlers browsing in the plot. He was headed my way and was already close. Without thinking, I drew and held waiting for him to clear the trees. Didn’t take long and he was stopped in the open and broadside but I was having to lean too far forward to shoot. I knew he was a shooter. A few seconds went by and he took about three more steps and stopped still broadside. I decided to let it fly at 15 yards and it sounded like I’d shot into a tree trunk. Just a loud “KAPOW” is what I heard. The buck didn’t even flinch. He just ran about 25 yards in the food plot and stood there in full view. A few seconds later, he starts walking in a circle and fell over. A few kicks later and he was done.

I glanced to the sky and thanked my hunting angel. I then climbed down to view my prize. He’s not much for antlers but large bodied and mature. I’m extremely proud of him and the way it all went down. Believe or don’t believe it but I think this deer was a sign. A good sign all the way around. Thanks princess!!!

My shot was a bit back and high of intended but still double lung and effective. A phone call to a buddy had help on the way. Thank goodness For some help loading him in the truck.

After a long drive over to CCR, he was in good hands and I was headed home for a long night of packing and washing clothes. Nothing like last minute packing and zero sleep.

This is him just before I shot.





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Old 11-05-2017, 08:21 PM   #2
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Great looking deer congrats
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:21 PM   #3
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Congratulations on the nice buck
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:21 PM   #4
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Dang nice deer Jeff. Congratulations.

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Old 11-05-2017, 08:22 PM   #5
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Fantastic deer Jeff!
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:22 PM   #6
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Great deer, congrats Mr. Jeff

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Old 11-05-2017, 08:22 PM   #7
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Congrats....good stuff Jeff!
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:23 PM   #8
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Great deer, congrats!!
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:27 PM   #9
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"........to the moon & back!"
It is real brother........congratulations! !!

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Old 11-05-2017, 08:28 PM   #10
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Awesome buck. Congrats!
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:28 PM   #11
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Congrats Jeff! Great buck and no doubt a big hello from your daughter.
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:29 PM   #12
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That's worth messing up a few plans for!
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:31 PM   #13
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Congrats, Jeff.
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:35 PM   #14
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Congrats again FND. Darn fine buck for sure.
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:38 PM   #15
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Awesome buck Jeff

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Old 11-05-2017, 08:41 PM   #16
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Awesome amigo!
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:42 PM   #17
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:42 PM   #18
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That is a big ol' mature brute Jeff, congratulations!!!!
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:43 PM   #19
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:44 PM   #20
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Great buck!

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Old 11-05-2017, 08:44 PM   #21
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Right on amigo
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:45 PM   #22
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Awesome! Congrats!
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:46 PM   #23
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That's a trophy. Congratulations Jeff.
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:47 PM   #24
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Cogtars bro!


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Old 11-05-2017, 08:48 PM   #25
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Congrats, Jeff!!!!
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:48 PM   #26
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Thanks for sharing this intimate moment, he truly is a gift.
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:48 PM   #27
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Congrats FND!
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:48 PM   #28
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Brought a tear to my eye Jeff...

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Old 11-05-2017, 08:49 PM   #29
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Finally arrowed one of the river ghosts! Congrats!
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:51 PM   #30
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:52 PM   #31
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That's awesome congrats
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:59 PM   #32
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Awesome story and great deer!
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Old 11-05-2017, 09:01 PM   #33
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No wonda you pass-n on an H-doe.

Congrats brother!
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Old 11-05-2017, 09:02 PM   #34
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Quote:
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No wonda you pass-n on an H-doe.

Congrats brother!
Good eye Mikey!!
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Old 11-05-2017, 09:02 PM   #35
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Awesome recap.. Love the deer. COngrats.
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Old 11-05-2017, 09:06 PM   #36
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Wow. Great deer.
What did that deer weigh dressed (approx )?

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Old 11-05-2017, 09:06 PM   #37
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Congrats!! Great deer!
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Old 11-05-2017, 09:07 PM   #38
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Supercool buck, Jeff! Congrats buddy
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Old 11-05-2017, 09:26 PM   #39
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Great story FND, I felt like I was there for a minute. Nice buck, I'm sure your baby girl would be proud!

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Old 11-05-2017, 09:29 PM   #40
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Great deer. Great story.

oh look...what is that?
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Old 11-05-2017, 09:33 PM   #41
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Sweet!!
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Old 11-05-2017, 09:39 PM   #42
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Very nice Jeff!
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Old 11-05-2017, 09:42 PM   #43
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Congrats!

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Old 11-05-2017, 09:43 PM   #44
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I am glad my private lessons we have had the last few years finally paid off for you. You have made me proud as a teacher!
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Old 11-05-2017, 09:43 PM   #45
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Probably the best hunting story I've hear this season yet.
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Old 11-05-2017, 09:43 PM   #46
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Nice deer congrats
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Old 11-05-2017, 09:45 PM   #47
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Awesome deer and story. Thank for sharing.


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Old 11-05-2017, 09:45 PM   #48
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Old 11-05-2017, 09:48 PM   #49
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Excellent Jeff, bet your baby girl was smiling down on you sir.

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Old 11-05-2017, 09:54 PM   #50
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