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Old 11-14-2019, 09:09 PM   #1
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After 5 years of trying, I finally was blessed with an awesome opportunity.

This took place on Tuesday, the 12th. I had gotten the kids off to school and was debating taking the rifle and sitting in the ground blind (It was 26 in Neches that morning with winds). I got all my gear and scent regimen completed and started to leave around 10. I was organizing things and put the dog on the lease. I thought this isn't so bad. I left the rifle in the house. I took a wagon with a bag of corn and headed for the treestand. I poured out the corn, hung my doe in rut scent, and climbed up in the stand.

Before I mounted and turned on the Ozonics, I had a doe come out downwind and didn't stay long. I finished setting up the Ozonics and settled in.

At 1100, I had a doe come in quartering to me feeding at the corn. Waiting patiently for a shot, I had a buck with impressive brow tines come in downwind with his nose to the ground. He was quartering to me and his vitals were behind a tree. I waited for my opportunity, but he followed her out and I thought he was gone forever.

At 1200, they came back out but were too far away for a shot. Again, I thought I'd never see him again.

At around 1245, I ate a PB sandwich and debating voiding and drinking a cup of coffee. A doe came in from behind me and went to the corn. I was getting ready for a shot, and I saw the buck again. I ranged where I thought he was coming in (25 yards) and got set up. I waited for him to pause. He turned broadside and was looking the other way. I drew back and settled in, aimed, and let it fly. I knew that I hit him, but wasn't sure where.

I knocked down 2 cups of coffee. After 30 minutes, I climbed down and examined the arrow. Again new I hit him, but didn't find a lot of blood.
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:14 PM   #2
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I decided to go back home, give him some time, and come back with my truck just in case. I brought my wife (my expert tracker) and dog back. We began the search.

I showed her the arrow and how the scene played out. We began in the general direction, occasionally finding blood. My dog Daisy took headed out with nose to the ground. Long story short, the buck only went 75-100 yards. Double lung shot with a Wac Em 3 blade broadhead.
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:15 PM   #3
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:16 PM   #4
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:16 PM   #5
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:18 PM   #6
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That's a very nice buck sir. I'm sure you're hooked on bowhunting even more now.
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:20 PM   #7
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Nice buck, congrats
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:24 PM   #8
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Dang! Very nice buck. Congrats


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Old 11-14-2019, 09:24 PM   #9
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:26 PM   #10
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Dang right impressive brows. Great buck and congrats to you !
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:40 PM   #11
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Wow! That is one heck of a first buck. Took me a really long time to get a good one. Congrats to you and Daisy!
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:42 PM   #12
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And just like that......he was tired of shooting deer with a rifle.
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:45 PM   #13
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Great job
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:48 PM   #14
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Heck yeah.
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:53 PM   #15
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Congrats!!!
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:56 PM   #16
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:56 PM   #17
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:59 PM   #18
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Old 11-14-2019, 10:01 PM   #19
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Nice buck


A wise manís heart inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left.
Ecclesiastes 10:2
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Old 11-14-2019, 10:12 PM   #20
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Congratulations on a great buck!
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Old 11-14-2019, 10:33 PM   #21
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Congrats! Nice buck
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Old 11-14-2019, 10:37 PM   #22
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Great buck!! Congrats
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Old 11-15-2019, 12:09 AM   #23
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Congrats! Great buck!
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Old 11-15-2019, 07:09 AM   #24
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Old 11-15-2019, 07:31 AM   #25
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Old 11-15-2019, 07:37 AM   #26
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Nice buck Congrats
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Old 11-15-2019, 08:19 AM   #27
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Thanks for the feedback everyone. I would definitely say that Iím hooked more than ever now.


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Old 11-15-2019, 08:22 AM   #28
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Great job.

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Old 11-15-2019, 08:38 AM   #29
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Congrats on your first.
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Old 11-15-2019, 08:51 AM   #30
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Congratulations on a fine buck!
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:06 AM   #31
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Great deer! It is the year for folks to get a first bow kill!
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:16 AM   #32
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Great buck! Congrats sir
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:21 AM   #33
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Congratulations, Sir! Beautiful buck, and good looking dog as well
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:21 AM   #34
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Great buck man, congrats!
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:23 AM   #35
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Great write up and great pictures. Awesome Buck. Congrats
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:25 AM   #36
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Heck yea. Way to go!
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:27 AM   #37
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Awesome critter! Way to go on the first bow kill MnM!
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:27 AM   #38
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That's an awesome first bowkill!
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:30 AM   #39
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Great buck congrats!
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:39 AM   #40
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That’s a hell of a first bow kill. Congrats!
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:49 AM   #41
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Congratulations on your first. And hopes for many more to follow.
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:56 AM   #42
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Congratulations to you on the first, you definitely killed a nice one!
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:30 AM   #43
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Love the chocolate antlers congrats to you
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Old 11-15-2019, 11:08 AM   #44
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That buck is one to be proud of, especially for a first! Congratulations!

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Old 11-15-2019, 11:13 AM   #45
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Very nice congratulations!
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Old 11-15-2019, 11:18 AM   #46
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Old 11-16-2019, 09:57 AM   #47
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Great buck! Congrats!
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Old 11-16-2019, 10:01 AM   #48
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Very nice Buck young man. I love tracking deer especially when it is a short track and you find what your looking for.
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Old 11-16-2019, 10:39 AM   #49
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Thanks again everyone for the comments. Iím blessed for finally being able to share my story.


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Old 11-16-2019, 10:47 AM   #50
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Congrats. Great looking deer.
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