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Old 10-30-2017, 10:49 PM   #1351
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Ok so here’s the story! This is the property I grew up hunting. Over the years it has gotten worse and worse for deer hunting. 3 years ago was the last time I shot a deer out here and have seldom even gotten any pics of deer, especially in daylight. Just too much human activity I guess. A few weeks ago I decided to move my cameras away from the feeders since the deer don’t really come to the feeders any more anyway. Last week I checked them and was surprised at the fact there was actually a few deer moving in daylight. I hunted all weekend out at my lease and had no intentions of hunting today. I went out this morning to check the cams and had pics of deer moving really often through one particular area. It’s kind of funny because it’s only about 50-60 yards from one of my feeders and have never gotten a picture of any of those deer at my feeder. After seeing those pics I wasn’t sure if I was more excited about setting up a treestand or opening up the box that Sacajawea was shipped in. Well as soon as I opened her up and put her together I went and set up the treestand. Due to the shape of the tree I had to set my treestand a little higher than I’m use to.
After a little shooting and tuning I decided I’d give it a whirl. Made arrangements for my parents’ to watch daughter for a couple hours after I picked her up from school and the next thing you know I’m way up in a tree swaying in the wind. Had some turkeys walk by but never came into range. Shortly after I had a doe walk out and almost came into range but changed her mind and circled around eating fallen leaves along the creek to my west. She circles around directly downwind from me and meets up with 2 other deer. Luckily the Skunk Fusion works great and they start meandering my way. The only problem is they are DIRECTLY behind me. It’s like they knew it too because they kept serpentining as they got closer so I kept having to look one way around the tree and then slowly swing around the other side as they changed directions. As they finally get within bow range and I’m trying to get into position for a shot the momma doe looks up straight at me and give me the “I just busted your ***” stare! But at the time, due to the elevation, I wasn’t sure if she was the big doe or small doe. I didn’t have a clear shot at her but I did at the closer one. As they started walking away the darker one gave me a quartering away shot. The arrow hit about 3” higher than I wanted but it dropped in it’s tracks. Even though it was a steep angle and figured it was a good shot into the lungs a flung a finishing arrow. As it turns out it was a button buck and not a doe. Meat in the freezer is always good, especially on my first day shooting Sacajawea! I’m using full length Heritage 150s with 150 grain 4 blade Magnus Stingers. Total arrow weight 520 grains.

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Old 10-30-2017, 10:53 PM   #1352
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I like it when a plan comes together.

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Old 10-31-2017, 08:10 AM   #1353
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Way to go Jeff!!!
You DO know that you have to leave SOME deer for seed, right?

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Old 10-31-2017, 08:15 AM   #1354
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Out freaking standing you lucky SOB

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Old 10-31-2017, 09:35 AM   #1355
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New update on my arrow setup! After dropping my daughter off at school this morning I thought about running out and trying to kill a turkey with Sac. Then I remembered I have a dentist appointment this morning so I decided to tune a little more. My arrows were hitting pretty good yesterday but werenít exactly flying like Iíd like to see (20 mph winds didnít help). Iím really particular about that so I did a little more tweaking and now Iím shooting full length arrows with 125 grain points. Lucky for me I have a couple 2 blade Magnus Stingers, a couple Woodsman Elites, and a little Simmons Landshark that I killed a really big hog with years ago. This bow is shooting great which is kind of funny because at my draw length it feels like Iím shooting a toy bow.

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Old 10-31-2017, 10:35 AM   #1356
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Well, reschedule the dentist then go kill a turkey.

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Old 10-31-2017, 12:33 PM   #1357
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I’ve still got one more day off work so I’ll be back after them in the morning!
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Old 10-31-2017, 06:59 PM   #1358
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Awesome story Jeff! And good luck the rest of your time with Sac!

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Old 11-01-2017, 08:03 AM   #1359
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That’s not wasting any time getting it done congrats!
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Old 11-03-2017, 06:06 PM   #1360
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I decided to give her a slight temporary makeover. I decided to add a little meat and some slight palm swell to the grip. Itís just tennis racquet wrap so itís easy to remove but Iím not real used to the small low wrist grip. She is shooting great for me now! I decided to bring her out to my lease today and hopefully draw some more blood!


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Old 11-03-2017, 06:53 PM   #1361
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Good luck Jeff!


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Old 11-06-2017, 08:40 PM   #1362
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Awesome!! Getting excited about this bow!! Looks like you have Sac figgered out Jeff!

Gulp!! I just looked and I'm next on the list........May be able to chase some Mulies at the end of the month....

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Old 11-09-2017, 02:58 PM   #1363
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Just an update, Me and Sac are getting along just fine. Just need the animals to cooperate. Hopefully I can get in a tree this evening if the Direct TV guy gets done in time. Headed to the lease tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully I can put something else on the ground while I have her.


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Old 11-09-2017, 03:13 PM   #1364
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Sounds lime a plan.

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Old 11-09-2017, 04:37 PM   #1365
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Old 11-09-2017, 05:09 PM   #1366
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No go this evening. They’re still working on my satellite.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:06 PM   #1367
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I took her out this past weekend and hunted from Friday evening through Sunday evening. Got skunked on 3 sits and finally started seeing deer around mid-morning on Sunday. Ended up only seeing a few scrub bucks. I did make a good stalk on some fighting tom turkeys. They didn’t know I was there until I tried to step around some bushes to get a clear shot at about 15 yards. Looks like I get her for 1 more weeked and I’ll be sending her to Yleecoyote23. I’m gonna try to hunt by the house with it tomorrow evening and then head to the lease Friday morning.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:12 PM   #1368
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Here’s a few pics of some small bucks I saw Sunday.


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Old Today, 05:30 PM   #1369
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Hunted this morning but the only thing I saw was a small buck before daylight. Now Iím in my popup in an area where lots of deer congregate under some live oaks. The blind isnít brushed in but it didnít seem to matter last weekend when a lease-mate was covered up with deer and killed a nice 8 point from this spot. I donít have a good wind direction for any of my other setups so weíll see how it goes.






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