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Old 01-03-2017, 03:15 PM   #1
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I killed my best buck with a bow last week at our place in Atascosa County, a deer I named Kickstand... below is a recap of the hunt.

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After seeing this buck on camera earlier in the season, he'd only been spotted a couple of times before I saw him from a rifle blind on the afternoon of the 28th. He came out by himself around 3:45 PM and hung around until about 5 PM.

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I was really temped to shoot him, especially since he had developed a limp, but I decided to hold off and try to get him with my bow. The morning of the 29th was very windy (gusting to 35+ MPH at times), but fortunately it was blowing directly at my popup from the feeder, and the deer weren't very spooky. Kickstand was a no show, but I also didn't see any of the same deer that I had seen the afternoon before, so I still felt good that he would show up in the afternoon.

I got back in the popup at 2 PM and didn't see much until a doe and a yearling came out around 3. I was reading a book and not paying too much attention when I happened to look up, and all of a sudden he was RIGHT THERE in my hand corn, 15 yds away!

I slowly got in position, and when all three of the deer at the feeder had their heads down and the buck was almost broadside, I drew back and waited for him to give me a shot. After almost turning broadside one way, he swapped ends, brought his right leg forward, and I settled the pin behind his shoulder and let the arrow fly.

I didn't see the arrow hit, but I heard a THWACK and he took off to my right, kind of hunching up as he ran. I couldn't see the arrow in him or any blood where I might have hit. I also couldn't see the arrow laying on the ground, which made me really start to second-guess my shot over the next half hour.

After an agonizing 30 minutes, I got out of the blind and found the arrow near the feeder, coated in blood, from the SlickTrick to the nock.

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My dad got there shortly after that and we began the track. I felt better about the shot after finding the arrow, but there was NO blood trail to speak of. Fortunately I had seen the way he ran, and we started looking for blood around the game trails that the deer used to enter/exit the brush. As I was looking for blood around one game trail, my dad called out that he hadn't found any blood, but he could see a dead deer! He was about 20 yds in the brush after running about 50 yds total from the feeder.

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The above picture shows the exit, just on the opposite side shoulder. The shot was a good pass through, entering right behind his onside shoulder, and as with the other deer that I've shot with SlickTricks, he didn't bleed much for the first 30-40 yds, but he didn't go far either.

He scored 165 3/8 with his left main beam broken off right past the G4, and if his left side matched his right, he would have been a mainframe 12 pt.

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Thanks for reading!
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:18 PM   #2
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Man that's a dandy!
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:19 PM   #3
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Very nice...Thats a great looking buck. That drop tine is too cool.
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:19 PM   #4
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congrats - heck of a buck!!
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:20 PM   #5
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Great buck. What part of the county?
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:21 PM   #6
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man, what a buck... hate he was broke off!!
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:24 PM   #7
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Great buck. What part of the county?
Thanks! Near Poteet.
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:24 PM   #8
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Congrats on a toad. Thats an awesome buck.
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:25 PM   #9
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Very nice buck, congrats!
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:26 PM   #10
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stud of a deer!
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:31 PM   #11
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Fantastic animal, congratulations!
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:32 PM   #12
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Well done. Congrats!
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:37 PM   #13
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Great deer and photos. Congratulations
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:39 PM   #14
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Nice read, and great buck!
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:40 PM   #15
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Very nice... Congrats
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:41 PM   #16
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Heck of a buck. Congrats.
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:47 PM   #17
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Great looking buck. Congrats
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:48 PM   #18
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way to hold off. nice buck
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:48 PM   #19
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That is a drop dead beautiful buck, congrats.

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Old 01-03-2017, 03:49 PM   #20
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Great buck
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:51 PM   #21
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Nice!!! Freaking stud!
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:52 PM   #22
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Congrats. Great buck!!
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:52 PM   #23
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Awesome buck!
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:54 PM   #24
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Awesome buck. Congrats. Great shot too!
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:58 PM   #25
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Awesome deer! I hunt south of Pleasanton and don't have any that big. How old do you think he is?
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:00 PM   #26
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Awesome buck! Congratulations
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:02 PM   #27
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One heck of a nice buck!
Congrats, he is awesome.
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:09 PM   #28
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Awesome deer! I hunt south of Pleasanton and don't have any that big. How old do you think he is?
Thanks! We think he is 7.5+
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:12 PM   #29
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Heck of a buck
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:12 PM   #30
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Stud of a deer, congrats
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:14 PM   #31
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Nice buck, congrats!
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:15 PM   #32
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Great job.

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Old 01-03-2017, 04:15 PM   #33
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Great deer!
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:19 PM   #34
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Heck of a buck, congrats!
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:19 PM   #35
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points?
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:21 PM   #36
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Great buck........congratulations!
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:22 PM   #37
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Great buck congrats!!!!
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:26 PM   #38
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Congrats, great job and great buck.
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:32 PM   #39
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He's a hoss! Congrats!!
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:33 PM   #40
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Congrats on a great deer. I would love to see a drop tine on our ranch! Proud you decided to pass up the easy rifle shot and pursue with the bow--well done!
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:34 PM   #41
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Congrats
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:35 PM   #42
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Wow
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:44 PM   #43
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Great buck!
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:54 PM   #44
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Awesome buck! Congrats
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Old 01-03-2017, 05:25 PM   #45
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points?
13 pts total...
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Old 01-03-2017, 05:30 PM   #46
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Nice buck. Congrats man
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Old 01-03-2017, 06:07 PM   #47
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Great buck, huge congrats!
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Old 01-03-2017, 06:29 PM   #48
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That's a great looking south texas buck.
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Old 01-03-2017, 06:41 PM   #49
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congrats, that is a once in a life time buck
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Old 01-03-2017, 06:46 PM   #50
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Congrats bud, that's an awesome buck and is going to make a real sweet mount.

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