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Old 11-12-2017, 10:04 PM   #1
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Default Redemption Hunt ... Live from Tom Green County!!

Well folks, if you happen to glance into the San Angelo area thread from time to time this year, you probably know that I flubbed a shot on a deer with a look that I have been looking for for a long time. Tall brows with some good times and some junk. I'm a sucker for tall brows and he's got them along with nice 2s with matching G2 kickers. We call him
Flattop because last year his brows were as tall as his 2s and 3s across the top like the haircut. I passed him 8-10 times last year hoping his 2s and 3s would eventually catch up to his brows and this year they did. He may not kill a score sheet but I don't care one bit. I like his look and his character.

I'm not gonna bore you with the details of the hunt on 10/21 but just know, he was in perfect position with the camera rolling and was none the wiser. I made a stupid stupid decision to aim at middle lung instead of my normal heart shot I have done for years with great success. My thinking was with 2 of my last 3 deer I hit them too low in the brisket and I thought I screwed up only to find them both at 50-60 yards. The deer in my avatar, I clipped the very tip of the bottom of the heart. **** lucky to get him so I'd been thinking about aiming higher all summer.

Well I can still see my pin moving from the heart to the middle lung that morning and I tripped the release on a chip shot, only to see my arrow hit in the top of the back area. Also found out I was suffering some nock pinch with some TGB nocks I just started using when my last Nocturnal was lost. You can see the loopty loop of my arrow in flight and it slamming sideways on entry. It may have made me shoot a little high and affected my penetration but I'm still blaming it on the stupid aim choice change I made at the last second. It was all a perfect storm of disaster...add a slight duck, and my brows went running away with 1-2" of arrow in him. My first trophy lost with a bow..

Bad news is we lost him. Dog folks said they wouldn't be able to help me either. Good news is he showed up 10 days later no worse for the wear with a small hole for a wound. He's been very sporadic coming in occassionally until M-W of this week. He came in and stayed a long time each evening. So I'm here in Tom Green County sitting in camp with a good drink looking for a little redemption hoping he shows up looking for some girlfriends or dinner. He may not show, he may be so educated he may not get within 50 yards of human smell but I'm gonna spend Mon-Sat trying to redeem myself and finish the job. Figured I'd start a live hunt to keep myself motivated and make it interesting. My blind has good signal so I'm hoping to update like we did Skinny's hunt from the same blind last year! Y'all pull up a chair, follow along and wish me luck.. We are in it for the week starting tomorrow am.



Pics of Flattop almost all are post shot.. (sorry for the quality....some are from my Covert wireless and some are from my TC checks)







First day back



Shot marked








Arrow on it's way see loopty loop.




Not there yet



Impact



Dialed in with the Black Hornets.








And of course the video of the choke job..

http://youtu.be/_Nq_fBmD51g

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Old 11-12-2017, 10:10 PM   #2
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First!!!!


Haha! Good luck to ya, Smart! I hope you seal the deal on this buck!


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Old 11-12-2017, 10:11 PM   #3
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Good luck. That's an awesome looking deer!
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:12 PM   #4
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Good luck, Jason. Looking forward to the LDPís and seeing the Black Hornet carnage.
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:14 PM   #5
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He must have lost his ear tag

Great looking deer. Takes a big man to admit he botched a shot. I'll be following all week, looking forward to seeing the LDPs.

Not looking forward to how much we will hear about this trophy all season after you kill him
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:19 PM   #6
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I'll be following! Good luck Jason!
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:28 PM   #7
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Hope ya get him! Watching.

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Old 11-12-2017, 10:31 PM   #8
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:31 PM   #9
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Good luck Jason.
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:33 PM   #10
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I sprayed scent thief outside earlier... should have paralyzed their noses across the state, so you don't need to worry with that
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:36 PM   #11
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Get em bro!! 2nd time is a charm!
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:36 PM   #12
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I sprayed scent thief outside earlier... should have paralyzed their noses across the state, so you don't need to worry with that


Saaaahweet!!
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:37 PM   #13
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In.
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:37 PM   #14
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This is gonna be a good redemption story, I can feel it.

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Old 11-12-2017, 10:44 PM   #15
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:45 PM   #16
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Get Em!
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:47 PM   #17
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:49 PM   #18
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Good luck Jason.

Aim small, miss small.
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:52 PM   #19
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What broadhead is that? Looks nasty.
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:59 PM   #20
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Old 11-12-2017, 10:59 PM   #21
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What broadhead is that? Looks nasty.
Thatís a Magnus Black Hornet.

Good luck Smarty
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Old 11-12-2017, 11:08 PM   #22
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Good luck hero...heís a pretty buck thatís for sure. Iím confident you can seal the deal the 2nd time around.
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Old 11-12-2017, 11:31 PM   #23
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Good Luck Jason!
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:48 AM   #24
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Get sum

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Old 11-13-2017, 01:27 AM   #25
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Good luck Jason. I️ hope he shows.
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:36 AM   #26
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Good luck Buddy.

Why the Broadhead change???


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Old 11-13-2017, 05:56 AM   #27
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Good luck...
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:34 AM   #28
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Well folks its been a rodeo of a night. No electricity all night since 12:30am and still. No water to shower because the pump is of course, electric. No sleep except the 11:30-12:30 hour without my CPAP. Cannot sleep without it. No cell booster so no signal to pass time inside. Sat on my couch all night in pitch black like I was in the hole in solitary confinement. Standing outside now in pea soup fog and misting rain to get signal to tell you the live hunt starts this afternoon if electricity comes back on..... I don't want to stink up the area after this fiasco. This is just not my year.

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Old 11-13-2017, 06:42 AM   #29
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I'll be there tomorrow night...hopefully power will be fixed.....or I'll bring my generator

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Old 11-13-2017, 06:44 AM   #30
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What happen to Grim Reapers?
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:59 AM   #31
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What happen to Grim Reapers?


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Good luck Buddy.

Why the Broadhead change???


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Two things..

1). FND and Skinny have been butchering the hogs with them this year. I bought some for my pig lease..

2). My OCD wonders if I would have had better penetration to at least have broken his back on the bad shot and loopy arrow with a COC or fixed head.

Love my Grim Reapers but they did not do well in this perfect storm of disaster penetration wise. They are still my go to for deer, Im just bringing in the reinforcements.
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:05 AM   #32
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I guess I can understand that logic.

I have been kicking around the idea getting some ramcats just to have a fixed blade option.


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Old 11-13-2017, 07:40 AM   #33
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:40 AM   #34
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Power back on! Off to bed for a few!
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:57 AM   #35
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He's a good one. You couldnt have placed the arrow any better for later redemption. Waiting to see him when you get that shot again.
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:16 AM   #36
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Good luck today brother! Tuned in
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:20 AM   #37
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Good luck Jason!! Aim small (at the heart) miss small...
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:25 AM   #38
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Get him Stinky!😄
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:25 AM   #39
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Well folks its been a rodeo of a night. No electricity all night since 12:30am and still. No water to shower because the pump is of course, electric. No sleep except the 11:30-12:30 hour without my CPAP. Cannot sleep without it. No cell booster so no signal to pass time inside. Sat on my couch all night in pitch black like I was in the hole in solitary confinement. Standing outside now in pea soup fog and misting rain to get signal to tell you the live hunt starts this afternoon if electricity comes back on..... I don't want to stink up the area after this fiasco. This is just not my year.
Need to borrow my welding/generator machine?

Edit: just read you got the power back on
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:35 AM   #40
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Good luck, Smart!
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:18 AM   #41
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Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:10 AM   #42
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Need power to sleep. Botch a shot on that little buck. Won't hunt till you shower. Dang yuppies!!

Kill that son of a gun!!
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:16 AM   #43
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No sleep? That's a problem. No shower ? That's a problem.
Hey! take a cold bath!!!!!!!! That'll get the funk off of ya and dang sure wake you up! Now, hunt for those of us who cant, please!
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:18 AM   #44
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:19 AM   #45
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Need power to sleep. Botch a shot on that little buck. Won't hunt till you shower. Dang yuppies!!

Kill that son of a gun!!
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:21 AM   #46
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:37 AM   #47
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:46 AM   #48
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Thanks fellas. Lotta deer on my camera this am but not the right one.


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No sleep? That's a problem. No shower ? That's a problem.

Hey! take a cold bath!!!!!!!! That'll get the funk off of ya and dang sure wake you up! Now, hunt for those of us who cant, please!

No cold water either. It's a well in the middle of nowhere. Pump no workie without electricity.




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Need power to sleep. Botch a shot on that little buck. Won't hunt till you shower. Dang yuppies!!

Kill that son of a gun!!

If I was hunting him with a trophy8 cheater stick, my big *** wouldn't need a shower either..

Bad sleep apnea. Need my machine... I'd rather stay awake than die

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Old 11-13-2017, 10:54 AM   #49
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Foggy as heck this am... good deer numbers with 35 pics this am but couldn't make em all out. Clock is one hour ahead.



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Old 11-13-2017, 01:04 PM   #50
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Go get him this afternoon Smart. Good luck on redemption!


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