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Old 09-30-2017, 01:01 PM   #1
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Well I've been chasing this guy since last year. Finally connected and it was an hour into the season! Had this deer coming to 1 feeder for the most part, but when I went to check cameras yesterday, he had moved to a couple other spots. I'm thinking the rain had something to do with it, as the original spot was almost flooded.

So I changed my original plan and hunted a tree stand this morning. Was worried I didn't have a harness here, but I found one in the shed. I overslept a little, but got on stand after a muddy walk about 1.5 hours before sunrise. Had a pig come in at first light but didn't want to shoot. I then had a smaller buck come in behind me but he spooked. Feeder goes off at 7:45 and I see my deer about 75yds out at 8:00, but he goes behind some trees and disappears. I have some turkeys come in but the quickly leave when this guy pops back out. I grab my bow and try to calm my nerves. He goes behind the feeder where I don't have a shot and then a doe comes in. I'm hoping she doesn't see me draw, but he comes around to the front and I draw and put an arrow in him. High lung on the entrance, just above the heart on the exit. Not a complete pass through but the arrow went up to the fletchings. I think I hear him go down, but I stick in the stand for 30-40 min. Walk to where I thought he was and there he was!

First good bow buck for me.
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:02 PM   #2
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:04 PM   #3
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Awesome deer!!!! Congrats!


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Old 09-30-2017, 01:05 PM   #4
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Nice buck congrats.
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:06 PM   #5
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:06 PM   #6
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Great buck! Congrats
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:06 PM   #7
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Great deer
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:07 PM   #8
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Congratulations! Great buck!
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:08 PM   #9
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Wow, great buck!
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:08 PM   #10
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Awesome buck! Congrats
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:09 PM   #11
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Very nice. Congrats
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:10 PM   #12
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Congrats! Nothing better than getting your target buck.

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Old 09-30-2017, 01:10 PM   #13
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Awesome buck and pretty cool with the black face. Congrats.
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:12 PM   #14
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I think I just saw this buck in the game section...... He looks bigger now than in those pictures. I like how symmetrical he is and that cape is awesome. Congrats on your best bow buck.
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:12 PM   #15
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Very nice! Congrats
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:13 PM   #16
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Yes sir!! Congratulations
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:14 PM   #17
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Very nice, congrats!
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:14 PM   #18
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Very nice


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Old 09-30-2017, 01:14 PM   #19
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Very nice
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:14 PM   #20
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Very good deer and one to be proud of.
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:14 PM   #21
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:15 PM   #22
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Nice one man
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:16 PM   #23
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Congrats on a heck of a good buck
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:18 PM   #24
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Great buck, congrats!
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:18 PM   #25
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Heck of a buck. Congrats
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:20 PM   #26
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Great buck. Congrats!
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:21 PM   #27
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Hell yeah!
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:22 PM   #28
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Great deer congrats!!

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Old 09-30-2017, 01:23 PM   #29
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That is a great buck and one to be proud of for sure.
Congrats to you.

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Old 09-30-2017, 01:25 PM   #30
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Awesome buck. Congratulations!
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:26 PM   #31
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That's impressive! Congratulations
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:27 PM   #32
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:28 PM   #33
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That's a dandy!
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:29 PM   #34
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Congrats on a great buck!
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:31 PM   #35
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Nice buck!
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:32 PM   #36
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congrats!
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:34 PM   #37
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Nice !!!!
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:35 PM   #38
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Awesome deer, congrats.

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Old 09-30-2017, 01:35 PM   #39
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Congrats on an awesome buck.
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:36 PM   #40
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Man brother that a hellof a start.
Concrats

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Old 09-30-2017, 01:37 PM   #41
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Congrats Justin
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:38 PM   #42
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Great buck, congrats!!
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:40 PM   #43
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WOW awesome buck!
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:42 PM   #44
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Nicely done
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:43 PM   #45
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Congratulations on a great buck!!
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:46 PM   #46
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Pretty buck. Congrats
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:48 PM   #47
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Congrats, awesome buck

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Old 09-30-2017, 01:54 PM   #48
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Awesome buck, Justin! I assume this is the place we talked about at the golf tournament?
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:55 PM   #49
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Heck of a buck!
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Old 09-30-2017, 02:02 PM   #50
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Toad!
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