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Old 12-20-2016, 01:33 PM   #1
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I finally patterned my Big Buck. Cams show he comes in every Tuesday. For the last month it's been that way. Bids at work, Jury Duty, Sickness.... I haven't been able to go but he was there during daylight hours only on Tuesdays. I finally was free this week and healthy. I put in my leave request yesterday and got off today. I woke at 4:20 took my scent free shower and put on my base layers. I headed to the lease. I stopped in the parking lot of the closest country store and finished suiting up. Got there at 6:05. 22 degrees. Climbed in to the stand after a little crunchy walk over the frosty leaves. At 7:15 the feeder goes off. Within 5 minutes I catch movement over my right shoulder East of my feeder and see legs crossing the path. I wait 15 mins and the tall 3 yr old 9 pt steps out into the road on the other side West of the feeder. He looks toward me and the feeder but decides to keep going. He walks back to the south. I waited about 10 more minutes and he never showed. Nature was calling so I gave in and stood up and heeded the call. As I was bundling back up I looked over my shoulder to the West to see my Big Buck coming down the road toward the feeder about 80 yards out. Then out stepped another smaller buck behind him about 40 yards further. Big one was acting all dominate swaying his head as he walked posturing to let the other one know he was the boss. Little one stayed back. What and awesome show. I slowly got turned around as he came directly toward me. Hadn't had time to get zipped or buckled back up or get my gloves back on. I got my bow off the hanger on the third attempt and was in position. He's steadily coming closing the distance. I hooked up my release and watched. He made it to the back of the feeder pen and hung up at 35yds. Chip shot. He stopped behind a 6 ft cedar. I came to full draw expecting him to take a couple steps into the clear. He sensed something wasn't right. The wind was very light and from the south he was west of the feeder and I was east of it. I think he must have been looking through the branches toward the feeder and saw movement as I drew. So he spun and took about six steps back the way he had come into the wide open and broadside. I settled my 40 yd pin on his vitals and let the arrow fly. I watched as it reached him on a downward trajectory. I was lined up perfectly to hit behind his front leg but was short and missed just under his chest. Clean miss. He didn't snort or blow and bounded off. Didn't haul butt. But he left and so did the other one. I'm dejected, but it was the first time I've seen him live this year. I successfully patterned him and got the chance. I don't think he is spooked too bad and may get another chance at him before season ends. It was a great hunt. I thank God for the opportunity and give him the praise for it. I'm not done. Headed back out this evening. It's still Tuesday and he didn't eat this morning. Maybe he will come back. I could easily woulda coulda shoulda myself to death and did some of that on the way home, but that won't change things or put him in my truck. I love bowhunting!!!! Here's the latest Pic I have.

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Old 12-20-2016, 01:36 PM   #2
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Dang!! He's a great deer


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Old 12-20-2016, 01:51 PM   #3
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You never forget the close calls. It will be one of your best memories...until you get him.

That's weird how he was coming in every Tuesday
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Old 12-20-2016, 01:57 PM   #4
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His doe must have a Tupperware party at their bedding spot on Tuesday evenings.
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Old 12-20-2016, 01:57 PM   #5
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Hope you share some LDPs soon!
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Old 12-20-2016, 01:59 PM   #6
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Hey man, if all my missed opportunities were piled up, I couldn't haul 'em in a dump truck !
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:00 PM   #7
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:12 PM   #8
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Awesome write up! Good luck getting that guy...
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:16 PM   #9
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That's so odd that he only comes on Tuesdays. Wonder what is happening only on Tuesdays that makes him want to head to your feeder. Great story by the way. I hope you get another opportunity to stick him good and put him on your wall. He is worth the effort.
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:25 PM   #10
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Did you check with the local Grayson County keyboard biologist to see if he approved of the taking of this buck?
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:40 PM   #11
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Beautiful deer. I would have never been able to figure out a deer comes to my stand only on a certain day. Good luck
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:44 PM   #12
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Nice story, better luck next time. The next best thing to a clean kill is a clean miss.
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:52 PM   #13
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Nice deer. You think maybe he smelled your ****??? I think next Tuesday you should empty your bladder at the country store.


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Old 12-20-2016, 07:41 PM   #14
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I don't think he smelled anything. He was 45 yds from me to the west even with me and what little wind there was from the south. The cedar he stopped behind when I drew was a little sparce on foilage. I thought it was a good time to draw with his head covered but I guess he saw me. Didn't see anything tonight. Guess I know what I'm doing next Tuesday.
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Old 12-20-2016, 08:40 PM   #15
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Sounds like you should try again next Tuesday
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Old 12-20-2016, 08:41 PM   #16
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Good story and great to hear you give God the glory. Hang in there divine intervention has a way of working itself out at a later date.
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Old 12-21-2016, 04:59 AM   #17
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did you check with the local grayson county keyboard biologist to see if he approved of the taking of this buck?
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Old 12-21-2016, 05:27 AM   #18
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Old 12-21-2016, 06:06 AM   #19
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Good luck and may the wind be in your favor.
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Old 12-21-2016, 07:25 AM   #20
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Great story! Good luck next Tuesday!

BTW, just for data collection, how far away from the stand did you do your business?
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Old 12-21-2016, 07:26 AM   #21
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Good luck next Tues!!!
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Old 12-21-2016, 07:38 AM   #22
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Thanks for sharing that story. I needed it.

I've hunted every weekend this year, except one, and have not shot anything. The bucks are coming in close, but I seem to be at the wrong stand when they do. I hope to connect before January 1.
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Old 12-21-2016, 07:46 AM   #23
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Thanks for sharing that story. I needed it.

I've hunted every weekend this year, except one, and have not shot anything. The bucks are coming in close, but I seem to be at the wrong stand when they do. I hope to connect before January 1.
Boy I needed it too! I've got handful of bucks coming in sporadically, one really, really, really nice stud. I've checked my cameras in the stand multiple times to see a deer was there... yesterday. Always a day late and a dollar short! and no pattern....

I am doing the same routine: scent free shower at 3:30, get dressed before I walk in, always forget one last pee!

Just put in for next Tuesday off
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Old 12-21-2016, 07:48 AM   #24
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Great story! Good luck next Tuesday!

BTW, just for data collection, how far away from the stand did you do your business?
It was #1 and from the ladder stand down beside the base of the tree.

**Yes I will be there next Tuesday for sure.**

Here's a pic from the first Tuesday when he started his pattern in Nov 22.

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Old 12-21-2016, 09:04 AM   #25
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That's a great buck, good luck with him! They're hungry right now, cold day should do it for you.
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Old 12-21-2016, 11:14 AM   #26
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Good luck, that's a good buck! Put him down!
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Old 12-23-2016, 04:11 PM   #27
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He's been back a couple times since Tuesday. Today at 11:24am. I'm in the stand now.

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Old 12-23-2016, 04:18 PM   #28
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That's a dang good deer, good luck
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Old 12-23-2016, 04:28 PM   #29
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Good luck , in for the ldp's !
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Old 12-23-2016, 04:46 PM   #30
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Unless you bumped him walking in, he's close by. Perfect opportunity to call him in. I'd bet a few soft tending grunts would get him to swing by for a look
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Old 12-23-2016, 05:43 PM   #31
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Old 12-23-2016, 05:46 PM   #32
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Old 12-24-2016, 06:40 AM   #33
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Well it didn't happen. I didn't see a thing. Foggy ccool and light breeze it was perfect. Oh well. Merry Christmas and stay tuned I'll be back in the stand Tuesday!
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Old 12-24-2016, 07:09 AM   #34
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Thanks for sharing, good luck on a great buck.
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Old 12-24-2016, 07:20 AM   #35
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Good luck and Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-24-2016, 07:50 AM   #36
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Great buck, I hope that you get another opportunity for a shot.
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Old 12-27-2016, 03:35 PM   #37
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Back in the tree. No sightings this morning. He was here yesterday from 4:15 to 5:15 and before that early Christmas morning. At the In Laws for Christmas yesterday. Got like 50 pics of him. Hope he's hungry this afternoon!
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Old 12-27-2016, 03:45 PM   #38
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Dang thats a hoss!! Sure hope you get him!
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Old 12-27-2016, 03:49 PM   #39
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Great deer! Hope he cooperates!
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Old 12-27-2016, 03:49 PM   #40
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Hope you get him!

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Old 12-27-2016, 03:54 PM   #41
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Good luck this afternoon!
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Old 12-28-2016, 08:17 AM   #42
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Well it didn't happen for me yesterday. Work and Holiday in the Park for the boy and wife tonight at six flags. Tomorrow morning work and I will be back at it from Thursday evening through Sun evening. I hope with that many days straight I will see him. I'll keep the post going. Thanks for all the well wishes and interest.
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Old 12-31-2016, 02:45 PM   #43
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Back in the stand. I didn't hunt this morning. A little discouraged the big one hadn't been on cam since Monday as of yesterday evening. I hunted Tuesday and then not again until Friday evening. I skipped this morning wind was high and wrong for my stand. Glad I didn't go. Shooting light was 7:02 and he was at the feeder from 6:42 to 6:54. Probably would have spooked him coming in or he would have winded me. Light westish wind now. Perfect for the stand. I have 3 hunts to make it happen. I'll post updates semi-live with any action. Fingers crossed. Happy New Years Eve to all. Be safe.
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Old 12-31-2016, 02:55 PM   #44
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Old 12-31-2016, 02:56 PM   #45
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Good luck!

But I hope he heads east crosses highway and makes it a home...jk lol

Shoot straight!
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Old 12-31-2016, 03:52 PM   #46
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Back in the stand. I didn't hunt this morning. A little discouraged the big one hadn't been on cam since Monday as of yesterday evening. I hunted Tuesday and then not again until Friday evening. I skipped this morning wind was high and wrong for my stand. Glad I didn't go. Shooting light was 7:02 and he was at the feeder from 6:42 to 6:54. Probably would have spooked him coming in or he would have winded me. Light westish wind now. Perfect for the stand. I have 3 hunts to make it happen. I'll post updates semi-live with any action. Fingers crossed. Happy New Years Eve to all. Be safe.
You need a Covert...
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Old 12-31-2016, 06:46 PM   #47
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And...so...? You did hunt this evening, right?
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Old 01-03-2017, 11:03 AM   #48
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Well didn't see him again New Years Eve evening and sat all day New Years Day. Hope he stays safe and keeps calling my place home. I'm gonna put out protein feeders this year and hope to blow him up to max potential. I'll do everything I can to bag him next year.
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Old 01-04-2017, 06:39 PM   #49
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It took me 6 years....
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Old 01-04-2017, 07:06 PM   #50
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This right here is what makes us a certain diehard breed. All the time we spend away from our families. We have a lot to be thankful for and we are very fortunate that our significant others allow us to pursue this passion of ours. Good luck on this bad boy buck. Hope you get him. I'll be in the stand as well trying to seal the deal on a mature biggun as another freeze approaches. Should get em stirred up for sure. Go get em
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