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Old 11-15-2015, 08:12 PM   #1
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Default 1st buck kill with a bow, above cloud 9 right now.

Picked up the bow about 13 years ago and have passed many,many young bucks over that span hoping they would grow mature then I would get a chance at them. I'm guessing I have over 1k+ hours on stand. I did get my 1st chance at a mature buck last year and ended up shooting just over his back.

Fast forward to today

Been getting a good buck coming in since Halloween. Came in 3 times to a camera I have a dripper hanging in front of. Sorry for crappy cell phone pics



Usually don't hunt this stand in the AM because it's extremely hard to get in there without blowing deer out. Lots of leaves and its down in a bottom area where lots of deer bed. Last night we got about .5" of rain so I thought this was my chance. I was able to slip in silently and at 7am this morning this guy exploded out of the woods to my right and starting chasing a doe. After a few minutes went by he started coming in to a spot I had hand corned this AM that was 15 yards in front of me. Let an arrow fly and hit double lungs. I thought my heart was going to explode with excitement. I waited 3.5hours because I definitely didn't want to jump the deer and I knew I had hit back just a tad. Couldn't explain the weight that was lifted off my shoulders when I found him laying motionless! Good to finally be in the bow kill category now with all you pros!
I have no clue on what he scores.
21 pts. (9 on left,12 on right)
18.5" inside spread




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Old 11-15-2015, 08:15 PM   #2
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That is an awesome buck, congrats.
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:15 PM   #3
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Congrats, that is a stud!
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:15 PM   #4
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Man what a stud.... Congrats!
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:15 PM   #5
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He's a stud congratulations. Well worth the wait.
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:15 PM   #6
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Congratulations. Great deer!
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:16 PM   #7
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Awesome! Congrats!
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:16 PM   #8
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Holy cow! That is a monster!
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:16 PM   #9
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Mercy. That is one helluva way to join the club. Congrats in a big way.
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:16 PM   #10
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Jeez, one heckuva first bow buck!!! A real beauty!
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:17 PM   #11
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Wow. Congrats. Stud for sure
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:18 PM   #12
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That's an absolute stud. Congrats.
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:18 PM   #13
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Great deer! Nothing like the feeling of slinging an arrow at a mature deer. Completely different deal than using a gun. Congrats!
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:19 PM   #14
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Nice work amigo! That's a stud!
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:22 PM   #15
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holy crap! that is one awesome buck, congratulations! you will likely put in quite a few more years worth of hours on stand before you kill another one like that. . Sounds like you earned that bad boy!
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:22 PM   #16
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Impressive buck!!! Big congrats to you.
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:24 PM   #17
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Nice! Congrats on the buck, definitely a stud!
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:25 PM   #18
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Wow!! Congratulations!
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:26 PM   #19
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VERY Good Buck. Congrats. Sure going to be hard to get better then that.
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:26 PM   #20
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That's a toad!!
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:26 PM   #21
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That's an incredible buck! Congrats.
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:28 PM   #22
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Incredible Buck, Congratulations
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:28 PM   #23
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If that is a "good" buck then I am doing it all wrong!


Congrats and thanks for sharing
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:31 PM   #24
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Man that's outstanding! Hard work payed off! Helluva deer Congrats!!!
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:32 PM   #25
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Congrats on a monster buck!
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:38 PM   #26
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Great payoff for your years of discipline!
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:39 PM   #27
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I don't see a shot that was " a tad back" at all. You hammered him! Congrats on a really nice animal!
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:45 PM   #28
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Goodness gracious man. That is some deer.
You hit it out of the park with that one.
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:46 PM   #29
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What a bruiser!!!
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:47 PM   #30
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Wowser!! heck of a first bow buck! congrats sir!
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:48 PM   #31
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Worth waiting for defiantly.
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:48 PM   #32
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Good for you! Well done.
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:49 PM   #33
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Wow. Awesome buck. Congrats!
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:50 PM   #34
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Love those dark antlers.
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:50 PM   #35
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Awesome deer, congrats!
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:51 PM   #36
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Amazing deer man
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:54 PM   #37
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That is a fantastic deer.

CONGRATS!!!!!
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:55 PM   #38
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what a stud! Awesome Work
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:56 PM   #39
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13 years is dedication. Congrats!
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:57 PM   #40
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Man.... What a deer. Good things come who those who wait. Congrats!
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:58 PM   #41
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What a giant! Congrats
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:58 PM   #42
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Persistence has definitely paid off!!! Congrats!!!
What a buck!!!
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:58 PM   #43
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Stud! Congrats.
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:59 PM   #44
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That is an awesome deer. Congrats
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Old 11-15-2015, 09:00 PM   #45
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Congrats. That's a great deer!
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Old 11-15-2015, 09:00 PM   #46
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That's a beast!!!! Was that in Oklahoma?
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Old 11-15-2015, 09:03 PM   #47
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People dream of deer of that caliber. For a first whitetail buck harvest with a bow, that's one hell of a deer. You better shoulder mount that bad boy! Good job bud!
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Old 11-15-2015, 09:09 PM   #48
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Man, you kinda set the bar high for a first bow kill. Tremendous buck.

Those back kickers are awesome.
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Old 11-15-2015, 09:16 PM   #49
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Thanks everyone, yes this one was taken north of red river. Any ideas on score?
You better believe it's going on the wall!
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Old 11-15-2015, 09:21 PM   #50
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That is a stud brother! Hell of a first bow buck!
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