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Old 01-10-2016, 08:12 PM   #1
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Default Deer named "Socks" is down.

Well folks, I got it done on our lease this morning. We still had a trophy to kill but with livestock show this coming week I knew I probably wouldn't make it out there. Today I decided to give it a try.

My target deer got killed a couple days ago by a rifle hunter about a mile away. Im very glad he got it cause he is a friend that I call Pops. It was his first trophy buck in about 25 years.

Knowing that buck was gone I decided I would hunt an 8 point I named "Socks". His front two legs had a lot of white. Since he is a regular at my feeder I had a good feeling I would get a chance at him. Well about 8:15am he came in there running all the young ones off. Problem is there wasn't but a few kernels left. He was on the move and would not present a shot for me. Two of the little guys decided to fight just out of view and he went after them. I thought he wouldn't come back due to the lack of corn. Well a few minutes went by and he deiced to make his way back into view. It was go time.

He walked in like he owned the place.

I quickly drew back and got settled. I waited for him to step forward and before I knew it the arrow was on its way. I noticed the shot was a tad back but he was quartering away pretty good. I also heard a load DING which was the arrow hitting my feeder leg. He bolted out of there and I saw blood spray out twice as he ran across my view. Money!!! After getting myself settled I took a look with my binos. I noticed the feeder leg had blood splattered on it and my arrow was laying on the ground bloody. Heck yeah!! I decided to give him an hour before tracking due to the tad back shot. I just wanted to be safe.

9:15 so its was time to track. Before I jumped in my pen I noticed some blood so I followed it. I never lost the blood trail. I followed it for around 70 yards thats when I caught a glimpse of him up ahead. I stopped and looked for breathing but there was none. Thank you lord.

He is not a monster but a great bow kill to me. He has long main beams and a nice spread, with light pencil antlers. Just something about him that I liked.

The shot turned out good with the exit being right on the money. The 2 blade 100grn Rage chisel tip did its job and more. It blew right through the opposite shoulder breaking the leg bone and smashing against the feeder leg. The broadhead had some damage of course but I don't care. It did its job.

Now the pics. These were taken by myself using my Iphone camera delay. Thanks to technology. One thing I hadn't noticed about the beanie I was wearing is this was my dads beanie. After he passed my mom gave it back to me. Thanks for being with me this morning dad.

As he was laying when I walked up. It appears he survived a rifle neck shot but didn't survive a bow shot. Lol




The entrance.

The exit.

Who said Rage wont break leg bones.



Thanks for reading amigos.

Ray

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Old 01-10-2016, 08:19 PM   #2
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A rage?! haha congrats! I shoot rage chisel point 2 blade
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Old 01-10-2016, 08:21 PM   #3
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Great Buck, Thanks for sharing

Like they say when shooting Rage " just hit them in the deer" their dead
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Old 01-10-2016, 08:22 PM   #4
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Congrats bud. Nice buck
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Old 01-10-2016, 08:24 PM   #5
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Nice write up. Way to get it done!
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Old 01-10-2016, 08:26 PM   #6
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Very nice
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Old 01-10-2016, 08:27 PM   #7
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Grest buck. Congrats and thank you for the write up.
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Old 01-10-2016, 08:29 PM   #8
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Way to go Amigo! Congrats on a nice bow buck bro
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Old 01-10-2016, 08:32 PM   #9
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Congrats!!!
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Old 01-10-2016, 08:34 PM   #10
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Nice write up! Love Rage bh! Congrats
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Old 01-10-2016, 08:45 PM   #11
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Great looking 8 point,congrats!!
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Old 01-10-2016, 08:52 PM   #12
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Good looking buck. Congrats
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Old 01-10-2016, 09:02 PM   #13
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Congrats Ray.
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Old 01-10-2016, 09:04 PM   #14
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Great buck, congrats!!!
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Old 01-10-2016, 09:17 PM   #15
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Congrats nice deer
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Old 01-10-2016, 09:21 PM   #16
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Congrats Poco!
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Old 01-10-2016, 09:24 PM   #17
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Congrats amigo. Just curious what the neck wound looked like when the hide was removed.
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Old 01-10-2016, 09:25 PM   #18
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Congrats Ray. Hellava buck!!

Good luck at the shows this week! Hope for a good report
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Old 01-10-2016, 09:29 PM   #19
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Great write up. Great shot!
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Old 01-10-2016, 09:32 PM   #20
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Awesome read and buck Ray! Congrats!
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Old 01-10-2016, 09:33 PM   #21
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Good stuff. Congrats Ray!!
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Old 01-10-2016, 11:14 PM   #22
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Nice buck
Congrats!
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Old 01-11-2016, 08:00 AM   #23
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Congrats and good job on a nice buck!
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Old 01-11-2016, 08:04 AM   #24
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Congrats on a nice buck!!
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Old 01-11-2016, 08:26 AM   #25
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Way to go Ray! Great job and a nice buck. Reminds me of one I shot a few years back.
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Old 01-11-2016, 08:57 AM   #26
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Congrats Ray!
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:08 AM   #27
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Nice buck, congrats.
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:30 AM   #28
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Congrats Ray. Great buck and shot.
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:32 AM   #29
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Congrats
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:45 AM   #30
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Thats just a beautiful deer and a great way to end the season. I love the fact that you are a family oriented man and you dont mind showing that in your posts. Im much the same way. Thank you for sharing with us!
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:57 AM   #31
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Looks like a good shot to me. Great deer!
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Old 01-11-2016, 11:00 AM   #32
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Great shot man!
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Old 01-11-2016, 12:04 PM   #33
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Quote:
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Congrats amigo. Just curious what the neck wound looked like when the hide was removed.
?x2 congrats again friend. Seeing that deer alive was awesome, seeing him dead in front of you even better.
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Old 01-11-2016, 12:18 PM   #34
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congrats on a nice buck
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:28 PM   #35
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Way to Go Ray!
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Old 01-11-2016, 02:09 PM   #36
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Nice buck and what a whole! Congrats!
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Old 01-11-2016, 03:14 PM   #37
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That is an impressive exit wound. Rage do the job for sure.
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Old 01-11-2016, 04:32 PM   #38
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very nice brother . . . . . thanks for the write up!
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Old 01-11-2016, 04:38 PM   #39
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What's the spread? He sure looks wide.

That's a great buck! Congratulations and thanks for the write up
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Old 01-11-2016, 08:08 PM   #40
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It was a hair under 20".

Ray
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Old 01-11-2016, 08:38 PM   #41
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Congrats again dude
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Old 01-11-2016, 08:55 PM   #42
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Nice buck Ray! Glad you were able to get one of your target bucks.
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Old 01-12-2016, 07:14 AM   #43
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Well done Ray, congrats.
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Old 01-12-2016, 07:54 AM   #44
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Nice deer man, great shot and good story .
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Old 01-12-2016, 04:12 PM   #45
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Great job Ray and good looking deer.

Congrats!
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Old 01-12-2016, 05:46 PM   #46
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Congrats! Those Rage do some damage for sure!!!
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Old 01-12-2016, 06:08 PM   #47
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Just seeing this. Well done Ray, that was a perfect shot. Gotta love those wide deer.
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Old 01-13-2016, 10:05 AM   #48
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Congrats!
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Old 01-13-2016, 02:07 PM   #49
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I quickly determined after my first bow kill that a quartering away shot like you made, in the exact location I did, will put them down in a hurry. And is my preferred shot to take. Congrats!
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:58 AM   #50
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