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Old 07-14-2019, 10:16 AM   #1
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This is a hunt from November 2017 in Edwards county, hunting low fence exotics and whitetail. Myself and two good buddies went out for a 4 day trip to take advantage of the incoming cold front; if I recall correctly it was second really good front of the year. Upon checking trail cameras we saw a unique whitetail that I wanted to go after, and we also identified a pattern for a nice sika buck. I've taken a big Sika before and knew how badly Paul, one of my best buds, wanted to go after one. In my opinion, it adds more fun and perhaps difficulty going after a specific animal or species rather than just letting an arrow go at anything big that walks in (meat hunts are a different story); I've politely enforced that on my buddies that I bring out there as well and am fairly strict on what they can hunt after. I was more than happy to give Paul the greenlight to shoot a sika buck or doe with his bow if he got a chance this trip.

Well I'll be ****ed if he didn't get it done on the first morning, and with an incredibly lucky shot. The arrow should have stuck between the bucks legs but ended up hitting right where he wanted it to--only because the deer ducked right into it. Although penetration doesn't look good in the video, it poked an exit hole and the buck was done in 65 yards. I believe what happened was because he had to bend around a tree, he canted his bow sideways and was holding his pins at a diagonal instead of straight up and down. When they came and picked me up, they told me that he shot a Sika doe-hence the extra excitement on recovery.



2 pictures of the whitetail I was going after that I never ended up seeing at all that year. He didn't grow that unique brow the following year (2018) but did have a nice kicker, and was later killed by a 13yr old boy as his first buck.

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Old 07-14-2019, 10:26 AM   #2
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Bad *** video
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:27 AM   #3
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That’s a big Sika no doubt. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:31 AM   #4
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What an awesome hunt! Great video too. You are truly blessed to be able to hunt that part of Texas. I can only dream of something like that.
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:32 AM   #5
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He immediately bled like crazy! Nice video.
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:47 AM   #6
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Love that country! Great story all the way around!
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Old 07-14-2019, 11:01 AM   #7
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Monster Sika!
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Old 07-14-2019, 01:50 PM   #8
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Cool video, Patton. We see sika does (a couple different varieties) on our lease every time we're there, but we've yet to see a buck. I'm hoping they'll show up chasing the ladies around during the rut though. I don't know where they're hanging out right now.
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Old 07-14-2019, 05:38 PM   #9
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Nice one, and great video!
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:11 PM   #10
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Awesome video. Great footage. I really like your apparel. What camo pattern/brand is it?
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:12 PM   #11
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Great video
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Old 07-14-2019, 08:32 PM   #12
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Man.. that's so cool! Love the video

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Old 07-14-2019, 08:51 PM   #13
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Can't say that I know a single thing about sika deer, but that was a great video. Your other ones are good, too!
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:01 PM   #14
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Great video and congrats!
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:09 PM   #15
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Great video and great hunt!
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:49 PM   #16
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Great job on the video and congrats on the Sika


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Old 07-14-2019, 10:54 PM   #17
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Man that’s an excellent video! Great sika too!
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Old 07-14-2019, 11:02 PM   #18
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Awesome buck. Great job on the video. Well done. Congrats Patton.
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Old 07-15-2019, 12:53 AM   #19
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Awesome video. Great footage. I really like your apparel. What camo pattern/brand is it?
First Lite is the brand, Cipher is the pattern I believe.

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Old 07-15-2019, 12:58 AM   #20
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Curious as to what camera you used to film and was that at 4K? Outstanding cinematography and editing.
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Old 07-15-2019, 06:14 AM   #21
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Awesome video Patton. One of my favorite animals.
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Old 07-15-2019, 06:32 AM   #22
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wow great video!
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Old 07-15-2019, 06:50 AM   #23
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Congrats. Heck of a trophy.
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Old 07-15-2019, 07:30 AM   #24
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Great video!
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Old 07-15-2019, 07:45 AM   #25
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Edwards County ROCKS! I have been a land owner since 2015 and I love it.
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Old 07-15-2019, 07:52 AM   #26
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Sika deer with Axis antlers. Wow. Great job.
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Old 07-15-2019, 08:25 AM   #27
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Much thanks y’all! It’s one of the coolest areas in the state IMO and I’m incredibly blessed and lucky to be able to enjoy it. Would appreciate if y’all ‘liked and subscribed’ as well.

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Cool video, Patton. We see sika does (a couple different varieties) on our lease every time we're there, but we've yet to see a buck. I'm hoping they'll show up chasing the ladies around during the rut though. I don't know where they're hanging out right now.
I hope you see some this year! I used an ez-estrous elk call last year and called in the biggest sika I’ve ever seen, passed because I was going after elk. I’ll text you the video; might be worth trying some calling though.
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Awesome video. Great footage. I really like your apparel. What camo pattern/brand is it?
My friend Paul is wearing First Lite Cipher and I had on Sitka-Sub Alpine. I’ve since switched completely to First Lite.
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Curious as to what camera you used to film and was that at 4K? Outstanding cinematography and editing.
Camera is a RED Scarlet and it shoots in 5k, that video is 4K at 120FPS. One of our best buddies started his own videography so he has all the gear and talent.
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Sika deer with Axis antlers. Wow. Great job.
He has 8pts like regular Sika do, not sure what you mean? And thanks!!

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Old 07-15-2019, 10:04 AM   #28
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Great video....He has a really dark color and will make one fantastic looking mount!!!
Congrats.
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:16 AM   #29
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Awesome video, thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:48 AM   #30
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Great footage Patton! I have seen the shot before but the actual video is top notch
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Old 07-15-2019, 11:07 AM   #31
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It was a gusher
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Old 07-15-2019, 11:26 AM   #32
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I cant see the video how can I see it on the web if anyone could help out? Think I found it is called Luck of the Draw?

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Old 07-15-2019, 11:38 AM   #33
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That is Bad @ss!
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Old 07-15-2019, 11:44 AM   #34
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Got lucky with that shot... somebody was looking out for you!!
Great cinematography and editing-- your buddy obviously knows what he's doing.
Congrats!
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Old 07-15-2019, 11:55 AM   #35
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Nice job, nice animal, great video


Sierracharlie out…
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Old 07-15-2019, 12:15 PM   #36
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I cant see the video how can I see it on the web if anyone could help out? Think I found it is called Luck of the Draw?
https://youtu.be/VpJI4G_Vt0o
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Old 07-15-2019, 12:22 PM   #37
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Dang lucky shot. It was a gusher for sure.

The reenactment stuff always cracks me up on hunting videos LOL
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Old 07-15-2019, 01:03 PM   #38
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Old 07-15-2019, 01:28 PM   #39
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He has 8pts like regular Sika do, not sure what you mean? And thanks!!
Just mean they're huge.
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Old 07-15-2019, 04:38 PM   #40
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Thank y'all- I passed on the good words to the real talent- the videoguy.

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Great footage Patton! I have seen the shot before but the actual video is top notch
Thank you Hunter! Much appreciated.
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Got lucky with that shot... somebody was looking out for you!!
Great cinematography and editing-- your buddy obviously knows what he's doing.
Congrats!
TBhr Bocephus/Paul was the shooter. And our friend Mike is certainly a video wizard-excited to see what he can get on video this year. Getting him to come on the hunting trip is a challenge in itself with his schedule, let alone getting anything on camera.
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Dang lucky shot. It was a gusher for sure.

The reenactment stuff always cracks me up on hunting videos LOL
Yeah we're more of triggermen than actors and lucky shot indeed! Really though the only staged/reenacted parts are him drawing the bow, his goofy voice over, and the actual propped up LDP. They told me he had shot a doe so my excitement and surprise was real upon finding it.
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Just mean they're huge.
Ha! I was thinking you were saying it was a hybrid or something.
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Old 07-15-2019, 05:16 PM   #41
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Awesome video and great editing too! Well done
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