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Old 10-12-2019, 05:40 PM   #1
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Today I shot my nicest whitetail buck ever with a bow. In 20 years of bowhunting, this hunt was the most special. It all started a week and half ago when I saw the weather forecast was showing the biggest cold front of the year was predicted to blow in on Friday. At that point I made arrangements at work to take off Friday and head to the woods. Fast forward to yesterday, as the front was blowing in temps go down to 48 degrees but it was windy as hell and didnít let up all day. I decided to try and do some spot and stalking in an oak flat and to use the high winds in my favor to cover any noise or hide movement. I was able to stalk a group of does but blew my shot on one at 30 yards because my arrow clipped a limb and I just barely grazed her. Sucked but I wasnít too bummed because I knew when the wind stopped the hunting was going to be great.. well the wind blew all day and night until 630 this morning it completely stopped. I had been in my tree stand for 30 minutes and it was completely silent. After a few minutes I heard a hog grunt, shortly after, the big boar comes trotting right down a trail in front of me and starts eating acorns at 25 yards. I decided to pass him because I just felt confident the deer were going to move and I didnít want to disturb my hunt. 3 hours went by without seeing anything, the conditions were perfect and I knew I was going to see something. At 900am I look up and see a young buck walking through the brush 25 yards away. It was a respectable 8 that I was thinking about trying to shoot. About that time I notice more movement behind him. Itís a bachelor group of bucks moving through eating acorns! Just see horns moving all through the bushes so I sit tight and try to remain calm. After about 15 minutes they start to come out of the thicket one at a time, all smaller 6 and 8 points, until the last one stepped out I knew he was a shooter. He stayed out of range at 52 yards for what seemed like forever. They kept inching further away and I didnít think I was going to get a shot when all of a sudden, they take off in a single file line right to the base of an oak 25 yards in front of me! I sat there frozen until the perfect moment. They all had there heads down at once and started eating acorns while standing perfectly broadside, I drew back and the big one lifted up his head and looked at me, I put the pin right on the pump station and squeezed off and drilled him. He takes off and blood was spraying out of both sides. He runs 35 yards and stops, stands for a second goes down. I literally could not believe what just happened. I called allyssa and put her on FaceTime and videoed the whole ďtracking jobĒ I could hardly talk I was so excited. I went to grab my arrow out of the ground where he was standing. It was painted red, and then I followed the red painted trail to where he was laying. What a hunt. One Iíll remember for the rest of my life!


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Old 10-12-2019, 05:43 PM   #2
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Very Nice Deer. Congratulations
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Old 10-12-2019, 05:44 PM   #3
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Great buck! Congrats!
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Old 10-12-2019, 05:45 PM   #4
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A Beauty!
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Old 10-12-2019, 05:45 PM   #5
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That's a great looking deer. Congratulation on a great accomplishment! Enjoyed your story.
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Old 10-12-2019, 05:46 PM   #6
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Great deer!
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Old 10-12-2019, 05:50 PM   #7
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Nice buck
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Old 10-12-2019, 05:50 PM   #8
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That’s a great looking deer - congrats!
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Old 10-12-2019, 05:50 PM   #9
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Very nice, congrats
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Old 10-12-2019, 05:51 PM   #10
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Great buck! Congrats
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Old 10-12-2019, 05:51 PM   #11
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Heck of a deer!
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Old 10-12-2019, 05:51 PM   #12
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Great deer. Congrats
Love the way you brought him out
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Old 10-12-2019, 05:52 PM   #13
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And an excellent buck at that congrats to you sir!!
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Old 10-12-2019, 05:54 PM   #14
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Congratulations on a great deer!
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Old 10-12-2019, 05:54 PM   #15
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:02 PM   #16
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Great buck man. Looks like a bloodbath.
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:05 PM   #17
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:07 PM   #18
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Great hunting story and buck.
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:13 PM   #19
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Wow that is an awesome buck and great shot!
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:16 PM   #20
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Great buck. Congrats


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Old 10-12-2019, 06:16 PM   #21
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Congratulations! I love that dark and wide rack.
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:19 PM   #22
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Heck of a shot and beautiful deer. Congrats.


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Old 10-12-2019, 06:25 PM   #23
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**** nice archery buck! Congrats!
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:28 PM   #24
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Congratulations

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Old 10-12-2019, 06:30 PM   #25
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Great bastrop county buck. Let us know what he scores
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:31 PM   #26
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Man that's cool.Congrats on a great buck!
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:41 PM   #27
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Nice one, and a great shot!
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:44 PM   #28
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:50 PM   #29
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Awesome buck congratulations
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:53 PM   #30
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Great deer man and a good write-up. Congratulations!
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:55 PM   #31
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Congrats! I’m up in a tree in Bastrop co. hoping for the same luck to come my way!
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:55 PM   #32
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Nice buck; Congrats!!!
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:59 PM   #33
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Heck of nice buck! Nice shot too!
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Old 10-12-2019, 07:00 PM   #34
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Sounds like an awesome hunt, congrats on the brute!


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Old 10-12-2019, 07:00 PM   #35
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Wow! Great buck!!!!

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Old 10-12-2019, 07:01 PM   #36
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Congrats on your deer.
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Old 10-12-2019, 07:14 PM   #37
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Great story, even better deer!
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Old 10-12-2019, 07:15 PM   #38
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Nice deer! Congrats!


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Old 10-12-2019, 07:48 PM   #39
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Congratulations. Thanks for sharing the details of your hunt.
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Old 10-12-2019, 07:49 PM   #40
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Nice buck
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Old 10-12-2019, 08:03 PM   #41
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Old 10-12-2019, 08:07 PM   #42
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Very nice buck. Congrats on the success
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Old 10-12-2019, 08:08 PM   #43
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Just curious, which side was the entry and how high were you?


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Old 10-12-2019, 08:21 PM   #44
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Awesome buck! Congrats!
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Old 10-12-2019, 08:56 PM   #45
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Nice one.Thanks for taking us along
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:20 PM   #46
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:21 PM   #47
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Great buck and a great shot !
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:27 PM   #48
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Great buck and great shot! Congrats!
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:28 PM   #49
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Great shot, congrats!
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:32 PM   #50
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Beautiful deer! Congratulations!
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