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Old 10-21-2020, 03:59 PM   #1
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Well, yesterday I got home from a 6 day stint at the ranch I work at. I was wore out!!! My wife had been hand corning a spot for me every day while I was gone (she’s a keeper, for sure). Anyway, she asked if I was planning to hunt at the house, and I decided to go ahead and give it a try.

I have been after this one particular big 8 point. I had already seen him several times while hunting, but every time he would walk just out of range right past my blind at a protein feeder to go to a corn feeder about 30yds away.

I got showered up, and got in the blind at about 5:30. The corn feeder that is 30yds away went off at 6:30 and I immediately had 2 little scrub bucks and a couple does come in. And they came to my hand corn instead of going over to the other feeder!!! They fed for a few minutes, then backed out. I could still see them milling around, but they didn’t seem too interested.

Then the feeder went off the second time at 7:00 and they came back to my hand corn. After a few minutes, I caught some movement off to the right thru a cedar tree. It was him, the big 8 I was after!!!

He came in the same way he had every other time I have seen him. But when he crossed in front of me, he paused to look at the other deer at my hand corn. After what seemed like an eternity, he turned and started walking towards me. It was game on!!!!!

He worked his way in, and started feeding on my hand corn. After just a minute he was in the “dead deer position” at about 11yds, and everything went into autopilot. I drew, settled in at anchor, and released.

I cringed when I saw the arrow hit the deer in a place that looked waaaaay to low in the leg to me. He bolted and ran hard, and my heart sank into my gut.

After just a minute, I got out of the blind to verify that I had hit him and check to see if there was a blood trail. I found 2 pieces of broken arrow, and a few drops of blood about 10yds away.

I went to the house to eat supper. I told my wife that I had just screwed up a shot on the biggest buck around, and that I likely would never recover him.

After supper I decided to go ahead and look, totally expecting to follow a scant blood trail all the way to the fence! When I started on the trail, the blood was indeed scant but consistent, so I kept going.

After only 40yds or so, I could see him ahead. I could not believe my eyes. He was stone cold dead in 50yds from where I had shot him!!!!



I did in fact hit him waaaaaaaaaay too low! Check out the entrance hole:



The only thing I can figure, is that he crouched at the sound of the shot, and that I got extremely lucky!!!!! The arrow exited the back side of the leg, then entered the chest thru the armpit.





Sometimes a little luck is a really good thing!!!!

For those who are interested, I shot him with my new Primal Tech recurve, FMJ arrow, and 150gr German Kinetic XL broadhead.

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Old 10-21-2020, 04:01 PM   #2
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Heck yeah Bisch!!!! Congrats
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Old 10-21-2020, 04:01 PM   #3
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Luck. Our close friend or worst enemy. Congratulations on a beautiful buck.

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Old 10-21-2020, 04:01 PM   #4
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I thought that's just where you were supposed to aim on these skittish texas deer!

Congratulations Bisch! That new recurve is really broken in properly now.
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Old 10-21-2020, 04:12 PM   #5
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Congratulations! You timed him just right.
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Old 10-21-2020, 04:23 PM   #6
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Hey sometimes it takes real skill to be lucky at just the right time! Thats what I tell myself anyway. Congratulations! Awesome w-i-d-e 8 man!!!!

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Old 10-21-2020, 04:48 PM   #7
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After I had already found him, I put my tracker in training, Zeke on the trail. He went from first blood right to the dead deer in about 10 seconds. I love watching that dog do his thing when he gets it right!!!



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Old 10-21-2020, 04:58 PM   #8
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Congratulations, it don’t get much lower than that shot!
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Old 10-21-2020, 05:03 PM   #9
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Congrats!
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Old 10-21-2020, 05:57 PM   #10
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Congratulations Bisch!


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Old 10-21-2020, 06:45 PM   #11
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Congrats Jerry on the buck and a good dog !
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Old 10-21-2020, 06:46 PM   #12
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Congrats Bisch. Beautiful buck indeed.
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Old 10-21-2020, 06:55 PM   #13
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Congratulations Jerry!!!
Really good to see Zeke is doing well also!!!
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Old 10-21-2020, 06:59 PM   #14
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Congrats on a great buck, Jerry! Always need luck on your side; it's also possible to make a perfect shot and just have it go mysteriously wrong.
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Old 10-21-2020, 07:02 PM   #15
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Congratulations luck is a good thing
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Old 10-21-2020, 07:06 PM   #16
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Congrulations Sir.
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Old 10-21-2020, 07:12 PM   #17
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Old 10-21-2020, 07:22 PM   #18
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Nice buck Bisch!
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Old 10-21-2020, 07:33 PM   #19
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That’s a dandy Bisch!
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Old 10-21-2020, 07:53 PM   #20
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Great deer, nice job.
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Old 10-21-2020, 08:01 PM   #21
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Good story and a cool looking buck!
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Old 10-21-2020, 08:54 PM   #22
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Congrats Bisch.
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Old 10-21-2020, 09:29 PM   #23
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Nice buck!
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Old 10-21-2020, 09:33 PM   #24
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Congrats...that is a good looking buck!
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Old 10-21-2020, 09:56 PM   #25
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Great deer Bisch,Congrats!
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Old 10-21-2020, 09:59 PM   #26
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So cool Bisch! And with trad gear you are the Man!
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Old 10-21-2020, 10:09 PM   #27
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Congrats Bisch! And putting your self in a position TO BE lucky is prob more like it! Congrats again brother on a FINE buck! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 10-21-2020, 10:11 PM   #28
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Awesome Bisch, congrats on a nice buck!
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Old 10-22-2020, 12:22 AM   #29
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Very nice deer

Looks like a heart shot to me.
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Old 10-22-2020, 12:40 AM   #30
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Awesome job and big congrats on a job well done. Any details on vitals damage upon field dressing??
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Old 10-22-2020, 06:19 AM   #31
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Nice buck, congrats.
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Old 10-22-2020, 06:33 AM   #32
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Great Buck, Congrats on the recovery
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Old 10-22-2020, 06:45 AM   #33
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Wow, great buck Bisch.
It's better to be lucky than good any day!
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Old 10-22-2020, 06:46 AM   #34
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Great buck.
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Old 10-22-2020, 06:52 AM   #35
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Great Buck Bisch… Congrats..
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Old 10-22-2020, 07:13 AM   #36
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Congrats again Bisch!
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Old 10-22-2020, 07:21 AM   #37
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Nice one!!
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Old 10-22-2020, 07:33 AM   #38
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Congrats Bisch, you are good AND lucky

Good job Zeke also
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Old 10-22-2020, 07:39 AM   #39
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Awesome job and big congrats on a job well done. Any details on vitals damage upon field dressing??


No! I quartered it using the gutless method.

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Old 10-22-2020, 07:40 AM   #40
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Awesome and congrats
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Old 10-22-2020, 07:52 AM   #41
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Congrats, Great deer.
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Old 10-22-2020, 08:12 AM   #42
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Congrats Bisch, very nice deer and getting it on your own property makes it even better.
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Old 10-22-2020, 09:29 AM   #43
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Waytogo Jerry nice buck and glad to see you back in the wheelless game
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Old 10-22-2020, 04:29 PM   #44
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Congratulation, Bisch. That's a beautiful deer. Great trophy!
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Old 10-22-2020, 04:39 PM   #45
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Congrats Bisch! Awesome buck with the recurve!


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Old 10-22-2020, 04:46 PM   #46
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Congrats man. Luck or not that's pretty cool!
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Old 10-22-2020, 08:32 PM   #47
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Bisch, you shoot so well all of the time that you deserve to be lucky AND good at the same time on a great deer.

Congrats!
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Old 10-22-2020, 11:08 PM   #48
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Well done Lady Bisch! Well done Jerry! Well done Zeke!

Yall harvested a very fine critter.
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Old 10-23-2020, 12:08 PM   #49
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Great Job Bisch
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Old 10-23-2020, 12:16 PM   #50
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Awesome!
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