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Old 10-04-2018, 09:23 AM   #1
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Default My 11 year hunt ends.

Those of you that know me have heard me say for years that all I want is a 10 point. Letís start by saying Iíve seen Several over the years, but from not getting a shot, not being old enough, no confidence in my shot, and worst of all ageing one wrong itís just never happened.
Over the last few years Iíve seen two kids get nice 10ís on my lease and one person stuck one that was 3.5 that I let walk many times.

Fast forward to this season. When I got to camp my friend ,Kactuskiller, told me coons had torn up one feeder and another feeder had a timer go bad. between the feeders and the hot weather I was losing hope. I told myself itís a long season so letís just see how this weekend goes. Saturday Morning my kid went to my favorite spot, where he had seen a ton of deer, and had a good sit. The same thing happened when I got to my stand, I found coons in the feeder cage and the door slammed on the stand. All I could say was ďoh well at least I saw a few deer and couple okay bucks.

I met up with Jack and he said that Brandon got ghost 10. So we went and helped out.
The whole time all I could think was why me, why poor pity me. I then told Jack that I had the 10 itch bad.After breakfast Jack showed me pictures of a 10 that was a frequent flyer at his setup and asked if I wanted him. I was overly excited and quickly accepted the offer.

The time came to head to the stand and my adrenaline started rushing. Jack was going to sit with me so I would not convince myself not to shoot. As we walked to the stand I was going through every scenario on this shot for this deer. After 30 minutes of sitting the dinner bell went off and ten minutes later there were 9 bucks and 4 does eating. I spotted a big deer 200 yards out and tapped Jacks knee, he glassed it and said ďthatís him, get readyĒ my first thought was that it was the deer he had on his hit list, but it was mine. I turned myself in the seat, got my bow in place and watched him continue to the dinner table. When he was at 50 yards he stopped and started looking around, ďno biggieĒ I thought, we have plenty of time, then from nowhere a deer next to the stand I canít see blows! I thought a train came by and just like that all the deer were gone. My deer went back about 300 yards in the brush and my heart dropped. I told Jack itís over. He assured me he would be back although inside I felt like Jack was saying ďtoo bad that deer is gone.Ē Within a couple of minutes the deer stepped out and started toward us however the deer was in no hurry. I told Jack there is not enough time and once again he assured me there was plenty of time. He said just get ready, relax, and breathe. Within less than 10 minutes the deer was at the feeder and broadside. I released the arrow and what seemed to be an eternity the arrow flew 22yards and hit him hard. He made a donkey kick and ran. Jack said he saw blood pumping from him and that the deer was dead and not far away.
We watched video of the shot and the reality hit, Only thing left to do was to find him. I checked my watch for time and noticed my heart rate was 176 ( had to look at app on phone ).

The search went for about 75 yards and we found him laying in the open. It was a done deal, 11 years of hunting a 10 came to an end. Jack went to go get the truck and had me stay to catch my breath. I had a long talk with God thanking him for all the great things that he did for me to be able to do this. I then talked with my step dad that was watching from heaven and knew how much I always wanted a big 10. I started crying with emotions mixed all over.

I canít thank Jack enough and could not have wanted anyone other than him with me. I Also want to thank Brandon for all your help after.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:27 AM   #2
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:27 AM   #3
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:28 AM   #4
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Great story, congrats!
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:28 AM   #5
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:28 AM   #6
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Nice! Congrats Ö BUT Ö Where are the pics?!

EDIT: Forgive me. See it now. I am viewing from work and always have trouble. Typically with embedded videos though. Don't I look like a dummy?!

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Old 10-04-2018, 09:29 AM   #7
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great job
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:30 AM   #8
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Good for you. Congrats!
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:32 AM   #9
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Congrats! Good looking buck.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:33 AM   #10
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Congrats on ending a long quest.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:33 AM   #11
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That is great. Can you post a link to the video?
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:35 AM   #12
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Good stuff! Glad you got one.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:35 AM   #13
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Attaboy TD! Heckuva story and heckuva buck! Congrats on checking off one of your "buck"etlist items.


Helluva shot for 176 BPM too..


Good on Jack too for letting you use one of his sets after yours went south..
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:38 AM   #14
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Thats AWESOME, congrats on a heck of a deer !!!
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:38 AM   #15
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Nice!
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:41 AM   #16
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:41 AM   #17
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Great story, and a beautiful buck...congratulations, sir!
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:42 AM   #18
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Great story and heckuva shot placement with that kind of nerves going on. Congratulations.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:44 AM   #19
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congrats thank you for the write up .
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:45 AM   #20
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Congrats! that's a great buck
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:59 AM   #21
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Great story and deer! Congrats. Thatís what friends are for! I just love happy endings.


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Old 10-04-2018, 10:02 AM   #22
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Great buck!

Congrats!

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Old 10-04-2018, 10:04 AM   #23
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Great write-up, great shot and a great buck. Congrats.
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:05 AM   #24
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:05 AM   #25
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That is great. Can you post a link to the video?
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2...Tv8XNtQyZxI&e=
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:07 AM   #26
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Awesome!!!

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Old 10-04-2018, 10:08 AM   #27
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nicely done! Congrats!
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:08 AM   #28
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Sweet!!
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:12 AM   #29
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Nice ! Congrats! Great recap!
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:13 AM   #30
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I kept waiting for the shot to see if a pass through was gonna shank one of those doves
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:14 AM   #31
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Attaboy TD! Heckuva story and heckuva buck! Congrats on checking off one of your "buck"etlist items.


Helluva shot for 176 BPM too..


Good on Jack too for letting you use one of his sets after yours went south..
The shot was not the best you will see in the video. But it was very effective.

As far as Jack I canít never thank him enough for all the help and advice he has gave me over the years.
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:14 AM   #32
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Fine job sir
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:17 AM   #33
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:17 AM   #34
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Awesome deer and nice shot! You have a great friend, mine would of left me at the camp lol


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Old 10-04-2018, 10:18 AM   #35
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Very cool story and an awesome buck!! Congrats...
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:18 AM   #36
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cool video.
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:21 AM   #37
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Congrats again, Terry on a really nice old 10. He looks good...

Iím very happy for you and glad I was there to experience it with you. It was a good weekend.

Well done, Jack, as well.
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:22 AM   #38
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Looks like he jumped the string on you a bit. Congrats on a beautiful deer!
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:25 AM   #39
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That’s awesome congrats on a great buck and great shot and not giving up!
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:27 AM   #40
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The shot was not the best you will see in the video. But it was very effective.

As far as Jack I can’t never thank him enough for all the help and advice he has gave me over the years.

Ahhh....we were looking at the exit above..



That sucker ducked pretty good. Glad it caught the good stuff for you.
Whay broadhead TD?...
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:28 AM   #41
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Glad you finally got what you were looking for. Congrats to you.
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:48 AM   #42
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Great buck! You've got it going now.
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:52 AM   #43
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:52 AM   #44
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Jason I was using a 100g Slick Trick magnums.
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:53 AM   #45
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congrats!

I have yet to kill a rack buck with my bow and I've been at this bowhunting thing since 2009. Like you, I have seen some, but they were either too young, no shot opportunity, etc. I have faith I will get my chance...
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Old 10-04-2018, 11:05 AM   #46
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That was awesome. I can't wait for this weekend to be in the tree again. Going to try to do a self video hunt hopefully it's as good as yours.
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Old 10-04-2018, 11:07 AM   #47
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Congrats on a beautiful 10 point!
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Old 10-04-2018, 11:07 AM   #48
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congrats on a dang nice buck!
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Old 10-04-2018, 11:07 AM   #49
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Great story. Congrats on a great 10!
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Old 10-04-2018, 11:11 AM   #50
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Cool buck...congrats
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