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Old 10-27-2020, 10:33 AM   #1
bradleymccaw
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Decided it was time to pick up a bow, have been rifle hunting my whole life. Well fast forward to two weeks ago we have had a big 8 on camera pretty regularly knowing he beds on the neighbors property. Get away from work and slip into the stand. Shows up but doesn't give me a shot I would be comfortable taking. I knew from then I would target that deer. Well this last week, noticed he's changed his pattern, but still in the same area. All the pictures we had of him were in the morning 7-7:30 clockwork 3 days on 1 off, but had a good idea of the trail he would be taking to bed, conditions were perfect to have a first evening showing so I thought why not sit and see if he shows up in the evening. Well to my surprise a young buck shows up and is acting like hes getting followed. Well then you know who walks out next, its him! After a few minutes of fighting I was able to get an absolutely perfect shot off 25 yards broadside, didn't make it 15 yards before he folded over. Would've loved to watch him go another year, but know for a fact if he stayed regular he would not live past rifle season. Coincidently, first bow buck is my biggest deer to date!
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:34 AM   #2
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Congrats
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:36 AM   #3
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Heck yeah man! That's awesome
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:36 AM   #4
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Nice!!!! You did good.
Congrats on your first bow buck.
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:42 AM   #5
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Way to go - that's a heck of a first!
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:45 AM   #6
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Great first archery buck!
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:46 AM   #7
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Wow.....talk about starting out with bang!
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:46 AM   #8
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Hell yes! Congrats!
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:50 AM   #9
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Great buck congrats
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:53 AM   #10
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My goodness that’s a heck of a buck waydago!
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Old 10-27-2020, 11:02 AM   #11
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Awesome first bow buck!! Congrats!!
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Old 10-27-2020, 11:05 AM   #12
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Congrats. Heck of a first bow buck!
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Old 10-27-2020, 11:06 AM   #13
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Awesome


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Old 10-27-2020, 11:07 AM   #14
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That's a great 'first'. Congratulations!
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Old 10-27-2020, 11:19 AM   #15
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Nice bowkill buck, congrats on your first.
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Old 10-27-2020, 11:30 AM   #16
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Congratulations on a awesome buck.
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Old 10-27-2020, 11:41 AM   #17
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Incredible first bow buck. Congratulations on getting him with your bow. Holy cow you might not top that one for a while.
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Old 10-27-2020, 11:47 AM   #18
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Might as well sell the rifles because I have a feeling you have been biten by the bow bug now.
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Old 10-27-2020, 11:48 AM   #19
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That's a beautiful 8 pt right there! Big congrats.
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Old 10-27-2020, 11:51 AM   #20
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Heck of a first archery buck! Congrats!
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Old 10-27-2020, 11:51 AM   #21
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Nice buck, congrats
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Old 10-27-2020, 11:54 AM   #22
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Nice! Congrats!
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Old 10-27-2020, 11:56 AM   #23
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Very nice thats a good one
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:03 PM   #24
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Great PI work getting him patterned and setting a game plan. Congrats on a fine deer and a **** fine first bow kill.
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:07 PM   #25
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Very nice first archery buck.
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:08 PM   #26
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Congrats
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:59 PM   #27
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Heckuva first. Congratulations!

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Old 10-27-2020, 01:00 PM   #28
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Congrats man! Great buck!
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:01 PM   #29
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Nice!
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:17 PM   #30
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U dun good!
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:25 PM   #31
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Great first bow buck! Congratulations.
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:57 PM   #32
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Congrats!
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Old 10-27-2020, 02:12 PM   #33
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Awesome buck!

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Old 10-27-2020, 02:23 PM   #34
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Great Buck.... Congrats
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Old 10-27-2020, 03:00 PM   #35
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Nice one! Congrats!
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Old 10-27-2020, 03:04 PM   #36
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Congrats! That is a great first archery buck, way to start big!
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Old 10-27-2020, 03:07 PM   #37
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Fine buck! Congrats

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Old 10-27-2020, 03:08 PM   #38
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Congratulations! That's a beautiful animal.
Took me years to get my first buck, then more years to get a wall hanger!

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Old 10-27-2020, 03:16 PM   #39
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Great deer and a heckuva bow buck! Congrats!

To hell with letting them get a year older on your first bow buck and your biggest deer to date....kill em when you can.
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Old 10-27-2020, 03:54 PM   #40
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Congrats on a very nice buck!
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Old 10-27-2020, 03:59 PM   #41
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Great buck and congrats on the first Bow Buck.
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Old 10-27-2020, 04:18 PM   #42
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Wow!
Congrats.
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Old 10-27-2020, 05:12 PM   #43
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Pretty!!
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Old 10-27-2020, 05:26 PM   #44
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Nice buck! Congrats!
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Old 10-27-2020, 05:56 PM   #45
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Congrats, that's a big ol 8pt
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Old 10-27-2020, 06:11 PM   #46
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Great buck !


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Old 10-27-2020, 06:13 PM   #47
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Well done, sir. Congrats on first bow buck.
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Old 10-27-2020, 06:14 PM   #48
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That is an awesome buck, congrats.
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Old 10-27-2020, 07:45 PM   #49
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Congratulations on your first archery buck, that’s a great deer. Nice shooting!
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Old 10-28-2020, 08:30 AM   #50
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Heck of a first!
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