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Old 12-25-2019, 09:27 AM   #1
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Well, I finally connected last night. I was able to get the big 10 I’ve been chasing for nearly 2 months. The beginning of this season had its challenges. The biggest one was rebuilding my creek crossing to be able to even get to my hunting area. By the time I was able to get the feeder running it was the end of October. So I had no idea how the season was going to run.

I made my first sit of the season opening rifle weekend. I saw this buck the first morning sit I did and couldn’t believe he was coming right to me. About that time he hooked left at 90 yards and was gone. The next encounter I I’d with him was about the same. He lingered around 75-80 yards and wouldn’t come in.

At this point I figured it was time to change it up a little. I set up a pop up about 40 yards from my feed pen. It’s right around the trail he was coming and going from. I did my first sit on thanksgiving morning. I dumped hand corn where I thought he would be coming from but when the sun came up I saw it was closer to me than I intended. I saw him that morning and he was close but using a single pin sight for the first time I was not able to range him so I didn’t feel comfortable taking the shot. So I had the “missed opportunity” cloud hovering over me since then.

Fast forward to last night, the cat and mouse game finally ended. It was right at sunset and I was hearing noise behind me. I kept peeking out the window looking back and watching the tree line wondering if it was him. I finally decided it was nothing and turned around and HOLY CRAP HE’S IN FRONT OF ME!! I settled on the rifle and he turned and was walking straight away from me. I waited and watched then he started to easy to his right, still no shot. He kept going and turned a little more right, still no shot. Then he finally turned a little more that gave me a quartering away shot I felt comfortable with. He was just about to move behind the tree line and BOOM! I drilled him! He spun and ran right across my blind window and made it 20 yards!

Big 10 down!!








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Old 12-25-2019, 09:28 AM   #2
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He’s nice!
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:30 AM   #3
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Great buck! Wow!
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:32 AM   #4
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Nice one, congrats to you.
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:32 AM   #5
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:32 AM   #6
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Wow! Great buck! Congrats!
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:33 AM   #7
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Awesome deer

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Old 12-25-2019, 09:34 AM   #8
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Heckuva buck!Congrats
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:34 AM   #9
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Congrats and Merry Christmas! heck of a buck.
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:35 AM   #10
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Nice write up and congrats to you!


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Old 12-25-2019, 09:36 AM   #11
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Awesome buck congratulations
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:37 AM   #12
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Nice buck congrats
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:39 AM   #13
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Congrats! Nice!
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:48 AM   #14
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Very nice.
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:49 AM   #15
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That's one to be proud of, congrats!
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:49 AM   #16
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Nice buck!! Congrats and merry Christmas
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:50 AM   #17
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Great G4's on that buck.
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:50 AM   #18
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Great deer and a nice present for Christmas Eve.


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Old 12-25-2019, 09:52 AM   #19
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What a toad! Congrats!
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:53 AM   #20
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:53 AM   #21
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Beautiful ! Congrats on a stud !
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:54 AM   #22
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Awesome write up. Congratulations.


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Old 12-25-2019, 09:56 AM   #23
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Beautiful buck! Congrats.
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:56 AM   #24
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Very nice
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:57 AM   #25
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Great buck!! Love it when a plan comes together! Congratulations!!

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Old 12-25-2019, 10:15 AM   #26
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Beautiful buck....congrats and Merry Christmas
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Old 12-25-2019, 10:30 AM   #27
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Awesome!! Merry Christmas
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Old 12-25-2019, 10:35 AM   #28
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Very nice
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Old 12-25-2019, 10:36 AM   #29
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Nice job congrats
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Old 12-25-2019, 10:38 AM   #30
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Beautiful buck!! Tine length is awesome!! Congratulations!


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Old 12-25-2019, 10:49 AM   #31
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Perseverance pays off. Congratulations.
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Old 12-25-2019, 10:51 AM   #32
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Old 12-25-2019, 11:12 AM   #33
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Great buck! Best Christmas present ever!
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Old 12-25-2019, 11:14 AM   #34
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Congrats on a great Buck. Way to stay after it.
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Old 12-25-2019, 11:18 AM   #35
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Great buck... congratulations!


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Old 12-25-2019, 11:18 AM   #36
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Nice buck congrats!
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Old 12-25-2019, 11:31 AM   #37
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Nice buck. Congratulations
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Old 12-25-2019, 11:34 AM   #38
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Beautiful buck, congrats.
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Old 12-25-2019, 11:38 AM   #39
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Congrats. Nice buck.
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Old 12-25-2019, 11:57 AM   #40
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Nice buck
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Old 12-25-2019, 12:01 PM   #41
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Great buck, congrats.
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Old 12-25-2019, 12:11 PM   #42
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What a great buck! Congratulations!
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Old 12-25-2019, 12:57 PM   #43
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Now thats my kind of gift! Very nice, and a big congrats to you.
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Old 12-25-2019, 01:00 PM   #44
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Congratulations
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Old 12-25-2019, 01:47 PM   #45
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He isn't broke up! Congrats on a late season stud.
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Old 12-25-2019, 01:50 PM   #46
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Nice one, congrats
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Old 12-25-2019, 01:53 PM   #47
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Fine looking animal, congrats
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Old 12-25-2019, 01:57 PM   #48
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Old 12-25-2019, 01:58 PM   #49
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Wow! Score him and post it up.
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Old 12-25-2019, 01:59 PM   #50
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Congratulations

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