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Got a buck!

Post by hunt2sleep » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:42 pm

I've been hunting an archery only WMA on and off for a few years and got serious about it last year. You're not allowed to use a 4-wheeler to go to your stand here, only to get your deer out. I bought a bicycle last year to help me get way back on the property with my climbing stand. Since the beginning of season I've been hunting the same stand I hunted from and killed 2 deer last year.

Yesterday morning was my first hunt from a new tree I found 2 weeks ago. It's only about 25 yards from my previous spot but I hoped it would have me better positioned to get a shot. I was seeing deer from the other tree but they were always behind the thick stuff where I couldn't shoot. I rode my bicycle in to the spot and was in the tree and ready 10 minutes before shooting time. It was opening day of duck season and as soon as shooting time arrived they started shooting.

The morning was going by with no deer activity. I was doing some blind grunting and had put out some wicks with doe in heat and buck urine. At about 8:50 I looked up and saw this buck about 70 yards out looking in my direction. I turned on my bow-mounted camera and took the bow's safety off. I wasn't thinking and flipped the safety up hard so it clicked. He looked toward me for a minute then relaxed and started coming in. While he was walking I could see there was something odd about his right antler.

He came straight to me and finally saw me at 13 yards. He did the head bob and I took the shot since I knew he was about to run. He fell back, dropped, and didn't get back up. I got down and found him to be a 7 point. I rode the bike back to my truck, got my 4-wheeler, came back and got him. I shot him with my Matrix 380 and a BEE with an X-Act broadhead. Here's the video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCmTUn1slNA

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Re: Got a buck!

Post by xcaliber » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:25 pm

Congrats on a well earned Buck!
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Re: Got a buck!

Post by gerald strine » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:33 pm

Nice buck congratulations,watched the video dropped like a rock did you hit the spine?
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Re: Got a buck!

Post by mr meat » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:34 pm

Congrats on a great looking buck!
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Re: Got a buck!

Post by dutchhunter » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:08 pm

Congrats on a fine deer
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Re: Got a buck!

Post by wabi » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:23 pm

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great video clip, too.
That right antler is unusual, that one deserves a trip to the taxidermist. :lol:
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Re: Got a buck!

Post by catclr » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:24 pm

Nice job on a nice Buck, and a great put down.
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Re: Got a buck!

Post by Deaf jeff » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:43 pm

nice buck, congrats!
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Re: Got a buck!

Post by Riflemanz » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:53 pm

Congrats! Very nice buck and filming!
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Re: Got a buck!

Post by hunt2sleep » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:37 pm

gerald strine wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:33 pm
Nice buck congratulations,watched the video dropped like a rock did you hit the spine?
Just barely off to the right side of it.
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Re: Got a buck!

Post by deadeer » Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:09 am

Great job. We have used bikes off and on for years in the same way. My buddy even made up a bracket to pull his deer cart with his. Congrats.

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Re: Got a buck!

Post by mikej » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:35 am

Congrats
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Re: Got a buck!

Post by mikej » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:35 am

Congrats
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Re: Got a buck!

Post by robertyb » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:55 am

Very nice buck and a good story too. Congrats.
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Re: Got a buck!

Post by BVP » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:12 am

Congratulations! Nice buck!
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