Buck Fever @ Age # 50?

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Buck Fever @ Age # 50?

Post by SALTYDOG » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:11 pm

Hello all, went out yesterday morning. Went to put up my climber...and forgot my harness :roll: So said to self, I'll hunt from the ground. Found a good lay down, got behind it ,and not more than 10min. a giant #14 point non-typical buck comes by ....with-in 60 yard's of where I am, he turn's and walks' the other way . I use my grunt call, he turn's around and comes right to me...about 40-48 yard's. his head is high, smelling the air as he make's his way to me. About 30 yard's, I aim at him w/the Phoenix....And start to shake (Uncontrollable).....What the Frack is going on with me! As I think, to myself...I'm I having a stroke? Mental break down?. Just then the Huge Buck of ..my life time see's me, and blow's a big wad of snot out of his nose and haul's arse the other way...into the next county! Now I have harvested over #43+ Deer with a gun/ compound bow and 4 does w/crossbow. I'll turn # 50 yr's old in March...The last time I had Buck Fever...I was #12...shot my first # 8 point Buck with Grandad's 30-30 Winchester.

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Post by gerald strine » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:26 pm

Congrats on feeling alive again ! :D
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Post by JPjunkie » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:33 pm

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Re: Buck Fever @ Age # 50?

Post by Boo » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:42 pm

Great story! I love it! :mrgreen:
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Re: Buck Fever @ Age # 50?

Post by Lake shooter » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:45 pm

Doing it on the ground is a real rush ain't it?!?! :shock:

Sorry it didn't work out, I feel your pain as it's the story of my life; I have been within bow range of many P&Y bucks and at least 5 Booners in the last 8-10 years, all but two totally unaware of anything out of whack, and as of yet the shot has never panned out! :oops:

Best of luck, you're doing things right to have had the chance! :wink:

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Re: Buck Fever @ Age # 50?

Post by onebigskittle » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:47 pm

Boo wrote:Great story! I love it! :mrgreen:
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Re: Buck Fever @ Age # 50?

Post by taz3 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:47 pm

Oh no, is this what got to look forward to lol!! :shock: :lol:
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Re: Buck Fever @ Age # 50?

Post by maine hunter » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:47 am

:D :lol: :lol: great story!!! don't feel bad on tuesday i had buck fever from a 4 point!!! rushed and grabbed for my vortex to soon, got busted!!!
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Post by Onetimeonly x--> » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:59 am

It happens. One thing for sure is, by not shooting you know he was healthy the last time you seen him. Hate to see the yotes get him! Best of luck!
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Post by strum » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:13 am

great story .. its a funny thing I have had good deer come in and not phase me a bit and I have had deer come in that I knew I wasn't going to shoot and have to calm my self.
I couple of years ago I missed a doe be cause of it .don't know why she had me so messed up.. :shock:
if I lose that feeling I probably stop huntin.
good luck and I hope you get another chance at him..you know hes there now.
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Re: Buck Fever @ Age # 50?

Post by sumner4991 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:12 am

Still got that picture in your head, right? You will never forget it . . .that's awesome! I have a couple of pictures in my head too. :mrgreen:
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Post by vixenmaster » Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:24 am

:lol: Its happens to some ppl. The longer i watch one, while i am trying to get a shot the more intense i get, gettin pumped. I get the shakes after my shots & i jus take my time lowerin my stuff down to the ground. Then find the arrow & blood trail
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Re: Buck Fever @ Age # 50?

Post by tman74 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:32 am

Great story! Been there a time or two myself (minus the 14 pointer). :wink: :D
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Re: Buck Fever @ Age # 50?

Post by Xbowkiller » Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:38 am

I am always talking to myself. I just keep repeating "Stay calm and pick a spot".

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Re: Buck Fever @ Age # 50?

Post by Kegbelly » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:21 am

Don't feel too bad Saltydog, it happens. I try to visualize my practice target and not think of it as a deer, keep telling myself it's just a target, done this before, it's just a target... sometimes it even helps lol :lol:
I never want to get to the point where it's 'ho hum, I shot another deer'. When it's no longer exciting I might quit hunting.
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