Blood, Brothers and Beers.

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  1. Gr8atta2d

    Gr8atta2d Die Hard Bowhunter

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    The afternoon hunt started with a roll call via text. Rob, Schultzy, PT is everyone up? PT was the only negative as he had another commitment. Next text..Beer on first deer? Response 2, Game Ons! ;)

    I'm hunting the same ridge, that I saw different bucks from on Sunday Morning-early afternoon. Including a shooter 8 pt. Tonight I felt I had to make a strategic move in stand location to cover more of the south side of a cut. At around 4pm, two doe come busting past me. I quickly focus on thier backtrail, and see what I believe to be my nice 8 slipping over the ridge. I see nothing more and darkness is coming, sunset is looming and I'm on my last 20 minutes.
    I can hear deer, this noise is different form the squirrels I've been listening to for the last 3 hours. The leaves are like rice krispies crunchy and loud. The deer are on the other side of the cut, in the area of some thick grape-vine undergrowth. I can't see anything. Time is getting short, I give a series of grunts, the movement is getting closer. I see 2 deer, both doe..but hear more behind them. I grunt again, the doe are unsettled. But something is coming. I hear him making a scrape in the crispy leaves. I look at my watch, I have mere minutes left, I grunt more aggressively. I see movement up the trail coming my way. Finally with the last available light he steps out of the cover. I had previously ranged the tree he steps behind, 28 yards. My super peep is cloudy and my practice in the witching hours is about to be tested. My 28 yard pin is green, which is clear and bright. I wait for the shot anchored at full draw, he turns and the arrow is launched. The woods explode with movement and noise. But I think I hear him crash. I climb down to at least go to the shot sight. By the time I get there it's dark. No blood, no arrow..?? Hmmmm. But I think I heard some thrashing on my way over to the spot. I walk the trail a bit..no this is wrong, back to the shot sight to search for the arrow or blood. Nothing!!! Dang it, I know what I heard. Back up the trail, further this time, I round a slight bend and see antler on the ground. I hit him good the angle must have been excellent. The arrow lodged in the off shoulder blade as it was still in him. No blood on the ground, but recovery within 20 yards.

    I'm thrilled with this buck. It wasn't a usual set-up it all came together based on prior sightings and intuition. I hunted this spot 2 times Sunday and Monday. It's a Public Land Buck. This land gets hammered last year they took over 150 (tagged) deer off this 3000 acre tract.

    He's a solid 8 with an "acorn" kicker off his brow tine making him a 9. Score and all later, I have a job interview in an hour.

    Some-text buddies owe me a beer..Budlight please ;)
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  2. buttonbuckmaster

    buttonbuckmaster Grizzled Veteran

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    Good story and a very nice buck. Congrats!
     
  3. Rick James

    Rick James Grizzled Veteran

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    Awesome buck and story, congrats to you!!!! :D
     
  4. Tony

    Tony Legendary Woodsman

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    What a fantastic buck, Bob! cOngrats to you!
     
  5. WV Hunter

    WV Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Nice buck and great story! Congrats!
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Bob, great job. Beer, a beautiful buck, and a job opportunity. Sounds like a heck of time!
     
  7. NY Bowhunter

    NY Bowhunter Grizzled Veteran

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    Congrats on a great buck man! I'll have a beer to that.
     
  8. jackflap

    jackflap Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Nice deer and story. Congratulations
     
  9. BowTech_Shooter

    BowTech_Shooter Weekend Warrior

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    Great story and a great buck!
     
  10. Deerslayer7

    Deerslayer7 Weekend Warrior

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    congrats bro...im glad to see an OHIOian representing..haha i know im not..someone has to pick up my slack..
     
  11. Schultzy

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    Awesome buck Bob!! Something Is a little fishy here though.:p The guy makes a bet and an hour later wins the bet, this buck tied up? ;) Giving ya a hard time Bob, I couldn't be happier for ya!! :) I'll be sure to get you a Budlight or 2 or 3. Might be a while though before I get them to you.

    Congratulation's my friend!!
     
  12. Justin

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    Nicely done! Congrats on a great buck. God I love November!
     
  13. shed

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    Great buck ! Big Congrats!
     
  14. Iamyourhuckleberry

    Iamyourhuckleberry Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Super nice Bob. What a story, on the edge of my seat the entire read! Congrats!
     
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    rybo Grizzled Veteran

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    Congrats Bob! Nice buck.
     
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    Great Job on Public Land!

    Congrats,

    Wayne
     
  17. HuntingBry

    HuntingBry Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Awesome buck. Congrats! Good luck on the interview too.
     
  18. Brandon8807

    Brandon8807 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Congrats Bob! That is a great buck!
     
  19. Germ

    Germ Legendary Woodsman

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    Nice work, Great deer, I have a nine also.
     
  20. Gr8atta2d

    Gr8atta2d Die Hard Bowhunter

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    That completes my straight. I was missing a 9...I have 2-11 now.

    Congrats again Germ and thanks everyone what a long night ..tired and sore but well worth it.

    I got a score of 125 4/8
     

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