2014 buck

Discussion in 'Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by Wingtipsdown, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. Wingtipsdown

    Wingtipsdown Weekend Warrior

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    image.jpg While this buck isn't very big. It was a buck tag used with my bow. First buck shot with a bow in 25 years. I ran cameras for over a month. Both of my boys had already tagged out (gun hunting) and this buck was the only one on camera. He was all over the farm running everything off. I put him on the hit list and harvested him the second time out from a ground blind. My first hunt - the wind changed and I backed out. Went back 2 days later for an all day sit and shot him around 3pm at 20 yards.
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    We have harvested much bigger deer, but this was a nice intro back into bow hunting last year. He dropped about 25 lbs in a month. The rage hit him in the middle of his lungs, but look how loose his hide was at that point. You could rotate his hide to where the shot looked very low as well. His hind quarters were down to nothing. The first week he was gone, we started picking up 2 big 8s that he had ran off the property. We called him the rut bully.
     
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  2. Sota

    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    Congrats on putting together a plan that worked, we do need a picture to appreciate it.
     
  3. Marauder

    Marauder Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Congrats, and welcome back to bowhunting!
     
  4. Jeffrey Jones

    Jeffrey Jones Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Congrats on ur bow buck there is nothing like fill in that buck tag welcome back!!!
     
  5. Wingtipsdown

    Wingtipsdown Weekend Warrior

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    Thx. It is GREAT to be back. I always knew I would come back and the timing just worked out perfect. My 22 and 15 yr old are having a blast as well. I was having some troubles at first but I'm starting to shoot better than them now. The old man still has it. Lol

    When I set up for this buck - I set up for a 20 yard shot. Really easy in my opinion.
    Now I'm shooting 30, 40, 50 and even 60. I was really kinda worried back in March, but all the practice and reading has paid off.
     
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  6. ShaneB22

    ShaneB22 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Nice buck. He looks pretty big compared to most of the ones I hunt.
     
  7. buckeye

    buckeye Grizzled Veteran

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    Congrats on getting it done.
     
  8. TrackSoup

    TrackSoup Weekend Warrior

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    Congratulations on the Buck. sure looks like a trophy to me.
     
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    Suncrest08 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Nice buck congrats, glad to see ya back in the saddle!
     
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    Western MA Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    beautiful buck... nothing wrong w/ him! Congrats and welcome back!
     
  11. Eatdeer

    Eatdeer Newb

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    Nice buck congrats
     
  12. Marcus LaVallee_007

    Marcus LaVallee_007 Weekend Warrior

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    Id shoot that deer 8 out of 7 days of the week.
     
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    Nice buck, congrats! Feels great don't it?


    Keep'em sharp and good hunting....
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Nothing better than taking a mature animal like that. Congrats
     
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    nothing to be ashamed of that is for sure!
     

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