Big public land buck down in The OH-IO!

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  1. buckeye

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    Saturday November 12th my buddy and I drive down to meet up with fellow bowhunting.com member Josh / OH for a November public land hunt. I want to first off thank Josh Wayt and Pops for letting me use their cabin like I was one of their own. Thanks guys, truly mean it. They are great people if you are so fortunate to meet them.

    We arrive around noon and I head in right away with my Assault on my back to an area I had never been into that I have map studied extensively. This was my third day hunting this new to me piece of public.

    Now I have 4 sticks attached to the tree with my stand, my bow and me standing on the ground ready to climb up and hang the Assault..... and I hear chasing, they are coming my way fast. A doe, a bruiser buck and a smaller 8 point are standing about 25 feet directly up hill of me 25 yards out. I quietly grab my release strap it on and nock an arrow. I hit full draw with a quartering away buck. However, it just didn't feel right, the angle of the shot up hill like that, I felt it would be a regrettable decision had I let the arrow loose. I let down and just lean against the tree for a few minutes watching them and off the chase went again.

    Throughout the afternoon I saw a few more cruising bucks and some chasing again that started with about 40 minutes of shooting light left.

    10 minutes passed and I see a good buck coming my way, you know the type you dont grab binos to look at... You just know. He was walking in the direction of the chasing. I mouth grunted him to a stop at about 10 yards and double lunged him. 40 to 50 yards later lie my best public land buck and quite possibly best scoring buck ever.

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  2. Shocker99

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    holy cow! great job buckeye! josh / oh did you right
     
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    Wow awesome buck. Congrats.


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    Dude, what a buck!
    Helluva job, nice score for the team
     
  5. frantic29

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    Wow! Nice. That is a gorgeous deer.
     
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    Very nice, congrats!
     
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    Holy crap man! What a beast! Is that the one Josh was chasing also? Congrats again
     
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    Unbelievable buck!! Big congrats. That's up there with Holt's buck as the biggest I've seen posted this season!
     
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    Again, man what a buck! Congrats!
     
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    That is a beaut.
     
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    Great job Scott! Hold crud what a buck. Awesome work.
     
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    A machine. Every year. Congratulations.

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    Buck of a lifetime congrats
     
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    congrats Scott


    WOW!!!!! again


    Josh, I need to come see you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I've had the same invite!!!!!!
    how stupid am I.
     
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    You are a machine, wow is the only word I can come up with
     
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    Awesome buck Scott!
     
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    Congrats, Great buck!
     
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    Good lord!!!!! Awesome buck!!! Congrats


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    What an awesome buck!! Congrats!
     
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    Dear Lord Baby Jesus, what a buck. Congrats!!!
     

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