Got my buck at 5yards!

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  1. bushnlo

    bushnlo Weekend Warrior

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    Here is a pick of the buck I got NJ and the story .I normally hunt with a elite 35 but I wanted to try something different because I was not seeing any shooter bucks so I decided to try ground hunting with the crossbow in some spots I have never hunted. I walked into the woods the other day and as soon as I stepped in at 130 I spooked 4 does but when they ran back to there bedding area. At that point I was a little discouraged at first but then I remembered it's the rut and the bucks bed in the opposite direction so I jumped in a brush pile against a dead fall so I could shoot the run the does were on .after about 20 minutes I here a crunch right behind me on the other side of the dead fall and I think maybe it's just I squirrel because is coming threw the brush instead on the run. then 5 yards in front of me the buck steps out right of the tip of the dead fall I was leaning on! My crossbow was already already up thank god just in case it was a buck and there he was looking for his hot doe and about to head right at me! So I give it to him and he runs towards me then cuts left last minute and dies 20 yards away right in front of me!!!! Then i think why the heck did he come after me like that then I remember I had hot doe pee on me from the last setup and he though I was a bedded doe!!! So the lesson I learned from this hunt is don't put hot doe pee on yourself unless you want a buck in your lap! thanks again Steve Ciasullo for the scents It worked great and almost got me killed lol!

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  2. BowhuntOrDie

    BowhuntOrDie Weekend Warrior

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    Gorgeous buck, congrats!
     
  3. early in

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    Great buck, and he's a wide one! Great shot too. Congrats.
     
  4. OkieArrowSlinger

    OkieArrowSlinger Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Very nice buck! Thanks for sharing!!
     
  5. Note

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    That is what it is all about! Congrats.
     
  6. Swamp Stalker

    Swamp Stalker Legendary Woodsman

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    Awesome congrats! Your story makes me want to hunt on the ground again!


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  7. Shocker99

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    Great story and great buck! ive had similar reactions with fresh estrous scent. Never on the ground or that close though! congrats

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  8. BACKSTRAPASSASSIN

    BACKSTRAPASSASSIN Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Love that trophy pic....congrats

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  9. w33kender

    w33kender Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Good hunting and nice deer!!!!
     
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    Western MA Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    wow.. that had to be intense to have that brute 5 yards away on the ground!
    congrats
     
  11. Arkyinks

    Arkyinks Weekend Warrior

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    It was the pink on the xbow that messed that buck. Nice job.
     
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    pastorjim08 Legendary Woodsman

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    I've often thought about adding a crossbow to my arsenal for that very reason. Nice buck, congrats!

    Blessings..........Pastorjim

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  13. grommel

    grommel Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Great Jersey buck! Congratulations
     
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    JGD Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Cool looking buck and a great story. Congrats.
     
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    Congrats on a nice buck.
     
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    Congrats on a good buck and a Great Story. Note to self, Don't put Doe Estrus on Self.
     
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    He's a bruiser. Congrats


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  18. elkguide

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    Great NJ deer.

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    Awesome story and buck and picture! Congrats!
     
  20. SharpEyeSam

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    Awesome buck! Congrats!!
     

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