Heavy hitter is down

Discussion in 'Bowhunt or Die® - Web Show' started by Dickie Tunes, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. Dickie Tunes

    Dickie Tunes Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Yesterday was truly a day I will never forget. I woke up late from watching the Cubs win the World Series the night before. The alarm went off at 5:30am, but I turned it off and went back to bed. When I woke back up again at 8:00am I made plans to hit the woods for a mid-day hunt and sit until dark. I drove to the farm to check a few cameras and low and behold the Droptine 9 walked right by my stand at 6:58am. And where was I? At home in bed. So off to the tree I went. I climbed up, set up all my cameras and had just sat down to film my opening interview when I looked up to see a giant rack moving thru the timber 150yds away. I quickly spun the camera around and started getting ready. I gave him 2 soft grunts, and he stopped in his tracks. He looked my direction for 10 seconds and started to continue his walk away. I quickly reached into my pocket and grabbed my estrous bleat can call and gave him two bleats. He instantly turned on a dime and headed for the tree. He hung up at a log jam about 65 yards out. He stood like a statue for what felt like an eternity and then slowly turned his head and started to walk away again. I grabbed the grunt and gave him a deep, long grunt. He turned and came on a full trot thru the thickest brush I’ve ever seen. I knew it was about to happen. I quickly scanned ahead to find my opening. Sure enough, he was walking straight towards it. I came to full draw as he stepped into my lane at 25 yards. The arrow flew true and upon impact he exploded and ran to 37 yards, stopped, and just tipped over.
    whitetail

    I had finally done it! A true monster specimen of a whitetail was mine! This is a hunt I’ve imagined in my mind for over 25 years now. I want to give a huge thanks to my step-father, Jim, and my uncle, Dennis, for introducing me to deer hunting. They lit a passion that will burn for many many years. The buck green scored 164 4/8″, and I already have a spot for him on the wall. [/ATTACH] image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     

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  2. TheMathewsGuy

    TheMathewsGuy Weekend Warrior

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    Wow! What a stud! Congrats!!
     
  3. Jeepwillys

    Jeepwillys Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Nice buck tunes. Cool story to boot.
     
  4. J.H.

    J.H. Weekend Warrior

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    Agree, that's a stud... nice job!
     
  5. haydo601

    haydo601 Weekend Warrior

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    Awesome job! Good story that you'll never forget. Congrats
     
  6. elkguide

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    SWEET! Great looking deer.
     
  7. Ky Bob

    Ky Bob Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Whoa! What a STUD! Congrats.
     
  8. CoveyMaster

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    That's a hum dinger, congrats!
     
  9. Lung Buster

    Lung Buster Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Way to go Richie!! Awesome buck!!
     
  10. bradn4201

    bradn4201 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Congratulations, that's a hell of a buck.
     
  11. foodplot19

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    Great buck!!! Congrats!!
     
  12. SharpEyeSam

    SharpEyeSam Legendary Woodsman

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    Congrats again Richie!!
     
  13. BowhuntOrDie

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    Wow what an absolute stud! Great buck tunes, congrats!
     
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    Good lord that ps a monster! Congrats
     
  15. BowhuntOrDie

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    Just watched the footage of your hunt, congrats again Tunes! what an awesome buck
     
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    Blarney22 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Cant wait to watch on the show
     
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    Siman/OH Legendary Woodsman

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    Watched the hunt. Real emotion. Love it.

    Congrats man.
     
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    Buck of a lifetime ....Congrats !!!
     
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    Watched the show and loved it. Congratulations!!!
     

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