Iowa buck down

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  1. smitty88

    smitty88 Weekend Warrior

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    Got it done last Saturday. He came by at 8:00, but stayed just out of range. Didn't respond to grunts and thought about coming into a snort wheeze, but kept on his way out of my life. At about 9:30 he came back, but was about 120 yards away walking a ridge angling away from me. Grunted, he stopped and took two steps towards me. When he put his head down I grunted again and he came trotting in on a rope. Shot him at 15 yards, through the shoulder blade, and out the other side. Not a great shot, but he ran 100 yards before expiring. I know it's a big debate, but I think the Rage Hypodermics really bailed me out. I didn't think they would blast through bone like that.

    This was the biggest buck I had on camera all year and the only buck I really planned on shooting unless a big roamer came through. With little pictures of him and no daytime pictures, I didn't really plan on shooting a buck this year. I scouted and hunted hard this year, though, and was rewarded for it.


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    A couple of pictures him after he lost his velvet. He had a couple kickers off his G2s, but lost them. I had a ton of pictures of that buck he's with. Hope he makes it until next year.


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  2. cls74

    cls74 Legendary Woodsman

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    Congrats! The future hunter seems impressed as well :lol:
     
  3. foodplot19

    foodplot19 Grizzled Veteran

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    Great Buck!!! I remember the days when our little ones were like that as well!!

    Congrats!!!
     
  4. HunttheWind

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    Great story and awesome buck man!! Love pics and it shows how excited you are to wrap your hands around such an absolute giant.
     
  5. pitzer25

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    congrats on an awesome buck. My boy who is 3 talks about deer all the time til i bring one home then he doesnt wanna be around it. lol
     
  6. Hillbilly Jedi

    Hillbilly Jedi Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Great buck man congratulations! Love the pic of your son with him! Awesome!
     
  7. OkieArrowSlinger

    OkieArrowSlinger Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Congrats on an awesome buck and thanks for sharing your story!! Nothing like getting to share that happiness with your little guy!!
    :)
     
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    Congrats on the buck! Where at in Iowa was it? I hunt central Iowa.
     
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    Congratulations on a nice deer
     
  10. smitty88

    smitty88 Weekend Warrior

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    Eastern Iowa. Near Dubuque.
     
  11. BowhuntOrDie

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    Awesome buck, congratulations!
     
  12. bucksnbears

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    i like that type of rack.
    2 bad its not a clean 5x5
     
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    Congrats on a very nice buck!
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    Great looking buck! Congrats.
     

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