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  1. pastorandrew

    pastorandrew Weekend Warrior

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    I have been hunting for 22 years now, have had the opportunity to harvest some great bucks with a bow and a boone and crockett bear with bow also. Tonight I ended the chapter on a legend. Her name is double throat patch, this doe has been wrecking my hunts since 2007. She was smart and no matter where I sat she always found a way to mess with me. I figure her to be around 8 years old as she had twin fawns with her the first time i remember seeing her in 07. Tonight she nearly pulled the ole get away card on me again. She showed up in the plot at around 90 yards, working her way towards me. she gets to down wind at about 45 yards and is only a few steps from giving me a clear shot, when suddenly she realizes "he is out here some where" she immediately began looking for me, she turned and headed into a little grass spot and was suddenly just gone. I was spent the next 25 minutes trying to figure out where she went. next thing i know I look out the window of the blind (I was hunting in the rifle stand with my daughter with me) and she is like 5 feet from the blind looking right into the window. I quickly got my duaghter to where she could see, DTP began to walk away quickly, she knew something wasn't right, i drew, she stopped at the noise and at 15 yards I let her have it! she only went about 50 yards and was down. A legend, a deer I missed with a rifle three years ago, my brother in law missed with a bow four years ago, a doe that has ruined dozens of hunts over the last six years is finally done! I am stoked! I skinned her whole, and plan to have her entire cape tanned and her hide will hang in my office from the nose with the patch out! here is a picture, I am excited and yet sad knowing she isn't gonna be around any more! [​IMG]
     
  2. Dawn Assassin

    Dawn Assassin Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Nanny slayer! Congrats brother shes awesome
     
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    jrk_indle84 Grizzled Veteran

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    Congrats man. Those old does can definitely be tough on a hunter. Sounds like you have plenty of history and a great story.
    Sure it made it a little bittersweet as well, on the plus side you got to share it with your daughter which probably made it even more special.
     
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    Congrats!
     
  5. pastorandrew

    pastorandrew Weekend Warrior

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    For sure, she got off the bus and I asked her if she wanted to go hunting with me, the first thing out of her mouth was "maybe we will get ole double throat patch" lol and as it turned out we sure did.
     
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    So cool and a beautiful doe she was. I have 3 DTP bucks mounted, and another on the way. I always thought about getting a doe mounted, she would be the one for me.
    Congrats!
     
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    Awesome !! I had one a few years ago that was always causing me problems and remember the excitement from finally getting her down . Congrats !!
     
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    some of those slick heads can be super smart. Congrats man.
     
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    caddis74354 Weekend Warrior

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    Congrats buddy!!! I finally slayed my nemesis this year too! 3 seasons now shes ruined so many sits.
     
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    purebowhunting Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Thats sweet, those old does can be tough! I have two I've yet to be able to outsmart! Congrats on the success, and enjoying it with your daughter!
     
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    Congrats on the doe, sounds like you had a great history with her. Real cutey for a hunting partner too.

    Blessings..........Pastorjim
     
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    Cool, good job! I wouldn't feel too bad, at her age she wasn't going to be around much longer anyway and what a cool story and hide to have.
     
  13. Jacob1

    Jacob1 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Congrats!
     
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    Congrats! Old does like that are just like mature bucks (sometimes worse). Congrats on ending a long chapter!
     
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    Great story and great doe! Her story came to an appropriate conclusion. Its awesome to have that history with her. Great stuff. Congrats.
     
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    wolvenkinde Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Congrats man!...Nice to be rid of a nemesis. I got one that's been doing the same to me, and of course I missed her late last year on the one chance she gave me.
     
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    Congrats!! Old does are just as hard to hunt.
     
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    Congrats man! It's awesome your daughter was there with you.
     
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    Well done sir! I too have a big old doe that has ruined many a hunt for me. I could've shot her twice last fall however I passed the first time b/c I had a good buck close by and passed a 2nd time because I was out of camera light and she was on high alert. This fall I hope she isn't so lucky.
     
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    Goosepond Monster Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Nice. Those double throat patches are always neat.
     

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