My obsession gets worse...

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by WiRutJunkie, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. WiRutJunkie

    WiRutJunkie Weekend Warrior

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    I've been hunting this deer I named "Shorty" now going on 3 years. I have had him within 60 yards 3 times including last year on the opener when I had him at 23. Not enough light to see my pins let alone be legal. Last year he was about the same size maybe with a little less mass but just a solid 8 point. This is why I hunt, to chase deer like this that you form such a unique bond with. There is nothing else like it on earth. Of course I'd like to be the one to tag him but he has already given me so many great hunts and experiences that I could not complain if I don't. In less than a month the chase begins again.....[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. WiRutJunkie

    WiRutJunkie Weekend Warrior

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    The last two pics dates are wrong. The second to last one is the most recent from this week.
     
  3. Matt

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    Good looking deer, best of luck!
     
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    grnhd Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Hopefully you can get it done this year. If you don't you are going into it with a great mind set.
     
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    Good looking deer. Hope you finally get him this year.
     
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    WOW!!!!!!!! Good luck this season! hope to see him in a pic with your bow across him.
     
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    Good luck! Hope to see you with your bow laid across him. I know the feeling. I have an ancient 7 point on the property that is giving me fits, but I still love chasing him.
     
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    That's cool. Looks like you got some good hunting grounds.
     
  9. WiRutJunkie

    WiRutJunkie Weekend Warrior

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    It's only 30 acres but there are some good deer around. Pressure is fairly high in the area. It just goes to show that the neighbors don't kill them all if you let them walk. The smart deer are sneaky ;)
     
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    BukFvr21 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Great 8 pointer. He's sporting some nice 2's
     
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    scoot12 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Put him on the ground rut. Scoot
     
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    Swamp Stalker Legendary Woodsman

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    Very nice!!! Good luck!
     
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    Good luck.
     
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    aRroW_adDicted Weekend Warrior

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    Best of luck this year. A big eight pointer is one of the better looking deer to see!
     
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    grommel Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Really nice buck, thanks for sharing your ongoing pursuit of Shorty! Nail him this year brother!
     
  16. WiRutJunkie

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    Thanks everyone for the words of encouragement! I know there are a 1000 stories like mine and I hope everyone gets happy ending to a blood trail this year! If you want to follow along throughout the season check out my website theJourney and also like my facebook page TheJourney! You guys are awesome!
     

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