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    I was told by an old hunter that all you can do is go out and hunt hard. That's what counts.


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    We loaded up the Rhino last night and took off this morning to the only other spot that we had scouted this fall. We decided that today, being our last day out together this season, would be about having a good time and enjoying the ride more than it would be about tagging out. We took off racing around after rigging the Rhino to hold the bows. About 45 minutes in, we jumped a coyote. I jumped out and grabbed my bow. The coyote took off and we never got closer than the initial 125 yards. We found a nice little canyon road that no one had traveled, so we went up it. Once we got out of road, we hiked straight up the mountain. On the way up, Marshall noticed a lone buck, so we sat down and watched it disappear. Once he was out of sight, we continued up the mountain and over the saddle.

    We nocked up, on Marshall's gut feeling and crested the saddle. We noticed a deer go behind some brush and then by a tree, but kept walking. A little bit further down, I noticed him in the trees and we began to slide down the mountain. No snow on this so it made it easy.

    I got to about 50 yards off the deer, 25 yards from where I thought he would run if Marshall missed. Marshall got to 20 yards before shooting. Double lung hit. The deer ran about 50 yards before dying. View attachment 54933 Here's Marshall's hero shot. View attachment 54934 .

    Got him quartered out and headed out. I did find this nice shed View attachment 54935 . We did go back up to where I had my overshot and tried to see what we could. I got on another little buck, quickly lost him in the brush, and then on the road back to the truck, we jumped the 2x2 that Marshall had jumped opening morning.

    I have tomorrow left in the season, and I doubt that I'll get out. Here is my http://forums.bowhunting.com/bowhunting-talk/68242-2014-season-review.html#post1038644
     
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    My season is officially over. Real bittersweet. On one hand , it was a 100 times better than last year, a lot more deer and better quality hunting. On the other, my tag never left my pocket.


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    Happy Thanksgiving guys! Hopefully it's a good day to spend with family and friends!
     
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    Had a big doe jump the string and I shaved hair off her back about 9:00. Saw probably 30 deer.
     
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    Britney and I will be out hunting the next 3 days.

    Last weekend we had a very good 5x5 that Britney likes... go by at about 90 yards. Tried calling him in but he was too interested in the does that were wandering around him. The next morning we didn't see anything. On the walk out we were almost back to the road when I doe jumped up out of a cattail slough and then he jumped up and took off after her. They bedded down less then a 100 yards from our vehicle, right by the road. A guy doesn't have to wonder why the road hunters have such good luck around here when they do that !!

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