Opening day buck

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  1. johnstonab

    johnstonab Weekend Warrior

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    A few days late but here ya go.

    Opening day was Saturday. I was in the stand 10 hours total. Finally at 6:45 pm I see them. Right where I wanted them to come down at. I had ranged that are on out off and on all day. I draw my bow and wait for the shot. She (I'll get to that) turned and gave me a good shot, I took it. All 4 deer ran, the last was teasing me hanging out at 30 yards. I thought I heard the crash. Dad came out to help me find/dress/haul her back to the truck. We walk the area I could share she went down, nothing. Dad says we should start at the beginning of the blood trail. I say it's easier to go this way, my trail to my stand. Bam! There she was. Laid down right in the middle of the trail. I holler for dad and he comes over.

    She was a he. (Now for my excuses, right) I am a meat hunter, I try not to shoot babies. We rely greatly on venison in my house. Virginia does not care if you shoot buck or does where I live/hunt. Wasn't expecting a buck in a group of four.

    Ok back to it. Guts were hanging out the exit, my shot was not as broadside as I thought. The entrance was perfect (for a broadside shot) I did cut 1 lung, the heart, liver and unfortunately the intestine, oh and a little nick to the stomach. That smelled awesome.

    70lb 3 pt at 25 yards brought home 24.63lbs of meet to go in the freezer.
    Oh and one roast on the smoker for dinner last night.

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  2. alenhard15

    alenhard15 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Congrats!!!! way to get it done on the first day, looks like a trophy to me!
     
  3. PinkPony

    PinkPony Die Hard Bowhunter

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    You cannot eat antlers - and when you are out there to fill the freezer - you do just that.

    Congrats.
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Congratulations. Enjoy the meat and good effort on the hunt.
     
  5. Swamp Stalker

    Swamp Stalker Grizzled Veteran

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    congrats!!
     
  6. BlackHammer

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    Nicely done
     
  7. TomTom1

    TomTom1 Weekend Warrior

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    Good job.
     
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    Looks like good Eating to me
     
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    Frankiecruzer Weekend Warrior

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    Congrats I'm up in fairfax


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    NebMo Hunter Weekend Warrior

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    congrats on the deer.
    I've done the same, thought I was shooting a doe, was a spike with only 1 antler. It was just barely legal shooting hours and I didn't see the antler, blended in with the ears.
     
  11. Lung Buster

    Lung Buster Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Congrats! Horns make for some thin gravy anyway!!
     
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    Congrats on filling the freezer
     
  13. pastorjim08

    pastorjim08 Grizzled Veteran

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    Congrats to you. Way to git-r-done.

    Blessings........Pastorjim
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Congrats:biggrin:
     

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