Target buck down in Michigan!!

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  1. BowFreak

    BowFreak Die Hard Bowhunter

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    After spending countless hours walking my butt of in the offseason, I felt that I really was starting to understand a very touchy bedding area. This is an area where a big buck could slip out any direction and I would not even have a clue. I knew there was a good buck using the area but all I needed to do was confirm this. I setup a couple mock scrapes using Buck Fever Synthetics during the summer with trail cameras over them. It wasn’t long after and he started showing up in early July. My suspicions were confirmed. As season approached I was putting more than one game plan together to get in this area to kill him. I headed in on November 3, setup between two good known bedding areas. I could kill a deer from here but felt I could get a good eye on what was really happening in this area. It turned out to be a great observation stand. I was able to lay eyes on him four different times that morning. I adjusted my setup for the evening hunt of November 4. That night it worked just as planned, except for the buck not giving the killing shot. So I watched his next move from there. On November 7, the wind changed and I knew it was time to dive in and kill this buck. That is exactly what I did. Put the sticks and stand on my back and really took my time going in. I felt I was really close to where he was bedding, so being as quite as I could, would be a must this night. After a pretty uneventful evening, with 15 minutes to go in the hunt, he stands up. Once he got up on his feet, I knew he would work his way toward me with the wind direction that evening. I was able to close the deal on him at 9 yards. With a good shot placement, he only ran 65 yards and buried himself into the think nasty brush. The adrenaline really started flowing and I couldn’t have been any happier.

    This buck was using two different bedding areas that were very close to each other. His bedding area was determined on what way the wind was blowing that day. Every encounter with this buck showed that he always walked quartering or straight into the wind. I really feel that, if I didn’t take a mobile approach that this deer would still be alive today.

    I bring you “Heavy Hitter”………………


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  2. Rutin

    Rutin Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Great deer congrats! All that homework paid off!
     
  3. deerstalker85

    deerstalker85 Weekend Warrior

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    Nice deer, way to close the deal! Great looking buck there!
     
  4. coheley665

    coheley665 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Great michigan buck, where u hunting by chance ?
     
  5. finner

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    Nice mi buck, Congrats
     
  6. fishingdude93

    fishingdude93 Weekend Warrior

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    Great deer. Nice job!
     
  7. Fitz

    Fitz Legendary Woodsman

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    That's awesome, Congrats!
     
  8. Vito

    Vito Grizzled Veteran

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    Great deer and nice pics.
     
  9. Sliverflicker

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    Congrats on a good Michigan Buck!
     
  10. cmonsta

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    Thats awesome right there!
     
  11. fletch920

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    Nice buck, congrats.
     
  12. fischer365

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    Nice buck, still waiting for a monster to come within range.
     
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  13. Treestandsniper

    Treestandsniper Die Hard Bowhunter

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    He's a fine looking animal....congrats!
     
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    Aresodin Weekend Warrior

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    Congratulations!
     
  15. bauer6

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    Congrats on that nice Michigan buck!
     
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    Great buck and nice job on the photos!
     
  17. Finch

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    Congrats on the buck and great write-up. Looks like you camo taped your sticks...I did the same. Really cuts down on noise and they don't stand out near as much.
     
  18. Whiskey5

    Whiskey5 Weekend Warrior

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    Nice work...congrats on a great buck
     
  19. Germ

    Germ Legendary Woodsman

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    Great deer and I do know you from somewhere, I just cannot figure it out.
     
  20. Jake/PA

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    Nice buck! Congrats
     

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