Team 1 - #1 FOR A REASON

Discussion in '2021 Deer Contest' started by slickbilly-d, Aug 30, 2021.

  1. twmessmer

    twmessmer Weekend Warrior

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2013
    Posts:
    194
    Likes Received:
    106
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern, Indiana
    I bought a frame pack this year to haul out my deer. I shot a doe last year a mile back in very hilly land. Didn't find her, but I wasn't sure how I was going to get her out if I did.

    Sent from my SM-S205DL using Bowhunting.com Forums mobile app
     
  2. maxpetros

    maxpetros Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Posts:
    5,871
    Likes Received:
    334
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Yeah I've got a great pack for that for out of state hunts but unfortunately jersey in all its wisdom won't let you quarter and pack out a deer on public land

    Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
     
    MUDSHARK likes this.
  3. MUDSHARK

    MUDSHARK Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Posts:
    4,601
    Likes Received:
    6,956
    Dislikes Received:
    4
    Location:
    NW PA
    Congrats on a great Doe. Hell yea.

    Now I can kill a doe.
    50 pts- for #1
     
  4. maxpetros

    maxpetros Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Posts:
    5,871
    Likes Received:
    334
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Honestly didn't have crazy high hopes for tonight. Had a doctors appointment that ran late so I was heading to the woods later than I wanted. That coupled with the heat made me think it might not have even been worth it to sit.

    It's a pretty consistent on the piece of public I hunt that after the first month or so of season, the deer stop being visible in fields and mostly stick to the timber. After my last sit I knew I'd probably have to move off field edges and get deeper in the woods. Checked the wind right before hopping in the car and spent the drive brain storming spots that could work.

    Like I mentioned earlier, this spot came to mind that I've never hunted but scouted a couple years ago. One of those spots where as soon as you step in, it just screams deer. Comparatively open oak flat coming out of a really thick creek bottom and about 50 yards off a field. This spots a little over 3/4 mile from the nearest parking area so I figured it wouldn't get hit hard. Started hiking in around 1600 and as soon as a hit the trail into this area it was loaded with sign.

    Worked back off the field edge a ways and set up in the first tree that had clear shooting lanes to the main avenue of travel and a good backdrop. Got fully situated in my stand a little after 1630. The nice part about this spot is you can glass about 100 yards in each cardinal direction. Kept periodically scanning, hoping if this spot doesn't pan out, at least it could serve as an observation sit to dial in the set up for next time.

    Right at 1800 a glanced up a saw a doe step out at about 40 yards (top right of photo). Noticed right away she had a pretty long head and decent body so I decided if she hit that trail I'd try and take a shot. She wasn't ambling around at all and within 15 seconds she hit that trail (dark spot of bare ground, center right of photo) quartering towards me with no sign of stopping. She kept coming pretty much on a bee line to my tree. I was pretty sure she was about to bust me as I worked up quite a sweat on the hike in and set up. She got to the patch of bushes in the bottom right of the photo and started browsing, obscured by the branches. Came to full draw and she stepped out hard quartering away. Visualized where I wanted the arrow to exit and settled in on my pin, started pulling through the shot and the arrow hit exactly where I wanted.

    She mule kicked and jumped about 10 feet and as soon as she took a couple steps I could see her whole side covered in blood. Tore off into heavy cover and I lost sight after about 75 yards. Heard her crash maybe 10 seconds after the shot. I knew when I shot her she was close but it happened so fast I didn't realize she was less than 5 yards from the base of my tree.

    From the time I first laid eyes on her to putting an arrow in her couldn't have been more than 3 minutes. Everything happened so fast I was surprised I was able to stay calm as this is my first deer in over 2 years. Felt good to put one down again. Also glad it was a chip shot to break the ice lol[​IMG][​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
     
  5. Bone Head Hunter

    Bone Head Hunter Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2012
    Posts:
    3,433
    Likes Received:
    4,274
    Dislikes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Southern Indiana
    Congrats Max! Nice nanny doe
     
  6. pastorjim08

    pastorjim08 Legendary Woodsman

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Posts:
    10,779
    Likes Received:
    9,445
    Dislikes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Indiana
    Congrats on the doe and thanks for the great story!

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
     
  7. NebMo Hunter

    NebMo Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2016
    Posts:
    1,190
    Likes Received:
    1,279
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Omaha NE, Nodaway County MO
    awesome, even with getting in a touch late it confirms the old saying "you cant shoot them from the couch"

    50 points well earned!
     
    MUDSHARK likes this.
  8. slickbilly-d

    slickbilly-d Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2017
    Posts:
    2,215
    Likes Received:
    4,361
    Dislikes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Indiana
    Dead doe walking if she shows up tomorrow morning. 5EBCAD4C-A4FE-4C6C-9A52-DBF79B921059.jpeg
     
    Bone Head Hunter and MUDSHARK like this.
  9. MUDSHARK

    MUDSHARK Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Posts:
    4,601
    Likes Received:
    6,956
    Dislikes Received:
    4
    Location:
    NW PA
    Nothing so far but I'm out

    Belly rumbling , mud need food.

    Gonna climb down in about an HR.
     
  10. Germ

    Germ Legendary Woodsman

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Posts:
    14,759
    Likes Received:
    2,935
    Dislikes Received:
    38
    Location:
    "The" Michigan
    What's the best mock scrape scent any of you have used?
     
    MUDSHARK likes this.
  11. Germ

    Germ Legendary Woodsman

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Posts:
    14,759
    Likes Received:
    2,935
    Dislikes Received:
    38
    Location:
    "The" Michigan
    Well done max!!!
     
  12. slickbilly-d

    slickbilly-d Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2017
    Posts:
    2,215
    Likes Received:
    4,361
    Dislikes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Indiana
    https://www.buckfever.com/

    I had some bucks check out one scrape out of four that I made a few years back. I used the forehead gland to spray on the licking branch and the pre/post rut to put in the dirt. DC590CEB-1317-4832-9EE7-61A14AC2F49A.jpeg
    286D7F07-3E11-4EAF-A903-A9FDBDD27557.jpeg
    335B590B-9994-46CF-A751-3FB9BB739945.jpeg 641F1ACF-462F-4A84-86FA-A73CF5011B92.jpeg

    Here’s a pic of all the bucks hitting the Golden Scrape this year.
    AAC22CF4-BA07-4517-94FD-380B61DD3D9D.jpeg

    Results may vary but I haven’t had much luck. I have a few that don’t have cams on them so I’ll see here later in October if I kill a buck over a mock scrape
     
    NebMo Hunter likes this.
  13. Bone Head Hunter

    Bone Head Hunter Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2012
    Posts:
    3,433
    Likes Received:
    4,274
    Dislikes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Southern Indiana
    Conquest VS-1 ... spend the money on the original and don't go cheap on the synthetic.... I use it along with evercalm...
     
    MUDSHARK likes this.
  14. slickbilly-d

    slickbilly-d Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2017
    Posts:
    2,215
    Likes Received:
    4,361
    Dislikes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Indiana
    Like the deodorant stick stuff? I have some of that but I didn’t think about rubbing it in the dirt
     
  15. Bone Head Hunter

    Bone Head Hunter Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2012
    Posts:
    3,433
    Likes Received:
    4,274
    Dislikes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Southern Indiana
    VS-1 is liquid spray for the scrape... Ever calm in the stick is used on the licking branch... USE rubber gloves!
     
    slickbilly-d likes this.
  16. MUDSHARK

    MUDSHARK Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Posts:
    4,601
    Likes Received:
    6,956
    Dislikes Received:
    4
    Location:
    NW PA

    I use the evercalm also. I use the deodorant stick by flaking some off with the lid into the scrape.
     
    Bone Head Hunter likes this.
  17. Bone Head Hunter

    Bone Head Hunter Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2012
    Posts:
    3,433
    Likes Received:
    4,274
    Dislikes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Southern Indiana
  18. slickbilly-d

    slickbilly-d Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2017
    Posts:
    2,215
    Likes Received:
    4,361
    Dislikes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Indiana
    Woah. You weren’t lying about spending the money.
     
    Bone Head Hunter likes this.
  19. Bone Head Hunter

    Bone Head Hunter Grizzled Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2012
    Posts:
    3,433
    Likes Received:
    4,274
    Dislikes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Southern Indiana
    Well in the grand scheme of things half a hondo isn't much considering you prolly have over 2K wrapped up in equipment and clothes just to start....

    None of then smell like a HOT mama either! LMAO
     
  20. slickbilly-d

    slickbilly-d Die Hard Bowhunter

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2017
    Posts:
    2,215
    Likes Received:
    4,361
    Dislikes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Indiana
    $2k is how much I tell my wife I have wrapped up in it! Lol
     
    Bone Head Hunter likes this.

Share This Page