Team 20 - lung busters official thread

Discussion in '2016 Bowhunting.com Deer Contest' started by illinibowhunter, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. bowhuntingbebout

    bowhuntingbebout Weekend Warrior

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    Monday morning I shot a good buck, but I hit a little forward. Gave him about 5hrs and went back to find him. Had decent amount of blood, but I think it was just a muscle wound. I looked for 2 days but found nothing. Hoping he is alive and well, and will show back up.
     
  2. Born2Hunt

    Born2Hunt Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Dang tough break...been there before

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    bowhuntingbebout Weekend Warrior

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    Haven't seen any bucks worth shooting. Between yesterday and today, I've seen 6 different bucks all within 30yds. All of them were a year and a half old and provided pretty good footage. The landowner asked me to shoot any coyotes that I could. I had never seen any or had any trail cam pics of them. That changed this morning around 8:30. Had 2 big coyotes come in, but they stayed out about 70yds. Next time I go hunting I'll have a call for them.
     
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    scarps23 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    After highs of -10 today. Going out tomorrow afternoon for some late muzzleloader action. 15 degrees for a high should feel nice and get deer in food plots.

    Not sure if I'll get bow out again for the rest of the hunting year. Still haven't heard of the big one I had on camera getting shot. It wouldn't be a bad thing if he made it to next year though.

    Hope everyone has a good Christmas. Good luck if you are still hunting. I have until Jan 10 I think to hunt muzzleloader which I can use a bow if I decide to. Still left stands in trees so I can if I want to.


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  5. bowhuntingbebout

    bowhuntingbebout Weekend Warrior

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    The buck I shot a couple weeks ago showed up 10 minutes after I left Saturday. He's still alive, but I'm not sure how. He must be one tough dude. You can see the exit scarred up already. At least I know he's still alive.

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  6. scarps23

    scarps23 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Did that pass through or get stuck? Couldn't remember story.


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    scarps23 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Saw 5 bucks tonight. First picture was a younger deer with nice rack. Second one doesn't show it, but it was probably 22 inch wide 8 point. One side of his rack was really weak and other was nice. Both should look great next year. My dad is flipping out that I didn't shoot them. Trying to let deer get mature. Doesn't mean in a quick decision I wouldn't shoot them, because I'm still learning on judging deer. No expert by any means.


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  8. pastorandrew

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    Nice pass man!

    I missed my number 1 buck saturday night with muzzle loader, going after him with the bow tomorrow evening! fingers crossed the bitter cold and snow has them up a feeding!
     
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    Was a full pass through. I'm not sure that is the same deer after really looking at the pics. He seems a little young to be the deer I shot. Also his beams aren't quite as long.
     
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    That makes more sense. Couldn't figure out an arrow hitting that spot and not killing the deer.


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    I am hunting this weekend. I have a few bucks still showing up on cam. Good Luck to everyone!!
     
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    Our rut is just kicking off now. I'll be mixing up Bow and Rifle hunts depends on where I am


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    Well I seen the buck from the trail cam on Wednesday around 1:30. He never got any closer than 55yds, but he's definitely a different deer. He will get an arrow if he slips into bow range before the end of the season.
     
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    Went out tonight with little wind and 0-3 degrees. We had some rain that has hardened our snow. Food plot isn't as hot as it once was. Did see a really nice young 10 point. Basically an 8 point with little crab claws on end. He got in range in brush, but didn't want to shoot either way. It got cold after 2 hours.


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    illinibowhunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Well better late than never but I got my buck score entered with 1.5 hours to spare for the contest lol. It was a pleasure being on your team over the past two seasons!


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    Was a pleasure here as well, best of luck to you all in future contest and tree sits!
     
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    It was Awesome guys! Good Luck in 2017!
     
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    Same guys. It was a fun Group of good people and hunters. I enjoyed it.


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    Another year in the books it's was a great pleasure to be part of this team for the last 2 years best of luck to everyone going forward keep in touch!

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