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Team 9 - NINE TINES

Discussion in '2023 Deer Contest' started by MUDSHARK, Aug 28, 2023.

  1. OkieArrowSlinger

    OkieArrowSlinger Die Hard Bowhunter

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    That’s cool!
     
  2. OkieArrowSlinger

    OkieArrowSlinger Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Well guys, it’s not a bow kill but my son shot his first buck yesterday evening and it was a dandy!

    It was an awesome hunt and a day that he and I will never forget. My trail cam was showing a lot of action yesterday morning, had 3 different bucks from 6:30am to 2:30pm so I had a good feeling that there might be a hot doe in the area. I decided to take off work early to run home, get my boy and get out there.

    I knew there were probably deer in the vicinity so we very slowly and quietly made our way into the timber and to the ground blind I had set up about 40 yds off of the main trail. Not 10 minutes after we sat down I caught deer movement about 100 yds away from us thru some thick timber cover. I caught a glimpse of big antlers and then we witnessed two good bucks fight for a good 5 min. We couldn’t really make out the antler size of both bucks due to the cover and them crashing and fighting like crazy. After the fight ended, the deer seemed to move off away from us so we just sat back and I was explaining to my son how rare it is to witness bucks fighting like that in person. Only the 2nd time I’ve seen it and I had never seen it that close!

    About 20 min later a doe and her yearling doe came walking in from the same direction the other deer went. Another couple of minutes and another doe starts coming down the trail acting like she might have caught a bit of our wind. Thankfully she kept coming and about 20 yds behind her was this buck. I had Kaden set up on the tripod with the .270 ready to go. The buck came right in and stopped broadside at 40 yds to give us a great shot. Kaden took his time as I was talking him thru it and telling him where to aim. He squeezed off the shot, the buck took off and i watched him go down about 80 yds from the point of impact. I managed to keep him in the blind for about 15 min until he couldn’t stand it any more. Lol We got him home to show mom and little brother, caped out and taken to the taxidermist. Got him skinned, cut up, & meat on ice at about midnight.

    It was just an awesome hunt and I’m so thankful that we both got to experience it together. Only bad thing other than the taxidermy bill I’m gonna have to eat is the fact that he may be ruined now after killing a deer like this for his first! Lol

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    Wow! Congrats to him! Had to be fun for you dad! Like you said... memories for a lifetime.
     
  4. Brett Smith

    Brett Smith Weekend Warrior

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    Congratulations on the outstanding buck.
    I’m busy delivering turkey day meals this week but plan on stepping back on stand come December
    Hitting it very very hard the 10th -17th while the wife is in Miami
    Our season ends 1-31-24 so besides colder weather….I have faith


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    That’s an awesome buck. Congrats to your son.
     
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    Brett that’s awesome that you volunteer You are good man Brett.
     
  7. Brett Smith

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    355 meals since Tuesday…I failed to track mileage though but I had to get fuel so I’m guessing several hundred


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    Put one down buddy

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    Saw more hunters than deer
     
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    That's not good. At least you got some tree stand therapy. Unless there were shots all around you.
     
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    Not a lot of shots. There was one about a half a mile away. Maybe a lil less. About 430pm , and 515 was quitting time.
     
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    I was the same. Hunted Sat, Sun, Sat...not seen a deer yet...ahahahahah
     
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    Haven’t hunted since my last post, been sick. Feeling better should be out again soon.

    good luck everyone that is out.
     
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    Hey guys sorry I’ve been MIA. I’ve been traveling for since about November 13th beside for a few days right around thanksgiving so I have nothing to report. I’m going to get back in the woods tomorrow evening and I’m more then ready for it.

    Keep grinding! Late season has always been one of my favorite times to hunt as long as the weather cooperates!


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    This guy walked by a camera this morning
    My question is…do you take him out of the gene pool or give home the benefit of the doubt?
    I’m hunting this coming Friday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday


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    How bad do you need meat.
    I say let him walk. What do I know. I shot the first legal buck that was in front of me. He is not legal in Pa thou
     
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    My dough to buck ratio is out of whack. I need to take doe


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    Doe….not dough
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    In the stand…day one of many in the next 9 days as my wife is going of town
    Currently 54° & no wind in the holler
    I’m in a stand I have not hunted in three years as I’m looking for a change of luck



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