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Post by bowonly on Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:54 am

Went back to my favorite WMA on Wednesday, 1/4/12, and connected on a spike right after daylight. I had gotten set up on the edge of a timber thinning where there was a nuttall oak that was being torn up by both deer and hogs. I have had limited hunting time this year and was hoping to connect on the first legal animal that showed up. Not long after daylight I could hear an animal approaching from behind me along the edge of the slough that I had positioned myself overlooking. I turned slowly to see what it was and saw that it was a spike following the scent trail I had created on the walk in. He stopped just downwind of where the drag was hanging and just stood there looking around. He stood motionless for a good 10 minutes. He kept looking behind him like there may be more deer approaching but I never saw or heard anything else. I had made up my mind I was going to let him pass me by and draw on him after he passed for a good quartering away shot. Instead, after he was convinced there were no deer associated with the scent he followed in he began to make a turn to go back from whence he came. It was then that I made my move, I stood and drew on him. He was slightly quartering away at about 10 yds so I placed my 20 yd pin low on the last rib to account for the short distance. When I released I heard that tell tale sucking sound of a lung puncture and watched him as he ran off low to the ground. After a 40 yd dash he stopped, wobbled and crashed. Another effective sharkbite!!!!



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Post by ArcherAdam on Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:10 pm

Good job!

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Post by TradbowInOregon on Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:35 pm

Still, congrats on a great harvest. Meat in the freezer and that's what counts!

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Post by Guest on Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:28 pm

What do You mean That's not a Trophy. To Me all game taken with a bow is a trophy. Great deer Congrats.

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Post by Cbigbear on Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:19 pm

Congrats man. Sounds like he was lookin for some lovin, you seen any chasin yet?

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Re: Not quite a trophy but...

Post by bowonly on Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:45 am

From this deer's condition, he was very skinny, I would say the rut has been going for a couple weeks. I haven't been in the woods enough to see any chasing. Since my trip to MO I have only been in a treestand on 2 separate occasions.
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Post by Marylandbowhunter on Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:54 pm

Nice. congrats

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Post by Waiting4Fall on Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:00 pm

Congrats, my friend! ANY BOWL KILL IS A TROPHY!

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Post by LSUslik on Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:43 pm

Awesome public land smackdown!

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Post by NanookOdaNorth on Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:53 pm

Nice buck! I would take him in a heartbeat and never stop smiling until it was time to start hunting for another one next season!

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Re: Not quite a trophy but...

Post by Uncle Bob on Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:21 pm

That's a trophy in my book! Congratulations!

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Post by Northwoodslayer on Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:01 pm

Sweet! Nice job, like many here have said any animal that you take fair chase is a trophy. Congrats!

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Post by WarrenWomack on Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:19 am

Congratulations! That was a great hunt.
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Post by Widowmaker on Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:18 pm

Nothing wrong with that buck.

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