Live from the field 2020

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Re: Live from the field 2020

Unread postby greenhorndave » Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:25 pm

Went to a spot with a plan in mind. Saw a LOT of pre-rut sign. Fresh scrapes and rubs everywhere, including one seriously impressive rub. Was hoping my approach was going to help unlock some more established trails and figure out bedding. I didn’t have any history to rely on.

So despite the loaded sign, nothing was really connecting the dots. I was surprisingly cold, so I pulled the plug early rather than fart around and set up somewhere that sign didn’t dictate.

Decided to check out a patch that was possibly overlooked. Scouted without bow in hand. Hit a trail leading to an opening and was so focused on the trail that I wasn’t careful coming around a big shrub. I cleared the shrub and immediately sight-bumped a nice one. Didn’t have a great look at him, but he was tall-ish, kinda dark rack with bright white tips. He bolted and a check revealed a doe with him. Maybe she’s heating up early?

Anyway, overlooked is a surprise every time. Nothing was remarkable on an aerial, but might be worth checking out again assuming the buck didn’t run to the next county.


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Unread postby Jmitch » Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:16 pm

Found it dead 40 yards or so after the second arrow. First shot had a little more 1/4 to than I realized but his near leg was forward and I put it tight to the shoulder just below halfway up the body. The exit was 3 or 4 ribs back. Smashed one lung for sure and I think got the other but didnt bother with a great autopsy. Second arrow hit just below the spine about 6 inches back from the first and severed the arteries under the spine. Probably didnt need it but the blood was amazing after that hit. So 2 arrows that wouldve killed it on there own was pretty cool to me. Overall a absolutely blast in the woods and the recovery was fun. Had a few people come out and my 4 yr old son was the first to walk up on it. Pretty cool regardless of size but I am jacked about how cool he is. Not my biggest buck but for sure biggest on public and I think it's pretty safe to call it a public land giant. Super knarly rack with I think 14 score able points maybe 15. I'll see if I can figure out a picture.
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Re: Live from the field 2020

Unread postby Sloepoke20 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:20 pm

Jmitch wrote:Found it dead 40 yards or so after the second arrow. First shot had a little more 1/4 to than I realized but his near leg was forward and I put it tight to the shoulder just below halfway up the body. The exit was 3 or 4 ribs back. Smashed one lung for sure and I think got the other but didnt bother with a great autopsy. Second arrow hit just below the spine about 6 inches back from the first and severed the arteries under the spine. Probably didnt need it but the blood was amazing after that hit. So 2 arrows that wouldve killed it on there own was pretty cool to me. Overall a absolutely blast in the woods and the recovery was fun. Had a few people come out and my 4 yr old son was the first to walk up on it. Pretty cool regardless of size but I am jacked about how cool he is. Not my biggest buck but for sure biggest on public and I think it's pretty safe to call it a public land giant. Super knarly rack with I think 14 score able points maybe 15. I'll see if I can figure out a picture.



That’s an awesome buck. Throw up a few more pictures if you want to. All kinds of character.
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Unread postby Autiger » Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:28 pm

Jmitch wrote:Found it dead 40 yards or so after the second arrow. First shot had a little more 1/4 to than I realized but his near leg was forward and I put it tight to the shoulder just below halfway up the body. The exit was 3 or 4 ribs back. Smashed one lung for sure and I think got the other but didnt bother with a great autopsy. Second arrow hit just below the spine about 6 inches back from the first and severed the arteries under the spine. Probably didnt need it but the blood was amazing after that hit. So 2 arrows that wouldve killed it on there own was pretty cool to me. Overall a absolutely blast in the woods and the recovery was fun. Had a few people come out and my 4 yr old son was the first to walk up on it. Pretty cool regardless of size but I am jacked about how cool he is. Not my biggest buck but for sure biggest on public and I think it's pretty safe to call it a public land giant. Super knarly rack with I think 14 score able points maybe 15. I'll see if I can figure out a picture.


Wow, that’s a beauty. Congratulations!
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Re: Live from the field 2020

Unread postby Jmitch » Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:28 pm

Sorry for the really bad garage pics but that what I got right now. Pictures do not do it justice. Super knarly.
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Re: Live from the field 2020

Unread postby hunting_dad » Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:48 pm

Awesome congrats Jmitch! Gnarly buck for sure!
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Re: Live from the field 2020

Unread postby greenhorndave » Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:12 pm

That’s a wonky rack for sure. Never gonna find another like that!

Congrats!
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Unread postby seazofcheeze » Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:32 pm

Jmitch wrote:Sorry for the really bad garage pics but that what I got right now. Pictures do not do it justice. Super knarly.


Crazy looking buck, congrats!!!
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Unread postby vtbuck » Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:34 pm

Congrats jmitch!
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Re: Live from the field 2020

Unread postby backstraps » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:11 pm

Congratulations killas!!!! :clap: :dance:
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Re: Live from the field 2020

Unread postby blackwidow » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:48 pm

Congrats Jmitch! Thats a really cool buck. Glad it was an easy recovery too.
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Re: Live from the field 2020

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:55 pm

Congrats jmitch!
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Re: Live from the field 2020

Unread postby Rich M » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:22 pm

That's a great buck, JM!
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Unread postby briar » Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:14 pm

Super duper cool buck jmitch!!
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Re: Live from the field 2020

Unread postby Moose » Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:26 pm

Good job fellas!! :clap:


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