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3 year pursuit

Unread postby bowright » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:28 pm

Here is a buck that I was after for 3 years. I first saw him in the fall of 07, and never could get him patterned down, until the last day of muzzleloader season, had him at 85 yards broadside, and I was tagged out.

The next year, he blew up into a giant, would have been over the 200 inch mark (non-typical). I hunted him hard, never laying eyes on him till the Iowa late ML season once again, and sure enough, I missed him at 190 yards!!! Talk about a downer, and giving you something to think about all year. So in the fall of the 2009-2010 season, I decided that I was going to put my all into this particular buck, it was either him or nothing. I passed several big deer (160 +) waiting till till the one buck I was after come by.

I took it all the way down to the wire, last day of season, last hour of legal shooting light, and I took him at 75 yards. He went 20 yards and piled up. Talk about a stream of emotions. The one and only deer I set my sights on just went down.

He was a 9 1/2 year old whitetail, on the down hill slide. He is not the buck that he once was, but I would have been happy with him if he was a 130, I was after THAT buck.

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Re: 3 year pursuit

Unread postby muddy » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:29 pm

That was a great story to hear first hand over the past few years.

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Re: 3 year pursuit

Unread postby Hodag Hunter » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:53 pm

Fantastic story and very good buck to boot. Think I seen this picture somewhere else....
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Re: 3 year pursuit

Unread postby Dor » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:53 pm

Good looking stud buck there!
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Re: 3 year pursuit

Unread postby Dewey » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:21 pm

Awesome buck!!
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Re: 3 year pursuit

Unread postby DEERSLAYER » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:34 pm

Awesome!
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Re: 3 year pursuit

Unread postby Wrinkleneck » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:11 pm

That one of a buck and a great story!!
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Re: 3 year pursuit

Unread postby cornfedkiller » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:44 am

That is one beautiful deer!

Heck of a story, and glad it ended the way it did rather than finding him dead somewhere..
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Re: 3 year pursuit

Unread postby huntinnurse » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:02 am

Congrats to a pursuit well done!!!!!
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Re: 3 year pursuit

Unread postby headgear » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:08 am

Great story and buck, congrats and way to stay after him!
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Re: 3 year pursuit

Unread postby DevinJD2007 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:20 am

Great Story and congrats on a true warrior. 8-)
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Re: 3 year pursuit

Unread postby Black Squirrel » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:33 am

Great story with a great ending! 8-)
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Re: 3 year pursuit

Unread postby JRM6868 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:37 am

Great bucks and story.Congrats 8-)


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