Hard Earned Buck

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Hard Earned Buck

Unread postby Basinboy » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:00 am

That 16 hour drive is rough but when I look in the rear view mirror and see the rack it makes a little easier. I hunted 15 days only missed two morning hunts to recharge my batteries. I saw many nice bucks and let a bunch walk. I missed twice, deflected on a branch on a 155-160 and missed a huge 150" at 8 yards as he trotted by. When I bleated to stop him he sped up and I lost focus shooting under him...
Had planned to head home this morning and picked all my stands and cameras after the morning hunt yesterday except for the one I would hunt that evening in a last ditch effort to fill my tag. Got setup by 2 and waited and waited. I had seen 12 deer from this spot the evening before but nothing was moving this eve. It was just about the end of legal shooting time and I hear leaves crunching! I grabbed my bow and got ready just in case it was a good one. Sure enough here comes a nice 8pt. I had to turn to my left as he was going behind my stand. I drew and bleated, picked a spot and dropped the string only to hear a loud crack! My bottom limb hit the seat of my muddy lock on. Of courses arrow went low missing the buck. He ran a few yards and stopped for a few then continued of crossing the creek and then up the other side to a scrape. I nicked another arrow and as he was working the licking branch I sent another arrow. He buck kicked and ran out across a crp field like he was on fire! I felt confident it was a good shot even though I couldn't see exactly where my arrow hit him. I pulled my stand and left to go eat a bit to give him plenty time. My wife and I went back and found blood where he was standing. We followed the trail into the crp where it got difficult to follow. I then found my arrow fully coated with good blood and bubbles. We couldn't find blood again so we spaced out and started a grid search and on the first sweep I spotted him. He was dead in seconds, already stiff an hour later. 15 days and over a 100 hours on stand, I'm happy to have this beauty :)
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Re: Hard Earned Buck

Unread postby backstraps » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:03 am

Awesome man! Congrats on a nice buck and way to stick it out. 15 days of hunting rear ya down fast. Now its time to do like a buck post rut....lay around and fatten up :-)

Congrats again!!

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Re: Hard Earned Buck

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:04 am

Outstanding BasinBoy! Definitely a hard earned buck! Well done.

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Re: Hard Earned Buck

Unread postby Dabowhunter » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:06 am

Congrats!
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Re: Hard Earned Buck

Unread postby BigHunt » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:10 am

8-)

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Re: Hard Earned Buck

Unread postby headgear » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:12 am

Congrats!
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Re: Hard Earned Buck

Unread postby PLB » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:20 am

8-)

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Re: Hard Earned Buck

Unread postby Stanley » Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:09 am

Way to tough it out. Nice buck congrats.
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Re: Hard Earned Buck

Unread postby BassBoysLLP » Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:22 am

Super buck. Congrats! :dance:

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Re: Hard Earned Buck

Unread postby Black Squirrel » Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:39 am

Well deserved buck, right there. Congrats!
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Re: Hard Earned Buck

Unread postby moosehound » Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:05 am

:clap:
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Re: Hard Earned Buck

Unread postby Dewey » Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:15 am

Congrats! 8-)

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Re: Hard Earned Buck

Unread postby Hodag Hunter » Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:21 am

Nice buck congrats. Sounds like you had a few chances that makes for a rollercoaster hunt.

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Re: Hard Earned Buck

Unread postby Edcyclopedia » Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:44 am

Last ditch effort paid off - :clap: Nice!
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