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Unread postby WV Bowhunter » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:57 pm

Since I'm new here I thought I'd post a few of my better bucks I've shot through the few years. I'm overwhelmed with all the information on this site and realize after just a little bit of reading that I've screwed up a bunch over the years and now I can see some of the reasons why. I hunt on our farm here in WV and hunt mostly public land in Ohio although I do have a couple farms of private that I can hunt in Oh, but I think they see more pressure than the public. I can't wait to find some actual beds and put plans in place to try to knock down some big bucks.

This was my first decent buck off of public land in Ohio.

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My best buck I've taken, public land in Ohio. Shot him with my mz at 20 yds

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My best WV bow buck

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My best bow buck taken in ohio.

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WV buck taken in 2015 rifle season

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This year my first mule deer from Wyoming

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And my Ohio bow buck I got this year


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Unread postby Lockdown » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:40 pm

Very impressive line up! Glad to have you aboard and looking forward to your contributions to the forum 8-)
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Unread postby jwilkstn » Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:55 pm

Impressive lineup! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Unread postby sethg » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:52 am

wow! very impressive whitetail lineup! and great mule deer... can tell from the pics that you are in hill country (and mtns in WV). Let's hear some of your tactics that allowed you to have success!
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Unread postby stash59 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:02 am

Looks like your doing things right quite abit already!!! :handgestures-thumbupright: :handgestures-thumbup: :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Unread postby WV Bowhunter » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:24 am

sethg wrote:wow! very impressive whitetail lineup! and great mule deer... can tell from the pics that you are in hill country (and mtns in WV). Let's hear some of your tactics that allowed you to have success!


Thanks!! i hunt almost exclusively hill country areas. I started hunting pretty young and killed my first buck when I was 9. I always wanted to shoot a big buck but could never lay off shooting the first basket racked 8 pt I could find. I went on a bear hunt in 2006 and shot a nice one I wanted to get mounted. I found a reasonable priced taxi and took him my bear. While there he showed me a pretty impressive wall of bucks that he had shot over his lifetime. He told me he hunted public land and said I could tag along the next fall. I walked some of the area shed hunting that winter and started hunting that public that fall. On my first set I saw one of the biggest bucks of my life and I was hooked on big deer.

I always tried to find doe bedding areas and hunt the downwind side during the rut or travel corridors like a low gap in a ridge. i have had mixed results with this technique, got lucky a few times but I spent a lot of hours in the tree for most of them.

Now with a wife and 3 kids my tree time is limited to what it used to be. I'm glad I found this site so maybe I can hunt specific deer on certain winds and optimize my hunting time.
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Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:30 am

Impressive!
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Unread postby flinginairos » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:43 am

I always enjoyed seeing your posts and bucks on WVSportsman! Truly awesome bucks man!
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Unread postby WV Bowhunter » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:48 am

flinginairos wrote:I always enjoyed seeing your posts and bucks on WVSportsman! Truly awesome bucks man!


Thanks I enjoy seeing what you do with videos each year as well. I don't post on the wv site anymore.
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Unread postby Edcyclopedia » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:54 am

Spectacular!
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Unread postby flinginairos » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:57 am

WV Bowhunter wrote:
flinginairos wrote:I always enjoyed seeing your posts and bucks on WVSportsman! Truly awesome bucks man!


Thanks I enjoy seeing what you do with videos each year as well. I don't post on the wv site anymore.


Yeah I don't post on there much anymore either. This site is so much better and the info here is incredible. Glad to see you around!
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Unread postby PK_ » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:35 pm

Wow man that is really awesome. Lots of nice bucks. That WV buck is a studdd.
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Unread postby JoeRE » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:36 am

Congrats on some awesome trophies man! Welcome!
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Unread postby Dewey » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:10 am

Great bucks. Congrats. :clap:
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Unread postby Uncle Lou » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:58 am

Very nice collection of bucks. Glad you found your way to the BEAST
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