Nother' bush buck.

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Nother' bush buck.

Unread postby Exophysical » Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:35 am

Another timber buck, taken still hunting a ridge.

The neat thing about this hunt was I got to share it with an acquaintance from further south in the farmland, who'd never done much timber hunting. He'd started doing trips into the more wild corners of Alberta and I was hoping to demonstrate some skills that would help him be more successful. My companion only had a doe tag on this hunt, otherwise I would have had him shoot the buck if he wanted. This particular buck played out exactly as I described, pretty much almost in real time as I explained what we were doing and why... "We're going to climb this ridge and hunt along that edge... see how this deer crapped while it was walking, its not concrete but thats generally a good sign its a buck... notice how his tracks are offset, not huge but probably fairly decent, oh there he is!" Twenty minuets in I was dragging a buck back to the truck. I have to admit it made me look a lot more pro than I actually am LOL.

The takedown was the exact opposite, I shouted at the deer to stop it when it bounced out of its bed. Then I used deer calls to confuse the heck out of him at which point he tried to circle downwind, and I dropped him en-route when I was able to find a hole in the underbrush to put the bullet through. I think it sort of blew my companion's mind a little that the whole sloppy episode worked at all, but it has worked many times for me. The moral of that story is don't just give up when you're busted, it is usually entirely possible to scrape together a win if you are persistent enough.

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Re: Nother' bush buck.

Unread postby stash59 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:48 am

8-) :clap: :dance:
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Unread postby headgear » Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:50 am

Congrats on another one!
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Unread postby Edcyclopedia » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:35 am

Spectacular! :clap:
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Re: Nother' bush buck.

Unread postby Dewey » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:54 am

Congrats. :dance:
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Re: Nother' bush buck.

Unread postby greenhorndave » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:56 am

Great looking buck! Love the chocolate antlers. Congrats!
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Re: Nother' bush buck.

Unread postby UntouchableNess » Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:07 am

greenhorndave wrote:Great looking buck! Love the chocolate antlers. Congrats!

Yup, noticed the chocolate antlers as well. Congrats!
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Re: Nother' bush buck.

Unread postby Kokes » Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:19 am

awesome congrats! geez I gotta get out to Alberta sometime!!
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Re: Nother' bush buck.

Unread postby Exophysical » Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:43 am

Kokes wrote:awesome congrats! geez I gotta get out to Alberta sometime!!


Lol, and I always feel that I should get out to Ontario sometime. I don't know about the racks, but I have seen some absolutely huge bodied bucks that came out of Ontario. One of these days it is a dream of mine to take the whole season off and do a whitetail hunting road trip right across Canada. Shoot my AB buck early and just start driving east, still hunting whitetails the whole way. Even if the end result was a just bunch of mediocre 4x4 racks it would be a great experience, someday hopefully.
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Re: Nother' bush buck.

Unread postby Kraftd » Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:54 am

Awesome! Congrats!
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Unread postby john1984 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:59 am

Love those dark bigwoods bucks. Congrats :dance:
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Re: Nother' bush buck.

Unread postby JAB » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:56 am

Nice looking deer, congratulations! Pretty area too.
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Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:00 am

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Every time you post a kill it is very impressive. Well done Exo.
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Re: Nother' bush buck.

Unread postby backstraps » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:29 pm

AWESOME!!! :dance: :dance: Man that is suck a pretty buck! Congrats of the hunt and the deer. That looks like an awesome back ground to be hunting inside too
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Re: Nother' bush buck.

Unread postby 218er » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:45 pm

That’s a nice buck. Congratulations
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