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Making it happen

Unread postby treeroot » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:37 pm

Today was supposed to be 14-16mph nw wind. I've been waiting for a strong nw to sneak into a bedding area on my property. To get there I have to wait in the am until the deer exit the field so I don't blow the field out. Which means getting into the bedding 80 yards off the field isn't the greatest time.

Last night a good friend of mine I used to hunt together with a lot called and i could tell he was looking for someplace to go. So I told him he could hunt my box stand I take my kids to, just to try and let them see deer. We met up this morning and I said I can't go where I planned with the swirling winds unless they calm down once daylight hits. So we decided to sit together and share some laughs.

It was snowing and blowing hard when I catch a glimpse of a buck heading into a patch of brush. He was following what I suspected to be a doe. I've seen bucks use this brush for rut beding and breeding in the past. I didn't count points but made the decision if i had a shot I'd take it. I had him in my scope at around 260 yards, but with the cross wind and brush I didn't like the shot. So I told him let's wait a bit and see if he pops out. An hour later I see him stand, rake some brush and disappear again still no shot. At this point I know i have two hours max before I'm supposed to be heading for the inlaws. So I tell my buddy I'm going to take a lap all the way around the property and get in close enough to shoot him off the backside of the brush. I knew if I could get there one of us would get a shot. He thought I was nuts. But i wasn't going to wait around for him to sneak out the back door.

45 minutes later moving with the wind gusts I got close and crawled the last 200 yards on the hill above the brush under a pine tree. I kicked myself for dropping my climbing sticks and pack when I started crawling. I couldn't see down into the brush like i was hoping. So i stood up and held down on a branch and just watched. 30 minutes later a spike stands up and starts browsing. A little while later I see the tips of his rack scanning around. For the next hour and 15 minutes I sit behind my scope just waiting for him to stand.

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My view from inside the tree.

Eventually he stood up and I shot. He took three bounds and stopped acting like he wasn't hit, so i put another one in him and he fell over. I was confused because I knew I should've heart shot him he was only 30 yards, but better safe than sorry. The first shot was a heart shot.

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His bed.

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View from his bed to the tree. I was in the closest pine on the left in the picture. The spike got within 15 yards I could've believe I was getting away with standing there in bright orange.

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Yes I had orange on while hunting, pictures were back at the house.
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Re: Making it happen

Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:45 pm

Very nice buck treeroot :clap: :clap: :clap:

Good call on the old sneak around to get a shot at him. :dance:
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Re: Making it happen

Unread postby Lockdown » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:03 pm

Congrats! Love the mass
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Re: Making it happen

Unread postby greenhorndave » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:07 pm

That’s awesome man, congrats! Really sharp-looking buck.
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Re: Making it happen

Unread postby Huntress13 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:21 pm

Woohoo!
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Re: Making it happen

Unread postby Motivated » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:07 pm

:clap: Nicely done!
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Re: Making it happen

Unread postby backstraps » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:19 pm

Great job treeroot and a dandy buck!! Congratulations :dance: :clap: :dance: :clap:
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Re: Making it happen

Unread postby jcraig0313 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:23 am

Awesome hunt!
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Re: Making it happen

Unread postby stash59 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:23 am

8-) :clap: :dance:
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Re: Making it happen

Unread postby 1STRANGEWILDERNESS » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:47 am

You made it happen that’s for sure. Pretty dern awesome
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Re: Making it happen

Unread postby Homey88 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:14 am

Congrats!
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Unread postby muddy » Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:46 am

Congrats, good cape on him looks like
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Re: Making it happen

Unread postby justdirtyfun » Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:58 am

Pretty cool hunt. Congrats
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Re: Making it happen

Unread postby hunting_dad » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:23 am

Way to get it done. Nice job :dance:
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Re: Making it happen

Unread postby headgear » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:00 am

great buck


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