Just shot WI Public Land 8 Pointer!

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Just shot WI Public Land 8 Pointer!

Unread postby bowhunter15 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:12 am

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Not huge by any means. In fact it may be the same deer I passed yesterday. But given that it was public land which gets worse every day after the opener, it was only the second day ever hunting there, I have a BIG test on Tuesday and a couple lab reports due before going home for Thanksgiving, I decided to shoot. No video of the shot, but I have the tracking and scenario footage that I'll upload, as well as pics. Now I can spend some more time with my family over Thanksgiving weekend. I hardly ever get to see them anymore and it'll be nice to just enjoy the weekend with them.

It was kind of funny, as I had my stand 2 feet off the ground with no sticks. I jumped off to take a leak and saw him coming in. I pinched it off and grabbed the shotgun, don't even remember if I zipped up the pants or not :lol:

At first I thought doe, which I would have shot, then knew it was a small buck, and was going to pass. I put the scope on him just for fun, saw he was a small 8, and pulled the trigger. All those reasons listed before were really playing in the back of my mind as he was standing in the cross hairs broadside at 40 yards.

Strange, the first 40 yards there was no blood or hair, and he was running fine. I thought I must have missed. Then he must've stopped by a tree, found first blood and he started dragging a foot. He was laying 20 yards from that spot. If there hadn't been snow, I don't think I would've found this deer. I would have assumed I missed after trying to track for 40 yards with no blood and being unable to tell which trail he was on. When I was packing my stand, another hunter came walking my way, just still hunting the area. Who knows, maybe he had pushed the deer to me an hour and a half earlier. Anyways he was nice enough to offer to help drag it back to the road, as that was more fun for him than to "walk around and not see anything". Decent rack for a 1 1/2. I'm hoping that means there's good genetics out there, as I still have late bow to hunt. I can't imagine it gets much pressure.

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Re: Just shot WI Public Land 8 Pointer!

Unread postby Dewey » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:40 am

Nice buck. Congrats!! :)
If I see one like that I'm shootin'!! I'm not too picky during the gun season anymore. :lol:

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Re: Just shot WI Public Land 8 Pointer!

Unread postby Buckfever » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:00 am

Man I love that you threw him on top of the car. That's awesome.
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Re: Just shot WI Public Land 8 Pointer!

Unread postby whitetail007 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:59 am

nice buck, congrats
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Re: Just shot WI Public Land 8 Pointer!

Unread postby admiral04 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:31 am

congrats
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Re: Just shot WI Public Land 8 Pointer!

Unread postby Spysar » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:06 am

Nice shootin!
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Re: Just shot WI Public Land 8 Pointer!

Unread postby Stanley » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:34 am

Good job.
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Re: Just shot WI Public Land 8 Pointer!

Unread postby bowhunter15 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:30 pm

Scenario/Tracking video

Feel free to fast forward through the tracking. I was going to speed up much of the walking but then forgot to before rendering and uploading the video. :x

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Re: Just shot WI Public Land 8 Pointer!

Unread postby Ack » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:56 pm

He's good enough...congratulations!
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Re: Just shot WI Public Land 8 Pointer!

Unread postby Liberty-Hunt » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:48 pm

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Re: Just shot WI Public Land 8 Pointer!

Unread postby Wrinkleneck » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:57 pm

CONGRATS!!!
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Re: Just shot WI Public Land 8 Pointer!

Unread postby KLEMZ » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:30 am

Buckfever wrote:Man I love that you threw him on top of the car. That's awesome.


Yeah! Definately old school, I love it!
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Re: Just shot WI Public Land 8 Pointer!

Unread postby Black Squirrel » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:06 am

Cool, congrats!
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Re: Just shot WI Public Land 8 Pointer!

Unread postby Brandon » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:38 am

great job
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