DIY part two Andy May (ridgerunner7)

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DIY part two Andy May (ridgerunner7)

Unread postby Bowhunter4life » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:34 am

http://wiredtohunt.com/2018/02/06/diy-d ... wo-of-two/

One of the best story lines to a big buck I’ve read. Killing a big buck of that caliber in heavy pressured land just really speaks volume as to how good Andy is. Much respect!!

Can’t say enough good about either one of these guys, Andy & Joe. Just glad these guys share with us what’ve they do.


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Unread postby mainebowhunter » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:48 am

What a crazy story!! Thanks for sharing. Much respect.
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Unread postby Whitetailaddict » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:18 am

Read this yesterday. I'm always amazed at how some big bucks are able to survive with this kind of pressure and how big of a difference only 100 yds can make in your setup. Andy obviously has it down.
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Unread postby ScottSpitzley » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:46 am

It is crazy how most bucks almost do the exact same thing annually.

Way to stick it out regardless of the hunting pressure. You obviously outsmarted them.
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Unread postby Tim H » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:05 am

That guy is definitely a Beast! :clap:
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Unread postby strutnrut716 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:15 am

What a great story ! Thanks for sharing ! :clap:
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Unread postby tgreeno » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:53 am

One of the best hunters around here, along with some others!

If Andy reads this I'm wondering...If his post season scouting that showed the buck was still alive, was strictly trail cams or something more? And also, if the area has that many guys, how does he not get his trail cam stolen???
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Unread postby Hawthorne » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:44 am

Another amazing accomplishment! Congrats!
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Unread postby llcooljames » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:45 am

Im curious about the cams also. What a stud!
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Unread postby Dewey » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:08 am

Great story. That's a hard earned buck there and proof that planning and patience can pay off in a big way. Great job Andy. :clap:
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Unread postby Swampbuck » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:54 am

It's crazy a buck can survive with people surrounding him within 100 yds. It's also amazing what a difference 100 yds can make when hunting.

Incredible job there getting him. The one question I have... did you drag that deer out with other guys watching :lol:
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Unread postby Swampbuck » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:56 am

tgreeno wrote:One of the best hunters around here, along with some others!

If Andy reads this I'm wondering...If his post season scouting that showed the buck was still alive, was strictly trail cams or something more? And also, if the area has that many guys, how does he not get his trail cam stolen???


I would bet with a buck that size and mostly 2 yr olds around he was seeing evidence his sign still
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Unread postby Ridgerunner7 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:00 am

tgreeno wrote:One of the best hunters around here, along with some others!

If Andy reads this I'm wondering...If his post season scouting that showed the buck was still alive, was strictly trail cams or something more? And also, if the area has that many guys, how does he not get his trail cam stolen???

Thanks guys. tgreeno: My camera in 2015 had the SD card stolen but the camera remain (locked up). That happened in November sometime but I kept using it. The next year in 2016 the camera was actually stolen. It was locked up but they must've broke the housing to get it loose because all that was left was my python lock. 2017 I went cameraless and I won't use any cameras out there any more, just too risky. In 2015 I actually got a picture of the buck on January 12 at night which proved he made it. IN 2016 I was out scouting in February and came across some tracks, one of which was extremely large. It was obvious it was him as like I mentioned in the story, I had no evidence of even a two year old buck any where in that area. Later on in in the spring I when I was scouting I saw several deer enter the giant crop field nearby. There was a deer that stood out from the rest in body size. I put the glass on him and noticed the significant white rings around his eyes. They really stood out on this buck. My original story was condensed down by Joe because it was too revealing to where I actually shot this deer. I'm long winded I guess and that's the only reason Joe needed a two part series..lol.
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Unread postby Ridgerunner7 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:02 am

Swampbuck wrote:It's crazy a buck can survive with people surrounding him within 100 yds. It's also amazing what a difference 100 yds can make when hunting.

Incredible job there getting him. The one question I have... did you drag that deer out with other guys watching :lol:

No sir. I heard him crash and new he was down but waited until late night for the retrieval for two reasons: 1. that spot would be ruined permanently. 2. I really wanted to wait for my two buddy's to get there just to share that moment. (and help drag :D )
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Unread postby Sam Ubl » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:23 am

Awesome read! What a great buck, too. The name is fitting... 8-)
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