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Thread: My week of hunting was cut short !

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    My week of hunting was cut short !

    I'll tell ya, it never seem to amaze me the skills I've learned . I hunted this buck 2 time this year during bow season and never could get him into bow range but give it opening day Muzzle Loader season , a little doe estrus pee and a bleat call and , YA BABY ! He came sneaking in behind me and was 5 yards at the base of a tree I had set up Friday afternoon. I saw him last year and gave him a pass , I think he's 4.5 YO can't say what he would be like next year. HE'S DONE ! Neat part about this hunt I have to portage across the lake to get in to my spot with out letting them know I invaded there territory. I shot, to much smoke to see which way he went or if I even hit him good. So I lessened and 35 yards I hear the important sound Crash ! Funny the area he ran into was where he came out and I found a rub line back in that thicket. So tell me; what do they rub on trails for, to fake us hunters out so they can slide in behind us. Well this guy got made

    BTW 160 gross, give or take an inch. My largest buck to date. I figure it may be another couple years till the next one falls.
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    Very nice Dave, next time use a smaller caliber and maybe you can harvest the rest of the deer!
    Those antlers would make a few good pens!!
    Shotgun starts here next Sat.. Have so much to do, Lou isn't up to getting to a blind, think this year is a wash. Have a pig in the freezer, week and a half fat calves go in, farmer in me this year is beating out the hunter in me. Nice, very nice buck Dave, congrats!!!!
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    Dave, that's a nice buck! You git it in VA.?

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    John he is a Va buck.
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    Very nice Dave!

    Venison is such good eating

    I wish I could go deer hunting here, I can go with a friend but not hunt, getting the needed licenses is possible in Japan, but it takes about 10 years and a LOT of time and money, neither of which I have at the moment

    Used to love to go hunting, got a few bucks too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Very nice Dave, next time use a smaller caliber and maybe you can harvest the rest of the deer!


    Congrats Dave, nice buck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Very nice Dave, next time use a smaller caliber and maybe you can harvest the rest of the deer!
    OK, that made me laugh out loud. That's some funny stuff right there.

    Congrats on a fine buck, Dave.
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    Personally I have no issue with hunting for food but i find it very offensive to be posting pics on here of it with laughing about it on a family wood working site. As was mentioned in the past about family members and their families seeing some of the postings and this has greatly upset my personal family at home seeing this display posted here on this site. Do we not have a COC in regards to things like this?
    Last edited by Drew Watson; 11-06-2011 at 08:32 AM.
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    That's a fine buck you got there, Dave. I'm sure it'll make for some good eating! Are you going to mount the head as a trophy?

    I have never had an interest in hunting, but did quite a bit of fishing a few decades ago. Had a BIL back then who could hardly wait for white tail season in Texas. I recall one year he and a buddy headed out very early the first day of the season and were back the middle of the afternoon. No sooner had the sun come up and there was a 12-point only few few yards away. He dropped it in its tracks. He was complaining like crazy!!! Biggest buck of his life and deer season just started!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Watson View Post
    Personally I have no issue with hunting for food but i find it very offensive to be posting pics on here of it with laughing about it on a family wood working site. As was mentioned in the past about family members and their families seeing some of the postings and this has greatly upset my personal family at home seeing this display posted here on this site. Do we not have a COC in regards to things like this?
    Because it's not all about the kill Bill. That's only icing on the cake so to speak. For me I could careless if I kill something. I enjoy being outside in the woods enjoying God's wonders!

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