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Trad Gang Highlights => HIGHLIGHTS 2013 => Topic started by: Basinboy on November 18, 2013, 10:32:00 PM

Title: A hard earned buck...
Post by: Basinboy on November 18, 2013, 10:32:00 PM
Made it about an hour ago. That 16 hour drive is rough but when I look in the rear view mirror and see the rack it makes a little easier. I hunted 15 days only missed two morning hunts to recharge my batteries. I saw many nice bucks and let a bunch walk. I missed twice, deflected on a branch on a 155-160 and missed a 150" at 8 yards as he trotted by. When I bleated to stop him he sped up and I lost focus shooting under him...
Had planned to head home the next morning and picked all my stands and cameras after the morning hunt yesterday except for the one I would hunt that evening in a last ditch effort to fill my tag. Got setup by 2 and waited and waited. I had seen 12 deer from this spot the evening before but nothing was moving this eve. It was just about the end of legal shooting time and I hear leaves crunching! I grabbed my bow and got ready just in case it was a good one. Sure enough here comes a nice 8pt. I had to turn to my left as he was going behind my stand. I drew and bleated, picked a spot and dropped the string only to hear a loud crack! My bottom limb hit the seat of my muddy lock on. Of courses arrow went low missing the buck. He ran a few yards and stopped for a few then continued of crossing the creek and then up the other side to a scrape. I nicked another arrow and as he was working the licking branch I sent another arrow. He buck kicked and ran out across a crp field like he was on fire! I felt confident it was a good shot even though I couldn't see exactly where my arrow hit him. I pulled my stand and left to go eat a bit to give him plenty time. My wife and I went back and found blood where he was standing. We followed the trail into the crp where it got difficult to follow. I then found my arrow fully coated with good blood and bubbles. We couldn't find blood again so we spaced out and started a grid search and on the first sweep I spotted him. He was dead in seconds, already stiff an hour later. 15 days and over a 100 hours on stand, I'm happy to have this beauty  :)
 (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f205/BasinHunter/9098F613-5852-40D4-B8D7-0AA5D4F5362D-1083-000000B8C779D85A_zps68cb66d8.jpg)
Title: Re: A hard earned buck...
Post by: Manitoba Stickflinger on November 18, 2013, 10:46:00 PM
Well deserved..congrats!
Title: Re: A hard earned buck...
Post by: Tony Sanders on November 18, 2013, 10:46:00 PM
A HEARTY CONGRATS Basinboy, you certainly deserve this one after all the time and hard work you put in. Thats what you call Endever To Persevere. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: A hard earned buck...
Post by: Richie on November 19, 2013, 01:30:00 AM
:thumbsup:
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Post by: JMG on November 19, 2013, 05:03:00 AM
:thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
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Post by: Jayrod on November 19, 2013, 06:30:00 AM
A for effort and you got the gift you deserve!!  :clapper:
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Post by: TJK68 on November 19, 2013, 08:16:00 AM
Congrats on a nice one.
Tom
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Post by: joe ashton on November 19, 2013, 10:11:00 AM
way to hang in there..   :thumbsup:
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Post by: tarponnut on November 19, 2013, 11:01:00 AM
Great buck, huge body! Well done.
Title: Re: A hard earned buck...
Post by: Kc kreger on November 19, 2013, 12:56:00 PM
Nice deer and well worth your efforts I am sure.  Which state were you hunting in?  That buck has a huge body.
Title: Re: A hard earned buck...
Post by: Igor on November 19, 2013, 03:20:00 PM
Way to "hang" in there on a well deserved trophy.....


thanks for sharing...

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Glenn
Title: Re: A hard earned buck...
Post by: Basinboy on November 19, 2013, 06:44:00 PM
Quote
Originally posted by oklahomaleatherman:
Nice deer and well worth your efforts I am sure.  Which state were you hunting in?  That buck has a huge body.
That's a Kansas buck. Yeah they get way bigger than Louisiana deer  :)
Title: Re: A hard earned buck...
Post by: BRONZ on November 19, 2013, 09:02:00 PM
Great deer!!  Way to go.
Title: Re: A hard earned buck...
Post by: Hooper on November 19, 2013, 09:04:00 PM
Wow!! You sure worked hard for that big boy! Congrats on a nice buck!! Nice shooting!
Title: Re: A hard earned buck...
Post by: SAM E. STEPHENS on November 20, 2013, 08:39:00 PM
Heck of a buck , very nice , Congrats sir.....

,,,,Sam,,,,,
Title: Re: A hard earned buck...
Post by: Cyclic-Rivers on November 20, 2013, 10:08:00 PM
:clapper:  Congrats!
Title: Re: A hard earned buck...
Post by: Bisch on November 20, 2013, 10:11:00 PM
Another good one, Corey!

Congrats,

Bisch
Title: Re: A hard earned buck...
Post by: KentuckyTJ on December 27, 2013, 09:14:00 PM
Nice one congrats Brother.
Title: Re: A hard earned buck...
Post by: Homey88 on December 28, 2013, 08:31:00 AM
Great job! Way to persevere!!?
Title: Re: A hard earned buck...
Post by: BDann on December 28, 2013, 08:53:00 AM
Congrats on the great buck!
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Post by: djohnson on December 28, 2013, 09:10:00 AM
Congratulations on a great deer!
Title: Re: A hard earned buck...
Post by: kibok&ko on January 02, 2014, 04:18:00 PM
:notworthy:
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Post by: Anointed Archer on January 03, 2014, 07:44:00 AM
Very nice    :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A hard earned buck...
Post by: Sirius Black on January 03, 2014, 05:20:00 PM
:thumbsup: