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Offline Michael Arnette

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Oklahoma Buck Double
« on: November 24, 2013, 11:16:00 PM »
My biggest buck ever! The 7 point was actually heavier than the 10 point! The 10 point at 174lbs and the 7 point at 179lbs. I used a Talltines 69# at 28", GT 75/95 Shafts, 220 gr Muzzy Phantoms...Story below
       
       
       
       

This year has been a great year. I have seen more buck sign than any other year and Oklahoma's deer management system is doing good work to provide a very healthy deer herd! This years rifle season ran a little late due to the calender which gave me a few more precious days to hunt without the guns.
I have been really busy with work this year so it made it feel all that much sweeter when I climbed up into my stand on the morning of November 18th. Everything was perfect and I felt that tingle! You know what I mean.
Anyway, my morning started out watching a scrape I had doctored up just upwind of my stand. This is the first year I have ever found a scrape line on our farm in 8 years of hunting and is testimony to the outstanding work of our states management, I hope things continue to get better and better.

At about 7:00 I heard my first stir and a yearling forkhorn chased a doe passed my stand within good range. 7:30 or so I saw another buck cruising well out of range and in the brush. At 8:15 I heard trotting hooves and a 7 pointer chased a doe passed my stand, I made a 22 yard shot and hit him a little far back so I waited a few minutes before tracking. I was about ready to go down to track my buck at about 9:30 when a huge buck came in right along the scrape route, the only problem was that he came in on my downwind side.  He was angling towards me and I knew he was going to hit my scent so a took an 18-20 yard shot before he made it but missed over his back! My arrow hit a sapling before it reached him and he startled about 20 yards to my upwind side. I had a split second and used it to slip an arrow in through some cover hitting him a bit low at about 35 yards. I watched him run for about a hundred yards before I lost sight.

Two intense/white knuckle tracking jobs later I had two bucks on the ground and a very long drag! Both had run over 200 yards before going down and left very poor blood trails. This was my first double kill ever. Although I kinda wish I would have let the smaller buck walk after shooting the big guy.

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Re: Oklahoma Buck Double
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2013, 12:29:00 AM »
Wow! Great morning in the woods!

Congrats on the double!

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Re: Oklahoma Buck Double
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2013, 06:01:00 AM »
awesome for sure doubles are hard to beat!!congrats
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Re: Oklahoma Buck Double
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2013, 09:18:00 AM »
It doesn't get much better than that! Congrats
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Re: Oklahoma Buck Double
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2013, 09:29:00 AM »
Great shooting and a great hunt, Congrats.....

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Re: Oklahoma Buck Double
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2013, 03:05:00 PM »
wow. that is a big deer.!
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Re: Oklahoma Buck Double
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2013, 03:20:00 PM »
Good stuff! Congrats!
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Re: Oklahoma Buck Double
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2013, 09:37:00 AM »
Congratulations Michael!  That was a great hunt.  Thank you for sharing it with us.
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Re: Oklahoma Buck Double
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2013, 01:37:00 PM »
Congratulations on a great experience!
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Re: Oklahoma Buck Double
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2013, 08:00:00 PM »
Awesome! Way to go! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Oklahoma Buck Double
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2013, 12:04:00 PM »
Now that's what I call a good morning! Congrats on a great double harvest!!
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Re: Oklahoma Buck Double
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2013, 02:58:00 PM »
Very nice, two is better than one any day.

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Re: Oklahoma Buck Double
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2013, 06:36:00 PM »
:thumbsup:
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Re: Oklahoma Buck Double
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2013, 10:12:00 AM »
Truly Incredible day!  Congrats on both accounts.
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Re: Oklahoma Buck Double
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2013, 11:53:00 PM »
Thanks guys!  Still can't believe I had that second chance at the big boy and so glad I made a good hit. He must have been on a hot doe.
35 yards is not normally a shot I would ever take but I was on auto-pilot. I hardly remember taking the second shot.

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Re: Oklahoma Buck Double
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2013, 06:51:00 PM »
That is sweet, nice shooting   :thumbsup:
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Re: Oklahoma Buck Double
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2014, 01:54:00 AM »
That is one great hunt!

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Re: Oklahoma Buck Double
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2014, 10:13:00 AM »
Congrats!
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Re: Oklahoma Buck Double
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2014, 04:10:00 PM »
Man what a morning!!!  Way to go!!
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Re: Oklahoma Buck Double
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2014, 06:15:00 PM »
Beautiful deer congrats

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