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Offline Gvan

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Michigan 8pt
« on: November 12, 2015, 02:52:00 PM »
Several years ago I switched to a longbow from a compound bow. It was a rough first year but once it started to click, it's been the most enjoyable hunting years since I started hunting. Special thanks to Chuck (Two Tracks) for helping me in this journey. The goal the last couple years is to videotape these hunts so I can share the enjoyment of traditional hunting with others. Last year I had a great hunt and managed to get it all on camera while self taping (). I wasn't sure that it would ever come together like that again.

Well, the other day I found a buck that just read the script... almost perfectly. I had seen a bunch of activity throughout the evening and had a nice 8pt in to about 30yds but just wouldn't come out into the open or come closer. I was grunting at him lightly to see if I couldn't coax another 10yds out of him to get a shot when this buck came into the picture. When the larger racked buck saw him come into the woods, he turned and immediately started walking away. I was looking for something a little bigger as I taped this buck coming in but as he got closer, I noticed that he was much larger bodied than the one I was hoping to get a shot at.

With the good footage I was getting, I thought that I'd better try to shoot him. I grabbed the bow when he was at about 20yds and he stopped at about 18yds perfectly. I took the shot and was very surprised when I hit him high and dropped him. I put another one in him quickly. Come to find out, he really dropped quite aways. It made me feel a little better about my first shot.

After walking up on him, I saw that he was huge for our area. In our group of 15+ bowhunters in Shiawassee area, we've never weighed a buck that hit the 200lb mark field dressed. This one was right on that mark! My biggest bodied Michigan deer.

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Offline akdd

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Re: Michigan 8pt
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2015, 03:01:00 PM »
Congrats looks like a brute

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Re: Michigan 8pt
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2015, 03:06:00 PM »
Great deer and Vid!!   Bill

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Re: Michigan 8pt
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2015, 03:10:00 PM »
Congrats sir...

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Offline Yohon

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Re: Michigan 8pt
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2015, 03:20:00 PM »
Good job!!!   :thumbsup:
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Re: Michigan 8pt
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2015, 03:44:00 PM »
Nice one. Congrats !
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Re: Michigan 8pt
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2015, 06:05:00 PM »
Awesome buck!

Congrats,

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Re: Michigan 8pt
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2015, 07:32:00 PM »
That second shot was perfect congrats.

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Re: Michigan 8pt
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2015, 07:40:00 PM »
Great Footage and Buck.  Congrats!
Relax,

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Re: Michigan 8pt
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2015, 08:11:00 PM »
Great job and awesome job on the video footage!
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Offline Joeabowhunter

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Re: Michigan 8pt
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2015, 09:19:00 PM »
Great video.  Congrats.  Nov 7 was a hot day around here too.

Offline Longbowwally

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Re: Michigan 8pt
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2015, 10:09:00 PM »
Nice buck and enjoyed the video…..
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Re: Michigan 8pt
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2015, 10:30:00 PM »
Congrats on the nice buck! Awesome video too!
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Re: Michigan 8pt
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2015, 07:32:00 AM »
Congratulations!

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Offline LIBowhunter

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Re: Michigan 8pt
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2015, 09:36:00 AM »
Congrats!! nice video..enjoyed it!
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Re: Michigan 8pt
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2015, 09:46:00 AM »
Enjoyed the video. Congrats on a truly nice buck.
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Re: Michigan 8pt
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2015, 10:47:00 AM »
Nice buck congrats Brother
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Re: Michigan 8pt
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2015, 06:58:00 PM »
Great buck, congrats!
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Re: Michigan 8pt
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2015, 11:23:00 AM »
Great deer!
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Offline Izzy

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Re: Michigan 8pt
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2015, 06:34:00 AM »
Congrats on a fine beast!

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