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Author Topic: ATTN RON LACLAIR! STORY REQUEST  (Read 1664 times)

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Re: ATTN RON LACLAIR! STORY REQUEST
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2018, 10:33:02 AM »
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Re: ATTN RON LACLAIR! STORY REQUEST
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2018, 10:47:48 AM »
I thought I was done for the day and decided to just sit there and watch the rest of the evening. I thought, sure as heck if I do a nice buck will probably walk out. Then I remembered that I had another bow back in the truck. It was still early so I decided to walk out and get the other bow.

As I walked past Nancy she ask, "what's the matter" I told her what happened and I was getting my other bow. When I finely got back to my spot I sit down on the stool, took an arrow out of the quiver and nocked it on the string. I looked to my left, then to my right and WOW ... :scared: there was a nice buck coming into the bean field.

He was moving slowly just taking his time which wasn't doing my nerves any good  :jumper: As he got closer I realized he was going to be out a little farther than I'd like him to be. Finely it was now or never time, I drew my 60# bow until I felt the serrated Raptor head touch the finger of my bow hand. I watched the bright feathers as the arrow arched through the air toward the buck.  :archer2:
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Re: ATTN RON LACLAIR! STORY REQUEST
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2018, 11:31:23 AM »
He was at least 30 yards away, which is farther than I would normally shoot but it was as close as he was going to get. I don't recall if he was standing of moving or if he took a step when I shot but the arrow took him a little far back, and high above the liver. The cedar shaft zipped through him and he took a couple bounds and stopped. He looked around like.."what was that?"

I put another arrow on the string and started to raise the bow. Then I thought, he's not going anywhere, just standing there. I'll wait and see what he does...maybe he'll lay down


As I was thinking that, suddenly he dropped.. :deadhorse: I couldn't believe it, what had looked like a bad hit had turned out to be a fatal one.. :dunno:

I was elated, I couldn't believe my luck.  :pray: I walked out to look him over and found him to be a nice wide 8 point. I dragged him off the bean field, dressed him out then walked out to get the truck. Nancy said, "now where are you going?" To get the truck, I shot an 8 point. At first she thought I was fooling her she said, "oh you did not, you just walked through here a bit ago" it took a minute for her to realize I was telling the truth.  :saywhat:
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Re: ATTN RON LACLAIR! STORY REQUEST
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2018, 11:47:11 AM »
They say we learn from our mistakes.  :readit: I learned two things from that experience...#1 ALWAYS carry an extra bowstring....#2 NEVER give up, your luck could change at any moment.

The Cut string buck is in my shop for anyone to see if they drop in to hear the story. His mount is different because he was a different kind of deer. I've got a one horn buck mounted that had been in a fight, antler broken off at the base, dressed at 198#, 5pts on the side he had left, tine gouge above his eye and a couple punctures in his side, the story of taking him was also unusual.

« Last Edit: October 11, 2018, 02:38:51 PM by Ron LaClair »
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Re: ATTN RON LACLAIR! STORY REQUEST
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2018, 11:59:02 AM »
Very good story Ron and a pretty mount, hope the shoulder is coming along as planned Ron. Take care, we need the wise men around to help us all along our journey, thanks, bigjohn

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Re: ATTN RON LACLAIR! STORY REQUEST
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2018, 12:08:34 PM »
Very nice and thanks for the share....
I look fwd to the one horn buck story as well.....when ya have time of course
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Re: ATTN RON LACLAIR! STORY REQUEST
« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2018, 12:14:33 PM »
The "Snowstorm Buck" was also a memorable hunt   :readit:


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Re: ATTN RON LACLAIR! STORY REQUEST
« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2018, 01:26:28 PM »
The "Snowstorm Buck" was also a memorable hunt   :readit:




Do tell! And there is one in the wings on that spike horn you brought up, too! :) C'mon ya ole story teller!
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Re: ATTN RON LACLAIR! STORY REQUEST
« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2018, 01:53:51 PM »
thanks Ron...PLEASE share the other stories with us !!!  :campfire: :campfire: :campfire:

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Re: ATTN RON LACLAIR! STORY REQUEST
« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2018, 01:58:37 PM »
Ron, Thanks for sharing. Tell us about the “ Snowstorm Buck”
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Re: ATTN RON LACLAIR! STORY REQUEST
« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2018, 02:06:36 PM »
Cool story Ron
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Re: ATTN RON LACLAIR! STORY REQUEST
« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2018, 05:32:24 PM »
Great story Ron Thanks for sharing.

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Re: ATTN RON LACLAIR! STORY REQUEST
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2018, 06:38:14 PM »
I always love this story but for those that never met Nancy you’re not seeing her facial expressions that make me smile as I hear her asking Ron those questions in the story.  ‘Aunt Nancy’ is cherished and missed.  A more determined lady bow hunter you will not find.  Thanks for sharing buddy.
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Re: ATTN RON LACLAIR! STORY REQUEST
« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2018, 06:56:43 PM »
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Re: ATTN RON LACLAIR! STORY REQUEST
« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2018, 07:46:27 PM »
 another little known fact about Nancy LaClair was that she was extremely thrifty. She would go to secondhand stores and buy her camouflage and she was very proud of her thriftiness. I love seeing these pictures of that woman. We miss her dearly.
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Re: ATTN RON LACLAIR! STORY REQUEST
« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2018, 08:08:43 PM »
That was a great story Ron and I love the pictures of you and Mrs. LaClair. The story telling made me feel like I was one of a bunch of younguns setting around Mr. Ron waiting for another story time!
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Re: ATTN RON LACLAIR! STORY REQUEST
« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2018, 10:46:07 PM »
Thanks for sharing your story Ron.  Keep em' coming!   :clapper:
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« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2018, 11:07:29 PM »
   Great Stuff ! Thanks
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Re: ATTN RON LACLAIR! STORY REQUEST
« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2018, 09:03:39 AM »
Great story Ron as always, looking forward to more in the future. Thanks for sharing
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Re: ATTN RON LACLAIR! STORY REQUEST
« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2018, 08:29:01 AM »
Ron,

You should write a book with all the stories you have.
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