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First saddle deer

Matki15

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 20, 2019
Messages
369
Location
Denham Springs, Louisiana
Set up a little late getting to the spot I wanted to hunt so I ended up going to a spot I had a preset platform. It’s a hardwood creek bottom bordered by thinned pines on one side and a clearcut on the other. Around 5:00 I had a coyote come in behind me so I figured my hunt was over. Start slowly packing my stuff and as soon as I finish that I hear a deer coming from the clearcut. At this point it is 5:30 and shooting time ends at 5:35. The deer works his way to 20 yards and I can make out a set of antlers on it. After having multiple encounters this season with deer I couldn’t get a shot on I decided I was going to shoot. Line up the shot, heard a pop and he ran off. After waiting and going back to the truck for a light I found no blood or arrow where he was standing. Decided to call in blood dogs, they ended up finding him 125 yards away with a minimal blood trail. Ended up being a pretty little 8 point. My first deer from a saddle as well as my first bow buck. I’ve killed bigger with a rifle but I actually enjoyed this one more than any of them064ECE77-4CE0-41B5-9AF1-A0CDC0CFD0EE.jpegC8055A81-E15F-453F-9BD7-807A454C2F75.jpeg
 
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liv2hnt

New Member
Joined
Oct 24, 2020
Messages
15
Set up a little late getting to the spot I wanted to hunt so I ended up going to a spot I had a preset platform. It’s a hardwood creek bottom bordered by thinned pines on one side and a clearcut on the other. Around 5:00 I had a coyote come in behind me so I figured my hunt was over. Start slowly packing my stuff and as soon as I finish that I hear a deer coming from the clearcut. At this point it is 5:30 and shooting time ends at 5:35. The deer works his way to 20 yards and I can make out a set of antlers on it. After having multiple encounters this season with deer I couldn’t get a shot on I decided I was going to shoot. Line up the shot, heard a pop and he ran off. After waiting and going back to the truck for a light I found no blood or arrow where he was standing. Decided to call in blood dogs, they ended up finding him 125 yards away with a minimal blood trail. Ended up being a pretty little 8 point. My first deer from a saddle as well as my first bow buck. I’ve killed bigger with a rifle but I actually enjoyed this one more than any of themView attachment 39932View attachment 39931
Congrats.
 
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