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TEAM 16 Thread 2019

TooBigToFit

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Been stuck at work for the most part up until this point. I did get this on my phone today...



A bit too much to aim for as my first antlered deer?
 

Basiiczxx

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Finally got a free minute to type up the story of my buck.

So we were out in the field Monday - Thursday for training and live fires (I'm in the army). I got sent back early Thursday morning to go pick up a soldier from about an hr away at a hospital. I got back from that and finished paperwork around 2pm, I hadn't slept more than 6 hrs combined since Monday and thought about just going home and napping, but when I got to the house I saw my bow sitting out.(drying after sundays evening hunt) I decided to go hunt. The weather called for light rain and it was mid to low 40s. I checked my hunt wise app and the only spot the wind was good for was a spot I hadn't seen any movement on my spypoint camera since the 29th and it was the 3rd but you cant kill them from the couch so I went. When I first got to the stand I made a mock scrape infront of my spypoint and used some ever calm on it to hopefully hide any human scent left behind. I got up into my tree around 3pm and didnt see any movement until about 5:20 when a small doe walked down a path about 15 yards behind my main runway at about 35 yards, I almost pulled the release on her but was never happy with any of the shots she presented. 15 minutes later I catch horns moving through the main run way at 18 yards away, this buck is on a mission and didnt stop behind the tree or thick bush I planned to draw back when he was behind. Right before he was going to step into my best shooting window I drew back, his hair on the back of his neck stood up and he looked immediately back at me in the tree. I put my 20 yard pin right on his heart and let the arrow go. I heard the wonderful sound of a deer being hit by a arrow but didnt see the arrow hit him. I waited in the tree for about 10 more minutes, called a buddy to help, called my father to tell him, got down, and brought the bow to the truck without even looking for an arrow or blood. Once my buddy got there it was about 730pm we went searching for the arrow. It took us about 15 minutes to find somehow but we found it and it was drenched in dark red blood. We started slowly following the blood trail and about 10ft from where I shot we found basketball size spots of blood, that continued for another 10yards and then the blood went to about just pin size spots. We look at eachother and dont know what to think and then my buddy says "look up" we could see my bucks belly just another 10 yards down the runway. In total he probably went 40 yards from the shot and was only about 10 yards out of sight from my stand. The next day I got him weighed and he was 205lbs with heart liver lungs and ponch all removed. My heaviest buck ever.IMG_0671.jpgIMG_0667.jpg20191010_190232.jpgIMG_0670.jpgIMG_0677.jpgIMG_20191010_182305_543.jpg
 
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Red Beard

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Hey all! Late add to Team 16. Hope everyone is doing well. Seems yall already snagged a couple good looking bucks. Hope to knock down one of my own as well. It'll be good to get to know yall during the season. Everybody fun and be safe!
 

PaTrout1

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Sorry, just saw I was put on this team. Was wondering what happened, lol. Haven't started hunting hard yet, just trying to gameplan, scout and get the bugs worked out. Starting next weekend itll be time to knuckle down.

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Red Beard

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COMPLETELY blew it today guys. Got up my tree and set at 1528 today. I turned around to scan the area behind me at 1530 and four does are eating acorns down the slope 40yds behind me. They slowly made their way up the slope toward me. I grabbed my now and rested it on my thigh. I moved my bow off my leg and attached my thumb release when the lead doe came in to 25yds. She raised her head and stood there searching for me in the leaves for about 5 minutes. She had a very hard time locating me because the sun was behind me. I was in a very awkward position (feet on ROS body turned around at the waist 160 degrees) and holding the weight of my bow 5 inches above my thigh caused the shakes. Those shakes never did stop. She finally dropped her head and started to turn. When she did, I drew and let go. It was rushed and sloppy. Man. Total deflection miss. Beatutiful afternoon, but a shot I never should've taken. Hey, the upside is that my luminok burned for 3.5hrs!
 

Countymounty7623

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Don’t worry about it @Red Beard, went out Sunday and saw a spike in the morning. As I was driving in to the property I hunt I saw a buck ( dint know how many or how big, just saw antlers) walking in.

Anyway long stort short I hunted where I saw him In the evenin hunt.I watched him get up from his bed after climbing up with my WE steps to 20 ft. After a standing in the same spot for 20 minutes the nice 8 point (5x3 with a unicorn horn on the left side) scampered off without ever winding me thankfully. His mistake,showing me where he has slept. And hopefully that squirrel that was barking at him the whole time won’t be there next time.
 

PaTrout1

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I'm in San Antonio this week for a conference but headed back to PA tomorrow then its game on. My rutcation starts on the 2nd (maybe Halloween if I get too itchy).

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Basiiczxx

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The ruts approaching, good luck everyone. Once I get back from the training rotation in lousiana hopefully I can upgrade my 13 pt buck or get another 5 pts for a second deer.
 

PaTrout1

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Well, I thought I had us some buck pts. A real nice 8pt this morning. I could have sworn I hit it but we found no arrow, no blood, no hair and he just sort of walked off. Dont know what happened. Pretty bummed, he was nice, nice enough for me to take a shot at him this early in the game. Especially with my rutcation right around the corner

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Basiiczxx

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Well, I thought I had us some buck pts. A real nice 8pt this morning. I could have sworn I hit it but we found no arrow, no blood, no hair and he just sort of walked off. Dont know what happened. Pretty bummed, he was nice, nice enough for me to take a shot at him this early in the game. Especially with my rutcation right around the corner

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The sound is always the real indicator of a hit for me, theres no mistaking a arrow popping a deer.
 

Red Beard

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Yall be praying and wish me luck... Heavy rain tonight ending at 0300 followed by a 15 degree temperature drop tomorrow. I'm taking off work to sit in the woods all day!
 

PaTrout1

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Yall be praying and wish me luck... Heavy rain tonight ending at 0300 followed by a 15 degree temperature drop tomorrow. I'm taking off work to sit in the woods all day!
Good luck. We're experiencing hellish stor.s right now with weather looking to be perfect on the back end. On my rutcation right now but came down with a kicka** cold that's had me completely out of commission for 3 days with no end on sight. Sat looks to be awesome and I'm hoping like hell that I kick this thing by then.

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Countymounty7623

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We are in the same boat here. Sat this morning in blowing snow and just plain cold for this time of year. Had a 4 point and 2 does come in. I just start my rutcation and am off until November 13. Hoping to put a couple down between now and then. Things are starting to heat up around here.
 

Red Beard

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Good luck. We're experiencing hellish stor.s right now with weather looking to be perfect on the back end. On my rutcation right now but came down with a kicka** cold that's had me completely out of commission for 3 days with no end on sight. Sat looks to be awesome and I'm hoping like hell that I kick this thing by then.

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All sickness leave in Jesus' name!
 

Countymounty7623

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No luck as far as shooting a deer this morning for me. I was able to sneak into a spot I’ve had a cam on for months and haven’t checked it. Needless to say I’ve got a new #1 that I am going for now. He’s shown up three times in the last three weeks.98B44BB7-0395-4D0C-85EF-A65290653EC1.png
 

PaTrout1

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No luck as far as shooting a deer this morning for me. I was able to sneak into a spot I’ve had a cam on for months and haven’t checked it. Needless to say I’ve got a new #1 that I am going for now. He’s shown up three times in the last three weeks.View attachment 19646
Yikes, that's a dandy

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