2011 Hunt Pictures

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Re: 2011 Hunt Pictures

Postby joker1656 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:32 pm

To answer Swamplife, and Charlie 01:

Long story short, and not that interesting of a story, I missed my first shot. I hate to admit it, but I did. I waited for awhile, because I thought I had actually hit him. After a few minutes, I thought I could hear him crash. (power of suggestion, I guess). I decided to get down and look for blood.

I unloaded my shotgun, and turned to step down onto my ladder to exit the stand. As I did, I looked through a fork in my tree. Behind me at a slight angle to my west, I saw the buck staring at me. Initially, the buck had been about 80 to a hundred yards away. When I saw him, and realized he was unscathed, he was at roughly 40 yards.

He had traveled in a circle and had never left the doe that he had been tending when I fired my first shot. I did not see her, but knew she was there. I kept my eyes on the buck, while I slipped a slug from my pocket. Since my gun was empty, I dropped the shell into the chamber and slid the slide shut. I immediately held steady where the neck meets the chest/shoulder and squeezed (this time). He dropped like an anvil hit him in the head.

When I left my stand, I heard the doe hightailing it out of there. If I had waited a few minutes before exiting, I think I could have had another deer.

Both the buck and the doe had bedded down behind my stand the day before. I guess I am all out of second chances. But, I will still keep my fingers crossed.
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Re: 2011 Hunt Pictures

Postby Buckmaster1 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:21 am

JPH wrote:Still chipping away at doe control and filling freezers.

I used the high winds to do some spot and stalk hunting in a picked bean field. I used a little slope to belly crawl to within 20 yds. of this one.

Well done on your stalk JPH, It never hurts to try the stalk and it is great when it works.

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Re: 2011 Hunt Pictures

Postby BIG 8 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:14 pm

Hey Guys and Gals. Sorry I haven't posted all gun season but congrats to everyone who got one on the ground! Me and my group had some good luck this season too. On opening morning my sister shot a great looking 10 point with a 20 1/2in inside spread! Her biggest by far. Even more impressive then the buck though was the shot. One shot at 300+ yards with a 243. The buck only went about 30 yards after the shot too. Then on Friday we did some drives through some woods and CRP fields. On the first CRP field we jumped a big buck that got away even though shots were fired. After we finished the first one we went to the other half of the field and drove it the other way and wouldn't you know it we kicked up that same buck and again he got away unharmed! So after that drive was finished we went across the road and walked through more grass/woods. I was a stander on this drive and as soon as I got into the stand I heard two shots. I looked up and here comes this big old buck running right at me! I pull up my 270 and shot once as he was coming at me. Then he stopped and stood in some brush 80 yards away. I shot 3 more times while he stood there (I hit him 2 out of the 4). After that he ran over to one of the other standers and bedded down 60 yards from him so he shot a few times too and eventually the buck died right there. All three of us that shot hit the buck at least once. He is an old 9 point with great mass and a 18 1/2in inside spread. It was a pretty good year for us. Here are some pics to go along with the story.
My sisters 10 point
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Me with the big 9
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Re: 2011 Hunt Pictures

Postby buckhunter21 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:10 pm

Congrats on the Big 8! Who gets to keep the shoulder mount then?

By the way, what part of WI do you hunt?

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Re: 2011 Hunt Pictures

Postby kellory » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:09 pm

Nice deer! So....you each got a three pointer?
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Re: 2011 Hunt Pictures

Postby SwampLife » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:48 pm

Jeez JPH seems like you have a deer on every page, haha.

Big 8 - Those are two incredible bucks, nicely done.
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Re: 2011 Hunt Pictures

Postby charlie 01 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:50 pm

Not that it makes it all bad, but gentelmen, it's a nine point. And a beauty at that.
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Re: 2011 Hunt Pictures

Postby mhouck06 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:22 am

Here are the five bucks we killed in our trip to ohio and indiana. 3 guys, 7 days, 5 bucks.. it was a great trip!

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This buck had two drop tines, the other one broke off, but at least we found it!!
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our three indiana bucks
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my indiana and ohio bucks!
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Re: 2011 Hunt Pictures

Postby SwampLife » Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:37 pm

wow, now thats a great trip!

So you found the drop tine that broke off?? Any other pics of that monster?

charlie 01 wrote:Not that it makes it all bad, but gentelmen, it's a nine point. And a beauty at that.

Yes, but his user name is 'BIG 8' :D

buckhunter21 wrote:Who gets to keep the shoulder mount then?

lol, yea I was curious too...
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Re: 2011 Hunt Pictures

Postby JPH » Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:50 pm

Some great deer! Thanks for posting the photos everyone. I can't be the only one shooting does, can I?


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