Hunting Notes

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RE: Hunting Notes

Postby Osty » Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:47 am

Thanks guys.  The doe came in around 4:15 on opening day about 30-40 yards away.  DIdn't see anything prior to that.  She was doing a start-stop-start-stop kind of trot.  I aimed my rifle and was leading her, or so I thought, and when I shot she dropped.  Immediately after I racked in another shell the buck came through about 70 yards out but he was moving at a steady trot.  I aimed and thought I led him pretty good but when I shot it hit him far back in the stomach.  He ran about 30 yards and turned around.  I shot again and hit him again on the right side.  I got down from my stand and checked the doe, she wasn't going anywhere.  I went after the buck and found him dragging himself.  I finished him off.  Not my first deer but my first buck over 3 inches.

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RE: Hunting Notes

Postby Goose » Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:26 am

Yeah I'd say thats a good first legal buck!!!!
Jake

Genesis 27:3 Take your bow and quiver full of arrows out into the open country, and hunt some wild game.....

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RE: Hunting Notes

Postby Osty » Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:40 am

I'd shot some does and button bucks but never got that magical 3" legal buck.  Waited 20 seasons to finally get one that was considered antlered.

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RE: Hunting Notes

Postby Goose » Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:56 am

Looks like you got about 130" of antler, good way to make up for the other years [;)]
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RE: Hunting Notes

Postby Osty » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:05 pm

My parents belong to an archery club and they had it scored informally.  Came up about 145 green.  Not real wide, just over 15", but had 9 and 10 inch points on both sides, a missing brow tine, an "extra" point, would have been a 6X6 if everything matched up.  On the right antler it looked like it would grow a drop tine if it had another year.   I wasn't goint to wait around for that!!!  Lots of character and a great buck that I think about every so often.

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RE: Hunting Notes

Postby bigwisconsinbucks » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:30 pm

Sounds like an awesome first buck osty.I know your feeling. My first buck grossed 135. Did you get a shoulder mount done of him?
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RE: Hunting Notes

Postby Osty » Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:48 pm

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Sure did.    When I shot the buck, I dropped it off at a taxidermist I had some fish done earlier.  My parents have it at their house.  I don't have a pic of it on file, just a regular photo.  I am in the Marine Corps and stationed in North Carolina.  I don't mind not having it since I still have some places I might go and won't get it until I settle down. 

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RE: Hunting Notes

Postby Goose » Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:14 pm

He's a nice one!
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RE: Hunting Notes

Postby gunther89 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:04 am

Went out shed hunting this weekend didn't find any but saw 3 bucks, 2 had already shed and the 3rd one had his left side left on him.  Also checked my camera and was happy to see that the white deer had made it through the cold weather.  The first 2 pictures are of the white deer and in the 3rd picture does the doe look like she is showing that she will be having fawns or is that just because she is really fat. 

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RE: Hunting Notes

Postby gunther89 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:07 am

Second picture its like she is posing for the camera.

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