Finally in Missouri! (Part 1 & 2!)

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Finally in Missouri! (Part 1 & 2!)

Postby JPH » Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:12 am

Those who have read my other posts know that I am an absentee landlord to a tiny little woodlot in N.W. Missouri and it has been tough at times. The property is so small that it has been hard to implement QDM, but that has not stopped me from trying.

This is my 6th season there and I had not shot a buck. I had passed on a lot of yearlings and 2.5's, but I had never been able to put a tag on anything but does. There are worse fates than having a little little patch of ground were you can go to fill the freezer, but I was really wanting to kill at least one buck.

Well yesterday morning I was finally able to get that done. When this buck walked into bow range I was so ready! I think he is a 2.5 but I could care less at this point. He's a fine little buck and I am more than happy with him. 6 years of hard work is a long time.

The shot was poor and I had to track all day, but as you can see from the photo, the neighbors were willing to help me with their 4 (er... I mean 8) wheeler. [;)]


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RE: Finally in Missouri!

Postby NYSupersportsman » Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:37 am

Congrats JPH!! 2 nice bucks down! Great accomplishment! That is a heck of nice 2.5 year old. Good luck getting a few does!

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RE: Finally in Missouri!

Postby JPH » Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:35 am

Part 2:
Missouri rifle opening day allowed me to extend my lucky streak. This buck was making the rounds of my bottom timber and crossed an open lane at 40 yards. Man does it feel good to fill some buck tags on my own place!

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RE: Finally in Missouri!

Postby SpitnDrum » Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:57 am

Nice Deer Ole Buddy.Its been awhile since I have been on here.Thought I would drop in.I see good luck is still with us.Congrats man Congrats.
Check out the Ky section for my kill on Nov. 14[;)]

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RE: Finally in Missouri!

Postby Robert Rowland » Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:53 pm

Two very nice deer!  What county are you in?

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RE: Finally in Missouri!

Postby JPH » Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:03 am

ORIGINAL: Robert Rowland

What county are you in?


Harrison. And you?

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RE: Finally in Missouri!

Postby gunther89 » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:16 am

JPH I see that you have amish as neighbors, do they hunt as well.  

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RE: Finally in Missouri!

Postby JPH » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:29 am

ORIGINAL: gunther89

JPH I see that you have amish as neighbors, do they hunt as well.  


Yes, and while they are good neighbors when it comes to chores and favors, they are tough to take as hunters. There is no such thing as killing too many deer. They do not report their harvest and they do not count points very well. [8|]

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RE: Finally in Missouri!

Postby gunther89 » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:43 am

JPH I totally agree with you.  We had one amish guy by us shoot 21 deer in 1 season thats right 21 in 1 season.  In Wisconsin due to CWD tags you can get 4 free antler less tags a day and he took advantage of them.  Not all the deer were taken by us but that is just to many.  The deer numbers where I hunt are down because of amish hunters taken out to many deer and then there is our DNR but thats a whole differn't story.

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RE: Finally in Missouri!

Postby Robert Rowland » Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:37 pm

ORIGINAL: JPH

ORIGINAL: Robert Rowland

What county are you in?


Harrison. And you?
 
I grew up hunting in Carroll and Livingston county but have hunted in Andrew where I live for the past several years.

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