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Author Topic: The Fall Bow Season  (Read 996 times)

Offline Flintlock1776

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The Fall Bow Season
« on: November 01, 2016, 06:46:06 PM »
The fall bow season started early September 2016.

I got a doe about mid season and donated it to the Hunters Feeding the Hungry program up here. Donate $25 to the processor and he donates the venison to the program and keeps the hide to offset the overall cost he contributes to the program.

Then ocassionally some nice bucks started to show up on my trail cam but not when I was hunting. A few days there wasn't any deer activity, doe or buck.

Then I noticed a lot of dead deer on the state roads and interstate. I decided to just take this past Friday off and see what the activity was.

A lot of does in the evening. Then a doe with a button buck, antlers not yet through his hide.. Then a nice basket 6-pointer, very white antlers. He hung around a bit, but I decided to let him wwalk.

But, I sat there . It was 15 minutes before the end of legal shooting hour and I figured just let those 15 minutes go by and slip out on any deer in the darkness.

But, with 12 minutes left I spied antlers coming up the rise from my holler, a nice rack. He got within 20-25 yards ( my rangefinder was at Leupold as i had a problem  with. It. It got back yesterday, working fine, thank you Leupold!). Then I said to myself "Self, take him anyway!" I took the shot, he jumped back into the holler and I found him 10 yards down the hill! He broke part of his antler when he rammed a tree going down the hill. Big body, all stinking up with the rut! Heavy! Too heavy for me to haul up the hill so I took the long way down the hill, out to the road, walked back to my house, got the carry-all for my truck, drove back, lugged him onto the carry-all and off to the Butchers.

It took more than an hour to get to the butcher, closer to 1 hours I believe.

So, the butchers helps haul him off my truck, it took the two of us to haul the buck into his cooler.

So, I decided, what the heck, that was one hard hunt and haul. I will get very hot venison sasuage, 3 pounds of venison jerky plus burgers, roast the works.

The Butcher said good thing you brought him in tonight as it was the LAST DAY of fall season! WHAT???!!!

So, he is not the big guy i was after but he will do!

I had to buy a permit for the "PermitSeason" that started Saturday for hunting in a different area. This state has more ways to make you permit poor!

I cannot shrink the pictures so I will email a picture of the big one that showed up in my zone the day of the Permit Season, at 9:30 am scraping and rubbing in the broad daylight so you can see what I was after. Then I will also send a photo of the buck I got. Not a great rack by any means but boy was he big (too me) - and heavy!


« Last Edit: November 01, 2016, 07:59:23 PM by Flintlock1776 »
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Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: The Fall Bow Season
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2016, 07:22:00 PM »
Congrats on the buck, Flintlock.  BTW, do a search online for a free photo resizer program.  They are available.
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Offline Flintlock1776

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Re: The Fall Bow Season
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2016, 07:54:08 PM »
Congrats on the buck, Flintlock.  BTW, do a search online for a free photo resizer program.  They are available.

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Offline BLUETOE

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Re: The Fall Bow Season
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2016, 09:28:54 AM »
Congrats!!!
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Offline buckone1

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Re: The Fall Bow Season
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2016, 03:44:38 PM »
Congrats!!
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Offline yari

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Re: The Fall Bow Season
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2016, 04:54:36 PM »
nice work. can't wait to see the pics
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Offline Madgomer

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Re: The Fall Bow Season
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2016, 07:29:20 PM »
Flintlock - feel free to PM me if you need help getting that picture posted, I'll send you my email address & get it re-sized, and can either post it for you or send it back via email so you can post it.  Congrats on making that shot at the buzzer!
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Offline Madgomer

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Re: The Fall Bow Season
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2016, 12:00:14 AM »
Posting two pics here for Flintlock, will leave the story telling to him though.  He labelled one as "the one he wanted" and the other as "what he settled for".  You be the judge, I think he did just fine.  Bird in the hand . . .     Congrats Flintlock!
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Offline Flintlock1776

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Re: The Fall Bow Season
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2016, 12:43:20 AM »
Thanks a lot for getting them posted Tom. Woke up to see the news unfolding on the election. Yes, i will write up the saga if the Fall bow season, maybe after i get sime rest!
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Offline yari

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Re: The Fall Bow Season
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2016, 05:13:15 PM »
nice buck and nice shot. congrats

the other one is a toad
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Offline Bearclaw

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Re: The Fall Bow Season
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2016, 06:13:17 PM »
Great story and nice buck!! Congratulations!!!!!!!
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Offline bigrod357

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Re: The Fall Bow Season
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2016, 07:55:22 PM »
Nice deer. May not been the big one but put meat in the freezer.
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Offline gander

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Re: The Fall Bow Season
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2016, 05:50:36 AM »
congrats...hopefully next year on the bigger one

Offline ligpd

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Re: The Fall Bow Season
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2016, 05:28:35 AM »
Congrats on a nice buck

 

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