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Online yari

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things come together
« on: October 13, 2018, 05:36:29 PM »
so as I've been belly aching about, we've had low pressure, east winds and zero sun for weeks. it changed yesterday. rising pressure, supposedly west wind and some scattered sun. I heading to dad's at 3:30 last night. the wind was all over. all I could do was hope my scent control worked.

4:30 a 2 year odd racked old 10 pt comes by down wind. no scent issues. he was the first buck I actually saw use my water tank. as i'm watching him at 5:00 I see another buck across the 'bird sanctuary' at 70 yards. it's the big 8pt i'm after. AT 5:00!!!!!!! no opportunity. he must have been going to the oaks

5:30 a doe and fawn come out from the north, an old pasture. as they move through I hear 3 grunts. I put the leicas to work. bingo, antlers and 2 sets. the first is an 8pt the other is a nice 10pt. I have neither of these 10pts on cams. the 10pt follows the doe and fawn and the 8pt comes right to me. I had a doe sneak in behind that he liked and chased away. I was getting ready to try to grunt the 10pt back when the 8pt decided to let out 3 perfect grunts. bingo, here comes the 10pt. by now it's only 6:00. I draw back as he clear the last brush and squeeze trigger while he was walking. huge mistake. what the #%&* just happened. I completely blew the easiest 20 yard shot!!! I hit hit 4-5" back from where I was aiming. I'm guessing I must not have followed through? he ran 50 yards and went behind some brush. I had no choice. I had to wait until morning. needless to say, it was a restless night

fast forward 6:30AM i'm at the stand. I find the arrow and it look good and doesn't smell. I figured I was still in the ribs when I saw impact so I was thankful I got that right. 30 yards from where I last saw him I see crow. good thing because the blood trail wasn't good because of the heavy drew. so here's the good news bad news part. the good news is the recovery was easy. the bad news is I donated a little over a hind quarter to the yotes.

given the same situation, I would have had to let him lay every time. i'm only on 40 acres and he could have easily got pushed away. I actually hit him 4 ribs from the back, perfect height. lesson learned. I guess I need to stop them, practice walking shots or MAYBE HAVE SOME PATIENCE. man was I low last night. if anyone has had it happen, you no what a sleepless night it is.

three other observations. first, man did I miss my atvand tractor. draggin alone and grunting it into my truck was work.   
second, scent control is key. every deer, including this guy, were down wind at some point. all buks but the big 8pt I was after came from the opposite direction I expected
third, pressure changes really got these guys moving early in my opinion

 
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Re: things come together
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2018, 05:46:37 PM »
here's a side pic. you'll have to forgive the hide quarter mess. my dad is terrible at taking pics. no matter how many pics he took, every one had the hind quarter mess. sorry
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Re: things come together
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2018, 06:56:37 PM »
 @--0--0118  nice shooting and waiting that is a nice buck   
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Re: things come together
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2018, 08:58:46 PM »
Congrats on that great buck Yari , and thank you for the gtreat story also .  ##$%#1118
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Re: things come together
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2018, 09:34:35 PM »
Great story Yari! Very nice buck, too!
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Re: things come together
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2018, 10:12:13 PM »
Congrats Yari on a fantastic buck!  You did the right thing under the circumstances, but I'm sure you'll welcome a good night's sleep tonight!
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Re: things come together
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2018, 06:28:41 AM »
awesome looking buck Yari and it sounds like an entertaining night in the stand...congrats and good call on the waiting

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Re: things come together
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2018, 07:06:20 AM »
Congrats on a fine buck, it was nice of you to share the meat with the local pups.  --099-780
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Re: things come together
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2018, 07:52:53 AM »
 Congrats on a nice buck.
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Re: things come together
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2018, 12:00:20 PM »
thx guys. i just got done packaging the meat and cleaning the rack. I also threw a tape on him. anyone care to guess his gross? my guess was off 5"
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Re: things come together
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2018, 03:56:31 PM »
My swag is 145"
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Re: things come together
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2018, 04:11:08 PM »
That looks pretty tall, and pretty symmetrical, so I'm guessing it won't be much different between gross & net - probably in the 135-140 ballpark?
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Re: things come together
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2018, 07:26:25 PM »
Dandy buck Yari way to go. I agree with MAD I'll say 138".

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Re: things come together
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2018, 11:44:22 PM »
Congrats on a dandy buck! 
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Re: things come together
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2018, 07:35:22 AM »
Wow, very nice buck yari!  Sounds like you were covered up in them that evening.  I'm gonna say 133".  Congrats!  Is WI a one buck state?

 

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