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Author Topic: Buck Down!  (Read 348 times)

Offline Bearclaw

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Buck Down!
« on: September 25, 2019, 08:18:12 AM »
Got out yesterday morning again. Our season opened on the 6th but due to the warm weather, this was only my third time out. Around 6:45AM I noticed the movement of several deer below my stand. It was still too dark to shoot but they looked like pretty good size deer but couldn't see if either one had any antlers. At 6:55, it was light enough now so I put the scope of my Barnett Brotherhood crossbow on the one and he has antlers. I took the shot and both deer just exploded out of there. I thought I had a good hit and thought I heard the deer go down but due to the leafy cover, I couldn't see but didn't sound too far away.
So I climb down from my stand and I see a deer standing out where I thought he had dropped. It snorted and took off! I checked my arrow and it had gutsy stuff on it and some blood on the ground. I thought maybe I shot low. I looked for blood or hair and found nothing. I started concentric circles looking and still nothing. For the next hour plus I scoured the private land I was hunting on. Retraced my steps and went in both directions thinking maybe I got the deer mixed up in which way they went. I was greatly discouraged. I started praying out loud, please Jesus, help me find this deer! I kept asking and asking. On one of my trips back to the point of impact I am still praying and look to my left and there he is. He wasn't 50 yards from my stand in the area I thought he went down. But when I saw the deer take off, I assumed it was him as I couldn't see the head. The doe he was with must have circled back right away because she originally blew out the other way! I was so thrilled to find that deer! I sent a picture to a friend of mine that lives close and he offered to come over and help me drag it out. He was a pretty good sized deer for a seven point. I am thankful for the help that Jesus gave me and the opportunity to harvest one of God's deer that He has created for us to enjoy and to hunt! (and eat, yummm!)   What a morning! Thank you Jesus!

PS: The reason for the gutsy stuff was that the broadhead went in just a tad high but with the angle still should have went through both lungs. I must have hit a rib or something and the arrow went straight down from there. That was the reason there was no blood trail to follow!



« Last Edit: September 25, 2019, 09:35:00 PM by Bearclaw »
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Offline Deerhead

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Re: Buck Down!
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2019, 08:54:09 AM »
Congrats!  That's a great way to start the year!  Great buck!  The pressure is off now.   ##$%#11
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Offline Split toe

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Re: Buck Down!
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2019, 08:58:52 AM »
Awesome hunt congrats on a nice buck!!!
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Re: Buck Down!
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2019, 09:09:39 AM »
first blood. i love it. congrats
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Re: Buck Down!
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2019, 09:13:24 AM »
Congratulations nice buck!!!
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Re: Buck Down!
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2019, 10:15:10 AM »
Congrats
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Re: Buck Down!
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2019, 11:50:42 AM »
Congrats on your buck .  %^$^
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Re: Buck Down!
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2019, 12:02:23 PM »
Well done BC, and good job sticking with it until you found him.  It's crazy how in the heat of the moment (especially with multiple deer present) you can lose track of which one is which.  My muzzleloader deer last winter was in a group of 6 or eight, and by the time the smoke cleared I really didn't know which deer I shot at as they were all running around trying to figure out what the heck happened.  Fortunately the one with the hole in the heart started doing flips just before she got to the treeline! 
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Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: Buck Down!
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2019, 12:48:54 PM »
Congrats, BC! That was an awesome story! If I don't see my deer drop, I call on Jesus to help me find it, too. I can relate to your joy and thankfulness after finding the deer.
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Re: Buck Down!
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2019, 08:12:24 PM »
Congrats!
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Re: Buck Down!
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2019, 08:53:31 PM »
Congrats on a great hunt!!
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Re: Buck Down!
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2019, 07:32:37 AM »
Great hunt for you Bearclaw, congrats on filling the freezer early this year. Roasts, backstrap and jerky  @--0--0123 life is good.
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Offline dave 1211

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Re: Buck Down!
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2019, 12:06:29 PM »
the lord is good nice shoot bro
turkey season was a wet one now on to deer hunting in October





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Offline buckone1

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Re: Buck Down!
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2019, 03:03:56 PM »
Congrats BC!! Glad you kept up the pursuit and found him. It's too hot to hunt here---90 degrees next 5 days! ##$%#11
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Offline Bearclaw

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Re: Buck Down!
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2019, 06:08:58 PM »
Pretty hot here as well once the sun comes up. We've had some mornings however, that have been 47-49 and mid 50's. Cold enough to hunt for a couple of hours before you have to start worrying about the deer cooling off quick enough. This deer was killed at 6:55 but took over an hour to find her but he was still in good shape. Got him gutted, skinned and quartered and on to the processor without a problem.Looking forward to those cool temps for the entire day!
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