|Posted on Wednesday, November 17, 2004 - 4:27 pm: |
Took this big 8 pointer last Wednesday, 11-10-04
21 1/2" outside spread
|Posted on Wednesday, November 17, 2004 - 4:40 pm: |
That's a good un..
|Posted on Wednesday, November 17, 2004 - 6:39 pm: |
I cant believe you shot that little thing, just think what he would look like next year...kidding of course. Awesome Buck, CONGRATS!!!!!
How about a story on the kill?
|Posted on Thursday, November 18, 2004 - 7:54 am: |
Here's the story. I was hunting a steep hollow where I could see across in to a laurel thicket. I hunt this area often and have taken several good bucks there. Had not seen a thing all morning. About 10:00am I heard deer coming through the laurel and I could tell it was a buck chasing a doe but I had no idea how big the buck was. They stopped well over 100 yards down the ridge and across the hollow from me so I decided to grunt a couple of times to see what would happen. The deer went over the ridge away from me and I thought that was it. Didn't figure I would see them again. About 5-10 minutes later, while I'm still sitting there saying oh well, maybe next time, I hear deer way below me in the hollow. Then I hear a buck grunting like crazy and for the first time, I hear the clicking sound which told me he was a good buck and in full rut. Still couldn't see the deer so I decided to grunt twice more and that made the difference. No more than 2 minutes go by and here comes the doe straight toward me and then I saw this big boy behind her and I like to fell out of the chair. The doe continued up the ridge angling away from me and I stopped the buck at about 40 yards with some shaky mouth bleats. I shot and the buck dropped in his tracks. I waited about 20 minutes to move to recover the buck because when he fell, I could't see him. During that time the doe never left. She kept circling and looking back and I finally had to run her off. After gutting him, I realized I had hit him right in the heart. Don't know how I managed that because I was shaking like a leaf. This is by far my biggest buck. The rut is amazing.
|Posted on Thursday, November 18, 2004 - 8:10 am: |
Congrats Kevin on a fine deer. The rut is a magical period.
|Posted on Thursday, November 18, 2004 - 9:05 am: |
Now that's a wall-hanger! Congrats Kevin!
|Freddy McGuire (Vaturkey)
|Posted on Thursday, November 18, 2004 - 9:19 am: |
Congrats! Beautiful buck!!! You got to love the rut!
|Posted on Thursday, November 18, 2004 - 10:24 pm: |
that is a nice one. I killed one on the 9th that was a eight pointer with a 20" outside spread. It sounds like those two days were good for the both of us.
|Posted on Saturday, November 20, 2004 - 9:23 pm: |
Great buck, Congrats!