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The deer I missed...

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by DanGer, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    DanGer

    DanGer [OP] Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

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    ...My dad got on saturday :( I knew he was HUGE (respective for our area).

    Here is the story of my miss. My dad told me around 9 AM he was going to start walking towards me and circle around through the brush just past the crest of a small hill so I would never have a clear line of sight of him, thus ensuring a shot from me would not endanger him.

    Well about 5 minutes past 9, four large does come bounding under my tree stand. I look over towards where they came from and see a large (i thought) 6 or 8 point stand broad side to me. Unfortunately I had turned my body to where the does stopped in anticipation of him following the same path. He was standing behind two trees leaving only his belly exposed.

    So I started to turn toward him in my tree stand. He was already alert because my dad jumped them up. He took a step out giving me a clear shot at his vitals. He heard me click off my safety and he took off. I decided to pop a shot at him knowing i had 1 in a 1000 chance of hitting him since he was running directly away from me, and my shot would have gone between the two said trees.

    Needless to say the neighbor heard the shot and looked over to see him bounding down the fenceline of his pasture.

    Well, my dad got a long shot at him with a muzzle loader and nailed him. Ended up being a 10 point which is the largest we have ever harvested

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    deer 2.jpg
     
  2. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

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    getting there....
    sorry you missed....but you'll have that with off kilter shots. congrats to your dad tho! you'll get another chance at another nice one.
     
  3. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    nice deer.
    i saw a nice 8 point friday evening. gonna let my son have a shot at him. he is seen every time someone sits in that stand
     
  4. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    DanGer

    DanGer [OP] Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

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    I know I am so excited for thanksgiving break. I am going to our property in WVA. Out there deer hunting is a whole different game. They are incredibly sciddish and all shots are real long. Not to mention I might get to take the taco up to some real practical offroading.

    Funny story I came about 25 feet from a mountain lion out there...good times.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:43 PM
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  6. Nov 15, 2009 at 8:02 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    nice deer, congrats to your pops!
     
  7. Nov 15, 2009 at 8:10 PM
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    AzogSS

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    Congrats, I finally got my first deer this weekend! I will post pics In a few weeks. He ended up being 13 points.
     
  8. Nov 16, 2009 at 12:53 PM
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    That's an awesome deer for this area! Sorry you missed, but congrats to your Dad!
     
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