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My best buck with a bow!!!

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by sdhunter, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. sdhunter

    sdhunter Well-Known Member

    Got on the stand before light on december 3rd. I planned on sitting all day but it only took about 45 minutes. About 5 minutes after sunrise i let out a series of tending grunts and about 5 minutes later this guy came in grunting with his ears pinned back and looking for a fight. 27 yard shot and 34 yard retrieval. He gross scores 132 1/8" pope and young. I included pics of him after i boiled his skull as well.



  2. f4t9r

    f4t9r Well-Known Member

  3. gspn

    gspn Well-Known Member

    Great job! Many go their whole lives without killing an animal like that with a bow. Nice to hear it only took 45 minutes for him to show up too. Congrats and thanks for sharing the pictures.
  4. horsemen61

    horsemen61 Well-Known Member

    nice deer
  5. wankerjake

    wankerjake Well-Known Member

    Nice buck man.
  6. Patocazador

    Patocazador Well-Known Member

    Good 10 point. If his right side matched his left side, he'd probably score ~137. Real nice.
  7. critter

    critter Well-Known Member

    Nice deer, especially with a bow! Congrats!
  8. T.R.

    T.R. Well-Known Member

    Very symetrical rack, looks like real nice. Great job!

  9. Mencius

    Mencius Well-Known Member

    Wow, great deer. I have never seen a deer while hunting that even comes close to that.
  10. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

  11. Sav .250

    Sav .250 Well-Known Member

    I get more pride out of a bow shot deer than any gun deer I`ve shot.
    My hats off to you.
  12. BP Hunter

    BP Hunter Well-Known Member

    Nice buck! Congratulations! Excellent shot!
  13. sdhunter

    sdhunter Well-Known Member

    thanks guys, i have been archery hunting for 6 years now and i feel very fortunate to take a deer like that. He was also the first euro i did myself, turned out better than i thought he would.
  14. 03Shadowbob

    03Shadowbob Well-Known Member

    Beautiful. I can hope to get one like that someday.
  15. Pistol Ranch

    Pistol Ranch Well-Known Member

    Good job. Congrats on the Euro Mount.
  16. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    You do know your supposed to list your equipment with bows.. :)
  17. sdhunter

    sdhunter Well-Known Member

    lol, your right.
    mathews switchback xt 29 1/2" draw 63 lbs
    hha sight
    ultra hunter drop away rest
    gold tip xt hunter arrows
    100gr 3-blade muzzy broadheads
  18. 41 Mag

    41 Mag Well-Known Member

    Great buck SD, good job on the hunt, and the clean up, looks great.

    I sat on a 10 acre plot Monday we bought a few years back. Every year we find numerous scrapes on it, and the oldest grandson said that was reason enough to buy it.

    Him and I hunted a couple of them over the weekend seeing nothing. Monday morning I sat for an hour an a half and saw 5 shooter bucks, go figure. I had the wrong equipment for where I was sitting and never evne tried to get a shot off.

    Like you, I had set out several doe bombs in the trees along one of the scrape lines, and right at the first hint of light I hit the grunt. It took roughly 10 minutes before the first came through, hitting several scrapes as he passed through the thick brush and across the property. After that about every 5 minutes or so another one would follow right up the same path.

    It was VERY cool simply to watch them do their thing, and move on. Of them all I would have taken the first as he was sporting at least 10 points, and it would have been my first deer from the property along with taking it with my Contender handgun. Thing was the 4X scope that I tell everyone NOT to put on a handgun was what killed me. LOL

    That will be going in the safe after the first of the year. It's great for wide open pastures and for working uploads, but up close in the woods, you need a 1X or 2 at the very most. Doesn't really matter, I know they will still be there spreading their genes, and the grandson still has some time to try for them as well.

    Thanks for posting.
  19. NELSONs02

    NELSONs02 Well-Known Member

    Awesome buck. Big body too... nice. :cool:
  20. Miata Mike

    Miata Mike Well-Known Member

    Very nice buck. Same bow I use.

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