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Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Fine Figure of a Man, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. Mn Fats

    Mn Fats Member

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    I got skunked this firearms season (so far).

    Nothing...
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    ...on any side.
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    2 weeks in at our other farm, nothing...
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    ...but a lone hay bale. 20181115_143441.jpg

    One week left then I have to trade my BAR for my Hawken. Which will be my first time hunting with a muzzleloader- a flintlock no less! Should be fun. So I still have time to bag a whitetail.
     
  2. Armored farmer

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    We have trailcam pics of a true monster buck. He is a regular on our property. I was watching him when this 8pt entered the area. He kept coming until he was 20yds and closing.
    Bird in the hand? Yep,
    Not the buck i was hunting....but he was point blank...and a nice 8pt.
    Not too bad for opening morning.
     
  3. Shanghai McCoy

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    Nice buck and the photos are very tastefully done . :thumbup:
     
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  4. horsemen61

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    F079BB7E-CAD1-45E4-9DD5-647C107FF2B1.jpeg 2D5C1D8C-5E21-4D44-8E44-0629A356FED3.jpeg Not much in the rack department but I am the kind of guy who would rather eat one than wait for a huge rack but hey look at that exit with a 140 grain btsp the 270 tore him up good!
     
  5. SoonerMedic

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    My wife and I hunted a property, this morning, where I shot my first buck ever (an 11 point). While we were pulling up at 0645 this morning we spotted 6 or so deer in the fields surrounding the property. We pull in, gear up, spray down and start walking north. She stops and says there us a buck directly ahead. I see him and a doe. He was very wide but I have no idea how many points he had. I asked for the rifle (we were sharing my AR since she has a doe tag and I have a buck tag.) And as soon as she hands it to me they trot off into the woods. Well crap. We walk and see another group of 4-6 doe and they're coming right for us. I had the rifle this time so I had to hand it to her. She takes aim for a neck shot (they were about 75 yards out) and pulls the trigger. *CLICK*....Iet the bolt down easy so the firing pin and primer didn't make contact :(
    No worries, we carry on, walk the property, sit, call, rattle, sit, wait, call, wait. We decide to get up and walk the property (about 0830) and we come to an area near a pumpjack where we were looking at tracks and trails and I look up to see a deer moving about 40 yards ahead. I saw him because he was lowering his head and I saw his antlers moving behind the brush. I ask for the rifle and she quickly hands it to me while he was behind the brush. He steps out quartering toward me. I hold my aim, and he begins walking turning more broadside. I waited until he took a step with his front left leg and pulled the trigger. Beautiful shot right behind the quarter. Huge blood trail. He went 20-30 yards and expired on a power line easement. I imagine it was a heart shot simply because of the placement of the shot and the amount of blood. The ol' 22 proving my point again :) deer hunter XP all day long.
    My second buck to ever harvest, my second 11 point, second buck to shoot off this property, and my second deer of the year. I'm a happy hunter even though I let the big one pass. I'll take my bow out when we go again today. :)
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  6. Fine Figure of a Man

    Fine Figure of a Man Member

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    A couple birds and some snow today
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  7. horsemen61

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    Atta boy sooner!
     
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  8. Rembrandt

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    After 8 days of bow hunting for a 190-200 inch monster, I've had enough. He's got more endurance and hair on his body than I do. 15 degree temps, snow and wind took its toll.

    Settled for this 10 pointer instead, maybe I'll get another chance at the big one during gun season.

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  9. BigBore44

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    Another triple for me in Arkansas. My brothers freezer is now full. DC589CD4-A208-4272-A1B6-158B1A2D3E36.jpeg F38CDC94-DF28-4C30-A02B-39F00FCEA8D9.jpeg 79AB9441-2FF0-480E-B411-357F54D9F302.jpeg
     
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  10. alsaqr

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    SoonerMedic:

    Congrats on the great buck.
     
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  11. SoonerMedic

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    Glad you were able to get out there!
     
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  12. SoonerMedic

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    Here's a better look at my buck's rack. I felt like my first pic didn't do him justice so here is the head in my outside fridge. 17.5" spread. I'm not gonna complain! :) 20181117_203328.jpg
     
  13. Fine Figure of a Man

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    Very nice, lots of character
     
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  14. SoonerMedic

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    You can see on his brow tines that he's bee. rubbing a lot. After I pulled his head out of the truck I happened to notice some bark stuck in the little groves of his antlers. After we made it back to the property and walked the same area I found a small bois d'ark that had been damn near rubbed from tip to root. They're sure acting all kinds if weird right now. Lol
     
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  15. Bandit67

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    Settled for this 10 pointer instead, maybe I'll get another chance at the big one during gun season.

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    Congrats on that buck! I might be a little jealous if that's a buck you have to "Settle" on. Lol. That's a buck of a lifetime for me, but I've only been deer hunting for 39 years.
     
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  16. FL-NC

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    Never have seen a recipe for antlers. How far did that one run?
     
  17. Rembrandt

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    We are truly blessed to have an abundance of quality deer. This is my 54th year of hunting, so my goals and expectations have risen. Like going through the buffet line time after time, you eventually know what the best items are and the ones to pass on. After observing an outstanding buck, everything else is measured by that standard. Good luck to you and hope you get that buck of a lifetime.
     
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  18. wankerjake

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    Nice bucks fellas

    Lot of good huntin going on

    Love seeing cow elk down too, lots of food:)

    Always wanted to go shoot at pheasant
     
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  19. Armored farmer

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    Yep, i finished harvest tuesday night in the spitting snow.
    Back in tbe combine wednesday evening helping a neighbor.
    In the stand friday morning .
     
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  20. Stew0576

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    My nephew's first deer

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  21. Duster340

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    Well, filled one of my 6 tags with this fat mature doe for the freezer. The little old 303 got it done again.

    Be safe and happy hunting all
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  22. Iroquois

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  23. dak0ta

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    From this weekend! My waterfowl Benelli Nova does perfect double duty as a slug gun. I used Fiocchi Aero Slugs (Brenneke-type) and IC choke. Also scored a Canada Goose as a bonus.

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    Doe was quartering and slug went through just inside the front leg and penetrated through the vitals, abdomen, and out. Hard hitting slugs.
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  24. stownsend

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    Shot this nice South Dakota Whitetail last Monday, Nov 12. Was super cold that morning and this joker was hanging out in a little grove of trees with about 6 doe. He made it a nice and easy 65 yard shot with my 7mm-08.
    He is my biggest deer to date, both in rack and body size. His neck is about as big as my waist!
     
  25. Fine Figure of a Man

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    Congratulations Stownsend
    That deer is a hog
     
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