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First Sit of the Season....and I'm done!

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At least on bucks until gun season. I've not been in the hunting mood since it has been so warm this fall and I had fishing tournaments until mid October. I figured this evening was going to be good since the front blew through last night and it I just always seem to do well on those dreary, drizzly days this time of year. Things were pretty slow until about a quarter to six when I saw antlers pop up on the horizon. It was a 2.5 year old 8 pointer. He grazed around in the beans for a half an hour before heading to me and working a scrape about 10 yards in front of me. As he grazed, a big doe showed up, but she fed off to my north. After he made the scrape, he worked his way behind me and started munching on acorns. As he was doing that, I noticed more deer in front of me. A doe and a fawn were being bumped across the field by a little 1.5 year old buck. The doe and fawn looped around and went back to the west and the small buck stood about 30 yards in front of me. While I was watching him, the deer I ended up shooting came limping in to the scrape that was 10 yards in front of me. He worked on it pretty good and then the small buck came in and wanted to butt heads. They butted heads for a few minutes before the shooter eventually took a few steps forward and gave me a quartering away shot. I drew back and focused my pin on the opposite side leg pocket and let the Grim Reaper eat. The arrow buried to the fletchings and stopped when it made contact with the leg bone on the opposing side. He took stumbling and running low to the ground before piling up 60 yards away. I thought he was an 8, but ended up being a 7 pointer since one of his brows was just a nubbin.

I can't believe I filled my buck tag on my first sit. It's kind of bittersweet knowing that things are just now starting to get fired up in the deer woods. Who wants to bet that I will have an absolute slobber knocker walk up and stand in bow range now that I can't shoot him. :lol:

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If you see a bigger buck then just feel that you were fortunate enough to see a couple of nice deer! Would not have passed on the one you did shoot. Congrats!

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Yeah, would of been really hard to pass that one up with a bow. A rifle I could see letting it walk and waiting to see what else might show up, but that is a great buck by bow.

 

Good job Seth

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Nice goin Seth.  Yep i would have had a hard time deciding to shoot or not. I have had chances, but i keep telling myself to wait til youth season before slinging an arrow, when hopefully the big guys are starting to move. But that all sounds good until a good deer comes in.  

My coyote kill the other day, along with possums, squirrels has me patient for the time being.  

Good shooting. 

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3 hours ago, Ketchup said:

Nice goin Seth.  Yep i would have had a hard time deciding to shoot or not. I have had chances, but i keep telling myself to wait til youth season before slinging an arrow, when hopefully the big guys are starting to move. But that all sounds good until a good deer comes in.  

My coyote kill the other day, along with possums, squirrels has me patient for the time being.  

Good shooting. 

I have a hard time laying off 3.5 year old bucks with a bow, especially when they are standing 10 yards away and slightly quartering away. This one has been on camera for the past few weeks and I was hoping he wouldn't come by me because I knew I'd have a hard time laying laying off of him. He had a pretty bad limp already too which sealed the deal on me deciding to take him when he came in.

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I hear that.  This goofy looking buck came by a few years ago.  I had seen him run across the road a couple weeks before the season, said at the time if that one shows up I MIGHT take him.  Well sure enough he showed up and had a bad limp, one foot completely locked in a curled up position, big bodied rascal though.  Brand new rifle (AR) that I wasn't very familiar with yet, ended up killing him and having a great "idiots get to kill deer occasionally too" story.

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