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        Well The BilletHead got his buck this morning.thumbnail_1102180905b.jpg Seeing last three trips out the bucks were starting to move. One morning seen five. They were just crossing pastures willy nilly without rhyme or reason. I knew it was going to start getting good. Had some good ones on trail cam but it was to the point I told myself first legal buck I would try for. Raining when I got up so watched radar for the rain to pass and pass it did. South West wind was in the next couple hours going West and then North. No real place to sit with such a shift I knew it was time to go regardless.  Went to where I had the best view. The view was nice except for the Angus heard who decided to graze in front of me,thumbnail_1102180829_Burst01.jpg And under me,thumbnail_1102180837.jpg Antler less deer were moving nervously about. to the right of the heard picture is a mixed stand of oaks and persimmon. Out of it ran a doe right through the middle of the cows but kept looking back. It went into timber and right back out through the cows to where it had come from. Then two behind me one way and one the other. To my immediate right a slot. In the Slot coming from the North West is a buck. Far enough I was having trouble seeing the whole rack and if it was legal. It crossed the slot and yes it was a keeper. Took the shot and it looked good. Buck went into The mixed hardwood grove. Cows became alarmed and seen me in the tree. Here came the heard. I slip down and walk to first blood cows in tow,thumbnail_1102180905a.jpg Waited a few minutes and began to follow trail. Sparse at first and then thicker blood. I found him, thumbnail_1102180905.jpg Thick neck and heavy bodied,thumbnail_1102180942a.jpg 9 points. Rack to me looked dwarfed compared to body size. Tagged deer and went back to house for knives and the ATV. No trailer but my big plastic decoy sled. There was no way by myself with back and shoulder issues I could load it. When back wrestled it around and got it gutted. Put sled on side and rolled deer into sled and tippet it the rest of the way in. thumbnail_1102181014.jpg Back to house for a lift with block and tackle for a wash out. The shot was quartered away and I had got liver then took out some of the top of heart ventricles before exit. So after that put in ATV trailer backed into garage to another block and tackle to lift high enough to back truck under. Loaded and took to be processed. We have processed two does ourselves but I was not going to do this beast. Too many things getting ready to do next few days. Low on burger we will get back straps cut into thirds for roasts and keep the inside loins. The rest will be ground.  Sigh of relief, plenty of meat and no plans to shoot another one. Meat will be shared with family and friends,

    BilletHead

  Hope to hear stories success or not from the rest of you!

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16 minutes ago, Johnsfolly said:

Awesome Marty. Congrats on a great deer! Though kind of shocked to not get a warning text. Guess I just have to find out on the forum.

           John I tried four times to send the picture to you. Said sending then sent then failure. Everyone else it went through. I figured you had blocked me 🤪,

BilletHead

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11 hours ago, BilletHead said:

           John I tried four times to send the picture to you. Said sending then sent then failure. Everyone else it went through. I figured you had blocked me 🤪,

BilletHead

We have to figure out what the issue is between our phones. I wish that we knew like an IT guy that could help get these phones synched 😉.

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No deer hunting for me. I just don't get much in the mood.  Maybe next year, as one of my boys is getting interested .  Glad to see you post of success.   Don't feel to bad, John blocked me to.   Heck, he was about 15 minutes walking distance from the house, and told me after he left.   LOL.  

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31 minutes ago, Daryk Campbell Sr said:

No deer hunting for me. I just don't get much in the mood

I'm there with ya.  I used to be into it in a big way but kinda lost interest, then the tornado ate my bows and guns and the desire to replace any of it still just hasn't come over me.   Have friends and family that kill more than they'll ever eat so there's always venison in our freezer.  No need for me to bother.

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