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Link Posted: 11/12/2021 1:46:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: G-Lisch] [#1]
7:40 this morning saw a nice Buck would not give me a shot then saw a doe sneak by then this guy showed up came in to 5 yards
Link Posted: 11/12/2021 2:44:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: ZW17] [#2]
Link Posted: 11/12/2021 7:23:49 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/13/2021 8:20:36 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/13/2021 8:50:46 PM EDT
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I punched my buck tag this morning.  I got skunked in Vinton county last week (our yearly "deer camp" trip).  Got this one at home.  Certainly not a magnum like some in here, but I'm just filling freezers.  Weather sucked today, but got it done (15+ mph winds and rain).  He's a goofy 8.  5 + 3.  Didn't even go 20 yards.  Absolutely shredded both lungs.  Now for a doe or two

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Link Posted: 11/13/2021 8:56:36 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/14/2021 8:26:34 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/14/2021 9:50:17 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ZW17:


We will see. My confidence is dwindling fast.
The loss of a blood trail puts me way behind the curve and I’m sure the coyotes are feasting as I type this.

Fuck this season.
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Know anyone with a tracking dog?

I could bring my GSD… He’s pretty good with the “find it” game with toys, etc. Never tracked a deer but it’s worth a shot.

Dead serious though I could probably throw my kid in the backpack carrier and come help you look tomorrow during the day if you want.
Link Posted: 11/14/2021 10:56:40 PM EDT
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Good luck ZW17, hoping for a good news update. I lost a big one last year and it still bugs me. 220 yard shot, aimed 9 in high with the .450 BM that was tuned in.  All I found was white belly hair. Couldn’t figure out how I hit him so low. After CSI’ing every aspect found an old wire fence line that I hit and deflected it on me.  Looked for him for a day with no luck. And he hasn’t been on any cams in the area this year.
Link Posted: 11/15/2021 8:16:36 AM EDT
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Sat out Sunday Am Nothing!

Sat out Sunday PM Nothing!  



Link Posted: 11/15/2021 10:36:14 AM EDT
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Missed a doe Saturday morning, equipment issue. Haven't had a chance to track down my problem, but I'm betting its new string time. That's what I get for not checking zeros this season.
Link Posted: 11/15/2021 11:18:38 AM EDT
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I shot a nice buck early this season and lost him as well. The shot was 42 yds right at dusk. I use the Illumenock bolts so I was able to see the hit (near perfect, maybe an inch low) and recovered the arrow. I waited about 20 minutes, it was starting to rain and with 2 days of rain forecasted I wanted to get busy. I went to where he entered the woods and there was blood everywhere. Ray Charles could have followed the blood trail. Tracked him in about 250 yds and he went into a heavy briar patch from logging a few years ago. I could smell him but there was no way I could get in there with the clothes I had on, plus it started pouring. I decided to come back in the morning. Called a friend to help and we were at the briar patch at first light dressed in proper briar gear. After 3 hours of crawling around in there and not finding a thing, we decided to start looking for blood around the patch. Finally found the spot where he had laid down right on the far edge of the thicket. The blood trail was long gone so we just walked around for another 3 hours and came up empty. Gave up and went home with a sick feeling. Two weeks later, I had him on the camera again!! Eating at the same feeder I shot him at. Sure was happy to see that. I never would have guessed he would have survived after the blood loss. Never saw him again. Someone else may have got him or he moved on.
Link Posted: 11/15/2021 7:14:03 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/15/2021 7:16:17 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ZW17:
Update:

No recovery, and I am crushed. That was a buck of a lifetime for me.

After the snow/sleet/rain yesterday and the resulting melt, all signs of a blood trail were wiped out.

My neighbor and I walked around for 3hrs tonight investigating all avenues from the last marked blood spot yesterday. We came up empty.

I’m done with bow season. I plan on enjoying youth gun with two kids this year (one Sat, one Sun) and I’ll try to take something during gun or muzzy season.

I’m frustrated with archery right now and I know I need to sling some arrows and become a better shot. My goal is to be a little less cocky about my abilities and to buckle down on my skills. Apparently what I have been doing isn’t working.

Be humble, shoot straight.

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Dont let it get to ya. we all lose one it happens...
Link Posted: 11/15/2021 7:42:47 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/15/2021 9:15:50 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ZW17:
Update:

No recovery, and I am crushed. That was a buck of a lifetime for me.

After the snow/sleet/rain yesterday and the resulting melt, all signs of a blood trail were wiped out.

My neighbor and I walked around for 3hrs tonight investigating all avenues from the last marked blood spot yesterday. We came up empty.

I’m done with bow season. I plan on enjoying youth gun with two kids this year (one Sat, one Sun) and I’ll try to take something during gun or muzzy season.

I’m frustrated with archery right now and I know I need to sling some arrows and become a better shot. My goal is to be a little less cocky about my abilities and to buckle down on my skills. Apparently what I have been doing isn’t working.

Be humble, shoot straight.

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I've been checking all day hoping for a recovery.  I'm butchering mine tomorrow (well... Attempting to ) then I'll be working to get back at it for a doe or 2.  I have 3 days of vacation left that I was thinking about using for gun season.
Link Posted: 11/15/2021 10:20:34 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/15/2021 11:56:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ZW17:
Update:

No recovery, and I am crushed. That was a buck of a lifetime for me.

After the snow/sleet/rain yesterday and the resulting melt, all signs of a blood trail were wiped out.

My neighbor and I walked around for 3hrs tonight investigating all avenues from the last marked blood spot yesterday. We came up empty.

I’m done with bow season. I plan on enjoying youth gun with two kids this year (one Sat, one Sun) and I’ll try to take something during gun or muzzy season.

I’m frustrated with archery right now and I know I need to sling some arrows and become a better shot. My goal is to be a little less cocky about my abilities and to buckle down on my skills. Apparently what I have been doing isn’t working.

Be humble, shoot straight.

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It happens man. The next one will be even sweeter because of it. Earlier this year I was sitting on the side of a mountain about ready to giving up hunting because of a bull elk I couldn’t recover. My season ended up turning out ok I think.
Link Posted: 11/17/2021 11:13:19 AM EDT
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Sorry for the misfortune ZW, was hoping for a better outcome.
Link Posted: 11/17/2021 12:04:46 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/20/2021 7:23:23 AM EDT
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No heat.. No hunt
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Link Posted: 11/20/2021 1:17:26 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ZW17:


Yup
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WOW!! Same thing as the one I shot. Back to eat another day!
Link Posted: 11/20/2021 3:49:31 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ZW17:
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/36030/AB1344B3-8F21-4759-B0C3-86E69537861D-2174088.jpg

Big boy is back and all over the farm.
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Hell yeah… they are tough critters.

Fingers crossed you can still make it happen.
Link Posted: 11/20/2021 4:51:42 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/20/2021 8:29:09 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/20/2021 8:48:27 PM EDT
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Punched my buck tag last weekend on that smaller 8 point.  This morning, I set up a blind and food plot on some land I just got permission for to try and get a couple does.  I got this from my cell cam a little bit ago

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Link Posted: 11/20/2021 9:27:32 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/21/2021 8:23:07 PM EDT
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Boys first hunt 350 legend 40 yards and he was shaking like a leaf, 6 does came in and he was able to get a button buck. He was wondering if he hit it then I showed him how to follow blood, I saw the deer piled up ahead but he didn’t, when he finally saw it he let out a yell then spun around and gave me a hug, he actually started to cry, I asked him why and he said it was because he was able to harvest a deer, I don’t think he had confidence. Either way we were on cloud 9 and celebrated all day! He also got his first nap in the woods.

Link Posted: 11/21/2021 8:39:10 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/21/2021 9:02:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By AJE:
Hell yes

My first was a button buck as well.
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Ironically my first deer was also a button buck
Link Posted: 11/21/2021 11:08:18 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By G-Lisch:


Ironically my first deer was also a button buck
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Mine too, and it was during PA's doe season.   I was young and thought I was going to jail when we walked up and saw testes........
Link Posted: 11/21/2021 11:11:06 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ZW17:


Yup
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Originally Posted By ZW17:
Originally Posted By AJE:
That's the same one you shot?


Yup



I just watched a video where a dude shot the same buck twice during archery on separate occasions and ended up finally killing it later in the year during gun season.  They are way tougher than us, and hopefully he will give you another chance.
Link Posted: 11/22/2021 1:10:54 PM EDT
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I love being at work and getting pictures like this

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I guess word is out on my new bait pile
Link Posted: 11/22/2021 10:30:59 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/24/2021 1:52:19 PM EDT
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My buddy texted me this morning that he shot this bad boy on public land by his house
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He found his arrow, looks good
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Had a good blood trail for 80 yards, then it stopped .  He's still out looking with another friend.  I'm stuck at work
Link Posted: 11/24/2021 3:08:16 PM EDT
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Not seeing any of the big boys, I decided in the last minutes of daylight yesterday to put some meat in the freezer.  Probably last year's deer.  Should be nice n tender. Still have one tag in case I see something nice.  But one from mid bow season and this one, I don't "need" another.  Two 120# deer will hold me over.  Heck, I might still have some burger from 2019.  I got 3 that year.  Bow, pistol and a 350 legend.  

Good luck out there boys

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Link Posted: 11/24/2021 5:37:22 PM EDT
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I want to try and get a doe this weekend while I'm off to get some more meat in the freezer.  I also decided to get my 450 ready for gun season.  First time painting a rifle, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  

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Link Posted: 11/24/2021 7:19:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By BLK_MAJK:
I want to try and get a doe this weekend while I'm off to get some more meat in the freezer.  I also decided to get my 450 ready for gun season.  First time painting a rifle, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/331964/20211123_175001_copy_1200x1600_jpg-2179743.JPG
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sweet...

Here is my 350L i went all out on the camo.. took me less than minute... lol If you notice I did put on this year 45deg Flip up sights.  last year we had snow and cold here in central Ohio.. I shouldered my rifle and my breath fogged up my scope lost out on 50 yard deer..   Just cheap bit of insurance.

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Link Posted: 11/24/2021 7:33:51 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/24/2021 9:37:34 PM EDT
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Just got my new Savage 350 legend sighted in today.  It's the 110 model that camera with a Vortex scope.  I hung some paper at 100 yards and my first 3 shots weren't even on the paper.  Moved up to 25 yards and my shots barely were on the right edge.  Got it dialed in quick after that.  Going to shoot it 2-3 more times this week and should be good to go.
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