My Allegheny Co (2B) 10 point

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2014/11/02 14:59:48 (permalink)

My Allegheny Co (2B) 10 point




10 point.
5 yard shot.
16" inside spread.

Didn't hunt the AM due to a church retreat for my sons CCD and then he had a flag football game in the early afternoon.
Didn't get to my stand until 4:30 or 4:45 pm and settled. With the high wind and the spitting rain, my hopes were no up but, I was in the stand.
Pockets filled with halloween candy, I was ready to sit until dark. @ 5:15pm as I was fumbling with a piece of candy in my pocket, I notice movement 25 yds in front of me and good thing it was only a 4 pt or I would have been caught sitting, bow on my hanger, and nothing to do but watch. He was pretty nervous so I had to wait until he slid past to 35 yds so I could stand and video him. Got brief video, then mouth grunted to him and had him stopped and I guess coming my way but lost him in some thick stuff.
After 20 mins. of looking for him, into the wind, I sit down and look the other way so my contacts and eyeballs can get some moisture back.
@ 6:10, I start to resign myself to only seeing that buck but, it was the first horns I have seen on this property and it is starting to heat up with bucks searching so hope isn't lost. I look over my shoulder after that thought and from up the hill and over my right side, I see a deer and decent horns. I can't move (sitting again), and he is bee-lining towards my tree from uphill so almost eye-level. Wind was in my favor. Luckily, he stops about 5 yds behind me but starts licking some branches and thrashing them with his antlers. I use the opportunity to slowly rise to my feet and luckily, the bow is in my lap this time. I start to check him out as the buck fever starts to subside. He is borderline for me and I think to myself, if he is an 8 pt, I'll let him go and any bigger, and I will try to harvest him. Started counting and rung up 10 points. I get my release clipped as he gets to within 3 yds and starts on some more limbs and is looking right up at me. He was focused on the branches and never sees me motionless. Then, he gets to the base of my tree and sniffs where I stood, attaching my climber. I had evercalm on my boots so don't know if it helped or not. He slowly makes it out to 5 yds from my tree, sharply quartering away, and stops to lick and thrash more branches. I draw, settle my pin high on the last rib on his left side and release. The arrow made it clean through both lungs, nicked the heart, and exited in the pocket behind his right leg and took out the tendon above his right front leg knee. Blood sprayed as he went 45 yds and fell over. Arrow was undamaged (Easton Power flight) as was the rage 2 blade 100 gr (just need new blades and a new o ring).
All that took place in a span of 5 minutes. From the time of the shot to the time he fell over was approx. 10 seconds.
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    Eman89so
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    Re: My Allegheny Co (2B) 10 point 2014/11/02 15:07:37 (permalink)
    Awesome man congrats! Brother also got a Allegheny Co. But yesterday
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    Re: My Allegheny Co (2B) 10 point 2014/11/02 16:29:10 (permalink)
    Nice one Eyes. Congrats, Been slow here but the last two days have started to heat up.
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    Re: My Allegheny Co (2B) 10 point 2014/11/02 17:58:00 (permalink)
    congrats on a nice buck
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    Re: My Allegheny Co (2B) 10 point 2014/11/02 20:57:40 (permalink)
      CONGRATULATIONS EYES!!     A great story; nicely written ...   Great looking family too.  Here's to ya.....  

    Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
     
     
     
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    Re: My Allegheny Co (2B) 10 point 2014/11/02 20:59:09 (permalink)
    Nice buck!  Congrats!   
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    Re: My Allegheny Co (2B) 10 point 2014/11/02 22:37:03 (permalink)
    Thanks for sharing and great buck
     
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    workcanwait....
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    Re: My Allegheny Co (2B) 10 point 2014/11/02 22:39:23 (permalink)
    Congrats nice buck!
    Thanks for sharing the pics and story.
    I have been using Evercalm this year I am sold it works.
    Had deer get downwind twice so far and sniff but not spook.
     
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    Re: My Allegheny Co (2B) 10 point 2014/11/03 07:08:11 (permalink)
    Good deal!

    Congrats.

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    eyesandgillz
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    Re: My Allegheny Co (2B) 10 point 2014/11/03 10:10:37 (permalink)
    Thanks guys.
     
    Chris, your turn.  Put one down already so we can hit the river.  I still have some vacation days....
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    Re: My Allegheny Co (2B) 10 point 2014/11/03 10:56:11 (permalink)
    Great shootin', Eyes!

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    Re: My Allegheny Co (2B) 10 point 2014/11/03 11:10:21 (permalink)
    Nice buck.  Congrats.

    The only thing better than 1 day of fishing is 2 days of fishing.
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    Re: My Allegheny Co (2B) 10 point 2014/11/03 11:25:51 (permalink)
    Nice buck ..... Congrats !!

    STEVE.
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    Re: My Allegheny Co (2B) 10 point 2014/11/03 11:56:00 (permalink)
    Congrats you smoked him!
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    Re: My Allegheny Co (2B) 10 point 2014/11/03 13:34:34 (permalink)
    Nice buck dude, glad to see you had some luck.  Those Rage two blades are like sticking a deer with a broad sword, I love it.
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    Re: My Allegheny Co (2B) 10 point 2014/11/03 16:07:01 (permalink)
    Nice buck.  Congrats!
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    Re: My Allegheny Co (2B) 10 point 2014/11/05 05:21:30 (permalink)
    Nice EYE"S  Hey really check the broadhead to make sure it didn't bend.  Had a few with straight blow's hitting no bones and still managed to bend a little maybe it was the ground on the pass threw    But real nice buck Congrats
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    Re: My Allegheny Co (2B) 10 point 2014/11/05 07:08:51 (permalink)
    NIce buck, congrats...
     

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    Re: My Allegheny Co (2B) 10 point 2014/11/09 17:28:21 (permalink)
    Congrats, Eyes!! Been hunting hard and this was the first chance I got to check the forum. Good buck for sure. 

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    Re: My Allegheny Co (2B) 10 point 2014/12/17 16:05:36 (permalink)
    justin, has your freezer ever been devoid of venison?  congrats on the nice buck. 
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    Re: My Allegheny Co (2B) 10 point 2014/12/18 16:09:56 (permalink)
    Rich,
    Thanks....I get lucky every other year or so.  
    Might have to get a bigger freezer next year.  Both kids asked santa for a bow and arrows and I asked santa for a double ladder stand.  
    They both want to start hunting, or at least heading out with me.  Gonna be an expensive proposition!
     
    Might have to get them into the mentor program next year.
    First, I'll need to join a sportsmans club so I can get some shooting in with them.
     
    Looking forward to it.
     
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    Re: My Allegheny Co (2B) 10 point 2014/12/18 17:34:24 (permalink)
    i envy you.  drod has himself a  bonafide buck master coming up and is loving it.  you guys are ensuring that the sport remains alive and relevant.  kudos.
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