Dropped a big boy

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2017/11/06 15:10:20 (permalink)

Dropped a big boy

Woke up to heavy rain, but hey, its the rut. I was able to make the walk in between downpours to set up my tree umbrella before the sky opened up at first light again. Got settled in and hoped the rain would stop, but it didn't.
 
In the dreary foggy darkness, movement caught my eye below me. I was very surprised to see a good buck with tall tines and a mature buck swagger trotting up the hill at an angle that would take him out of range. I grabbed my bow and hit the grunt call. He stopped and peered my direction. When he resumed his trot, I hit him again with a grunt and he turned and began to angle my way.  When he hit the 30 yard shooting lane, the arrow was sent on its way. I saw him mule kick and run in a semi circle which brought him back to my stand. At 15 yards, he began the death wobble and I watched him fall. For the next two hours I sat in my stand waiting for the rain to stop before climbing down to run my hands over his rack for the first time. 
 
It was a perfect double lung on this heavy 8 point with 11 inch G2s. His neck was swollen and he had the chest of a brahma bull. My season has been very slow so far but I always say that there is no substitution for time in the stand. 
 

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    mopars0
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    Re: Dropped a big boy 2017/11/06 15:41:58 (permalink)
    Congrats DPMS... awesome story and buck 👍👍

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    DarDys
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    Re: Dropped a big boy 2017/11/06 15:50:24 (permalink)
    Super buck! Great job.

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    Everything I say can be fully substantiated by my own opinion.
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    Re: Dropped a big boy 2017/11/06 15:51:19 (permalink)
    Congrats!
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    tippecanoe
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    Re: Dropped a big boy 2017/11/06 16:21:20 (permalink)
    Great buck!
     
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    dpms
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    Re: Dropped a big boy 2017/11/06 16:27:58 (permalink)
    tippecanoe
    Great buck!
     
    WashPa?




    Thanks! Yes sir. 2A Washington County buck. 

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    workcanwait....
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    Re: Dropped a big boy 2017/11/06 18:17:27 (permalink)
    Very nice buck! Congrats!
    I dont know about sitting in stand for 2 hours b4 getting down but its your hunt.
    WCW
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    Re: Dropped a big boy 2017/11/06 20:05:37 (permalink)
    Great Deer-
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    Re: Dropped a big boy 2017/11/06 20:09:44 (permalink)
    Great shot D, congrats on a super buck.

    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: Dropped a big boy 2017/11/06 21:00:57 (permalink)
    Congrats dpms. He's a stud. It's been terribly slow for me also,trying to fill and Ohio and Pa. buck tags. I shot a modest 8 pts in Ohio tonight at 5:13,same shot as you,broadside, double lunged,40 yards crash and down. Rage to the cage. Now Pa.
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    Re: Dropped a big boy 2017/11/06 21:46:17 (permalink)
    Awesome buck!
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    CRAPPIE_SLAYER
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    Re: Dropped a big boy 2017/11/07 04:43:11 (permalink)
    Nice buck. Congrats!
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    Re: Dropped a big boy 2017/11/07 09:55:43 (permalink)
    Awesome buck there Gene.  Congrats.  
    post edited by Panfisher - 2017/11/07 12:27:42

    The only thing better than 1 day of fishing is 2 days of fishing.
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    Re: Dropped a big boy 2017/11/07 12:40:23 (permalink)
    congrats
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    Re: Dropped a big boy 2017/11/08 11:14:11 (permalink)
    Wow nice 
     
     
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