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2014 Adirondack Buck (Tracking)

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Could have been from a recent fight?  Again really nice buck Sampotter, Congratulations!!!

 

Very possible. The tip of his right G3 was broken off, not bright white, but not polished yet either.

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Could have been from a recent fight?  Again really nice buck Sampotter, Congratulations!!!

 

Although, the blood on his ear was still wet...

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If you have any talent for writing, this story would certainly get published.

 

Awesome story from what you shared here. Great buck, even better story.


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Sam you looking for it to be published in print or the web?


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If anyone would like to read the full story, send me a PM and I'll send the story back. From what I read that is not considered "published" but posting it in an open forum would be.

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Congrats on a great buck!  You'll have to let us know if you get the story published.  


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That's AWESOME!  What type of APP did you use to track your "track"? (pun intended) 


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Can't top what others said...but Wow congrats...


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Thanks everyone for all the compliments!

 

 

Wow.  You really deserve that buck.  He is a beauty!  To my mind there is nothing like a big ADK buck.  I really appreciate you sharing some of the photos.  I have had some luck with mock scrapes.  It is really neat that you have photos of him using your mock scrape.  I am throwback and haven't used trail cams yet.  Job well done!   Congratulations! 

 

You're missing out on the trail cameras- think of it as a catch and release trapline. Some of the pictures, animals, behaviors, etc. will amaze you. Plus, when you do get a good buck on camera in your area it gives you the most ingredient needed for any successful pursuit: HOPE.

 

You are my hunting new hero (used to be Wooly). I hunt the Adirondacks briefly every year. It is tough going and any buck taken there is a trophy.

 

Hear that Wooly? Just kidding, I'm flattered but I don't have any grey hairs so I can only be a hero to someone who can't drive yet... 

 

Congrats on a great buck!  You'll have to let us know if you get the story published.  

 

I will for sure.

 

That's AWESOME!  What type of APP did you use to track your "track"? (pun intended) 

 

No APP- Garmin Rino 655T, my 3rd GPS so far. I log waypoints for anything and everything I think I may be able to use at a later date. Rubs, scrapes, shed antlers, buck beds, mature mast trees, you name it. Carrying a GPS is also the reason I can name the precise # of miles I walked last spring in search of sheds: 226.1

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Random question, but did you see any other hunters in distance or hunters tracks while on your hunt (I assume it's state land) 

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I admire your perseverance and skills as a Whitetail hunter. Beautiful buck. Best of luck getting published .


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Random question, but did you see any other hunters in distance or hunters tracks while on your hunt (I assume it's state land) 

 

No, I was on private, so I never saw another hunter or tracks.

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First of all congratz on your accomplishment! That is a nice deer but even more impressive is the hunt itself.

 

I do have to ask what did you do once you got him though to get him out? How far from a road were you or do you backtrack out?? I sure as heck would not want to drag a buck back on the hike you made to get him!! Do you B line to the closest road and call a friend and would you be lucky to have cell coverage.....Or do cut it up and pack it out, even boned that would be 100 pounds plus with head and cape.

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I ended up killing him 1/4 mile from a different road than I started him on, so I used a sled to get him out. At other times we were a lot farther from any road, which is why I carry a 30 something gallon food grade plastic bag (just like a contractor garbage bag but clear) and a nylon feed sack, both rolled up and in my game pocket. I've carried out more deer than I've dragged; no sense in lugging out all those bones and hide!

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I ended up killing him 1/4 mile from a different road than I started him on, so I used a sled to get him out. At other times we were a lot farther from any road, which is why I carry a 30 something gallon food grade plastic bag (just like a contractor garbage bag but clear) and a nylon feed sack, both rolled up and in my game pocket. I've carried out more deer than I've dragged; no sense in lugging out all those bones and hide!

Nothin to better pucker your butt than cutting up a deer by yourself in the pitch dark in bear country! Lol lot safer doing that in the Dacks than the Northern Rockies or Alaska!

Well done

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