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Otto 2020 Deer Season

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BUCK DOWN!   Went out for a morning sit, arrived at Jason's Double around 6:30am and get settled in quickly.  Around 6:50 I noticed the back end of a deer walking through some brush about 80 yards to my right.  I got my binos on it and saw a quick glimpse of horn.  I grunted three times and he just kept walking.  A couple of minutes later I see he is walking back on the same trail,  I grunt again, but no response.  Then he turned around and I could not see where he went. 

After 10 minutes of looking hard at the brushy area to my right I hear leaves crunching to my left!  I slowly turn to look that way and the deer had come upwind of me and was headed right for my tree!  Thankfully, I had already gotten my bow down and clipped my release on.  I stood up slowly as he was walking towards the field behind me.  I drew and when he was just a few steps from hitting the field and offering no shot I let out a quiet "meh".  I already had his body in my peep sight and as soon as he was still I let it fly. It was just under a 20 yard shot.   Had a nice thwack sound but the arrow did not pass through, only halfway through.  He turned and ran through a dead fall and got all tangled up and I saw the arrow drop out.  He runs 30 yards and comes to a dead stop and tips over. A few twitches of his legs and he was done.  

I look up into the field and there is another deer standing there. I get my binos out hoping it was a doe and I could double up like on of the HNY.COM Heros here!  But he is a spike.  He stands around for a few minutes and then walks over to my deer.  He is sniffing it and I think he even licked it a few times.  I grunted at him hoping it would scare him off, but he didn't care.  After a few more minutes I let my pack and bow down and climbed down.  This stand has a very creaky ladder so after two rungs down the spikey was gone.  Thank God, because I wanted to see my deer! 

After a few pictures and texts, I got him gutted and brought him out to our farm and into a walk-in cooler.  With help from my friend, we are planning to cut him up Monday evening.  This is my second bow deer and I am really happy to have added bow hunting to my list of hobbies!   

 

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Great deer and clearly a great shot! As a man with the culinary sense that I know you have do yourself a favor and make osso bucca with the shanks. One of my favorites


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Great buck! Is he going on the wall?


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I find a duck's opinion of me is very much influenced by whether or not I have bread

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44 minutes ago, crappyice said:

Great deer and clearly a great shot! As a man with the culinary sense that I know you have do yourself a favor and make osso bucca with the shanks. One of my favorites


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Mine too!  My friend and I still have a few from last year and we just scheduled next weekend for “Shanksgiving”.

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13 minutes ago, The_Real_TCIII said:

Great buck! Is he going on the wall?


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It is  like Pennsylvania on this.  Need a recount with the other occupants of the house, but I am a Super Delegate, so......

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It is  like Pennsylvania on this.  Need a recount with the other occupants of the house, but I am a Super Delegate, so......

Make an executive order if necessary!

Congratulations on a fine buck!


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22 hours ago, Otto said:

It is  like Pennsylvania on this.  Need a recount with the other occupants of the house, but I am a Super Delegate, so......

Send it to Taxidermy then get votes on where it hangs on the wall! 

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Decided on a euro mount. I do have a plan for its display.

My taxidermist asked if he could use the cape for another client, so i saved it for him.

Got to weigh this deer too, field dressed, a tad under 175 maybe 170 or so.

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First hunt since my harvest last week.  Morning sit in Jason’s double.  Saw a real nice buck about 80 yards away.  I think it was the browless 6 pointer I have a few pictures of.  He hung around for 20 minutes or so and then slowly walked away.  Was not interested in any grunts.  A few minutes after that a forked 4 pointer came out and was looking around.  

Good hunt and gets me psyched for gun season! 

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Opening Day Gun: sat in the new Taj Mahal, Jason was in his double.  As of noon no deer seen.  A few shots heard around the neighborhood but nothing jumping around us.  I am in for a break, he is roughing it out for the whole dark to dark.   

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Went back for afternoon sit.  Apparently I missed seeing a doe at 50 yards because I had my nose in the phone looking at this forum!  When will I learn?  Oh well, back with the gun soon enough. 

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