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  1. 10 hours ago, Reel Chaos said:

    Got it done today!! Planned a 3 day weekend and left work early today to make the drive from Rochester to my home town to hunt with my uncle.  Decided to hunt the evening even though it was very warm and walked my way to my dads stand.  This is traditionally the first stand I sit every season on my trip home. Got to stand at 330 and 2 hours later here comes the buck crashing straight at me.  I get up turn my body and he stops at 33 yards. Didn’t have time to range him and guessed 30. Dad was def looking down on me as the arrow hit a little low and back.  So I got out headed to truck and waited a few hours to go look.  Deer went about 350 yards and piled up. This is the biggest buck to date taken from Dads stand and one I know he would be proud of and a bit annoyed if he was still around to get yet another call telling him I got a deer out of his stand with the bow since he only gun hunted.

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    Fantastic story and a great buck!

  2. 9 hours ago, Eastforkmarine said:

    BBD!!!! What can I say , I’d rather be lucky than good . After a early season grind my best day in woods would be one hr in stand . Had to run down to camp drop off ten bags of coal, figured I’d sit till dark if I could get in by 3 . My plan was to sit in a stand on the edge of a 1000 acre swamp in a travel corridor to water , boy was I right . Playing on my phone heard another squirrel, I thought, and looked up and 30 yards from me coming directly to me wind in my face and sun in his eyes. I made power moves to put glasses away phone in my pocket one handed grab bow off hanger while watching this guy on a mission, while sitting drew on him and stopped him at 15 yards Mabee… let her fly . The rest is history, now to get the kid a buck Saturday. GOODLUCK to all . Water will be key in these upcoming days of heat . 

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    Great job Tommy!  

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  3. Was on stand at 7 and for the first couple hours I saw nothing. Around 930 I had a couple young bucks chasing does on my right. They all came towards the stand and turned and went back west. Wind was perfect, the didn’t see or smell me, it was just the direction the doe took. Right shots out of that tree suck, lots of brush and tree branches. 
    At 1030 I was about to get down, rain was close. Next thing I knew the buck came from the same direction as the others. I could tell right away he was a shooter for me, at least 3 and 1/2. Hoped he would come across but like the others he turned. I took a very quick 25 yard shot through some brush and was horrified to see the arrow hit very high and very back, the Luminock sticking up out of his back as he ran off. 
    I was disgusted with myself. 
    I got down and decided to see if there was blood. No reason to look for the arrow, it was painfully visible as he ran off. I walked to where I hit him and found blood, tons of it. I followed the blood with my eyes and saw him on the ground!  I backed out and called Tommy who met me and helped with the recovery. Better to be lucky than good sometimes!

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