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#41 Male OFFLINE   rgw

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Posted 11/13/17 - 06:46 PM

awesome congrats



#42 Male OFFLINE   BHC

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Posted 11/13/17 - 06:49 PM

congrats. way to go !!!



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Posted 11/13/17 - 06:52 PM

Man that was a great story play by play without the b.s.I enjoyed that more then any hunting show.With a happy ending!congratulations!

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Posted 11/13/17 - 06:52 PM

Way to get it done Jay.   :up:  :up:

 

I'm calling out Rusty.  I see a maple left standing....

 

I accept full responsibility.    :pout:


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#45 Male OFFLINE   Trophy8

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Posted 11/13/17 - 07:10 PM

Congrats jay!



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Posted 11/13/17 - 07:17 PM

Nice!



#47 Male OFFLINE   gobblergetter

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Posted 11/13/17 - 07:21 PM

Saaaweeet

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Posted 11/13/17 - 07:23 PM

Nice Buck.  Congrats!!



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Posted 11/13/17 - 07:23 PM

Way to go! Nice buck!



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Posted 11/13/17 - 07:28 PM

Congrats on a job well done.



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Posted 11/13/17 - 07:30 PM

Nice buck!!!   The story suspense is killing me!



#52 Male OFFLINE   JerseyJaysTaxidermy

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Posted 11/13/17 - 07:30 PM

Ok. Got him tagged, skinned, quartered and about to cook the backstraps!

Here's the long version with more pics:

So I ran out back at 4 for the last hour of the hunt..
I get to the camera and was gonna check it quick to see if he was there in the past day but I didn't wanna waste the time as it was already late..
Weather was quiet and crisp.. perfect .

Lucky I picked the stand I Did, because if I went to the other one I would have bumped him from his bed as he was only 30 yards past it wide open.

After I climb the tree I do what i always do.. njww.

I go and who every min or so and only a few mins in the tree and I see what appears to be the rump of a deer standing behind a tree 100 yards away in all the cut trees we did last winter (created cover for the deer- I'm sure you read about it 1000x over the past year )

Anyway. All I have is a 4x rangefinder.. so I can see it's a buck and I watch ad he beds down.

I decided to wait a few mins after going over my options. I love a good stalk, and the conditions were right..
But that was risky not knowing where his doe might be bedded..

I was going to hook around the hill and pop up above him on the thicker side (from our hinge cuts) but I was running out of light fast and d idnt think there was enough time to make it there and grunt him in.. and risk getting a shot off on the ground with an alert deer..

So I did some r utting grunts /buck roars and doe bleats...
I can tell I got his attention, and I carried on for a good min or 2.. trying to create a realistic scenario in his head.

I put the calls away and watch..

Another minute goes by and he stands up facing away from me..
He stretches and shakes off.
Does a complete u turn and starts walking right to me.
As he closes the gap he's blocked out by the hill between us. I'm waiting for him to pop out to the right and I see a fox come running full speed from the distance heading towards the buck, and I'm thinking this fox is going to startle him and screw up the hunt .

All a sudden I hear footsteps ... he blades in so good with the hill side, I can't even see his rack.

He's 50 yards and closing slowly.. 1 step and glance around for the deer he was expecting to see.. every step took 20 seconds..

He's within bow range and I'm keeping my cool. I already had in my mind it's a done deal although you know as well as I do that alot could still go wrong.

He's facing me at 30 yards. (My bait is 30 yards down a hill, so it's a pretty steep shot, and the thing looks like an ant down there.

He turns broadside and I draw back but then he quickly took 3 steps and was behind a tree with just his shoulder sticking out.. he starts feeding .

I'm holding for a minute and start to get weak.. I figure I got some daylight left. Let me let down the draw and rest up a minute... which i do. It's better to regain strength then try and hold too long and chance the shot.

He steps out from behind the tree and I draw back and he's slightly quartering away. I place the pin, take a breath, and send the arrow.

Rage in the cage!

Instantly he's stubling. He went 20-30 yards and expired within 10 seconds.
I hit him a tad back from where I wanted but it worked out just fine. Liver, 1 lung, and I'm sure an artery of sorts because he died very fast.

Thanks to all who helped cut the trees-its unreal how much the action changed just having a small patch of downed trees on it!

It's very exciting to have harvested my 1st buck of my own land. My first zone 5 buck too.

Sorry Jack, I know he's not a 5yr old 150" but he's very special to me :) he was the nicest buck I've had on camera here and gave me a run for my money trying to harvest him.


Found him upside down like so...




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Posted 11/13/17 - 07:49 PM

Cool story Jay! Congrats again! :up: :up:

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Posted 11/13/17 - 07:56 PM

Congrats buddy - nothing like getting that first buck off your own land!      He looks 150" to me?


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Posted 11/13/17 - 07:59 PM

Thanks everyone..
He looks so much bigger in this pic lol

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Posted 11/13/17 - 08:00 PM

Are you going to get him mounted? :nerd:


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#57 Male OFFLINE   hemlock

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Posted 11/13/17 - 08:09 PM

That was really cool following the hunt like that very nice buck. Congrats



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Posted 11/13/17 - 08:13 PM

Are you going to get him mounted? :nerd:


You should get your first buck from the property mounted. Take your time picking a taxidermist though, it’s important to do some research and make sure they do quality work! :D


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Posted 11/13/17 - 08:19 PM

Thanks everyone..
He looks so much bigger in this pic lol

 

You gotta learn how to take a proper picture.  Stretch them arms out and stick that camera right up to the deer's nose.  He'll look like a 200" slob.  


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#60 Male OFFLINE   JerseyJaysTaxidermy

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Posted 11/13/17 - 08:27 PM

You gotta learn how to take a proper picture. Stretch them arms out and stick that camera right up to the deer's nose. He'll look like a 200" slob.

My camera guy was a non hunting neighbor... usually my brother take a a few of those shots for me lol he had school so I had to settle for these pics LOL

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