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  1. Came in this morning with a doe. He gave me a 20 yd shot and went about 80- 90 yds. I have to thank Bucksnbows for helping me with the recovery. I was having a hard time finding him so having an extra set of eyes helped out. I must have walked past him a dozen times within 10 yds. He dropped on the edge of some thick stuff with his back up and head burried, so he blended in. He is a main frame 10 with curved kickers at his bases
    59 points
  2. After passing several 2.5 years and putting a lot of time in the woods I finally connected with a buck I called "Tines" which I thought was a 10 Last year as I missed this buck at 37 yards to find my arrow hit a small cedar direct before impact skimming his belly.. Last week I was out with my 9 years old son and we saw the same buck in a different spot in the afternoon. As I found some big scrapes and rubs at another location, I made my own moc scrapes and scented them down with Dominant Buck Lure and Widow Maker Estrous. Since I let the area rest for a few days, I planned on hunting thi
    57 points
  3. This season was the worse for me till yesterday. Till yesterday the biggest buck I saw was a 4 pt. Yesterday morning I passed a spike, 4 pt and a basket 7 point. 15 minutes after letting those go I saw this 9 chasing a doe. I grunted real loud and he came in on a string and put on a show. He had me shaking so bad I made the worse shot I have ever seen. Called john buck 154 and made a plan to meet after work to look. My stomach was in nots all day. Luckily he was dead not far from where I last saw him. John scored him at 122. Happy as a pig in mud right now
    54 points
  4. It was hard to get out of bed at 4am knowing what the weather had in mind for us today but I was in my stand early and I could see silhouettes of deer moving on the horizon, I counted 8. I was at the bottom of the gradually rising field, with the top about 400 yards away and maybe 200’ up. A small creak runs down to me, splitting the fields in front of me in two, to north side on my right, and south side on my left. With first light two 4 pointers walked down along the creek to my stand and stopped at 30 yards. They knew something was up and took off in a hurry. Then, some time later ar
    53 points
  5. Had a rough season. Been putting time in with my wife and daughters boyfriend as well as trying to get myself on a buck. Put a shot on a buck last night in the pines and couldn't find arrow or blood. Wondered it it was a miss! Woke up this morning,,,could barely sleep, and met my buddy and daughters boyfriend. Still no arrow so started a grid search. I was losing hope as all I was seeing was briars and pine needles. Then,,,,,I was told to go back their way. Daughters boyfriend found him 60 yds away from where I shot him. Very thankful. My best Pine buck to date. Solid 9. My long sits finally p
    51 points
  6. Out with Dad today on a muzzy hunt in the great swamp. Not that many people hunt it anymore because of the devastated deer herd from repeatedly hit with blue tongue disease. There are a few deer left and some old ones in here. As always I hunt an island very deep in the swamp that no sane person will go. Scouting showed promising sign of a big buck(s) working this island. After getting my father in his spot i threw on my waders and off to “my” island. The morning brought an absolutely gorgeous still morning but it seemed nothing was moving. No squirrels, ducks, birds, and no shooting!
    50 points
  7. Came in at first light . Watched him for about 15 minutes until I could see both his body position better as well as my sight be clearer (old eyes suck in low light ). 22 yard shot , hard quartering away . reaper painted the ground , deer ran approx 100 yards before crashing .
    49 points
  8. My wife went out twice w me last year and didn’t shoot anything, I could tell she was disappointed..went out yesterday and she passed on a bunch of does and a buck. . Went again this morning saw over ten does and then 1hr and a half of silence when this guy came in. She said she wanted this one so I grunted to stop him and she made a perfect shot. He went maybe 18 yards and dropped. Great day. Now I’m back out solo to fill my tag
    48 points
  9. A deer 🦌 that we nicknamed “The Nest Buck” was harvested this afternoon by my 16yr old son Chris Jr. His mother dropped him off at 11 AM to hunt his spot since I was at work and he had some activity midday yesterday. He sent one ☝️ from his Mathews at 12:33 PM while he had me on the phone w/ his ear buds in. I heard the shot and the crack of hitting the deer before he got all excited telling me he crushed him! This is his 2nd buck of the year, after he shot a beauty in the regular season. He’s really amazing at this wonderful sport considering he’s such a young man. Way furth
    47 points
  10. Thanks all. He only went about 60 yds.
    47 points
  11. Filled my permit bow tag Tuesday afternoon!!! Passed this guy up Monday night, but shot him Tuesday, LOL. Story... I’ve got a bigg 8 on camera and the buck I shot was his “buddy buck”. This guy came in 450 Monday night, so I waited and hoped my big guy would show... but no dice. This is my only week to rut hunt and I’ve been out every day since Halloween. My big guy came out sat morning, but no shot at him & hes been nocturnal since. He’d been in at night, and in the mornings before I got to my blind. The weather towards the end of the week was only getting warmer, so when this guy showed
    46 points
  12. just put an arrow in a nice one. Great hit shouldnt go far. I heard him go down
    45 points
  13. Let me start out saying I have had a rough season getting a shooter buck on camera. Had one the is old gave me a little hope before season but he vanished as he has every year. Hope some day/year to end that quest. Shot this buck on Thursday afternoon. Had pictures of him on October 28 for the first and only time. I was after a different 8pt but have not been able to see him and he also has been Mia on camera (probably with a doe some wheres). So I decided to hang a stand around 12-1pm. Left there and wet to another place to check the card. After that I figured wth I would go sit in th
    45 points
  14. Me and my son went hunting last night. We saw a pretty good amount of deer I grunted this deer in and stopped him at 15 yards. Shot was just a little back but new it was a good hit. I backed out and came back at first light and found him not far where I last saw him. But unfortunately the foxes also found him and tore him a good amount. I was able to salvage the cape for one happy kid and memory to last me forever.
    44 points
  15. After not seeing much activity in the last few weeks I decided to go back to one of my favorite spots. I slipped in this morning after seeing a couple decent bucks on camera. I have two stands in this area. One up high and one down low. Usually the bucks will push the does down low next to the thick brush during the rut. Well, as it got light I look up the hill and see a nice rack about 100 yards away, then the doe. The two spent the whole morning cruising back and forth on the ridge as he tended her. Around 815am I decided to see if I could stalk up to them using the ridge as cover and as ma
    44 points
  16. Very long story later
    43 points
  17. Well to say that October was not the best hunting month for me..is an understatement.....But after bumping this buck heading in on Friday afternoon, I had three different, close encounters with him on Saturday and Sunday. On Tuesday morning I looked up at 75 yards and just saw a tree getting destroyed and was hoping it was him......After a slow 15 minute walk, he made a scrape and gave me a clear 30 yard shot.........The shot "looked" perfect, but the deer just ran 10 yards and stopped for 10 minutes !! I was trying to see any blood coming out, but he was behind some brush an
    43 points
  18. So after having a hard year chasing bucks and them not doing anything that makes sense this year decided to go out on a doe hunt in zone 7. Well right before dark the does step out into the bottom of the feild and then a buck parade comes out after em. 5 different bucks came out and made a bline to the corn. They walked right past the 20 or so does and didnt even look at em twice. Took this guy at 26 yards and he ran about 80 yds. Now to get ready for muzzleloader.
    42 points
  19. Well it’s been a long dry spell for me (November 2018) and I finally was able to get it done Sunday afternoon. I’ve been getting out quite a bit over last 4 weeks and I’ve seen a lot bucks but I have not been able to cash in. Fast forward to today I was watching some football and I decided I need to get out into the woods, because (1) I had the time and (2) a front was coming in so movement should be good. I got in the blind around 2:30 and didn’t see a thing until 4 when deer started coming from all directions. 2 button bucks were “sparring” and chasing around another small doe. A large
    42 points
  20. For the last two years I’ve been practicing, learning how to build arrows, sharpen broadheads and “perfect” my form and release. I’ve had many close encounters and a few misses but today was different. I had this guy come in to a scent wick, stopped to make a scrape then stepped in front of my blind at around 10-12 yards. Thankfully my aim was true and the wood arrow tipped with a single bevel Grizzly hit its mark, he ran no more than 50 yards and expired. What a rush, what an honor to be able to harvest a deer with a recurve. I try to honor all the deer I’m fortunate enough to take, this one
    42 points
  21. With my 92 yr old dad out of the hospital again, I came down here for a DIY Hunt on private property I have access to hunt. I have a cell camera I have here year-round and haven’t seen anything spectacular but have had a several unique rack bucks that I would shoot on the camera. Well, two days ago dad was readmitted into the hospital with not only pneumonia but a positive test for Covid. He is in quarantine. Mom, although tested negative for Covid is at home under quarantine. I cannot see either one of them and there is absolutely nothing I can do if I return home so I decided to stay here an
    42 points
  22. Up in Pittsburg NH with Tim (Haskell Hunter) and my son hunting 150,000 acres. (By comparison, NJ's totaled WMA acreage is @350,000 acres). I wanted to have my son experience this type of big woods hunting, and he is loving everything about it. We have been hitting it hard each day out at 0600 hours and tracking at times at 2700' elevation. Lots of sign including moose and yote tracks. But what truly sets this apart are the breathtaking views and country. It is absolutely gorgeous, and it's a free state... Some of the pine forests are some of the thickest we have seen. If som
    41 points
  23. I dont see many big bucks on the property I hunt but for whatever reason this year is different. I have a lot of pics of 4 bucks with nice 8-10 pt racks. All big bodied with tall or extra wide racks. I ventilated this guy just before 11am on Friday the 13th. My personal best in 49 years of hunting and the 1st I’ve decided to have mounted.
    40 points
  24. Back in august got the call that I got pulled for one of the rare pennsylvania elk tags. Been putting in for it for 5 years. i was given a cow elk tag in zone 2. It's a good tag. Booked an outfitter. Fast forward to yesterday. Arrived in camp. Weather up here in north pa is interesting. One minute it's sunny the next it's a blizzard. this morning we made the long hike in. A lot of hunters in the general area we were at. Zone 2 gave out 18 cow tags and 2 bull tags. We knew of at least 3 other hunters within a half mile of us. No one was in deeper then us. By 7am the herd move
    40 points
  25. So ever since the big 6pt thread I was telling my dad I’d love a mature heavy 6. 2 days ago this guy shows up. I hunted a different area Halloween night and movement was minimal. Decided to go in on this buck this morning. Got in at first light due to daylight savings miscalculations,I bumped a doe 30 yds from my stand on my way in,not spooked too bad. I climbed up,already shooting light,and waited 5 min. Pulled out the bleat can and tipped it over,with a few soft grunts. Couple min later he pops up and offers me a 20 ya shot,hit him slightly back but got back of both lungs and liver. He went
    40 points
  26. 5 minutes after posting this the trigger was pulled on the second one.
    39 points
  27. With full sunlight shinning on him as he popped out of the heavy cover and began to feed, I quickly placed my crosshairs on his chest and took the shot. He then ran for approximately 75-yards out into an open field before darting back into the cover and out of site. I later found him piled-up just inside the thick cover.
    39 points
  28. Spent 4 days hunting with my buddys from Victory outdoors. Saw a few great deer and passed on numerous 3.5 year olds. Finally pulled the trigger on a 153" 8 point. A dream come true and big thanks to all the guys along the way.
    38 points
  29. RIP high brows. Could not pass you up again. He got to breed 12 more days and pass on these great genes.
    38 points
  30. Spent a week in Illinois deer hunting. It's a totally different ball game there. 3 of us went out and all 3 were lucky enough to take deer. The highlight is my buddy's 12 pt that rough scores 184. Holy cow! I shot a 13pter with multiple forked tines, and the other guy with us took an old 8pt. It was a great hunt with multiple shooters seen and the rut was in full swing.
    38 points
  31. It was a good week at my farm to say the least. I scored early last Saturday on big block headed, scraped up, ole warrior and my Brother scored on nice mature buck on Wednesday.
    38 points
  32. I took the week off to hunt one of my properties in NY. This piece is only 7 acres between bedding and food. I hunted the first weekend of bow and saw this buck twice as he carefully avoided my treestands. I hung my lone wolf on the drainage ditch he was running Saturday morning and the pictures speak for themselves. Buck of a lifetime to me.
    38 points
  33. Set up on a scrape line this morning this one was the third buck that walked down it. Done till muzzy now guess it's time to surf fish Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
    38 points
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  35. The story goes like this. Been hunting a ridge top for the past week trying to arrow an absolute deer of a lifetime with little luck. Was getting pictures of him every now and then nothing consistent. Seeing all little bucks from spikes to good up and coming deer. I change strategy this morning hunting out of a funneled down area where where many deer have been taken. This morning I was watching this little tiny doe, not much bigger then my beagles. Lol. As I’m watching her she keeps staring down the mountain, now I know something is up. Next I hear him grunting up a storm walking up an old
    36 points
  36. Had eaten my jersey fall bow tag passing alot of bucks but none i would shoot. Than started hunting NY more and same thing passing bucks but none i would shoot. So i said to myself maybe i should hit a huge tract of state land where i have hiked trout streams for years. Always talked about it but never would do it. Anyway i thought about the time i spent hunting everywhere else and a change was needed just for peace of mind. So i set out on a scouting mission bow in hand with plans of finding a spot to sit last couple hours. So i scout but find very little sign because very few deer per square
    36 points
  37. I topped the boys from youth day. Shot late yesterday right before dark after he winded me and was getting out of dodge. Hard quartering away shot and I wasn’t Gonna be surprised to miss clean or ricochet off limbs on both sides of a super narrow window. At dark I couldn’t find the arrow but I walked to where he and his mini gaggle of does ran and found blood. Backed out despite good blood and glad I did. 5 1/2 hours today on a failing blood trail and 520 yards later as the crow flies, I found him. Clipped the ham instead of where I wanted to hit and he never left the ladies. Bro
    35 points
  38. Well I was supposed to go out to a buddies farm today to sight in some guns and scout some spots for him for 6 day. Well he cancelled on me due to having to be home for a delivery that needed to be signed for. It ended up working out for me. Last night I sat the stand and didn’t see a single animal. When I climbed down I freshened up a scrape that I had made an freshened up (I didn’t think it was true but I’ve been pissing in it) every time I was out. This morning I bumped 2 deer getting into the stand. Once I sat down one of them returned and hung out for a bit. That deer
    35 points
  39. Just wanted to share a really nice buck an old friend took this week in Saskatchewan. I met him when I hunted up there back in the early 90s. We have stayed friends over years through deer hunting. His family owns a very large amount of land. They are cattle ranchers/ farmers. He only deer hunts one week each season. I have no idea what the deer scored or what it dressed out at. It’s just a really nice buck and who doesn’t like to look at big racks.
    33 points
  40. Illinois Double Header 2020 I arrived in illinois on nov 3rd to 80 degree weather, I had multiple pics of two big shooter bucks running a bottom area where I had a stand but they weren’t showing up anywhere else on the farm. I have quite a few stands and tower blinds on the farm and believe me I was dying to hunt all of them but I only hunted this one ladder stand the entire time I was here. I wasn’t getting busted and the cameras were getting pics of the big ones so i just stuck with it. Even though the temps were hovering around 80 degrees, the deer were on there feet. It to
    33 points
  41. My son shot a nice buck this afternoon on his final youth firearms day! This buck was special because he had never previously shot anything with my 12 gauge slug gun and he shot him at a location where several people in our family have had success in the past! This deer 🦌 follows up to the 2 beautiful bucks that he shot in the regular season and permit bow. It’s been a great year so far for him and I could tell he was pretty excited! 11/21/20 Morris County
    33 points
  42. Headed out to Ohio on 11/4 for our annual archery hunt with a group of close friends. First morning 11/5, first sit, quick rattle bag session and 0635 hrs it was all over. Tank of a 10pt came running down the oak ridge and walked by at 12 yards. Perfect lung/heart shot and heard him fall 60 yards down the hill. Incredible morning and couldn’t be happier. Now I’m camp cook and taxi driver for next two weeks. Good luck out there guys/gals. Tatet1973 Logging road he came running down at the sound of the rattle bag. Ohio morning! Confidence was high after seeing the arrow
    33 points
  43. So a few weeks back @bushden asked for help doing some wood work on a farm he hunts in exchange for a hunt from his stand. Well yesterday was the day!!! Did the work a week ago and Dennis and I coordinated a hunt yesterday. He put me in his prime stand and he sat in a ground blind. Saw a bunch of activity and this guy came and left. I contemplated shooting him his first visit but held off as it was early. A bunch of small does came in and the big one just never gave me a shot and then the buck returned. Was getting cold and he was big body deer, so I let him have it. Dennis dragged him
    32 points
  44. All, So it’s been a while since I’ve posted but I do “lurk” religiously. Between work and kid it’s basically a blur. Anyhow, figured I’d share my hunt from 11/6. Managed to squeeze a few hunts in during permit season. I was mostly looking for does bc property I hunt is fairly regulated. Sat about 5 hunts with no does in range and a few decent bucks but nothing I would brag home about. Ran camera for a few weeks with nothing big on camera. After several afternoon sits my wife says “hunt the morning so you can spend time with your daughter”. Well I did just that and had an awesom
    32 points
  45. Had this buck around me for over a half hr. Snort wheezing non stop. Locked Up on a doe. A smaller buck came In and he ran him off. Gave me a perfect shot. Literally the last 10 minutes of my hunt!
    32 points
  46. Last Thursday, wife had a good feeling about getting back in the woods. After about a half hour in stand, a doe comes trotting in with a six not far behind. Arrow flew and he dropped in under 50 yards! She’s 2 for 2 and I’m still trying to find the time to get out in the woods.. something is off here 🤔🤔
    31 points
  47. My wife filled her tag last weekend. Got this guy Sunday. Bucks were chasing does all around. Grunted this guy in and it felt good. Took the shot. He Layed down 18 yards away behind a tree. Was a great hunt , real heavy deer. Now onto ducks
    31 points
  48. First, Lets go back to the beginning of the season. I usually only start in October. My first couple sits I saw alot of deer but nothing in range(I usually don't bait) Wanted to take a doe so I start baiting my one stand. I take a break from NJ and head home to western PA for early muzzy. End up missing 2 easy shot with the muzzy. Thinking this season is cursed. Finally, on the last day I get a big doe down. Back in NJ I have a couple more sits and the 3rd sit I finally get a big doe into range. I blow the shot. SMH maybe its 2020. I don't know. Now my cursed season is a
    31 points
  49. So with all the buck activity I have seen this week and shooting a great buck last night. I decided to hunt a stand deep in the woods just on the edge of a bedding area. I have had multiple cameras back there all season and have gotten multiple pictures of some good bucks. One of the bucks I’m after was in front of my stand yesterday at 12:45. So I got in the stand this afternoon around 1pm. It was a beautiful afternoon. So after couple hours. I started looking at my phone. Which I try not to do. I look up and I see this buck cruising at about 80 yards. He was on a mission but stopped. I hit h
    31 points
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