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  1. 54 points
    It's been a long week with the bad weather but persistence paid off ! I thought tonight was going to be a bust when a single doe hit the field which was the only one I saw the last time from this stand. All of a sudden another big doe came busting out into the field with this brute on her ass, I bleated with my mouth very loudly four times and he locked it up at 40 yards,took the shot, ran another 80 yards and he was down !
  2. 52 points
    Shot this buck yesterday at 3:30pm. He is a buck I have at least 3 years of pictures. As a few of you know me I love hunting for mature bucks. They don't have to score great, just love having history with them when possible. This buck I nicknamed him 3 years ago "Pigface" cause he had a short stocky head and reminded me of a pot belly pig face. Think he can be call Hoghead now.lol has a big block head. His G2 is 11" and he dressed 185 lbs
  3. 49 points
    A couple of weeks ago I posted a trail cam pic of a large bodied buck. Last night I was able to catch up with him. Just before last light he pushed a doe into me. I could see them off in the distance and he was chasing her around. He took the last step into my clearing and I let it fly. He and the doe took off at the shot as did a few more I never saw in the distance. A couple of seconds and I heard him crash. Waited until after dark and picked up the trail. I shined my light and saw his eyeballs glowing in the distance. Best part was he died 20 yards from my deer cart that I stashed in the woods.
  4. 44 points
    I'm on a roll this year. So I got a farm I hunt in Sussex county and the farmer told me he has been seeing a black truck shining the fields late at night from his house. So I told him to call me next time and try to get a plate. Well he saw them again this past weekend shining the fields with a guy standing in the bed of the truck. He tried to stop them and they took off. So I advised the fish and game officer's and they agreed to watch the fields last night.....well the same guys came back and sure enough got caught red handed shooting a buck out of the truck with a Ravin at midnight. They are from Wallington and had no ties to the area. I'm sure they will plead not guilty and like poacher joe, pay a minimum. Just want to thank our fish and game officer's for sitting out all night waiting for these dirt bag cheaters.
  5. 43 points
    A long time goal that started 5 years ago was accomplished Monday night when the hunting gods smiled down on Chris Jr. & blessed him with his 1st ever Black Bear 🐻 It was an amazing night with tons of action, making it one of the most memorable times we have ever spent in the woods together! I sat right by his side, talking him through it right up until he made the shot with his crossbow. A big thanks to all those that had a hand in making it happen. It’s a beautiful bear and I’m so glad he got his first in our home state!!! Vernon, New Jersey 10/14/19
  6. 42 points
    My wife's uncle shot this beauty this morning. Big heavy body on him. Should be fun dragging. Good thing my 17 year old is here.
  7. 41 points
    Did an afternoon hunt. I had a small 8 and a 1 horn come in at ten after 6. I took a picture of them and sent it to my buddies who were also hunting. The 2 small bucks picked their heads up and scattered and this guy strutted in. I grabbed my bow off the hook, drew and aimed. Mice smooth release and the arrow found its mark. He ran through the field and entered the woods about 80 yds away. I waited a while and then walked to where he went in the woods. Blood all over and I found him within 40 yds. I have trail cam pics of him all over the property.
  8. 39 points
    Was up in the stand. Around 7:35am this buck was cruising through head down. Gave him a grunt and stopped him. And sent my arrow home. Double lung hit ran 20 yds and dropped. I’m very happy w my first buck. Shot many does but it’s not the same. My blood was pumping. Great day out. A little bummed now I have to wait for another. But I’m bringing my wife out now and she wants to get one down. Hopefully I can put her on a big boy.
  9. 37 points
    Super cool buck I shot in Zone 13 this season!
  10. 36 points
    Got a nice 9 pt tonight. Action all night including a real nice piebald doe that tempted me for over a hour.
  11. 36 points
    You all make fun of me for my woodpiles but here's the real reason they are all so straight. The inspector is brutal.
  12. 36 points
    I hunted with a few buddies last night. Hunting time has been limited with small kids at home. I was in stand and at 4 pm I see does coming my way. I want to hold out for a decent buck, as I know there are few nice ones around. I am watching the three does and I see movement and a real nice 8 heading my way. He gets to 15 or 20 yds and I put crosshairs on him....pull the trigger and nothing. I lift the gun and it goes off. I am still unsure why. The load was loaded that day. Maybe primer? Not sure. He runs off. I am beyond ANGRY. I thought about throwing the gun out of the tree. I reloaded and figured my hunt was over. I am now concerned that the gun will not go off, even if I get the chance. 15 minutes later I see does coming my way. I then lose them. Then a see a buck. I decided if it was a 6 or bigger, I'm shooting. Sure enough, it's a 6 pt. I actually thought it was the 8 I saw earlier at first. I put crosshair on him, pull trigger, and gun instantly goes off. I see him run off (first time the Barnes didn't drop him in his tracks). I actually thought I missed. He run 10 yds and falls over. He is not a giant, but made me happy (I haven't killed a deer all year, passed on many). We dragged him out and had a few Christmas drinks in the field. Great times. Merry Christmas to all.
  13. 35 points
    Went out yesterday morning to stand in a hedgerow that gets some traffic by it around this time of the year. Getting hip surgery on Thursday so climbing into the stand was out of the question but, I cut a spot out that I can just shoot over. The deer seem to like laying along this hedge due, I believe, to the fact that the sun hits it early and there are some tall weeds to lay in and soak up the sun. When there is frost everywhere else this area must hold the heat cuz it’s rarely frosted over and some stuff stays green there when all around it is dead. Anyway, had a few does and a spike cruise on by but, even though this was going to be my last stand before I get cut, I was kinda holding out for something a little more. Already have my freezer filled so no pressure there. After a little wait, here comes this guy. I had a rag stuck in the field with some Black Widow Extreme Interest Deer lure on it. He walked over to check out the rag which I had positioned so he was right in my shooting window. Took the shot and the G5 Deadmeat broadhead did its job and he was down in 20 yards. My boys came out to help me drag being that they were both around which, just added pleasure to an already great day. So happy to be able to drop one more before my surgery. Gonna be laid up for a while so it gives me something to smile about while I’m bored to death laying around for a while. Decent 7 point. Wuda been an 8 but looks like he had a tough rut season
  14. 35 points
    I pulled the camera this morning.....nothing great, but I think this is a pretty cool picture......I guess all 6 deer saw something coming !! LOL Danny V
  15. 34 points
    My oldest daughter went for her hunter safety course today. She did the course at Wallkill. Being it is suppose to be a Women’s course put on by the NWTF my wife took her, while I did house work all day. But my Bean is an official huntress. Passed all field courses and test. She is super excited for September.
  16. 34 points
    I picked up my Delaware mount from a deer I got last season. Looks great and it filled the empty spot on my new wall nicely.
  17. 32 points
    My brother has too much time on his hands and likes to torture his chocolate lab. He calls it his pure bread retriever.
  18. 32 points
    Well, new to me. 2012 Ram 4x4 with the 5.7 Hemi. 66,000 miles on it. Rides like a car. The 4 link suspension in the rear with coils really is a long way from my old Dakota with the leaves in the rear. Lovin’ it!
  19. 32 points
    My magic bullets worked again for me last night. I had three bucks come up from the river behind me. The first buck had 4 points on the left and about 2 inches of his main beam left on the right. The second buck was an average sized 8, the third buck was bigger so I set my sights on him. I bowhunt most of the time but have been getting into muzzleloaders more and more. I really enjoy shooting them and grabbed my Omega going out yesterday instead of my bow. The shot was only 45 yards and the buck only ran 60 to 70 yards. I shot him in the left side right behind the leg. The bullet destroyed his heart (damn!) but didn't exit. I felt the bullet just under the skin on his right side. One slice of my knife and it fell out. I've been told that I shouldn't shoot these bullets because they don't expand but my findings are different. Although I still might not have enough experience to have an opinion on this, my gun DID fire when I pulled the trigger so there is that....
  20. 32 points
    Went to old faithful stand this morning, last day of 6 day, same as last year (killed a nice one here last day last year)with high hopes. Seen some nice bucks this week, but could never seal the deal. Got into stand about 45 minutes before 1st light, at about 1st light i see a spotlight of a flashlight headed towards me.....well, my neighboring property owner loves to trudge aimlessly through the woods like 2 times a year, at 1st light with a flashlight....so instead of getting annoyed, i exited that stand contemplating him pushing the deer around the mountain to the backside of my property, well that plan worked out pretty well. Deer started moving and i lost count at 30 does, the bucks were about 20 minutes behind and this guy stepped out of a clearing and i missed 1st shot, 2nd shot hit him in leg, 3rd put him on the ground......so friggin excited to be able to still do this successfully and glad that i recovered enough to make a clean 3rd shot...God is good all the time!
  21. 31 points
    Been watching this guy waiting for the right chance and last night was it. Perfect wind for where I needed to be and he showed for his appointment. I let the arrow fly at 5:05 gave it an hour and he was lying about 40 or 50 yards from contact. He was the only buck I was interested in at this point in the season and I got him on the first sit. Sometimes things work out.
  22. 29 points
    I just arrived home after a great ten-day bowhunting vacation at the Scent Crusher Ranch in Rock Kansas. I was there with three other Scent Crusher Staff members and we had a blast. Two of the four of us took bucks but we all saw lots of deer during our days in the stands. Brian Backer a Scent Crusher Pro-Staff member took a very nice eight point in the 130’s green gross. I was very lucky a week ago today taking a very nice eleven pointer with my compound with a green gross score of 156 1/8”. There is nothing like hunting in the mid-west during the rut. I feel very blessed to have taken such a nice whitetail. I hope everyone else is having a great season this year. To all, happy Thanksgiving. Be safe and good hunting!
  23. 28 points
    My grandfather's shot gun that he left to me but grandma held on to till recently.. jc Higgins Sears n roebuck semi auto 12 gauge 2n3quarter.. I know it's basically worthless but I will hold it dearly and take it out a few times per year as it's a chance to hunt with him in a way again
  24. 27 points
    Just got home from a weekend at the state show. I was pleased to be awarded: Best of show: reproduction fish Best of show: fish mount Best of category: masters division 1st place : masters division for my fish Also decided to bring this deer head last minute and enter it in the commercial division. It ended up winning a 1st place and best of show for the commercial division. Thanks to my customers who allowed me to borrow these mounts and enter them at the show. http://www.jerseyjaystaxidermy.com
  25. 26 points
    A good friend of mine that is a cameraman for hunting shows, took this pic a few nights ago. All credit goes to Justin Mueller.... He's the man.
  26. 26 points
    It took a bit of work, but l was able to find a fishing boat that specialized in recreational fluke fishing when l was in Korea last week. My wife who is Korean called the captain and made reservations for me and her two brothers. We left Seoul at 1:00AM Friday and arrived in Boryeong on the west coast at 4:00AM. We signed in at the boats tackle shop where the mate (who l think was the captains wife) sold us hooks, sinkers, and plastic worms for the trip. We left the dock at about 4:30AM for a 2 hour ride to the fishing grounds. The Korean boats do not have any seats at the rail or inside. The choice was to sit inside on the padded floor or sleep downstairs on a bunk. I opted to sit on the floor inside. Sitting on the floor is part of their culture and customs. When we arrived at the fishing grounds, l was shown how to rig my TriggerX plastic worms Texas style. I did not see Gulp in any of the tackle shops in the fishing village. l asked if they had Gulp and showed them a picture, but they had a puzzled look on their face. Everyone, and l mean everyone on the boat used the same setup consisting of a sinker, hook, and plastic worm. No bait whatsoever. The boat did not have any bait. All rigs used were simple without teasers, glitter and other stuff you frequently see here. No bucktails either. The water was very calm with little to no drift even though we were fishing in 30+ meters of water. I started jigging my usual fast way when all of a sudden the woman mate starts yelling "cheoncheonhi cheoncheonhi" which means "slow down" in Korean. She grabs my arm and shows me how to slowly lift the rod up and slowly take it to the bottom in a slow and deliberate motion. Everytime l reverted back to my NJ style of fast jigging, l heard the dreaded cheoncheonhi cheoncheonhi words and finally gave up and started fishing their way. I eventually got the hang of it and boated 4 fluke and a few other fish they call rockfish that look a bit like an NJ seabass. The crew was very helpful. If my plastic worm wasn't rigged right, they took it off the hook and rigged it to their standards all day. The fishing was a bit slow, but just about every flounder was well above the NJ keeper size. AFAIK, there are not any size restrictions or bag limits, but l did not confirm this. My fluke were in the 4 to 6 lb range. The captain says that 80cm (32 inches) are fairly common there. I'd estimate that the biggest fish caught the day l fished was 8lbs or so. The day l fished was during a heatwave. It was really hot. It was a different kind of hot than in NJ and very uncomfortable to fish in. We didn't return to the dock until 6:00 PM which made it a 13+ hour trip. Even with the extreme weather, hardly anyone took a break and they fished hard all day. The boat provided lunch consisting of traditional Korean cuisine. Everyone gathered around the stern and ate lunch at the same time and went right back to the rail to fish. These people came to fish and catch fish. They didn't stuff their faces with Wawa sandwiches and potato chips all day, drink alcohol, bust balls, or engage in unnecessary BS. They were 100% focused on fishing. All fish were tagged and kept in a community cooler. There were multiple fish markets at the dock where fish could be cleaned and prepared for a nominal fee. We had our fluke made into sashimi that was unbelievable. It was far better than anything l ever had in a sushi restaurant. Many took their fish home whole. Another difference was that everyone is required to wear a life preserver vest. Everyone also had to show lD on the boat. They required me to have my passport. One notable feature of the Korean boats that l like is that the exhaust pipe is center ship up high. This allows one to fish the stern without inhaling diesel fumes when power drifting or when the vessel is moving. It makes a big difference. They do not use sunscreen much there. Most wore long fishing pants, long sleeve fishing shirts, face covers and hats to protect against the sun. Tipping is not customary in restaurants or for other services in Korea. The mate was very surprised that l gave her a tip for the great service. The captain enjoyed having a foreign tourist on the boat and mentioned me in his fishing report. Link to captains fishing report of my trip: (use the translate feature in Google chrome or other browser) https://m.blog.naver.com/PostView.nhn?blogId=kdb0801012&logNo=221611391151&navType=tl Next trip l will bring some bucktails and Gulp to see if it makes a difference. I was really surprised that everyone used the exact same Plain Jane rig without any bait....just a plastic worm. With the slow drift, nobody casted either. I had a great time. It was interesting to compare and contrast the fishing methods between two geographic regions of the world. If you're ever in Korea and want to fish, l recommend calling Captain Kim Dong-baek at 010-6621-8968. He will definitely put you on the meat. Captains blog: (use translate feature in browser) https://m.blog.naver.com/PostList.nhn?blogId=kdb0801012 Attached are some photos of boat, fishing village, and sashimi etc.
  27. 26 points
    Pics and story to follow tonight when back home. Awesome sit tonight... Just dropped the buck off at the butcher after checking it in at Gyp's....Sat tonight in my spot where I have passed up some good but young bucks in zone 13 this fall. Three 4 pointers passed at 50 yards at 4pm and it was quiet...With literally 6 minutes left of legal shooting light left a good buck shows at 60 yards. Squeezed off the accutip with the 220 and the buck was down. Closer inspection of the deer revealed his rear leg and hoof to have a severe injury. It appears that he was hit by a car perhaps a month or 2 ago. Because of the leg injury the buck only weighed in at 109 lbs. When brought to the butcher it was evident that the leg and rear of the buck had nothing left and was emaciated. Solid buck that I am fortunate to have taken. Apologies for the delay in posting. LMAO at the comments, all similar to what I have said to other guys! This was literally the first chance to do so.
  28. 26 points
    Today I started out on the water with buck 154 duck hunting and ended the day with a last hour hunt in the woods. We ended the water hunt with 6 ducks and some misses and a bunch of laughing and I ended the woods hunt with a busted up 5 pointer. Had a great day enjoying the Woods & Water. ( See what I did there)
  29. 25 points
    The morning started slow but picked up with several decent 8 pointers checking the does but I passed on them because there are some bigger bucks on my camera. I had high hopes for the afternoon. At about 5:40 a nice but came into my area. I only had about 5-10 seconds to get a look at him before he turned and walked out of sight. I immediately grunted but I thought he was gone for good. Ten minutes later, I saw him hanging up about 70 yards out in heavy cover. I mixed in a few bleats with the grunts and he came looking....and that was his last mistake. It was a heart shot and he only ran about 60 yards. I didn’t get a great look at his rack but I thought he was bigger from my earlier glance. Oh well, he’s not my biggest, but im ok with him. Maybe the big boys on film will pay me a visit during the muzzleloader or gun season. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  30. 25 points
    Like I posted yesterday, it was truly an incredible experience to double up on 2 mature gobblers with my son. To capture what happened next on trail camera is a bit surreal.........The shots were at 3:49 and both birds were down with feet up and doing the flop in the first pic. At 3:51, a fox comes running from the woods into the field and starts to grab the gobbler that was down on the left and is seen dragging it away by it's head in the last pic.... UNTIL.................. My son runs out of the blind to scare off the fox and It took off with lightning speed, letting go of the bird..... Pretty cool sequence captured on the Moultrie! The link to the hunt thread is attached below the pics......
  31. 25 points
    Bucket list complete. Thank you Joe snook Marco Island Florida. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  32. 25 points
    Madison Rose has arrived. 7lb 7oz. 19"! Mom and baby are doing great!
  33. 24 points
    Yeah okay. Lol. I might get one more in there.
  34. 23 points
    The first time I went to New York City the Twin Towers where my first place I visited so I always loved them. I was in the Twin Towers August 22nd on my birthday 20 days before they came down. I returned to the towers 20 days after they came down to help feed and hydrate the recovery teams searching for the deceased. It was surreal to say the least. So today was my first time back since 911. They have done an amazing job with the new buildings and the memorial.
  35. 23 points
    Amazing how the girls bring the ghosts out...Good 6 pointer was all over this doe a few weeks ago..Never saw him before. On a side note, the new Simmons trail camera won at the W&W Christmas party is awesome. Has not missed a beat, even with the extreme temps...
  36. 23 points
    We spent Christmas visiting family in Colorado. During breakfast they asked if we wanted TAYLOR HAM with our eggs.
  37. 22 points
    Well I’ve decided to stop lurking and contribute again. I kind of put myself in the timeout chair for almost a year. I put myself in time out because I felt I was getting too worked up over certain topics. Life is too short to for that. I am looking forward to contributing to the forum in a positive way from now on.
  38. 22 points
    My son starts kindergarten tomorrow so I took this week off to spend the day with him today and see him get on/off the bus this week... He wanted to go out on the boat and go fishing so why not let's go, we went to lake musconetcong this morning, picked up a few good bass but it was tough picking plus no wind, hot, and I could see that he was getting board after three hours. Place is chocked with weeds so not really a place for him to fish so I said let's go, loaded the boat up and headed to hopatcong. Much better water on hopatcong and we caught a few good ones there too but he loved messing around with the boat rides in-between fishing spots...can't believe how fast they really grow up and tomorrow let the fun begin for all of us hahaha..
  39. 22 points
  40. 22 points
    SEEMS like a lifetime since boat was where it belongs. .
  41. 22 points
    Ran out solo 40 miles from manasquan. Had a fun day with the Bluefin. Kept this fat one ...53" 90 lbs. Had a hard time finding the under fish. Everyone one was about this size. Oh yeah ,Lillian was covered with life.
  42. 22 points
    We went out with mark on Blue Runner Sportfishing for an over night tuna trip Friday night into Saturday night. All I can say is if you guys are looking for a charter boat with the best captain and crew in NJ book with them. We had an epic trip we hooked up to 11 big eye’s at once and were able to land 8. They were from 100-140 pounds. We picked through mahi all day and yellowfin. We kept the 12 mahi and kept 5 yellowfin biggest was 60 pounds. Just an amazing trip To say the least. I’ve been fishing with mark for 10 years and will keep it going too notch captian and guy, extremely knowledgeable And nice. Here is some pictures.
  43. 22 points
    Just finished this pheasant mount. I dont get to do many standing birds- most guys like them flying. Nice for a change. I love this standing pose. http://www.jerseyjaystaxidermy.com
  44. 22 points
    Camping in Stokes for the week. Had to drive home yesterday afternoon to get my son as we are down a car this week. He has to work Friday so we had today and tomorrow together. Got into camp at about 830 last night. Watched a movie and talked late into the night. Slept in with an afternoon hunt planned. Got in the woods at about 2, and put my climber in a tree next to his ladder stand because that was plan. He shot a 5 pointer at 4. Thank you Lord for the gifts of the outdoors that you have provided and thank you for a chance at making lasting memories. Baked ziti by the fire.
  45. 21 points
    Bow hunting in the morning & afternoon with a youth pheasant hunt squeezed in between! Junior cleaned his own birds 🐦 & cooked up the breasts himself as well. I’m trying to raise him up in the right. We passed plenty of deer 🦌 today, just didn’t see any shooter/target bucks.
  46. 21 points
    Perfect weather, track is a little muddy from the rain last night. Drying up nicely now. Some before, during, and after pics.
  47. 21 points
    Tried out a new spot that I quick scouted two Sundays ago. Nothing to speak of and didn't expect much, but a beautiful piece of woods for sure until I managed to get myself surrounded by swamp. Saw a cool frog while traversing the swamps of South Jersey. Moved to spot two where the other day while ground hog huntin me and the wife saw a nice tom with a hen. I was pretty sure I knew this bird even though he didn't have his limp this year. Last year he was very noticeable as he limped around like a peg legged pirate, hence the name club foot. Me and the wife chased him around last season, but never sealed the deal. There isn't many turkeys in this area, but I had a feeling it was him. Not in the mood to write a novel, so long story short it was him....
  48. 21 points
  49. 21 points
    I posted a few pics of this guy in one of the live hunt threads when I first got him but figured I’d share the story. Let me start by saying I’ve hunted hard and long this season. I’ve put countless hours in the stand chasing two specific bucks in two different zones. The other was a giant 8 that I never saw in my stand but did see on foot back on 11/10. I jumped out of my stand early and went to go take a peak at a close-by overgrown field. Don’t you know that SOB was coming straight at me tailing a doe. I got set up and waited but he didn’t follow the script. After waiting what felt like an eternity (6 or 7 minutes), I ended up seeing him go back out in the direction from where he came. I drew my bow and waited for an opening. I had him at 40 yards. Unfortunately he saw me too, and as soon as I hit my release, he ducked my arrow and took off like a bolt of lightning. Only then i realized there was another buck back behind him that he was probably going back to fight off. I was fortunate that it was a clean miss. I had this deer last year as a solid 7, and I hope he makes it through another year. I hunt small suburban patches of woods and in this particular spot, after the rut and the leaves are off the trees, the deer are much more sparse. So until next year......First two pics are him. Anyway, fast forward up to the first day of December. I was home and spent the morning catching up from not being home the previous weekend (in PA for a couple days of rifle), and doing some stuff to get ahead for the upcoming week of shotgun here in NJ. My wife took both kids to a birthday party and after looking at the weather, I knew I had to give it one more shot. I got out to my spot around 1 and shortly after I was getting rained on. I expected it though with a decent size front pushing in with some patchy light rain in the afternoon and good rain coming in shortly after dark. Before I even got all the way up the tree in my climber, I had a button buck walking under me. It was a good sign and I was hopeful for good movement. My first pic of the deer I was after came the last week of October. After that he was visible with consistent enough pics day and night. It was the rut, so I couldn’t come up with a specific pattern but there were noticeably more daytime pics of him when the moon was small. Just so happens, we were approaching a new moon. Well, I watched a fair amount of deer that night when off in the distance I got a glimpse of horn quartering away in the brush about 75 yards out. 10 minutes later and a 6 pt popped out within range. Maybe that was the deer I saw but I really though what I saw was bigger. He browsed for a few when I looked over and saw this guy standing there assessing the situation. He walked away and then back, and went out of range and back again. Definitely toying with my emotions. Eventually he made his way to the 6 pt and they started tangling horns. I was having a hard time getting a clear shot since I was in my climber and had no specific shooting lanes. Just picked a tree that worked with the wind and crossed my fingers. Eventually I had a quartering to shot that was tough but I was able to sneak the arrow between two trees and into the vitals. All jacked up on adrenaline, I climbed down to check out my arrow. Once I hit the ground and took my climber off the tree, I realized I left my quiver 20+ feet up. So after I climbed back up and then down, I finally went over and looked at the arrow. I had solid blood but also body cavity fluid. No guts, but fluid. As soon as I saw that, I backed straight out. Didn’t take one step in the direction I last saw him. I figured if he was dead then, he would still be dead in the morning. A mere 13 hours later I was staring out the window waiting for the sun to come up. I had one of my buddies pick me up and off we went. Got to the spot and headed in the direction I had last seen the deer. He was only about 20 yards further lying against a big log. The rest is history. He’s not the tallest or widest but he does have some mass. A good mature buck and a solid adversary. His right side brow is broken and he had a split G2 on the left that was also broken off. I had a similar buck at the same spot a couple years ago but the split G2 was on the opposite side. Could it be the same deer? I’m not sure but definitely the same genes. Check out the pick from 2016 and let me know what you think.
  50. 21 points
    Been swamped with work and kids so not much time to hunt lately. Had a few hours to kill on Saturday so decided to make the 220 mile round trip drive to my spot in PA to get in a few hours for the afternoon hunt. Arrived at 1:30pm, constant rain started at 1:45. Pretty miserable sitting in cold rain the whole day with not a deer in sight. However, at 5 minutes before legal shooting time this buck and 8 does came in to the field I was hunting. Neighboring hunters must've kicked them up when leaving the woods as the deer were running full bore through the field. The does continued running but, unfortunately for him, this buck stopped at 200 yards facing away from me. Shot with my 7mm-08 using 120 Nosler ballistic tips loaded to 3150 fps. Aimed for the boiler room but shot was a little high so hit the shoulders which dropped him in his tracks.
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