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About Lou.D

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    Lawrenceville, NJ

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  1. Lou.D

    First Buck...Its about Damn Time!

    Stoked thanks guys 👍🏻👍🏻
  2. Lou.D

    12/1 bow buck

    Love those tight racked bucks! Congratulations on a good one! Its amazing how he would even rub with how close he is up front 👍🏻
  3. Long winded but happy! **** Late post, but I finally connected on my first buck after 7 years of bowhunting! Many, many, many hours in the stand and just as many encounters with small bucks and missed opportunities with shooters finally culminated into this right here. A little background, I dont come from a hunting family, so in 2011 when I decided to make the plunge into harvesting my own meat, I knew I had my work cut out for me. It took 4 hard seasons on public land learning to hunt alone and A TON of help from you guys on the forum for me to take a doe with my bow. Since then, I have learned to read sign and become a better hunter, but never sealed the deal on a good buck. I have been on a somewhat doe warpath since, killing between 2 and 4 in the past 3 seasons. Every year however my buck scrutiny has grown... I would always pass on small bucks in hopes of a shooter. I would always say I've waited this long. I cant take a spike now haha. This is no way a bash on shooting small bucks, it was mearly me tryingto persevere and be patient for one I would be proud to punch my tag on after so many seasons of tag soup. I am incredibly happy and proud to call this buck my own and he will be remembered forever with me and my family. The setup: I went into a spot that I gained access to blind. Look on Google maps to zero in on a desirable spot to set up. Found a nice funnel to a creek crossing that i positioned my climber on. Saw a ton of doe and small bucks in the 6 hour sit. In the final minutes of shooting light, I began to prep myself to climb down and spotted the buck at about 40 yards making his way to me. It happened so fast I didn't even have time to think. He walked the trail on a sting leaving me with a 20 yard quartering away shot. Double lunged and down in 50 yards. He didn't make it easy making a be-line into a swampy thicket. Thanks the help of my buddy we had a long drag ahead of us but it was well worth it! Thank you to all on this sight for the great content and help for us young guys learning and keeping this tradition alive! -Lou
  4. Lou.D

    Let's See Your DIY Mounts

    Just finished cleaning this guy up! My first buck that I harvested during 6 day with my bow. Ill have to start a thread with the story very proud of him. Great work everyone 👍🏻🤙🏼
  5. Lou.D

    He Rubbed One Out

    Possible permission to hunt now?! 🤔
  6. Lou.D

    I don't always see deer on WMA

    Absolute Unit 😳
  7. Lou.D

    Accent wall

    @hammer4reel Looks slick! I have been planning on doing this for my basement shop wall. Did you compile reclaimed wood, or buy the wood? Just curious how much it cost for that size area.
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    Here is a stud for ya
  9. @Roon nice lookin steaks! Thanks I wish I had a pic in my original post of my work. That is how I like them looking aswell. Glad im not out of line on my trimming. I agree with the above opinions. Thanks guys
  10. @mattg1500 Ohhh yeah now your talkin...fresh buttered biscuit on the side and an egg is a breakfast right there 👍🏻👍🏻
  11. Okay thanks for the responses guys 👍🏻 I personally dont have a grinder, so what I do with any trim that I cut off of main muscle groups, I cube and pack in 1 or 2 lb vac bags for burritos, stews etc. And if i want to dice up for a burger I still have that option.
  12. Hey Everyone, Hope everyone is having a successful season. I have a question for anyone that butchers their own deer. I have always butchered all of my harvests myself. I sometimes feel as though I am trimming to much or in otherwords being to ocd about removing as much silverskin, fat, and gristle. One thing I can say, is that I have never given a piece of my own butched deer away and had a review of "gamey" taste, even to non hunters and new wild game eaters. When im finished it looks like something you would pic up at the store. Its a labor of love and respect to use as much as possible from the animal and a looong day. Just wanted to check if im going overboard. Thanks for the input. -Lou
  13. Lou.D

    I'm Crossing My Fingers

    Lol add me to the list 🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️ and of course I hunted a stand not more than 100yrds from my blind today. Damn wasnt thinkin! Oh well see what happens. Good luck @yoda4x4
  14. Outstanding Buck! Congrats!
  15. Lou.D

    11/13 Check In RAIN

    Will be around 11 and will stay til dark. Im adjustting with the climber hoping tk cut off a good one. Stay dry fellas, good luck