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Well this morning set up have a cow of a doe come in with two fawns at 6:40, doe comes head on and keeps looking up by the time I can get my crossbow up, shes really skittish turns broadside edge of neighbors backyard, I decide not to take the shot. Didn’t realize until 12:30 when I had lunch in the house the snort I heard behind me when the doe was skittish thought I imagined turns out a 3 point buck has been on cam scaring does off. Well I get back in stand at 2pm. Meanwhile I literally watched one neighbor clean his pool for 4 hours making loud noises ect. Well 4pm comes around big doe comes back with two fawns this time from the swamp gets to edge of my yard I’m ready, neighbors talking loud rain picks up and after 15 minutes of waiting doe never came in. Now it’s raining good I figure 5:30 other deer will show up. 4:30 lone doe comes straight in to me, I set up for the shot it’s body is kinda curved pretty much quartering away. Take the shot 15 yards hit a little back, deer takes off full speed up the yard around my boat then turns jumps the neighbors hedges and runs down the hedges almost back to my stand, gets 30 yards into the swamp and piles up. I got my boots full of mud dragging her out but happy I got one for the freezer and can hunt for my target buck. Doe was on the small size but backyard hunting neighbors can screw things up often and I can’t tell them to sit in their house all day lol.


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