Brother's bow kill

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  1. LoessHillsArcher

    LoessHillsArcher Well-Known Member

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    Posting for Russ "Long story short, having a baby in two weeks, so hunting days were going to be few and far between. I haven't shot my bow all year, been busy with work and cattle and family. I just bought my tag last night, dusted off the bow, and shot at 20yds since I knew where I wanted to go I was only going to get a 20 yard shot. It was still dead on.

    Got set this morning a little later than I wanted to (the walk in took a lot longer than I had thought). This spot is in the bedding area, so the plan was to sit all day. About 745-800 two bucks are walking the standing corn edge right to me but down wind. I didn't get the greatest look at them but thought the first one looked pretty nice. They were a little on edge and sniffing the air but carried on to my shooting lane. I let the arrow fly and just missed over his back (he ducked pretty hard). They stayed within 60 yards for the next 10-15 minutes so I got a better look at them. The one I missed was a nice ten, hell of a three year old that I really didn't need to shoot anyway. lol

    They walked off and for the next two hours I had 15 doe/fawn file by on a 20 yard trail...if they were bucks it would be a chip shot.
    It was 10:00 and I started digging in my pack for my sandwich, all of a sudden I hear a few grunts coming down the trail. Look down and didn't need the binoculars to know it was a big one. He followed the same path all the other deer took, it was picture perfect and I made this shot count. He ran 40-50 yards and died.

    We put the tape to him and got a gross of 192" with 17 scoreable points."

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    2015 - one encounter with this buck under my stand at 5yds in Late November
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  3. Daver

    Daver PMA Member

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    Giant! Great buck! Congrats!!
     
  4. arm

    arm Leg

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    "Lemme dust off my bow and go shoot a giant," he says. Awesome!
     
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    What a tank! Amazing how quick those long tines add up!
     
  6. LoessHillsArcher

    LoessHillsArcher Well-Known Member

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    When we had pictures of him we thought 170s pretty easy. Then on the ground thought about the same. Then put the tape to the tines and 14"+ G2s make up some inches quick, we about crapped when we taped him out. Didn't believe it so I taped him and got 1" bigger. haha Then heald him up to some other bucks on the wall and ya, he looked real large then!
     
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    Congrats Russ on a stud.
     
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    bradley triplebeam

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    Awesome buck!
     
  9. LYON

    LYON PMA Member

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    What a stud! I'll go dust off the old bow, hunt for 3 hours and shoot a 190.... :rolleyes: Heck of a deer, Congrats!
     
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    What an awesome trophy. Buck of a lifetime to most people. A nice extra bonus to have some live pics of him too.
     
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    Ishi Hang & Hunt Enthusiast

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    Wow!! Great deer ..... let the games begin
     
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    meyeri PMA Member

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    Awesome, that miss worked out pretty good for him! Cool story and neat to see how he progressed through the years!
     
  13. sep0667

    sep0667 Land of the Whitetail

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    Wow, awesome deer, love the left g-2.

    Does it get any easier than that lol? Dust off the bow, shoot a couple shots at 20 yards, go hunt the next morning and have a 190 come walk down the trail at 20 yards.
     
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    Great buck!!! and history to boot! Congrats!
     
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    Great buck and story! Congrats. Not very often you get a buck like that with history to boot!
     
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    Incredible buck Russ! You guys definitely put in the work over the years so even though that hunt particular hunt was short I know you guys put in a ton of time and effort into habitat improvement and passing the young ones so they can get to be 190 inch giants! Congrats!
     
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    When it happens - it just happens. Way to make the moment count Russ. That buck is a superb whitetail.
     
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    Heck of a deer! Way to regroup and seal the deal on this giant!
     
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    WOW!! WHAT A TOAD! No surprise, well done!!!
     
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    Wow! He blew up this year! Congrats on a beast of a buck in crunch time!
     
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    Wow Way to make it happen in such a short time in the stand. Awesome buck
     

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