My very first harvested deer

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  1. ALAN_50501

    ALAN_50501 Member

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    So on Jan 2nd I met jeremy and tyler at McDonalds... drove to our first spot for a sit in the stand.... it was -20 deg with a wind chill of -40!!!!! jthe camera froze up and made it imposible to film any of the hunt... we sat for 1 1/2 hours.... and after not seeing anything.... and frozen feet jeremy and tyler decided that we would have to resort to deer drives. This spot that we were in originially sat in is usually a hot spot and if no deer are moving there then most likley no deer are movin period...

    the first field that we went to is another hot spot... we did 4 different drives on this property and the deer never left the field... just ran circles... somewhere around 30+ deer out of that field.. and a nice 150" buck that jeremy and i jumped on our way to post for the drive but no shots... tyler and jeremy needed helmets and shoulder pads as they were takin turns doing the drives... deer were literally 3 yards away from them!! of course as they didnt have a gun or bow in hand...

    finally as jeremy was struggling on decision making.... deciding how to drive this property best with one driver and one shooter is tough... finally tyler and jeremy decided to just give it a try...

    As jeremy and I were walking to the post 8 deer jumped out of the bottom finger ... jeremy quickly told me to sit down as we were in a good spot but not ideal... if we were to go any further the deer would have left for good... they held up a fence line connecting the two pieces of timber... with tyler on his way i knew that they would turn back to us... after a few mins the deer began runnig back down the hill to the finger of timber ...

    then the show started!!!

    Wave after wave came running out of the timber(around 40 to 50 deer) and all jeremy could hear me sayin was.."this is so cool!!" ... the deer kept comin and all held up by the creek.. about 145 yeards way..

    as the deer started trotting up the hill anywhere between 120 to 140 yard a way i told alan that we woulnt be shooting at those deer because we had 4 coming just right that would give us a shot... then jeremy saw a buck.... jeremy then changed my mind... 130'' 8 point came out of the trees followed by another deer 10 yards behind... jeremy told me to get my gun up and take the shot...

    the deer wasnt moving fast at all but at a slow trot... when I pulled up the gun... I found the first deer that came into the scope... put it on MY shoulder and led him a bit until I was comfortable and squeezed off the shot!!! at first I thought I missed... but as tyler met up with us on top of the hill..Jeremy went to check for blood.... it didnt take long to find the good spray... since jeremy didnt see where the deer was hit... but had a good idea... tyler and jeremy decided to back out and give him an hour or so just in case..jeremy and tyler didnt want to make a mistake and bump his deer and make the track job longer than necessary...

    We drove back to Marshalltown to get jeremy's card for the camera and then out to find the deer!! We knew that there was dark blood and alot of it... with the windchill hoovering around -30 degrees that the deer wouldnt last long at all. Turns out that the deer was this shed antler buck and ran only 80 yards!! jeremy ranged the shot at 135 yards and to make it better... I had DOUBLE LUNGED HIM!!!! This was my very first time at ever getting a shot off on a deer..Tyler and Jeremy gussed him to wiegh around 200lbs dressed


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  3. nannyslayer

    nannyslayer New Member

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    Nice shootin. Congrats on your first!
     
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    Good shooting and congrats
     
  5. Steve-O

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    Congrats on your first deer!
     
  6. muddy

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    great shot.
     
  7. shooter42

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    good shot and congrats!
     
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    glad to see you got one, congrats
     
  9. Liv4Rut

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    Congrats!!
     
  10. zvholk

    zvholk Active Member

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    nice job, congrats
     
  11. Thinkin Rut

    Thinkin Rut PMA Member

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    Way to go!:way:
     
  12. G6

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    Congrats on your first deer, it's one you won't forget. Nice shooting too.
     
  13. bowman

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    The memory of your first deer will last forever! Congrats!:way:
     
  14. JNRBRONC

    JNRBRONC Moderator

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    Congrats on your first deer!
     
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    Agree! Congrats!
     
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    Congrats, you are hooked now. :)
     
  17. Dolph

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    Good job!! Congrats!!
     
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    Great deer, great shot!!
     
  19. KPM

    KPM Life Member

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    Congrats and good shot.
     
  20. JakeWym

    JakeWym Arrow Chucker

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    Great job...sounds like you earned that one.
     
  21. THA4

    THA4 A Few Steps Ahead Of You

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    Nothin like the first time!!!
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    Congrats!!!!
     

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