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Old 01-05-2013, 10:18 PM
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My friend and I went into an area we were slightly familiar with. I could not find a good tree, finally climbed up one, dropped my gear bag from 15 feet, climbed down, climbed back up, and realized the tree was on the "dead" side. Sent my friend a text saying basically "screw this area I am getting down looking for a new set (since it was now light)". 10 minutes later four does walked through some thickets, I raised my gun, shot at a doe that stopped perfectly in a lane. I hear a voice asking if I got it. After all the trials of the morning, I had set up about 80-90 yards from my friend. Anyway, I get down to look for blood and he comes over. He decides to walk through a bottom area and back around to the direction my deer ran. BOOM!!! He shoots. I hear him whistle and walk into the bottom to find a doe down. I think it is his, go back and start looking for blood where I shot at the doe. He yells over to me the deer in the bottom is the one I shot. He shot one too on a ridge leading to the bottom. After a miserable start, we ended the last day of gun season with 2 does down about 1 1/2 hours after LST. Unfortunately, his was 10#'s heavier than mine which he has already reminded of me 5 times. I used a new slug this season after hitting an 11 pointer pretty good last year with Hornady SSt's and losing the deer only to find it the next morning eaten by coyotes. The new slugs Winchester Dual Bonds did the trick at around 55 yards.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:52 AM
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Congrats on the success scruggs!!!!!!!
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:16 PM
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There you go !!! good ending
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:47 AM
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:11 AM
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Somedays when everything goes wrong you just gotta stay alert and vigilant.I remember two yrs ago on my property thinking there wasnt a deer within 10 miles of me,turned my head and there was a nice 8pt.Game over it only takes an instant.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:12 AM
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congrats--- I know your feeling man. I can't tell you how many times I'll be confident in a hunting spot and then when I get there and set up it just does NOT feel right to me and I'll have wished I went somewhere else. It happens. I also will plan on hunting one particualr stand ALL day long and then at the last moment on my way to the field, I'll go to another stand. Don't know why, but it just happens.

Congrats on the meat!
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