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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-23-2008, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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What a weekend

This weekend was probley the best hunting weekend i have ever had.Im 30 years old and have been hunting for 16 years and have never shoot a buck.I live in Halifax,Nova Scotia Canada were there is good number of deer just havent had the luck.Well the weekend starts off with a bang.Me and a friend were walking where we were hunting and i thought i saw something move and sure enough it was a deer,better yet it was a 12 pointer, never have i seen a deer like this while hunting just on tv or on the back of a truck.I was so stuned that one hand on the rifle and the other with the binocks i looked at him through the binocks rather then the rifle scope,buck fever.The buck ran and i walked slow and i saw him and fired a shoot and he kept running clean miss but i took the time and looked for sign to make sure there was blood or no blood,clean miss.we hunted there for a while but never saw him again.We went back to the hunting camp for the night and the guys bugged me all night but all in good fun.We woke up in the morning to a snow storm that laid down 30 -40cm of snow maybe more,we got up to the area that we hunt and the dirt roads were just covered and it was making it had to tell the ditch from the road,and the guys were nervous of getting stuck so they wanted to end the hunt and head back home.I was ticked that they wanted to leave so i sad lets hunt the first clearcut thats close to the main road and we did.the walk was crazy some snow was up to your knees,it was blowing hard just misrable.We all went different ways not even 20 mins bang,bang screaming ,yelling,woos and lots of other words my buddy took down the 12 pointed 178 pounds dressed what a monster well three hours later the deer is on the roof,tag cut and the deer is resigsterd,they what to leave and get home,i talked them in to staying for the evening hunt and went down to an old road that i hunted when i was younger.I was wet from the morning drag and should of changed my gear,i froze all afternoon and with a half hour of light out walks the biggest deer i have ever saw in my life time,i put the scope on him, cant see him the scope is fogged up i wipe it and i put it up again gone so im looking hard,there he is put the gun up, im shaking so bad that the crosshairs are going from the legs of the buck up to his back,cant stop shaking watching him for 20 mins putting the gun up on him and just cant stop shaking so i put the gun down and let him walk on.I leave the blind and my buddys are on the road waiting for me and they ask me did you get to see that buck i said yes,the buck had crossed the road before i saw him 14 points they counted.I told them the story they think im crazy for not pulling the trigger but i believe i did the right thing,get him next time.16 years have been hunting and have never had a weekend like this,what a good camp story but bad for my head, hes in my dreams for a lifetime hope you guys enjoy the read i will get a pic up on here of my buddys deer.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-23-2008, 04:12 PM
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Congratulations Brandon.. Sounds like you experienced a Hunt of a Lifetime.

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-23-2008, 04:35 PM
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that should keep you going now.
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-23-2008, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by ronn View Post
that should keep you going now.
Uh yep.. That ought to have you motivated.. Stop shaking so much and then you can show us a pic of your deer.. Breathe.
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-23-2008, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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how do you post pictures? so i can put the deer on here
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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-24-2008, 07:52 PM
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Brandon, we like pictures. Here's what to do to get them on this website. Go to Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket and open an account - it's free. Then download your photos to photobucket (follow their instructions). From there you can post them on this site. I'll help you if you need help, but, for now, get started on photobucket. Good luck.
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-24-2008, 08:32 PM
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What an adventure for you Brandon, pretty exciting. As Onehorse said, I'll help you out too just give a holler.
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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-24-2008, 09:47 PM
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great story too bad ya didnt get em this time but you made the wise choice by not taking an iffy shot.for that you should feel proud

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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-25-2008, 06:07 AM
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That's what keeps us coming back for more. sounds like you had a great weekend. Yea you'll think about that one for some time.
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-25-2008, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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