Buck in the back yard - Deer Hunting Forums

Go Back   Deer Hunting Forums > Hunting Forums > The Lodge
The Lodge Meet other hunters and share hunting stories, tips, and tricks.

Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-23-2010, 10:46 AM
timetohunt's Avatar
B&C 120 Class
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Central, NY
Posts: 388
Default Buck in the back yard

Satruday was opening day of gun season here in New York, Also marking the end of Archery season and the first year in the past five I have not harvested a deer with my bow. The only deer I saw saturday was a doe and not having a doe tag had to let her walk by. Sunday morning I woke up to get stoke the fire, looked out back and saw a nice buck in the dim light. As it got bright the nice buck turned into a very nice buck. I woke my wife and brother up so they could see him. He slowly worked his way across my yard and around my house following a big doe. He was a gorgeous 9 point, one of the biggest wild bucks I have seen. There was that temptation to shoot him, it was close to legal shooting time with plenty of light...

End of the story was I let him walk and filed it away as a nice memory. The only bucks I have harvested were 3 pointers. I didn't want my first big buck to be shot from the house, that just dosen't satisfy the hunter within me. Maybe I'll run into him in the woods if he lives though the week.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-23-2010, 12:05 PM
tator's Avatar
B&C 180 Class
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: North-Central Missouri
Posts: 3,258

wow, that would be hard for me to do! now granted, i live out in the country, so it may be a little different... my back yard is about 30+ acres!
James 1:2-8
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-26-2010, 08:42 PM
rdrader2002's Avatar
B&C 140 Class
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 824

Your story reminds me of a "story" told by one of the game wardens here in the county. On the edge of town, there lives an 80+ year old grandmother. Her property sits just outside the city limits so she's not bound by any of the city regulations concerning the discharge of a firearm. To make a long story short, there's a nice pasture out of her bathroom window so during hunting season she's "taking care of business" while taking care of business. I'll let y'all figure it out.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Top Posters
Hunting Man8368
joel the signman3608
hunt NH1203
Food Plots
Hot Coffee Hunter
Food Plots

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:43 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1