9/29 NJ... 5 3/8" bases... Good buck for my area. 165# dressed. Shot out of a stand I hung in 2006, that never produced. Only one scouting mission 2 weeks prior that saw some acorns dropping in a very sparse year for acorns, and a buck rub. Waited for first cold morning and this guy surprised me.
Not a whitetail harvest, but it happened while hunting whitetails so I think you guys will forgive me.
I always keep a predator call in my pocket while bowhunting deer or turkeys--especially when the landowners and neighboring landowners have specifically asked me to try to take a few out when given the chance. It was 16 degrees this morning and it sure seemed like I should have been seeing some deer. Well, no deer, but I did call in a couple of predators for an exciting morning.
I had never before seen a bobcat from the deerstand even though I have gotten a few photos on my trail cams from time to time. (If you knew how many years and how many hunts per year I put in, you'd know that is saying something! :-) )
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November 4th 8:30am. Northeast Ohio 155 gross rough field score. I am posting this from my stand. My son shot it nose to ground 22 yds fast walk bleat would not stop it. I’ve seen 4 bucks not quite big enough. Just had 2 chasing does at 11:08.
A great 4 days of bow hunting in KS. i missed three deer last year, and nearly ran out of arrows. redeemed myself this year. Passed on a great 9 point at 9am on the first day at 20 yards. i figured it was too early to tag out...mistake. spent the next 3 days seeing a lot of deer but nothing big in range. Finally at 9am on the fourth day, this guy came in at 35 yards, and i didn't hesitate this time. Used a three blade mechanical rage broadhead that cut a monster hole. He ran/stumbled about 60 yards and fell dead. huge blood trail. weighed just over 240lbs, and scored 157 5/8ths. has three added scorable points on one of his bases. could be the best deer i'll ever kill with a bow.
I can only hope to land a deer like I've seen in this thread. This is my first season hunting and I managed to get a 4 point with my crossbow. I'm told moving forward I have to go bigger for each deer I harvest. Looking forward to getting back out in the woods for the next one.
11/8: While I was at work, my Dad shot this big 4pt. from my ground blind at 8:05am. His first xbow kill. Unit 3N (Putnam County) in New York. 25yd. shot and he shot him through the base of the neck and the buck dropped right there.
Central Ohio 7:15 this morning chasing does. I've seen 18 bucks from noon yesterday until 9:30 this morning! 14 yard shot 25 yard recovery. Now I'm off to zone 5 in Iowa for 10 days!!!! Great bucks guys!
Last day of the hunt and he came into the decoy just ahead of a big 8 Point. They started fighting out at 55 yards and amazingly the small buck won and drove the bigger buck off. Very frustrating. He got an arrow for his efforts. Don’t let the distortion of the selfie photo fool you - this is a small buck.
I shot this old bruiser on the evening of Nov 14th. I had rattled st 5 pm. At 5:10 he showed up 20 yards behind my stand. He ripped into a big community scrape I seen when walking in. That’s when I let the arrow fly. When the arrow hit him it didn’t pass all the way through. I was really surprised with that. So we decided to wait till yesterday morning to track him. The blood trail was ok but nothing special for the first 70 yards. We actually had lost the blood trail. 40 yards later we picked up blood again. Things were really looking up now as he left blood everywhere. He made it about 200 yards total from the stand.
He is an old bruiser. I don’t know when he broke off his beam on the right side. However his chest and neck had bruising from fighting.
The only part of the arrow that was recovered was 10” of shaft in his chest cavity. Don’t know where the broadhead end or the knock end of the arrow ended up.
Drove 1500 miles from Montana to Kansas and shot this old warrior two hours into my first sit:) He was chasing does with a gored out eye and blood running down his face, phenomenal day in the woods with two shooters around me, thanks Sunflower State!