Carbon Express Arrows
Awesome last day
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Scrappy 29-Nov-17
ohiohunter 29-Nov-17
bowhunter24 29-Nov-17
Scoot 29-Nov-17
GhostBird 29-Nov-17
GotBowAz 29-Nov-17
Rancher 29-Nov-17
Paul@thefort 29-Nov-17
T Mac 29-Nov-17
dg72a 29-Nov-17
BigOk 29-Nov-17
rooster 29-Nov-17
Jack Harris 29-Nov-17
Paul 29-Nov-17
Jaquomo 29-Nov-17
Scrappy 29-Nov-17
Scrappy 29-Nov-17
Scrappy 29-Nov-17
Brotsky 29-Nov-17
Southern draw 29-Nov-17
drycreek 29-Nov-17
sitO 29-Nov-17
lewis 29-Nov-17
Hawkeye 29-Nov-17
APauls 29-Nov-17
Bill Obeid 29-Nov-17
Scrappy 29-Nov-17
JW 29-Nov-17
HUNT MAN 29-Nov-17
t-roy 29-Nov-17
Bowboy 29-Nov-17
orionsbrother 30-Nov-17
mattandersen 30-Nov-17
Franzen 30-Nov-17
Bullhound 30-Nov-17
Nick Muche 30-Nov-17
Scrappy 30-Nov-17
Scrappy 30-Nov-17
Mark Watkins 30-Nov-17
deerslayer 30-Nov-17
Lark Bunting 30-Nov-17
From: Scrappy
29-Nov-17

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Scrappy's embedded Photo
Scrappy's embedded Photo
Scrappy's embedded Photo

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As you can see in the photo I got one. This bucks story starts two weeks prior to the day I shot him. In the youtube video you can see i was hunting with my old trusty carry-lite decoy. I had him in bow range for about 10 minutes that morning. At that point in my vacation i was still looking for something bigger so I let him walk with no regrets. I had an absolute blast while hunting this year's rut with a ton of encounters with great bucks, just not that iowa giant.

So fast forward to my next to last day of vacation and at about 1:30 in the afternoon I see a fawn up moving around at about 50 yards away. I'm sitting right in the middle of a bedding area with my scent blowing down a washout leading to a creek. Deer can't get behind me in this spot, the only down side is you can't get down until the deer leave for the evening. In other words pack a lunch, which is no problem cause I been sitting dark to dark since November 3. Ok back to the fawn, the reason she was up is because the the buck from the video is pushing her and all the other deer out of my bedding area. As soon as I saw him i said game on. The fawn goes down in a ditch and he follows now I think this is a done deal. They will come out and be in bow range. NOT,, she goes down the ditch and comes out on the same side she went in on. Needless to say I was left all alone for the rest of the day in my bedding area while I watched him and other bucks run the fawn ragged out in the pasture.

Now we are down to the last half day of hunting, I chose to stay in that bedding area but moved to another tree about 100 yards away. Started out good with deer coming from multiple directions until the coyotes bumped all the deer out. Only had one small buck come by the rest of the morning but I could catch a glimpse of deer every now and then up in that same pasture from the day before. I called it about 12:30 and sent the Misses a text that I was done and coming home. Not exactly tag soup cause I still can hunt a few days on that tag during the late season.

Got down and all packed up to leave but instead of dropping down in the washout to leave I decided to go look in the pasture. I told myself if he was out there I would go shoot him.

Well what do you know he is out there with a fawn and about 12 other deer down by the creek at about 250 yards away. Ok here we go again GAME ON. I drop the pack and grab what i need out of it. I back up and get in the creek to close the distance. Got to 100 yards and peak out of the creek and they are all bedded down by the creek. At this point i cant get any closer. While I'm waiting for the deer to make the next move some of them has gotten up and moved up the hill some. The fawn got up and the buck did as well didn't come any closer but didn't move away either. All are bedded again and I still have no move. All of the sudden all are up and nervous, a doe is above me on the bluff looking right at me. She is down wind and it is GAME OVER. Most of the deer are moving away now but the fawn stays put as well as the buck. To my surprise the doe behind walks away, I couldn't believe it, not only that but now I can move on down the creek. Getting closer now and the mud has gotten to bad to be quiete, the bank is to full of leaves to be quite with my boots on. WELL IODIOT TAKE THEM OFF.

So here we go on our final stalk, I think I'm as close as I can get without getting busted so I try to climb the bank. Get about half way up and see a spike laying 30 yards away looking right at me. Yup GAME OVER again. While I'm trying to become a clod of dirt to try and fool this spike the buck gets up and moves a little closer and beds again. He is now at 45 yards. As time goes by the spike never spooks but never takes his eyes off me either, so I range a few spots and wait.

The next events happen fast as they always do. I'm half standing half laying half way up this cliff bank when I get this sinking feeling " you know like really sinking" ya I'm falling cause the dirt is giving out under me. A big chunk of dirt falls, the spike turns his head to look at the buck like he always does when the buck gets up, and sure enough the buck is up starring straight at me. Can you say GAME OVER one more time.

Can anyone guess who saved the day? If you guessed the spike you win the blue ribbon. He gets up and moves toward the bucks fawn he is tending causing the buck to forget about me and go after him. Now i have my bow in hand and buck at forty broad side, which is a long poke for me. I come to full draw and my sites move across the buck and I almost punch the trigger sending an arrow out into space. It was real bad. I said calm down and count your pins, you got this with all the time in the world. Every star in the world has lined up for you to take this buck, don't flub it up now. I execute the shot and immediately get that bad feeling that i just screwed it up hitting high and back. As i watch him run away I about loose it until he stops at about 150 yards then stumbles side ways and he is down.

Wow that was way longer winded than I was going write. Some of you guys have been watching some of my other threads so you know I have been having a blast. Thanks for reading and for those still out there don't give up until the end.

Oh ya on a side note I killed my buck last year on my last day to hunt at 3 pm. I killed him this year at 2 pm on my last day to hunt.

From: ohiohunter
29-Nov-17
Congrats, heck of a nice buck and quite the story to boot!

From: bowhunter24
29-Nov-17
Patience, you have it sir well done!

From: Scoot
29-Nov-17
Congrats Scrappy!

From: GhostBird
29-Nov-17
Congratulations... nice one.

From: GotBowAz
29-Nov-17
Nice job Scrappy, way to stick with it! Beautiful buck. so many things nearly went wrong. Seems to me you beat the heck out of ole Murphy this round. LOL

From: Rancher
29-Nov-17
Great story,thanks for posting.

From: Paul@thefort
29-Nov-17
the positive about killing the last day it that you can hunt the WHOLE season. Great story.

my best, Paul

From: T Mac
29-Nov-17
Great buck and story well done and congrats Scrappy!

From: dg72a
29-Nov-17
Wow! Congrats.

From: BigOk
29-Nov-17
Nice deer and story, congrats.

From: rooster
29-Nov-17
Congratulations! What was up with your bucks left front leg?

From: Jack Harris
29-Nov-17
Congrats on a great buck!

From: Paul
29-Nov-17
Super deer well done thanks for the story .

From: Jaquomo
29-Nov-17
Great buck and good job sticking with it! I earned the nickname "Last Minute Louie" for a reason, so I can sure relate.

From: Scrappy
29-Nov-17
Rooster his left knee was all swollen.

From: Scrappy
29-Nov-17
Jaquomo, I also shot my late season buck last year on the last morning of the season. So I guess I'm making a habit of it as well.

From: Scrappy
29-Nov-17
Paul@thefort I like to think of as getting my money's worth out of each tag.

From: Brotsky
29-Nov-17
Nothing sweeter than killing a buck on the last day of your hunt! You got to hunt the entire time and take home your trophy! Congrats Scrappy! Well done!

29-Nov-17
Congrats ! thanks for the story

From: drycreek
29-Nov-17
That’s a really nice buck scrappy ! You’re getting better each year. Hell, you may kill one in the morning on the last day next year.....

At least old Carry Lite can get some rest now !

29-Nov-17
Scrappy, That is just great! Cool story and a well deserved trophy. You had more decoy encounters this season than I have had in total!

Very happy for you!

From: sitO
29-Nov-17
Nice! I shot my first buck on the last day of the bow season a few years back...after hunting 50+ days...nothing feels better, congrats!

From: lewis
29-Nov-17
Congrats great story any you sure got your money’s worth out of that tag great buck as well Lewis

From: Hawkeye
29-Nov-17
One of the best stories I've ever read on Bowsite! Great buck and what an incredible hunt. A bowsiter said a few weeks ago, " When it's meant to be you CANT screw it up. even if you try!" Unbelievable series of events and one heck of a buck. Well done sir!

From: APauls
29-Nov-17
So awesome, what a STORY!! Congrats such a cool event

From: Bill Obeid
29-Nov-17
Great job..... you earned him ! Congrats on a wonderful season

From: Scrappy
29-Nov-17
Thanks guys I still feel like the luckiest bowhunter alive.

From: JW
29-Nov-17
Great buck Scrappy! Congrats!

29-Nov-17
Maybe a little luck, but mostly you!

From: HUNT MAN
29-Nov-17
That was a great story and way to end a awesome season. Congrats ! Hunt

From: t-roy
29-Nov-17
It IS game over now! Congrats Scrappy!

From: Bowboy
29-Nov-17
Congrats on a great buck.

30-Nov-17
Congrats! Nice buck.

From: mattandersen
30-Nov-17
Stud buck! Congrats man!

From: Franzen
30-Nov-17
Way to make things happen Scrappy. Nice!

From: Bullhound
30-Nov-17
wow, very good read!!! Congrats on a great time and a great deer!!!

From: Nick Muche
30-Nov-17
That's great man! I'd rather kill one on the last hour of the last day I could hunt than on the first hour of the first day, Congrats!

From: Scrappy
30-Nov-17
Nick I agree whole heartedly but my job and some times my wife would prefer I kill a little earlier at times. Actually this whole job thing sure gets in the way of my life now that I think about it.

From: Scrappy
30-Nov-17

Scrappy's embedded Photo
Scrappy's embedded Photo
Looking through some of the pics i took and this one jumped out at me. I dont think he likes my decoy either.

From: Mark Watkins
30-Nov-17
Great buck, great story!!

Congrats!!!

Mark

From: deerslayer
30-Nov-17
That's awesome, great job!

From: Lark Bunting
30-Nov-17
Awesome story and congratulations! I must say though, that looks like a manicured lawn or a public park in the back ground!

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