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Last Day, First Buck
Mule Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Empty Freezer 04-Dec-17
HUNT MAN 04-Dec-17
Brotsky 04-Dec-17
Scar Finga 04-Dec-17
Nick Muche 04-Dec-17
otcWill 04-Dec-17
Treeline 04-Dec-17
Empty Freezer 04-Dec-17
Southern draw 04-Dec-17
Empty Freezer 04-Dec-17
Empty Freezer 04-Dec-17
Empty Freezer 04-Dec-17
Jaquomo 04-Dec-17
Empty Freezer 04-Dec-17
Scoot 04-Dec-17
njbuck 04-Dec-17
Empty Freezer 04-Dec-17
Timbrhuntr 04-Dec-17
BigOk 04-Dec-17
elkmtngear 04-Dec-17
Empty Freezer 04-Dec-17
Z Barebow 04-Dec-17
Empty Freezer 04-Dec-17
Ishpeming 04-Dec-17
tradmt 04-Dec-17
nijimasu 04-Dec-17
Empty Freezer 04-Dec-17
Empty Freezer 04-Dec-17
Hawkeye 04-Dec-17
t-roy 04-Dec-17
Charlie Rehor 04-Dec-17
TD 04-Dec-17
EmbryOklahoma 04-Dec-17
Bowboy 04-Dec-17
Mark Watkins 04-Dec-17
ben yehuda 04-Dec-17
deerslayer 04-Dec-17
Empty Freezer 04-Dec-17
The last savage 05-Dec-17
Wayniac 05-Dec-17
wildwilderness 05-Dec-17
drycreek 05-Dec-17
04-Dec-17

Empty Freezer's embedded Photo
My 3X3
Empty Freezer's embedded Photo
My 3X3
I have mostly been a reader on this site and in complete awe of some of you guys and the hunts you have. It truly is motivating. I hunted all of 2016 in So Cal and never took a shot with my bow. We have an AO, or Archery Only tag in CA that allows you to hunt all year, gun season, archery seasons etc.. I did not come into range of a legal buck. In CA that is a fork horn. Deer in So Cal are heavily pressured through hunting, mountain lions and piss poor management and lots of people. Anyway, 2017 was going to be different. Headed to AZ with 2 buddies for January Javelina & Mule deer hunt, learned a lot but was unsuccessful.

From: HUNT MAN
04-Dec-17
Congrats

From: Brotsky
04-Dec-17
Congrats Dave! Great first buck!

From: Scar Finga
04-Dec-17
Excellent!! Congratulations!

From: Nick Muche
04-Dec-17
Way to go!!

From: otcWill
04-Dec-17
Well done!

From: Treeline
04-Dec-17
Great buck! Congratulations!

04-Dec-17

Empty Freezer's embedded Photo
my view from where I shot
Empty Freezer's embedded Photo
my view from where I shot
Fast forward to Dec 3rd. Last day of the A32 season. I can shoot either a buck or doe. My mind is saying doe, meat in the freezer, no chance a buck on the last day. On Sat Dec 2 nd I went hunting in the AM and saw the 3x3 bust out of the avocado orchard with a bunch of does, about 200 yards ahead of me. So that is where I set up Sunday. The pic is the view I had that day of where I thought they might pass through.

04-Dec-17
Congrats !

04-Dec-17

Empty Freezer's embedded Photo
My Arrow, good sign
Empty Freezer's embedded Photo
My Arrow, good sign
I cant figure out how to add more than one photo so the story may take a couple of entries, sorry about that. At 730 am the 3x3 walks out passed the rolled up fencing at 45 yds, came to full draw and let er fly. Now I'm shooting lighted nocks cuz as I've gotten older its harder to see things. Havin a light attached to something , even in daylight really helps.

04-Dec-17

Empty Freezer's embedded Photo
Spike
Empty Freezer's embedded Photo
Spike
I will put an end to the torture with my story. The craziest thing happened after I shot my buck. About 1 minute later a spike and a fork honed buck show up sniffin around. I'm just standing their next to a tree in camo and this spike walks up to me not 10 ft away and just stares at me. Then the forky walks up about 15 ft away and just stares at me. It was amazing. It was actually good that it happened because it calmed me down and made me wait to go look for my buck. I would have takin off runnin about 2 minutes after I shot him.

04-Dec-17

Empty Freezer's embedded Photo
Forky
Empty Freezer's embedded Photo
Forky

From: Jaquomo
04-Dec-17
Great job! Congratulations! Glad you stuck with it.

04-Dec-17

Empty Freezer's embedded Photo
Empty Freezer's embedded Photo
It truly was an awesome day and I would like to thanks my friends Daniel and Matt who have kept me going after many days, weeks and months with nuttin but an Empty Freezer. "Not Any More" The End Thanks to all the Bowsiters who have taught me so much over the last couple of years.

Dave

From: Scoot
04-Dec-17
Congrats Dave! Persistence is the #1 attribute of successful bowhunters IMO, and it seems you exemplified that with this buck!

From: njbuck
04-Dec-17
Congrats

04-Dec-17

Empty Freezer's embedded Photo
My Favorite Pic
Empty Freezer's embedded Photo
My Favorite Pic

From: Timbrhuntr
04-Dec-17
Congrats and I tell ya their best sense is the one that tells them when a hunter doesn't have a tag !

From: BigOk
04-Dec-17
Congrats

From: elkmtngear
04-Dec-17
Great job, Dave! Here's to many more!

Best of Luck, Jeff

04-Dec-17
Thanks To You All.. Merry Christmas

From: Z Barebow
04-Dec-17
Congrats! That is the beauty of archery. Very rarely are we the "bride". (But when we are, it is AWESOME) If I based success on a dead critter every hunt, I would end up in the insane asylum.

04-Dec-17
These deer are amazing animals. Look at the color of the hide and the antlers and then the brush around him, its no wonder I cant find him until he decides to come and have an avocado sandwich. Mother Nature knows her camo..

From: Ishpeming
04-Dec-17
What kind of orchard is that? Nice deer!

From: tradmt
04-Dec-17
Right on! Looks like a good place to ambush, way to go!

From: nijimasu
04-Dec-17
Gorgeous deer. Congratulations.

04-Dec-17

04-Dec-17
Its an Avacado orchard. One day they seem to like new trees, the next day straight guacamole.. Go Figure. Maybe if I put out chips and margaritas they'll come a runnin.

From: Hawkeye
04-Dec-17
Congrats!

From: t-roy
04-Dec-17
Congrats on your perseverance and your ultimate success, Dave!

04-Dec-17
Great post! Enjoy!

From: TD
04-Dec-17
Yup.... empty freezer no more..... congrats! Nice buck.

04-Dec-17
Congratulations, Dave! Well done man!

From: Bowboy
04-Dec-17
Congrats!

From: Mark Watkins
04-Dec-17
Congrats!!!

Nicely done!!!

Mark

04-Dec-17
Congratulations! Way to get it done!

04-Dec-17
Congrats for sure!

From: deerslayer
04-Dec-17
Gotta change your handle now! Congrats and great job!

04-Dec-17
I'm thinkin my handle is good luck now so i'll hang onto it for a bit until the love wears off.. Thanks Dave

05-Dec-17
Way to go!! Hanging in there till the end!!! Great job and congrats!!,good pics too..

From: Wayniac
05-Dec-17
Congrats!!!!!!!!!!

05-Dec-17
I grew up in SoCal and know how tough it can be. Congrats on the buck!

From: drycreek
05-Dec-17
Congrats Empty ! Nice looking buck !

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