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The Halloween Ghost
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Hawkeye 01-Nov-10
Hawkeye 01-Nov-10
Hawkeye 01-Nov-10
Hawkeye 01-Nov-10
Hawkeye 01-Nov-10
Hawkeye 01-Nov-10
Hawkeye 01-Nov-10
Hawkeye 01-Nov-10
Hawkeye 01-Nov-10
Hawkeye 01-Nov-10
Hawkeye 01-Nov-10
Hawkeye 01-Nov-10
Hawkeye 01-Nov-10
Hawkeye 01-Nov-10
Hawkeye 01-Nov-10
tnmtnhunter 01-Nov-10
Trip 01-Nov-10
Deerman1 01-Nov-10
cervus 01-Nov-10
JJJ 01-Nov-10
Willieboat 01-Nov-10
bigrigNE 01-Nov-10
Matt Palmquist 01-Nov-10
Txnrog 01-Nov-10
Bou'bound 02-Nov-10
travis@work 02-Nov-10
Rupe 02-Nov-10
Owl 02-Nov-10
kellyharris 02-Nov-10
Bustalung 02-Nov-10
GG NYC 02-Nov-10
Bowboy 02-Nov-10
Jammer 02-Nov-10
TXHunter 02-Nov-10
Mike Turner 02-Nov-10
boakes0604 02-Nov-10
Waterfowler 02-Nov-10
semostickbow 02-Nov-10
Charlie Rehor 02-Nov-10
Lil' Toledo 02-Nov-10
jrhurn 02-Nov-10
FlatLndr 02-Nov-10
Horn Donkey 02-Nov-10
Stillman 02-Nov-10
Chip T. 02-Nov-10
ORARCHER 02-Nov-10
loesshillsarcher 02-Nov-10
TPjeep 02-Nov-10
Chris Durando 02-Nov-10
Gulchman 02-Nov-10
njbuck 02-Nov-10
standswittaknife 02-Nov-10
SteveC123 02-Nov-10
Rick M 02-Nov-10
oxydds 02-Nov-10
Brian Swartz 02-Nov-10
doubledrop 02-Nov-10
OFFHNTN 02-Nov-10
Eddiebobeddy 02-Nov-10
midwest 02-Nov-10
AZBUGLER 02-Nov-10
BoonROTO 02-Nov-10
mathewscountry 02-Nov-10
kansanwithabow 02-Nov-10
Wages 02-Nov-10
XMan 03-Nov-10
Hunts_with_stick 03-Nov-10
elkmtngear 03-Nov-10
LW 03-Nov-10
BOWNBIRDHNTR 03-Nov-10
Toby 04-Nov-10
bohuntr 04-Nov-10
Kawabunga 04-Nov-10
scentman 04-Nov-10
Jasper 05-Nov-10
Bigpizzaman 05-Nov-10
Hillcapper 05-Nov-10
patience2spare 05-Nov-10
Outdoordan 05-Nov-10
itshot 06-Nov-10
OregonArcher 06-Nov-10
Mark Watkins 08-Nov-10
Bowfreak 08-Nov-10
C.Beck 13-Jan-11
Rutnstrut 13-Jan-11
Chris Durando 20-Jun-11
OregonArcher 21-Jun-11
OleThumper 21-Jun-11
Hawkeye 21-Jun-11
TREESTANDWOLF 21-Jun-11
Hawkeye 21-Jun-11
Hawkeye 21-Jun-11
OleThumper 21-Jun-11
OleThumper 21-Jun-11
Hawkeye 21-Jun-11
Mark Watkins 22-Jun-11
Bou'bound 22-Jun-11
Hawkeye 22-Jun-11
Dennis Razza 23-Jun-11
From: Hawkeye
01-Nov-10

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Living in Iowa my entire life, I had longed dreamed of owning my own farm. That dream became a reality in the spring of 2005, as I purchased a small farm right out of school, and vowed to make it the best I could in regards to bowhunting, habitat and wildlife. The farm that I bought carried no rubs or scrapes, big buck photos or food plots. It was over-run with 4 wheeler traffic and had no security cover- but in my heart I felt it held promise. In the great state of Iowa, sound management and time can yield tremendous results-at least I hoped. Great friends and I worked hard, planted food plots, established sanctuaries and hunted the edges as best we could. We took ZERO bucks the first three years, but it really wasn’t our decision-we just didn’t see any :)

Three years later, in 2008, more bucks were beginning to show up, ideas had been drawn up and carried out regarding sanctuaries, food plots, TSI and CRP-and the deer began to notice. While checking trail cameras that summer, we captured the image of a young deer with interesting antlers. His palmation was evident and I hadn’t seen any deer like him before-at least not with my own eyes in the wild. While other deer popped up and captured our attention, we couldn’t help but wonder if we would ever see him or what he would become? We decided to give him a name, and that name would “Palmy”.

From: Hawkeye
01-Nov-10

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In March of 2009, I found a shed of the young Palmy and in the summer of 2009, another fleeting photo appeared of a nice buck with similar frame and mass coming out of the sanctuary we had created-it had to be him, right? The palmation and mass were evident- Palmy was growing up.

From: Hawkeye
01-Nov-10

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In October 2009, I was able to take my first buck on the farm-it was surreal to say the least-but other than one photo of Palmy-no more photos or sightings took place that fall or winter. We had heard of a large buck wounded on the adjacent property but they were unable to recover it. We truly wondered if he was gone?

Is this the last photo of Palmy?

From: Hawkeye
01-Nov-10
Flash forward to this past summer, 2010, more big bucks were showing up, CRP and sanctuary cover was enhanced, the heart and soul of property management in my opinion, and we were excited as a couple nice bucks were showing up on the cameras, seemingly calling our security cover home. Yet none were Palmy, was he truly gone?

In August I decided to hang a set that bordered a small pond to the West and a natural edge to the North, made up an area of secondary growth and mature timber. The bucks would start cruising and rather than be sky lined-I had noticed through the years how they would just drop down and use the edge of where the two cover types met. THE ONLY wind that would work would be East or NE.

As I hung that stand with my buddies son Seth that hot August day, I said, “I need to take it another two feet up, that hickory branch will stop a shot if one comes through in that spot, and you never know.” Seth was less than amused and just looked at me with dismay as the mosquitoes kept biting and the 90 degree weather worked on us. I moved the stand and while I thought it might be overkill, you just never know.

From: Hawkeye
01-Nov-10

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October 31st, 2010-Halloween Day. The Hawkeyes just got a big win and my wife and I were getting ready to go out. She is a HUGE Halloween fan, and really gets into dressing up and going out to see all the various costumes. While I enjoy seeing that as well, I have always been a bowhunter at heart, so cutting my nights short to get some rest before the Halloween mornings hunts had usually been the routine. Marriage changes a man however, and seeing how much she enjoyed doing the festivities makes me want to be part of it and have fun with her. Halloween festivities are now a mainstay at our house-with new home made costumes each year and trying to beat out my brother and his girlfriend.

While I had always dreamed of taking a big buck on Halloween-it had never happened in nearly twenty years of bowhunting, and I didn’t think 2010 would be any different. We decided to go with the “Tortoise and the Hare,” a famous Aesop Fable, while my brother and girlfriend went with the bull/matador skit. My other brother, visiting from Texas, was a whitetail, go figure. At the end of the night we got the controversial Victory, by a mere two votes from the waitresses and waiters at the barJ

"Tortoise and the Hare"....like my home-made shell!?

From: Hawkeye
01-Nov-10

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This is what happens when the hare wins.....gets turned on! Blondes always win :(

From: Hawkeye
01-Nov-10
12:30 AM- I said goodbye to my wife as she went out with her girlfriends, and left the bar/restaurant heading south to my farm. The farm is about 90 miles away, near my hometown. My parents still live in the area so I had a place to crash. I still had my “tortoise” make-up on, minus the shell, and was feeling tired but not too bad.

2:30 AM-I arrived at my parents and got my bow and boots out and then my clothes….wait…where’s my clothes????? I LEFT THEM AT MY HOUSE TWO HOURS AWAY!!!!!!!

2:35-2:45-Kindergarten temper tantrum...no description necessary.

3:00 AM-Decision time. One voice said go to bed, sleep in, it is ONLY Oct 31st. The other weaker voice said, “You don’t have much time to hunt each week and the wind IS out of the East, how often that happen dumbs a ##.?”

Good point.

3:30AM-Arrive at Wal-Mart and purchase $75 worth of clothes, the cheapest Jacket and sweater I could. A PAIR OF SWEATPANTS (they were Realtree HD..ha ha..needed some ‘coolness’ factor) and a $5 “camo” hat that fit great J Disclaimer on Clothes Tag: “These products are pure cotton, no scent lok, carbon or any other scent reducing capabilities. They will fade and not insulate. If one feels they will aid in anything but moisture soaking abilities you will be wrong.”

Ha ha. If there was ever a time to go back to the basics, this was it. I don’t believe in scent lok-but had in the past-and through the years realized you will LIVE AND DIE by the wind. Period. I purchased some scent eliminating detergent to get as ‘neutral’ as I could and went home to get ready.

4:00 AM-wash clothes and dry. Still irritable.

5:00 AM-lie down and nap. Feeling better J

5:50 AM-awake and have a “can’t believe it’s time-what the hell is happening look on my face.” Also feeling should be in bed with wife two hours away. Again irritable.

6:00 AM I am out the door and grab a red-bull (purchased at Wal-mart with cotton, moisture soaking, un-insulated clothes) and chugged it.

6:45 AM I am almost to the tree and feeling weird. Lack of sleep, sweat pants on, remnants of green hair dye from my outfit…...need I go on. As I climbed the tree for the first time in that set, the one I hung in August, I felt the breeze hit my neck and carry over the pond. This was good. Then I heard “crunch-crunch-crunch-crunch.” OH NO! I looked down and here comes a 2.5 year old ten, nice deer but a ‘whew’ came out of my mouth. Good sign, out cruising, feeling a bit more awake now. Bow is up, arrow nocked, sit down and relax.

From: Hawkeye
01-Nov-10

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Ten minutes go by and light begins to fill the woods. It’s beautiful. I always start each hunt with, ‘Thank you Lord for another day to see, hear and enjoy this. Thanks.” Might be corny but it’s my ritual.

From: Hawkeye
01-Nov-10
7:30 AM-My ears bring me to attention, then my eyes follow suit, here comes tines…long-ish tines and I grab my bow. Then I see it’s a small body-streamlined body, thin bases. I know this deer. He’s young and will get the pass. I own about 160 acres and there are ZERO guarantees if I pass him somebody else won’t shoot him-but then again-if I DO shoot him-he has no chance. I lay the bow on the hanger.

7:33 Something is happening. He's getting VERY nervous. He starts looking down the Ridge. He keeps “looking” hard and standing stone still. After twenty years in the Iowa woods I know one thing…..Something is coming…Something BIGGER.

Suddenly-the younger bucks takes off and if I had hit him with a paddle he couldn’t have ran off any faster. The scene was getting tense. WHAT was coming? Then I see him…A Giant Main beam appears, ghosting over the ridge coming right at me, almost depicting the same scene as Larry Zach’s “November Frost,”showing the buck materializing out of the fog. Then it hits me…its PALMY!!!

Maybe it was the lack of sleep but I was surprisingly calm. I guess I also knew he was coming right at me and was hand cuffed-I couldn’t move. Suddenly he veered to my right, the wind is coming from the NE, and I am facing due east. He was supposed to come in front and move to my left!!!!!!! Didn’t he read the script?

I always have lived by the strategy-“you will often kill a big buck when you hunt stands that are ALMOST wrong for you and ALMOST right for him.” This was turning into one of those moments. Twenty more yards and he hits my scent stream, until then I’m safe, or so I thought.

From: Hawkeye
01-Nov-10
He keeps coming and his rack is not getting smaller. He veers to the right and then stops on dime. OH NO...he has cut my trail-being tired I decided to cut through one area I shouldn’t have and he knows it. He stands there, not moving at all-save for the heads tilts, flaring nostrils and TRYING with all his might to figure out what it is. I honestly was even less nervous now as I knew-had seen it too many times- they don’t make mistakes. A big buck often vanishes the same way he came-knowing all was not well.

Minutes pass as he stands stone still, seemingly on a real-life ‘pause.’ I start scanning. He is literally in a thicket of cedar and multi-flora rose, all I can see is an eye here, an ear there. If I turn away to relieve some neck strain-it’s like playing “Where’s Waldo” each time I look back.

Scanning to my right I see it, one spot-the size of a basket ball. This area would need to see my arrow travel OVER a set of hickory branches-the same ones I decided to rise my stand above back in August. I couldn’t believe what was unfolding.

Then I notice he calms, his tail flickers and he begins to walk towards me. The release goes on and I start side stepping on the tiny stand turning 90 degrees to my right, NEEDING to turn 90 degrees to make this work. I then realize, it that brief moment, that a shot will in fact present itself. He enters the opening with his nose; I come to full draw and “merp.” He stops, the pin settles for 26 yards and I release the slick trick.

From: Hawkeye
01-Nov-10
I see him drop a bit and whirl-but not before the arrow disappears in the crease and a solid “thump” echoes through the hardwoods. I am now…. SHAKING!! Better after than before I guessJ I notice he runs off over the ridges and disappears. I don’t hear a crash and 30 minutes later I descend to look very cautiously for my arrow. It’s nowhere to be found and although I am now a bit more concerned, I do as I always do, leave quietly, and treat each shot with a worst case scenario’ approach.

From: Hawkeye
01-Nov-10
Since it hit his right side, the worst case if I was just a bit back would be liver, I know it wasn’t a paunch shot, at least going in, and any bone would have been audibly evident. Hence-I waited 4 hours for my good friend Don, his brother and Seth to accompany me back into the woods with allot of hope. These guys drove all the way back from a Missouri youth hunt to help and I couldn't have been more thankful.

I have bowhunted long enough to know anything can happen in this endeavor, and that 99% of the time, we as hunters know if we are in fact going to find a particular animal. The effort is always there, until all possibilities are exhausted, but in our hearts we know glancing hits don’t work, solid ones do, and mediocre is just that. I felt this was a good one. We couldn’t find the arrow so elected to “slowly” meander in the direction he ran, until Don said, “I have blood.” It was sparse but steady and darker in color. We pressed on and at 200 yards I was getting nervous, despite the steady flow. At one point I considered backing out but Don convinced me to keep pushing.

The blood at times became lighter in color and more frothy, but NEVER once did it stop, which is a testament to a razor sharp broadhead. We went up and down two hills, along with one ditch, still no deer and now we are at 300 yards. Down into another creek and now I am REALLY worried. I ventured into the deep creek and then heard Don’s brother say, “Well, you can keep blood trailing if you want or just go look at your deer.”

From: Hawkeye
01-Nov-10

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I crested the bank and there he lay in his bed. Words can’t describe how I felt. No way could they do my emotions justice. Undoubtedly, if I had pursued immediately, because I saw the arrow hit ‘perfectly’, it may have been different. He was truly a beast and I couldn’t get over the mass. The broadhead had in fact centered the impact side lung, before taking the liver and paunch. While I thought he was perfectly broadside, his motion at the shot evidently caused him to slightly quarter to me, thus causing a posterior exit.

I was relieved, proud, elated and a million other things. More than anything though I was proud of this deer and those friendships I had to share it with. He was the first deer we had taken in which we had a long history with, and my dreams of taking a Halloween buck had come true. I truly believe when it comes to taking big bucks, luck is still the factor that trumps most anything else, but if you listen to the wind, use terrain features and hunt when you can, luck can be easier to find.

Thanks for reading and good luck out there is fall:)

From: Hawkeye
01-Nov-10

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From: Hawkeye
01-Nov-10

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From: tnmtnhunter
01-Nov-10
Awesome story and buck! Congrats on a lot of hard work paying off!

From: Trip
01-Nov-10
Awesome buck man! Congrats!

From: Deerman1
01-Nov-10
SAWEEEEEEEET!!!!!

From: cervus
01-Nov-10
Excellent buck and story!!

From: JJJ
01-Nov-10
Magnificent buck! Congrats on all the effort you put in!

From: Willieboat
01-Nov-10
Awesome buck !!! And a great story also !!

From: bigrigNE
01-Nov-10
That's awesome on so many levels! Great story man.

01-Nov-10
Great story!! Way to stay the course and get it done. Congrats!

From: Txnrog
01-Nov-10
Wow, congratulations! great buck and great write up - you should submit that to a magazine . . . although you probably just reached the same crowd

From: Bou'bound
02-Nov-10
Fantastic job Eyad!

I smell another Bowhunter Magazine story in the works here.

From: travis@work
02-Nov-10
Very nice!!!!!!! Congrats

From: Rupe
02-Nov-10
What an amazing story. Thanks for sharing. That buck is Masstastic!

From: Owl
02-Nov-10
You went to a lot trouble for such a small moose.;)

"Wow," says it all but I particularly like the recounting of your gear foibles. We've all been there.

From: kellyharris
02-Nov-10
Really cool story!!!

Congratulations on that BRUTE!!!

From: Bustalung
02-Nov-10
Great story!! Congrats.

From: GG NYC
02-Nov-10
George Peppard said it best..."I love it when a plan comes together..."

Congratulations on a beautiful buck.

From: Bowboy
02-Nov-10
That's a real pretty buck! I really like the palmation. Congrats!

From: Jammer
02-Nov-10
Great story, great buck! Congrats!

From: TXHunter
02-Nov-10
Great story!!!!! Congrats!

From: Mike Turner
02-Nov-10
Great story Hawkeye! Your living the dream!

From: boakes0604
02-Nov-10
great story, better buck!

From: Waterfowler
02-Nov-10
Great buck Eyad. Good luck with the cats in Alberta.

From: semostickbow
02-Nov-10
THAT, is an awesome buck and an even better story! You, my friend, have a way with words and need to submit that. Not only was I there in the stand with you, but can totally relate on so many levels. The "Where's Waldo" line had me lauging.

Very well done.

02-Nov-10
Hawkeye: You are a good man and this is well deserved! Well written and well done. Congrats and many more! C

From: Lil' Toledo
02-Nov-10
Extraordinary story!...congratulations!

From: jrhurn
02-Nov-10
That is a pig! His face looks like a horse rather than a deer. Well done my friend.

From: FlatLndr
02-Nov-10
Nice story,I was waiting for you to tell us you shot him in the turtle costume.OK what did he score?

From: Horn Donkey
02-Nov-10
Rivals any story I've read in a magazine. Big congrats on a beautiful buck, but more importantly taking him on your own land that you knew could hold good deer.

From: Stillman
02-Nov-10
Fantastic!

I echo the sentiments of many above...you've GOT to submit that to somebody. Great story, and really shows how guys can create success with hard work and dedication over the years. Congratulations!!!

From: Chip T.
02-Nov-10
Congrats on a great deer and thanks for the great story.

From: ORARCHER
02-Nov-10
WOW !!! Great buck !!! Congrats !!

02-Nov-10
Wowza!! Great story! Heck of a buck. You are a good writer. COngrats!

From: TPjeep
02-Nov-10
Awesome deer, and story, Congrats, and thanks for the hunt!

02-Nov-10
Congrats again buddy, you deserve it!

From: Gulchman
02-Nov-10
Well written--thank you for sharing--excellent buck--GO IOWA!

From: njbuck
02-Nov-10
Outstanding buck and outstanding story. Im sure it is an amazing feeling with all the work and time you have put into your farm to get an animal such as Palmy.

02-Nov-10
I enjoyed the story..thanks for sharing...great buck

From: SteveC123
02-Nov-10
Great story and even cooler buck. Congrats, Hawkeye!

From: Rick M
02-Nov-10
Eyad: great buck! Now go out and get that cat.

Good luck

Rick M

From: oxydds
02-Nov-10
Awesome job with shooting and tracking your deer! Amazing!

From: Brian Swartz
02-Nov-10
Congrats Eyad. That was a great story.

From: doubledrop
02-Nov-10
Excellent story and a beautiful buck. I love it when the time and persistence pays off. If this isn't motivation for everyone to get out there and get after it I don't know what is. Congrats on a much deserved Iowa beast.

From: OFFHNTN
02-Nov-10
All around excellent post!!! Congrats on having all your hard work pay off and your dream come true! Thanks for sharing!

OFFHNTN

From: Eddiebobeddy
02-Nov-10
Awesome. Good stuff. What a great animal. You expressed many feelings that I feel on a regular basis. Congrats.

From: midwest
02-Nov-10
Great buck and an even better story! Congrats, Hawkeye!

From: AZBUGLER
02-Nov-10
Fantastic story and an awesome buck! Cant wait till I can hunt those whitetails again. What a rush!

From: BoonROTO
02-Nov-10
NICE!

Andrew

02-Nov-10
congrats

02-Nov-10
great story great buck

From: Wages
02-Nov-10
fun story, congrats!

From: XMan
03-Nov-10
Hawkeye, great story and well written, enjoyed it tremendously.

03-Nov-10
cool!

From: elkmtngear
03-Nov-10

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Awesome success story! Congratulations on harvesting that Monster Buck!

Best Wishes, Jeff (Bowsite Sponsor)

From: LW
03-Nov-10
Really neat story, thank you for sharing it! And congrats!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
03-Nov-10
I really can't say what I enjoy more, seeing that buck or reading your story. You've done a great job and thank you for sharing it with us! Jeff

From: Toby
04-Nov-10
Eyad

Great buck and great party!!!!!

From: bohuntr
04-Nov-10
What a great story and fabulous buck!!!

From: Kawabunga
04-Nov-10
I agree, that is a "great" story, congratulations.

From: scentman
04-Nov-10
I hope I have a story like that before season end Eyad! Great story! "Scary" monster buck!

From: Jasper
05-Nov-10
Really enjoyed that! Thanks and congrats!

From: Bigpizzaman
05-Nov-10
Eyad,

CONGRATS! Great Buck, Great story! Good Luck on the CAT!!!

From: Hillcapper
05-Nov-10
Great story and very well written!! I have total empathy for the conflict of spending time with your wife and hunting. I love to hunt but my wife is my best friend and I love being with her. Sometimes its a tough decision....especially on those cold mornings when we're spooned up in the flannel sheets!

05-Nov-10
That's awesome!!! Thanks for sharing your experience!

From: Outdoordan
05-Nov-10
Great story, I got shivers at one point! Awesome.

From: itshot
06-Nov-10
Now that is hunting! Very well done

the only thing that would have made the pics better would be you still in costume!! haha

Congrats Eyad and thanks for sharing

From: OregonArcher
06-Nov-10
Nice pics, that is a toad. Well the down side is you set a precident with success and Late night fun and success in the stand. your wife will eat this one up. Good job, and good luck on killing a huge Tom.

Kyle

From: Mark Watkins
08-Nov-10
Eyad, Congratulations on a tremendous buck! The harvest is all that much sweeter after conducting your own "Aldo Leopold Project!" Here is to tagging out on your lion!

From: Bowfreak
08-Nov-10
Excellent read, excellent deer, excellent job. Congrats!

From: C.Beck
13-Jan-11
So glad for you!!! Im glad you posted a link to this.... during the season I miss alot of stuff being so busy hunting and family. I am just getting back at it and seeing what I missed here.

From: Rutnstrut
13-Jan-11
Great story and I really like the fact that your a fellow FOB flinger.

20-Jun-11
Palmy lives! Just picked up the August 2011 edition of Bow & Arrow Hunting magazine. Our very own Hawkeye has a great article in there on his hunt for Palmy. Check it out!

From: OregonArcher
21-Jun-11
Also just read the story in Bow & Arrow. You are quite the writer. Great buck. and Nice costumes.

kyle

21-Jun-11
Great story and a Great Buck, thanks for sharing!

Hawkeye, were your wearing your turtle shell when your shot Palmy??? ;>)))

Ole thumper

From: Hawkeye
21-Jun-11
Ha ha. I tried but my safety harness wouldn't fit over it .....

Thanks guys :)

21-Jun-11
Eyad, I glad this story made it's way up to the top again, you write very well. Still have to call and hope to share a camp with ya! Great job and dont forget to post a photo of the mount.

From: Hawkeye
21-Jun-11

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Rich-thanks and would enjoy sharing a camp anytime buddy! I'll try a couple I had on my desk top.

From: Hawkeye
21-Jun-11

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One more...:)

21-Jun-11
Hawkeye, maybe he shoulda been named, The Ghost of Happy Hollow!!! Ha Ha ;>)))

Ole thumper

21-Jun-11
Hawkeye, or maybe call him the Buck of Sleepy Hollow!!! ;>)))

Ole thumper

From: Hawkeye
21-Jun-11
Ha Ha Ha :)

From: Mark Watkins
22-Jun-11
Eyad, this story has it all! Congrats on having "lived it!" just picked up Bow and Arrow and read that last night! Way to go! 12 weeks till game time!

From: Bou'bound
22-Jun-11
Eyad the deer is OK, but that Rabbit is really something special!

From: Hawkeye
22-Jun-11
Grant....I agree ;)

From: Dennis Razza
23-Jun-11

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great story! great buck!

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