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Sitka Blacktail Success
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Contributors to this thread:
JSW 09-Aug-22
JSW 09-Aug-22
JSW 09-Aug-22
BOHNTR 09-Aug-22
JL 09-Aug-22
Nick Muche 09-Aug-22
BOWNBIRDHNTR 09-Aug-22
iceman 09-Aug-22
midwest 09-Aug-22
Treeline 09-Aug-22
elkmtngear 09-Aug-22
HUNT MAN 09-Aug-22
molsonarcher 09-Aug-22
Bowboy 09-Aug-22
Rgiesey 09-Aug-22
Bowboy 09-Aug-22
KB 09-Aug-22
JSW 09-Aug-22
WI Shedhead 09-Aug-22
Scar Finga 09-Aug-22
'Ike' (Phone) 09-Aug-22
Bou'bound 09-Aug-22
JSW 09-Aug-22
t-roy 09-Aug-22
pav 09-Aug-22
JTreeman 09-Aug-22
TGbow 09-Aug-22
Whitetail Xtreme 09-Aug-22
MA-PAdeerslayer 09-Aug-22
WV Mountaineer 09-Aug-22
sitO 09-Aug-22
beemann 09-Aug-22
Bowfinatic 09-Aug-22
Kurt 10-Aug-22
ND String Puller 10-Aug-22
Scott/IL 10-Aug-22
Glunker 10-Aug-22
Bearman 10-Aug-22
Julius Koenig 10-Aug-22
Bwana 10-Aug-22
Potro 10-Aug-22
huntinelk 10-Aug-22
sticksender 10-Aug-22
hdaman 10-Aug-22
StickFlicker 10-Aug-22
JSW 10-Aug-22
BC 10-Aug-22
Pop-r 10-Aug-22
Lee 10-Aug-22
Beav 10-Aug-22
Heat 10-Aug-22
Charlie Rehor 10-Aug-22
yeager 11-Aug-22
BigOk 11-Aug-22
Ron Niziolek 11-Aug-22
LWood 11-Aug-22
Zackman 11-Aug-22
TGbow 12-Aug-22
JSW 12-Aug-22
TGbow 12-Aug-22
cmbbulldog 12-Aug-22
Shrewski 13-Aug-22
From: JSW
09-Aug-22

JSW's embedded Photo
JSW's embedded Photo
I had a great hunt on POW. I shot this buck on the first day after missing a really good one. This one was a 3 hour pack out to camp and then another 3 hours down to the boat.

I went back up and hunted some more and got close, 8 yards on one buck, but couldn't put myself through that much torture for a second one. I'm blessed to be able to still do it though. It's not an easy hunt.

From: JSW
09-Aug-22

JSW's embedded Photo
JSW's embedded Photo
The one I shot is on the left

From: JSW
09-Aug-22

JSW's embedded Photo
JSW's embedded Photo
Everything is steep.

From: BOHNTR
09-Aug-22
Congrats again, Jim! Beautiful buck

From: JL
09-Aug-22
Wow! Congrats on the stick and string kill!!! Great pics!

From: Nick Muche
09-Aug-22
That’s awesome Jim! Congrats!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
09-Aug-22
Awesome buck Jim. Would enjoy hearing more of the story. My son and I will be hunting them from the Buck Shack on Kodiak in October, can't wait!!

From: iceman
09-Aug-22
Beautiful scenery. Congrats on the great buck!

From: midwest
09-Aug-22
Beautiful! Congrats!

From: Treeline
09-Aug-22
Congratulations again, Jim! Beautiful buck! Fun hunt for sure!

From: elkmtngear
09-Aug-22
Great Sitka buck, wow!

09-Aug-22
Wow! Beautiful deer and scenery What’s your bow set up

From: HUNT MAN
09-Aug-22
Very nice Jim!!

From: molsonarcher
09-Aug-22
Awesome job Jim.

From: Bowboy
09-Aug-22
Congrats on a great buck.

From: Rgiesey
09-Aug-22
That one looks really good to me. Thanks for posting.

From: Bowboy
09-Aug-22
Congrats on a great buck.

From: KB
09-Aug-22
Good stuff Jim! Congrats. Glad to see you got at least one window of decent weather!

From: JSW
09-Aug-22
I was shooting my 56", 52# Bighorn takedown. Hand made cedar arrows with an old glue on Bear razorhead. 520 grain total arrow weight. I've been using a Thunderhorn strap on quiver for a while now. The two piece quiver travels well.

I take the bow down to pack it in. It's so steep you need a free hand to pull yourself up. I carry my arrows in an old PVC arrow tube I got from Cabelas years ago. I can stuff 9 or 10 arrows in it without crushing the feathers.

From: WI Shedhead
09-Aug-22
I’ve never known you to need 8 or 9 arrows for anything :).

Congrats again on the great buck-your having quite a year already

From: Scar Finga
09-Aug-22
Amazing man!!!!

That is so awesome, what a beautiful buck and scenery! We are going to Sitka next fall, and I can't wait! I am more excited about that hunt than my 6A Archery bull rut hunt tag here in AZ!

Congratulations!!!

09-Aug-22
Outstanding...

From: Bou'bound
09-Aug-22
That’s cool. The pack out was harder on the deer than you!!!! Great buck.

From: JSW
09-Aug-22
Jerry,

I once got 10 shots at the same deer over about a 10 hour period and still didn't get him. So.....

I once shot and killed a deer with the last broadhead in my quiver. I generally do quite well but I also have had some epic fails. If you hunt as much as I do, you end up experiencing everything at least once.

From: t-roy
09-Aug-22
Congrats, Jim!

From: pav
09-Aug-22
Excellent! Congrats Jim!

From: JTreeman
09-Aug-22
Awesome that looks like a great time.

—jim

From: TGbow
09-Aug-22
Congratulations! That looks like a good size buck..how much he weigh?

09-Aug-22
Congratulations on a great deer and even more so to be able to pack the deer out like that. Not a lot of people could do that including me.

09-Aug-22
Awesome Jim! Congrats!

09-Aug-22
I love it man!

From: sitO
09-Aug-22
Great adventure, buck, and pics, congrats Jim...earned!

From: beemann
09-Aug-22
Very Nice congrats!

09-Aug-22
That pic with the bucks bedded is really sweet Congrats on a good trophy!

From: Kurt
10-Aug-22
Great trip! Excellent photos, buck, etc! Congratulations!

10-Aug-22
Congrats Jim! Did you stalk those bucks in their beds or catch up to them after they were moving? Beautiful country! Thanks for sharing.

From: Scott/IL
10-Aug-22
Great looking buck and some beautiful country! Congrats.

From: Glunker
10-Aug-22
Beautiful velvet horned buck.

From: Bearman
10-Aug-22
Dandy buck. And great eating

10-Aug-22
Congrats JSW, that’s a beauty.

From: Bwana
10-Aug-22
Congrats on a dandy buck and one heck of an adventure!

From: Potro
10-Aug-22
Nice landscape. Congrats for your trophy

From: huntinelk
10-Aug-22
Very nice, congratulations

From: sticksender
10-Aug-22
Outstanding....congrats on the beautiful buck!

From: hdaman
10-Aug-22
Sounds liked you really worked for that one, congrats!

From: StickFlicker
10-Aug-22
That's a great buck!

From: JSW
10-Aug-22
To answer some questions. I don't know what he weighed. Probably 150-175 live weight.

The picture i shared of him bedded was 3 hours before I shot him. There was a forky bedded about 40 yards above them which made it impossible to come in from above. They eventually moved, fed some and bedded again. This time they were all lined up on the same bench.

He was bedded 30 yards below me facing straight away when I came up on him. No good shot so I waited him out. Eventually, he got up and of course walked straight away. After a few steps he turned and stopped giving me a hard quartering away angle at 36-40 yards. I hit towards the back of the ribs angling forward but the shot was pretty steep downhill. I got liver and one lung. The broadhead stopped in the sturnum. He went about 50 yards and layed down. He soon started wavering and struggled to get up. He stumbled for a few steps and fell into some rocks, of course breaking my arrow.

From: BC
10-Aug-22
Congrats JSW. Good job

From: Pop-r
10-Aug-22
Congrats. I'm not sure that qualifies as a tough hunt though.

From: Lee
10-Aug-22
That is awesome!

From: Beav
10-Aug-22
Congrats Jim! Beautiful buck.

From: Heat
10-Aug-22
Heck ya Jim!

10-Aug-22
Sorry about the broken arrow. Congrats on your trophy.

From: yeager
11-Aug-22
Beautiful buck Jim………congratulations.

From: BigOk
11-Aug-22
Congrats

From: Ron Niziolek
11-Aug-22
Dandy buck, Jim!

From: LWood
11-Aug-22
Congrats, Jim.

From: Zackman
11-Aug-22
Great buck Jim!

From: TGbow
12-Aug-22
I've never had the opportunity to hunt Blacktails...I'm curious are they as aware and alert as the whitetail?

From: JSW
12-Aug-22
They are not as alert as whitetails. You are hunting deer that might not see a single person each year. They do have to deal with bears and wolves so they are wary.

From: TGbow
12-Aug-22
I've read articles about hunting Blacktails, sounds like it would be fun.

From: cmbbulldog
12-Aug-22
Stunning country, beautiful buck. Congrats!

From: Shrewski
13-Aug-22
My goodness what a deer and adventure. I tried bear hunting just off of POW and I’ve sworn that area off forever :-)

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