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travistroop - Oct-04 Mobile live hunt from Ct
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From: travistroop
04-Oct-19
4:18 PM LIVE from Ct*
Well thought I would come out tonight and hang the stand and hunt because of the weather. I had a nice buck come in around 615 last night to my ground blind 300 yards away. So hopefully they are moving early again.

From: travistroop
04-Oct-19
The spot I'm in is right next to a bedding area for the bucks. The tree is scary as hell. It's leaning foreword and feels like it's trying to push me out. It's maybe 10 inches in diameter and giving me one hell of a ride in this wind. Its accualy banhing into anouther tree!

From: travistroop
04-Oct-19
The spot I'm in is right next to a bedding area for the bucks. The tree is scary as hell. It's leaning foreword and feels like it's trying to push me out. It's maybe 10 inches in diameter and giving me one hell of a ride in this wind. Its accualy banhing into anouther tree!

From: travistroop
04-Oct-19

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From: Notme
04-Oct-19
Probably explains the free falling picture..lol best to pick another tree, leaners bad..GL Dude!!!

From: soapdish
04-Oct-19
GL. Just got in ourselves. After a 6 car being bang oww backup, traffic. Get to the property and there's a deer in the field, no biggie it'll be back. Start walking in and a dog starts barking at me. Landowner missed his walk this morning going now. He says he'll be quick. So that being said, should be a productive evening lol. He also said he saw a big one a few weeks ago. Encouraging.

From: soapdish
04-Oct-19
Kinda like Xmas Eve as a kid...... anticipation, gl

From: travistroop
04-Oct-19

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04-Oct-19

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04-Oct-19

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Arrow has thick coat of dark blood the hit was a little back with the buck feaver I had. I'm sure it's liver. Got a clean pass through

From: travistroop
04-Oct-19
I wish I was still shooting the hage hypo right now

From: Jay Bird
04-Oct-19
Congrats and good luck tracking him!

From: Tall 1
04-Oct-19
Give it over night, frost warnings so it will be fine. I look forward to your pics with a big buck!

From: soapdish
04-Oct-19
GL in recovering.

From: BigOk
04-Oct-19
Good luck

From: greg simon
04-Oct-19
If a buck is recovered here it will make history!! Heck, you might have made history with that bloody arrow pic!

Good luck Travis!!!

From: BIG BEAR
04-Oct-19
Smell your arrow for guts if you think the hit was back. Don’t push him if it’s a gut shot.

From: Rich
04-Oct-19
Good luck with recovery!

From: Will
04-Oct-19
Hope it plays out ok... Its going to be cold, let him sit and go in first thing in the AM...

From: travistroop
04-Oct-19
100% good lung some of the blood is like foam

From: BIG BEAR
04-Oct-19
Are you still tracking it ??

From: Brian M.
04-Oct-19
GL Travis. Hope he didn't go far.

From: INbowdude
04-Oct-19
Yep, if the coyotes are close. If you let it sit with dogs around, you will be picking up scraps if you're lucky. Good luck.

From: Notme
04-Oct-19
Stay on the blood forget the yotes

From: BIG BEAR
04-Oct-19
Travis. I know you don’t want to hear this.... but if you are still tracking him.... You probably did not hit the lungs. You initially said you thought the shot was back and the blood was dark. I can’t tell from looking at your arrow on my phone.... but it looked like there might be gut matter on the fletching. They will go a long way on a gut shot if you push them. But with coyotes in the area you might not have a choice but to keep tracking.

From: ryanrc
04-Oct-19
In my experience liver shot deer don't bed down.

From: 1buckchuck
04-Oct-19

From: 1buckchuck
04-Oct-19
Good luck man gotta Im pulling for you, you can eat the antlers Id try to keep going if your able to.

From: 1buckchuck
04-Oct-19
cant

From: travistroop
04-Oct-19
100% lung blood I'm colorblind and have a hard time tracking some of the blood had good bubbles and it is spraying as Well so it must be coming out his nose. It's in really thick shit that's head high. I'm done for the night and going to try in the morning if any one wants to help in the morning I'm in Montville. The hloe time I only went in a 200 yard area

From: travistroop
04-Oct-19
PM me for my phone number

From: BIG BEAR
04-Oct-19
Good luck Travis. One thing is for certain and that it is a dead deer. Lungs,, liver or guts.. dead deer. Maybe you got liver and one lung. You will find it in the morning.

From: BigOk
04-Oct-19

From: BigOk
04-Oct-19
You will find him in the morning.

From: Splitbrow
04-Oct-19
Good luck tomorrow!

From: Will
04-Oct-19
Good luck. I had a doe last year go 436yds (gps measured) on a hit that was as close to the spine as u can go on the on side lung, exiting about half way down, middle of off side lung. Wouldn't believe it, if I didnt experience it... fingers crossed tomorrow u find him!

From: Notme
05-Oct-19
5am.ya man dead deer. it'll daylight soon.GL again bud.

From: BoneHead
05-Oct-19
Good luck Travis! Keep us all posted! I’m sure it was a sleepless night. I’ve been there.

From: travistroop
05-Oct-19

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From: travistroop
05-Oct-19
Back at it. I'm sitting up on a rock waiting for my help to show at 730. I'm just classing with some good binos.

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05-Oct-19

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From: Moons22
05-Oct-19
I can smell that buck from Massachusetts

From: Bloodtrail
05-Oct-19
How about a head pic.....

05-Oct-19
Damn

From: soapdish
05-Oct-19
That didn't take long

From: spike78
05-Oct-19
Wtf

05-Oct-19
Yotes got to it?

From: Will
05-Oct-19
Hope the front end is ok. Good job finding it, bummer the dogs found him first.

From: Notme
05-Oct-19
That sucks dude..good job keeping on it though!!

From: travistroop
05-Oct-19

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Exit wound

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05-Oct-19

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Entry wound quartering away shot

From: travistroop
05-Oct-19

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Only went about 200 yards never bedded just balled up

From: travistroop
05-Oct-19

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From: travistroop
05-Oct-19
So all and all the lessons learned are don't give up if you know it was a good shot and you never jumped him and if you hear the yotes when tracking GO TO THEM!

From: BIG BEAR
05-Oct-19
That’s too bad......... What are your game laws ?? I would assume that head should have a tag on it.

From: travistroop
05-Oct-19
Ct online reporting within 24hrs. No tags

From: Bloodtrail
05-Oct-19
You just answered what everybody was saying in their heads last night. Were you able to get any salvageable meat or was it all spoiled??

From: travistroop
05-Oct-19
From the smell I couldn't even try

05-Oct-19
I'd be willing to bet at least the meat on the front half of that deer was fine. It was cold last night, the smell was just stomach matter, not rot.

From: travistroop
05-Oct-19
I with you but have had bad food poisoning and every since I can't do rooting smells at all I start to throw up. I am really proud of the shot though it was a ruff shot that was straight to the six in the tree. I had to lean around it in the wind to make it.

From: Tall 1
05-Oct-19
Congrats on finding him.

05-Oct-19
I here you man. And it looks like you ended up getting a perfect quartering away shot. Sucks the damn yotes got on him so quickly.

From: Rich
05-Oct-19
Good buck, Travis. Congrats. Glad you found him

From: Pat Lefemine
05-Oct-19
damn nice buck! Congrats!!

From: Brian M.
05-Oct-19
Well, that sucks. Went a long ways for a good shot.

From: Bou'bound
06-Oct-19
would someone really try to salvage a few pounds of meat off that thing. that would be pretty rank and dangerous. good call to let it stay in field and be finished off by the dogs and birds and bugs.

From: Bloodtrail
06-Oct-19
Lmao Bou. Don’t beat around the bush....good hidden message.

From: T Mac
06-Oct-19
Nice buck congrats ! Had you continued on and bumped him and never found him you’d be beating yourself up even more. Understood he was dead within the hour most likely but bumping deer sucks! I retrieved my doe yesterday morning in the cool weather fully in tact but we don’t have yotes yet thank god. When in doubt back out!

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