Smoked A Good One

twatwa Senior MemberPosts: 2,231 Senior Member
I smoked this bad boy about 7:45 this A.M. Set up a new stand yesterday afternoon that looked promising and it paid off in a huge dividend. This deer was walking down the trail toward my stand this a.m. and I though for sure I was going to get a 25 yard broad side shot. He got to an intersecting trail and ambled off away from my stand, when he was about 60 yards out and heading away I knew it was now or never, so I gave him two loud grunts. He stopped in his tracks immediately and did a 180. He was looking for a fight, that grunt really pissed him off, as soon as he turned he proceeded to tear of a tree with his antlers, after about 30 seconds of this he made a bline directly to me. When he got within 24 yards and behind some brush I pulled back. He walked almost directly under my stand, (as you can tell by the entrance wound) it was maybe a 5 yard shot.....my best deer with a bow to date. Hell of a morning that I will never forget****

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    Wow!
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,226 Senior Member
    That's a pig!
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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 15,056 Senior Member
    So you got 3 deer already and it isn't even gun season yet? You suck! That is a really nice buck.
  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,231 Senior Member
    Six-Gun wrote: »
    That's a pig!

    No it's a deer I promise....just kidding of course. Yeah he has some great character with those even Muley splits and all the junk at his bases. His only downfall is the busted off brow.

    Edited...actually I shouldn't call them Muley splits...more like kickers
  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,231 Senior Member
    Jermanator wrote: »
    So you got 3 deer already and it isn't even gun season yet? You suck! That is a really nice buck.

    Nope that's number 4... Haha. Thanks jerm
  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,231 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Wow!

    That's exactly what I thought after I released!
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 10,727 Senior Member
    Dang! Nice deer! Your going to need some more freezer space.
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  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,248 Senior Member
    Nice. You must be renting space in a refrigerated warehouse by now:yikes:

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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 8,533 Senior Member
    Wow, most excellent!
    Congrats
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,670 Senior Member
    Congrats, that's a monster :worthy:
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  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,788 Senior Member
    Just... freakin'... wow!!!
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,903 Senior Member
    Ya wow
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  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    Nice deer! It's cool how you called him in.
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,668 Senior Member
    Very nice deer!
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  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    I don't like you anymore.
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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,484 Senior Member
    That is one heck of a big buck. Congrats!

    I really like the kicker tine.
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  • 1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior Member Posts: 1,597 Senior Member
    Way to go! I haven't even started yet, taking all next week off for some bow hunting. That's a great Kansas deer, thanks for sharing.


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  • pardogpardog Member Posts: 423 Member
    :up: Congrats, He's a pig!
  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,231 Senior Member
    Thank you all for the kind words.....
    It is amazing to me how hard this deer was hit and how far he still traveled. After making the shot, I could only see about 2" of arrow sticking out the top of his back - although there was a GREAT blood trail, he still made it about 150 yards. He was dead but still running, I guess that's why they call it a "dead run"...crazy.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,553 Senior Member
    Very nice buck! Good job. :up:
  • Cheetoh734Cheetoh734 Senior Member Posts: 714 Senior Member
    Wow! Great buck!
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,010 Senior Member
    That's a great buck, and even better with a bow!! Congrats!!
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,803 Senior Member
    twa wrote: »
    I smoked this bad boy about 7:45 this A.M. Set up a new stand yesterday afternoon that looked promising and it paid off in a huge dividend. This deer was walking down the trail toward my stand this a.m. and I though for sure I was going to get a 25 yard broad side shot. He got to an intersecting trail and ambled off away from my stand, when he was about 60 yards out and heading away I knew it was now or never, so I gave him two loud grunts. He stopped in his tracks immediately and did a 180. He was looking for a fight, that grunt really pissed him off, as soon as he turned he proceeded to tear of a tree with his antlers, after about 30 seconds of this he made a bline directly to me. When he got within 24 yards and behind some brush I pulled back. He walked almost directly under my stand, (as you can tell by the entrance wound) it was maybe a 5 yard shot.....my best deer with a bow to date. Hell of a morning that I will never forget****

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    Just WOW! WOW! WOW! Dude, Yu da Man! Congrats! That is really something. And you did it with a Bow!!!

    I'd be proud to hunt with you any day!
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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    Really nice!
    Good job:up:
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  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Senior Member Posts: 3,245 Senior Member
    Very nice! I really miss Kansas!
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  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Senior Member Posts: 2,465 Senior Member
    Awesome. Congrats!
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,837 Senior Member
    That ones a bruiser....nice work...
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  • Hondo341Hondo341 Member Posts: 448 Member
    That is truly an impressive buck. I could only dream of something like that. How you took him is really amazing. Congratulations Big Time!!!
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  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,702 Senior Member
    I love reading your posts. Great score and great pics.
    Your season seems to go from strength to strength the further it progresses.

    Quick question, how does your success this year relate to other previous years? I know that its not about the score but all about being out there doing it.......but I am just curious.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,231 Senior Member
    orchidman wrote: »
    I love reading your posts. Great score and great pics.
    Your season seems to go from strength to strength the further it progresses.

    Quick question, how does your success this year relate to other previous years? I know that its not about the score but all about being out there doing it.......but I am just curious.

    Thanks buddy.....this is my largest deer to date with bow so in that regards it is much better than previous years. Numbers wise, I usually end of with 3 or so with my bow and a couple with rifle. It is off to a stellar start for me no doubt...

    Thank you from everyone for all the kind words, it is much appreciated!
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