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  • November 17, 2012 at 3:11 am #496855 Back to Top REPORT
    kdohio
    kdohio

    Age: 49
    Joined: 12/5/2010
    Location: Ohio

    :D

    Z-7 65# 30"
    November 17, 2012 at 3:18 am #540618 Back to Top REPORT
    kdohio
    kdohio

    Age: 49
    Joined: 12/5/2010
    Location: Ohio
    I am not sure what happened to the text from that post. But… I was fortunate enough today to get the buck in the trail cam pictures above. I am very thankful and happy. I will post pictures of me with the buck tomorrow. He is an 8 point, 21″ wide inside and each main beam is 24″. Very pleased! :D
    Z-7 65# 30"
    November 17, 2012 at 3:27 am #540619 Back to Top REPORT
    hunt
    hunt

    Joined: 9/30/2011
    Location: Oklahoma
    Congrats!!!! cant wait to see pics :thumbup
    November 17, 2012 at 3:49 am #540620 Back to Top REPORT

    Jay Miller

    Joined: 2/6/2010
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    Congrats!!!! cant wait to see pics :thumbup

    X2!! :Thumbup

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    November 17, 2012 at 4:11 am #540621 Back to Top REPORT
    rsutton
    rsutton

    Joined: 11/27/2008
    Congratulations Kevin cannot wait to see your pics with you holding that rack in your hands.
    November 17, 2012 at 6:40 am #540622 Back to Top REPORT
    deere-farmer
    Deere Farmer

    Age: 41
    Joined: 11/12/2008
    Location: Van Wert County, Ohio
    Congratulations Kevin, you deserve it! :thumbup =D/>” title=”Applause” />  <!-- s8D --><img src= Bud, you sure know how to shoot some big bruisers. Another beautiful buck for you trophy collection. :thumbup
    November 17, 2012 at 7:45 am #540623 Back to Top REPORT
    straightedge123
    StraightEdge123

    Joined: 10/22/2007
    That’s a rackasaurus right there!!
    Mathews S2 / Copper John 4-pin / QAD HD LD / Worlds Best Strings / 808 Bowslings / Easton Bloodlines
    November 17, 2012 at 3:33 pm #540624 Back to Top REPORT
    jesusfreak-2
    JESUSFREAK!

    Joined: 9/16/2011
    Been funny if those two had it out and he lost! :p Nice deer right there! :thumbup
    I am a hard core backwoodsman and pround of it, JACK!
    November 17, 2012 at 3:45 pm #540625 Back to Top REPORT
    backhalfed
    backhalfed

    Joined: 10/5/2007
    Location: Ohio
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    Congrats Kevin can’t wait for the pics :thumbup
    November 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm #540626 Back to Top REPORT
    lonewolf
    lonewolf

    Joined: 11/17/2007
    Location: Ontario
    Way to go Kevin…….. dats a beaut :thumbup

    Cant wait to see more pics 8D

    November 17, 2012 at 5:20 pm #540627 Back to Top REPORT
    led0321
    led0321

    Joined: 4/23/2008
    BOOM

    8D

    November 17, 2012 at 8:57 pm #540628 Back to Top REPORT
    kdohio
    kdohio

    Age: 49
    Joined: 12/5/2010
    Location: Ohio
    Ok here we go. I decided to hunt my ground blind yesterday. I had several small bucks come by in the morning. Nothing all afternoon. Then at about 4:20 I have a spike in front of me and I hear all sorts of chasing and running going on up the hill in the woods. The spike looks over at the commotion and takes off after them. It sounded like a herd of deer were running around up there. But they were on the closed side of the blind and I could not see what was going on. Then, as quick as it began, everything went silent. They were all gone, so I thought. After about 5 minutes I hear something coming down the hill. I ease forward to peak around the corner and see it’s the wide 8. I ease back into place, draw and wait. He steps into full view, completely broadside, 20 yards. He stops, I touch off the release and instantly hear a strange noise and watch in horror as the arrow flys right over his back by about a foot. I had clipped the edge of the window closure. He runs straight away from me about 30 yards, stops, looks back at the blind and just stands there for what felt like forever. He paced back and forth a couple times and then started walking slowly down the hill. I am thinking there he goes. I screwed it up. Just then he makes a U turn and starts back up the hill. He is moving very slowly and cautiously only taking a couple steps and then stopping and staring. Finally he works his way to about 30 yards (10 yards from where he was the first time) and starts sniffing around. But he is facing right at me, head on, no shot. By now I have another arrow nocked, bow still in hand and waiting. He smells the ground and looks right at the blind, over and over again. He finally turns and start to walk down the hill to my left. I need to wait for him to clear a tree. When he does I give a soft baaa with my mouth and he stops. I settled the pin, squeezed the release and thump, I hear the arrow hit its mark. He jumps turns to his right makes about four bounds and his hind quarters start to sag and he starts to stagger. He stumbles around turns and goes head first into a brier bush. His rack get tangles in the briers, he goes down, head up, lets out this loud roar and expires. I sit back and can’t believe the good fortune I just had. Then I hear a noise of something else coming in from my left. It’s a droopy main beam 10 point that I also have on camera (and also would have shot). He walks right over to the buck I just shot. Smells him, paces back and forth and then just stands there for about ten minutes looking around before he finally walks off. Man what an experience and what a day. This is the first buck I have ever killed from a ground blind with a bow and I liked it.
    Thanks everyone.
    Here are some pictures.

    One of his last chases. The date is off on the camera by ten days. THis was actually November 9th.

    Z-7 65# 30"
    November 17, 2012 at 9:24 pm #540629 Back to Top REPORT
    the-ghost
    The Ghost

    Joined: 10/27/2010
    Great story and fantastic buck! Congratulations. :thumbup
    November 17, 2012 at 9:54 pm #540630 Back to Top REPORT
    backhalfed
    backhalfed

    Joined: 10/5/2007
    Location: Ohio
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    Congrats again Kevin :thumbup He’s a stud and cool to do it from the ground =D/>” title=”Applause” /></div>


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    November 17, 2012 at 10:10 pm #540631 Back to Top REPORT
    rsutton
    rsutton

    Joined: 11/27/2008
    Congratulations again Kevin awesome buck and great story!
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