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Got this guy yesterday on a managed archery hunt at Peck Ranch in southern Missouri in big timber and hill country! Conservation aged him at 4.5 years old and I assume was an 8 pointer but his left antler was busted off from fighting. He's my first legit mature buck harvest with a bow and I double lunged him at 40 yards which is also my longest shot. He was quartering away slightly when I thought he broadside. That made me think I hit him back in the liver so I let him lay for 4 hours before going and finding him but he was dead before my nerves had settled. When he ran off I heard a lot of crashing and two deep breaths and then silence so I thought he was standing over there and about to bed down. It actually his dying breaths and him kicking the leaves where he fell. I've lost deer due to looking too quickly so I wanted to be extra cautious on this nice one.
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