A few of my bow kills, public and private.

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Re: A few of my bow kills, public and private.

Postby buckeye » Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:00 am

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on hunts. I appreciate all the kind words guys. Can't wait for this fall to read all the stories as they come in.


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Re: A few of my bow kills, public and private.

Postby dan » Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:17 am

I added this post to the greatest posts thread in the profiles.
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Re: A few of my bow kills, public and private.

Postby rizzo999 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:46 pm

Buckeye, very impressive. I've enjoyed your comments on another forum, but have never seen any of your deer. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: A few of my bow kills, public and private.

Postby mt008 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:42 pm

Awesome buck! Great story!

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Postby mt008 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:50 pm

buckeye wrote:September 28th 2010g]


Nice buck and another great scout and setup

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Postby TJS » Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:42 pm

Nice!

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When that big buck walks towards you this fall, concentrate on your breathing and get your eyes off his antlers.

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Re: A few of my bow kills, public and private.

Postby oldrank » Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:59 am

Nice pics !!!!
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Postby cwoods » Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:53 am

One heck of a resume. Enjoyed the crap out of the thread.
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Postby vermonthunter16 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:54 am

Great pictures and even better stories! Well done sir.
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Re: A few of my bow kills, public and private.

Postby Stanley » Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:48 am

Uber thread and some great bucks killed for sure. Thanks for sharing.
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Postby kenn1320 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:36 pm

Ive tried hunting some reclaim strip mines and as you noted, the topo maps arent much help at all. Thanks for sharing the posts, really like that obvious flat/bed location you showed in the shaded image of the strip mine.
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Re: A few of my bow kills, public and private.

Postby buckeye » Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:35 pm

2014 started very slow, I usually have good early season action. However, this year I did not see a buck, any buck until the 21st day of the season. From there on out I had more buck action than I can ever remember. I was seeing good bucks (mostly all public) and passed shot opportunities at some real nice ones, I passed the biggest buck of my life this season on public land. I believe he could have hit 150 inches. I just didn't like the look of the rack. It was heavy and tall, but very narrow. I am really after a bigger frame anymore. To clarify, I am not saying it has to be more inches than it was as that is not the case. Just has to have a look that I like.

I believe it was November 5th (can't recall off the top of my head) a little after 12 noon and I had a good looking buck skirt me just down the hill that I would have loved to have used my tag on. He was traveling from NorthEast to SouthWest between the circled areas where does bed. A little while longer a 6 point yearling did basically the same thing.

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Then all was quiet until just before 4pm where I could see a buck slowly walking my way. As he got closer I could tell why he was walking so slowly. He appeared to have been gored by another buck or maybe hit by an arrow at the very back area of the stomach, nearly his back leg.

I will be honest for many years I would have let this buck limp by looking for another one. Now that I am a bit older and have had a couple kids I am softer than I used to be. I released the arrow and it met its mark. Now the story gets interesting... At the shot he rolled all the way down that hill and over a 60 foot drop highwall (the brown fuzzy stuff is a shear cliff strip mine dropoff). It took my buddy and I all night to retrieve this buck. The butcher said all the meat was a waste from the injury and infection. He wasn't sure what the wound was from.

The next interesting part was I took it to the taxi for him to make a euro for me with the skull. His shop help capped it as to prepare it for a shoulder mount. Didn't want a shoulder mount, and still don't. He is going to mount it to one of those fake euro skulls for me.

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Re: A few of my bow kills, public and private.

Postby buckeye » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:31 am

I drew a poor representation of the wind direction on the map in the last post. It was more WSW than W as shown.

Updated public land map.

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Re: A few of my bow kills, public and private.

Postby hunter10 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:48 am

Beauty stories, your first picture of stand location looks nice and thick what was your max shooting distance in there?
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Re: A few of my bow kills, public and private.

Postby buckeye » Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:25 pm

hunter10 wrote:Beauty stories, your first picture of stand location looks nice and thick what was your max shooting distance in there?


About 15 yards, with one opening out to about 22.

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