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 BOWDEADLY'S  Monster 8

 

 By Earl McSorley

Nov.10th 1989 in Cecil County Maryland was a day to remember, one of the my most memorable days I have ever had hunting. The story behind it goes a few years back. Joe (Timberspirit) and I had scouted this place for a couple of years. Videoing, shed hunting, and even weekly visits; we just couldn't stay away. We had seen some real good ones there including quite a few shooters; we were determined to get one. Joe had an entire week off and hunted there every day of that week. I had a real job back then and could only go that Friday. Joe had moved that Thursday and found a couple of good scrapes, rubs etc. across from the main woods . It actually was a stripe of woods bordered by a steep drop off and a field on the other side witch made a beautiful bottle neck for us to hunt. Joe had picked a tree for himself for Friday morning not knowing that I had off.

Joe called me Thursday night when he got in and I told him I had off, he said great ,I have a tree for you. We headed out about 3:00 am. We walked the field edge hugging the woods, freshening up our drag rag with (JamesValley Full Rut) every couple hundred yards..When we got to the fence opening we found the holly tree scrape, put a few drops of Full Rut in it, hung our drag rag in the holly tree and went right to the tree Joe had picked 20 yards away. The tree was real big at the bottom and my climbing stand had to be set about 4 feet off the ground to fit, Joe gave my fat-ass a boost and away I went. I made a comment about the tree, considering looking else where for a better one, but Joe said this is the tree. I got settled in and saw Joe looking for a tree for his self about 40 or 50 yards away. It was getting light as Joe got settled in.

A little after day break I saw a monster 6 point (about 140+ super mass) coming right toward the fence opening, Three-quarters of the way across the field he stopped looking up the field and here came a giant non-typical down the field. The giant six point turned and ran back the way he came and the non-typical came in the woods below me. A little to far and thick for a shot, but what a thrill to see. I managed to get a little video but not too much because all hell broke loose quickly. I had just shut the camera off when the big non-typical came running back over to me and stopped at 15 yards in the wide open, broad side. I didn't know it at the time but Joe had just shot and missed him. I drew and shot right over his back, he ran 5 yards and stopped again, I drew and shot over him again. He ran down through the woods and out of sight, at that moment every thing turned silent. I was about to make a noose out of my pull up rope and jump when I looked up to see this monster 8 point jump the fence, walk right behind the holly tree and stop to sniff the drag rag. I actually closed my eyes for a second or two, I only looked at his rack once ,when he was in mid air jumping the fence.

I drew and followed him as he walked waiting for that front leg to go forward, but I ran out of room. My bow was against the tree so I let the snuffer go, it connected. It was nowhere near where I wanted it, but it worked - cutting the kidney in two, a very lethal hit. He went crashing through these small saplings and folded out in the field, I watched him with shaking binoculars for about ten minutes. While looking at him I saw another huge 8 point coming down the woods edge hot on our drag line. The buck never lifted his head until he walked right up to my dead buck in the field, he snorted and ran clear across the field to another set of woods, never stopped...what a morning.

I finally yelled at Joe that I was getting down. He already knew I shot a good one because we were not killing any thing but a good one. I went down the tree like a squirrel, hit the ground like one too. As I walked up to my buck I almost ____ myself, he was huge..I went down a steep little hill and grabbed his antler and drug him back up the hill in the woods so horse back riders couldn’t see him and get upset. It's funny, when I grabbed him and drug him about 50 yards I never skipped a beat, yet later I struggled to move him.

I sat there next to him for about 5 minutes not believing what I just did, my best buck ever.. .I left him to walk down to Joe. As I approached him he was all smiles, I said to him "I just killed the biggest __ing deer of my life." He got down, I told him where it was and he went to get it. I waited for him so I could video him dragging it over. What a sight - Joe dragging a near 300 pound monster -it was just an awesome memory. I videoed it all but some how seemed to have misplace the tape, I guess it will show up some day but until then it's a unbelievable memory.

He dressed out at 242 pounds. Rit Heller of Reading, PA officially scored him at 145 6/8 net, 21 1/2 inside spread,13 inch G-2s, 26 inch main beams, 5 3/4 inch bases..He only had 7/8 of an inch deductions from side to side. Very unique in the way the main beam ends curled down, really neat. Even though he was not my biggest ,he is my best buck. I have said it more than once in my life and I'll say it again - If it wasn't for Joe (Timberspirit), I wouldn't of been be able to say that I killed the best buck of my life.

 

                                           

....BowDeadly....



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Good story, super nice buck.  I like the mass he has on his main beams all the way out.  What kind of bow were you shooting then?  Looks like a small wheel on the top limb.

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Hey nock1,

    It was a hoyt Pro Force,97 pounds,round wheels,80/100 30 inch bemans,5 inch offset vanes,125 grain snuffers glued directly on the arrow,no insert.Still have bow and a few original arrows....BowDeadly


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Great story and even nicer Buck. Makes me appreciate that antler carving you posted earlier even more.


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thats a dandy for sure, I remember seeing you on the James Valley video a long time ago thinking what a great deer, and then when I found this website and saw you on here I couldn't believe it, pretty funny,, I would like to see some of your biggest bucks if this isn't one of them.   Thanks for sharing the story.  Ever see the big non typical again??


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Awesome buck. You seem to always have entertaining threads.

 

Do you boys really get in your stands at 3:00 am?

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That is just a beast! Cool story too!
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Great ending to a great story.Good friends are hard to come by.

A buck of a lifetime.And a friend for life.

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Hey WTKevorkian,

     Yes we did see him again,shortly after our run in with him we found his carcass in another woods with no head about a mile away..We just knew it was him, roomers started and we were able to track him down..Every thing added up with what we herd and there was no dought it was him..Some "PIG SLOB POACHING TRESSPASSER" shot him and came back and cut his head off..

   We actually played deaf & dumb and went to see the head,in a frezzer at a known location..It was every thing we thought it was but much more..It had incredable mass,long tines,stickers,it kind of had it all..It scored in the 190s gross..It's mounted, It's out there, It's been claimed as a lagit De.Muzzle loader kill..From what I remember it was investagated by the DNR because of the tag used, the season and state it was claimed to have been taken..It was returned with no other information..

 

....BowDeadly....

     



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BD, awesome deer and awesome story.  I was curious about the Non-typ as well.  Could you imagine if Joe had connected on that deer that same day as well.  Shame about the poacher.  If you found the carcass and only the head/neck was severed, wouldn't this have shown when you went to see the deer?  If so, whatever taxidermist mounted the deer would have had to supplied the rest of the cape, b/c this one would have been destroyed. 

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I could not imagin dragging out two monsters and imagine the pictures..The carcass and the head would of matched up perfectly,I assure you..I cleaned / croped the picture..Here is the uncroped picture......BowDeadly

BD, awesome deer and awesome story.  I was curious about the Non-typ as well.  Could you imagine if Joe had connected on that deer that same day as well.  Shame about the poacher.  If you found the carcass and only the head/neck was severed, wouldn't this have shown when you went to see the deer?  If so, whatever taxidermist mounted the deer would have had to supplied the rest of the cape, b/c this one would have been destroyed. 



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 If so, whatever taxidermist mounted the deer would have had to supplied the rest of the cape, b/c this one would have been destroyed. 

Tell i'm bow deadly that happens more than people think Taxidermist using other cape because cut or hack up the origanl cape
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Bowdeadly,

                 Thats a damn shame, but it does happen a lot.  I shot one with a bow right before a big downpour once, unbeknownst to me it ran out into a gravel road and died on the bank there, someone came by before I could find it and cut the head off, you talk about heartbreaking, that deer was a freaking horse, and would have been one of my nicest deer to date I'm sure.  I put up a reward sign and everything, never did find it although I think I know who got it but can't prove anything, just one of those raw deals we all run into over time I guess.  People use other capes because they screw theirs up all the time, I usually give a few to my taxidermist every year to use on other peoples, he usually gives me $25 off my next bill for each one, a fair trade I think.  Oh well life goes on, thanks for sharing the story.

                               

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That picture tells enough of a story for me.  What moron would shoot a deer like that and just cut the head off there.  Anyone whose ever seen a mount knows it needs much more cape than that.  And yet they claimed is was a muzzleloader kill.  Poacher! I bet you were disgusted. 

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I do have to say Earl's buck is a beast.

I have seen the mount of this Monster with my own eye's and looked at it with Disbelief! Just a huge deer!

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I really like your buck too Earl!!! great story and picture, it is actually the second time I heard the story. Joe told me the story at the bonfire, what a great day in the woods. 

 

What a PIG!!!


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Awesome buck. You seem to always have entertaining threads.

 

Do you boys really get in your stands at 3:00 am?

3 am ????????????

 That is the nicest 8 pointer I have ever seen love the way the beams hook back in

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great buck, a buck of a lifetime for a SC boy like me.
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I saw this in the store the other day and said I have seen that guy before

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THAT'S FUNNY 

Close,believe it or not I saw that some where also but I assure you I don't sell ointments..Now I have to go digging,I use to ware that exact same hat.

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hey deadly,
I know the farm manager where you where and he told me the security guard
shot a giant nt at 3am off the drive.
the guard called him and got him out of bed to come help load it...24 points
its in xxxx xxxx...I can get a pic.
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I LOVE PICTURES


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