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What was your fastest hunt on a decent buck ? Not talking seeing a deer in field pulling up and shooting it . I'm talking getting out of truck or camp getting dressed and headed in the field/woods . From the time you walked in , killed and was back to truck and driving home .
I hunt around my house so mine was 3 years ago gun season, got up a little late so I went behind house bout 80 yards , didn't need head lamp , climbed tree at 6:55 am . Strapped in pulled my gun and ditty bag up got my easy hanger out of bag and screwed in and hung my gun went back in bag for shells and heard something behind me , quickly loaded gun with one shell looked 25 yards and seen a decent 8 pt trying to slide by , he didn't make it . Looked at phone it was 7:03 , niegbor text to ask if that was me that shot I said yes , next thing I hear is his tractor starting and headed my way , I got down gutted deer and he put it in his tractor bucket and took it to my shop we're we hung it , I said thanks headed into house made a cup of coffee and turned the tv on it was 7:25 . So from leaving my house and getting back to my house with a buck we have never seen before, was half hour not bad i guess Attached Images
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Second sika ever. Putting the boat in by myself n all took a min but from boat to climbing tree n shooting the sika was all of about 30 mins. Literally pulled my bow up knocked arrow sat down n stood right back up to shoot. Another was gun season Caroline county. As soon as I could see boom Big 200 pound 7 pt. Worked out great cause my stomach was rumbling.
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I was 17 And found an old bear whitetail in my friends garage He said no one ever used it They had bought it for fun He gave it to me So I went The the same day and bought 3 arrows and thunderhead 125 Sighted the bow in Told my dad I was headed out to the woods He said good luck of course I left at about 3 And drove my 86 cavalier to my spot Got settled in and here comes a decent 7 I was sitting in a home built ladder stand my dad made when I was little I was about eye level with the deer I Waited till he passed by And sent an arrow thru him I will never forget The buck didn’t run he didn’t know what happen Just dead on his feet He took about 10 steps and fell over I remember looking for my arrow It was stuck in a tree that was behind him I dug the arrow head out Gutted the deer stuffed it in the trunk of the old car And headed home so proud of myself I walked in and dad said why are you home and I told him what I had done He then told me I was only gone an hour Special Hunt for me Oh And I shot a doe the next day from the same stand and stuck the same tree and she died next to the gut pile from the day before Sorry it was long But that is one of my best memories in the woods
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Hunting with my then 14 year old son. We parked along the field to get dreased and I make it a point to load my gun fist. No sooner than I put the gun down a buck comes running our direction. I shoot and he piles up on a hill side where we hoped the deer would come. I said leave him lay and lets jump in our two man stand. 10 minutes my son kills a doe. Total time was 15 minutes.
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Bowtech37 I was 17 And found an old bear whitetail in my friends garage He said no one ever used it They had bought it for fun He gave it to me So I went The the same day and bought 3 arrows and thunderhead 125 Sighted the bow in Told my dad I was headed out to the woods He said good luck of course I left at about 3 And drove my 86 cavalier to my spot Got settled in and here comes a decent 7 I was sitting in a home built ladder stand my dad made when I was little I was about eye level with the deer I Waited till he passed by And sent an arrow thru him I will never forget The buck didn’t run he didn’t know what happen Just dead on his feet He took about 10 steps and fell over I remember looking for my arrow It was stuck in a tree that was behind him I dug the arrow head out Gutted the deer stuffed it in the trunk of the old car And headed home so proud of myself I walked in and dad said why are you home and I told him what I had done He then told me I was only gone an hour Special Hunt for me Oh And I shot a doe the next day from the same stand and stuck the same tree and she died next to the gut pile from the day before Sorry it was long But that is one of my best memories in the woods Good story. And a helluva way to start a life of bowhunting! __________________ Venari ergo sum. "I hunt, therefore I am." Endowment Life Member-NRA Life Member-MBS
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Was building a townhouse development close to home and decided to sneak out early and hit the woods about 1:30. Early November. Went over lock up procedure with my helper dude and was out. Signed in to public spot and hiked in with climber on my back. Crossed a field and saw movement on the ridge I was gonna climb. 8 point with a doe and I thought no way I could pull him off but I tried. Rattled/grunted a couple times and he ran down the hill and shot him at 30 yards. Climber still on my back.
I was back to work at 4 to lock up
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I think it was about 35 yrs. ago hunting the late doe season in Wv. with a couple friends and a bunch of "locals". We were driving various thickets and I was the last shooter out of the truck on an old access road. I stood there by a large oak tree and the boys had already started the drive and about 5 does came flying down the ridge to within about 75 yds. of me and I dropped the biggest one in her tracks. Total elapsed time from my exiting the truck was probably 10 to 15 minutes max !!! __________________ NRA Endowment Member NAHC Life Member MBS Member Glenbrook Rifle Assoc. Hunters Ridge Sportsman's Club 2011 MWC Spring Gobbler Team Champ Six-Shooters Hunt Club Chain Reaction Game Calls MWC Tribe Member
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Have many but one of the most memorable was Jr's last youth day hunt. He had a soccer tournament and we only had an hour to hunt so we hustled down the road to a nearby farm and were walking to the stand(an old camper in the middle of the field) when we came across a newborn calf fallen in a ditch next to camper. I called farmer and he and his wife came down there on a utv, we loaded up calf and they headed to barn. We climbed in camper loaded rifle and I looked out window a 2 year old 8 pointer is crossing field 75 yards away, dont know where he came from. We were nocking things over trying to get Jr to the shooting window and buck just kept strolling by. Jr made a great shot, he mule kicked, ran about 50 yards and cartwheeled over. I looked out the front and farmer was still couple hundred yards away headed to barn.
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I was hunting on a neighbors small plot of land. I knocked on his door to let him know I would be out back. I walked around the back of his house toward the top of a hill. I had about an hour before sunset, so I just leaned against a huge oak. 2 minutes later, a small eleven point walked right over the rise. I drew and he turned to face me. He was less then ten yards when I let the arrow fly. He went fifty yards and piled up. Total time, 15 minutes from the time I knocked on his door until I walked up on the dead buck!
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I need to think which one , walking to my stand, getting ready to climb, in the middle of climb, at the top of the
Steps before stepping on the stand, before sitting, I really like the hunts that were done when the moon faze feeding times were just kicking in. I'd get in the stand and deer were moving with in 0-15 minutes __________________ I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.
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It's a little different scenario but along the same lines, it happened several years ago.
Wednesday night after work Tank and I grabbed our gear, headed to BWI and boarded a plane to Missouri for a bow hunt. By 8:30 the next morning I had a nice buck on the ground. In less than 12 hours I had traveled a thousand miles and killed a good buck.
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I have had quite a few quick ones .... 2011 first day of PA rifle season. I grew up hunting the same land that adjoined to my parents property my dad hunts the same ridge top year after year. As I got older I encouraged him to hunt the bottom. He however did not, so I did a quick scout Thanksgiving morning found decent rubs and scrapes and having hardly any trees to clib due to the recent timbering I found a tiny tree to climb overlooking the bottom. I climbed up that opening morning and by 830 I had shot the biggest buck of my life at that point. A 15 point that scored in the 140s, I have climbed that same tree opening morning every year since and had the opportunity to tag out every year by 9.
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A buddy of mine asked me one October if I was hunting early muzzleloader. I told him no, because the property I hunted didn't have stands, and it was way too hot for me to carry a climber to the top of the hill, and set up only to be limited to 20yd shot due to how thick it was with leaves still on. He told me I was crazy and that early muzz was some of the best time to kill a big one, so he invited me to his farm where he had big ladder stands set up. I head over there Friday after work, and he points me down the hill to a stand at about 3:30. After spending a while looking for this stand, and getting set up i was sweating like crazy but I was settled in by shortly after 4, when I suddenly got startled by a groundhog the came out under the stand and made a bunch of ruckus and ran up the hill behind me.
The wind was blowing on the right side of my face and taking my scent directly back into this thicket where I assumed the deer would bed, so I figured this hunt was going to be a bust. At 4:15 I hear leaves rustling and turned to see what the ground hog was doing, but was surprised to see a deer coming from directly downwind, and it was a buck. He walks about 10 yards in front of the stand, and as soon as he cleared a small tree I let the Knight crack one off at him. He ran about 80 yards and piled up. Biggest buck to date. The hardest part of it all was sitting in the stand til after dark so I didn't mess up everyone else hunting.
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Day after Christmas a few yrs back I was late getting in the woods after helping my Dad after he had some major health issues. I'm walking down this logging road and see a group of does ahead and was going to shoot but held off since I was near a house. I planned to try and stalk them after I got a little farther. One of the last deer was a 22" 8pt and I smoked it. 5 minute hunt if that.
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