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#6889061 - 09/16/17 09:03 AM The ongoing saga of the invincible Sika bull
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some of you may remember a thread I had a few years back about a big sika bull I was hunting. In sept. 2015 I was playing cat and mouse with a giant sika bull and it culminated with me shooting at him at 25 yards but having the arrow go thru the side of the blind and turning before it hit him sideways. After that the landowner shot at him with a rifle and missed, another guy shot at him with a bow and missed and he was not seen but once the following year

Earlier in august I was looking for a aoudad when I saw him again with a few does. I had him well within rifle range but him still being in velvet and a summer coat made me pass on him as he would not make a prime mount.

Talked with the landowner and he gave me the green light to set up again to bowhunt him. Last week when and set up my pop ups and got feeders in order. On Monday my wife suprised me with a new Mathews Halon 32 that I scrambled to get set up and shooting (another ordeal al in itself) and last night finally got it dialed in.

Got up at 4:45 am and made the drive to the ranch, got set up and at 7:00 am three sika doe appeared. About 10 min later here comes the old monarch again in exactly the same place he was 2 years ago

I get composed, wait for him to get in position, draw back and settle the pin on his rib cage and let it fly. Arrow sails low towards his heart, he jumps and runs off.....no crash. I'm thinking he got it in the heart. Wait a few min and I start hearing him roar. Get out and find no blood. Look for the arrow and I see it laying on the ground clean as can be.

Ranged it prior at 27 yards.....I used my 20 yard pin.

As I was leaving I saw him walking off toward the canyon.


I swear this deer is immortal or has some mystical power in him. Hopefully he will come back tonite or in the morning
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#6889068 - 09/16/17 09:09 AM Re: The ongoing saga of the invincible Sika bull [Re: txtrophy85]
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Maybe you will find him after he passes on of old age.

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#6889072 - 09/16/17 09:12 AM Re: The ongoing saga of the invincible Sika bull [Re: txtrophy85]
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You'll get him. Maybe with a rifle, but you'll get him.
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#6889076 - 09/16/17 09:18 AM Re: The ongoing saga of the invincible Sika bull [Re: txtrophy85]
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Hang in there! You will get him.

I have done that exact same thing. Had a gorgeous 10 point at 35 yards - problem is I shot him for 30 (he had run a little when a doe busted me drawing so didn't have a chance to range him). frown

Thought I had missed him clean as he chased a doe around with no apparent ill effects for 45 minutes. Took him with my rifle a week later. There was a 1" flesh wound in his brisket just below the heart.
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#6889147 - 09/16/17 11:39 AM Re: The ongoing saga of the invincible Sika bull [Re: txtrophy85]
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I hope I get another chance at him with a bow.

He is high gold medal for low fence he would be a real trophy but this is a personal vendetta at this point!
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#6889153 - 09/16/17 12:05 PM Re: The ongoing saga of the invincible Sika bull [Re: txtrophy85]
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We had a big ole boar that did the same thing to us for a few years, he was a beast that dodged us several times, we named him Kevlar. You would think it would be impossible to miss such a huge animal.
My daughter went to hunt him for the first time and shot him with in a few minutes of sitting in the blind. Crazy how things work.
Good luck.
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#6889172 - 09/16/17 12:34 PM Re: The ongoing saga of the invincible Sika bull [Re: txtrophy85]
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
I hope I get another chance at him with a bow.

He is high gold medal for low fence he would be a real trophy but this is a personal vendetta at this point?


I hear ya. Hope he messes up. up
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#6889203 - 09/16/17 01:34 PM Re: The ongoing saga of the invincible Sika bull [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Good luck. You can do it.

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#6889240 - 09/16/17 02:41 PM Re: The ongoing saga of the invincible Sika bull [Re: txtrophy85]
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Good luck, can't wait to see the pic when you get him!
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#6889265 - 09/16/17 03:19 PM Re: The ongoing saga of the invincible Sika bull [Re: txtrophy85]
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He is a ghost, a figment of your imagination. When you awaken, you will find that someone hacked your THF account and wrote the story as you slept. Then it will get better.
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#6889274 - 09/16/17 03:30 PM Re: The ongoing saga of the invincible Sika bull [Re: txtrophy85]
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lol I've literally had dreams about him
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#6889487 - 09/16/17 09:22 PM Re: The ongoing saga of the invincible Sika bull [Re: txtrophy85]
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Used my 30,yard pin this evening killed two hogs....hopefully that stag will appear in the morning.
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#6893664 - 09/20/17 05:07 PM Re: The ongoing saga of the invincible Sika bull [Re: txtrophy85]
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let the property sit a bit....gonna be out there Friday morning or Saturday Morning depending on schedule.


man I wish it would turn off cooler its brutal outside here in the Hill Country
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#6893698 - 09/20/17 05:28 PM Re: The ongoing saga of the invincible Sika bull [Re: txtrophy85]
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good luck elmer
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#6893859 - 09/20/17 07:47 PM Re: The ongoing saga of the invincible Sika bull [Re: ChrisB]
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Good luck. You can do it.


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