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#6925136 - 10/18/17 05:02 PM My first archery deer
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Registered: 10/17/11
Posts: 364
Loc: Round Rock/ Lometa
I bought a small ranch about a year and a half ago in northern Lampasas county. I have been working nonstop since with food plots, land management and a year round feeding program with protein and corn feeders. I decided to take the jump into archery hunting when I started seeing the best bucks during the pre-rut last October. I have been hunting for the past few weeks and finally connected. I had a really big ten point jump the string on me two weeks ago which left me feeling pretty low but I kept after it. Last Friday I had this guy come past at 12 yards. I have never seen him before. He just started showing up about ten days ago.
I made the shot and it felt good. He went and laid up 35 yards out but I ended up jumping him on my way out of the popup. I felt horrible. I thought he was stone dead. I was sorely wrong. I went and got my Catahoula and started the track. HE ended up jumping the fence onto my neighbors place. They gave me permission to look the next day and I was off with Pepper to find him. I found him but sadly so had the buzzards. I double lung shot him low and he still ran 750 yards! I ran a track on google maps to verify it. That guy had a lot of go in him. Thank goodness for a well trained blood dog. I have been working with Pepper for almost two years now and this is her first whitetail track job. I usually run her on hogs. She ran him down in no time. He is by far my biggest 8 point to date and my first archery deer with a 18 inch inside spread and long tall main beams. I can see why bow hunting is so addictive! Getting so close to a deer that you hear it breathing really gets the blood pumping!

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#6925137 - 10/18/17 05:04 PM Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH]
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Registered: 09/04/09
Posts: 1841
Loc: Weatherford, Texas
Very nice slick 8. Congratulations! Good luck with your new ranch.

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#6925138 - 10/18/17 05:05 PM Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH]
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Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 22627
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Very good buck for that area
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#6925140 - 10/18/17 05:08 PM Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH]
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Registered: 07/02/09
Posts: 399
Loc: Lake Kiowa, Cooke County.
Very nice congrats

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#6925148 - 10/18/17 05:14 PM Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH]
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Registered: 10/17/11
Posts: 364
Loc: Round Rock/ Lometa
thanks guys! I am very lucky to have like-minded neighbors that don't shoot every buck that walks past. And even luckier to have a good neighbor that let me go recover my deer.

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#6925151 - 10/18/17 05:16 PM Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH]
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Registered: 01/10/10
Posts: 35
Loc: Lowell, arkansas
Congrats on a nice buck! Bowhunting can be addictive.

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#6925152 - 10/18/17 05:17 PM Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH]
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 7352
Loc: bastrop county
congrats on staying the course.
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#6925154 - 10/18/17 05:22 PM Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH]
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Registered: 04/27/05
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Loc: The Outer Limits
Congratulations on your first stick, that is a very nice high rack 8 cheers


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#6925155 - 10/18/17 05:23 PM Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH]
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#6925247 - 10/18/17 07:16 PM Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH]
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Registered: 09/21/11
Posts: 374
Loc: Katy Texas
That's a lot of bone right there. Congratulations on a fine hunt and some excellent management.

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#6925251 - 10/18/17 07:19 PM Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH]
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
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#6925256 - 10/18/17 07:20 PM Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH]
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Registered: 07/30/11
Posts: 2834
Loc: GREAT STATE OF TEXAS
cheers up

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#6925365 - 10/18/17 09:02 PM Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH]
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That's nice , really like your pic pose up

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#6925392 - 10/18/17 09:25 PM Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH]
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Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 17426
Loc: Denton/Argyle
Great job all around! up
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#6925432 - 10/18/17 10:27 PM Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH]
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Registered: 01/08/16
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congrats
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