texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
herb_mason, Ray@RockPointRanch, Alpha211R, Harold l f, ckhsupplies
65412 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 93,378
bill oxner 55,225
stxranchman 54,730
SnakeWrangler 46,077
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,430
BMD 41,029
Big Orn 37,484
txshntr 35,565
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics432,586
Posts6,281,732
Members65,412
Most Online16,728
Mar 25th, 2012
Print Thread
A 2nd Chance #5417489 11/13/14 01:23 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 605
T
Tuoms Offline OP
Tracker
OP Offline
Tracker
T
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 605
Went bow hunting about a month ago in east texas at my father in laws. About 20 minutes after getting settled in the tree, I had a nice buck come in. He got to about 25 yards, and I had buck fever bad. I had only shot a doe with a bow up until this point, and this would have been my biggest buck bow or rifle. I drew on him, he made eye contact with me, and it was the longest 5 seconds of my life. He went back to eating, and I let it fly. As soon as it hit I knew it was a bad shot. When I got down and checked my arrow I saw blood and meat on it, but no blood trail whatsoever. I had no idea where I hit it, my adrenaline was pumping so hard I kinda went into blackout mode. We blindly looked for a couple of hours, but never saw a blood trail, hair, nothing. Lost his tracks after about 40 yards when the leaves and grass started getting thick. I was sick about it, telling myself 'if I would have done this, or that...etc.'

A couple of weeks ago my father in law calls and says the buck is alive. He has seen him hanging about 100 yrds from the house. All season he had been hanging out there with a 10 point (that my FIL shot a few weeks ago) but hasn't been back since I shot him. He said he has a big open wound up high. So I'm assuming I may have hit him in the backstrap. Well tmrw I am headin out with the rifle and gonna try to take him.


Re: A 2nd Chance [Re: Tuoms] #5417557 11/13/14 02:06 PM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 13,451
S
Seadog Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
S
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 13,451
Good luck!!!


I support Cap and Trade - Cap our spending and Trade Obama

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the Government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. - Thomas Jefferson
Re: A 2nd Chance [Re: Tuoms] #5417559 11/13/14 02:08 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 888
S
sunsetroosters Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
S
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 888
good luck, what a relief

Re: A 2nd Chance [Re: sunsetroosters] #5417584 11/13/14 02:22 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 123
B
burkie38 Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
B
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 123
Good luck!

Re: A 2nd Chance [Re: Tuoms] #5417619 11/13/14 02:47 PM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 4,003
J
JRJ6 Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
J
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 4,003
good luck!

Re: A 2nd Chance [Re: Tuoms] #5417648 11/13/14 03:00 PM
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 27,453
W
Western Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
W
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 27,453
Hope you get chance to put the zipper on him for good this go around up


Die young,,,,as old as you can....

Friends don't let Friends drink and post.......

The first 5 day's after the weekend, are the hardest....

Dennis

Re: A 2nd Chance [Re: Tuoms] #5417742 11/13/14 03:38 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 54,730
S
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
S
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 54,730
Good luck



Re: A 2nd Chance [Re: Tuoms] #5418165 11/13/14 06:18 PM
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 862
R
rattler03 Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
R
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 862
That's always a relief to here the deer is still alive after a bad shot. Good luck.

Re: A 2nd Chance [Re: Tuoms] #5418167 11/13/14 06:21 PM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 93,378
dogcatcher Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 93,378
Good luck.


Combat Infantryman, the ultimate hunter where the prey shoots back.
_____________"Illegitimus non carborundum est"_______________



Re: A 2nd Chance [Re: Tuoms] #5426055 11/17/14 04:01 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 605
T
Tuoms Offline OP
Tracker
OP Offline
Tracker
T
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 605
Got him! Rolled in about 10pm friday night, drank a little whiskey with my father in law went to bed. In the mornin I got in a pop up blind and had doe all around me. I was thinkin it would be pretty difficult to grab my rifle and get situated with with 10 doe about 20 yards from me. I noticed they started trickling down the hill, and as I was watching them I looked over and saw him standing there right in front of me with a little 4 point. I dropped him at 40 yards. After the debacle with him a month ago, it was awesome to see him drop in his tracks.



Re: A 2nd Chance [Re: Tuoms] #5426074 11/17/14 04:08 PM
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 27,453
W
Western Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
W
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 27,453
Mighty fine 8, great to see the saga with that buck played out well for you, good way to stay at it and achieve the goal. Darn nice buck up


Die young,,,,as old as you can....

Friends don't let Friends drink and post.......

The first 5 day's after the weekend, are the hardest....

Dennis

Re: A 2nd Chance [Re: Tuoms] #5426086 11/17/14 04:13 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 292
B
Brian C. Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
B
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 292
Steeeeeaks!!! chef food Congrats!


God Bless Texas!!! Godspeed our Military!
Re: A 2nd Chance [Re: Tuoms] #5426089 11/17/14 04:15 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 4,236
T
txhunter1010 Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
T
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 4,236
good job..congrats

Re: A 2nd Chance [Re: Tuoms] #5426160 11/17/14 04:35 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 5,297
L
landsurveyor Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
L
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 5,297
cheers


"A hungry dog hunts best. Lee Trevino

www.prospectlandsurveying.com
Re: A 2nd Chance [Re: Tuoms] #5426187 11/17/14 04:42 PM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 13,451
S
Seadog Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
S
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 13,451
Good job!!! Congrats!!! Glad you got a second chance!!!


I support Cap and Trade - Cap our spending and Trade Obama

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the Government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. - Thomas Jefferson
Re: A 2nd Chance [Re: Tuoms] #5426198 11/17/14 04:45 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 35,565
txshntr Offline
T-Rex Arms
Offline
T-Rex Arms
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 35,565
Always a relief to hear that they are alive and well...even better you got a chance to get back out and get him. Congrats on a dang nice 8 up


Re: A 2nd Chance [Re: Tuoms] #5428756 11/18/14 04:59 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 605
T
Tuoms Offline OP
Tracker
OP Offline
Tracker
T
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 605
Thanks fellas. It may not be the biggest buck, but it's the biggest I've shot and has a good story, so it's goin up on the wall.


Re: A 2nd Chance [Re: Tuoms] #5428761 11/18/14 05:03 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 12,458
J
jdk1985 Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
J
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 12,458
congrats!

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3