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Haven't bow hunted since 1997. Was easily convinced to start again. I am shooting a barnet crossbow I traded a go pro for from a THF member. Headed south out of Ozona Friday night and wham hit a small 8 with the truck and need 2000 in repairs. No worries still driveable and airbags didn't deploy.
Saturday morning in the pop-up at 6:15. At 6:45 I can hear deer walking by in the rocks. At 7:15 the feeder goes off and I can hear more deer. I have a wide 8 and a mature ten at the feeder. Trying to decide if the 10 was one of my target bucks just couldn't tell. At 7:35 I hear another deer and all of the deer stop and looking in that direction and start moving a little. The deer is a buck and walks 15 yards in front of me headed to the feeder ears pulled back ready for a fight. The other 4 bucks move out of his way as he comes up to the feeder.
I am blown away by his mass and when I see his right main beam I go holy cow its mcnasty a targeted buck. I thought I was 25 yards from the feeder. So I range him expecting 25-27 yards and see 35 I do it again and it's 43 do it 4 more times and it is jumping 35 to 43. I get my arms steady and get 34.5. Now I am ready get settled in behind the crossbow I talk myself thru my practice and adjust the aim for 35 yards, click the safety slowly so not to be loud now I am ready. I squeeze the trigger and wham I hit him. He runs off and I hear him crash.







So I sit back breath a big sigh and am excited. Now I have no cell signal no satellite phone just a walkie talkie and don't think anybody will be able to hear. About 10 minutes go by and I hear deer coming back in. So after a bit I go to the feeder and start looking for blood. I can't find my bolt and no blood, no biggie I will start going the direction he went. Hear a spot there a spot and I follow his trail for 20 yards and I step on his hoof! Holy cow biggest whitetail of my life and with a crossbow.

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I can't get the rest to upload.

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Can't wait too see more pics

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Awesome!!! Can't wait for pics up

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We had 5 hunters in camp with one being an 11 yo. He got his first doe with a bow. And two others also shot their best whitetail bucks!! 3 bucks and a doe on opening weekend. Busy time but it was a blast.

We are on a place west of the Devils River north of Comstock in Val Verde county.

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Congrats.

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That is funky but sweet looking deer. Congrats cheers

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nice buck.congratulations..........

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That is awesome. You get chances all the time for big pretty tens. But crazy looking nasties with all the rare characteristics like that buck are true memories for sure. And no one can say they have a buck just like yours.

Congrats

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That buck break the drop tine off when he died or before you shot him?Or is that velvet? Congrats

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Congrats nice deer!

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Congrats! Cool rack!

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He broke it off when he rubbed out of velvet.

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That's a funky looking rack. Nice shooting!

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Cool deer. Congrats.


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Heck of an opening weekend for your camp and very unique trophy!!! Congrats up


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Excellent job!


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