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My first archery deer #6925136
10/18/17 10:02 PM
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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!

Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH] #6925137
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Very nice slick 8. Congratulations! Good luck with your new ranch.

Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH] #6925138
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Very good buck for that area


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Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH] #6925140
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Very nice congrats

Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH] #6925148
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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.

Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH] #6925151
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Congrats on a nice buck! Bowhunting can be addictive.

Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH] #6925152
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congrats on staying the course.


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Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH] #6925154
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Congratulations on your first stick, that is a very nice high rack 8 cheers

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Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH] #6925155
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I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.


Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH] #6925247
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That's a lot of bone right there. Congratulations on a fine hunt and some excellent management.

Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH] #6925251
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Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH] #6925256
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cheers up

Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH] #6925365
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That's nice , really like your pic pose up

Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH] #6925392
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Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH] #6925432
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congrats
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Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH] #6925435
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Awesome Buck, Bow Hunting is like no other!

Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH] #6925455
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Congrats to you and Pepper on the recovery cheers

Good looking 8 and to get him on your own ranch makes it even better up


Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH] #6925466
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Great buck for the area, that is a tall rack on him. Bow hunting can sure be addictive and fun. Congrats, and give Pepper a treat sounds well earned

Re: My first archery deer [Re: Brother in-law] #6925576
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Brother in Law, it took me a while to figure out how I should take the picture. The dang buzzards had him really chewed up and the head was about the only intact part of him. I was actually pretty happy with how this turned out all things considered. And thanks everyone for the kind words. I am extremely proud of this deer and officially hooked on bow hunting.

Re: My first archery deer [Re: Red Cloud] #6925865
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Originally Posted By: Red Cloud
Very nice slick 8. Congratulations! Good luck with your new ranch.


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Re: My first archery deer [Re: SapperTitan] #6925885
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Very good buck for that area


up and for first archery buck.

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Re: My first archery deer [Re: Red Cloud] #6925908
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Very nice slick 8. Congratulations! Good luck with your new ranch.
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Re: My first archery deer [Re: krod777] #6925953
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Very nice congrats

Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH] #6925987
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Awesome deer. Congrats!

Re: My first archery deer [Re: Capt.JVH] #6925992
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Outstanding 8 point! Congrats! cheers


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