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24 feet too far... #8938980 10/19/23 02:52 PM
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I had this guy at 58 yards last night. 50 yards is my max comfort for my bow setup. I am proficient to 60, but felt it was too much of a push last night. Alas, he got a pass. The more I look at him the more a missed opportunity stings this morning. Why do they always look more impressive when they are angling away than broadside or head-on?

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Re: 24 feet too far... [Re: HuntnFly67] #8938991 10/19/23 02:59 PM
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Nice buck, what county? They look bigger from behind due to perception reference to backward facing body vs forward. Either way, looks like a nice mature buck, hope you close the gap on him...

Re: 24 feet too far... [Re: HuntnFly67] #8938994 10/19/23 03:03 PM
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Dandy buck, hope you get another crack at him.

Re: 24 feet too far... [Re: HuntnFly67] #8939008 10/19/23 03:20 PM
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Rear view is definitely very deceiving, and Ive never heard any logical explanation why. Do you not have pics of him with a better view. He looks really nice.
He would be about 54 feet too far for most, including me and my xbow.


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Re: 24 feet too far... [Re: HuntnFly67] #8939017 10/19/23 03:27 PM
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Great mass, I’ll bet you’ll see him again. Be ready.



Re: 24 feet too far... [Re: HuntnFly67] #8939041 10/19/23 04:06 PM
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for some reason they always look bigger from the back. Good looking buck there though. As long as he didn't know you were watching i doubt his routine will change. Perhaps a bit of hand corn trail back toward your stand location if you are around there a good bit. I had one buck that would watch feeders from a distance sometimes for an hour but not go there unless he smelled a doe he wanted. when in velvet he would be there but once he shed he became much more careful. Started putting some corn about 60 yards from the feeder and he would eat that fairly often. Just a thought.


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Re: 24 feet too far... [Re: HuntnFly67] #8939097 10/19/23 05:07 PM
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He is definitely cagey and king of the brush in this pasture; I don't have a decent head on or broadside shot of him. There were five other bucks and they all kept their distance except for an 8 that was only slightly smaller and seemed to be about the same age class. It was a fun night; saw lots of scraping, rubbing, and a pretty good sparring match.
Brown Co for those that asked. The does came in at dusk and except for two younger bucks, no one paid them any attention.

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Nice deer

Re: 24 feet too far... [Re: HuntnFly67] #8939153 10/19/23 06:33 PM
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Dandy. Hope you get a 2nd go at him. Good luck!


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Nice buck, elmer

Re: 24 feet too far... [Re: dkershen] #8939371 10/19/23 11:20 PM
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Dandy. Hope you get a 2nd go at him. Good luck!


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Re: 24 feet too far... [Re: HuntnFly67] #8942320 10/24/23 01:01 AM
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Get him

Re: 24 feet too far... [Re: HuntnFly67] #8942354 10/24/23 01:28 AM
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He will be back, nice.

Re: 24 feet too far... [Re: HuntnFly67] #8942384 10/24/23 01:49 AM
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Hope you get him a little later in the season!

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