Archery Buck

I shot this buck on Saturday morning at 7:40 on my lease in Fargo, Ga near the Okeefenokee. I had one those mornings you dream about. I had a nice 8 come in from an overgrown clear cut with dog fennels head high. He caught me in my stand, and after a 5 minute stare down, he finally relaxed and when he went behind a bush, i was able to stand and get my bow. At that point he started to stare down an abandoned road, and here comes a 6, a smaller 8 and this deer. After a few minutes browsing around, they start making there way to my stand. At 25 yards i had to wait to make sure none of the bucks were looking and i drew and let the arrow fly. He ran about 30 yds and started walking and immediately i thought to myself, oh crap i guess i liver or gut shot him. He ended up bedding down in the dog fennels 60 yards away. Meanwhile, all the other bucks are wondering what the heck just took place and slowly drifted back across the road. An hour later, he comes the nice 8 again and comes in to 10 yds, with a perfect broadside shot, but i passed on him in hopes of being able to let me SIL take him. Thinking that i had shot too far back, at around 10:30 i snuck out to grab some lunch and we came back and he was right where he had bedded. The shot was perfect, on the pic that is the exit hole.




Here's a pic from my stand, i'm sitting in a pine block on the edge of the clear cut.
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  • BatemasterBatemaster Posts: 1,699 Captain
    Nice buck!
  • Hunt24/7Hunt24/7 Posts: 39 Deckhand
    Nice buck! I hate when they walk away like that makes me sick.
  • FLDXTFLDXT Posts: 2,472 Captain
    Nice buck and pretty woods! Congrats.
  • davedirtdavedirt Posts: 95 Deckhand
    Sweet..........
  • gator4evergator4ever Posts: 2,501 Captain
    He is gorgeous. My phone pics sux. Now I can appreciate him. Very very nice.

    Let me know if you want to mount him. I have a taxidermist that charges me $250 he does great work. Knowing you, you wont mount him. But a bow kill I sure as hell would.
    Let me know.
    "sometimes it's OK just to kill a little time" my grandpa 1972
  • ducknfishducknfish Posts: 3,821 Officer
    Love those long tines. Nicely done!
  • kthuntzkthuntz Posts: 123 Officer
    Hunted outside fargo a few years back. great buck for that area. congrats!
  • GetumspikeGetumspike Posts: 138 Officer
    Sweet buck! Congrats
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    Congrats! That buck looks huge & older with the colors on him.
  • ChasinwhitetailChasinwhitetail Posts: 123 Officer
    Congrats! Great looking buck & property.
  • flydownflydown Posts: 6,450 Admiral
    Great buck!
    DYING for me was the most HE could do. LIVING for HIM is the least I can do
  • down4dacountdown4dacount Posts: 2,580 Officer
    Awesome Buck
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  • gamehunter1023gamehunter1023 Posts: 467 Officer
    Man that is a nice buck. he's got a big body as well nice job
  • nativecrackernativecracker Posts: 293 Officer
    Great buck man!!! beautiful area to hunt too. good job and thanks for the pics.
  • ReelAffair23ReelAffair23 Posts: 784 Officer
    kthuntz wrote: »
    Hunted outside fargo a few years back. great buck for that area. congrats!
    Yeah he's the biggest deer i've seen so far either hunting or on camera in the two years i've been hunting the area. There sure is a large bear population in the area though, keeps you on your toes in the morning walking to your stand. I had one charge me up my tree last year, scared the #*&# out of me.
  • wildbillwildbill Posts: 40 Greenhorn
    Nice Buck! Congrats!
    ~~WildBill~~
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    And those that don’t love us,
    May God turn their hearts.
    And if he doesn’t turn their hearts,
    May he turn their ankles,
    So we’ll know them by their limping.

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  • PermitchaserPermitchaser Posts: 871 Officer
    Beauty.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • gottheitch22gottheitch22 Posts: 4,082 Captain
    NICE BUCK sounds like a nice place
    living life as i like
  • spfldbowhunterspfldbowhunter Posts: 889 Officer
    :beer
    Eph. 3:20
  • omegafooomegafoo Posts: 3,084 Captain
    Congrats! Nice buck!
  • mickmick Posts: 162 Deckhand
    :Rockon
    persistence is the womb in which success is carried full term.
  • uffishinfooluffishinfool Posts: 39 Deckhand
    Good Job Jose. Now go back and get that other 8 that had a death wish.
  • MOCEAN CONTROLMOCEAN CONTROL Posts: 29 Greenhorn
    nice buck jose!!!!!

    another one for the wall.
  • Panhandler80Panhandler80 Posts: 7,799 Moderator
    Nice'n!

    Did you get a weight on him?
    "Whatcha doin' in my waters?"
  • DoradoDreaminDoradoDreamin Posts: 1,821 Captain
    Awesome buck Jose! Is this the same place where you got the bucks last year? Glad to see you guys have a good piece of property to hunt.
  • ReelAffair23ReelAffair23 Posts: 784 Officer
    Good Job Jose. Now go back and get that other 8 that had a death wish.
    I'm saving that one for Josh. BTW, thanks for planning on coming up to help us get unstuck on Sunday, i really appreciate it.
  • ReelAffair23ReelAffair23 Posts: 784 Officer
    Awesome buck Jose! Is this the same place where you got the bucks last year? Glad to see you guys have a good piece of property to hunt.
    No Rob, that one burned down so bad last year it still has not recovered. We lost over half the lease. This piece is next to it though. There's alot of game in the area (deer, turkey, hogs and bears, did i mention bears).
  • reel_spoiledreel_spoiled Posts: 68 Deckhand
    Good lookin buck. Almost looks like a Muley with that wide rack and lack of brows. I like it. Congrats!
  • ReelAffair23ReelAffair23 Posts: 784 Officer
    Nice'n!

    Did you get a weight on him?
    The scale said 162, not sure how accurate it is though.
  • Humble hunterHumble hunter Posts: 446 Officer
    That is one fine buck.
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