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    Big WMA 8

    Sunday I drove out to a WMA that I hunt a lot. I have been luck enough to
    see a good amount of bucks this year on public land. I was trying to put my
    hunting buddy on a buck so I let him hunt by spot. He saw some good deer
    early in the season but wasn't having any luck lately. We met up at 3:00 am
    and drove out to my spot. He grabbed his climber and followed the tacks to
    my tree. I decided to walk across the dirt road and hunt about a 1/4 mile
    in. I was really just hoping he would see something. 7:30 in the morning
    some guy hunting from his truck drives down the road. I was thinking there
    goes my chance at seeing anything. I text my buddy and he said nothing was
    moving by him yet. I was about to reply that I wasn't seeing anything
    either and I saw movement about 200 yards to my right. I looked and it was
    a big buck moving quick. I mouth grunted to stop him. He froze and I
    grabbed my grunt tube to try to get him within range. I grunted twice and
    he started coming. He got inside 200 yards and I pulled the trigger. Oops.
    I forgot to take the safety off. I tried to calm myself and lined up for a
    shot again. He stopped broad side 180 yards out and I shot. I could see
    that I hit him. He stumbled toward my direction about 20 yards and I shot
    him a second time. Then he disappeared in the grass. I text my buddy while
    I was still shaking. I stayed in the stand while he walked over and with
    hand signals, I guided him to where I last saw him. My buddy almost tripped
    over him. The pic is from where he fell.

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    Nice!

    Funny how quickly things can change. Way to keep your composure after forgetting about the safety.
    "Whatcha doin' in my waters?"

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    Great buck man congrats !

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    Congrats on a great buck!

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    Great buck. Congrats

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    Nice buck bro! I cant seem to open your pics to get a bigger look though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilburz View Post
    Nice buck bro! I cant seem to open your pics to get a bigger look though?
    I can't either.

    Conrats

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    Tiny file size makes it hard to see the buck. But it sounds like you had an awesome hunt. congratulations!
    DYING for me was the most HE could do. LIVING for HIM is the least I can do

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    Congrats!
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