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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Eastern,Pa
Re: What's your craziest kill story?
Heres my most bizarre so far. In a treestand in buck season about a half hour before daylight, I was sending out some grunt sequences. I am a true beleiver in deer "calling", and before long I got an answer out of the darkness. I was sure it was downhill from me, but after years of running chainsaws, my ears lie to me now and then. I oriented myself looking downhill, and I am right handed. Just after daybreak the buck grunts directly behind my tree. As I turn my head I see big horns staring right at me, and he is in high gear in a second. I have one chance, a quick turn and over my right shoulder shot, which I took. The buck piled up like he was pole-axed, but something did not seem right. As I stared down from the treestand, I got the impression he was not dead. After about a minute I said nonsense, put my rifle on the pull line and lowered it to the ground. When my boots hit the first step, he was up and off to the races! I hit the ground in time to get off one shot, gun still tied to the rope! I found good blood right away, the kind that looks like someone carrying a bucket of red paint through the woods. As I took the trail, it led straight down to a broad bench and as I stood there thinking he must be right here, up and away he goes again! Two more shots, no deer! Well, I have one more bench to go down, then he is off my property, so I had to tighten up and get serious. With my best tracking skills ( following the red paint) I crept over to the last drop, and there he is, on the ground with his entire neck and head leaning up a hemlock tree, like he was trying to climb it, and still very much alive! One finisher took care of that, then I solved my mystery. My first "pop" shot had removed his lower jaw. All but one of my other shots had connected in the South end of the Northbound buck! He had propped himself up on that tree out of desperation I guess, but it was the most eerie thing I ever saw a deer do. Needless to say, I had about 75lbs. of burger, and a great story !
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