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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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shot a shed buck tonight (pic added)

Spent the afternoon bowhunting one last time. Managed to get within 60 yards of a big herd of deer in a cedar thicket. The last one came out at 43 yards and had a noticeable limp. I decided to try it. He was standing broadside, still and unaware. I had plenty of time and had just ranged a nearby tree. I managed to draw without spooking the other deer and made a perfect double lung shot. He piled up within 50 yards.

Someone shot him in the hoof in rifle season. His foot was swollen about the size of a softball and when I got him skinned out ,his shoulder was atrophied badly. I'm sure he wouldn't have made it through the winter. Not sure how to attach a pic from my phone.

It was a great way to end the season. I shot an 8 point the first morning of archery from the same stand.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 12:46 AM
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Re: shot a shed buck tonight

Not sure how bad the injury was - you'd be surprised at what they can survive. With so many does runnning around it is always unfortunate when shed bucks get shot in the late season. Congrats though on what sounds like a good shot!
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Maybe...but he ain't suffering any now and he's going to be mighty tasty.
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 01:21 AM
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You absolutely did the right thing Bownut. I do not approve of shooting fawns, button bucks or shed bucks unless they are injured. In fact, I usually buy a second doe tag that I won't use unless I see an injured one. Kudos to you Sir
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congrats...i live in biglerville and go spotting around gettysburg and drive it to work everyday. I have seen more wounded deer this year than any other year that i can remember. Just got done spotting tonight and i saw a huge half rack that was limping pretty good.
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Was that down by the new church schools on table rock? Think. I saw it too.
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Congrats bownut!

If you want you can email me the picture, and i will post it for you. [email protected]
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Good for you....I have to say I don't see the point of all the drama about shooting a shed buck.....I can't imagine that enough get shot to amount to a fart in a wind storm.....my opinion is, if you were out on the last day, in January, with a bow in your hand and are successful....Good for YOU!

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Congrats
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Congratulations! On your bow killed deer.
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