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15 ft up, no bow and lots of bucks(pics)

With the beautiful weather and the rut heating up, I couldn't help myself and decided to hit one of my stands after work just take it all in. No bow and only my camera because my tags are filled that I could use in 2B.

Snuck in and was settled by 4:30 and the action was immediate. I could see deer up above me milling around. Soon therafter this 4 point comes on by.

It wasn't 5 minutes later than this 5 point came nosing around my stand. Both this guy and the four point chewed some acorns and headed back towards where I saw the movement earlier.

I again could see deer up above me, hear them crashing around and caught sight of some bigger antlers. I hit the grunt call and here comes a deer headed right towards me. As he gets closer, it becomes obvious that this guy is a nice one. I kind of began to wish that he did not come within range of me but within moments he was milling around underneath me at a mere 5 yards. Big 8 point with a 18 inch spread. Probably would have been my biggest buck if I had a tag. No regrets though as the buck I shot last Saturday was special as well.


About twenty minutes later a group of does fed past without a buck in tow.

The evening finished up with this 6 point coming past me at 10 yards grunting louder than I ever heard a buck grunt before.

What an awesome evening in the stand even without my bow. Watching what would have been my biggest archery buck at 5 yards from 15 feet up and him not knowing I was there was just way cool. The does did not seem to appreciate the bucks company as of yet. Now is the time guys and girls. Unfortunately, the weather looks iffy for the next few days.

Good luck and go get em.

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-03-2010, 10:32 PM
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Re: 15 ft up, no bow and lots of bucks(pics)

Amazing photo's, that had to fun, and no pressure to shot.

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Awesome photos, looks like you have a pretty good spot there!
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very cool, had a pretty similar night myself, buck were ALL OVER, thanks for sharing the pics

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Nice pics DPMS. I can't believe you still have green leaves.
Our leaves are mostly on the ground now..

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Dpms...I did not get the PM, what time should I be there tommorrow morning???




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Great pics thanks for sharing!
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Awesome thread. Thanks for sharing the pics, I could easily see myself doing the same thing once I'm tagged out.
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Good stuff... My area of 2b is alive as well. Love it...
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