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Crossbow Buck Comes Right to Scent

I spontaneously took the day off and hiked up the Blue Mountain near the Appalachian Trail this morning on some state game land. I hadn't been to this spot all year, but the prospect of some free range deer during the rut was too much to pass up. Drag line in tow I set up on a saddle shortly after light crosswind from the drag line hung from a tree.

About 10AM this bruiser comes sniffing his way right up the drag line. At 26 yards he turned broadside and I let it rip. I've never seen so much blood from a deer before. It was like a drunk tried to paint the woods red with a 10" roller. Tracking was a nonissue and I wouldn't doubt if the blood trail shows up on Google Earth soon.

Anyway, it was one of those hunts that get me through winter.

Here's the arrow stuck lightly in a branch after passing through the buck's heart:


And here's what will be my first mount:


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Good Sanctuary vs. Good Food Plot
Sanctuary wins by a first round Knockout!
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wow, rack looks like a mirror image.
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Great Job and a beautiful buck.

Traditions only last if you pass them down to your kids!
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Nice buck,it was well worth the hike up top.You get him on 106?Congrats
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106, correct. I made a semi-educated guess on where to stop the hike based on the wind and a bedding area I know about on top and the stars aligned. Feels good when the logic falls in place now and then.......that and good ole fashioned LUCK!
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Great buck , I sure would bring Him to a taxi
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That is a beautiful eight...Love the brow tines!
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