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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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A buck for Mom

My mother became very ill a couple of weeks ago and Id only been able to get in the woods a couple of times. She took a turn for the worse last week and passed away early Sunday morning. By yesterday afternoon we had pretty much wrapped up arrangements so I took the opportunity to slip up to the woods.

The Last few times that I had been out I was fooling around playing musical trees with a nice 7 point; after our last encounter Id figured I knew the perfect tree to kill him from. I was in that tree last evening when at 4:45pm here comes a buck walking straight to me on a skid trail that passes by my tree. He came on until he reached an intersecting trail 20 yards in front of me. It would have been best if hed made a right turn to take the trail west, but he hung a left and I only had a small window through which to shoot as he walked through. The window was too small to take a chance on stopping him so I took the walking shot.

I immediately had the impression the hit was a little far back. The buck ran about 30 yards then stopped and stood there twitching its tail, so I knew I had a hit but feared a gut shot. He walked another 15 yards till he almost disappeared over the lip of the bench; all I could see at that point was his tail twitching and then nothing. I waited 20 minutes and got down to look.

I had good blood where he was at the shot and a good blood trail leading away. I looked for the bolt for a few minutes but never found it in the logging tops covered with Mile-A-Minute weed, so I took the trail. There was a good blood trail to where he first stopped but then nothing. I walked to the edge of the bench and over a little a bunch of times looking for more blood but never found any. I decided to carefully pick out his most likely path from the last blood and found him right where I had last seen him. Dont know how I walked right passed him so many times.

When I took the shot I thought it was the 7 point, but turned out it was a pretty nice 8 with a 14 inside spread and a big body. Turned out I had hit the back of one lung then through the liver and nicked the paunch.

This ones for you Mom.

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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 08:50 PM
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Congrats on your buck and sympathies for the loss of your mother.
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Congrats Loridr and sorry for the passing of your mother.

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post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 09:04 PM
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Sweet man, I'm sure that felt great. Nice buck . Sorry about your mom. Stay strong buddy!
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Nice buck, and I am sorry to hear of your loss. Impressive chin mullet!

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Congrats on the buck. Prayers out to you and your family for your loss.

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Thanks for posting your story. That buck will be one of those special ones that we hold so dear. So sorry to hear of your loss. Sometimes the woods are the best place to be in these times.

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Sorry about your mom. Congrats on the buck. Your goatee rocks!
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