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My Best Buck To Date!

This past weekend our hunting party had a great time in the deer woods with all of us seeing deer & three of us taking game.

Friday morning was cold but I was nice and warm, taking everything in, my first deer hunt of the year!

Around 7:30 my phone crapped out on me but to magically revive itself after my hunt, go figure, Apple doesn't even know what happened exactly & are calling it a 'glitch'

After a while, I realized, hey I believe my GPS displays the time, that's good as I didn't want to keep my hunting party hanging

Hadn't seen a thing, but been hearing shots now and again, then one about 8:45 & I could have sworn that Todd had shot one.

Decided I would get down at 9:30 just in case it was in fact Todd who shot & that perhaps he needed help dragging

At 9:15 I heard a commotion slightly to my left a ways away but loud as all heck, figuring it was the guy who was walking around in the dark that I flashed from earlier that morning

No it was a nice buck coming my way!

Up n down he went, up n down, up n down, crashing through with me trying to line up a shot with my single shot 444

I wanted to make this count, ya got that!

At 75 yards out I tried to stop him but he paid no mind & just kept a coming!

As the good Lord would have it, he stopped at 12 yards quartering slightly to me & that's when I squeezed off the shot that put him down for the count!

I grossly underestimated the body size and rack on my trophy but there was no ground shrinkage when I hit the ground & that was indeed a beautiful thing!

As Chris (Morriswild) reported, he took a really fine eleven pointer that same evening & he, Todd & I wound up taking does on other hunts as well

What are the chances of two hunting compadres taking their best bucks to date on public land the same day?

Well, it happened & we are two proud dudes!

Thanks Todd & Chris for helping me get my brute of a buck out of the woods. That was rough!

Details: my buck was taken with a single shot 444, crack barrel, 17' inside spread, with a score of 127' with a whopping weight of 225lbs!

Thank you Lord!
December 03, 2013 at 12:00pm
6 Comments
Mike Guerin, Louisiana Sportsman Field Reporter Profile Photo
Posted December 03, 2013 at 12:40pm
;)

Congratulations!!! That is a mighty fine public land buck. Stop smiling so much!

morrisvswild Profile Photo
Posted December 03, 2013 at 3:20pm
Great Buck

Jeff, you killed a great buck! It was a pleasure helping you dragged it out. Over the years you have put your time in, and you finally got a good one. Congrats bud!!! Now lets get up there this weekend and sit in the freezing cold rain and get another one.

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jls Profile Photo
jls
Posted December 03, 2013 at 4:12pm
Buck

Nice.......Look like the Law behind ya there too

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Jefroka Profile Photo
Posted December 03, 2013 at 6:19pm
This Weekend

Chris, I sure hope there is some joy this weekend amongst the rain & the cold. Fingers crossed!!!!!

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CPR Taxidermy Profile Photo
Posted December 03, 2013 at 9:40pm
Congrats

That's one fine buck.
Congrats.

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04GREENZ71 Profile Photo
Posted December 06, 2013 at 1:21pm
WMA?

Russell Sage?

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