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A Whitetail story

rtraverdavis

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I like the big adventure-hunt stories in far off places as much as the next guy, but there is something exceptionally cool about being so in tune with one place, one animal, that this is one of my favorite hunting stories of all time. Your knowledge and dedication speak volumes and are so damn impressive. Congratulations on an incredible deer.
 

mdcrossbow

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I've taken over 500 whitetail with my crossbow and 100 bucks or so, every story is cool to me. I guess my 1st 150" class 8 point with a kicker is a hunters story.
It started with a walk in the woods and a small herd of does were being chased by a nice 14 point. At the time I use tree climber spikes and scrambled up a tree. A nice nice 8 point ran by and I wait for the 14 point. I stop him with a Hey you ! at about 15 yards and took a shot, over his back. He jumps ahead now 15 yards to my right standing there I'm able to load my brothers crossbow, an old Bear 200 pounder and shot again over his back. Dam this thing is off he swore it was on, mine had split a limb on a shot early morning at a 8, 10 miles away. So now I bummed. I go back and moved with a tree stand to set up on a hill directly across the road from a deertrail coming out of the park. I hunted M,T,W,T and Thursday afternoon the property's owers son told me the 14 point was killed out on #28 on Wednesday. So Friday I put some doe pee out under a big acorn tree where deer congregate before they cross or come across the road. It was about 10 am I had a doe with a limp feeding on the acorns and she was hot and off by herself in November. That big 8 point who came through before the 14 point the Saturday before came running across the road was standing 5 yards from my tree . He looked at the doe then looked right up at me and did that again and again, after the 3rd time I had a good quarting away shot and dropped him. he's the 3rd mount from the left.
 

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HalfAce

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You really do have radar. Congrats on the big buck Art! Really impressive collection of sets off of one animal.
 

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