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#2569335 - 10/16/11 02:29 PM West KY 12 pointer down!
8 Point

Registered: 06/16/10
Posts: 2337
Loc: Chattanooga, TN

Well 1st and foremost would like to thank the good Lord again for blessing me! Well I hope yall are ready for a long story, wild ride but a great ending! Well friday evening I'm suppose to leave out for West Ky for the early muzzleloader weekend. My wife gets really sick friday morning and stays home from work. My lil girl who is 20months old now is with her grandmother. Well I'm in a jam wife is sick, suppose to be leaving in an hr and no babysitter! Well grandmother calls and says she will take care of her while I'm gone. Alright October 15th is my 6th wedding anniversary. The wife already cleared me to go and told me it would be fine with her 2 just go. Well saturday morning was a bust zero deer sightings but weather was beautiful. Well I get out to where my truck is parked and its gone! I'm like oh lord somebody stole my truck! So, I call 911 and the dispatcher says a county cop had it towed cause it was blocking the road. Ok this is a county back rd and I was completely pulled off onto the shoulder into the grass. There is like maybe 4 or 5 cars total that go up and down this rd a day maybe! I was like I live 3hrs. away and I"m completely stranded now. The dispatcher got my cell number, lucky I had my phone on me and not in the truck! and she gave it to the cop that towed me. Ok he calls me back and explains that an old man kept calling in over and over that a truck was blocking the rd. He claims he didn't want to tow it but had no choice? Well the officer came back out to where I was and gave me a lift muzzleloader and all to the tow hard. Ok I had to pay $96 to get my truck back. Ok I only have $47 the tow guy held my dl while I went to the bank, atm wasn't working so I had to call of buddy of mine that was hunting an hr away to bring me cash. He didn't except cards or checks. So he got there and I left. I get all the way back to my hotel 30mins. away and the tow guy calls me and says I forgot to give you your dl back! I'm like lord please help me can this day get any worse? Well I drive back out there and get my dl. Well I get a quick bite to eat and had the lady at the drive-through my last $10 and she pockets my change lol! Well I finally make it into my treestand for the evening hunt with 2hrs. of daylight left. About 30mins. before dark 2 really nice 2.5yr old 8 points walk by at 50yards and they got a pass. Well 15mins. later I look up in the bean field and I see a deer. As soon as I see it I can tell its a great buck. Well hes 150yards and moving to me. I get my muzzleloader up and he turns and comes right for my tree. He gets 50yards away and turns broadside and I stop him and let that smokepole eat! I could tell right when I shot I hit him cause he mule kicked and spun tail tucked and ran right 2 my tree. He gets 5 yards under my tree and stops and makes a super loud Growl or grunt or grone or something! I was like oh ya he's fixing to fall over and then nothing he just starts looking around and acting fine I was like deer lord I missed that buck! By this time I could see all his points and I was shaking like a leaf. I grabbed another quick load and my ramrod sounded like a jingle bells going down the barrel. I get a cap on and get my gun up. He's still standing there just looking around like nothing happened but he's behind some super thick brush and I wasn't going to try and shoot through it. Well I sat there motionless expect for all my shaking and that buck stood there 5mins. looking around. I was like dear lord please let him take 2 more steps he would be in a wide open lane at 5yrds. As soon as I said that he took just 2 more steps! And I let that smokepole roar again! Smoked cleard and I saw him move out of site at 30yards then I heard just a few more leaves crunch and silence. I was all my gosh is he down? I didn't know I was so tore up I couldn't stop shaking! Well I texted Ol Mossyback and told him I just shot a monster and another buddy of mine. Well I climbed down and went over where he stood for 5mins. and there was blood everywhere! I was talking to Ol Mossy and I looked up and there he was no more than 5 yards last time I saw him! Well here he is. Bigsatt was right down the rd the next morning and I drove out to see him. He and another guy scored him. Gross green score= 159 2/8". He's a main frame 10pointer with a right split G2 and a left split g3. Total of 12 scoreable points. He also broke off about 1-2in.s off his right G4! Would like to send a very special thank you to my wife for being so understanding of my hobby and my passion of whitetail deer hunting. To my mother-in-law for being a great grandmother and taking care of my child while I was gone and my wife was sick. Also, would like to send out a very special thank you to Bigsatt on here for giving me an unreal oppurtunity and to Ol Mossyback for helping me hang the stand I killed him out of! All I can say is I'm truely blessed!

Rage in the cage!
Success in the deer woods is never a guarantee that's why its called hunting! That is why I'm out there in the 1st place!
John 3:16

#2569340 - 10/16/11 02:38 PM Re: West KY 12 pointer down! [Re: BigCam50]
16 Point

Registered: 07/17/03
Posts: 12774
Loc: Middle, Tn

Awesome, Wes.

That is a fantastic buck, stoked for you.

#2569349 - 10/16/11 02:43 PM Re: West KY 12 pointer down! [Re: BigCam50]
double browtine
8 Point

Registered: 12/04/10
Posts: 1560
Loc: north mid tn

Awesome buck and great story. Congrats! So did you hit him the first shot also?
#2569363 - 10/16/11 02:55 PM Re: West KY 12 pointer down! [Re: double browtine]
high country
10 Point

Registered: 11/24/02
Posts: 2813
Loc: Unicoi County

Nice, now you got a buck and a story of a lifetime. \:D
American by Birth, Southern by the Grace of God!

#2569367 - 10/16/11 02:59 PM Re: West KY 12 pointer down! [Re: double browtine]
hunter drew
14 Point

Registered: 06/16/07
Posts: 8307
Loc: henderson county TN Lexington

Great buck bro....Congrats...I'm gonna be in Chatt on Monday I would like to see a few more pics brother...If your around
It is what it is

#2569380 - 10/16/11 03:10 PM Re: West KY 12 pointer down! [Re: hunter drew]
16 Point

Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 10394
Loc: Harrogate, TN

Congrats on a great buck and thanks for the story!
God Bless, Carl

Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

#2569406 - 10/16/11 03:39 PM Re: West KY 12 pointer down! [Re: encore06]
10 Point

Registered: 12/20/09
Posts: 2647
Loc: Tn

nice deer don't you love those dumb ones that let you miss them at 50 yards and stand there while you
#2569413 - 10/16/11 03:48 PM Re: West KY 12 pointer down! [Re: RAFI]
12 Point

Registered: 10/28/05
Posts: 5028
Loc: Mississippi

Congrats! Heckuva buck!
#2569420 - 10/16/11 03:51 PM Re: West KY 12 pointer down! [Re: RAFI]
10 Point

Registered: 08/15/07
Posts: 4065
Loc: Hardin, Co.

Congrats nice deer. Looks like you got it done again this year.

Edited by 8 POINTS OR BETTER (10/16/11 03:52 PM)
" Some localities are willing to work for their sport, and have plenty. Others are willing merely to take what comes easy, and have little or none." - Aldo Leopold

#2569428 - 10/16/11 03:59 PM Re: West KY 12 pointer down! [Re: BigCam50]
buckmaster 320
6 Point

Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 712
Loc: cookeville,tn

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