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#2942842 - 09/13/12 11:12 PM Hunting the "shed buck"
catman529
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this spring while turkey hunting I found this shed



It's not a monster by any standards but has a little character. This year's rack should be a bit bigger too. Either way I would love to see and possibly kill the buck that this shed belongs to. I would make a good challenge and a good story if I managed to get it done.

So today I was scouting the area with Nimrod. It is a small, overgrown area with some trees but almost no mast trees. Except for one group of 2 or 3 mature oaks, which were dropping acorns. The leaves were a bit messed up on the ground from deer activity and there were a lot of cracked acorn shells on the ground, a small but very fresh rub, and a couple of deer runs and nearby bedding areas. I think I found the place to hunt with my bow, but I can only go in when the wind is coming from certain directions and I will be hunting on the ground and not a stand. The thicket is thick enough I could probably pull my bow unseen if I did it right.

Note I am not going to hunt there only for this one buck. I will shoot almost anything but hope that buck shows up. If he shows up and I don't get a shot off, I will probably be more selective and hunt that buck more specifically. Also if I manage to kill a doe or two, I will quit killing does and then only hunt the buck.

That is my plan, and I would be more than thrilled to kill a doe in this oak tree thicket with my bow, since I have never killed a deer with a bow. but the best thing that could possibly happen is if I find and kill that buck whose shed I found during turkey season. We will see how it goes and I am looking forward to opening weekend. I will be working saturday but hunting this spot on sunday, provided the wind is favorable.
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#2942846 - 09/13/12 11:20 PM Re: Hunting the "shed buck" [Re: catman529]
RKenney
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I hope you kill one. If you can bow hunt like you fish, I'm saying he is as good as dead!
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#2942850 - 09/13/12 11:22 PM Re: Hunting the "shed buck" [Re: RKenney]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: RKenney
I hope you kill one. If you can bow hunt like you fish, I'm saying he is as good as dead!
well thanks, I hope it turns out that way. Only difference between my hunting and fishing abilities is that when I fish, I am baiting. ;\)
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#2942899 - 09/14/12 05:05 AM Re: Hunting the "shed buck" [Re: RKenney]
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He may be a monster this year! Good luck!
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#2942937 - 09/14/12 05:59 AM Re: Hunting the "shed buck" [Re: MUP]
DOC1187
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 Originally Posted By: MUP
He may be a monster this year! Good luck!
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#2942942 - 09/14/12 06:05 AM Re: Hunting the "shed buck" [Re: DOC1187]
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Hope you get him. At least you have a plan.
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#2943093 - 09/14/12 08:39 AM Re: Hunting the "shed buck" [Re: plinker22]
ImThere
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Why no stand? Aint no tree big enough? Im glad you made it out to scout it finialy im going out sun to hang my 2 stands and check on the other 2 with my ladder and harness this time lol
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#2943188 - 09/14/12 09:44 AM Re: Hunting the "shed buck" [Re: ImThere]
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Good luck and you never know, an even bigger one might walk out.
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#2943465 - 09/14/12 01:16 PM Re: Hunting the "shed buck" [Re: ImThere]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: ImThere
Why no stand? Aint no tree big enough? Im glad you made it out to scout it finialy im going out sun to hang my 2 stands and check on the other 2 with my ladder and harness this time lol
I think there may be a big enough tree but I don't have a stand yet, unless you want to put one of yours in there. Does tommy have to know about every stand or has he said you can just hang your stands wherever?
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