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#3049607 - 11/26/12 12:13 PM Decent first buck of season
Beanoliver
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Registered: 11/24/12
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Loc: Oakland Tennessee, Fayette Cou...

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Day after thanksgiving this guy snuck up on me. I was sitting in the stand when I heard something under me. When I looked I was startled and sorta jumped. He saw movement and ran about 30 yards and stopped. I took the shot an turns out my scope was bumped and shooting a foot or so the the left resulting in a gut shot. He ran into the woods so I gave him a good 2.5 hours and went in after him. There was a heavy blood trail for about 300 yards then it went cold. Only finding a drop every 10 yards or so after that. After looking for 2.5 hours I headed back to eat lunch and returned to continue my search. Finally an hour later I found him. About a mile from where he was shot. I felt so bad for the poor guy. First time I've ever not dropped a deer. Will be sure to sight in scope and regularly check it from now on. He had (at one time) a double tine on the left will post a picture later of the back so you can see where is broke off.

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#3049638 - 11/26/12 12:27 PM Re: Decent first buck of season [Re: Beanoliver]
ROOKIE2323
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Registered: 05/17/04
Posts: 2478
Loc: BURNS,TN

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congrats
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#3049641 - 11/26/12 12:30 PM Re: Decent first buck of season [Re: ROOKIE2323]
BigD_625
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Registered: 09/30/09
Posts: 3365
Loc: Maury County, TN

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Goodern!!!
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#3049650 - 11/26/12 12:36 PM Re: Decent first buck of season [Re: BigD_625]
easy45
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Registered: 11/06/07
Posts: 29238
Loc: Chester County

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Congrats
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#3049661 - 11/26/12 12:45 PM Re: Decent first buck of season [Re: easy45]
corymhoward
6 Point


Registered: 05/04/08
Posts: 876
Loc: Bruceton

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Congrats
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#3049663 - 11/26/12 12:46 PM Re: Decent first buck of season [Re: corymhoward]
Andy S.
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Registered: 07/26/99
Posts: 7857
Loc: Atoka, TN

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Congrats on a great buck!
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#3049770 - 11/26/12 01:36 PM Re: Decent first buck of season [Re: Andy S.]
REM7
10 Point


Registered: 08/19/08
Posts: 3626
Loc: GRUNDY COUNTY

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Congrats
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#3049996 - 11/26/12 03:47 PM Re: Decent first buck of season [Re: REM7]
tickweed
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Registered: 11/25/09
Posts: 4764
Loc: medon,Tn.

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Nice!
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#3050208 - 11/26/12 05:42 PM Re: Decent first buck of season [Re: ROOKIE2323]
gator-n-buck
WAFL
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Registered: 10/22/08
Posts: 20928
Loc: Knox, TN / Palatka, FL

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#3050267 - 11/26/12 06:13 PM Re: Decent first buck of season [Re: gator-n-buck]
northeasthunter
8 Point


Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 1571
Loc: brentwood

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congrats
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