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#3061812 - 12/03/12 07:00 PM #7 and #8 short story, pics, video
16 Point

Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 17592
Loc: Franklin TN

This past weekend, fri-sun was my second and last draw hunt of the year at Williamsport WMA. Weather got increasingly warmer and the number of hunters and deer being killed decreased through the weekend. I did not see any live deer on the hoof until the very end. When I checked the weekends harvest report online on Saturday afternoon, only 7 deer had been checked in from the draw hunt. I hunted all day Friday, six hours on Saturday morning (had to work that evening) and all day Sunday with lunch in between.

Sunday was by far the slowest day for deer movement and hunters, with only a few hunters in the morning and almost nobody in the afternoon. I'm pretty sure I didn't hear a single rifle shot coming from the WMA all day on Sunday.

Morning hunt in a thick bottomland produced nothing but squirrels and birds but the deer sign was good. I did a bit of scouting to the west and found a good holler with a tall walnut tree I could climb. At the bottom of the hollow was the thick bottom land with all the bedding and deer sign.

I set up around 1pm and climbed 50 ft up that walnut tree.

Nothing but noisy squirrels all afternoon. About 10 mins before the end of legal shooting hours, some of the squirrel rustling sounded a bit steadier. I looked over my right shoulder behind me and here thy came, a doe and a little one, possibly another deer or two as well. Got my gun up , had to wait for a clear shot because I was up a bit too high (bowriter was right on that one) but she gave me a shot quartering to me and I squeezed one off and she flopped over dead. Her fawn blew and ran 10 yards closer and stopped. I turned on the camera, zoomed in and started video. Squeezed one off and the fawn flipped over dead. Climbed 500,000 feet back down the tree and for the deer for a pic, gutted and hauled em out of there.

Video of the fawn shot and recovery. Sorry it's dark and grainy, like I said it was in the last 10 mins of light.

Filled my 2 tags for the hunt and got some tender meat

Thanks for reading/watching

#3061835 - 12/03/12 07:10 PM Re: #7 and #8 short story, pics, video [Re: catman529]
Swole Neck
4 Point

Registered: 11/06/11
Posts: 103
Loc: TN

Good work.
#3061847 - 12/03/12 07:17 PM Re: #7 and #8 short story, pics, video [Re: Swole Neck]
10 Point

Registered: 09/24/07
Posts: 2678
Loc: knoxville,tn

Congrats cat . Laying them down.
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#3061864 - 12/03/12 07:23 PM Re: #7 and #8 short story, pics, video [Re: bowhunter163]
LA man
18 Point

Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 20845
Loc: spencer, tn/houma, la.

good deal catman.

#3061867 - 12/03/12 07:23 PM Re: #7 and #8 short story, pics, video [Re: bowhunter163]
18 Point

Registered: 11/15/02
Posts: 21487
Loc: south fulton

Atta Boy cat ;\)
NO1 Greater- Ky Wildcats!!

Its not what happens in life, but how you react to it that matters.

#3061909 - 12/03/12 07:38 PM Re: #7 and #8 short story, pics, video [Re: rem270]
4 Point

Registered: 09/30/12
Posts: 120
Loc: sumner county TN

#3061927 - 12/03/12 07:45 PM Re: #7 and #8 short story, pics, video [Re: TheBrokenArrow]
Andy S.
TnDeer Old Timer
14 Point

Registered: 07/26/99
Posts: 8090
Loc: Atoka, TN

Congrats Cat, keep after them.
Andy S.

If I had saved all the money I spent on hunting, I'd spend it on hunting.

#3061934 - 12/03/12 07:47 PM Re: #7 and #8 short story, pics, video [Re: TheBrokenArrow]
4 Point

Registered: 09/19/11
Posts: 284
Loc: Dickson County TN

Catman what is your season total?
#3061939 - 12/03/12 07:49 PM Re: #7 and #8 short story, pics, video [Re: rem270]
Bone Collector
14 Point

Registered: 09/09/09
Posts: 9646
Loc: Murfreesboro, TN

Congrats! bang up job this year!
Semper Fidelis!

“There are hunters and there are victims. By your discipline, cunning, obedience and alertness, you will decide if you are a hunter or a victim.”
General James Mattis

#3061970 - 12/03/12 08:00 PM Re: #7 and #8 short story, pics, video [Re: Bone Collector]
8 Point

Registered: 11/29/12
Posts: 1928
Loc: Knoxville Tn

Bowhunting is life, plain and simple

Genesis 27:3

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