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#3068605 - 12/07/12 08:38 PM President's Island Photos
RecurveShooter
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I have a wireless card this year!

We only had one checked in today. There were 3 others shot and not recovered...yet. From Ensley



11pt
4.5 years old by tooth wear
5.0 inch bases
24.6 inch beam length
186 pounds field dressed
20. 1 inch outside spread

Check out his neck!



Edited by RecurveShooter (12/07/12 08:40 PM)

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#3068614 - 12/07/12 08:42 PM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: RecurveShooter]
TX300mag
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What a buck!
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#3068616 - 12/07/12 08:43 PM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: TX300mag]
lpo1981
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Nice Buck!!!!!!!
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#3068620 - 12/07/12 08:44 PM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: TX300mag]
Andy S.
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Nice'un. Congrats to the hunter and thanks for sharing.
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#3068633 - 12/07/12 08:52 PM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: Andy S.]
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Very nice. Thanks for the update.
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#3068635 - 12/07/12 08:54 PM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: Andy S.]
Labboy
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WOW! What a buck.
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#3068637 - 12/07/12 08:54 PM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: muddyboots]
muddyboots
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Kinda depressing to have shot 4 and just found 1. Dadgum.
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#3068657 - 12/07/12 09:03 PM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: muddyboots]
RecurveShooter
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Hopefully they will find them in the morning.
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#3068687 - 12/07/12 09:18 PM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: RecurveShooter]
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If they draw blood and don't find them are they allowed to shoot another?
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#3068773 - 12/07/12 10:42 PM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: Hollar Hunter]
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Congrats to him. I hunted the ensley unit in 2008 and saw a 10-pt that was every bit that big. Problem was he was a good 75 yards through the woods and no matter how hard I tried I couldn't get my bow to miraculously turn into a muzzleloader.
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#3068774 - 12/07/12 10:43 PM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: muddyboots]
Swamphunter
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 Originally Posted By: muddyboots
Kinda depressing to have shot 4 and just found 1. Dadgum.


I suspect a lot of people who aren't really bowhunters put in for this hunt because it's PI. What a shame to have such a low recovery rate. Then again, this forum is full of "lost" deer stories this year with a high powered rifle.

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#3068810 - 12/07/12 11:26 PM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: Swamphunter]
bow-hunter
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Was the three that where not recovered from ensley unit also?
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#3068957 - 12/08/12 07:26 AM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: bow-hunter]
KANATI McD
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Love the droptine, but that body is massive! Congrats to the hunter
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#3069050 - 12/08/12 08:26 AM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: RecurveShooter]
look'n 4 deer
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Great buck!
Congrats!

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#3069066 - 12/08/12 08:33 AM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: look'n 4 deer]
easy45
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Awesome
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#3069125 - 12/08/12 09:31 AM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: Gravey]
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Great buck. Congrats!
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#3069201 - 12/08/12 10:46 AM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: PinchPoint]
RecurveShooter
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It's raining off and on now. Two more have been taken. I will post pics shortly.
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#3069205 - 12/08/12 10:48 AM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: Gravey]
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 Originally Posted By: Gravey
Congrats to him. I hunted the ensley unit in 2008 and saw a 10-pt that was every bit that big. Problem was he was a good 75 yards through the woods and no matter how hard I tried I couldn't get my bow to miraculously turn into a muzzleloader.


\:D Hahaha! Been there before!
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#3069222 - 12/08/12 10:58 AM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: Urban_Hunter]
Poser
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Wow!
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#3069228 - 12/08/12 11:01 AM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: Poser]
RecurveShooter
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Presidents Island

9pt
4.5 years old
5.3 inch bases
21.2 inch main beams
199 pounds whole
19.0 inch outside spread

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#3069233 - 12/08/12 11:05 AM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: RecurveShooter]
RecurveShooter
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Presidents Island

3.5 years old
5.5 inch bases
21.4 inch main beam
162 pounds dressed
17.5 inch outside spread

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#3069235 - 12/08/12 11:09 AM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: RecurveShooter]
BH2424
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Way cool buck congrats!
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#3069261 - 12/08/12 11:34 AM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: BH2424]
tickweed
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congrats
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#3069571 - 12/08/12 03:45 PM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: tickweed]
double browtine
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Great bucks! Congrats to all the hunters!
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#3069632 - 12/08/12 04:19 PM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: Gravey]
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Very big buck,congrats!
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#3069681 - 12/08/12 04:57 PM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: Gravey]
ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
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great buck
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#3070618 - 12/09/12 10:43 AM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
RecurveShooter
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Presidents Island

12pt
4.5 inch bases
20.5 inch beam
17 inch outside spread
149 pounds dressed

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#3070619 - 12/09/12 10:44 AM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: RecurveShooter]
RecurveShooter
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There was another shot last night and tracked until 11pm. They are about to attempt to pick up the trail again.
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#3070622 - 12/09/12 10:46 AM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: RecurveShooter]
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Presidents Island

4.5 years old
6 inch base
22 inch beam
22 inch outside spread
159 pounds dressed

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#3070630 - 12/09/12 10:51 AM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: RecurveShooter]
muddyboots
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Some hosses. Cant wait to go back.
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#3070691 - 12/09/12 11:28 AM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: muddyboots]
parkerxbowhunter
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congratulations all on the deer
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#3070748 - 12/09/12 12:03 PM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: parkerxbowhunter]
double browtine
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Couple more great bucks. Congrats to the lucky hunters who got drawn for and killed good bucks.
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#3070755 - 12/09/12 12:07 PM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: double browtine]
Roost 1
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Great bucks.... Are these bowkills
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#3070763 - 12/09/12 12:15 PM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: Roost 1]
utfan1
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#3071800 - 12/09/12 10:25 PM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: utfan1]
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Was any of the three that was shot Friday evening or the one shot Saturday evening found?
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#3071851 - 12/09/12 11:36 PM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: bow-hunter]
corymhoward
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Those are some 3.5 year old studs!
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#3072075 - 12/10/12 08:11 AM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: Gravey]
in the dog house!
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No update on the bucks that they were tracking yet.........
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#3072217 - 12/10/12 09:34 AM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: in the dog house!]
RecurveShooter
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No more bucks killed or recovered Sunday evening. Two does were taken late Sunday morning. Had passing rainshowers off and on. It was the warmest hunt in the 5 years I have been going down there. Tough hunting conditions for sure.
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#3072223 - 12/10/12 09:37 AM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: RecurveShooter]
Mike Belt
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Aside from the rain and warm weather could you tell how much last year's flood hurt the place buckwise?
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#3072424 - 12/10/12 11:36 AM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: Mike Belt]
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Mike, I can tell you based off of three different doe hunts I've been on that this year had significantly less sign than I saw 2 years ago, and the year before that.

In terms of trails, tracks, and droppings, I'd venture to guess that there was only 25% of the sign I've seen in the past. No idea if there are other factors at play (in other words, I'm not trying to speculate that the herd number has dropped by 75%).
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#3072579 - 12/10/12 01:15 PM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: Crosshairy]
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I can agree with Crosshairy as I have hunted the island the same amount of years. Back in 09 and 10, I would literally see deer all day long -2 hours at the most without a deer sighting with 15-20+ deer a day. The last two years have been something more akin to 3-5 deer sightings a day and all of then within the first and last hour of light.
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#3072677 - 12/10/12 02:20 PM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: Poser]
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A combination of both factors (weather sucked) and a large percentage of the population was wiped out with the flood (TWRA estimates 50-60%... hunters who have hunted before estimated closer to 75%) led to the worst year ever for the island.

I still had a blast, tho... but didn't see a single buck over 2.5

Did have 10-12 deer within easy bow range during the hunt, and did stalk up on a 1.5 y/o buck making a rub while still hunting... go to within 20 yards of him. had to grunt at him to even get his attention.

The island will be back to it's former glory in another 3 years or so... I saw a LOT of 1.5 y/o bucks.... amazing since they would have been born right after the flood!

Also surprising that no monsters were seen or killed... around 150" was the biggest buck taken

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#3074968 - 12/11/12 07:25 PM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: megalomaniac]
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That last one was a friend of mine he is from crossville.
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#3075020 - 12/11/12 07:53 PM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: spitndrum]
Crosshairy
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Mega, I hate you had to burn all those priority points on a sub-par year. Don't go buying any lotto tickets with that luck!

It's better to just do what Poser and I do and just go more often on the doe hunts, torturing yourself with all the big bucks you can't shoot \:\)
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#3075024 - 12/11/12 07:55 PM Re: President's Island Photos [Re: Gravey]
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awesome buck
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