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#3102651 - 12/31/12 09:43 AM Another Deer down in a Hole/Season Wrap
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Mud Dauber
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Registered: 07/28/10
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Loc: Tennessee

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Spent the weekend hunting at a buddy's place in Lauderdale Co. I have a track record here for deer falling into the deepest ravines on the property and this weekend was no exception.

Saturday was cold, wet, windy and snowy. I saw 6 or 7 does followed by a juvenile buck move along a tree line. Saturday afternoon, we elected to watch bowl games, drink beer and eat some hearty, Buffalo Rump Roast stew.



Sunday morning, I returned to the same stand and saw two does move across the same treeline. About 10:30, I decided to get down and go investigate the corner of the CRP field to see where the deer were going. When I got 20 yards from the corner, two does jumped up out of the CRP. One bolted and one stood there broadside looking at me. Without thinking, I raised my gun and shot. She took two jumps and sailed over the side of a ravine, sliding down a steep drainage to her death.


If you look closely near the left corner at the above pic, you'll see a patch of white behind some saplings. That is the doe.



-slid down this ravine after going airborne.

The hillsides were still covered in a hard frost, so a slid on my butt down to the doe, texted my buddy and immediately began guttering her. A few minutes later he shows up with another friend in tow. We laughed for a moment about the fact that every deer I have killed on this property has ended up in the single worst location a deer could end up. A quick assessment concluded that there was no way we were getting that deer out without a winch or a long rope to tie to the truck. So, we all three went to work on the doe and got her skinned quartered and bagged up in a matter of minutes. We each hauled a load out and went back to the house where we cooked up the heart for breakfast.



That should close my season out: 5 does and 2 bucks

Definitely had a great season and probably the most social deer hunting season I have had thus far. I spent quite a bit of time hunting with friends either at deer camp or on their respective leases. I let the biggest deer I have ever seen walk as it was just a few yards over a property line. I was out of the country for the forst 2 weeks of Dec this year, but, as it turns out, that was some of the consistently worst rut weather we've had in recent memory, so I don't feel like that put a damper on my deer hunting at all.
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#3102681 - 12/31/12 09:59 AM Re: Another Deer down in a Hole/Season Wrap [Re: Poser]
easy45
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congrats
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#3102682 - 12/31/12 10:00 AM Re: Another Deer down in a Hole/Season Wrap [Re: easy45]
Winchester
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Registered: 12/05/03
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Cool!
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#3102703 - 12/31/12 10:08 AM Re: Another Deer down in a Hole/Season Wrap [Re: Winchester]
Crosshairy
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Registered: 08/22/06
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Now time for more rabbits! \:\)
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#3102705 - 12/31/12 10:11 AM Re: Another Deer down in a Hole/Season Wrap [Re: Crosshairy]
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Mud Dauber
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 Originally Posted By: Crosshairy
Now time for more rabbits! \:\)


Yes!
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It doesn't have to be fun to be fun.

Wild & crazy, can't be stopped. Only the strong will survive.

Keep your knife sharp and your skillet greasy.

http://www.GoCarnivore.com

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#3102733 - 12/31/12 10:35 AM Re: Another Deer down in a Hole/Season Wrap [Re: Poser]
catman529
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Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 17592
Loc: Franklin TN

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Congrats on the doe and a great season. I enjoy reading your posts.
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#3102736 - 12/31/12 10:38 AM Re: Another Deer down in a Hole/Season Wrap [Re: catman529]
LA man
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Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 20845
Loc: spencer, tn/houma, la.

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cool story, congrats
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#3102741 - 12/31/12 10:44 AM Re: Another Deer down in a Hole/Season Wrap [Re: Crosshairy]
Football Hunter
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Registered: 10/22/07
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Loc: Wilson Co/Perry Co

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 Originally Posted By: Crosshairy
Now time for more rabbits! \:\)
and fish!
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#3102831 - 12/31/12 12:00 PM Re: Another Deer down in a Hole/Season Wrap [Re: Football Hunter]
ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
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Registered: 11/12/10
Posts: 12924
Loc: FRANKLIN COUNTY

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congrats
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#3102886 - 12/31/12 12:37 PM Re: Another Deer down in a Hole/Season Wrap [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
Bayou Buck
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Registered: 05/11/09
Posts: 2725
Loc: Spring Hill / Perry Co

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Congrats!
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