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2009 Archery Buck
« on: September 21, 2009, 09:35:01 AM »
I did post this on the HuntWA site, but thought that, since it's this year's buck, I'd get it up here...

I saw the buck below me curled up in his bed and staring straight at me.  I had a big ridge in back of me, so instead of lingering, I immediately turned and went straight away from him up the hill.  I noticed that with other deer that I wasn't interested in hunting (or couldn't hunt, whatever the case) that if I walked straight away without staring at them sometimes they would just stay in bed.

I got to the other side of the ridge and ran along the backside of it until I thought that I had gone far enough to be out of site/earshot, crossed back over to the side that the buck was on and ran straight down it until I was below him.  I then started my stalk - the wind was blowing straight down the hill (which was rather strange - it was early afternoon and the wind is usually blowing up hill by that time of day.)

I crawled up into the area where he was napping and started looking around.  I saw a little patch of hair on the hill and realized it was the buck.  19 yards!  I had to wait awhile until he stood up and then could take the easy broadside shot.  He never knew what happened and ran about 30 yards and looked around, staggered and then just took a couple of steps down the hill and piled up.

Not by biggest buck but not my smallest, either.

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Re: 2009 Archery Buck
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009, 10:32:20 AM »
Nice job, congrats!

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Re: 2009 Archery Buck
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2009, 12:59:20 PM »
Enter it in the hunting contest!!! :cool:
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Re: 2009 Archery Buck
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2009, 02:09:47 PM »
Very nice
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Re: 2009 Archery Buck
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2009, 04:52:13 PM »
Nice buck!

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Re: 2009 Archery Buck
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2009, 09:30:00 AM »
Well done, nice buck

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Re: 2009 Archery Buck
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2009, 05:22:22 PM »
Congrat's on a nice buck.

 


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