Indiana 11 Pointer ... it has been an awesome season.

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  1. DEC

    DEC Elite Refuge Member

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    It has been a great year. My daughters both tagged out on bucks so my season was a success even if I didn't kill anything. All last summer I had been watching two bucks in particular, both high 140's class deer. Both deer were killed by other bow hunters (I know both of the young men and I could not be happier for them both), so I really did not know what to expect for my opportunities. I had some other bucks on camera as well that were decent and figured if the mood struck me I would kill one. Mid last week I found that one of these such bucks had made a home in my swamp. I watched him come out of the swamp two out of three afternoons, so with the wind forecast right on Friday morning, I hatched a plan to set up on him. Sure enough at about 9:30 in the morning here he came, checking thickets for does. I ended up working the grunt call pretty hard to convince him that he should check out his bedroom a little earlier than he intended. At 28 yards I let an arrow fly and it was over. Not the biggest buck that I have on camera, but it is my first main frame 10 with a bow and I am very happy with him. This buck is icing on the cake for what has been an amazing fall of deer hunting.

    Here is video of the hunt.



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  2. widgeon

    widgeon Elite Refuge Member

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    Nice deer! I'd definitely sling an arrow at it
     
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    itallushrt Elite Refuge Member

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    Would have been a good one next year.
     
  4. MJ

    MJ Administrator Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Dang. He didn't get far after the shot did he? Well done Derek.
     
  5. DEC

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    Yep he would have. But he was just fine with me this year. It doesn't have to be a 160" deer to be a trophy. I honestly don't care anymore about trophy management, I'll shoot what deer I want to shoot, how I want to shoot it, when I want to shoot it. You manage your bucks and I will manage mine.;)
     
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