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Son earned this one.

Bill

Administrator
What a tale. My son took the semester off of college because Covid made the rules crazy. He stayed at his summer Job but talked them into 4 weeks off. He usually only gets about 4 to 5 days a year to hunt.

this buck got by him in early September at 15 yards.

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In the last 3 weeks he has had encounters with him archery hunting 10 times. Always out of range and it included a core area range shift by the deer of about 800 yards.

rifle season opened Saturday. Son caught him with a doe for about 3 seconds.

this afternoon the buck with a hot doe stood still for 3 shots. All missed the mark.

here he is running away after the shots.
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His date must have really wanted some greens because 45 minutes later they returned to the same spot.

Never trust a she deer!

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scott44

5 year old buck +
Congrats to you both!
 

willy

5 year old buck +
that's a beauty. Congrats to him and more evidence your management is working.
 

Peplin Creek

5 year old buck +
Awesome buck. Hats off to the both of you for the hard work put in.
 

yoderjac

5 year old buck +
Can the neighbor track now? :emoji_smile: CONGRATS!
 

Tree Spud

5 year old buck +
Bill ... congrats to your son. Sounds like he took a right time to take a break from the woke crowd and just go chase deer. Great looking deer and it sounds like your son had a great chase and experience!
 

Bill

Administrator
Can the neighbor track now? :emoji_smile: CONGRATS!

nope. Sorry. one yes is a life time invitation

but not the neighbor. Neighbors uncles friend. If it was the neighbor we would have turned the place upside down.
 

Mortenson

5 year old buck +
nope. Sorry. one yes is a life time invitation

but not the neighbor. Neighbors uncles friend. If it was the neighbor we would have turned the place upside down.
Yep, like with a dog, no means never, once means forever.

Great buck! Very happy for you guys. Congrats to your son.
 

Natty Bumppo

5 year old buck +
Beautiful deer Bill. Congrats to your son!
 

Chainsaw

5 year old buck +
Beautiful deer and a great story. Congratulations to your son for sticking with it, this is a bad time turned into a great time.
 

BenAllgood

5 year old buck +
Congrats to your son! That's a beautiful buck. All those encounters must make it even more memorable.

What is that on the hill behind the buck next to the cedar tree? Looks like a blind or something? Asking because I have some spots like that. I've thought about building blinds on the hillsides that I could sit behind when the weather is nice, but put a portable ground blind behind when the weather turns.

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LoneRooster

Yearling... With promise
Great story Bill - my favorite part is the brilliant move by your son to take the semester off AND parlay 4 weeks off work to chase a specific deer. When we're finally out of this COVID craziness and he is a working stiff he can look back on this hunt and smile.
 

Bill

Administrator
Congrats to your son! That's a beautiful buck. All those encounters must make it even more memorable.

What is that on the hill behind the buck next to the cedar tree? Looks like a blind or something? Asking because I have some spots like that. I've thought about building blinds on the hillsides that I could sit behind when the weather is nice, but put a portable ground blind behind when the weather turns.

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it was an old elevated box that was on the place when I bought. So full of mice I knocked it down and need to burn it.

but the deer pay it no mind. It’s older then they are.
 

Bill

Administrator
Great story Bill - my favorite part is the brilliant move by your son to take the semester off AND parlay 4 weeks off work to chase a specific deer. When we're finally out of this COVID craziness and he is a working stiff he can look back on this hunt and smile.

indeed he will remember the Covid deer season.
 

j-bird

Moderator
Great deer Bill....congrats to you and your boy!
 

DrDirtNap

5 year old buck +
Heck of a buck! And a greet story to boot! Congratulations !


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Native Hunter

5 year old buck +
Awesome Bill - Congratulations!
 

pnulty66

5 year old buck +
Beautiful back and great story, Glad it ended well!
 

SWIFFY

5 year old buck +
Congrats to you and your son Bill! The efforts paid off! Made it all that much sweeter when it finally worked out!
 

Someday isle

5 year old buck +
Congratulations. So glad I asked on your other thread. I’d have hated to miss these stories.
 
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