Thank God for LBL

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by MammothCaveHunter, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. MammothCaveHunter

    MammothCaveHunter 6 pointer

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    Well, I have had an unbelievable fall already between Wyoming, Utah, and here in Kentucky, but I still can't manage to shed this itchy, aching, deep internal burning fever that is always associated with this time of year. I must be highly allergic to something. LOL. I've always wanted to hunt in LBL, particularly because it is an extra buck, but time, money, and putting friends/family on deer here in my home area has always kept me away. But this year was different. I was able to make a few trips out early to scout and having a contact there at lbl was also helpful, but didn't work as well as I thought it would. I spent most of the first day there looking around and found lots of sign and even jumped one decent 120'' deer along with 7 does. After finding where 3 ridges came together with one little saddle pass, I immediately checked the map, and headed back to the truck for the stand. I just had to hunt there that afternoon, although I had already promised myself to scout the entire day. After a long, wet, and trying hike with too much ambiguous equipment I found my tree and climbed. 10 minutes later the action was on. A doe followed by a young seven pointer, then another doe with two fawns, then another doe, then 2 more does with fawns and then big boy stepped out. The trail the does were on would bring him to within 30 yards of my tree. Slowly; heart pounding, knees shaking, and head spinning I readied for the shot and a doe busted me as I drew; TOO MANY EYES! Luckily, all deer remained still and I took the shot. I wasn't for sure how big he was, I just knew he was better than 150, hopefully 160. After climbing down to a blood trail that was by far too graphic for tv, I found him 65 yards later. I've not put a tape to him yet, but he does have better than 13 inch g2's and better than 16'' wide. His right side is broke up with 3'' missing from his g3, an inch missing from his mainbeam and 1 inch from his brow tine. His left side has a broken kicker off of his g2. It was a phenomenal hunt. I'm hooked on LBL
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  2. retiredbowhunter

    retiredbowhunter 8 pointer

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  3. Redlined

    Redlined 12 pointer

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    Bigger than 150, bigger than 160, and from the looks of things you can keep saying "bigger than" quite a few more times as well. Unreal, thats about all I can say....
     
  4. pentail

    pentail Bacon Staff Member

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    a beast for sure
     
  5. MSU98

    MSU98 Fawn

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    great buck we hunt close to there if i fill my gun tag i may have to pull out the bow and check it out for myself
     
  6. ril7572

    ril7572 Cyber-Hunter

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    Congrats, great buck
     
  7. RICO

    RICO 6 pointer

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    Dayuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum
     
  8. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 10 pointer

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    Awesome buck ! Congrats.
     
  9. MAKEemQUIVER

    MAKEemQUIVER 10 pointer

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    That is a stud! Congrats on your season!
     
  10. randy grider

    randy grider 12 pointer

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    Definately a nice un, But I would not consider that the norm for LBL. I've hunted there for years..., and aint never seen nothin like that !!! Congratulations !
     
  11. bigkals

    bigkals Spike

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    Congrats on the great buck ...... btw can I borrow you lucky rabbit foot , from the looks of things , you won't need it anymore this season .
     
  12. Jarhead

    Jarhead 8 pointer

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    Wow! Thats a great buck!!! And at LBL!
     
  13. racsr

    racsr 10 pointer

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    An absolute brute! great hunt thanks for the post!
     
  14. Wildcat

    Wildcat 12 pointer

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  15. LungBlood

    LungBlood 12 pointer

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    Man what an amazing buck, huge congrats. And killing it on public land is just topping on the cake.
     
  16. billproxs

    billproxs 12 pointer

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    Wow, that is a great buck.
     
  17. NWGAHUNTER

    NWGAHUNTER 6 pointer

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    I've seen them close to that size on the side of the road headed to Westvaco land MANY years ago but never in the woods. That is a STUD right there. The good thing is I have an identical setup with the ridges coming together and saddle and it has produced the same results for deer sitings but nothing big yet.

    Congrats on a stud!
     
  18. chris149

    chris149 12 pointer

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    Congrats to ya on all of your kills this year I bet you will be smilen for a long time. That's a great looking buck
     
  19. Geronimo

    Geronimo Fawn

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    It was nice to meet you the other day. That is one heck of a deer and looked as impressive in person.

    We were the group from Pensacola staying in the log cabin at Wranglers.

    Have you scored it yet?
     
  20. B.G.O. of Kentucky

    B.G.O. of Kentucky 12 pointer

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    Hey Geronimo, we were the guys camped down on Jenny Ridge Road you all stopped and talked to. Good to have met you all. How did you all fare?
     

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