Awesome First Deer

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by beardcrumbs, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. beardcrumbs

    beardcrumbs Fawn

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    This was my first season deer hunting. I spent the morning in a hollow sitting against a tree. Absolute silence until about 10 and then I hear crashing and hoof thumping coming from the right hill. Two does cross the creek and sprint up the hill on the left followed by this buck. I made some noise to try and get him to stop. He turned towards me and stopped, maybe 30 yards out, behind some trees. By this time I had my sidelock cocked and set the trigger. He took a few steps forward and came into view, looking straight at me, quartered. Took the shot and saw him turn and run back the way he came, but his front leg was buckling and he disappeared into the creek. I reloaded and made my way towards where I saw him last and when I came to the creek I could see a spot of white. He had run maybe 40 yards and then collapsed. This 9 point buck exceeded all my expectations for my first deer, and I had the shakes while trying to take these pictures. I had to drag him 3/4 of a mile back to the car by myself and that was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do, talk about tired.
    I gathered a lot of info from this forum, I want to thank all of you for helping me.
     

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  2. N3tT3chMan

    N3tT3chMan Spike

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    Awesome first deer!! I too just got my first this yr hunting is addicting.
     
  3. WildmanWilson

    WildmanWilson 12 pointer

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    Way to go on a very nice buck....lots of work but good memories for sure.
     
  4. aceoky

    aceoky 12 pointer

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    What an awesome first deer and first hunt! Congratulations
     
  5. Kentucky Jelly

    Kentucky Jelly Fawn

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    Very nice buck you got there.
     
  6. itallushrt

    itallushrt Banned

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    That is awesome man CONGRATS!!
     
  7. hotrod

    hotrod 6 pointer

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    One nice deer you got there! Great job!
     
  8. westkybanded

    westkybanded 12 pointer

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    I expect you'll be using those antlers as a pitchfork right? (little amish joke there)

    Heckuva deer! Congrats!
     
  9. CRFoster68

    CRFoster68 8 pointer

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    That's a great first!
     
  10. car8102

    car8102 6 pointer

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    Congrats man and I am lad that this site helped.
     
  11. SonnyT

    SonnyT Spike

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    you look like a hippie from bardstown road! lol! nice first deer!
     
  12. KYhunter79

    KYhunter79 12 pointer

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    Great deer and nice beard. :D
     
  13. maxcam

    maxcam 12 pointer

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    Good job and welcome to the brotherhood! I applaud your choice of weaponry as well!
     
  14. Hillbilly Deluxe

    Hillbilly Deluxe Fawn

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    Welcome to the club. Nothing like getting your first buck. I am still excited about mine. Congrats...he's a nice one.
     
  15. Hoosier5

    Hoosier5 Banned

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    Welcome to the forum and Congratulations on your first Deer!:)
     

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