Filled my buck tag today on the snow!

whitleycotrapper

12 pointer
May 20, 2005
2,601
Williamsburg, KY
Went for a little still hunting and scouting trip this morning after an uneventful morning hunt. I was walking in to change some batteries in a couple cameras and heard some scratching in the leaves. Could be for sure what it was but i thought it was turkeys. I peeked over the top of the ridge where my blind feeder and camera was bit didn't see anything so I started over the hill. The hill is real steep so I was sliding down on my butt. I got to the first rutted out trail that angles down the hill and saw what I thought was a deer butt 75-100 straight down the mountain. It was snowing pretty hard an I looked through my scope to get a better look. I looked on 4 power at first but still couldn't tell for sure so I tuned it up to 12 power and saw for sure it was a deer. I watched for a minute or so and finally saw some ears and then a glimpse of a tine and mainbeam. I decided to shoot him but I got fooled a little on the size of his deer. Thought he was a different buck I had been getting on camera looking at him through the heavy snow falling and the trees. Can't take back a bullet though and I'm happy with him. I've lived permanently in Kentucky now since 2005 and this is the first antlered deer I've ever killed here. I actually have pictures of this buck two nights ago over a mile from where I killed him.
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LSOSGT1109

10 pointer
Jul 22, 2012
1,827
Laurel County
Congrats on a fine buck! It was definitely a magical morning! Reminded me of the gun seasons from my childhood when it actually was cold during gun season!

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Strutter

Cyber-Hunter
Dec 9, 2001
3,340
USA.
Hope you could slide him out the bottom if the hill was so steep you had to butt slide down. Pulling one outta there would definately take the fun out of it. Kids look like their proud of ol' dad. Congrats.
 

whitleycotrapper

12 pointer
May 20, 2005
2,601
Williamsburg, KY
Hope you could slide him out the bottom if the hill was so steep you had to butt slide down. Pulling one outta there would definately take the fun out of it. Kids look like their proud of ol' dad. Congrats.

Yeah that was the good part. Got to slide him all the way down to the cow pasture but it was still a few hundred yards. 100 yards was a flat bench to go across. Buddy was waiting at the bottom for me.
 
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Todd H

6 pointer
Nov 7, 2011
472
South Central, KY
Great story and great deer looks almost identical to one I had hang out with me for 45 mins Saturday morning and then bed down 30 yards away until 11 am. Thanks for sharing and love to see the young ones with deer too!
 

whitleycotrapper

12 pointer
May 20, 2005
2,601
Williamsburg, KY
Great story and great deer looks almost identical to one I had hang out with me for 45 mins Saturday morning and then bed down 30 yards away until 11 am. Thanks for sharing and love to see the young ones with deer too!

My kids love all the animals. I make it a point to let the see everything and ask questions and understand what it all about. The little guy doesn't quite understand yet but he can say deer!
 


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