Filled my buck tag today on the snow!

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by whitleycotrapper, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. whitleycotrapper

    whitleycotrapper 12 pointer

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    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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  2. KYBOY

    KYBOY 12 pointer

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    Congrats! Buddy, Id be happy with him.
     
  3. possumal

    possumal 10 pointer

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    Nice deer, even nicer kids. They look like they are happy with the deer.
     
  4. ggodwin

    ggodwin 10 pointer

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    Did you club him over the head with that tree?
     
  5. whitleycotrapper

    whitleycotrapper 12 pointer

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    No that's where he ended up halfway down the side of the mountain! Broke his jaw in the process of flopping down the hill.
     
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  6. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    12X at 75 yds will fool ya for sure :) congrats on your buck. nice looking kiddos.
     
  7. LSOSGT1109

    LSOSGT1109 10 pointer

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    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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  8. Strutter

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    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.
     
  9. ratamahatta

    ratamahatta 6 pointer

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    Good job buddy, I was out today also and haven't seen anything.
     
  10. Brutus Hedgeapple

    Brutus Hedgeapple 10 pointer

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    Way to go man! I scored in the snow this mornin too.
     
  11. hunting buddy

    hunting buddy 12 pointer

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    Congrats on a great buck!
     
  12. forddeerslayer

    forddeerslayer 12 pointer

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    Congrats and good looking kids you have.
     
  13. whitleycotrapper

    whitleycotrapper 12 pointer

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    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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  14. Todd H

    Todd H 6 pointer

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    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!
     
  15. whitleycotrapper

    whitleycotrapper 12 pointer

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    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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