Still able to make it happen!!

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by littlebear, Nov 24, 2021.

  1. littlebear

    littlebear 12 pointer

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    I’ve not posted on here about this but back on May 20 I had open heart triple bypass surgery at Vanderbilt. Thought I might not make it. Life has been tough since but getting better. Last thing I thought I’d be able to do is hunt especially hard like I normally do. I tried going some but it’s been hard on me. I really needed to try going some to just feel somewhat normal again after all the rehab I been thru. A few days ago it paid off. I’m sitting watching a small spike bump a doe across the holler then all at once I heard limbs breaking and antlers banging together about 70 yds out. Sounded like some good size antlers hitting. Caught a glimpse of a buck running another buck over the ridge away from me. I grabbed my grunt call and grunted two times loud and then snort wheezed. All of a sudden a doe popped up the trail looking for the source of the calling. She headed over the ridge then I could hear the winner of the fight coming. He stepped out about 40yds looking hard my way and I made the shot. So happy and thankful to god I was able to go and sit in the woods let alone be able to take another great buck. I’ve taken many nice bucks over the years but this one is special to me. Thanks so much to my friend Frank for helping me get the deer out. Not put a tape on him but did weigh him. 11pt. Main frame 10 with about a 5 inch long trash point by base of antler. He field dressed 198lbs. On a side note if you guys ever have chest pain don’t mess around get it checked it can save your life.

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  2. Strut 'N' Buck

    Strut 'N' Buck 10 pointer

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    Congrats on a great deer! And I hope and pray the best for your health and recovery!
     
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  3. luvtohunt

    luvtohunt 10 pointer

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    Dandy deer! Congrats!
     
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  4. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    Brute alert!!!! Glad u were able to hunt and u did good. Nice deer.
     
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  5. captfire

    captfire 6 pointer

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    i know what you mean i had 5 bypass open heart in july did'nt know if i would get to hunt this year but i did and i'am doing good just glad a very thank full to still be here.....
     
  6. Grago

    Grago 12 pointer

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    Congratulations, super nice buck, glad you were able to hunt, i know where your coming from, im surprised every morning, i wake up, proud for you, you did a great job, congratulations again..
     
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  7. Ezelkyhunter

    Ezelkyhunter 10 pointer

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    Awesome story and glad your around d for another season!!! Let’s make a bunch more seasons. Listen to doctors and take care of yourself.
    Big deer.
    Biggest field dressed I ever got was 197 I would have swore it was 250.
    A 200lbs deer in Ky isn’t common in my experience
     
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  8. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    That’s a dandy! Good luck! And prayers for your recovery.
     
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  9. Cornpile

    Cornpile 12 pointer

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    Great looking buck,neat looking trash point. Congrats and I hope your
    health improves,it is hard to keep a deer hunter out of the woods.
     
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  10. Little FR

    Little FR 10 pointer

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    Happy for you and glad you could get it. Hope the recoil was mild enough on your surgery site.

    awesome buck!!! I’ll take every “trash” point I can get. Adds character.
     
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  11. WildmanWilson

    WildmanWilson 12 pointer

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    Glad you’re on the mend and still kicking through the woods. We often lose perspective and take too much for granted. Life can become sweeter once we realize just how great God is to us. Congrats on a great buck.
     
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  12. Stone Branch

    Stone Branch 10 pointer

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    Awesome buck, your heart still working after killing that buck is a good sign.
    G
     
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  13. Gooser

    Gooser 6 pointer

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    That’s a great buck congrats
     
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  14. RLWEBB

    RLWEBB 12 pointer

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    Great buck littlebear!!! But more importantly, I’m glad to hear you’re recovering and on the mend. Getting out in the woods is good medicine for the soul!
     
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  15. bird whisperer

    bird whisperer 12 pointer

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    Glad to here you are able to get back out there. Congratulations a another great buck! Thank You for sharing.
     
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