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Old 12-01-2017, 11:43 AM
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I've been hunting for about 15 years now and 5 years ago my Dad and I picked up a 240 acre lease in Middle Ga. The first couple of years we hardly saw a deer and shot several hogs. Since then I have killed my first buck and doe with a bow as well as seen the number of deer we see increase every year.

Early in the season I killed a doe with my bow and saw a couple of shooter bucks but just out of range. In the last 2 weeks the rut hit and we had some hot does. The first 3 pics are of the buck I killed first (8 point). I shot him at 6:50 AM while cruising a trail coming off of a ridge on a really cold morning. I was pumped!!

Last week I was working on a stand, putting feed out, and just doing work on the property. I finished up and had an hour and 10 minutes left of daylight so I went and sat in my favorite spot. It ended up being the best hunt of my life. 3 does came out followed shortly after by a tall 8 point that would have been my biggest deer to date. I watched him for 30 minutes with the safety off trying to decide if I wanted to shoot this deer or not. The entire time, does are pouring in. I ended up seeing 16 deer that night. The last 10 minutes of daylight 3 does came up behind me at 15 yards and a minute later a big 10 showed up. He stayed in the edge of the woods and tried to skirt me for a few minutes, but the amount of does in the area messed his brain up and he decided to come in to feed and be with them. I shot him and he dropped. When I got to him I experienced the opposite of ground shrinkage. He was bigger than I expected and by far my largest deer to date.

This will be my first deer I will mount. I am beyond excited and thankful for such a great year. You can't explain this to people that don't hunt. There is just something special about being in the woods!
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:46 AM
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Good story and pics....Congratulations on a fine deer!
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:57 AM
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Awesome!!!
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:23 PM
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Congrats! That is a beast.
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:25 PM
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Monster buck for sure!
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Old 12-01-2017, 01:08 PM
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Old 12-01-2017, 04:20 PM
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You gotta love it when hard work and preparation pay off like that. Congratulations to you and your dad for some well deserved deer. And great bucks as well.
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Old 12-01-2017, 04:45 PM
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Congrats. Very nice.
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Old 12-01-2017, 05:10 PM
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Congrats on a couple of really nice bucks!!
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Old 12-01-2017, 05:48 PM
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Sounds like you will have many more great times there.
Congrats.
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:01 PM
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Beautiful bucks and a great season , congrats !!!
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:12 PM
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Nice buck, good rack and looks like a huge body as well. Congrats
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:21 PM
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Congratulations on two mighty fine Bucks and a great story to go with them. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:30 PM
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That’s a big ole swamp donkey

Congrats and keep doing what u r doing and it should keep getting better
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:44 PM
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Sincere congrats...job well done!
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Old 12-05-2017, 12:29 AM
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You got it done man
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Old 12-05-2017, 02:58 AM
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Old 12-05-2017, 03:43 AM
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Nice....
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Good on ya!
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:02 AM
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Thank y'all!! Now I have to wait a year to see him again!
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:32 PM
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Two outstanding bucks, but that 10 is the Mack daddy! What a buck!!
Great work man!
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