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Offline boneaddict

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2014 Bucks, Post them here
« on: August 21, 2014, 09:15:32 AM »
Its about time for our annual thread.   I know there are monsters already hitting the ground in other states, and God willing, our seasons are about to get underway here.

Lets keep a running list of all the bucks killed by our members on here for 2014.

Post a pic or 2 and a brief story here and we'll see what we've got at the end of the season
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2014 Bucks, Post them here
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2014, 05:04:39 PM »


My 2014 Nevada buck. My friend and I (Elkgetr2 on HuntWA) left home last Wednesday after work with 2 buck tags and high hopes of big bucks. Drove through the night and arrived to our planned area to hunt about 8am the next morning. Made a 3 day weekend scouting trip in July with some good pointers from a few more than generous Hunt WA members. (Much thanks Hockman!) Mid day of day 1 we spotted my buck and 2 other bucks of similar size in one basin. I put a sneak on this buck and closed the distance to 100 yards but ended up sneaking away due to changing conditions and darkness coming quickly. We spent the following 2 days watching the same 3 bucks waiting for an opportunity to capitalize. After sitting and glassing all morning on day 3 with not seeing any of the bucks we spot my buck. I made a 4 hour stalk and was 53 yards from where I knew he was bedded but was unable to see him. After a 30 minute wait I was able to see antler tips moving. He was up and feeding in the super tall brush but I could only see antlers. I could barely hold my rangefinder still as I attempted many times to get a range on a nearby bush. 43 yards. Just as the buck stepped into the open I holstered my rangefinder on my hip and he pegged me. Mostly hidden behind a wall of the thickest nasty green brush I have ever crawled through I drew my bow back half knelt down. My knees shook as a stood up trying my best to hold my 40 yard pin on his vitals through the brush. As soon as my pin cleared the brush I fired an arrow and dropped the buck in his tracks. My heart pounded as I attempted to run and fight my way to get to him as I could hear him thrashing but couldn't see him.Turned into a late night packing and a rough tailgate in the dark gross score of 188. Still over here hunting for a buck for my buddy, time to get back at it. Wanted to share a few words to go with my pictures. I wish everyone the best of luck this season! . [img width=800 height=600]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/22/be8amyme.jpg[/img]
« Last Edit: October 02, 2014, 03:54:29 PM by JamesK. »

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Re: 2014 Bucks, Post them here
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2014, 02:32:06 AM »
Nice one that's nevada those pics or?
Wont be out till Oct for me unless i get couger hunting in or bear in the next few week when that opens in my unit.
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Re: 2014 Bucks, Post them here
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2014, 07:33:57 PM »
Great Buck!

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Re: 2014 Bucks, Post them here
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2014, 07:39:18 PM »
Awesome
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Re: 2014 Bucks, Post them here
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2014, 07:41:07 PM »
Sweet buck and great hunt!  :tup:

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Re: 2014 Bucks, Post them here
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2014, 08:11:27 PM »
Very cool  :tup:

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Re: 2014 Bucks, Post them here
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2014, 08:19:39 PM »
that buck is deff a great way to start the thread. Hopefully everyone has a great year this year. cant wait to see every ones deer and hear the stories. :chuckle:
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Re: 2014 Bucks, Post them here
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2014, 02:41:16 PM »
Awesome buck! Can't wait to see more!
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Re: 2014 Bucks, Post them here
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2014, 01:29:41 PM »
Wow, dream buck, congrats! :tup:

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Re: 2014 Bucks, Post them here
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2014, 02:18:23 PM »
Buck down.  Dead before 8 am.  Shot him on the trot at 75 meters.   :yike: My son was more than stoked. First archery kill.  Now on to elk next week.  I'll post a story tonight.  Nice thanks Lamrith.  See below for pic.
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Re: 2014 Bucks, Post them here
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2014, 02:23:03 PM »
Cool Beans  :tup:
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Re: 2014 Bucks, Post them here
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2014, 02:33:17 PM »
tagging   :cmp1:

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Re: 2014 Bucks, Post them here
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2014, 02:42:24 PM »
Bring it on, boys and girls.
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Re: 2014 Bucks, Post them here
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Anyone turn my photo for me?  Thanks. 

 

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