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Re: Chiwawa Archery
« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2021, 04:34:57 PM »

 
Uh oh


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Re: Chiwawa Archery
« Reply #31 on: December 04, 2021, 04:38:42 PM »
  :tup:
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Re: Chiwawa Archery
« Reply #32 on: December 04, 2021, 04:55:20 PM »
Tic tok ..... :tup:
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Re: Chiwawa Archery
« Reply #33 on: December 04, 2021, 04:56:48 PM »
Where he at ya git him

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Re: Chiwawa Archery
« Reply #34 on: December 04, 2021, 05:05:30 PM »
Oh Snap!!
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Re: Chiwawa Archery
« Reply #35 on: December 04, 2021, 05:42:18 PM »
Congrats, oneís bloody and one is missing a fletching??

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Re: Chiwawa Archery
« Reply #36 on: December 04, 2021, 05:42:19 PM »
Driving home tonight soÖ.youíll have to wait until tomorrow for the season finale. Sorry to do that.


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Re: Chiwawa Archery
« Reply #37 on: December 04, 2021, 05:43:18 PM »
Congrats, oneís bloody and one is missing a fletching??
Yeah I only noticed that when I went to nock it. It quickly got thrown to the side picked it up after.


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Re: Chiwawa Archery
« Reply #38 on: December 04, 2021, 05:54:59 PM »
Congrats man.

Looking forward to story and photos.
Pain is temporary, achieving the goal is worth it.

I didn't say it would be easy, I said it would be worth it.

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Re: Chiwawa Archery
« Reply #39 on: December 04, 2021, 07:38:55 PM »
Awesome! Looking forward to the story and pic! :tup:
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Re: Chiwawa Archery
« Reply #40 on: December 04, 2021, 07:40:17 PM »
I can't wait to see how this turned out!

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Re: Chiwawa Archery
« Reply #41 on: December 04, 2021, 08:58:14 PM »
It was great to meet you and share what I knew about the unit...  Food wasn't half bad either..  Great Job my friend.
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Re: Chiwawa Archery
« Reply #42 on: December 04, 2021, 09:06:14 PM »
 :tup:Picture!!

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Re: Chiwawa Archery
« Reply #43 on: December 04, 2021, 09:17:34 PM »
There seems to be a theme today. :chuckle:

Iím sure you are exhausted.
Pain is temporary, achieving the goal is worth it.

I didn't say it would be easy, I said it would be worth it.

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Re: Chiwawa Archery
« Reply #44 on: December 04, 2021, 11:15:42 PM »
Just kidding. Iíve been gone a lot this year due to work, so getting home tonight made sense, and since I made it home in record time here is the rest of the story.

On the drive in this morning it was snowing pretty heavily. I could also see that the clouds were pretty low.  I met up with the other tag holder from the day before, and we decided we wouldnít be able to accomplish much until the weather broke. He headed to another part of the unit and I waited for the weather.

Around 9 the clouds start to rise revealing all the fresh snow. I quickly unload the quad and start heading up the mountain.  Iím excited to find that I am first up the mountain. Oddly Iím not seeing many tracks.

When I get to the top Iím not seeing much right away, so I decide to move a little lower in elevation. Shortly after moving I spot 6 doeís bedded on a ridge, well those 6 turned into 14, but no bucks. I keep moving and all Iím glassing up is doeís and spikes.

I moved to a different area where I had been seeing deer, but Iím still not seeing anything. I finally spot a doe and two fawns in a draw below me. I glass around and only see them.  As I start to hook around above them I see lots of tracks on the road, more tracks then a doe and two fawns would make.

Iíll warn you the ending isnít exactly how I would have liked but the opening scene is good.

I turn around to have another look in case I missed something.  About the time I reach where Iím above the doe and fawns, a doe jumps onto the road from the low side. She sees me and turns away from me, then a buck jumps onto the road and makes chase. After that another doe and a smaller buck jump onto the road and head in the same direction.

I figure the bigger buck is making poor life decisions by not acknowledging me, so I start grabbing my gear.  Im not hurrying bc it will be easy to track them with the snow.  All of the deer headed up and into a thicker draw.  Im able to catch up bc they just started feeding.

I can see two deer to the left and one to the right. I canít see whoís who, so I move up and spot the bigger buck. He looks at me but doesnít react, more poor life decisions.

The buck is standing broadside but thereís brush in the way, so I move to get a better lane. I take a couple ranges and itís a comfortable distance at 40 yards. I adjust my sight, draw back, and take my shot. I know I hit him but I can see itís further back then is optimal. I really donít what happened and am not going to try and make excuses for why it happened.

The buck starts to drop towards me, mean while Iím re nocking. The buck goes 30 yards past me and lays down. He then lays his head down and doesnít move. Iím getting ready for a follow up but heís showing no signs of life. I grunt at him a few times and get nothing.

I start to move towards him and at about 20 yards and his head shoots up and gets up and moves another 15 yards and lays down again. This time he doesnít put down his head.  I move over and put another arrow in him. Itís all over in a matter of seconds.

Not really the ending I was looking for as I want things to be a bit more smooth. Heís not one of the big bucks I had seen but the entire situation was just to good to resist.






When the season started I was worried bc of the weather but it worked out to be a really good time. For this being my first mule deer hunt where I had a tag in my pocket, I imagine all mule deer hunts are like this .

I want to thank all those who provided Intel to me. I met a few other hunters who were super helpful, which is appreciated.

Iím also thankful for my wife, who supports me in my crazy hunting adventures and takes care of things while Iím away.

Thanks to everyone for following along and I hope you get that quality tag you are looking for.


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