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Re: Right Now I'm Drinking... Archery Buck Down
« Reply #30 on: November 27, 2022, 05:57:39 AM »
I'm 60 now, and my wife isn't far behind.  Bucking the deep snow is no easy task, especially when it's steep ground.  I guess I've never felt like an old hunter like this before.  Deep snow will do that to ya.  But I'm blessed to have an amazing wife.  She picked up the blood trail again, and we started forward.  Little tiny specks of blood so small, I just took her word for it.  She pointed the way and I followed her like a lost dog.  My eyes ain't worth a damn anymore.  Then we found a pool of blood!  Then a pool that was smeared into the snow, like he'd gone down and slid.  My heart started racing and my back quit hurting with a shot of adrenaline. 

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Re: Right Now I'm Drinking... Archery Buck Down
« Reply #31 on: November 27, 2022, 06:02:01 AM »
The deer had begun a descending traverse, so I thought he might be running out of steam.  We were getting late in the day, and I was worried about getting out before dark.  We had a pack with us, fire starter, and headlamps -- but the wind was really whipping, and we were cold and sweaty. 

The camp robber has always been my favorite bird.  The beautiful Canada Jay will always entertain, and I will always stop to watch.  If I have a morsel, I enjoy feeding them.  And I know the jays love venison, so I paid notice when I saw one light from ground level.  They are usually in the tree branches…

We found the buck under a big pine full of camp robbers.  They hadn't hurt much.  Removed an eye and cleaned up some stuff.  I was so relieved to be there with my woman and my buck and my favorite birds.  I can't take much credit for anything.  I just feel blessed in every way.


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Re: Right Now I'm Drinking... Archery Buck Down - Updated with Story
« Reply #32 on: November 27, 2022, 06:39:29 AM »
Thanks for the write up, great story of perseverance and grit! You win the day, rest that back and soak in a hot tub or sauna.

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Re: Right Now I'm Drinking... Archery Buck Down - Updated with Story
« Reply #33 on: November 27, 2022, 06:59:48 AM »
Great story
Nice look in buck ,is that a little double eye guard there.
Totally relate to your story,only about ten year behind ya.
Sit back and enjoy that deer stew or a backstrap steak.👍

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Re: Right Now I'm Drinking... Archery Buck Down - Updated with Story
« Reply #34 on: November 27, 2022, 07:11:36 AM »
Thanks for the write up, great story of perseverance and grit! You win the day, rest that back and soak in a hot tub or sauna.

Thanks Rutn.  I will soak it off!

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Re: Right Now I'm Drinking... Archery Buck Down - Updated with Story
« Reply #35 on: November 27, 2022, 07:13:30 AM »
Great story
Nice look in buck ,is that a little double eye guard there.
Totally relate to your story,only about ten year behind ya.
Sit back and enjoy that deer stew or a backstrap steak.👍

Thanks H399.  Yeah, it's a weird camera angle.  That g2 looks like an eye guard, but it's not.  Gonna sample some of that steak pretty soon!

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Re: Right Now I'm Drinking... Archery Buck Down - Updated with Story
« Reply #36 on: November 27, 2022, 07:52:09 AM »
Great write-up and an excellent buck. And if I may say, one heck of a wife you have!
Hope your back gets better soon!

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Re: Right Now I'm Drinking... Archery Buck Down - Updated with Story
« Reply #37 on: November 27, 2022, 07:57:33 AM »
Good buck especially for your first archery buck!  Lower back pain can be so debilitating, think you are doing good and then........crap.  Then trying to track a buck through the deep snow on a steep hillside, you did good for sure.

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Re: Right Now I'm Drinking... Archery Buck Down - Updated with Story
« Reply #38 on: November 27, 2022, 08:01:54 AM »
Way to stick with it!   You got him!   

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Re: Right Now I'm Drinking... Archery Buck Down - Updated with Story
« Reply #39 on: November 27, 2022, 09:12:58 AM »
Way to stick with it! Great buck! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Right Now I'm Drinking... Archery Buck Down - Updated with Story
« Reply #40 on: November 27, 2022, 09:20:06 AM »
Great buck, some people would have given up. I appreciate your perseverance and following up on your mortally wounded buck! That certainly adds to the story and adventure. Congratulations!
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Re: Right Now I'm Drinking... Archery Buck Down - Updated with Story
« Reply #41 on: November 27, 2022, 11:49:20 AM »
Way to stick with it.  Kudos to you and your wife for not giving up.  Dang nice buck to boot!


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Re: Right Now I'm Drinking... Archery Buck Down - Updated with Story
« Reply #42 on: November 27, 2022, 04:08:40 PM »
Great buck! Way to stick with it. Definitely the toughest part of archery hunting.

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Re: Right Now I'm Drinking... Archery Buck Down - Updated with Story
« Reply #43 on: November 27, 2022, 05:18:09 PM »
Awesome, we’re was the hit, liver?
Go hawks

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Re: Right Now I'm Drinking... Archery Buck Down - Updated with Story
« Reply #44 on: November 27, 2022, 05:32:33 PM »
What a great story and big buck!  Congrats on your first archery buck!
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