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Title: Did Pretty Well
Post by: bohicajuan on September 14, 2011, 09:08:53 PM
I hunted the first 4 days of the season and managed to get two. Both doe and both less than 25 yards.

I shot one opening morning as it came down this saddle. It had at least two more with it, but there was too much underbrush to see what they were. It walked broadside to me and I put a Magnus just behind the shoulder. It went in and down and came out the other side. It ran about 50 feet and piled up.

Sunday night right at dark I heard some walking through the leaves out into a food plot we had set up. I came back Monday morning and got up into the stand to see if I could get something coming in or out of the food plot. The sun was just getting up high enough for shooting light and I saw a doe coming out of the field and I let it get as close as I dared. It looked like it was going to walk directly under me. I hit it right in the heart and it took off back into the food plot and went down.

Monday afternoon I moved to a new spot I had not hunted before and got my ol man treestand up about 15 feet and was overlooking a small creek about 100 feet away and with several big oak trees that had been dropping a crap load of acorns. About 6pm I saw a really nice 8 or 10 point walk by on the other side of the creek about 50-60 yards away. It was a nice deer and if I had my rifle it would have been all over. As it was he was too far away for a bow shot. As he was just going out of view something spooked him. I don't think it was me but the wind in those bottoms can swirl around and I had all my good anti-smelly stuff on, and had poured a fair amount of fox urine nearby, but you can't be too careful and something made him go bye-bye.

Tuesday I hunted on the other side of the creek and where I hoped he'd come back through. I hunted all day and didn't see or hear a thing. No squirrels or crows or anything. For some reason Tuesday just had everything turned off.

We had 1 more doe and a nice little 8 point killed by two other members on Saturday and it was a pretty good opener. We had three other guys hunting and two saw deer but couldn't get a shot and I can't say for certain but I think this has been our best bow opener at least since I got back from Afghanistan if not the best bow opener since we've been there.

Guess I'll go back this weekend and see if I can't get that buck.
Title: Re: Did Pretty Well
Post by: MOSPARKY on September 14, 2011, 10:36:36 PM
Good going Bo  O0 They're in for it now, there's a new sheriff in town. Good luck this weekend too.
Title: Re: Did Pretty Well
Post by: John Andrews on September 15, 2011, 08:44:43 AM
Good going Bo  O0 They're in for it now, there's a new sheriff in town. Good luck this weekend too.
  O0 O0 O0 O0 Yeah on that! You doing great, bo!
Title: Re: Did Pretty Well
Post by: Big58cal on September 15, 2011, 09:39:00 AM
Congrats!  O0