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Title: NC opening day success!!!!!!
Post by: BigStrutter on October 22, 2012, 09:01:22 AM
What an amazing openign day I had back on 10-13...it was opening day of general firearms season for the eastern part of NC.

That morning I got in a stand in an oak filled bottom between a soy bean field and a cut over. There was tons of acorns and deer sign and I hoped to catch one slipping back to bed from the beans. I decided to carry the 12 gauge along with the rifle "just in case" the local dog guys ran one through my bottom. Just about 7:30, just as I can see good, I hear the dogs on the neighboring property. I get the shotgun off the hook and lay it beside the rifle. After about 15 minutes I can hear the dogs getting closer. I start to get a little excited but then hear them turn away from me and cross the paved road. I sit back down but in just a few minutes I hear brush breaking. I stand up and grab the shotgun and look left and see a deer bouncing through the woods. The deer runs straight to me and I gave it a load of 00 buck at 10-15 yards...DRT. NIce little 6 point. I talked to one of the club members and he said a guy at the road turned the deer and the dogs lost it. Lucky for me he did!! Deer down and back at the house by 8:30am.
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/BigStrutter/deer%20hunting/6point.jpg)

Saturday evening I took MissStrutter to our food plot and got her settled in. I went to my favorite stand on the farm and got settled in watching a huge bean field. I had some dogs come close early on but not close enough to get me excited. About 6:20 I was looking down the edge of the field behind me and caught movement just inside the short pines. I knew it was a deer but before I could get the bino's on it, it was gone. I turned and sat sideways in the stand to keep an eye on that corner and about 6:45 I see movement again. I instantly see horns walking out into the beans and grabbed my rifle instead of the binos. By the time I get my rifle up and rested on the limb another buck had came out into the field. I could tell with my naked eye at 150 yards that buck #2 was the one I wanted. I'll be honest now guys......I shanked the first shot to God knows where, but he just picked his head up and looked around. I settled in like you're supposed to on shot #2 and dropped him in his tracks. It's an awesome deer for Warren Co. and my 4th big buck out of this stand in 5 years. This is the biggest bodied deer I've ever killed and I really regret not having any scales.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/BigStrutter/deer%20hunting/8point.jpg)

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/BigStrutter/deer%20hunting/Buck10-2012.jpg)

I've definitely been blessed this year and will never forget this day. Two more buck tags to go and a whole lot of season to go!!!

Ned
Title: Re: NC opening day success!!!!!!
Post by: bohicajuan on October 22, 2012, 08:26:30 PM
Way To Go!!!! O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: NC opening day success!!!!!!
Post by: John Andrews on October 23, 2012, 09:14:53 AM
 O0 O0 O0 O0 Nice going, Ned!
Title: Re: NC opening day success!!!!!!
Post by: Duneman101 on October 25, 2012, 10:31:15 AM
great buck!