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Fullfilling weekend

I spent this Thanksgiving weekend with my daughter at my lease in Bogalusa. Even with the full moon woes my first day in the stand I saw 6 does and let them all walk knowing I had a big buck in the area. I was hoping to get my daughter on him but luck would have it he appeared for me at 10:00AM Saturday morning. I dropped my daughter off at my box blind and continued a few hundred yards away to my lock on over looking a crossing in the 2 year old clear cut I am hunting in. I had no movement at all that morning and at 10:00 AM my daughter was ready to go having not seen anything either. I packed up my gear and started to lower my back pack to the ground and hear a snap. I look up and this buck had been bedded 20yds from me the whole time and we never knew either one of us was there, I dropped my back pack grabbed my rifle and as he ran off through the clear cut he got about 120yds out and I hit him in the back leg. he stopped and turned broad side and I hit him again or so I thought. After 2 hours of tracking NO LUCK so we backed out. I started searching the internet on my phone for a blood hound and found Mr. Kenny Martin who lives a short drive away in Talisheek. He is a member of the Louisiana Blood Trackers. He came out with his trusty tracking companion and within an hour I was holding onto my trophy a 141', 160 pound 4.5 year old 11 point with a double main beam on the right side. My hats off the Kenny and his dog. My daughter wound up finishing the weekend off with 2 big sows. 1 was 160lbs and the other 140.

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