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2020 Pre Rut was HOT

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With everything that has taken place this year what actually happened to me is no suprise,I had an encounter with a nice 8 pt. which is my first mountable buck ever during bow season. As luck would have it I took a shot,hit the buck but not a fatal wound we tracked and never found the animal,fast forward 3 weeks I'm working offshore and I get a call from my cousin he's looking at my bow buck@ 150 yrds. I come in and make my first rifle hunt of the year and who steps out @ 173 yrds. Mr Bow Buck,put the old 30-06 to work and got a beautiful mount that tipped the scale 200 lbs even. If you hunt you can only imagine my excitment at this point high fiveing eachother etc. We go home Sunday night and return the following Thursday and pull camera cards and see an absolute Tank, Friday morning rolls around with heavey fog I sit for the morning hunt and as things evolve I see a deer down through the fog. Look to see what it is I see it's a doe but a Big Bodied deer is on her heels. I ready myself and he stays facing the stand for what seemed an eternity not letting her get more then 10-15 yrds from him he's locked up with her and he is waiting to breed her. He feeds with her and she starts to slowly move off the road and when he makes that half step turn,I massaged the trigger on my Remington 30-06 Again dropping him where he stood. he is not wide but he is heavey and his body was something to be seen I personaly have never seen a 250 lb. deer on the hoof in the woods this thing will make a beautifl mount. Two very nice bucks in two weeks from the same stand the Hunting God's have been very good to Captain Joe this year for sure
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   icemaker
Congrats
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   Snake02
Nice,what area are you hunting?
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2 Nice Deer Joe! Does this mean Chris and Mary Ann get some sausage? LOL :)
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Absolutely done talked to Mary Anne and told her I got 3 doe tags left go get a freezer...lol
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Tensas Parish got a small 312 acre tract we been fooling around on since the late 70's. It floods every year with the river rising so deer get pushed out,some return some don't but they manage to take a few nice deer every year when you can hunt it.
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