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   duck guts
Yesterday I headed north of Baton Rouge to Liberty, MS for an afteronoon bowhunt with my dad. We scouted all the food plots to see which ones had the most deer sign. We decided to hunt FP 1 directly behind the camp and I set my stand up in FP 4, which was mowed down and also had lots of hog tracks in it.

We went back to the camp geared up and I got in the jeep to head to FP 4, while driving down the gravel road I spot a doe already out for the afternoon feed at 4:30. I get to the FP and climb about 25' up and settle in just before 5 pm. Wind is in my face and I feel very confident we will get a shot at something.

At 6:45 I see movement on the far end of the food plot through the trees and it's a deer. I'm set up in the corner with the most tracks and sure enough it's feeding toward me pretty quickly. It's right at 30 yds now but obscured by some brush and I can see he has some small horns and looks like he may be a cowhorn spike. Then I notice movement behind him, there is another deer about 15 yds further out but all I can make out is the body. Now the young buck is nearer to 20 yds and I can tell his horns are forked and he's legal. Meanwhile I'm getting my shakes under control and he's feeding directly toward me and is standing right on top of the red bottle cap I put out to mark a 20 yd shot. The other deer is now in view and looks to be a small doe, possibly button buck. The 4 pt turned almost broadside and I drew back on him, and he immediately turned back facing directly toward me. It took about 10 seconds for him to turn back broadside, I put my 20 yd pin on him and let the arrow fly...I thought I was a bit high, but he wheeled around ran out to about 30 yds and stopped to look around. I could see what looked like the exit hole high up on his back, as he was now facing the opposite direction. It was definitely a redish orange spot on his back. I was about to draw back and put another one in him when he bolts out like a race horse galloping down the same trail he came in on.

I immediately climbed down to inspect the arrow and go check out the blood that must've been on the ground where he stood around after the shot. I get to my arrow and it's clean as a whistle. I initally thought I had shot high, but after seeing what I thought was blood on him and the way he acted I thought I had a clean pass through. I inspected the ground where he stood after the shot and there was no blood...I can't figure out what I was seeing on him, or if I wanted to see blood so bad I was hallucinating...anyway good start to the season. Missing with a bow is much more fun than killing with a gun. My dad didn't see a deer, he walked up on a huge gobbler and two hens in the food plot but didn't see a thing the rest of the afternoon.
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Cool story. Thanks for sharing. Nothing can compare to the rush of bowhunting.
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nice story saw one before daylight yesterday morn on way to lease 1 while hunting but to far to shoot 2 last night on way in 2 on way in this morning also.Got real excited bout 8 30 this morn could hear one easing up behind me.. turned out to be armadillo
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   BangFlop
I hunted morning and evening and saw 1 coon and 1 squirrel. Too hot!
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   hunter11
hunted this morning saw one directly under me just befor good light dont know what it was. really thick where i am hunting only saw few squirrels after day break..
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Doesnt seem to be a lot of movement in the AM. The deer seem to be feeding early in the evening and into the night. I saw one buck this morning just slipping thru but no shot.
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around my stand it looks like they fed pretty heavy last night.. more tracks and lots of scat between yesterday eve and this morning
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