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Finally received a couple pictures of the deer I arrowed earlier in bow season on my hunt to the midwest. I hunted hard for over a week before I finally got a chance at a giant and made a perfect shot, he only ran 70 yards and I saw him fall. I had camera problems and my friend couldn't figure out how to send pictures to me. This is my biggest bowkill so far. The Fluer de lis buck, his brow tine is a fluer de lis, god new the saints would win.
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Nice
Very nice bogjim! Congrats.
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sweet
nice kill. but could you post a picture of the brow tine
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Very nice!
Was that in Illinois? Just curious how many decent deer did you pass on to kill him. It's always a hard decision for me to shoot early at something decent or hope the monster of a lifetime comes by!
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Illinois
Yes our lease is in Illinois. I really only passed on 2 quality deer that I had a shot on, one was a gorgeous 8 around 130 inches and the other looked like he was the offspring or genetics of this deer but only 3 1/2 yrs old and a 9 pointer but same shape rack. He was a nice deer but not what I was looking for. I hunted with my friend the first day in a loc on above him and we rattled in two nice bucks and he shot the second on video a 20 inch ten pointer. I had three small bucks chasing a doe one evening in a small cut bean field and a 130" eight came out then a giant 170 class 10 came out acroos the next little field on neighbors property and I grunted as hard as I could to get his attention and he broke and ran to me as all the other bucks and the hot doe were right in front of me. He stopped straight on at 57 yards staring then the hot doe took off to the east and he followed wide open never to be seen again. I also saw two small eight points around 115 inches chasing does on this one ridge and they always chased down this one side of this ridge, I was 80 yards away watching with binocs. I then reset on that ridge when the wind switched to the south and tagged this deer on same trail I had seen the other small eights chasing does the day before, looked like the same doe and the small eight point was right behind this buck. This buck was following a younger doe and left her to come check some buck scent I had taken out of a mature mississipi buck killed during the rut the year before and froze for this hunt. Also had some doe scent on tree next to buck scent. Yes you must pass a lot of deer to kill a good one which usually means you go home empty handed but thats big buck hunting. This year I had a great game plan figured as the corn was still up and many guys didn't know how to deal with that. We had 32 hunters that shared our lease this year and we only killed 2 bucks as they must be at least 130 inches, but quite a few good opportunities were blown and a handful were wounded with mechanical heads.
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congrats
Hey bigjim, What county are you in up there? I share a lease with 2 other people in McDonough county and it's about a 14 hour ride. I'm looking for something closer and just wondering if the hunting in southern Illinois compares to the area I'm in now. BTW, what does that buck score...Looks to me like he's at least 160". Congrats.
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County
We have one farm in Green county and most of the others are around Scott and Morton and Macoupin coutnies. We have a bunch of smaller farms scattered. He scores right at 172, 79 and change on deers left, 72 and change on right and 20" spread. We don't see a lot of deer where we are, nothing like when I hunted in Pike county. We had a guy come hunt with us year before last and after the first day he was complaining that he wasn't seeing 15 to 20 deer a hunt like where he hunted in Pike, I suggested he go back to Pike county. We're 60 to 90 miles from river, fair number of deer but nothing like near the river but it works for me, real hunting. I usually see about the same amount of deer I would see on a Mississippi hunt, sometimes a little more, sometimes a litle less but they are usually better racked deer because of age structure and soybeans all summer and strict one buck wildlife laws and enforcement. But everyday we have guys go sit in stands and come back and see zero and you'll have a guy that will see fifteen the same day so it's hunting.
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Buck
That FRICKIN DUDE MAN!!!!!!.........How "MANY" does this one make that you have now?????......Great buck "AGAIN" man!!!!.....CONGRATS!!!
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Very Nice!
That is a STUD!!!!
Congrats!
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