How lucky can a man be!!! One year ago to this date, Jaque Juge was sitting in the same stand that I shot this huge main frame 9 pt with a split left G2, and he killed a massive 150 in. 12 pt. Just so happen this morning Jaque was posted up about 300 yrds behind me. About 7:35 I herd a shot knowing it was him. As I was looking out the window in the area he shot from,I could hear deer running toward me but then stopping! I just knew the deer was down. I sent him a text wondering what it was. He sent back saying (I thinks I missed! Nice buck).
15 min later I looked down the bottom to see a doe trotting thru. I put my 7mm browning out the window knowing either he is dead already or its my turn to get a shot!!!!
There he was, right on her tail grunting! I sent him a little MAMP, and let it fly. I didnt step it off , but I think he ran.......... a whole 10 yrds!!!
As Jaque and I approached him, I seen the look in his face!
I still dont know if he was crying for joy for me or what!!!!! And I didnt know if I should have thanked him or not! I DID!!!
No really he was just as excited as I was! But come to find out, after looking the deer over, he had about a 3 in mark were Jaques 300 just shaved his belly hair! An inch higher he would have killed 2 awesome bucks in the same area exactly 1 year apart!!
Few more pictures of Cullins (AWESOME BUCK)
Words and pictures just cannot describe how
the feeling is of being part of something
A Hunting Trip to Remember
It was before sunrise on the morning of Sunday, December 13, 2009, when six-year-old Cullen Edmonston looked at the cover of a hunting magazine and said, Daddy Im going to kill one like that this morning. Little did they know, the statement was soon to be a true one.
Cullen was shortly after sitting on the stand with his father, Cody Edmonston. At 7:45 am on their lease in Brookhaven, MS the very proud fathers dreams were about to come true; to see his son shoot the deer of a lifetime. A buck stepped out into an oak bottom to feed on some acorns. While sitting on his dads lap he squeezed off the shot at 62 yards with his Rossi Crack Barrel 243. With its tail tucked, the buck took off into the thick brush. Still shocked that the young hunter was able to make a shot through the thick brush on his first hunting trip with his own gun, the duo started to make their way down their 15 foot ladder stand.
Shaking with excitement they began to look for blood. When they found a good blood trail Cody and Cullen went back to the camp to get the dogs. The Edmonstons 2 ½ year old Black Lab, Boss, and a friends (Dagan Fife) 6 year old Yellow Lab, Dixie, were quickly on the trail. Within minutes, the two blood dogs had quickly found the 215-pound 9-point buck only 30 yards from where he had been shot. Cody and family friends, Dagan Fife and Eric Moody loaded the deer on the back of the 4-wheeler and headed back to the camp.
The rack measured 17 ½ on the inside spread, 20 ¼ outside spread, 7 ¼ brow tine, 9 ¼ G2, 6 ½ bases, and green scored 129 ½. Cullens description of the deer to his step-mom, Britné Edmonston, was, Né Né, its so big I cant even hold it up. Hes huge!. This will definitely be a Christmas that the Edmonston family will never forget.
Here is Cade Conyers (my little nephew) with his first deer ever. (CONGRATS!!!) His dad Jason Conyers had to work this weekend.So I was able to take him. Saturday morning was the first hunt
he has made. As soon as we got situated on the stand
I looked down the food plot and seen a deer. Still almost dark,
we had to wait awhile before we could even tell what it was.
I was kinda letting him know that this doesnt happen all
the time! We just hit the time getting there perfect. after being able to see pretty good, we noticed another deer. Well it was a yearling with no spots but just to small to take the
moma from it.
After sitting there for 2 hours my little man could not take it anymore, dude hit the floor sound asleep. 2 more deer came out but I really and truely could not get him up ! Sacked out!! So that afternoon we went back to same stand and sure enough, 30 min into the hunt ,big doe about 75 yrds. I know I was shaking more than him.Got him set up and BAMMM!! Not knowing exactly were the hit was, we eased down there and found good blood.We went back to camp still not to sure about the shot. We looked over the footage and looked like an awesome shot!!
His mom (Nicole Conyers) , himself, and I headed out to track her. She didnt run 75 yards. And sure enough he hit her exactly were he was aiming. THE MOST AWESOME FEELING ANYONE CAN HAVE TO WITNESS THAT!!!!!!!!! Wish his dad could have been there also but someone gotta buy Cade his hunting supplies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THE STORY FROM THE GREAT HUNTER!!!!!
He had been sitting in his stand for bout 5 hours on a sat. afternoon. The same stand he has seen a huge 10 or 12 pt. (many of times,so he says). I was hunting about 200 yrds from him. At about prime time I thought i heard a hog squeel! Then all of a sudden i could hear what i thought was a hog running thru da woods! But it couldnt of been ,i thought to myself.
It kinda sounded like Steven. Still puzzled,i kept listening but could not figure it out. It got closer and closer and then i could tell it was Steven running straight towards me screaming (I GOT THE BIG ONE ROYCE, I GOT THE BIG ONE)!!!!!!
So I climbed down to congrats him and to shut him up so I could understand him. After bout 20 min. he cooled down. I got a few answers from him and I decided before we went back to get help, I had to see this monster. So we went back to look for blood, we must have tracked it 100 yards before we came up on the beast. And there he was a 100 pound, 1 inch on one side and 2 inches on the other side SPIKE.. I HIT THE GROUND LAUGHING!! AND HE HIT THE GROUND CRYING.
IM TRYING TO DECIDE IF I SHOULD GO WITH THE 45-70 OR 444! I HERD THAT THE 444 SHOOTS A LOT FLATTER. WHAT SHOULD I GO WITH. ANY INFO WELL APP.
LOOKING TO SEE IF ANYONE HAS BEEN HUNTING DOWN FIRETOWER RD IN CLINTON LA. IVE HUNTED THERE FOR 10 YEARS. WE LOST IT 2 YEARS AGO DUE TO THE PRICE AN ACRE WENT FROM $15 TO $25 AN ACRE. JUST WONDERING HOW THE PAST 2 YEARS HAVE BEEN!!!
Opening morning 15 min. into the hunt a nice buck came out
at 24 yrds broad side and i drew back and let one fly! The hit
I thought was a little low. We waited 3 hours before the search
was on! I new this was a very good deer. His horns was still
full of velvet. Shawn and i began the search!
We trailed the big boy for about 250 yrds through the most
roughest terrain.We had very good blood but then it would just
peter out. After about 3 hours into the search we could no
longer continue.( We needed water fast) Shawn was going
down quick! We finally made it back to the camp with no luck.
After a few hours we regrouped and brought in Steven. Hopefully
he would bring me better luck! we searched for another 2 hours
and nothing. Im thinking I hit him to low and in the brisket area.
( NOT A GOOD FEELING)
So then sat. afternoon I went back to the same stand to hunt
to hopefully watch for buzzards. And of course everyone at the
camp was crying because they tried to call shotgun on the same
stand for that afternoon! But i had news for them!!! LOL!
Well into the hunt nothing was happening! No buzzards
and no deer. As I was about to start getting me things together
right before dark( cause as everyone knows, I am kinda scared the dark)
I looked to my right and seen a deer but could not really tell how big.
As i grabbed my bow, he made it under my stand and then noticed
he was a shooter! He got about 18 yrds and I was just about to shake
myself out the tree! I drew back and mamped to stop him. I let
it fly. Knowing I put the rage broad head through the pumping station,
you still always have the thought in the back of your head, D@#$!!!
I hope I didnt screw up again, I hope he is big enough, ETC.
So i eased my way back to the camp to let everyone know the
good or bad news!
We gave him about 2 hours but i was pretty sure he was down
not to far.We jumped on the four wheelers and mule and headed out!
We trailed him for about 50 yrds before we hit the deep bottoms of the
woods. Still following good blood "BAMMM " there he lay. He ran for
about 75 yrds and received a parking ticket!
This is my first good buck with my bow and biggest over all.
He is a 9 pt. with split brawl tines. With a 14 1/2 inside
spread,weighing 200 lb. We have been catching this deer on camera
sense the early part of sept. Only a bow hunter knows the feeling!!!!!!
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