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9 point down... Part II

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9 point down... Part II

Postby Stykshooter » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:29 am

Hard to hang with Lostaro and Yohon and their buck killin', but I'm doing my best to keep up ;)

Went out yesterday morning, day before our gun season opens. Climbed up the same tree that I shot two does out of when Yohon was down. A little after daylight I heard antlers cracking together a couple hundred yards away in a deep hollow. This kind put me on alert to be watching that way so I was ready when I saw this big 9 point come strolling by. Awful thick in there and although I had a fairly open shot at 14 yards, I decided to let him walk into my next open window. Well, he turned and started walking straight up the ridge away from me with a big, thick cedar between us. Got out 30-45 yards and turned 180 degrees and started walking back down the ridge kind of in my direction. I shot him at about 18 yards.

I heard him run up the ridge and stop 100 yards away, then walk on off and over the ridge. This kinda worried me so I pulled my stand and spent 1/2 hour calling Yohon and Will. Walked back in there and found my arrow about 20 yards up the ridge. Must have just hung up on the fletchings and fell out as he was running. After that, I could have jogged along the blood/gore trail. He went about 250 yards, the last 150 or so straight down the back side of that ridge. I needed Yohon, Will and about six other guys to get him back up and out of there, but unfortunately I was on my own.

Pretty nice buck. Looks like he will go into the 130's. 59 pound Howard Hill Halfbreed, 2117 and Grizzly Instinct broadhead.

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Re: 9 point down... Part II

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:04 pm

Beautiful buck, Randy. Congratulations.
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Re: 9 point down... Part II

Postby Yohon » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:06 pm

Proud of ya man....that is a heck of a VA mountain buck!!!!!! This guy makes it all look so easy 8-)
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Re: 9 point down... Part II

Postby lostaro » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:04 pm

Like I told Yohon yesterday....Just when you think you have this bowhunting thing down....along comes some old dude with a longbow to make you feel like a amateur :oops:

Outstanding buck sir....out-friggin-standing!!
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Re: 9 point down... Part II

Postby cst » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:28 pm

Nice Job Randy!
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Re: 9 point down... Part II

Postby PAarcher » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:20 pm

That is one hell of a deer Randy. Well done my friend.
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Re: 9 point down... Part II

Postby superkodiak38 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:09 am

Damn fine buck by anyone's standards ! Congrats ;)
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Re: 9 point down... Part II

Postby Gino Bruno » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:38 pm

hell of a nice buck, Randy!
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