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  • camp lejeune 8 pt

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    hunted yesterday morning and finally had a good buck come into a scrape. after hunting over 30 days since bow season. ive seen very few deer and had only a hand full of bucks show themselves during daylight hours. i set up on a ridge line that boarders a swamp. figured with the high winds the buck should be moving and wanna stay in the lowland to be out of the wind. so i remembered i saw a scrape two days earlier scouting. at 8 40 i had a nice bobcat come right under my stand and ease off after smelling my jacket at the base of the tree. i was tempted to shoot him but figured the blackpowder would be to much bullet so i opted to wait. 5 min later i heard crunching and looked down and prob 5 feet away from the scrape i sat over was a nice 8pt eating acorns. i swung the gun around and shot him left handed at 15yds. he ran probably 45yds and piled up. measured out 17 1/2 in wide outside and weighed around 170lbs. finally glad to have some luck come my way. sure glad i didnt shoot the bobcat.
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    yessir
    that's a nice one....congrats!!
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    nice
    Why didnt you take the bobcat?. I'm so hard up on taking one that if I had a nice buck or a bobcat and had to choose. It's nap time for kitty. Thats a very nice buck.. Gongrats!
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    Marine Buck
    congrats on a nice buck Mac. I grew up hunting Lejeune. Haven't been back to hunt there in many years. What area did you take him in?
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    killed him in verona
    i didnt shoot the cat bc i had the blackpowder and figured it would mess the coat up to much and i wasnt sure if they were in season yet. and as bad as i hate the little turkey killers i was wanting a deer. i shot him in Verona.
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    Bag-a-Buck?
    mac, if you're a North Carolina magazine subscriber, you should switch the category of this post to Bag-a-Buck Contest so you'll be eligible for all the great prizes in that contest.

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    Nice buck, bud!
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    Verona
    inside the loop was my favorite area by far. at least half of the deer that I have killed over the years came out of the Verona Loop area.
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    Nice Pass!
    Timing is everything and your pass on the bobcat paid off well. Congrats on a nice buck.
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    My Cat
    Great Job Mac86...This is the ONLY Bobcat I have ever encountered while hunting LOL...Was Told it was a Huge 1 but the 270 really did a number on it so i just did a Euro mount on it...Pics not to Good I took it with my phone off the original Polaroid LOL.
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    thanks
    thanks for all the comments. thats a pretty big cat gobblintom. i hope to get a crack at the one i saw with the bow.
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    nice
    Nice deer good job I need some of that luck u had because I hunted 2 weeks stright in October Muzzleloader I'm in Cherokee county and didn't see much at all .was that on state land of privet ??
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