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  • Life was GREAT Today For GT...Thank You Lord!!!

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    Well Guys this time last evening I was posting about why I keep having Faith in a Stand that I had yet to see a deer at and Shooting all around me...Got Off work, Took my G/F to eat,Came home hoped on ATV and done some speed scouting at my Bow stand and thought WOW!! This is where I need to be...Came back to house and looked at Ole Glory whipping in the wind and thought 'It's Gonna be a waste of Time but I'm going back to the Dead Zone'...Climbed in stand at 5 and leaned back and sure enough...BOOOM!!! Right on the line thats 300 yards from me...I thought 'WTH?' Maybe they are Bedding in here and when I come I'm just driving them to other Hunters? I asked myself for the 50th Time in 3 days...Why are You Hunting here?...I Then asked the Good lord to please at least let me see a Doe Today...I know I'm no saint but I Love you just the same and I love to hunt...Amen' The time is 5:30 and I look to my Right and out walks the Deer that I said I would take if I could be lucky enough to see him standing at 80 yards broadside Looking at my Trail-Cam...I see the back Profile of his Rack and in 1 Fluid Motion I grab my CVA and start sliding the window open and Bump the barrel on the Roof..He turns and Looks my way and the wind is Howling, I freeze...He drops his head to eat and I ease the Gun out the window and even though I had time, I feel I rushed the shot and BOOM!! Rocked Back I see the smoke drifting his way in the wind and see Nothing..I text Viper,Creek,Avidarcher,Bearice,NCH8,SawMill Man,Hunt&Fish365 and anybody else I could and told them I just took a shot at a Good One but was gonna wait 30 Mins before i go look, WEll 30 turned into maybe 20 so i climb down and reload...Walk to where he was and NOTHING!! No Hair, No Blood and NO Idea of which way he went...I'm Sick and say out loud 'I Hate Muzzle-Loaders' I text them all back and say 'It's looking like a Clean Miss' but with the experience I have had with a M/L...I wanted to be sure...Good Friend of mine Calls and He's saying I can't believe you missed and I was saying 'Yeah well, He's still alive and At least I didn't wound Him' While on the Phone I say 'I can See where he Tore out but thats It!!! I make a Straight Line into the Briar's and I tell him 'I can see where 1 (A Deer) slid in the Mud since it rained This morning but No Blood and I look up and there he is!!! White Belly and that Awesome Left Beam sticking Up...Maybe 40 yards from where He was at the shot...No Blood, NO Hair, NOTHING!!! And I was about to come home..Shot was in shoulder and Busted them Both and Powerbelt was in opposite Hide... Nice 8 Pointer and even with the weak G3 on Right Beam, I think I'll mount Him...Lost a Co-Worker this Morning to Cancer and I dedicate this Hunt to Him...RIP Jeff, I'll Catch some Crappie in your Honor Buddy like we did last Spring...Count your Blessings Guys, He Just found out about the Cancer 3 short weeks ago and Now he's Gone at the age of 51...I was whining about this stand site last evening but my Gut told me '3rd time could be a Charm' And it was!!! Thank You Lord, Thanks to all you Guys for lifting My Spirits when I was down and Thanks to the NC-DNR for a Extra Week Of M/L Season...Life was Good Today and Like You Guys have seen me Post many Times 'You just Never Know!!!' It Only takes a Few seconds to take a Deer BUT You got to be there...When I seen Ole Glory Rocking in the High Wind, I was thinking about a Nap...Glad I went Now...Back to that Sorry Old Stand in the Thick Thick Cut-over...Hope God Smiles on all you Guys like he Smiled on me today and always...Follow your Gut!!! Good Luck Guys
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    Great deer!!
    Nice deer GT glad you got you a buck now i pray it's my turn lol.Real nice deer though man glad to see you taking one thats not immature lol.
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    Congrats
    Congrats on a fine buck brother. You got him on camera, you came and sat, came and sat and on the third try and might I add a day that most hunters wouldn't venture out on....sat again and conquered! Job well done. So now what do you think of hunting those old thick cut over places, or hunting after a rain storm, or hunting on windy days? LOL...like you say all the time ...can't get'em if you aren't there! When you texted and said you missed at 80 yards....I was thinking...I've seen him kill turkey at 50 yards...give me a break! Glad it turned out great!
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    awsome
    congrats on an awsome buck.
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    Congrats
    Congrats GT very nice deer from that sorry cutover haha
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    nice deer
    GT congrads looks like a good deer
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    Great buck
    GT Congrads on that buck. Those power belt will stay in but they get the job done. shot one this morning he only went 5 yards. But BIG NECK is the one i wont. ps i use the 245 grain
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    Nice
    Nice one GT, and thanks for your support to everybody on here!
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    congrats
    GT congrats on the buck!! thats a nice'en!!
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    THANKS ALOT GUYS
    WOW, Thanks alot Guys...I'm so proud to share my success with such a Great Group of Guys like y'all. I Pray all you Guys have a Safe and successful season and Hope I'm the First to congratulate you on your efforts and success. Been some strong ones Took this year and Even though my Buck doesn't compare to most or even considered a Shooter by some..This hunt is only 24 acres and Like I say all the Time...It was my Choice to Pull the Trigger...Me, Alone in my stealth Mode and this Buck with 80 yards of opportunity between Us and I had already told myself and You Guys that if the Good Lord Blessed me with a sighting of this Buck...I wouldn't think Twice about trying to make him Mine...Thanks for the Kind words Guys...Wish you all the Best!!!

    P.S. Hunter4- My Man, There's nothing wrong with that Buck you took...Great Job!!! As for the one that looks like he has a 5 gallon Bucket stuck in his Throat.....GOOD LUCK...He's a Hoss!!!!
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    Awesome
    Congrats!!! on tagging one GT. Glad you stuck with your spot. Faith pays!!!
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    Congrats
    Nice GT.... That was a real nice Buck. You have put your time in.
    CREEK
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    You did it
    Well buddy you did it! I was just writing on your other post lifting you up cause of your frustration and the next day you text me saying you just missed your biggest deer ever with a Muzzle-Loader. I was sick for you til I got that second one with the picture of him on the ground. Way to stick it out and make it happen! I personally have been fighting with myself to make myself go into the woods cause until last night I hadn't seen a deer since I shot mine back in October but you just showed us all that if you stick it out and hunt even when the hunting is tuff that it'll pay off. God is good brother. Good job!
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    Nice deer
    Real nice buck GT. Looks like your deer season is heading off to a great start. Congratulations on the hunt and the prize at the end. Man, really makes me want to look even more the next time I think I missed. You just never know. Glad you did.
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    Hunting Bucks
    LOL Talk about Timing huntinbucks...I was just saying I hope you was doing well because you hadn't commented LOL Thanks Buddy and Yeah My experience with a Muzzle-loader isn't nothing to write home about LOL...This is about the 4th Deer I have shot that never showed any signs of a Hit...When I text-ed everyone that it was looking like a Miss, I got 3 back that said 'You'll find him, You always think you missed!' Guess they were right LOL Like I said, I did feel like I rushed the shot and I'm not making excuses but that could explain the forward shoulder Hit I dunno...I'm just Glad I got him...I let ALOT of Deer walk waiting on a Good One....Glad It finally paid off again...Thanks and Good Luck to all you Guys!!!
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    u can do it
    See i knew u would get one all u had to do was take a bath stay awake stop texting an pay attention lol Congrats man
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    Congrats GT
    Way to go GT, talk about faith.
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    Faithful GT
    Great buck man! I have similar frustrations with the muzzleloader, so I know how you felt when you didn't immediately find blood. Awesome that you persevered and found him. He's a dandy buck, and the fact that it happened in the 'old-cold-cutover', is even more satisfying I'm sure. I've read a lot of your posts on here since I joined a few months back, and I'm glad to call you friend, even if it's just through this website for now. I commend you on your faith, and the fact that you're not afraid to share it. I am also thankful for all the other folks on this site, and pray that the GOOD LORD will Bless you all with a safe season. THANK GOD FOR OUR FREEDOM AND FOR THE GREAT OUTDOORS THAT HE HAS CREATED FOR US TO ENJOY
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    Brothers In Arms
    I tell you what TG, Reading that Comment makes me feel great!!! Brother I have let my share of Deer walk out of my Scope and never seen them again but thats what keeps me Going back..'You just never know' Like your Buck from the spur of the moment stand because you was helping a Friend out, You was rewarded with a Great Buck as well. I have done the Ole Coin Flip and sit in the dead zone and Think 'I bet it's rocking at my other stand' and Vise-versa but like you said. Have Faith in your Set-up because it will pay off. My Mind was saying it's a waste of Time BUT my gut was saying 'It could happen today!' I think back to how I felt with all the shooting around me and going in for the 3rd day without a single Deer sighting and then He's there!!. My Ex-wife congratulated me on my deer last night and said 'You have always been so patient when it came to hunting and It always seems to pay Off!' That made me feel good..I guess I learned that after spooking several Gobblers that went tight-lipped on me and I moved LOL...Thanks again Brother and God Bless You and all my Fellow Sportsman!!!
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    Great Story and Sorry about your friend
    Great story, and sorry to hear about your co-worker.
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    Cold Again LOL
    Thanks Seawolf, Funny thing is...I have gave this stand a fair sitting in my opinion and I have yet to see another deer here lol...Trail Cam shows a few pics at night but thats it? Think someone might have tossed some soap around me after I ran my mouth about where I killed him at but Oh Well, I'm lucky to have a have a few other places to hunt. Rebal99, If you read this...How has your season Been? Good Luck to ALL You guys this last Month and remember All the BIG Bucks that will get killed next year are alive right Now so Get out there!!!I Have seen Deer just about every time I have hunted but still doing alot of watching but it's about to get Ugly for the Does LOL......GOOD LUCK!!
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