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  • My Beautiful Horrible Evening Hunt

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    Well I guess I need to tell you guys about my 1st evening hunt yesterday....I hate to b/c I want to punch myself every time I tell it to some one lol....

    So, I go to a brand new spot that I just hung a Muddy stand last Monday...Well sometime this week they picked the corn so I new I needed to get over there....I have not had a trail camera over there. I just based my stand location on tracks and other sign. I was sitting on the inside edge of a secluded field. Well after walking about 400-500 yards from Jeep I realized I forgot my camera mount at home and my bow hanger at my jeep. I just said oh well since I was already at my stand. I climb up and after awhile a few turkeys come out which was very surprising in this area. About 7:15 the deer start pouring out of the woods on the opposite end of the field about 130-140 yards away...There were 3-4 little bucks and a dozen or more does. So I stand up to take my first video and get some footage of the first group that came out(Probably 6-7 deer). After a few more minutes I noticed a few more had made it out. This whole time they are all feeding my way.... So I decide to stand up and get some more video. Well, since I forgot my bow hanger I propped my bow on the seat cushion and the tree. However I did not notice that my safety harness rope was behind my bow. I am getting ready to start recording again when I untangle my safety rope from behind my head....Can You Guess What Happened Next?????? Yep, my bow plummets to the ground thru briars and all. Of course all the deer look my way b/c they were only about 90-100 yards now. About 3 seconds later the field clears and of course bringing up the rear was the first shooter buck I have seen while hunting in 2 seasons!! At that point I just wanted to jump out of the stand but I sat down and calmed down....Used some choice words about myself and then climbed down to check on my bow. Thankfully my bow was fine so with about another 20 min of shooting light left I started the walk out. As I came around the corner from the back field I noticed a deer standing about 50-60 away from my Jeep....Guess what??? Another shooter buck...Unreal...2 shooters in one evening...I rarely see this kind of action much less a mature buck. All in all it was a great hunt even though I blew it. At least I know there are plenty of deer around this farm and at least 2 shooters....I went today and hung another set on the other side of the field so I definitely will be more prepared next time....You live and you learn so don't forget your bow hanger or camera arm lol......
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    WOW
    DANG DCB....you will be fine. We are human. Good luck brother on your next sit. Shot them straight.
    CREEK
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    Thanks
    Thanks man....Hopefully it will turn out a little better...
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    dang
    Man that sucks but that the way it seems to go.
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    Bad Luck
    Yeah Thanks for Nothing DCB!!! lol While we were texting this morning and you was telling me about this...My Phone Locked up and now wont do NOTHING!!! lol I guess you cursed my phone with your run of Bad Luck lol...The last text I got was from you talking about the Pics from my Buddy in WVa saying what a giant!! and My Phone went crazy lol...My G/F is off trying to get it took care of right now lol
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    Oh Yeah?
    BTW, Did ya get ANY footage???
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    Shake it off!
    Shake it off buddy. They'll be back and so will you.

    I was hunting in Lincolnton years ago, (before I use a pull up rope or bow hook. I get up the tree in the dark and had my bow on my front rail of the climber as I was tieing off and I hear, 'THUMP'! I turned around and my bow was gone. 35 foot drop and broke the site off. That was a learning lesson and a quick end to a hunt.

    I have learned to keep 2 bow hooks in my backpack and if it's a tree I will climb many times I will leave the bow hook in the tree. One reason so I know when to stop climbing in the dark and second so the hook is always there.

    I have many things in the ole' backpack, ask GT, he said I hope I don't need a limb saw when we got Sky Scraper, as he was going to a spot he had never seen. I opened the pack and said here ya go!

    I always tell my wife....if I have my pack I'll be good for a couple of days in the woods!

    I'm thinking about adding a small flat screen TV to my inventory! LOL!
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    Hunting
    Sorry about that GT...that is funny but at the same time not funny..
    Yes, I got a little bit of footage of the first few deer that came out. I was going to record more but that is when the fiasco happened....I also got some shaky footage of the other buckj as I was walking out....
    Viper, I am ki d of the same way with my bag but unfortunetly I forgot some stuff this time. Most of the time I leave my hangers in b/c I know I wil return....I have already put 2 bowhangers and my camera mount in my bag...Now if I just dont forget my bag lol....
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    Good Luck
    Shaky footage??? Was the Buck that Big LMBO!!! I'm just messing man and my freaking phone is still messed up and they (Verizon) are working on it from their end so Good Luck when You get back out.,..I seen nothing this AM
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    It happens
    Well DCB we have all gotten in a hurry and forgotten gear before. Just laugh it off and get blood next trip. Sounds like a promising spot you have. Good luck!
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    sorry to hear
    it happens Ive not been out yet waiting for the right wind. I put out some apples and my lone doe grew to 3 does and 2 fawns . Hopefully in a couple days I can wack something .Sounds like your in a great spot good luck bud. ..jager..
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    Thanks
    Thanks Guys!!

    GT, He wasn't a giant but He was definitely a shooter. It was shaky b/c I had already walked 250 yards when I saw him and I was carrying all my gear and trying to film free handed which never works with my nerves lol....
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