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  • OPENING DAY TAG OUT IN 10 MINUTES RANDOLPH COUNTY

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    What an exciting morning of opening bow season. I went on an early hunt Saturday morning, September 7, 2013. I had been watching a nice buck before on my deer camera. That is why I decided to hunt this deer stand that was on a deer trail. At 7:35 a.m, I heard something walking on the deer trail. I couldn't believe what I saw. It was a thirteen pointer with three stickers and my heart dropped! As I drew my Matthews bow back, he looked up and started to stomp his feet. It was too late at that point. I let go of the release and he almost jumped the string. When he jumped the arrow was just in front of the ham. As he ran off, I was in shock and hoping I could find the deer. I thought that I could see him going down in the distance. I sat in my stand another hour to make sure that he would not get up. Ten minutes after the first buck was shot, I heard a second deer walking down the deer trail. I saw that it was a nice eight pointer so I drew my Matthews back for a second time and let my Muzzy MX4 do the job. He dropped in his tracks. When I went to recover my trophy buck I was able to locate him in the area that I thought he went down. When I saw him up close I could not believe my eyes. I am glad all my hard work and endurance paid off. I am proud to have accomplished a trophy buck this big at the age of seventeen.
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    Cool
    Tag out in 10 Minutes but you sat 15 to 20 minutes in between shots???? Ok lol But Congrats on a Great Buck!!! If it would have been me and I shot that Big 1 first...That other buck you have there wouldn't have been worthy of my 2nd tag on the 1st day of the season lol but hey...That's all you man...That's a great Buck and Glad it worked out for ya!!!!
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    Congratulations
    Great buck there! Congrats! I guess you'll be filling doe tags the rest of the season. Bonus tags available at Wal-Mart!
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    Velvet Buck
    Dang Man!!! What a stud of a buck...The fact that he is in full velvet is even cooler...I have never seen a buck in velvet during the season...Anyway congrats on the stud and enjoy filling the freezer the rest of the season...Good luck in the contest as well....
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    congrats
    congrats on the stud 13 man. but if you've put in so much hardwork then why shoot the other deer when he could be a real nice buck in a year or 2? but hey thats all you. congrats regardless.
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    bucks
    congrats on the 2 nice bucks man,but im with the others I would have gave the second buck the pass,but thats just me,both are nice bucks.
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    Congrats!!!
    Congrats on a NC monster in velvet!
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    Gobblintom
    GT, why do you have to question everybody that posts on this website? You were questioning Viper's bow speed the other day....did you see the chrono? Take his word for it man. And this young hunter just killed a buck bigger than anything you've killed in the past three years and you are going to question his actions in taking the other buck and his time in between shots? Give him a break. It was opening day and he was excited. You should be praising young hunters like this for a job well done. Don't question his actions. It's people like you that make me NOT post on this sight. Just try and choose your words more carefully.
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    X2
    x2. What he said.... ^^^
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    great job
    Great job on 2 nice bucks. Nice to see young people not only interested in hunting,but obviously have taken time to learn the skills to succeed at it.Congrats!!!
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    That's just me!!
    Cause I'm a pecker-head I guess or maybe I just have a pair and say what everyone else just thinks...I dunno but it's a public forum where you post your opinions or like some hide in the shadows playing with your Crayons until I say something that strikes a nerve with ya and then they jump in to bash me? That's got to be it because a few others said almost the same thing and ya'll pick me to bash but that's OK.. The way I see it is I was just trying to make sense of it all and I guess your right...he's young and maybe he did get excited...Who knows? I was just saying IF it had been me and I had just shot the trophy Buck on the First day then I would have gave the other a pass...He said Randolph County and that's a 2 Tag county so I was more or less saying...It's gonna be a long Season from here on out but I doubt he sees 1 to beat the 1 he took but maybe he will? Just my opinion, like you posted your opinion on my comments...I've questioned people that have said they voice Called Turkeys from over a mile away...A MILEEEE away....That's impressive!!! Then again I've seen people hold Bass wayyyy out to the Camera and claim they weighed 12 pounds when in my opinion,It looked more like 7.5 to 8 and I didn't say a word so....Yeah....I'm a pecker-head!! That has to be it!!! But Good Luck to ya just the same!!!! I just noticed that he has since edited his original story and changed the times that I commented on so again yeah...Excited!! No Doubt
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    I know dats right
    x2 What he said
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    Gt
    I tell you what you let me know when you kill a 105 class buck and a 152 in the same morning on opening day of bow season in 10 mins
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    Pair?
    By pair do You mean the pair of turkeys you shot out from under viper and Diane two years running? First time hunters to boot. I bet if anyone wouldve called you out on that their posts wouldve magically been deleted. Seems like everything you do must be taken as the gospel yet anytime anybody else does something you haven't (or can't do) you make sure to blow up posts with meaningless bs and hijack them for your own. You might get a kick out of writing pages of crap on here but I know a large majority of people that read on here can't stand to see your screen name pop up. Maybe that's why they 'hide in the shadows and play with crayons'.

    If you're half the ^^^^ in person as you are on here I know I hope I don't ever have the misfortune of meeting you.

    I know you're goin to play this as everybody else being wrong but the only common denominator is you big guy.....

    To the original poster. Awesome bucks and if this armchair quarterback would've been in your stand he'd have done the same thing and said he was the next Fred Bear

    Keep killin what you want to kill my friend!
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    why?
    If y'all didn't notice GT wasn't the only one that said it, he was just the first. And as far as him and turkey hunting go, I think he called a bird in for every hunter,(friend or stranger) in his whole county and maybe a few in the surrounding!! I look forward to reading you posts or comments GT and appreciate the fact that not everyone hides in the shadows or w.e and actually tells it like it is!
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    Nice
    That's a hell of a buck, congrats to the lucky hunter. If I had that kind of deer running around I think I would have held onto the second tag but that's just me, and the 8 is a nice buck in it's own right also. Are you going to get both of them mounted bradybunch?
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    boy boy boy
    im just glad for a few of yall on here that this is a site an not a face to face get together. cause dang if they wouldnt be some heads rollin. buncha dang f*$@turds that up an decided they wanna start huntin. chalk that up to that stupid duck dynasty bs i reckon.

    'let me know when you kill a 105 an a 152 on openin day' 'MY MATHEWS' ???? oOoOO. who gives a shit if it was a brand new shiny mathews or a 1987 bear. ha yea thats the dang problem with yall.

    how bout let me know whenever you get a time machine go back in time an kill your first deer when your barely 4, your first duck when your 6. when you've put blood, sweat tears into huntin. when you see your deddy give his last saved dime just so his son can have somewhere to hunt an enjoy what he has passed on to his son.its a little somethin called PASSION an tradition. not no freakin score you pull off a dang tape measure you put on a deer that you killed with mama an deddys bought MATHEWS.

    like i said before... congrats on a helluva deer.
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    Bs drama
    Thanks ncdc for telling it like it is,I couldnt have said it better myself,GT wasnt the only one said somethin,why did everybody jump on him,Like u said,if it was face to face most of em wouldnt say nothin.opinions are like a$$ holes everybody has one.Nobody said you shouldnt have shot the other buck or it was illegal to shot the second one,I mean dang what is the big deal,we said WE wouldnt have shot the second one.That is our OPINION.BTW GT I enjoy seeing and reading your posts.
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    Sticking up for my GT
    I have to say that I have to stick up for my buddy GT here. One thing he does is tell it like it is. He is as passionate as I am about hunting......well maybe deer but definitely TURKEY! His comment on my video about bow speed was that it took a long time to get there for 294 fps until he saw me zoom out. I guess we all need to read the whole message sometimes like I thought Donion said '1 year old' when he said 1 year older. Bottom line were all hunters here and we all have different opinions on QDM. If you want to shoot it.....shoot it and congratulations. As far as GT goes, yes he tells it like it is, and yes sometimes he does it with rough language but, until you break bread with him and sit in deer or turkey camp as I have, you will never know what a HUGE heart this guy has. Sometimes we old guys who have had many hunts under our belt, forget how we were when we were young, and yes probably did the same things you do. I myself have learned and I'm still learning from the young and old on this site. I was fortunate enough to kill my biggest bow buck and buck period with GT and Creek07. Before that I would shot anything that walked in front of me. Now I'm on a property that has some great bucks but, honestly, nothing like the deer I shot with those guys so I watch 8 pointers walk and drill the does!
    Trust me when I say GT is a great guy and we pick at each other by text which you don't see on this site. As far as the MODERATOR GROUP goes, we're all together: ViperX4, Gobblintom, Creek07, Duplin County Bowhunter and Diane00.
    Hey tomorrow is a great move day. Major move in the morning and Evening and it's gonna be a lot cooler! Guess where I'll be?.....Hope you're there too and good luck! Straight arrows for everyone!
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    Message for the haters
    This boy is 17 years old and probably more mature then some of you people (Redneck01 ncduckcommander and of course gt) Because all ive seen is people putting their comments in where they are not wanted or needed. Nobody wants to hear you would have done did or gonna do. No one cares, all that needs to be said is thats two nice kills and leave it at that. Im sure the young guy that shot these deer doesnt want to hear yalls crap. And as for ncduckcommander maybe his parents did buy him the bow and maybe your just jealous cause your daddy didnt love you enough to buy you a bow. Or maybe he worked his butt off to pay for that bow, You dont know how he got that bow. So dont go assuming stuff and keep your comments to yourself
    This is a very accomplished kill, some people may hunt all their life and never see a deer that big, especially in randolph county. Ive never seen a deer that size in randolph. Most the time the biggest deer you will see is the 8 pointer. So i think he did great for opening day.
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    whiners
    wow..... I've seen nothing but congratulations on this thread and the op and his buddy have done nothing but whine and cry about it. Why post the pictures if you don't want people to comment on them. I reckon they must figure we're not in the elite Mathews club.
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    deer
    congrats on two fine bucks where about in randoplh county you kill him at just curious looks like one I had on camera a few years ago
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    Nice Bucks!!!
    Nice deer BradyBunch!!! The memory of that hunt will last you a lifetime. Forget about all the crap of whether or not someone else would have let the 8pt walk or not. Yes it is their opinion.
    But at 17 yrs old. I would have shot both of them without thinking twice about it. Opportunities like that don't come often. And I am certain most of the folks on this site would have too at 17 yrs old. Now today me at 42 I would have possibly let the other one walk which is what I think others are referring to. But who cares.... Enjoy your moment young man you've earned it with 2 great bucks!!
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    ?
    Another one gone. smh
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    Hersh
    Sorry about that,it was accidental. I was trying to figure how to do what you requested and delete your account,didn't mean to remove your comment. feel free to repost it if you wish. I assume if you wish to delete your account its something you must do yourself. Or simply just don't log on if you don't wish to be a part of the forum.
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    bucks
    Awesome deer congrats. Man this site has gone to heck.
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    site
    I guess it is what we make it.If we keep posting negative comments,then that's what its gonna be. Why post a positive comment about a young mans deer and then top it off with negativity.
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    nice bucks
    congrats on 2 nice bucks
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    Opinins
    Everyone has their own opinion and thats fine. At 17 I probably would have shot both also. I don't know though. My nerves would have probably been shot and I wouldn't have had the ability to shoot the second one. Congrats anyhow. As for your comment to GT about the 150 and 105 buck in 10 mins? That deer will never hit 150 and the little 8 might be lucky to hit 80. Just saying. Like I said everyone has there own opinion. If you are going to rebut one then don't act like you are better than someone else and don' exagerrate the truth.
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    @bowhunter95
    @bowhunter95,If you dont care about our opinions why did you comment about it?Nobody cares about your opinions either,as for you saying we put our comments where they weren't wanted,well this had nothing to do with you so why did you put your comment where it didnt belong?
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    Crazy
    Give him a break. They are two nice deer and he can fill his tags any damn way he wants to theyre his so dont worry about what u woulda done cuz they aint yours. If he want to shoot two cowhorns he can do it. Congrats on two nice deer man glad for u.
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    'LIKE BUTTON'
    Sure wish this site had a 'LIKE' button sometimes.

    Hey any harvesters out there this week-end? I struck out!
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    Dixie Deer Classic
    For anyone with any more comments me and my dad will be at the Dixie Deer Classic and will be more than happy to have face to face comments
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    @redneck01
    Because I know this guy. And I was taking up for him. Why put all these negative comments on something like this. Why say nice kill but I would have let the 8 point go. He didn't what he wanted to do. That's all I'm saying. Just say nice kill and leave it at that.
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    Congrats
    Congrats on a great buck - he is a hoss.
    As for all of the rest of this garbage - don't get drawn in. You know what you did, it was legal, and YOU are happy about it and that is all that matters. As a friendly piece of advice, I would delete your last post if I was you because it is not useful in any way and only encourages more of these garbage posts and you have no reason to try and defend your choices to other people.
    Everyone has buck tags and can fill them with cowhorns if they choose to.
    Grown men, this fella is all of 17 yrs old - can you remember what it was like to be 17?
    He didn't flaunt that he had a Matthews just stated he drew back his Matthews same as others before have said 'I took him down with my TC'. And with all due respect to all of you, most that post their harvest couldn't care less if you would have tagged him and if they do then they will ask.
    Also, when I entered this contest a few years ago I had no idea it was going into this forum so I think others may also be unaware.
    It's really pretty easy to just say congrats and move on.
    Just my .02
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    Agreed
    Justin. You are exactly right. It's about being respectful. I wish everyone would go back and edit their post.
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    Congrats
    Congratulations on 2 nice bucks, one of which is a REAL nice buck!!! something to be proud of and don't let jealousy from others ruin your memories of the hunt.
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    Respect?
    And without further ado...lol I'm glad everyone had a safe weekend even though it looks like most were seeing who could pee the farthest on the site here...Anyway...Lets put this 1 to bed OK? I feel like I didn't say anything disrespectful to this young hunter with my comments...I congratulated him and yes I did add my opinion about IF!!! it had been me on the first day after shooting that Trophy Buck, I would have gave the other a pass...at 17 or at 77...It's no different than your Buddy getting a New White truck and you asking 'Why did you get White?' Simple!! Because he wanted too!!! I could care less what anyone shoots, I was simply saying...What if your Blessed with another great trophy Buck encounter in the Next 4 months.. What can you do??? As far as the bashers toward me that come out of the shadows to post ONLY when it's negative Drama...Stay away!! We could care less But don't pin what other posters say on me...I'm my own man and stick to my guns and I called it the way I saw it!! That's all!! And If I was to meet this young Man and his Father, I would still look him right in the eye and say...You killed this? And then shot That?? What was your Damn logic behind that decision??? None of my business!! That's true also but never hurts to ask!! Just like when the lucky hunter changed his original Post because of my comment that I know most of the you didn't see...Again, None of my concern but did make me curious. And for Clown Reaper to open this can of worms and disappear is beyond me also...I was after all the First to congratulate him on his Gobbler and ask for a Play-by-Play...In fact, I'm the ONLY 1 that did besides my pal limbhanger. And Hersh made his last Comment a few weeks ago with a comment 'I'd let that one walk' on a post by Sloanhunter after you could clearly see he was excited just from getting a Picture of that deer.... Again, How was that any different than what I said? and Appmnthntr..I don't know nor care what your problem is with me but I emailed you my address so please stop by and we can get to the bottom of it!!! As far as me shooting Turkeys with Diane and Viper..Do you not remember that I had the shot on Vipers Bird at the last minute? and with Diane, It was my fault for misunderstanding NO for NOW!! She does have a real soft voice but I made up for that this year when I let 2 double Bearded Gobblers walk right to her while I watched with Gun in hand so I guess I'm forgiven? And Bowhunter95...What are you 18??...I don't know you but you say you was sticking up for your friend and that's fine by me because I would do the same thing but don't judge me and how mature I am when you yourself become a registered user of this site and your first comment is bashing me? so dont jump in with your own immature comments toward me and you haven't a Clue as to what I'm about OK!!...I could have said to your friend...Man I'm craving Lucky Charms after seeing this Buck for some reason?...But I didn't....I could have said, That was stupid of you to shoot that dink Buck after you took that Big 1...But I didn't...I could have said you was no where close to those scores!! Sorry!!...But I didn't....I could asked, If you are Blessed with another great Buck this season while on stand, Would you do the right thing??...But I didn't!!!!! Anyway, Good Luck to all you guys and stay Safe.
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    lmfao
    took me a few seconds on the lucky charms comment, that right there is funny! GT you ain't right!
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    Caught me!!!
    LOL Well Life is too short not to laugh but it wouldn't have been right of me to think out loud and post such a comment early on not knowing this young man's sense of Humor but I like to pick and cut-up and you just never know how some people take your comments unless your face to face but anyway...lord if I did post what I normally think!!!! That wouldn't be good at all lol...People never take me serious anyway lol
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    LOL
    Looks like the concensus of this thread is that nobody cares what GT and the 'Moderator group' has to say. I just wanted to check out some reports and ran into this nonsense. Try using some simple common courtesy. It will get you far in life but it looks like not in your case since you are writing multiple worthless paragraphs regarding some bucks a 17 yr old shot. It's clear you are very competitive and a know it all. I haven't read one post where someone is asking for your advice. Prove me wrong. Start your own forum and see how many hunters follow your Epic posts... Anyone who posts 'congrats but I wouldn't...' is clearly jealous and an annoying know it all. NICE BUCK 17 yr old! Great to see youth hunting and taking trophies. CONGRATS
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    Still doing it
    Dude, you're still doing exactly what I was talking about. Making smarta** comments for no reason. Why do I need your address? I thought I covered that. Why write pages of crap for no reason? Instead of placking away on your keyboard maybe you should go and do something to make an actual report of rather than globbing on to other people's reports and acting like you don't do anything wrong. Don't you and everyone else see that for the past three years YOU are the only one that anybody has ever had these types of issues on the forum. Common denominator in all threads that end up like this is you.
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    Keeps on and on
    @get a life,I for one can prove u wrong because i have asked for GT's advice a few times as well as many others have.And as for saying 'congrats but i wouldnt have' how does that show a know it all or being jealous?Because trust me I am neither a know it all or defiantly not jealous. I hate when people sign up on here and there first comment is talking sh$$ about someone they dont know nothin about.@appmtnhntr,since your so observant on all the comments maybe you noticed that GT was not the only one who commented about this matter? But im done.smh
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