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  • A first becomes a double

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    For 12 seasons friends of mine would jokingly refer to my hunting as taking a walk in the woods with my rifle. Season 13 started the same way,but on Monday morning November 24 my walk would be very short indeed. I reached my location in a bean field after a brief encounter with a skunk, no spray as we parted our ways. After readying myself in a tree stand I glanced to my right and noticed a deer walking through the field, it was within range, I placed the crosshairs of my scope behind it's right shoulder and fired. A few moments later I was walking into the bean field and there he was, 8 points with a live weight of 145 pounds. The 13 season walk was over,but the day wasn't. Ten hours later I was back in the same stand and toward the end of my time on the stand I noticed movement to my left and followed the does as they skittered around the field. Moments later I noticed another buck reached for branches across the field, not quite déjà vu, but close. Same body placement, same result. 8 points with a live weight of 142. Praise The Lord for good friends that let me hunt, and understand my excitement.
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    Great story and 2 good bucks there my friend. 12 years is some serious persistence! .. but it def. paid off. I'm sure it will bring you back for more quality time 'walking your gun.'
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