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  • About this time last weekend, on opening day of bow season, I shot my biggest buck to date. I heard him and another buck sparring in the woods before stepping out into the field I was hunting. I shot him at 20 yards slightly quarting towards me with my Barnett crossbow. He ran about 70 yards and then slid down a gully into the creek.
    Thanks to my hubby for watching our two little ones and letting me go opening day. It all seems unreal still.
    It was the most challenging hunt I've ever done, I'm 8 months pregnant. My body felt the pain from it for days, but it was worth it. Now I'm ready for baby girl #3 to arrive!

    September 20, 2015 at 5:31pm

    I grunted this buck in! He headed across the bean field behind me. Trees were surrounding me and I did not have a shot. I grunted more trying to get him to stop and come back. There was a tiny opening between some trees. When he reached the opening I grunted as loud and hard I could, he stopped! I put the crosshairs on him and shot! He ran about 30-40 yards and dropped! I got down to look for him, but it was dark. I left my hat where I thought I last saw him. I quickly drove home to get my husband, who was watching our two babies, he's the BEST! (We take turns going hunting) He went out to look for my buck. My buck wasn't as close to the woods as I had thought and had fallen in the beans a couple yards up from where I stopped looking! I am ecstatic! This is my second double brow tine buck! I shot one identical last year with my crossbow when I was about 6 months pregnant! The rut is on, y'all!

    November 09, 2014 at 8:28am

    I grunted this buck in! He headed across the bean field behind me. Trees were surrounding me and I did not have a shot. I grunted more trying to get him to stop and come back. There was a tiny opening between some trees. When he reached the opening I grunted as loud and hard I could, he stopped! I put the crosshairs on him and shot! He ran about 30-40 yards and dropped! I got down to look for him, but it was dark. I left my hat where I thought I last saw him. I quickly drove home to get my husband, who was watching our two babies, he's the BEST! (We take turns going hunting) He went out to look for my buck. My buck wasn't as close to the woods as I had thought and had fallen in the beans a couple yards up from where I stopped looking! I am ecstatic! This is my second double brow tine buck! I shot one identical last year with my crossbow when I was about 6 months pregnant! The rut is on, y'all!

    November 09, 2014 at 8:03am

    Hey folks, I have seen a couple posts on here about aging deer in trail cam pictures and would like to share some photos and see what you guys think. The Buck in the photo was already harvested this year with my crossbow and I have removed his jaws and aged him. I found his age to be quite deceiving from all of the trail cam pictures I had of him. After a couple responses I will update the post with his real age. Please give your input I would love to know what all of you think!

    October 19, 2013 at 10:55am

    Rockingham County Buck!
    Got an amazing buck opening Day of bow season! We had been getting pictures of this buck for a while, but had not seen him in a month. It was SO hot this afternoon, but it was all worth it. He came in with 5 other bucks and a doe. All of the deer were keeping a very close eye on me. One of the big bucks even stomped 5 times. My buck wouldn't give me a shot. None of them would! I waited and waited for what seemed like forever, but was probably 15 minutes. One of the other bucks went down wind and was smelling and another behind my buck wouldn't take his eyes off of me. My buck slightly turned and I knew this was my only chance. I took the shot! He ran about 50 yards, stopped and teetered for a minute and dropped! Amazing!! My third deer ever and second with a crossbow!...Not to mention I am 19 weeks pregnant! (:

    September 07, 2013 at 8:25pm

    I think he got this squirrel for breakfast!!

    August 31, 2013 at 5:49pm

    Walked in to the stand this morning right at legal shooting light walked 40 yds from this guy standing in the corn! Never thought i would see this happen but the deer was directly downwind! Guess the rut is getting started. Sprayed some doe in estrus buck bomb all over the place in here yesterday afternoon and he showed up.
    135 inches gross

    October 28, 2012 at 5:09pm

    After several years of hunting, I finally got my first deer! Like all hunters I have spent countless hours preparing for hunting (practicing shooting, putting out food, putting up stands, checking and putting out cameras, etc.) and countless hours in the stand. I was even climbing into the stand last season when I was almost 6 months pregnant.
    I set out on the afternoon of October 9, 2012 for another hunt. I was after my first deer. I had only seen a raccoon and a turkey when my deer stepped out about 50 yards down the field I was hunting. He made his way up the field. It seemed as if he was staring at me the whole way. He finally made it to the corn pile, 30 yards away. I raised the crossbow slowly each time he lowered his head to eat. He was only in the corn pile a minute or two before I lined up the crosshairs and took my shot. I hit him perfectly!! He ran about 50 yards down the field, to the point where he came in and dropped. I was so excited!!! I came home and got my husband and our newborn baby and we went to get him.
    My husband was so proud, as am I. Slick trick magnum broadheads did the trick! My husband taught me everything I know about hunting and I am so grateful to him for that. Hunting is a gift given from God. I finally got one!!

    October 10, 2012 at 8:07am

    This is my first deer ever. My husband taught me everything I know! I was sittin' in the stand on the afternoon of October 9, 2012. I have spent countless hours in the stand since I've started hunting. On this day, I saw a turkey and a raccoon. About 6:25 pm my buck walked out from about 50 yards. He walked towards me to the corn pile and quartered towards me at 30 yards. I took the shot; he ran 50 yards and dropped. Slick trick broadheads did the trick on my Barnett Crossbow!

    October 09, 2012 at 8:41pm

    Finally out and moving!

    September 21, 2012 at 5:24am

    Shot this 120 inch 8 point chasing does this mornin at 7. Im tagged out!

    December 08, 2011 at 5:17pm

    Well fellas, the second rut on in my nechk of the woods! Shot a 120 inch 8 point this mornin at 7 after a group of does. He was all stinkin up! Tarsal glands were wet and neck was swollen up! Im tagged out!

    December 08, 2011 at 4:42pm

    The rut is in full swing here! Missed this deer at 150yds with the first shot. He was soo in love with his doe that he just looked around, took about 5 steps, and decided to lay down. Second shot didnt miss!

    November 04, 2011 at 3:18pm

    Well i guess it was about time. I have hunted for probly 17 years but in the last couple got into bow hunting. I have never killed one with a bow but wednesday the 26th i stuck probly the biggest buck i have ever seen while hunting. A small 8pt chased a doe into my corn pile at 25 yards, then the deer i shot stepped out of the tall grass maybe 100 yards down the field and headed her way. When he was about half way the smaller 8pt buck stepped out and the two bucks started posturing. The bigger deer bristled up as he approached the other buck. They locked up and tickled antlers for just a few seconds and the smaller 8pter hopped off. The bigger deer did a little snort weeze at him to say goodbye and started off after the doe who had ran across the field in the commotion. He trotted in and stopped broadside at 26 yards. I let the arrow fly! I though it looked like a good shot but i heard a thwack when it hit him. He took off like he was hit good. I waited about an hour and couldnt stand it any longer. I followed his blood trail for over 200 yards and ended up jumping him in a thicket where he had bedded down and there was only a little pile of blood. The blood trail was very faint and lost it from time to time. After i jumped him up i left and didnt want to push him anymore. I never found my arrow i guess its still in him. I was shooting a 100 grain rage 2 blade broadhead out of a Barnett crossbow at 325 fps. The only thing i can think is the shot may have been a hair bit forward and lodged into his outgoing shoulder, that may have been the twack i heard. What do you guys think? If the shot was a little bit forward would it be fatal? Should i start checkin the creeks in a day or two to see if he did die?? Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks

    October 27, 2011 at 2:59pm

    Same 9,

    October 22, 2011 at 8:51am

    Got a bunch of pics of this nice 9 with lots of character

    October 22, 2011 at 8:41am

    Nice 8

    August 31, 2011 at 7:23pm

    Had the camera out for a little over a week and have 8 different bucks so far, two of them are this size

    August 22, 2011 at 4:07pm
    A comment titled: Rage x-bow broadheads in response to a report titled: Crossbow Broadheads

    The Rage 100 grain x-bow broadheads were the first ones I tried and after loosing 2 deer with them due to not getting a good pass through I trashed them. My wife and I now shoot Slick Trick Magnum broadheads. They are a fixed, 4 blade braodhead with field point accuracy! They are also way more inexpensive than the rage, last pack I bought on ebay was $23. Take a look at the entry hole on this deer my wife shot this year quartering towards her at I think 25 yds. The buck ran no more than 65 yds!

    September 26, 2013 at 8:02am
    A comment titled: Thanks! in response to a report titled: Got my 10!!-Rockingham County

    Thank you everyone!

    September 12, 2013 at 5:31pm
    A comment titled: Blah Blah Blah in response to a report titled: Maybe I'm just having a Bad Day..Maybe Not!!

    First off, Im only replying to this because i disagree with the use of this kind of post on the 'TRAIL CAM CONTEST FORUM'! Sounds to me like if you want a pitty party bout missing a big deer in Rockingham county, or really neeed some emotional support you should stick to facebook or twitter with the rest of the girls! In my opinion, people check out the site to see pictures of deer in the Trail Cam contest and also the Bag-o-Buck contest, along with the chance to win something instead of looking for feedback. Isnt there other forums for that?

    October 13, 2012 at 7:46am
    A comment titled: pro advice in response to a report titled: Need some Pro advice

    I did feel like the shot was good and have heard good things about the rage broadheads is why i used them. I am very confident in the shot too I have shot that crossbow all summer at various distances and can put 6 bolts into a group the size of a quarter at 25 yards. Its possible he rocked back a bit at the sound of the release or i could have been torn to pieces from the sight of him that i pulled it. It was probly 2 hours after the shot that i jumped him in the bed, if i would have felt that the shot was off i would have definitely gave him more time. I do think i am going to switch to a fixed blade broadhead though. Anybody else have any bad experiences with the rage mechanicals?

    October 28, 2011 at 7:17am
    A comment titled: Shedding in response to a report titled: Velvet

    Hey man, I was hoping to get a nice 8 pointer in velvet this year but got a pic today of him already shed his velvet! Its funny how they shed in the blink of an eye!

    September 05, 2011 at 7:31pm
    A comment titled: Raising fawns in response to a report titled: I lost my pet have you seen him?

    I raised one a couple of years ago and found it when she was pretty small. You can mix half powdered goat milk and half pwdered cows milk and it does really good! Along with all the strawberris and sweet potatoes you can get your hands on, lol.

    August 22, 2011 at 4:25pm
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