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  • So I got my deer mount back. What do you guys think?

    November 13, 2011 at 3:58pm

    Does anybody have any suggestions of the best place to go on a hog hunt? I really want to go and surprise my husband. Please fill me up with suggestions!

    October 07, 2011 at 7:50pm

    This guy is a regular. He's always out there. I've seen him more times than I can count.

    October 04, 2011 at 6:39pm

    This time a small buck and doe go at it!

    October 04, 2011 at 6:23pm

    Two bucks going at it!

    October 04, 2011 at 6:20pm

    This is what was coming in the week before opening bow season. The big eight in the back is the one I shot on Friday Sept.30th.

    October 02, 2011 at 11:35am

    Here's my 9 pointer that I shot on September 17, 2011. He still had a little bit of velvet on him. These two bucks tagged me out but I am still looking forward to taking out some does for the rest of the season. Good luck to the rest of you guys! I look forward to seeing what else everyone else gets and posts on here.

    Here's the story on this guy:

    I went out early that morning to my stand. It was probably 5:45 am when I got out there. I figured I would go out when it was dark that way if I jumped any they wouldn't know what it was out in the woods. The trail camera we've been using was showing deer come into our hunting spot at 1:00 am and not leaving until 9:00 am. So it made it difficult to get in without getting busted by them. Anyway I ended up passing on several small eights and a couple of does around lunch time. The deer activity that day was crazy. They were constantly in and out and all around me. The action finally calmed down around 12pm. I came down from the stand had lunch and came back out around 2:00 pm. Within 30 minutes of getting into my stand here come the deer again. This guys finally decides to come in around 5:00pm. He never really gives me an angle to pull off a clean shot. He was quartering to me when I shot him. Probably not the best decision to take a shot at this angle but I felt like I could pull it off. He was around 33 yards when I finally shot him with my crossbow.

    October 01, 2011 at 10:35am

    This is my third season deer hunting and my first big buck. After having a dry season last year, this was a pleasant surprise! I shot him with my crossbow at about 44 yards at my father-in-laws property.

    I couldn't figure out how to comment back on this so I edited my original post. Here's my play by play as requested:

    Here's a little bit of history behind this buck. I've been watching him since Sept 5 on the trail cam. Opening weekend I had him come out on me around 5:00 in the evening. Unfortunately, he busted me and took off. The following weekend I shot a 9 pointer. Nice deer, but not nearly as big as this one. I took a weekend off and let my husband have a shot at him. He never saw him. Trail camera later showed that he hadn't been in our hunting spot for about a week and a half. I was concerned that maybe someone else in the area may have already taken him. We went out Wednesday of this week put out some corn on the ground and checked the camera again. There was only one night time picture of him. I was stoked! So I got off work early on Friday and went out to my stand around 3:00 in the afternoon. I had a small 8 and a doe come out. I sat and watched them for a little while. Right before 7:00 I had 3 bucks come out on me--a big 6, a nice 8 and this one. They chased each other around for a little while. The 8 and the 6 started sparring which was cool to witness. Next thing I knew, the Big 6 came in with the 8 behind him. Two seconds later this buck wandered in. I had already ranged the area and marked certain trees off in my head for the range. He turned broad side. I put my crosshairs on him with the crossbow and pulled the trigger. He ran off and I heard him fall not too far from where I shot him. I wasn't exactly sure about the placement of the shot so I climbed down and checked my arrow. I backed out and went to the house and waited for my husband to get to my father-in-laws house. We walked back out around 8:00 pm to track him. I found the blood trail and tracked him down to where he was on the ground. He had run off about 30 some yards from where I shot him at. That was by far the best hunt I've ever had!

    September 30, 2011 at 11:42pm
    A comment titled: tanning in response to a report titled: Deer Mount

    I appreciate all the info on this subject and just so you guys know, we didn't waste time skinning him out and putting it in the freezer so that we could get him to the taxidermist the next morning. The only question I still have is how long does it normally take to get one back without having to wait in line behind someone else? Mine was gone for about 7 weeks.

    November 14, 2011 at 6:02pm
    A comment titled: Thanks guys! in response to a report titled: Deer Mount

    Hey GT, ya know,I have no idea if it is a liquid tan or not but I will find out. A guy my husband works with is studying under a taxidermist (who's been doing it for years and years) and this is one of his first mounts. He also did one of my husband's bucks from last year which also looks really good. Hopefully we won't have any issues. I have one more to get back from him! :) But thanks for the info, I will find out how he's tanning the hides. Honestly it never really occurred to me to even ask---but now I know!

    November 13, 2011 at 10:01pm
    A comment titled: 8 pointer in response to a report titled: Davidson Co. 8 Pointer 11/04/11

    Awesome job GT!!!! Nice buck!!!!

    November 05, 2011 at 9:40pm
    A comment titled: albino in response to a report titled: Albino bow

    That is really cool! I've been wanting to get my hands on one of those!

    October 23, 2011 at 7:11am
    A comment titled: wet corn in response to a report titled: Wet Corn...Whats your Opinion Guys/Gals?

    GT....I think as long as the corn is spread around on the ground and isn't lying in a pile where it can mold they will still come to eat it. Heck we had corn starting to grow where we've been spreading it. Obviously it had gotten rained on many times for it to grow like it did. Eventually the deer had come in and eaten everything that was on the ground including the corn sprouts. So my opinion is to not pile it up but spread it around and you should be fine.

    October 22, 2011 at 11:22am
    A comment titled: owls in response to a report titled: Pay attention next time your in the woods

    I will be sure to tell my husband that. He has a place he's hunting that has a bunch of owls. He's heard them but not sure he was really paying attention. I'll let you know how things turn out after I tell him this!!!!! Thanks for the info!!!

    October 21, 2011 at 7:00pm
    A comment titled: LOL in response to a report titled: LBD!!! In Home State...ENJOY The HUNT

    awesome hunting story!!! but I'm confused--'hills' I thought they were called hollers! LOL

    October 21, 2011 at 6:57pm
    A comment titled: wow in response to a report titled: Mr. Fats

    goodness gracious!!!! I hope you get a shot at this guy!

    October 21, 2011 at 6:42pm
    A comment titled: 9 pointer in response to a report titled: 9 Pointer

    Nice buck!!!! Congrats!!!!

    October 21, 2011 at 6:41pm
    A comment titled: WV in response to a report titled: Lucky Button Buck

    That's cool GT....my husband's family is in Randolph county....about half of them have moved down here as well. I'm not sure why they moved but I'm guessing it was due to jobs as well.

    October 20, 2011 at 6:31pm
    A comment titled: muzzleloader in response to a report titled: Muzzleloader Buck

    Nice buck!!! Congrats!!

    October 18, 2011 at 7:04pm
    A comment titled: pumpkin in response to a report titled: Little Early But HAPPY HALLOWEEN From ME!!What Ya Think? LOL!

    That is really cool! If I send you a pumpkin can you carve one of those out for me!?

    October 18, 2011 at 6:52pm
    A comment titled: wow! in response to a report titled: 12 pointer

    That's a really cool picture. I haven't come across any 12's here in Central NC so that's nice to see. How old do you think he is?

    October 18, 2011 at 6:43pm
    A comment titled: little secret... in response to a report titled: Lucky Button Buck

    My husband is from WV and still has family there. I love it up there. Haven't had the chance to go hunting there yet, but one day. The deer there are so much bigger than here! So I pick on you knowing we have ties there too. :) and no my husband and I aren't related! LOLOLOL

    October 18, 2011 at 6:40pm
    A comment titled: second deer in response to a report titled: lucky lady

    Wow! How exciting is that!! I love to see the ladies out there hunting! Let's me know I'm not alone!!! Good job and nice buck!!!

    October 18, 2011 at 6:32pm
    A comment titled: 10 point in response to a report titled: Austin McCoy's first big Buck

    way to go Austin! that is an awesome buck and good shot buddy!!!! I'm a little jealous, your buck has more points than mine!!! Good job!!! That is really awesome!

    October 18, 2011 at 6:31pm
    A comment titled: Good Job! in response to a report titled: Kayla,s 1st Archery Buck

    Wow Kayla! Awesome job with the bow! and nice buck!!! I love to see the kids get involved! This is so AWESOME!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!

    October 18, 2011 at 6:29pm
    A comment titled: WV joke in response to a report titled: Lucky Button Buck

    hahaha wanna know how I know you're from WV?

    October 15, 2011 at 3:45pm
    A comment titled: Hogs in response to a report titled: Hog hunting

    Thanks Mac, I will definitely check them out!

    October 07, 2011 at 9:50pm
    A comment titled: rifle hunting in response to a report titled: Need Advice

    Personally I use my .308. I also have a .243 but I had shot a big buck with it my first year and never found it. So I upped the ante and purchased my .308. My husband hunts with a 30.06. I think it's going to be more a matter of preference. oh and also the .270's are great! I think that's going to be my next purchase! I also agree with the guys. Read the forums, talk with other hunters, watch hunting shows....you will learn alot! Good luck hunting!

    October 07, 2011 at 9:17pm
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