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  • On the morning of October 20 we got up real early and made our way out to the hunt club in Kingstree, SC. I was hunting with five friends that morning and I was going to be sitting with my friend Matt. We decided before we got out there that whoever saw the deer first got to shoot em. When we got to the stand we were gonna be hunting my friends dad realized he had forgot his and his sons rifles at the house, so we sat in the trucks with the heater running and waited for him to get back. Fifteen minutes later he showed back up and we decided I should sit in a different stand since the trucks had been running so long near the one I was planning on sitting. At this point I wasn't feeling good about the hunt because this new stand rarely got hunted and only had one o.k. buck on camera. It was a good looking stand overlooking a bean field and off in one corner it had a corn feeder but it had never really produced, however this was soon to become my favorite stand. We had barely got settled in before I spotted a MONSTER coming out of the woods behind the feeder right at the ass crack of dawn. I knew immediately this was a shooter. Seeing as how I saw it before my buddy, I got to take it, so I raised my rifle up and checked him out. At this club it has to be an 8+ point buck to take it, so I counted the points one side and figured that it had to be good enough. We only saw him for about ten seconds but by god it felt like ten minutes waiting for him to get clear of the feeder. He put his nose in the air and started sniffin, so i knew i had to get him before he winded us. With one shot from 70 yards with my Savage 270 into it's chest the thing dropped. We climbed down bout five minutes later to go check it out and he started thrashing around on the ground so I dropped to one knee and popped him again, this time finishing him off. The processor we took it to said it was the heaviest deer ever brought in there in 25 years of business; weighing in at 225 lbs with a 24 inch neck,it was a beast ruttin hard. It had a 21 inch inside spread and the taxidermist rough scored it in the 130's. This is by far the biggest deer i have ever taken and is gonna look great hanging on my wall. My buddy Matt is still pissed I go to take it and not him.

    (Ive got more pictures on the digital camera this is just off the cell phone)

    November 12, 2011 at 1:38am

    On the morning of October 20 we got up real early and made our way out to the hunt club in Kingstree, SC. I was hunting with five friends that morning and I was going to be sitting with my friend Matt. We decided before we got out there that whoever saw the deer first got to shoot em. When we got to the stand we were gonna be hunting my friends dad realized he had forgot his and his sons rifles at the house, so we sat in the trucks with the heater running and waited for him to get back. Fifteen minutes later he showed back up and we decided I should sit in a different stand since the trucks had been running so long near the one I was planning on sitting. At this point I wasn't feeling good about the hunt because this new stand rarely got hunted and only had one o.k. buck on camera. It was a good looking stand overlooking a bean field and off in one corner it had a corn feeder but it had never really produced, however this was soon to become my favorite stand. We had barely got settled in before I spotted a MONSTER coming out of the woods behind the feeder right at the ass crack of dawn. I knew immediately this was a shooter. Seeing as how I saw it before my buddy, I got to take it, so I raised my rifle up and checked him out. At this club it has to be an 8+ point buck to take it, so I counted the points one side and figured that it had to be good enough. We only saw him for about ten seconds but by god it felt like ten minutes waiting for him to get clear of the feeder. He put his nose in the air and started sniffin, so i knew i had to get him before he winded us. With one shot from 70 yards with my Savage 270 into it's chest the thing dropped. We climbed down bout five minutes later to go check it out and he started thrashing around on the ground so I dropped to one knee and popped him again, this time finishing him off. The processor we took it to said it was the heaviest deer ever brought in there in 25 years of business; weighing in at 225 lbs with a 24 inch neck,it was a beast ruttin hard. It had a 21 inch inside spread and the taxidermist rough scored it in the 130's. This is by far the biggest deer i have ever taken and is gonna look great hanging on my wall. My buddy Matt is still pissed I go to take it and not him.

    (Ive got more pictures on the digital camera this is just off the cell phone)

    November 12, 2011 at 1:33am

    Sat in Francis Marion for the first time this season 2 days ago. After a short scouting session I found what appeared to be a nice spot in a old stand of pines that had been hit by the fires last year right next to some young pines that had not been burned. About a half hour before dark I started seeing movement. Within 20 minutes saw 5 does exit the young pines which appear to be a bedding area. Four of these deer were so close i cold have jumped out the stand on them. I passed up on them sense my freezer is already packed (see my post 'slayin deer')hoping for a buck but never saw anything else. Yesterday I got out there to do some more scouting and found a real nice active scrape at the crossroads of several game trails so I decided to sit it this morning. Saw at least two deer walking through dense cover but never got a shot on them. When i got down I went and checked the scrape and saw a buck had been working it last night. Gonna have to hunt this spot some more. Hopefully the buck making it will show itself!

    October 21, 2011 at 8:37pm

    Went out in Francis Marion for the first time this season and found a nice spot right near a bedding area. Had 5 nice does walk out a half hour before sunset, I was hoping a good buck would be trailing em. Maybe next time. Anyone shoot anything big in Francis Marion this year?

    October 19, 2011 at 10:16pm

    On my second sit of the year I had two does walk out about an hour before dark. I shot the bigger one which ran about 40 yards and fell. Ten minutes later I started climbing out of the stand and was halfway down when I realized the second doe had only run behind some brush where I couldn't see it, so i climbed back up and dropped her also. As soon as I started getting out of the stand another doe walks in so I got ready and dropped it in her tracks. A few minutes later when I was about to climb down for the third time a spike walks in right at dark. So I shot it with my last 270 ballistic tip thinking it was another doe. It was still crawling around after 20 minutes so i climbed down and finished it off with a shot from my 38 special from 30 yards. My freezer is fuulllll!

    October 19, 2011 at 9:58pm
    A comment titled: Pappie in response to a report titled: 1st Deer

    nice buck bubba and in velvet. thats a hell of a deer

    October 19, 2011 at 10:34pm
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