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    November 20, 2012 at 7:33am

    caught on a storm wildeye live crappie

    November 13, 2012 at 4:05pm

    My name is Zach Hayes I am 14 and live in Angier North Carolina. My family owns 80 acres of land in Moore County. I have hunted the land for as long as I can remember and in the past three years I have grown out of the stage of' if its brown its down' or shooting every deer I see and whenever the first little doe walks out the first thing I would say was 'Papa can I shoot it' or ' I can make that shot' Two years ago I got a trail camera picture of a monster 10 point and decided i wouldn't shoot any other buck except for him. I hunted the whole season and passed up multiple six and seven points and finally saw the monster 10 pointer. It was a simple easy 100 yard broad side shot but I was shaking like crazy and missed. This year I have been the same way I was the previous year just waiting on a big buck but I never did get another picture of that big 10 pointer but I have walked on several six and seven points waiting for a nice buck. On November 10th I changed my corn pile from in front of my box stand where i had been seeing very little deer to a heavily used trail that came out on the power line I hunt on where a couple does were crossing most evenings. I was busy helping my Dad so I got in the woods really late around 4:30 to be exact.I twas a relatively warm afternoon and i had forgot my Therma cell at home so I was getting eat up by mosquitos. I was in such a hurry to get o my stand I didn't even bring my bag with my grub call, skinning knife, flashlight, and water bottle. In all honesty I didn't expect to see anything so I decided to try something different with the little amount of time I had to hunt hunt I mad my mind up and decided to hunt a 15 foot ladder stand in a small field on the edge of a power line I hadn't hunted the stand all year but had a good feeling about the stand and its location. I hadn't seen a deer all evening and it was just at the edge of dark (5:41) when i thought I kept seeing a deer in the edge of the woods. Then I saw a tail flick. I put my Browning A- Bolt .270 up and looked through the scope and thats when I saw him pick his head up I couldn't tell much about him except he was a shooter buck and it was bigger than any other deer i had ever killed. My heart was pounding out of my chest. I was about to take the shot when I finally got hold to myself and took a deep breath and held it dead on his shoulder. I shot and the deer jumped and i knew I had hit him but it ran 10 or so yards and stopped and looked dead at me so I shot him again this time he ran about twenty yards and dropped. I watched him a minute or so before climbing down to go look at him and called my parents to come pick me up. Its by far the biggest deer I ever killed it is a main frame 7 point with a drop tine coming off the back of one antler. He weighed roughly 160 pounds. I m having a european mount done on it and its currently with Charles Dycus at Plank Road Taxidermy

    November 12, 2012 at 8:54pm

    My name is Zach Hayes I am 14 and live in Angier North Carolina. My family owns 88 acres of land in Moore County. I have hunted the land for as long as I can remember and in the past three years I have grown out of the stage of' if its brown its down' or shooting every deer I see and whenever the first little doe walks out the first thing I would say was 'Papa can I shoot it' or ' I can make that shot' Two years ago I got a trail camera picture of a monster 10 point and decided i wouldn't shoot any other buck except for him. I hunted the whole season and passed up multiple six and seven points and finally saw the monster 10 pointer. It was a simple easy 100 yard broad side shot but I was shaking like crazy and missed. This year I have been the same way I was the previous year just waiting on a big buck but I never did get another picture of that big 10 pointer but I have walked on several six and seven points waiting for a nice buck. On November 10th I changed my corn pile from in front of my box stand where i had been seeing very little deer to a heavily used trail that came out on the power line I hunt on where a couple does were crossing most evenings. I was busy helping my Dad so I got in the woods really late around 4:30 to be exact.I twas a relatively warm afternoon and i had forgot my Therma cell at home so I was getting eat up by mosquitos. I was in such a hurry to get o my stand I didn't even bring my bag with my grub call, skinning knife, flashlight, and water bottle. In all honesty I didn't expect to see anything so I decided to try something different with the little amount of time I had to hunt hunt I mad my mind up and decided to hunt a 15 foot ladder stand in a small field on the edge of a power line I hadn't hunted the stand all year but had a good feeling about the stand and its location. I hadn't seen a deer all evening and it was just at the edge of dark (5:41) when i thought I kept seeing a deer in the edge of the woods. Then I saw a tail flick. I put my Browning A- Bolt .270 up and looked through the scope and thats when I saw him pick his head up I couldn't tell much about him except he was a shooter buck and it was bigger than any other deer i had ever killed. My heart was pounding out of my chest. I was about to take the shot when I finally got hold to myself and took a deep breath and held it dead on his shoulder. I shot and the deer jumped and i knew I had hit him but it ran 10 or so yards and stopped and looked dead at me so I shot him again this time he ran about twenty yards and dropped. I watched him a minute or so before climbing down to go look at him and called my parents to come pick me up. Its by far the biggest deer I ever killed it is a main frame 7 point with a drop tine coming off the back of one antler. He weighed roughly 160 pounds. I m having a european mount done on it and its currently with Charles Dycus at Plank Road Taxidermy

    November 12, 2012 at 8:53pm
    A comment titled: your aricle in response to a report titled: Patience pays off for nice Moore County buck

    I just read your article in this months north Carolina Sportsman.I have heard someone talk about spursuaders before but I had no clue that yo made them. I love turkey calls and am always looking for new ones to try out. I really like Tom teasers diagphrams and aluminum friction calls. How much do you charge for a glass call?, and where could I find one. I might would be interested in buying one. I know a few people who make mouth calls but no one who makes friction calls. Thats awesome!

    November 17, 2012 at 7:49pm
    A comment titled: Estrus in response to a report titled: estrus scent

    I liked Wildlife Research Center's Special Golden Estrus

    November 17, 2012 at 7:34pm
    A comment titled: Thanks in response to a report titled: Patience pays off for nice Moore County buck

    Thanks, I killed it about five minutes away from the taxidermist I took it to so I just dropped it off their after I killed it. Do you do alot of taxidermy? I would like to get into it. I have a turkey being mounted at Andy Speers Taxidermy in Troy, North Carolina. Its my first gobbler. I have been turkey hunting for two years now. I'm addicted its my absolute favorite thing to hunt.

    November 13, 2012 at 7:03pm
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