12/27/09

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by samh, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. samh

    samh New Member

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    Saw these guys for the first time ,since before the first gun season, Friday while feed'n the cows about 11 AM. We have a Christmas gun season here, Sat thru Monday. Got over there Sat. before daylight and watched till about 12:30 and had to go in for some Christmas. My SIL and I went over this afternoon. I checked the camera and saw they'd been there at 3:45 til 5 Sat afternoon. So we set up with Him about 200 yards due south of the camera and I was 150 yards due west. Just before dark they came in, I got a look at them, but no shot, SIL hit the best one and put him down for a minute, he gave him a second barrel as he was leave'n, down on his front end, pushing with the backend. Good blood for 50 yards or so and then just spots for 200 yards, then real good blood for a 250 yards, then it petered out again, but we could still trail him. About 3/8 mile from where he shot him he crossed the Cadron Creek, it run'n high and swift and we couldn't cross. Where he went to on the other side, there's no driving too with the high water, so we're head'n over first thing in the morning and drag a boat to get across with. 23* here right now so he should be ok.

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  2. Pennspin

    Pennspin New Member

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    Nice Bucks. Hope you find it.
     

  3. Welder

    Welder New Member

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    Sounds like ya need one hope ya find him. Still thats a nice bunch of deer.
     
  4. Paraguayguy

    Paraguayguy New Member

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    Any of the pals have a good trailing dog? Good luck in the morning.
     
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  5. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    Nice deer. I hope you find him. Let us know.
     
  6. BubbaCat

    BubbaCat New Member

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    Nice bucks !!
     
  7. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    Those pictures are awesome, Sam. Thanks again for sharing them with us.
    Sure hope y'all find that deer. If we lived closer, I've got a female rat terrier that can find them! She's only missed on a couple, but that was because there was either no sign, or the deer had been jumped.
    Let us know how it goes.
     
  8. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    As always Sam, great pics.:wink: I sure hope ya'll find him and that he made it across cadron. Hopefully he didn't drown and wash down stream. Good luck and keep us posted.
     
  9. samh

    samh New Member

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    My son and I took a canoe over to the Cadron early the next morning and drug it down a bluff to the water. We tied a long rope to the back to use to pull the deer back across, if we found him. Almost swamped the boat, a couple of times, in the much faster than it look current, but thanks to #1 son jump'n out on a shoal we got over with only about 6 inches of water in the boat. Canoes ain't safe !!!!! Anyway, as soon as we got out there was lots of blood, but it soon played out. After some on the knees look'n, we followed it up a hill and the blood picked up and the quit. We repeated this process several times over the next mile or two, felt like 10, I'm too old for this. We hit a real good blood trail across another holler that led up to a point on a bend in the Cadron, but it quit again. Son was leading and I was stay'n on the last blood when he took off run'n thru a greenbrier thicket kind'a back towards me and then cut to the creek to my left. As he bulldozed his way out of my sight, he shot and after a few seconds shot again. He'd heard the buck run off the point and to the creek, as he got there the deer was come'n out the other side and try'n to go up a steep bank. He shot it with my old 30/30 between the shoulder blades, he came to rest on a small sandbar and lifted his head a little when he shot him again, said he wasn't get'n up again. Had to go back the way we'd come and recross the Cadron and then go get the 4-wheelers and find a way into the creek and winch it out.
    When we skinned him, from the angle of the wound, the deer must have jumped just as SIL shot with his .270, he was about level with the deer from where he shot and the wound traveled down into the body from above just in front of his hip, just below the spine, it hit the hip bone and then turned and angled up into the guts, the second shot, that got the leg was while the deer was scrambling and running away, he did good just get'n on him the second time. The way he was hit, I'd have bet he couldn't have traveled far, but he did. From where he was first shot to where it ended, by the route he traveled was between 2 1/2 and 3 miles. As the crow flies about 1 mile.

    Did I mention I'm get'n too old for this kind'a stuff?
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    Where it ended, you can see where he was go'n up the bank.

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    Winching him out

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  10. BubbaCat

    BubbaCat New Member

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    Good job sticking to it ..:big_smile: more hunters should take those kind of pains to find wounded deer:big_smile: tell your sons congrats :004:
     
  11. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    Sam, so glad to hear you found that deer. He's a beautiful buck; thanks for the pictures.
    Yep, you mentioned you're too old, but at least you stuck it out. Sometimes we "old-timers" have to stick with it so those "younguns" don't laugh too hard at us!!:smile2:
    Congrats to the son in law on a great buck, & recovery.
     
  12. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Good recovery and nice deer. Thanks for the pics and story. Congrats to ya both!!
     
  13. Mo.Hick

    Mo.Hick Active Member

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    Congrats on a nice 8 point. More people should stay with it the way you all did to recover a deer or any animal they shoot as far as that goes. Way to go guys.

    Tom
     
  14. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    I agree. Congrats guys and thanks for the extra effort.
     
  15. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    That's giving 100%. Good job.
     
  16. whiteriver

    whiteriver New Member

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    Outstanding job Sam; You both are to be congratulated for your great job of following up on a wounded animal. I left reps for this one. Thanks for a great story and photos. whiteriver
     
  17. Paraguayguy

    Paraguayguy New Member

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    Glad you got him. I lost one when I was in my 20's. Still bothers me! Congratulations and attaboys for the hard work and recovery.
     
  18. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    I think anyone who's hunted long enough has lost a deer. I remember the first little buck I shot years ago. I hit it bad, but worse,I didn't know about letting them lay-up for at least 30-60 minutes. ( hadn't been hunting very long) I went looking after 20 minutes, & I heard him jump up. My nephew, son, husband & I looked & looked for that deer. I actually crawled through a thicket, & when I came out on the other side, I had lost my orage vest! (Never did find it!) We found lots of blood, trailed him onto the property next to us, & then the blood just stopped. I was heartsick; I still relive that day occasionally. But I know the next shot I made, I took my time & did it right!
     
  19. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    ....A Woman's Place is in the....Woods!!..

    I have to admire this statement. And yes anybody or most have lost game at sometime or the other. A friend told me last nite he shot a big doe during muzzleload season and made a bad hit and waited for an hour or so to find her. Stinkin coyotes eat the ham out of it in that period of time.:angry:
     
  20. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    This post will be kind of long, and I'm not sure it belongs on here, but here goes...Got on the stand about 3:15 this afternoon. About 4:45 I had 4 does (3 big ones & one little one) walk out way down one lane. I couldn't decide which to try for; I'd put the scope on one, then another. Then something spooked them from back in the woods, & they all trotted off. About 5 minutes later, another youngun comes out; I think it was a button buck. That's what it acted like, & it was alone. It crossed & went on into the woods. And then....ole big un steps out. I didn't realize just how good he was at first. And then he starts walking straight toward me! I tried not to look at his rack, but OH MY! He's at least a good 8pt. And still coming. Then another doe steps out behind him; he's still coming......and I'm breathing harder, hearts pounding, shaking---Yep, Buck fever at it's worse!! He finally turns a little angled to the side, I shoot.......and he turns & trots into the woods!! I radioed Buddy & asked how it sounded....He said it sounded like a miss. We went down & found where he spun; no blood, hair...nothing. Then we found his tracks where he went into the woods. My chance at a great New Year's buck, & I missed!!!! I am heartsick, to say the least!!!:sad2::sad2: On a good note, Buddy said it was at least a 250yrd shot. Figure the distance, along with the buck fever, & well.......at least I didn't wound him. Total deer seen in just about an hour==7!!
    Guess where I'm gonna be tomorrow afternoon????