My 8 point and the story that goes with it.

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by vetrock, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. vetrock

    vetrock New Member

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    I bought a Montana Decoy. I was disappointed with it out of the box, but decided to give it a whirl.

    I put it out in a field upwind of a thicket. Sprinkled some Tink's Doe in heat on it. Grunted.

    A few minutes later a spike appeared staring at the decoy, then I heard a grunt. Got the gun ready, and out walked a nice (for Arkansas) 8 point. He had his eyes glued on the decoy. I took aim and pulled the trigger. It snapped. I didn't have one in the chamber.

    I pulled the gun back and hit the side of the metal deer stand with the gun, CLANG, then worked the lever action, CHINK CHINK. Well, I had his attention. I got the chest in my sites quickly, and let off a round.

    We found very little blood, but he only made it about 50 yards. I had shot a little low, but his heart was destroyed.

    13.5" spread. G3's measured 7". 3.5" base. The deer was about 180 lbs. I am going to european mount him.
     

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  2. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    Nice way to break in the decoy.Nice 8point buck too..:wink:
     

  3. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Great story, Great deer, Great Job. congrats brother, I enjoyed your post
     
  4. Jacksmooth

    Jacksmooth Member

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    Nice buck! Thanks for sharing!
     
  5. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    Nice Buck! Way to get it done!
     
  6. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Nice one Rocky. Your not the first to hunt with an unloaded gun.:smile2:
     
  7. Luke Clayton

    Luke Clayton New Member

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    Deer hunting is plenty exciting! I know you were pumped when the buck approached the decoy. Good job and enjoy the venison! Luke Clayton
     
  8. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Rocky. Good story. Been there, done that. LOL
     
  9. CNTRYBOY

    CNTRYBOY New Member

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    Congratulations! Job well done! Sometimes you just forget to put that round in there after getting seattled into the stand!
     
  10. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like something I would do. Ha,Ha,. I usualls keep my gun loaded all season, but one time I unloaded it because we had some kids coming to the house. The next day I sat in a tree for 6 hours until a deer came by. I pulled the trigger and heard a SNAP. I had been sitting there all morning with an empty gun! :sad2::confused2:
     
  11. Mo.Hick

    Mo.Hick Active Member

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    Nice deer Rocky. Thanks for sharing the pictures and story.

    Tom
     
  12. Poppa

    Poppa New Member

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    Nice Deer. Thanks for the pictures and story.
     
  13. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    those are the hunts you remember though, when you mess up and still tag something. it don't get no better than that! good job, and nice deer!
     
  14. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Congrats on the nice buck!!!
     
  15. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    Great looking buck. Congrats!
     
  16. lance

    lance New Member

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    Nice buck ! thx for the story and pics !
     
  17. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    Nice buck Rocky!! the one that almost got away. Snapped on an empty chamber myself the other day at a coyote but bagged him in the end. Congrats on the quick recovery!!
     
  18. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    congrats vetrock nice story better pics.
     
  19. dust777man

    dust777man New Member

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    Nice buck! Congrats!
     
  20. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    Great story and thanks for the pics.