2021 Whitetail Success Thread!

Rich M

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Oct 16, 2012
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Hunted a whopping 5 days down here. Day 1, saw a nice buck at 35 yds but no shot. Day 3, missed a hog and gut shot a deer - buddy had tuned my xbow, dead on for him, shot to left for me. Fixed it, days 4 and 5, nothing. Deer got real scarce real fast and we were going deep.

My buddy on day 5 - seemed to be a favorite perch of his - about 8 feet from the stand. Saw him land, he watched me fish around my pack for the cell phone, turn it on, etc. with curiosity and got bored, started looking around - I had to click at him to get the picture. Highlight of the hunt. FL Barred Owl.

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Muley bound

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Nice bucks! So far I’ve struck out during the rut, lots of bucks, just not what I’m looking for. Rifle starts this weekend, hope I can join this party!
 
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the wanderer

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Shot this buck on November 4th at 3:30 in the afternoon. Only my second day of hunting in Wisconsin. After being gone for 11 days elk hunting in Wyoming I didn’t push to hunt too much at home. Trying to keep the home front happy.
 

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ScottR

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Shot this buck on November 4th at 3:30 in the afternoon. Only my second day of hunting in Wisconsin. After being gone for 11 days elk hunting in Wyoming I didn’t push to hunt too much at home. Trying to keep the home front happy.
Way too much fun to have the family along for the ride!
 

CrimsonArrow

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My 14 year old got his best buck last night. Normally a dedicated bowhunter, with the tough season we’ve had, he has been rifle hunting more. We’re very selective about what we shoot on our property, and he had passed several others. I actually passed this guy on October 23, and was very happy my boy got the opportunity. It’s a pretty good deer around here 7397FF29-B1DE-45F2-B881-E33CC35CE596.jpeg
 

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My 14 year old got his best buck last night. Normally a dedicated bowhunter, with the tough season we’ve had, he has been rifle hunting more. We’re very selective about what we shoot on our property, and he had passed several others. I actually passed this guy on October 23, and was very happy my boy got the opportunity. It’s a pretty good deer around here View attachment 37751
Very cool, glad he connected.
 
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mallardsx2

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I have spent a lot of time in the woods to get the three bucks I have gotten. I think I averaged 23 sits/shooter. Its been a grind but proven to be worth it. I still have one buck tag to fill here at home. I'm going to hit the ground this weekend and hunt for pigs/bucks and hopefully get a good buck in the swamp and give him a free boat ride....lol We have 4 deer in the freezer and need about 2 more to get us through until next year.
 
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buckbull

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I have spent a lot of time in the woods to get the three bucks I have gotten. I think I averaged 23 sits/shooter. Its been a grind but proven to be worth it. I still have one buck tag to fill here at home. I'm going to hit the ground this weekend and hunt for pigs/bucks and hopefully get a good buck in the swamp and give him a free boat ride....lol We have 4 deer in the freezer and need about 2 more to get us through until next year.
I reached out to all my buddies nobody did any good during the IL firearm season. I shot a smaller 9 pointer I had passed up during the archery season. My sister jumped him up and he ended up running by me so I shot him on the run. Thought he was bigger.
 

mallardsx2

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I killed the deer at 12:25 after sitting in my lone wolf assault hand climber and not seeing any deer all morning. I almost always do all day sits during gun season. It has paid off a couple times in my lifetime. Him and 4 other bucks were having a lovers quarrel over a doe....lol
 

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I killed the deer at 12:25 after sitting in my lone wolf assault hand climber and not seeing any deer all morning. I almost always do all day sits during gun season. It has paid off a couple times in my lifetime. Him and 4 other bucks were having a lovers quarrel over a doe....lol
The commitment it takes to kill big deer is always what impresses me the most.
 
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