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Fink
11-07-2012, 07:56 AM
Finally, after 6 straight days of bow hunting, and 12 total this season, I was able to put my tag on a pretty nice whitetail. I have hunted my tail off this season, with very poor results up until this point. The bucks had not been cruising, and I was not seeing many deer at all, averaging about 1-3 per sit. I'm afraid that EHD may have killed more of our deer than I had anticipated.

For all of my struggles this season, this hunt was a breeze. Daylight found me high up on a flat ridge top 50 yards in the timber off of a 20 acre cut bean field. At 730, I heard the buck enter the timber behind me, I looked back and saw him moving at a pretty good clip. He was gonna come right under me!! At 5 yards, he stopped to briefly check a scape. I pulled my bow off the hook and drew. My bow got tangled up in a limb right above me as I was drawing.. I thought "crap, he will surely bust me". Thankfully, he started moving as I hit the limb. I got drawn and waited for him to clear a tree.
He finally cleared, and I let loose, aiming high and far back, as the angle was steep, and he was very quartering away. The arrow tucked in about 2 ribs from the back of his rib age, lodging into his off side shoulder. Smoked him! He bellows, and runs 70 yards before cashing it in.

He'll probably go 140ish, and he's definitely my best whitetail with a bow. With just 2 days left of bow season, I'm glad to have him.

Now, lets see if I can't get a pic up from my phone.

Fink
11-07-2012, 08:01 AM
Lets see if I'm smart enough to figure this out.
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Musket Man
11-07-2012, 08:16 AM
Nice buck! no tag soup this year:)

jjenness
11-07-2012, 08:44 AM
Looks good.

AKaviator
11-07-2012, 11:06 AM
That's a handsome buck, congratulations!

Fink
11-07-2012, 03:33 PM
Here's a little better photo

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Maxhunter
11-07-2012, 05:25 PM
Very nice congrats!

Kevin Root
11-07-2012, 05:52 PM
Very nice Fink. Congratulations! Nice buck!

Sounds like the deer out your way got hit pretty well by EHD this year. Guess some years have a bigger die off than others. Getting bit by that nasty bug, bleeding inside, getting a fever and dropping dead is a sad sad thing to see happen. Natures way to keep the herds down I suppose but I kind of like seeing them kept in check the way you got it done with your arrow.

BKC
11-07-2012, 06:40 PM
Fink, That is a smokin whitetail! Good job. I always liked a nice symetrical 8 point.

RUTTIN
11-08-2012, 07:09 AM
Great job on a great buck, wish we had whitetails around here, I love hunting them and they taste a lot better than muleys too!

jenbickel
11-08-2012, 08:51 AM
That's a great buck! Congrats!!

NDHunter
11-08-2012, 12:14 PM
That's a great buck. Congrats!

sjsmallfield
11-08-2012, 04:04 PM
Way to get it done Fink. Congrats!

Midwest to Outwest
11-14-2012, 03:39 PM
Beautiful buck! Looks like almost perfect semetry. Congratulations.

ivorytip
11-15-2012, 10:57 AM
love the front gaurds!

schoff
11-15-2012, 04:33 PM
Great buck, congrats!!

dying to kill
11-15-2012, 06:58 PM
yes sir good n fink good mature solid deer!!

Fink
11-15-2012, 07:35 PM
Thanks all. He ended up scoring a little better than I anticipated, at a little over 150. The taxidermist aged him at 4.5, so he's a mature deer in my book.

SAR
11-15-2012, 07:54 PM
Very nice Fink, congrats! I would be proud of him!

Montana
11-17-2012, 05:20 AM
Well worthy of a tag... Nice work. Got it done fast too.... I'm pushing day 30. :)

dihardhunter
12-25-2012, 09:06 AM
That is an awesome 8 point. Love the mass!