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I went out with my daughter to hunt buckies this morning. I was excited to help her get her first deer. I have never thought that it was too tough to "just get a deer". We rode the horses since she isn't much into hiking. We didn't see squat. Well I saw one deer but wasn't sure what it was at first light and quite a ways away. I figured that I'd get closer and then look again if it was still there. It wasn't. Anyway, like many others, as the weather turned bad we got off the mountain. We drove home and she took a nap as I picked up my bow and headed back out. I decided to hunt an area that was not in the extended unit but was having an opening day for the "Any weapon" hunt. I chose my bow and sat in a ground blind anticipating great things. I had two spikes and a two point come by but not what I was looking for. Finally a 4 point buckie came in. I thought that it wasn't too big but not too small. I started thinking of my future. My daughter has a Henry Mountains Buffalo tag. I have tags in Montana and Wyoming for Whitetail. All of these hunts are in the second half of November when the extented units seem to get good. I "NEEDED" to stick this buckie. I drew back and let her rip.............................................This is the result.

I can't believe it. This is the second tree this year that I have hit while shooting at a buckie. The only difference between this tree hitting and the one that I had previously this year was the fact that this one had blood on it and had hit the tree after a complete pass through. Thirty yards from the point of impact was laying this cute buckie. As Epek told me, "Hey, it's a Pope and Young buck, that's a good thing." He's not a toad but man that was fun. I was by myself but I had my video camera rolling for the whole thing. I had an absolute ball.
 

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Nice "little buckie" :!:
 

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I saw three archery hunters yesterday morning too. I was hunting in part of the wasatch extended area. All I could think off was... what the hell, can't you archery guys give the rifle hunters just one day to themselves. JK :D Anyway, how bad would it suck to put a stock on a buck for hours, only to have it shot out from under you from a rifle hunter 300 yards away. BTW, nice looking buck there and great pass through shot.
 

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Good job!

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You are punk rock! shooting a 'buckie' on the rifle hunt with a bow. Nice work, you are a great warrior. :D
 

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Niiiiice! Nothing better than draggin a deer out, bow in hand, past the pumpkin patch. :wink:

Nice story Elk22.
 

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Thanx for all of the congrats. Like I said, It was fun to shoot my bow again. It's been a while since I have flung something because I have become so picky but this guy was standing there and I had my video camera rolling. The footage is awesome. Sometimes you just "need" to shoot. :D
 
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