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Almost .......but not busted

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Well tonight the wind was right
So I tryed a stand between a thick bedding area and a standing corn feild
The stand is just off a intersection of 2 bushhoged acess paths we use for hauling out wood

So about a 1 1/2 hrs before dark the does start coming out and walking down the lanes , going to feed in the corn feild

6 total does and yearlings
Then a decent basket rack 8 point about a hour before dark
It tempted me , by stoping right out in front of me and feeding for a few seconds

But I was hopeing for the 10 point to show

With 30 min or so of shooting light
I see the a big 8 point working through the brush in my direction
But when it comes to the lane
It turns and heads to my right , not to the left as the other deer did

I have no shot in that direction due to some branchs , till it is 30 yds down the lane
As the lane circles around some big oaks

But before it gets to the where I have a shot
It turns back tward me , weaving it's way through some side trails
Because of some thick brush
I can here it , but can't see it
I have to guess witch shooting lane to watch

Well I guessed wrong and was turned slightly wrong

So rather than rushing a shot as it passed through a less than 2' wide shooting lane
I just watched it walk past

Well
It had no clue I was there
So it will be back

I just have to be in the stand


But I will keep looking for the 10 point
Dad was cutting corn next door tonight and said seveal deer including a big one came out of the CPR and feed in the cut corn at last light tonight

So I might try one of the stands overlooking the edge of the CPR feild Sunday evening

Who knows
The deer might move again tonigh:smiley_chinrub:

John
 

Bowhunter57

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#2
Johnch said:
So rather than rushing a shot as it passed through a less than 2' wide shooting lane
I just watched it walk past

Well
It had no clue I was there
So it will be back

John
Johnch,
You did good, by letting him go and passing on the shot. At least you didn't "educate" them to your presence...and you're right, they'll be back.

Good hunting, Bowhunter57
 

finelyshedded

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#3
Sounds like a great hunt! Stay with it and goodluck. How nice was that 8? P&Y? Still alittle early and the shot not happening might have been a blessing. Just sayin'. Goodluck with the 10.
 
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Sounds like a great hunt! Stay with it and goodluck. How nice was that 8? P&Y? Still alittle early and the shot not happening might have been a blessing. Just sayin'. Goodluck with the 10.
Best guess 21 -22" inside spread
Decent mass and length , but partly palmated

So probely not P&Y , but it looks to be close if not more than 200 lbs

But if I tag the 10 point
It will easly make P&Y and will tip the scales well over 200 lbs

John