My Wood Lot Kansas Buck

Discussion in 'Traditional Archery' started by dhaverstick, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. dhaverstick

    dhaverstick High-tech Hillbilly

    Jan 12, 2012
    Fair Grove, MO
    I shot this nice buck Tuesday evening on my buddy's place in Kansas. There is a small wood lot on the northwest corner of the property and I was sitting in a hackberry tree at a place where a field, a horse pasture, and some CRP ground come together. Around 6:30, this buck came out of the field, crossed the wood lot 50 yards in front of me, and was getting ready to enter the CRP. I grunted to him a couple of times and he turned to investigate. When he got close I noticed how white his antlers and face were and that really got me excited because I have never taken a really mature deer before. At 15 yards, he turned broadside to me and started browsing on some leaves. I sent an arrow his way and watched him crash off into the brush. I got down out of my stand, sneaked out of the woods, and met up with my hunting partner, Brian Peterson. We gave the deer a couple of hours before we took up the blood trail. We found him cold and stiff about 75 yards from where I shot him.

    Notice his lack of eye guards and roman nose. I thought that was pretty cool and I'm thankful to have taken such a noble animal. He's quartered up in a cooler on my porch right now waiting to be boned out and put away this Saturday. I will honor his spirit by feeding my family with his flesh this winter. Life is good!


  2. DougC

    DougC Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2008
    Nice one Darren!

  3. venatic

    venatic ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Congrats Darren!
  4. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    Congrats Darren. Great deer.
  5. Keef

    Keef Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2007
    Clark Co, MO
  6. CRE10

    CRE10 No to Drugs Yes to Hugs

    Nov 18, 2013
    In a barn
  7. manitou1

    manitou1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2012
    Truman Lake
    Way to get it done Darren. Nice buck!
  8. Satch

    Satch Senior Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    Central MO
    Great buck, awesome
  9. mattys281

    mattys281 Active Member

    Jun 9, 2014
    He does look pretty old. Does he have any teeth left? This old coues buck in my avatar had worn his down to the gums. Don’t know how he was even eating still. Pretty cool to get an old wise one like that. They have to be pretty smart or very lucky to dodge predators and people all this years

    Great buck congrats!
  10. radioactive

    radioactive Active Hunter

    Jan 25, 2012
    Great deer Darren! Trad gear get's 'er done!
  11. ducksNbucks

    ducksNbucks Senior Member

    Mar 13, 2011
    Lathrop, MO
  12. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    Nice buck, congrats!:tup:
  13. fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
  14. flatlander_

    flatlander_ Really? Show me. .

    Beautiful! Congrats!
  15. BackyardBandit

    BackyardBandit Don't mind me

    Jan 12, 2012
    West St. Louis Co.
    That's awesome. Congrats!
  16. LeGrande

    LeGrande Member

    Jun 26, 2016
    St Robert
    Very nice! Congratulations!
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