Not my biggest, but you can't tell by the grin on my face!

Discussion in '2011 Whitetail General' started by luckystrike63, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. luckystrike63

    luckystrike63 New Member

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    Oct 28, 2010
    Hey all, this is my first post so I thought I would try and make it a good one. I woke up this morning an hour early because of daylight savings, but I forgot to set the clock on my phone because it did not update automatically. I ended up getting into the blind at what I thought was 5:30am, but it was really 4:30. Once i figured it out, I curled up and took a nap until 6:00am. I love ground blinds! I was set up on a ridge overlooking a creek crossing and bordering a bedding area. The bucks were skirting the edge of the ridge on a faint, faint, raccoon sized trail checking does and generally staying sneaky. This guy walked out at 6:35 and I let the air out of him at 10 steps. If you have never been eye level with a big deer under 15 yards, it is something that I cannot explain to you. It is a completely different experience than 20 feet up. Either way, get out there and get after em.

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  2. MObuckman

    MObuckman Active Member

    Nov 27, 2005
    Fenton
    Congrats and great first post!
     

  3. 20 feet high

    20 feet high CROSSBOW HATER!

    Feb 19, 2009
    He is a really good buck, congrats!
     
  4. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Great buck!! Congrats and welcome to the forum. :claphands:
     
  5. BowHunterKc

    BowHunterKc New Member

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    Oct 24, 2010
    Kansas City, MO
    Nice buck and welcome!
     
  6. Mofireman39

    Mofireman39 New Member

    297
    Aug 21, 2010
    Congrats man! I bet that is a rush being in a blind at eye level, and to be that close to a nice buck!!!

    MoFire
     
  7. Gamegetter

    Gamegetter Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2004
    Great buck. Congrats. Do you have any pics of your blind? Curious what your set up looked like, and how much you brushed in your blind. THANKS. :claphands: :cheers:
     
  8. luckystrike63

    luckystrike63 New Member

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    Oct 28, 2010
    I don't have a blind pic, but it is brushed in...well. If I have cedars around, I will cut a hole in a good size tree. Literally cut all of the limbs out of the direction the blind is facing, leaving overhanging limbs to break up the roof-line. I use the cut limbs to conceal the blind. If you brush it in really well, you can hunt the same day with confidence. Also, IMO, cedar also helps mask scent. I think a mistake a lot of guys make is to try and creat more than one or two shooting lanes. If I'm in a blind, I know I am hunting tight quarters. I set up where I know deer have one, maybe two options when they approach. You will not see a lot of deer when you are hunting thick cover in a blind, but when you do they will be close.
     
  9. Nice buck and welcome to the forum.
     
  10. fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Reform
  11. CLIFFHANGER

    CLIFFHANGER Active Member

    :claphands: Very Nice Buck:eek::
     
  12. pinwheel

    pinwheel Jenny's Lackey

    Jun 17, 2006
    middle of nowhere
    Nothin wrong with that one. Congrats man.:claphands::claphands::claphands::eek::
     
  13. mofarmboy

    mofarmboy Active Member

    Nov 18, 2007
    central mo.
    congrats looks like he has some good mass:D
     
  14. lma

    lma Active Member

    Good story and good pic! Congrats! And.....welcome to MWT! :cheers:
     
  15. Radar

    Radar Active Member

    Jul 22, 2009
    Liberty , Mo.
    Nice buck ! Good story !