The one that didn't get away.

Discussion in 'Whitetails General' started by racks-n-beards, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. racks-n-beards

    racks-n-beards Chiefs FANatic

    I am gonna try and keep this short.

    I got to the farm monday around noon. Put my stand up came back cleaned up and went back out around 3 to hunt. Saw real good movment. Had does bed down north of me saw couple good bucks just out of range. Thought man if this is any indication of what is to be, Tuesday should be money.

    Got settled in Tuesday for an all day sit. saw lots of deer up til bout noon. East wind was killin me, Does would cruise through, catch my wind, get nervous, and head back north. They never blew, but just frustrating seeing it multiple times. End result long day with no success, I was whiped after that all day sit. SO much I was talking of not even hunting wed morning. HabitatMD got a good smell of the sour grapes I was eating that night. Some of my possible decision to not hunt was because of time crunch too, places to go people to see.

    Woke up at 6 and decided to give it a go. I had a good hike to get my set out but hunting til 9 Should get me on the road by 11. Unless I shoot something. :D. Deer started moving bout 8:15. I had a SW wind this time so it was WAY better for me. things died down just as fast it got going. About 8:40 I heard a buck grunt to my SW. glassed around saw some does and a buck. Hit the VECtor and he perked up. watchin him I see this doe almost on top ofme from the south. well she passed on by to my east. And here he came. I grabbed my bow. He was walking the same path as that doe I glassed him and thought he wasn't that big. I didn't think I was going to shoot him. Well he walked 15 yards from me and seemed to grow a little more. Finally he hit my wind stream and put on the brakes. This is what did me in. He turned his head my direction and I was like OHHH man this guy is bigger than I thought. He stared backing out and turned south. He stepped in a lil window about 15 yards and the rest is history. I am guessing low to mid 130's is what he will score. I don't think I ever put this much effort into a short 2 day hunt as I did this one. But because of that, it definitely made one of my most memorble hunts to date.

    Also, Thanks to a few of ya here that helped me. :cheers:

  2. racks-n-beards

    racks-n-beards Chiefs FANatic

  3. mohunter32

    mohunter32 Senior Member Lifetime Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2005
    Franklin Co, MO
    Congrats!:2thumbsup: That is one fine buck.
  4. Meller

    Meller Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2008
  5. winger

    winger Active Member

    Oct 24, 2003
  6. citybowhunter

    citybowhunter Senior Member

    Feb 13, 2009
    Independence Mo.
    Congratulations, nice buck. :cheers:
  7. beanpile

    beanpile just a no body

    thats a dandy :eek::
  8. mofarmboy

    mofarmboy Active Member

    Nov 18, 2007
    central mo.
    congrats on a dandy buck
  9. Judah

    Judah Crossbow supporter

    Oct 19, 2007
    Warren County
  10. blevely

    blevely White Board Man

    Jul 15, 2004
    Here and There
    Great Job Racks, Super happy for you:eek:::cheers::claphands:
  11. pinwheel

    pinwheel Jenny's Lackey

    Jun 17, 2006
    middle of nowhere
    Congrats buddy. YOu were definately due. :claphands::claphands::eek::
  12. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    Way to go Racks, not too bad for a Chiefs fan.....:D

  13. 90acres

    90acres The good ole days

    Mar 4, 2003
    Good job Nate.:cheers:
  14. Mastevt

    Mastevt Strutt Buster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Grain Valley
    Goood looking deer! Congrats!
  15. Wings Fan 19

    Wings Fan 19 Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2008
    Kansas City, MO.
    Well done. :cheers::claphands:
  16. Refuze2falo

    Refuze2falo Plain White Cracker

    Aug 13, 2008
    We are neighbors
    Corngrats Nate!!!That's a dandy buck!!

    Hey I found this if ya need it :stirpot:

    Cook Tractor Co
    207 Northwest 161 Road, Clinton, MO 64735
    Categories:TRACTOR HOODS,Farm Equipment & Supplies, Tractor Dealer, Farm Equipment (whls)
    2 reviews
  17. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    Funny how the racks seem on the smaller side until they get real close. Good mature buck you got there. I hope to get one close to that size in the next few days. :2thumbsup:
  18. Ghost Hunter

    Ghost Hunter Active Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    Now you done it-I am jealous-Great harvest

  19. BigJake

    BigJake New Member

    Dec 27, 2005
  20. racks-n-beards

    racks-n-beards Chiefs FANatic

    Hey I found this if ya need it :stirpot:

    Cook Tractor Co
    207 Northwest 161 Road, Clinton, MO 64735
    Categories:TRACTOR HOODS,Farm Equipment & Supplies, Tractor Dealer, Farm Equipment (whls)
    2 reviews



    Ohh man!! That was good Rod!! :rof2::rof2::rof2: