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Better to be lucky (or should I saw persistant) than good!

We have been after this buck for the entire archery season and the entire rifle season but never saw him.  We have more pictures than I can count and lots of video clips of him but absolutely nothing in the day time he has been entirely nocturnal, not one of the 5 game cameras we had out ever caught him in the daytime.  My son, daughter, bother-in-law, and I have literally 100's of hours in the stand hoping to see this guy.

Opener of muzzleloader found me back on his turf, just couldn't give up on him when I still had a tag in my pocket.  1 hour into the sit and guess who showed up, yep the 14 point, heavy beamed buck we all dreamed of tagging.  He doesn't score well but he has great character and good mass all the way through his rack.

 

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Wow!  That is one heck of a

Wow!  That is one heck of a buck!

Definately an accomplishment when you are able to target one deer, and then be successful in harvesting him.

Whether lucky or persistant, or both, it's a great thing!!!

Let me ask you one thing.  Are the others mad at you now???? lol

Congrats!  It's a beauty!!

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Wow indded!

WoW INDEED! Congratulations on that buck of a lifetime!

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Nicely done and he is well earned by the sound of it.

I agree 100% with you.  I'm not bery good at anything I do, but if I stick with it long enough I eventually get some things right.  God's will first, then persistence is the key.

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Very Nice !!!

Congrats on a great buck ! Thumbs up

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CA, naw no jealousy at all

CA, naw no jealousy at all everyone was excited and happy for me,  my son even said "dad I'm glad it was you who got him".   We always enjoy each others successes but actually we rib each other harder when they goof or mess up an opportunity.

I had a chance at a respectable buckwith bow  awhile back and my release somehow went off unexpectedly and the rest was history!  Still get crap over that one when we target shoot.  But they sure are some great bonding memories for a dad to have. 

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you have inspired me

I was going to sit out the late muzzle loading season, but you have motivated me to get back out in the cold this weekend! 

A big boy like that just MIGHT walk by and that is worth going out again for - even if it is down to single digits now!

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Good luck, I hope that big

Good luck, I hope that big one comes by you.  You know for sure that he won't if you stay home.  I have two weeks now over christmas vacation and plan on getting out as much as possible.  My son, daughter and self all have our archery tags left.  Might just have some fun and shoot some does, who knows.  Have a family up here that said they would like some deer meat.

Right now it is 1 degree but no wind, that gets chilly but the deer do seem to move:thumbsup1:

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Thanks for the inpiration

I went out the last two days and I'm glad I went out.

Thanks for the inpiration!

I saw a lot of deer yeaterday and none today but I DID have fun, and any time I'm out in teh snow I learn from every step I take.

I either learn what animal passed that way or DIDN'T pass that spot from teh tracks in teh snow.  So time well spent in my book, even though I didn't fire a shot.

AND I can now end my season knowing that I hunting until the end

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