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Just like on tv...it came down to the last day of the hunt! :)

I always laugh when I hear tv personalities say, "it's the last day of the hunt". Anytime I tag-out it's the last day of the hunt. Then I'm just camping and enjoying nature. But..this truly was the last day of the hunt, season, day... I arrowed a button buck just before 5:00pm on the last day of archery season here in Ohio. Not only the last day, but the last few shooting minutes of light. I let a buck who had shed walk, but thought this may be a doe, but he had 1/8" buttons. As some of you may know, I've been helping my wife as she battles cancer, thus my hunting was very very limited this year along with canceling a Co elk trip this past fall for obvious reasons. It was good to get out and hunt regardless of kill. I believe the heat index was at about 23 degrees with a small breeze and heavy snowfall. This was my first kill out of a ground blind. I'm usually swinging through the trees with my climber. At least I finished strong; persistent/dedicated to the end. Now I've got to wait 8 months until next archery season.

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Congrats!

Great Job on the final day hunt! That will be some nice eating. I did not make the final hunt day but was out in the previous frigid and snowy week down in SE Ohio - and nothing was taken. Prayers are with your wife and you as well.

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Nice! Congrats, and I will

Nice! Congrats, and I will also add my thoughts and prayers towards your wife.  Keep up the goosd fight!

BTW, I don't remember if I've asked you before, but what part of SE Ohio are you from?  I was in college for 4+ years in Marietta, and hunted just a little south of there a couple times.  Love that area.

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yes

Yes we spoke prior, but it was a long time ago.lol.
I live near St. Clairsville, but work 90 miles SW in McConnelsville, which is 20 minutes from Marietta.
Always amazes me where people have been. You in Ohio, Vermont, and now west coast I believe...?
Thanks for prayers. Life slowly getting back to normal.
Praise God for that.

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Nice job on your late season

Nice job on your late season hunt!!!!! Hope things go well with your wife. Prayers will be sent your way.

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