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Live from the Tree Update!

Here is my first update!

10 am exactly and just dropped a nice, fat doe with my new shotgun!!!

Gun was purchased to use in Illinois and I wanted to test it out...so far so good!

JimBob in SC

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Congrats. Nice job on the

Congrats. Nice job on the doe.

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Very nice!  Congrats!  Got

Very nice!  Congrats!  Got any photos to go with the report????

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Nice Job

Congrats. on the doe.

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Photos...

ca-Vermonster -

I did not get any photos... sorry..

Actually, it turned out not to be a doe at all... it was a spike with one antler broken off and about a 3" spike on the side I could not see.

I  even glassed with 8x56 binos before the shot to make 100% sure it was a doe (we have a six point minimum on bucks) and just flat got fooled - and embarrassed, because I had to take it to camp to weigh and log it in...

I hated it, but what are you gonna do?

I sent the text from the tree before I walked over there.

 

Jim

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I know the feeling. I shot a

I know the feeling. I shot a button buck this year and was infuriated with myself not to mention embarrassed also.

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I feel your pain!

I feel your pain!  If you read my last story (Highs and Lows in Texas), you know that I have also fallen victim to the buck-in-doe-disguise!  The feeling sucks big time!  Good luck in Illinois!

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6 Point Minimum?

Is that a club rule or a state rule?

I'm guessing it's a private land/club rule because I don't know if I'd post it if it was a state rule.

Sorry that you got fooled that-a-way; it's probably happened to most of us at one time or another.

On the other hand, glad you got some good venison.

 

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Hey Jaybe Club rule Lots of

Hey Jaybe

Club rule

Lots of counties in GA have antler restrictions however... With a rule of 4 points per side or better.

I am going to Illinois and some of the land there has that same restriction.

I think it is a good thing.

How do most forum folks think?

What I do not know is what would happen in GA oe IL if you made that same mistake and reported it??

I fear some hunters would leave the deer lay.

Most clubs in the south have a club imposed fine if you break the rule.

Thanks

JimBob

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