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Morning Hunt

I decided to leave the ground blind at home and hunt from the ground.  I saw three bucks.  One small buck and two others.  One came up from behind and I thought he spooked when he saw me, but he kept coming closer roaring at me.  I thought I might get a shot at him, but despite getting to 15 yards there was too much junk between us for a shot and off he went.  Still was exciting.

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Very cool! Sounds like you

Very cool!

Sounds like you were in the right place at the right time, just didn't have the deer in the right place.  Don't you hate it when they tease you like that?  Just kidding of course; Personally, I get a rush out of having them that close whether or not I get a shot.

I'll be keeping the tradition going tomorrow morning when my youngest son, my bother and father-in-law, and myself hit the brush with hopes of busting a covey or three of quail.

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Yeah, the other one came

Yeah, the other one came within 30 yards and I needed him to take just five more yards toward me and I would have had a shot.  as it was he kept the evergreen tree between us and then wandered off looking for a doe I think.

I don't know if I will get out before rifle season, but I might.  Otherwise I might go out with the .270 win.

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Gotta be a great feeliong

Gotta be a great feeliong being at 15 yards on the ground with a wiley old whitetail...very cool.  Good luck the rest of the season.

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It was pretty cool....would

It was pretty cool....would have been cooler if I could have sealed the deal.  Alas, that is hunting, but it was still cool.

Went out this morning and just saw a doe.  She came in, she thought she saw something, stared at me.  I didn't move and she went to feeding away from me.  Then she started coming back.  When she stepped behind a tree and put her head down I drew my bow.  But instead of coming a few more steps into the open she decides to just stay there and eat.

It seemed like forever, but it really was about five minutes that I held the bow back.  I found a position where I could rest the bow on my knee and just use my back muscles to keep it at draw.  I thought she left, but she didn't and when I let off my arrow tinkled against the rest and she jumped.  She hung around just out of range for about 10 minutes or so.

And that was my morning.

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That is a brutally long time

That is a brutally long time to hold the bow at full draw... my poor back and arms would have given out long before that and I am only pulling 63 pounds.

Congrats on having the deer close like that - they feel like they are right on top of you when you are on the ground.

Keep hunting, you will get one... and if not, heck - you do have rifle season coming up.

Kansas has some brutes, we will be looking for another CVC deer story when you put your tag on one, regardless of what it is.

I am sure you folks are really starting to get some cold weather now - but I guess you guys are used to it - I cleaned the yard today in 40 degree temps and darn near froze.

I will get back out next weekend - seems like it has been months since I hunted but really only two weeks...

Great work!

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I wasn't able to hold it and

I wasn't able to hold it and keep it ready to shoot, but I found a position that allowed me to keep it drawn and I would only have had to slightly readjust my position to get on target.  I was able to use my knee to support the bow so I wasn't holding its wait in addition to holding it back.

It was about 60 degrees here today.  When I went hunting it was 20 degrees in the morning and then warmed up to mid fifties. 

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