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I got this with my Bow in Montgomery County, Maryland. I'm getting it mounted because it was the biggest one I've ever gotten. We had him hanging in our garage by the trusses, and he was big enough that his head still rested on the ground. He was already at 145 lbs with his head on the ground! (Also gutted). Too bad I don' tknow what his real weight would have been sad

I shot him on a Friday night at 7:00 (Just as it was getting dark). I tryed tracking him for 2.5 hours, but only found a couple of spots of blood and half of my arrow. I went out the next morning when it got daylight and found him. He was only about 50 yards from where I shot him.




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Nice buck man Thumbs up - that bad boy has some serious mass there!!!

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Congrats on your Buck Big smile He's a dandy for sure Thumbs up
Tell us more of the story Yes

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nice buck way to go

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Nice Buck!

Nice Buck!

I only wish to see something like that!

This will be my third season and haven't seen a buck yet, plenty of doe though!

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Great buck Thumbs up

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Awsome buck Yes You'll have to tell us more of the story. Thumbs up

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Got to love Montgomery county. It can be odd hunting suburban deer but excellent opportunity on great bucks like the one you got. Congrats. Im hoping to make my annual Montgomery county trip in the next couple weeks.

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Wow!

Great buck!!!

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Great job!!!!!!

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Thanks everyone.

For those who wanted more of the story:

This was the first time I've killed a deer with my bow in about 5 years. I used to hunt just about every day during season when I was in middle and high school. In 2002 though, my dad suddenly passed away and that kind of made me take a break from bowhunting for awhile. It really didn't feel the same without him.

I have, however gone gun hunting at our cabin for deer and turkey. I got a button-buck last year with my black powder (First time using a muzzeloader), I got a 21 lbs turkey (My first turkey, May 2006), and a 8 point buck in rifle season (2005).

But like I said, this is the first year I've gotten back into bow hunting. There used to be a ton of farm land surrounding my house, and the guy gave me permission to hunt it. But also in 2002, he sold it to the park, and you obviously can't hunt on park land. However, I just realized that the one field closest to my house was still owned by a long-time family friend. He gave me permission to hunt it.

On thursday of last week, I got home from work (About 5:00) and immediately got dressed to go hunt until dark. As SOON as I got into the field, I saw this Buck (the one I took) and a spike. They both saw me and ran. The next day, I did the same exact thing. As SOON as I got into the field, this big buck was there and saw me... and ran. I sat down right there for awhile, hoping he'd come back. He didn't however, and about 6:00, two does came from behind me. They blew at me and ran out through the field. At this time I figured my luck was already down, so I might as well go down through the field and see what I could jump up.

I walked diagonally through the field down to the end of the fence row. I started walking up the fence row, and I saw the spike that I had seen the day before (he only had one horn). I sat down for awhile, and the deer just kept grazing and made his way out of my site. I got up and began walking again when I realized that the giant buck was only about 40 yards in front of me, eating. It was VERY windy that day, so everytime the wind blew, I would take a few more steps and get closer to him. When I got to within 25 yards, I got on my knees and crawled some more. I got to the end of the path I was on and stood up. To my suprise, the deer was actually working his way TOWARD me as well. So out of no-where, I found myself only ten yards from this buck. I waited till he had his head down, and facing the other way when I drew my bow. By this time, it was right about 7:00 and I couldn't even see my tru-glo sites that well. All I could see were the needles, but I had to guess as to where the tip of it was. I shot him just in front of the shoulder (not a very good shot) and he took off. I searched for 2.5 hours that night, and only found a couple of drops of blood. I was very discouraged because I didn't hear him crash, and the brush in that field was up to my shoulders. I decided to search some more the following day. I got up at 8:00 and went looking for him with my fiance'. After an hour of searching, I heard my fiance' yell "I FOUND HIM, I FOUND HIM!" It turns out, he was only about 50 yards from where I shot him, but he had made a drastic turn to the left, which put him back almost to the fence row again (I was searching out in the middle of the field).

I was glad I had my fiance' with me that morning to help me search. He was by far the fattest deer I've ever killed. I even had a hard time gutting him because I couldn't tell where his inner layer of skin (that connects his guts to his rib cage) ended, and where his ribs began. IT was connected to so much lumpy fat, and I was afraid of puncturing something. It took some time, but I got it, and the rest is history.

I know my dad was looking out for me that day. Funny thing is, I shot this deer only 20 yards away from where I got my previous biggest deer, and my first deer with a bow (10 point in 1998. I was 12 back then). Here's a pic of my ten:

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