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second season off to a great start...getting even better..daughter tags out last night....and my dad closes it this morning.

Well after not getting an elk last week my son started this season off much better this morning. My daughter actually took the first shot but the buck fever hit her pretty bad this time for some reason. He let her shoot first but followed up her shot within a couple of seconds when he saw it didn't go down. He made a perfect shot and dropped it at 288 yards. We did see a forkie this evening also but it was too early in the season for that size.

My daughter will be out again in the morning but I have to work, She has help but I hate it when I can't be there. I will be ready to go again tomorrow night and then again on Monday.

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Congrats to your son!! That

Congrats to your son!! That is a very nice buck. One that I would be very happy to go home with. Atleast he let your daughter take the first shot, That was very polite of him. lol . I'm getting very excited to get back out there and try to fill my late season archery tag. Only a few more weeks. I'm going to help my dad on his elk hunt on the Oregon coast NOV 12th-15th and then on the 19th my hunt begins again and I can't wait. I hope your daughter can get her tag filled but also hope she can hold out for a monster buck and for you to be there. Again congrats to your son on the great looking buck.

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congrats!

Good deer, beautiful country, great picture

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Congrats to your son on a

Congrats to your son on a very nice buck!  Good luck to your daughter filling her tag.  Hopefully it works out so you can be there for that one also. 

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A huge congrats to your son! 

A huge congrats to your son!  That is a great buck!  Definately a great start to the second season!

And I see that you mentioned passing on a forkie.  Well, that's the type of unit I want to lok for next year, where I could see a forkie, and be happy with it, yet still have a chance to shoot a great bck like your son's.  I am not picky, but I'd like to have options... Wink

Best of luck on Monday!!!

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  Congrats to your son

 

Congrats to your son Hunter25!  That is a very nice buck he harvested.  That is also some son you raised that he allowed his sister the first chance at it.  Nice.  The fever sometimes gets in the way but I'm certain your daughter will get her second chance on another and this time make the harvest.  Yes, it would eat at me too if I couldn't be with my daughter to ensure I could assist to make the odds better for the chance to succeed... but I bet she will do you proud without you there.

Good luck today as I see you are out again.  Based on the cuntry within the picture I'm certain you have yourself a great hunting honey-spot.

 

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Congrats to your son, also

Congrats to your son, also good luck to your daughter.

I'm leaving in a little after a week for the 3rd season, CANTWAIT!

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Just finished packing out and

Just finished packing out and taking care of the second one down. I filled my tag late last night and came out in the dark with half of it on my back. I bagged and covered the rest and went back for it this morning. I jumped the buck at 50 yards but didn't get a shot until he went down and around the hill but came back across the bottom and stopped for about a 400 yard shot.off my knees. I knew I had hit him and thought he went down but when I got there he was gone. I looked for about 15 minutes for blood or the animal and was beginning to fear the worst, I headed out in the direction I had last seen him going and jumped him again about 150 yards away. I hit him going straight away with this shot angling down through the back into the chest and then down the neck and straight into the back of the head. The first shot was very poor and I'm very happy I was able to make it right. I will post a picture of the back of his head when I get it skinned out as it's quite a mess but the antlers are still solidly in place.

Hopefully my daughter will get one tonight as she doesn't have a lot of time left with work and  my grandson.

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WOW!!!!

WOW!!! That is a very nice buck Wade. Congrats to you. Now hopefully you can et your daughter in a nice one like that. I can't wait to read the full write up on him.

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Darn Wade, I think you missed

Darn Wade, I think you missed a spot on those pants.... Wink

That is a beauty of a buck!  A big congrats to you!  having a heck of a season so far in your household!!!

good luck to your daughter!  Hope she scores a big one!

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Yeah it was a bit worse than

Yeah it was a bit worse than I thought. His insides were totally filled with blood when I opened him up and he was on a hill. I was moving quick as like an idiot I left my light in the truck and was trying to get him all cut apart before dark. I got the cutting done but still had a pretty fun walk out. Loose rocks on steep hills in the dark with a loaded pack just don't go well together. Funny thing is I didn't trip and fall till I got to a flat grassy area just before the truck. 

Actually I think most of the blood got on the front of my pants as I was carrying his head in front of me as I couldn't get it tied on my pack. 

It was all worth it though I'll never forget my light again.

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