Hunting mature bucks

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Gooch, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. Gooch

    Gooch Well-Known Member

    I am blessed to have a place to hunt that holds several mature bucks.

    This year I have been humbled, more than once, by these great creatures. I'll get to the other stories later.

    My muzzleloading started out on the 13th. of October with me getting on a pretty big 10 point at about 9:30 am.

    I usually only still hunt and that was what I was doing that morning. Easing from swamp to thickets and back again. I was shocked when I came up on that 10 pointer. He had all a man could wish for in Arkansas.

    There he was, standing broadside at only 40 yards. I could not get a clean shot because of the brush I was in. I was looking through my scope for an opening, when I saw him move his back leg. I fired and clipped a limb.

    I'm sure that plenty of you have had that same sick feeling that came over me at that moment.

    I decided to hunt him hard. Big mistake!!!

    By the end of the week, on the 21st., I pushed him over to another hunter. He got him with his bow. That's just the life of hunting mature bucks!

    Congradulations to Brad Taylor!
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    That's the Petit Jean river in the background. I'll say that he nets about 160.

    At least a good friend of mine got him!

    More later...
     
  2. BuzzBait

    BuzzBait Well-Known Member

    That my friend is a GREAT BUCK!!!!:thumb:
     

  3. J. Adams

    J. Adams Well-Known Member

    Great Buck, for an Ole Arkie QB.
     
  4. CP

    CP Well-Known Member

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    Pat, wipe them tears and keep on keeping on....:hurt:

    That is one fine animal and I think your score is pretty close.

    Good job Brad...:thumb:
     
  5. Gooch

    Gooch Well-Known Member

    If he could just shoot a bow as good as he use to throw a football, he'd be up there in the "High Cotton"!:wink:
     
  6. John Stiles

    John Stiles Ultimate Member 2007 Team Turkey Contest Winner

    He looks to be in high cotton to me:thumb:
     
  7. Down on the White

    Down on the White Well-Known Member

    Real nice buck hate that you wasn't able to connect with him.
     
  8. rjet

    rjet Well-Known Member

    That aint the old qb.

    The QB was just a few years older than me, and I aint even close to being as old as that dude in the pic. :smack:
     
  9. CP

    CP Well-Known Member

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    :read: :uhoh: :smack:

    He played in '83 and would be about three or four years older than you...
     
  10. rjet

    rjet Well-Known Member


    :pout
    That sucks, I still thought I was a teenager.:smack: Least I still look young and studly unlike that old fart. Being a qb must be rough on a guy in the long run.
     
  11. Gary R

    Gary R Well-Known Member

    To be honest with you, I would be sick as a dog for missing that one......... Felt that way before but not one that nice.
     
  12. CP

    CP Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry........He IS...:fit: :fit: :fit:
     
  13. Gooch

    Gooch Well-Known Member

    Don't worry, I have some more good blunders to tell!:rolleyes:
     
  14. Down on the White

    Down on the White Well-Known Member

    I learned a long time ago if you are not hunting you will never be humbled. I have made my blunders also.:smack:
     
  15. .270Win

    .270Win Super Moderator<br>Forum Sponsor<br>'07 Deer Hunti

    Looks like ol' Brad scored another touchdown with that dandy buck! Congrats to Brad.....and my condolences to Pat! :thumb:

    .270Win
     
  16. finley2u

    finley2u Well-Known Member

    That is great buck! Looks like you centered the ball to the right guy.
     
  17. bett_lou

    bett_lou Moderator<br>Campfire<br>Humor & Games<br>'07 Deer

    WOW! That's a fine buck. Congrats to your friend. I'm sorry you didn't get him.
     
  18. Manybeards

    Manybeards Premium Member<br>2009 Turkey Contest Winner<br>20

    It's got to make you feel good just knowing there are good bucks around to hunt