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Old 11-13-2017, 12:20 PM   #1
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Three day hunt ends in success...

Last week I hunted Monday through Wednesday in the central Adirondacks. It was great to be back in the woods and the weather was enjoyable with freezing temps overnight and low forties by mid day. On my last day I was hunting a ridge that had some beechnut feeding activity as well as some average buck sign, scrape and rubs. Around mid afternoon I picked up some motion coming across the ridge above me. I waited for an opportunity to raise the rifle when the buck stopped behind a large beech tree. The buck picked up my scent, blew and bounded directly up the ridge above me with several long leaps never coming into the opening I had hoped he would. He stopped in some small black spruces to look back down and determine who and where I was. This would be my only chance. I saw his tail move and centered my cross hairs on his chest. Boom... and all was still. Upon ascending to his position I saw deer hair on the ground. Looking around I could see the direction he had ran in and began to walk slowly looking for additional sign. I soon found what we all hope for... a heavy blood trail led me directly to my buck. He was 55 paces from where I found the first hair. I was blessed to be able to tag this buck. Nothing better than hunting in the mountains! The shot turned out to be about 85 yards. He is a young 8 pointer, probably 2.5 years old.
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:35 PM   #2
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That's excellent! Congrats.
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:42 PM   #3
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Excellent, thanks for the report. Inspirational for sure! Thanks for adding the pic, looks like a real nice buck
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:47 PM   #4
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Oh man...congratulations Stillhunter! A very nice read and I could feel the adrenaline and excitement you must have experienced... my heart was pounding as well.
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:22 PM   #5
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Nice!!! Congratulations!
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:33 PM   #6
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Congratulations Stillhunter. An 8 pointer in the Adirondacks is a trophy no matter how old. Photo link not working for me.
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:08 PM   #7
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Congrats on your success! Loved your story too but still can't see any photos....
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:51 PM   #8
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They all look the same in the freezer...just depends how how room it takes....nice deer
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:52 PM   #9
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Congratulations... Great buck and sounds like a great experience hunting him! I do hope you're having it mounted. Many of the bucks that come into my shop are in his class. And btw...it wouldn't surprise me if he was a 3 1/2 year old.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:57 AM   #10
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Congrats on a trophy and a successful hunt! Killing a buck in the Adirondacks isn't easy. Having perfect fall weather makes it enjoyable as well.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:11 PM   #11
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congrats Still. great job and story.
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:55 PM   #12
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:11 PM   #13
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Very nicely racked Adirondack deer!
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:24 PM   #14
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Last week I hunted Monday through Wednesday in the central Adirondacks. It was great to be back in the woods and the weather was enjoyable with freezing temps overnight and low forties by mid day. On my last day I was hunting a ridge that had some beechnut feeding activity as well as some average buck sign, scrape and rubs. Around mid afternoon I picked up some motion coming across the ridge above me. I waited for an opportunity to raise the rifle when the buck stopped behind a large beech tree. The buck picked up my scent, blew and bounded directly up the ridge above me with several long leaps never coming into the opening I had hoped he would. He stopped in some small black spruces to look back down and determine who and where I was. This would be my only chance. I saw his tail move and centered my cross hairs on his chest. Boom... and all was still. Upon ascending to his position I saw deer hair on the ground. Looking around I could see the direction he had ran in and began to walk slowly looking for additional sign. I soon found what we all hope for... a heavy blood trail led me directly to my buck. He was 55 paces from where I found the first hair. I was blessed to be able to tag this buck. Nothing better than hunting in the mountains! The shot turned out to be about 85 yards. He is a young 8 pointer, probably 2.5 years old.
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Great looking buck!
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Old 11-18-2017, 07:42 AM   #15
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Good job !!!
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