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Offline Bryce

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2019 Oregon Coast Blacktail(s) Season
« on: November 04, 2019, 04:28:46 pm »
  This year I didnít really see any bucks active enough during shooting hours to justify sitting in a blind for the early season. So I decided to hunt the late season, which paid off and is generally more exciting.
On the way in I bumped 5 bucks fighting over a few hot does. which got my blood moving. When they ran up the ridge I went around the side found a really used runner trail and set up my blind 20 or so yards from that. Then 10 mins went by a spike fork that I had bumped earlier walked by and right behind him a decent 2x3. in fact it seemed all the deer that I had jumped prior where coming along the trail. most likely headed back to the side of the ravine they bed on. if you know a bit  about the ghost of the pacific they generally take awhile to reach 4x4 status, which is the common maximum of tines they get, but not unusual to have 1 or 2 more. Then  as they get past their prime they lose points but not mass. so when you see one you can generally guess the order on which he ranks on the mountain, and get a good guess on age. Any blacktail under 7 and above are easier to tell at first glance.
after a few more minutes 2 more gentlemen bucks followed then by a group of does. Right behind them was the spicy hot and bothered buck that was number 2 on my shooters list. I had only been in the blind 20-30 minutes at this point. Was 8:30am and I took the shot. first hour out and it was done. There is no way to describe the action on the way in to my little nook, not only bumping a brawl but having deer jump across my wheeler trail and spotting deer up in the cuts and field it seemed like everyone was out and about at the same time. it was a great season, already looking forward to next year. Anyways heís not as heavy as last years buck, but a good 163lbs 3x4 heís almost there with one tine but itís shorter than an inch lol donít count. I got him aged around 9 so a definite good eater. I never did find the arrow. this years gear was the usual 75grain agate points with the best shafting material around Surewood Douglas Fir tapered shafts. and my 78# Yew bow.













After that it was Rifle season in my unit and my Mother who couldn't hunt last season bought a tag and asked if i would be her shooter because of her bad shoulder (which is what kept her from hunting the previous season) well her shoulder might not be all that good anymore but her eyes work just fine. she spotted this guy just as he was poking his head out of the timber at the edge of the ridge above us. the best part was after the shot he ran halfway to us, so it was half the trek to go and get him:) anyways im looking forward to reading and hearing about everyone else's season.
thanks for looking and have a good season Gentlemen! wishing everyone success in their endeavors!






« Last Edit: November 16, 2019, 11:18:03 am by Bryce »
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Offline WhistlingBadger

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Re: 2019 Oregon Coast Blacktail Season
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2019, 09:08:42 pm »
Congratulations!  That's a fine buck.  Thomas
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Re: 2019 Oregon Coast Blacktail Season
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 10:58:40 am »
congratulations! Beautiful buck!!!

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Re: 2019 Oregon Coast Blacktail Season
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2019, 11:24:40 am »
Wow - two nice ones! 

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Re: 2019 Oregon Coast Blacktail Season
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2019, 11:50:51 am »
Dang Nice bucks! Iíll be looking again for one come Thanksgiving. Ed
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Re: 2019 Oregon Coast Blacktail Season
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2019, 05:25:29 pm »
congratulations,, nice shooting too

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Re: 2019 Oregon Coast Blacktail Season
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2019, 07:00:00 am »
Beautiful bucks! Congrats!
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Re: 2019 Oregon Coast Blacktail Season
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2019, 03:18:51 pm »
Thanks gentlemen:)


Dang Nice bucks! Iíll be looking again for one come Thanksgiving. Ed

Right on bud! Good time for some less than aggressive grunting
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Re: 2019 Oregon Coast Blacktail Season
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2019, 04:33:01 pm »
Nice job, beautiful buck and loved the story. ;)
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Re: 2019 Oregon Coast Blacktail Season
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2019, 05:20:49 pm »
I thought I replied to this one but I don't seem to have.

Nice hunting Bryce.
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Re: 2019 Oregon Coast Blacktail(s) Season
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2019, 09:35:09 pm »
Nice job, beautiful buck and loved the story. ;)
 Pappy
Was very eventful morning, in all my years Iíve never seen that many blacktails out and about  during the daylight. Wish I knew how to paint a better story lol
But thanks man:) my moms buck(the 3x3) was 3 years younger but only 18lbs lighter should hold her over for a bit.
Enjoying your hunting post bud! I love the tenderness of does. Wish we could still hunt em, thereís a few nice ones. We only get one a year though:/

I thought I replied to this one but I don't seem to have.

Nice hunting Bryce.
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Thanks man! Iíve been fortunate these last few years.
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Re: 2019 Oregon Coast Blacktail(s) Season
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2019, 12:00:50 am »
Congratulations for a great year.  Now it's the elks' turn!  Go get um!

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Re: 2019 Oregon Coast Blacktail(s) Season
« Reply #12 on: Today at 08:02:33 am »
Nice BT. Love hunting them. When rut gets goung its fun.

They rut late where i hunted Dec-Jan. You find the right spot in cover it can happen really fast. Hard deer to hunt for sure.

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