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Offline Pappy

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Monkey off my back
« on: October 18, 2021, 04:55:06 pm »
I am at the cabin for a few day , took a nice 130 lb 6 point this morning, pictures and story later, not good on this phone 🤨 Osage self bow built in 2012 , the one I killed the gators  with ,po cedar shaft and 160 Ace, 6 yard shot. This makes 40 years I have taken At least 1 buck with my bow 1980 was the last year I blanked , I am for sure not a trophy hunter, I have one gold each year and I made it. So now just to kick back and enjoy the rest of the season come what may.be home Wednesday or Thursday not sure , heck I thought today was Friday 🤔 great to be retired I guess and have a understanding wife 👌 Pappy
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2021, 05:55:30 pm »
Congrats, Pappy.  I envy you your long season...but not your long, hot summers.  All a trade-off I guess.
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2021, 09:34:53 pm »
Congrats Pappy, thats one helluva accomplishment. Any animal taken with a selfbow is a trophy.... so I guess we are all kinda trophy hunters. Congrats again sir

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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2021, 09:44:43 pm »
Just got in here.Congrats Pappy.That did'nt take you too long.More meat is always good.The bucks are sure moving here now.Seen the dominant buck I think in the failing light on this land tonight.35 to 40 yards away.Not a monster racked buck but a pretty big old bruiser.
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2021, 11:12:01 pm »
Congrats, Pappy. Looking forward to the pics.  :OK
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2021, 09:06:31 am »
Congratulations Pappy.  Well done.  Looking forward to getting down there and seeing everyone.

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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2021, 01:14:55 pm »
Congratulations, Pappy!
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2021, 06:09:11 pm »
Thanks , be home tomorrow and will post some pictures, as it turns out I will have more pictures, took another 7 point this morning, got to love it when a plan comes together, all that know me knows I am not a trophy hunter, so I am tagged out on bucks for the year, not a problem for me 😉 Pappy
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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2021, 06:32:45 pm »
Congratulations Pappy. That's quite the streak you have going. Looking forward to seeing some pictures.
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2021, 01:40:02 am »
Congrats!
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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2021, 07:15:10 pm »
Back from the cabin, had a great time , got in some hunting of course. Went down early Monday morning and seen nothing until about 9:30 then this nice 6 point came in a about 6 yards , hit him high, their is good and bad when you do that, the bad is having to get down and finish your job, the good is no Tracking, I would rather track but it happens sometimes, he was 131 lb, field dressed , probable 2 years old, very happy with him!!! skinned and took care of the hide and meat so didn't hunt the evening.You can kill 2 bucks in Tennessee season but only 1 a day , I will show why that matters in 4th picture, this guy cam in after the 6 was down and wouldn't leave, 5 or 6 yards several times , I waited until he finely decided to leave, about 30 minutes to get down and finish my job, hated that. :( The next morning I went up above the cabin to a stand we call the honey hole [everyone has one of these] been more deer killed from this stand than any on my place, lots of first time bow kills have taken their deer from this stand, just a good flat in oak wood where 3 ridges come together and deer are always moving through there.This was my first set in it this year. I hadn't seen anything  not even a squirrel until about 8:45 then a nice little 7 point cam in, he got by me the first time and I hit my grunt and he came right in under my stand, less than 3 yards, i put a good shot on him, he ran 150 yards or so but sister made the track easy, he was 101 lbs field dressed with only 1 brown tine, I needed a 7 for our TwinOaks grand slam so i was very pleased, you have to take a doe/spike/3/4/5/6/7 and 8 plus to win, I like a 4 and 5 but that will have to wait till next year because I am all bucked out for this year, you can kill 3 doe a day in Tennessee so still plenty to hunt. That's my story and I am sticking to it. ;) :)
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« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2021, 07:18:54 pm »
the 6 point and Sister, great dog. All the meat in taken care of and hides in the cooler waiting to be fleshed and tanned, I like to let the hides cool down before rolling them up, if you don't the don't cool good rolled up and will spoil, these are in good shape.
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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2021, 07:21:43 pm »
This buck just wouldn't go away, good thing for him I already had one down. Maybe Beau will get a chance at him. ;)
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« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2021, 05:33:40 am »
Good pictures of some nice deer Pappy.Congrats.Shots close up like that can seem a slam dunk but sometimes can go south.
I started out with 4 tags myself.3 for bow season with 2 does and 1 buck.Whatever order they come by for a shot.1 more tag for a doe for late muzzleloader season into the end of december yet too.Probably do that one from a blind.
To be considered a buck in Iowa the deer needs forks.Spikes and buttons can get a doe tag.Some day I'd like to shoot a spike doe.I've never seen one hunting myself but others have shot them.
I generally skin and freeze the hides this time of year.Flesh them later next spring or summer to be brain tanned and smoked.
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Re: Monkey off my back
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2021, 07:15:59 am »
Congratulations Pappy. That really is a awesome hunting record with any weapon. Sure hope you get 40 more sir.

I was thinking you already had the slam. Going for number 2 ?

Thanks for sharing Pappy and everything you contributed to this site.

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