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Tater
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Congratulations that's a very unique rack, too bad about the meat but it happens.

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It is amazing how our mind works after the shot. I can't count the number of times I saw or felt a perfect shot and tried to talk myself out of it while waiting 30 minutes.

A good lesson though is to always follow up on the shot no matter what.

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Keefer well told story. You just never know.
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Wonderful account! Congrats he's a hoss
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Holy cow....... [scared] what a slammer.

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In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's there are few...So the most difficult thing is always to keep your beginner's mind...This is also the real secret of the arts: always be a beginner. Shunryu Suzuki

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Wonderfull trophy wow !

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Keefer, Well done! I'm glad the chair worked for you and helped facilitate your shot. We often learn from the successful hunters who take game where everything goes as planned. We simply learn their plan. I have always taken the notion that we gain much more by learning from our mistakes, and find reward in our failures. God's Wink has helped you connect that huge buck to all of us. It also made you tell a story that may have been hard to tell. Thank you and God bless you. Mike
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SAM E. STEPHENS
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I have never met the perfect hunter and I'm sure I never will ( myself included ) we do our best..

Glad you found him , outstanding deer...

,,,Sam,,,

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[thumbsup]

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Awesome Buck, Congrats Keefer!!! Thanks for taking us along on the hunt through your story!

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That's a very unique looking buck. Too bad about the meat loss. Since the cape is questionable, I would suggest a skull mount. In my opinion they look better than a shoulder mount, take up less space on the wall, and are much cheaper. I skull mount all of my bucks.

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Great story and lesson told here. Not sure it would have helped but I started using lighted nocks this year and on the all 3 of the deer I've shot it has made it much easier to see the hit for me. I'm on the fabulous side of 50 now and my eyes are what they once were.
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Monster buck. Congrats and thanks for the story. The entry wound you picture/describe looks a lot like a liver hit, which often doesn't bleed at all or much initially. But if not pushed, the deer will usually bed and die within 100 yards.
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[clapper] [jumper] [clapper] [jumper] [clapper]

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Thanks for posting your story.
Same thing happened to me but on a doe. I just happened to find her a week later when I saw some crows. Worst feeling ever while hunting. Now I will keep looking until I've done everything I can.

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