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nosna
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This year I worked hard on the land to plant food plots and enhance habitat on the farm that I hunt. I planted nearly 3 acres of food plots and ran cameras since the beginning of spring turkey season. I knew I had some nice bucks running around the farm, and I set my sights on a few different bucks. Hunting with a recurve has been challenging. I missed a nice buck a few weeks ago, and soon after the summer patterns switched to nocturnal ones. This morning I had the day off and took a friend whom hadn't hunted with me for quite some time. We set out to hunt all day and see what happens. Around first light I had a doe start blowing upwind of me. I knew she couldn't smell me, but she took off right away. A few minutes later I saw this buck working from my right to left at about 75 yards. I couldn't make out his rack with the fog but I could tell he was a mature deer. He slowly fed away from me until he hit the four wheeler trail. He turned, and walked right towards me. The trail passes the stand at 5 yards. I couldn't believe this deer was coming straight in. He paused as he neared the stand, then continued walking. I quietly grunted, he stopped, and my two blade broadhead on a bamboo arrow hit its mark. I heard the "pop" of the lungs and saw the deer take off. He ran 40 yards, stopped for a few seconds, continued on another 30 or so before falling down within view of the stand. I waited 20 minutes or so and climbed down. There was good blood and I followed it right to him. A complete pass through. I have never had this deer on trail camera nor have I seen him hunting. Apparently he checked out the property on the wrong day. Not only is this my biggest deer taken to date, but my first buck with a traditional setup. I was truly fortunate today to have this Iowa Giant walk by. For those internet "police" the tag was affixed to his back when I took the first two pictures. I rough scored him out at 175.

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KSdan
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Breathtaking! Congrats.

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Wow! That's what dreams are made of. Congratulations!!
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NICE!!!!! Just PURTY!!
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ISP 5353
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Awesome buck!!!! Congrats! [clapper]
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SAM E. STEPHENS
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What a toad , a buck dreams are made of , Congrats ...

,,,,Sam,,,

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rastaman
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Awesome animal! [thumbsup] [thumbsup]

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OH MY what a deer!Congrats [clapper]

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RAGHORN 3
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What a stud.... not sure I would have kept my composure on that one??? Way to go! [clapper]
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What a so called gagger of a whitetail as I call em ...congrats on a BUCK OF A LIFETIME! ! It will be hard.to top that one!

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Big Ed
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[thumbsup] Awesome animal!!

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outstanding buck...congrats
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Congratulation! A true Trophy, great story!

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Very nice buck! Congratulations on a beauty!

Kenny [thumbsup] [clapper] [clapper] [clapper]

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wow congratulations . You will have that memory plus the horns to admire for the rest of your life.

What a great hunt!

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