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This weekend I headed to a small lease I acquired this year just south of Atlanta. I check a couple of cameras I had placed a few weeks ago and when I only found hogs on them I decided to strap on my stand and gear and do some scouting for fresh sign.

At about 4pm I came upon a flat with a good number of white oaks and could hear a few acorns dropping here and there. With the wind from Matthew still around 18-20 mph I knew they would continue falling through the evening. I found a heavy trail and recent feeding sign. I found a good tree for a climber with some decent cover about 25' up so up I went. I wanted to be a bit higher than normal since the wind was blowing pretty hard and causing some erratic wind directions. By 5pm I was settled in (and strapped in good for the wild ride of Matthew) and waiting.

At around 6:10 I caught movement directly in front of me and a mature and fat spike walked out into the flat. He slowly made his way over to me and somewhere around 6:45pm offered me a broadside shot at about 15 yards. The shot looked perfect and as I watched him run off knew the tracking would be short. About the time I was going to loose sight of him he wobbled and fell. Just 40 yards away. I just love success when you walk into an area practically blind, set up on fresh sign and then it all comes together.

Here are the details.

Location: Monroe County Georgia
Date: October 8th, 2016
Bow used: Howard Hill "Tembo" 68" 75@28
Arrow: 32" Easton Legacy 2219
Broadhead: STOS 160 on 100 grain steel adapter






The video is also available on vimeo. The POV camera I have stinks in low light but still the video turned out ok. If you like you can see it here:

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[clapper] [clapper] Well done.

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Nice job, congrats!


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Great shot congrats

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Great shot! Congratulation!

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Congrats, and great shot!


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good shot. Congratulations.

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Nice shot , Congrats...



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Way to get it done! Good eating.
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Good job. RC
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