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Had a close encounter this afternoon

PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:13 pm
by flipper
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I watched him all afternoon feeding on acorns and walking back and forth across the field I was watching. He finally came walking straight toward me (I was standing on the ground on the edge of the field) and I had the crosshairs on his chest at about 40 yards or less. Safety was off......I let him walk. He finally saw me and after a few seconds, he turned and ran a few yards and stopped. I waved my arms at him to make him go on and leave. Then I came home. Hope he makes it to next year, although if I see him again, things might be different.


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Re: Had a close encounter this afternoon

PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:28 pm
by bigsteve
That was your choice I prob would have put my last tag on him he is nice for sure congrats on the encounter and the strength to let him pass that's what it takes to kill a really big boy

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Re: Had a close encounter this afternoon

PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:50 pm
by jv
You better than me flipper, not killing one this year I probably would have taken him....anyway the way I see it I might not be here next year so I probably would have shot. But then again killing one is not what makes a great hunt, I have hunted more this year then last year almost twice as much and it's been a fun and memorable year.

Re: Had a close encounter this afternoon

PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:03 pm
by glenn
Flipper, I usually (but not always) have willpower, but not that much. I admire your restraint.


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Re: Had a close encounter this afternoon

PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:22 pm
by sidog
Good deal! Patience is a virtue but I'm not always good at it.

Re: Had a close encounter this afternoon

PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:35 pm
by flipper
I have killed 2 bucks, so I can only kill one more. I have until Jan. 31. I can kill a doe or two. I need to be selective from here on out, but I do love hunting and I do love the excitement of the kill. I think the memory of how exhausting the processing after the kill is has vanished from my mind, so I may become weak as the days pass on.

Re: Had a close encounter this afternoon

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:30 am
by terry08
Very good flipper, sometimes it's just fun to watch in awe of such beauty. They really are amazing animals. I myself will let one walk shortly after cleaning and processing. The idea of dressing another one, just keeps me from pulling the trigger.

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Re: Had a close encounter this afternoon

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:20 pm
by dustygoodson
great buck maybe he will make it