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deernut



Registered: January 2004
Location: so. IL
Posts: 708
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After 2 seasons of bad luck, my wife took a nice 7 pointer. I'm very proud of her.
· Date: Mon,February,9,2004 · Views: 3,520 · Tags: 7 ·
Rating: ********* 9.00
Keywords: Better Half scores
State of Kill?: IL
County of Kill?: Hardin
Date of Kill?: Dec. 2003
Number of Points?: 7
Field Dress Weight?: approx. 150 lbs.
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liljimy

Registered: December 2003
Location: Kentucky, Christian Co
Posts: 75
Mon,February,9,2004 10:34pm

Congrats deernuts wife!!! Nice buck.
deernut

Registered: January 2004
Location: so. IL
Posts: 708
Tue,February,10,2004 1:33am

She wants me to relay this to you, liljimy:"Thank you for the comment and I wish for you very good luck in the future."
greeneyes3_2

Registered: October 2003
Location: webster co , ky
Posts: 217
Thu,February,12,2004 4:30am

thanks deernut, i didn't realize you could see that till i look at the photo, what you are seeing is in fact just a prop for his head. i am going to need some luck to get one bigger than this one, but i will try to top it. i am glad to see more women hunting with their husbands. i enjoy it. that is a real nice buck your wife took, i wish her and you lots of luck with your hunting in 2004
millerboys

Registered: December 2003
Location: Christian County Illinois
Posts: 124
Sun,February,15,2004 4:14am

deernut...tell your wife nice job! That is a real nice buck, and it is good to see married couples enjoying the outdoors together!
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Registered: February 2004
Posts: 175
Mon,March,22,2004 9:47pm

nice job mrs deernut! I found 2 spike antlers and that 5 point i posted with my daughter. my wife hunts also but was too pregnant last year. she took a good size 6 point the year before and she will get out there this year.
mrjbigfoot
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mrjbigfoot

Registered: December 2003
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 1,399
Thu,March,25,2004 1:43am

Hey Deernut, I really envy you now. I can get my wife to go fishing but I can't get her out in the woods. I've been considering myself lucky that both her & my son like to eat venison, because I sure like putting it in the freezer and on the table. My son went out with me for the first time this year, after passing his hunter safety course & he missed the 10 pointer that I ended up getting. I got a great deal on a nice little Horton Steel Force cross-bow for him but I didn't get him practiced up well enough to estimate yardage on a 35 yard shot & he ended up shooting just over the bucks shoulder. I would have been even more excited if my son would have gotten him & it's my biggest with a bow so far. mj
deernut

Registered: January 2004
Location: so. IL
Posts: 708
Thu,March,25,2004 11:40am

Thanks for the comment mj. Even though your son missed that buck, I'll bet it makes for a learning experience that will stick with him. This year maybe he'll make a bigger effort to learn those yardages. It is great when your wife will hunt with you also. My wife and I were together about 18 years when she surprised me and said she wanted to try hunting. Now she loves to hunt. Your wife likes to fish with you so she could surprise you someday too. Later.
mrjbigfoot
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mrjbigfoot

Registered: December 2003
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 1,399
Thu,March,25,2004 12:27pm

It all happened so fast with my son that he was shaking like a leaf by the time it was over. We got to the stand late, about 4:30 pm, after a 2 hour drive & does were already out in the field. We had to use the height of the land to our advantage to get to the stand, about 150 yards from the does. It was early rut and we had a strange wind coming out of the east. I put a doe in heat sent bomb, on a stick, right in our primary shooting window to the field but based on the wind, it was blowing back into us & into the woods behind us. The does started coming our way, which was exciting for him because it looked like the biggest one was going to come right up into the window for a nice 10 yard shot when all of the sudden she looked right towards us, raised & cocked her head funny. That was when we realized the buck was marching in from behind us to the right. He was smelling that Tinks & looking right at the doe in the field. He came by at 5 yards, so fast, that before I could make a quick, low grunt, he was out of the window. After I grunted he stopped looked around & then jumped further out in the field where he presented a nice broadside shot but 35 yards out. The miss was part my fault because I said, aim high, knowing that the crossbow was set on 10 yards, I just didn't say how high. I think he must have aimed about a foot over him but based on how excited he was, it was great to have so much happen the very first time he was ever in a stand. He was sitting in a ladder stand that's up against a monster of a tree with a big branch that comes off of the left side. I was sitting in the nook of the branch & couldn't see around the tree, to even see where the buck came from. When I saw the look on the doe, I leaned down & whispered to my son to look to the right & that's when the buck came marching in. My son was holding the cross-bow between his knees, basically watching & waiting on the doe that was still 50 yards away. I got him out a couple more times, where we saw deer & watched the rut happening a bit but he never got another opportunity like that first trip.
mrjbigfoot
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mrjbigfoot

Registered: December 2003
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 1,399
Thu,March,25,2004 2:48pm

My son's 11, took him Turkey hunting last year & he's been going bird/duck/goose hunting with me for a couple of years. We've got a nice Brittany that I use as an all purpose hunter when it comes to birds & waterfowl. I've got a nice photo of me & the boy, with a goose from this past season, that I'm going to post, one of these days.

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