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The end of my Michigan season

Post  G3 on Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:22 pm

November 15th...a long held holiday in Michigan...opening day of firearms season. I have been on a kick the past few years to bow hunt during gun season...I don't know if it is a challenge thing or if it just the fact I love to bow hunt. This season was looking like a bummer to say the least. For some reason the neighbors see it necessary to continually steal my stands...I have lost 6 stands and 3 cameras to these dudes...needless to say I am getting real tired of that so I decided to focus my attention on a different section of the property. It turned out to be a good idea! I climbed my tree at 5:45 this morning with wonders of what the day had in store for me. I was sitting all day and nothing could keep me from it....except if I filled my tag of course. The day started at 7:15 when a beautiful Bobcat stepped in front of me and did a little hunting of his own. Shortly after he was out of sight the deer were on the move, at first it was a group of little bucks harassing the local ladies group. About 8:30 I finally saw him..the deer I have been after all season, he reacted perfectly to the calls and light rattles and closed the distance form 180 yards to 15 in short order.....only problem was the fact that a deer that once would have been a 170 class 10 point was now a 75 inch 5 point...he had broken his right antler clean off. Awesome encounter none the less. Things quieted down for awhile, at 10 oclock I heard the running steps of deer coming from the south....in a flash she was by me and he was hot on her heels...I yelled at him and he put the binders on...I was already at full draw...to late for him. At the release of the arrow he jumped in the neighborhood of 100 feet high and hauled tail north into the popple slash. I knew the shot was a good lethal shot, but I gave him the usual 1/2 hour to got out peacefully. After a brief 110 yard track job, I had my 2nd mature buck of the season here in Michigan and I was fortunate enough to get it done with the bow during gun season. At the scale he weighed in at 220lbs even and is guessed to be 4 1/2. I have had a blessed season, now I will be after putting my family members on some good hunting as best I can and enjoy their seasons with them. I have to add that you flat out can not beat Predator Camo...the deer just look right through you...I feel like a ghost when I am in a tree...the stuff is plain unreal!


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Post  OH Arrow Flinger on Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:48 pm

Congrats Tim!!! Sure was a great season for you!!! Sounds like a perfect day in the timber, bobcat monster half rack and an awesome buck harvest!!!
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Post  BBinPA on Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:04 pm

Congrats! Another great buck. Seems like ya had a dream season.
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Post  buckeyehunter on Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:05 pm

Congrats Tim on a great buck! Who knows what that 170 will turn into next year. You definately had a great year up there this year!

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Post  VABuckSlayer on Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:44 am

Well done Tim! Congrats on a great buck! Especially a bow kill in gun season!
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Post  Laura on Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:00 am

Congrads!!
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Post  30pointbuck on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:32 pm

Congrats. nice buck.

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Re: The end of my Michigan season

Post  Boss Gobbler on Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:08 pm

That sucks about the big deer man, but just think how big he will be next year. Twisted Evil Way to put another big boy down and with a bow in the pumpkin patch! cheers
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Post  TheCReW on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:41 pm

Congrats Tim! Great buck, good luck putting some of your family on some deer, thats just as fun as getting them yourself.

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Post  Mountainman Vic on Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:55 am

Congrats Tim! You gotta love hauling in a deer to the check station killed with a bow during the gun season. cheers
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Post  AlexHastings on Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:19 am

Great buck Tim, congrats on a great season!
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Post  bow_dad on Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:40 am

Congratulations on a great season Tim, time to break out the ice fishing gear?
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Post  BlueID_LDS on Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:23 am

Great bow kill buck Tim. Love the fact that you got him during gun season. Congrats!
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Re: The end of my Michigan season

Post  WTLHAVEN on Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:54 am

Very nice... Congrats!!!!
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