Big Buck Down for my dad!

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  1. TaftHunter

    TaftHunter I hunt a lot

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    Well guys my dad got it done. We went up Thursday afternoon and went into a new spot I've been wanting to go into, it looked promising to say the least. Friday morning we woke up and hiked about 1 and a half hours into a spot I wanted to glass from. Nothing much was going on in there Friday only some does and a small buck, which my dad missed he never misses!

    Well Saturday morning we planned to hike into the spot I killed my buck. We got in there and after about 15 minutes I spot a nice buck about a mile up a mountain. I figured it would be about a 1500' climb to where the buck was. I asked my dad if he wanted to go after him. Game on.

    We kept tabs on our buck as we made our way to get in range, he stayed within 100 yards of where we first glassed him. Thankfully. Eventually we got to where we wanted to glass from, which I guessed was going to be a 600-650 yard shot. We got up there, I ranged him 591 yards the buck moved another 10 yards or so farther.

    My dad got set up for the "extreme angle" up hill shot. He settled in behind the shoulder and after a few deep breath squeezed the trigger.

    I saw the buck was hit and slowly started walking to the left, I told my dad to put another one in him, about the time he chambered a round the buck was down and dead. Awesome!

    We got up to the buck and got him cut up then made the gnarly hike back down the mountain and to the truck which was still a long ways off.

    Overall it was an incredible hunt! [​IMG]
    He measured 25" outside


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  2. stikbrandon

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    Dang bro ! Your a killer
     
  3. Shmee22

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    What the heck?! Lol


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  4. xjon

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    With such a success rate...you could be a guide! Great job on putting your dad on one and nice shooting for your dad.
    Great rack too
    That pic resembles a cow calf.
     
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    longbowhunter2 Well-Known Member

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    Holy Mackeral . family getting it done. Congrats to your Dad.
     
  6. Nicholas909

    Nicholas909 Suns out, Guns Out

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    Wow..... that is incredible. You guys are on fire. Congrats to your dad and family.
     
  7. ilovesprig

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    Congrats to your dad.....Beautiful buck & an incredible shot in my book.

    ps....I don't know how old you are, but your dad looks pretty young himself.......lol
     
  8. jjayson54321

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    That's bad ass


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  9. TaftHunter

    TaftHunter I hunt a lot

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    Thanks guys, my dad is stoked on his buck!


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  10. TaftHunter

    TaftHunter I hunt a lot

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    Thank you! He is a great shot, he doesn't miss too often.

    I'm 20, my dad is 56.


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  11. Bonejour

    Bonejour Rut - Me worry?
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    Awesome story Garrett. You are getting it done! Congrats to all.


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    Hat trick in a week all over 400 yards dang bro. Very very impressed.
     
  13. fraginator

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    Congrats, and thanks for sharing your story.
     
  14. nicapopolis

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    Rad!! That bucks body size looks big. Nice mature buck.

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    Dibs on adoption!
     
  16. TaftHunter

    TaftHunter I hunt a lot

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    Thanks everyone my dad is still so stoked on his buck!


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    Congrats to you both on another outstanding buck. What's that, 3 bucks down in 2 weeks time?
     
  18. TaftHunter

    TaftHunter I hunt a lot

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    3 in 3 weekends for my dad, girlfriend and I. My uncle, cousins husband, and cousins wife have also got bucks.


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  19. Macsteve

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    that's is just wild. 6 bucks this year for your & the family...3 in the past 3 weeks.

    That sounds like the total number of bucks harvested in D16 all together lol. Looks like its Venison for the next year for your family!
     
  20. TaftHunter

    TaftHunter I hunt a lot

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    Yeah it's an awesome year so far. We usually get like 10-12 deer a year for our whole family. We have some amazing wild game bbq's!


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