Hunting in the morning D16 -(Hunted) One more on the ground!

NBK

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Heading out in the morning to see if D16 has a little love for me. I was coming off the mountain tonight from a duck hunt in the valley and it was 45 degrees. Something has got to happen soon.

Will report back mid-day tomorrow.
 

Ghosthunter

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Re: Hunting in the morning D16

Word on the street guys is that NBK and his hunting partner have put a whopper on the ground this morning, Stay tuned for more updates.
 

BuckHunter

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Re: Hunting in the morning D16

Nice........... Can't wait.
 

NBK

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Re: Hunting in the morning D16 - One more on the ground!

OK...Last minute decision to head out and hunt. I was coming home from duck hunting last night and Rusty & I decided to put a deer hunt together this morning. The last two days have been cold on the mountain so we thought the deer would be on the move. I sent him a text later in the evening telling him I had an idea I want to try because of the cold snap..

We were on the mountain by 5:30 am and in our blind by 6:00 am. We saw two doe's and a spindly buck on the way to the blind. The wind was terrible all morning. We did not see a single deer once we were set up. For sure the wind was the culprit. After about an hour of sunlight I decided to try my idea. I started to rattles some deer antlers I brought. Sat for a bit and no love. Repeat process at about 7:30 am...nothing. Both of us started talking a bit as the 8:00 am mark was approaching. I told Rusty earlier that the game cam was showing repeatable activity at 8:00am so we hung out a bit. At about 8:10 (Rusty needed to head back to work) Rusty says "give it one more good rattle and if nothing happens we will pack it up". So I go ahead and rattle her up. We wait a couple of minutes - nothing. So I get up and walk a few feet to take a wiz before we leave----------------------------and Rusty whispers "a buck". I look over and there is this buck coming in at about 100 miles an hour to the rattle. He stops for a second behind a tree, I whisper "are you going to shoot him Rusty"? He says "Yup"! The deer heads down the hill - I give him a loud grunt and he stops but his ass is facing us. The buck starts to move again and Rusty says "give him another grunt" so I oblige him and the deer stops and quarters. Well not a terrific time to do that for the deer - Rust smashes this thing as if it were hit by the hammer of Thor. The rest is history or should I say packaged meat.

I am sure Rusty can spiff up the story but that is how I remember it. It was an awesome morning with a great guy who is a great shot. Rusty's first deer and he's on the contest board!
 

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sch2

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Congrats you guys! I'm telling you, rattle horns is the best kept secret for socal deer. Way to get it done, thats a monster of a muley too.
 

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That's a nice deer! I just dug out some old antlers. It's time to learn how to rattle! Great Job!
 

BuckHunter

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Great buck Rusty!

The rifle bar has been set. Lungpopper and TA will be passing on a lot great buck before they see anything bigger than this toad. This is getting good now.
 

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That is awesome guys, Congrats Rusty what a great deer to get for your first one. Hear that it is at Lyons and O’ Havers which means you are in good hands. I like the hole that buck has in his front left horn, great character
 

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NBK said:
Heading out in the morning to see if D16 has a little love for me. I was coming off the mountain tonight from a duck hunt in the valley and it was 45 degrees. Something has got to happen soon.

Will report back mid-day tomorrow.
Well done, hats are off. He's huge. From duck to buck, happy days.
 

socalhntr

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Wow! Smokin' buck for sure! Gotta love it when you get a local deer with both eye guards and those are probably the best I have seen around here! Congrats!
 

CaliCreole

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Good spread on those antlers, i never even thought about rattling, would the ones you can get from bass pro work or do they need to be real antlers? I guess i better get on the shed hunting this off season.
 

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