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    Got this unique looking buck with my 335 Micro…. I was in a tree stand in a corner of a hay field (there is bush behind, to my left and right)…

    I got on stand about an hour before dark…. Seen this guy come out of a standing corn field (2 fields over about 600 yds away-neighbours farm) and watched him walk from there into the cut bean field on my permission farm. With about 25 minutes of legal light I was hoping he would make his way toward my corner (Where I am setup a small portion of the fence is knocked down so it's an easy/natural entry/exit spot into the bush/field)…

    He took his time crossing the bean field eventually he entered my hay field; he kept on a slight angle coming toward my tree line. After a few minutes he got so close to my tree line on my right side that I lost sight of him. Only so far up the tree line you can see…..
    After a few minutes and with only about 10 minutes of legal light left I thought about climbing down and looking for him but decided against it(telling myself there is always a chance a deer can come out from my left(knocked down fence area) out of the woods into the hay field)….

    A few more minutes go by then I see him along the tree line about 40 yds away making his way towards me. I get excited, hope the wind holds and watch him as he heads my way………….. I suddenly notice he has his head to the ground grunting…. Pretty cool to see/hear…….(snort, snort, walk head to the ground, snort, snort, snort.. he gets right in front of my stand and I grunt at him to get him to stop for a shot but of course he stops right in front of the only branch (with a couple of leaves still on it) in the way…

    He turns and starts to walk toward my ladder stand, for a minute I thought he was going to make a scrape right next to it….. But he doesn’t. Instead he just stands there a few yards away looking beyond my ladder stand into the bush…..After a few seconds (maybe 10) he turns and begins walking away toward the broken fence area…. Once again putting his head to the ground and continues with his grunting… He is now quartering away from me at this point, so I grunt him loud, he stops for a second and I take the shot. (maybe 12-15 yds at this point)

    At the shot he jumps up, runs right into the fence (falls right over it) gets up runs and I hear what I hope is him crashing in the bush a few seconds later ….I wait about 5 minutes, get down from my stand and make my way back to the truck. I drive over to the area (30 minutes have passed)… I look for my arrow/blood at impact sight, nope, can’t find either one… Make my way to the fence; don’t find any sign of blood there either…start to doubt myself….Get to the other side of the fence, look around and find my first blood, as Iam looking around with my phone flashlight (those things are pretty bright) for more blood before I notice antlers about 10 yds away…. So in total he ran about 40yds….

    Found my arrow broken inside of him… It was a quartering away shot so it made a big mess of his vitals. While gutting him I found the broken arrow/bolt inside of his stomach/vitals area…. the arrow head itself, with about 2” of shaft attached was found inside his front right shoulder/leg…..

    He makes for a pretty unique 9 pointer…6 (some points are weird) on one side, and 3 normal on the other… I have heard/seen bucks grunting before but this guy, (maybe a hot doe came through before I got there?) wouldn’t stop… head down grunt, grunt, grunting…..very cool thing to witness… Almost sounding like a pig...

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    That's great congratulations.

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    Congrats! There is always something new to see out there. Also, another tool in the toolbox for calling techniques.

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    Beauty buck. Great story too!!!

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    Congrats.

    Sounds like he was showing how dominant he is/was to something in the bush, perhaps a younger male or a doe about to come into estrus.

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    Congrats great deer

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    you have some of the coolest stories Frank, nice buck

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    Congrats on a fine buck.

    Sent from my SM-A520W using Tapatalk

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    Congrats, nice buck.
    Hope for the best, prepare for the worst!

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    Very nice. Congrats on filling the freezer.

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