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jhamlet24
11-13-2016, 09:16 PM
This is my second full season of hunting and I got my first buck this morning.
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I had been targeting this deer all season. been popping up on my trail cams for a while but have not had a single daylight pic of him. was out this morning on a perfect cool morning. The woods were dead quiet and around 7:40 this morning I heard a crash of commotion headed my way in the woods. Out popped a little doe. as my nerves calmed I heard a second crash seconds later and the doe took off. then out popped the beast I had been waiting for. he stood 20 yards from me straing right up at me in the stand. i began shaking like a leaf as buck fever sunk in. the 10 second stand off felt like 10 minutes. then the doe made a bee line up the trail right under my stand towards one of my shooting lanes. The buck was much smarter and was not goin to follow her on that same path. he lioped around her away from me but i was betting he was goin to try to intercept her. I pulled my bow to full draw in anticipation while he was unable to see me and I held watching the doe who is now in my shooting lane. another crash and she darts off. luck was on my side as the buck did exactly what I expected and he walked perfectly broadside 20 yards out right in my shooting lane. Every thing lined up perfect and all the time I spent practicing shooting by bow paid off as instinct took over and buck fever subsided and I made a perfect lung shot just behind the shoulder blade. he took off crashing through the woods. I focused on hearing every step he made running away as the direction he ran put him completely out of sight. with a loud crash and boom the woods went silent again. reality sunk in at that moment as I realized I had just harvested my first buck. I sat and waited for an hour in the stand and smoked 3 cigarettes to calm my nerves. I climbed down and began following the blood trail. was real spotty at first, almost quit seeing blood entirely about 20 yards into the search. after following specs for the next 40 yards the flood gates opened and the blood trail became very heavy. another 60 yards up the trail I found him laying. walking up and getting my hands on that deer was one of the best moments in my life and one I will be chasing for seasons to come. i am officially hooked and at 32 years old have found a passion that can not wait to pass down to my son. couldn't be happier and prouder for all the work that went into putting that big boy on the ground.

jhamlet24
11-13-2016, 09:17 PM
oh yeah. I forgot to include that he is an 11 point

giles
11-13-2016, 09:22 PM
Good story, even better buck! Congrats

"J"
11-13-2016, 09:23 PM
Congrats on a great buck!!!

Quantum673
11-13-2016, 09:25 PM
Congrats. Heck of a first buck.

jeremy44230
11-13-2016, 09:32 PM
Congrats!

finelyshedded
11-13-2016, 09:33 PM
:smiley_clap:

Great job man!!! Congratulations on getting it done on your target deer! He's a very nice one for being your first!:smiley_clap:

Diane
11-13-2016, 10:00 PM
Awesome buck! Congrats!

Curran
11-13-2016, 10:00 PM
Nice job man!! Congrats.

OhioHunter88
11-13-2016, 10:32 PM
Awesome! Way to keep your composure on a great buck too! Congrats

Clay Showalter
11-13-2016, 10:33 PM
Great story and buck

Isaacorps
11-13-2016, 10:34 PM
Stud of a first deer, congrats! You're ruined for life lol

Bigslam51
11-13-2016, 10:44 PM
Great buck! One of the best stories I've read this year, congrats!

huntn2
11-13-2016, 11:04 PM
Great job, congrats on getting your target!

Dannmann801
11-13-2016, 11:18 PM
Great job on an excellent deer!

Boarhead
11-14-2016, 02:34 AM
Congrats!

xbowguy
11-14-2016, 04:01 AM
Definitely one to be proud of. Congrats!

Mike
11-14-2016, 04:16 AM
Congrats!!

GoetsTalon
11-14-2016, 04:33 AM
Congrats on your first!!!

Full bore
11-14-2016, 04:41 AM
Awesome! Congrats on your first buck! A dandy at that!

Dustinb80
11-14-2016, 05:35 AM
Congrats on your first buck. Great story.

jhamlet24
11-14-2016, 05:51 AM
thanks for all the congratulations guys. I look forward to living vicariously through you guys for the remainder of the hunting season as I have tagged out in my County and have to wait till next year to get back out

JOHNROHIO
11-14-2016, 05:58 AM
Congratulations!

moundhill
11-14-2016, 06:04 AM
Congrats! That's a hell of a first buck.

jhamlet24
11-14-2016, 06:33 AM
here's the shot placement.

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Hoytmania
11-14-2016, 06:40 AM
Congrats

bigten05
11-14-2016, 08:11 AM
congrats thats a good one

Hortontoter
11-14-2016, 08:25 AM
Great buck, be it your 1st or 20th. Yes, you are hooked, enjoy it. Great play by play in your story.

tpierce
11-14-2016, 08:56 AM
Congrats, great first buck!

hickslawns
11-14-2016, 09:12 AM
Well done! Great buck. Congrats!

Blan37
11-14-2016, 09:16 AM
Very nice buck. Congrats!

bowhunter1023
11-14-2016, 11:01 AM
Hell of a way to start. Congrats of a stud!

oakswamper
11-14-2016, 11:10 AM
Very nice congrats!

Big_Holla
11-14-2016, 11:11 AM
Dandy!! Congrats!!

steveOh
11-14-2016, 01:20 PM
Nice buck....welcome to the addiction:)

jhamlet24
11-14-2016, 05:06 PM
thanks guys!

cspot
11-14-2016, 06:31 PM
Congrats!! Heck of a first buck! Actually a heck of a buck anytime!!!

Concordmeadowsfarm
11-14-2016, 06:32 PM
Very nice for a first buck. Congrats. Nice write up

Jake_C
11-15-2016, 08:47 AM
Awesome! Congratulations!

jhamlet24
12-21-2016, 12:50 PM
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Finally on the wall! Not bad for a first timer not knowing what I was doing. lol

Bigslam51
12-21-2016, 01:55 PM
Looks nice, congrats!

huntn2
12-21-2016, 02:00 PM
Turned out great!

Iowa_Buckeye
12-21-2016, 03:28 PM
Sweet looking! Congrats again.

hickslawns
12-21-2016, 03:46 PM
Very good!

giles
12-21-2016, 05:22 PM
What a great feeling, brought a smile to my face! Congrats again man.