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Buckslayer
01-10-2017, 06:54 PM
The 2016 deer season began for me with no buck I would consider a shooter on camera. It was the start of what played out to be one of the toughest seasons I have had trying to find a huntable buck. I took vacation for two weeks at the beginning of November, saw a lot of 2 and 3 year old deer just nothing quite big enough. I did have an encounter with a nice buck but that's another story. Several shooter bucks showed up on camera throughout the beginning of November through gun season but mostly night photos. I took another week vacation for gun season with no success. 120 vacation hours spent and no buck on the ground. I hunted hard, somewhere between 65-75 days this season. Things were looking bleak.

Fast forward to the week following extra gun weekend. I'll give you a timeline of events on Thursday 12/22.
I went to check cams around 1pm at a couple locations.
I arrived home around 330 pm and threw the first of 5 sd cards in my laptop. It happened to be from a small tract around 10 acres I had a stand on.
There he was, standing in daylight from 4pm-9pm on the Sunday of extra gun weekend. As I continued on I saw this nice 10 was frequenting my camera on several evenings between that Sunday and Wednesday with the sun still up.
I didn't bother checking any other cards, just gathered my gear and headed out.
Got settled in the stand at 4:22 pm. 4:49 pm I hear the all to familiar sound of whitetail footsteps coming along the edge of the clearcut.

I sent a rage his way and my tag was filled. I learned many things this year and spent countless hours sitting in the stand. You just never know when your opportunity will come, so it's best you be there waiting. This buck is a mainframe 10 with a 1 3/8 inch non typical split on his G4. I had him green scored at 151 gross 141 7/8 net making him my first BBBC entry should the score hold up after drying. Sorry this write up is late and not too exciting, I've been busy lately and typed this up on my phone. I am so thankful for the opportunity to be able to hunt and spend the time with my dad and family in the outdoors.
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Redhunter1012
01-10-2017, 07:16 PM
Great reward for all the hours spent. What a beautiful deer. Congratulations

jlane
01-10-2017, 07:18 PM
Now thats what i;m talking about.
Damn nice freaking buck.
CONGRATS.

Joel
01-10-2017, 07:21 PM
Awesome buck, man. Congrats!

Mike
01-10-2017, 07:24 PM
Your persistence and dedication paid off. Congrats on another great buck.

bowhunter1023
01-10-2017, 07:26 PM
Always enjoy following along on IG with you and your dad Seth. My dad is supportive, but doesn't join in and I'm a little jealous of what you two have going. Soak it up buddy! Congrats on another great buck.

bigten05
01-10-2017, 07:29 PM
Awesome buck congrats again

Iowa_Buckeye
01-10-2017, 07:54 PM
Looks like your time in the stand paid off! Congratulations.

Dustinb80
01-10-2017, 07:56 PM
Excellent. Congrats

Archertl
01-10-2017, 08:08 PM
Great buck congrats Seth

xbowguy
01-10-2017, 08:31 PM
Yes, A Great Buck Seth! I love it when a person just keeps at it and cashes in! Congrats Buddy!

cspot
01-10-2017, 08:37 PM
Congrats on a great buck!!!

huntn2
01-10-2017, 09:35 PM
Another fine buck Seth! Congrats on the OBBC accomplishment.

I like the last minute run for the stand following what you had on the SD card.

"J"
01-10-2017, 09:40 PM
Seth, you're one consistent deer hunter buddy.... Congrats on another good one....

Bigslam51
01-10-2017, 09:44 PM
Congrats, Seth!! He's a dandy!

hickslawns
01-10-2017, 10:11 PM
Kudos to you for consistently getting it done. That takes a lot of commitment. Congrats.

Gern186
01-11-2017, 08:21 AM
Congrats Seth on a fine buck late season with your bow. That's impressive.

aholdren
01-11-2017, 09:31 AM
Congrats on another great buck Seth. Good read too.

Isaacorps
01-11-2017, 09:35 AM
Congrats on a dandy and sticking it out!

Big_Holla
01-11-2017, 11:10 AM
Hell of a buck!! Congratulations!

finelyshedded
01-11-2017, 12:53 PM
Congratulations Seth! Great write up TOO! Pretty cool you and your dad do so much together, enjoy em while you got em!

MoonLab
01-11-2017, 04:06 PM
Great read, dude. Congrats again

Boarhead
01-11-2017, 05:48 PM
Great read and congrats on a nice buck Seth!

Strother23
01-11-2017, 07:03 PM
Congrats. Great buck

Full bore
01-11-2017, 08:27 PM
Congrats on another great bow season buck Seth. Persistence pays off!

GoetsTalon
01-12-2017, 12:44 AM
Congratulations!

Maxxis31
01-12-2017, 06:07 AM
Time spent in the woods reaps its rewards, very nice buck, congrats on a fine whitetail.

motorbreaker
01-13-2017, 06:41 AM
Nice buck, Congrats

NWOHhunter
01-13-2017, 09:26 AM
Congrats! awesome buck!

Got One
01-16-2017, 09:57 PM
Great buck congrats for sticking it out

at1010
01-19-2017, 09:42 PM
great deer man! congrats!

Mao
02-03-2017, 11:34 PM
Heck of a buck Seth! Congrats! Way to grind it out.

Buckslayer
03-07-2017, 03:19 PM
Had my 2016 buck officially scored last night. 150 7/8 gross.

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Bigslam51
03-07-2017, 03:26 PM
Congrats, Seth!

giles
03-07-2017, 03:29 PM
That's a GOOD one! Congrats

Sgt Fury
03-07-2017, 05:47 PM
Great story and pics!! Way to stick it out and hunt hard the entire season. Congrats on your well earned buck!

huntn2
03-07-2017, 06:49 PM
Congrats again Seth. Those are some real nice main beams!