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11/17/21 Wednesday 28 Degrees almost no wind Farm stand. Getting up 03:30 was getting old and during the long walk in I am arguing with myself about hanging it up for the year. The lack of deer on the property is starting to nag at me but the season is quickly coming to an end. Shut up and keep walking!!! I checked my mock scrape and no action. I got up in the stand and settled in at first light 06:08, a little later than I like. A buddy always texts when hes out or I do so I pull out my phone and text him but he's home burned out from hunting everyday. I start to answer and I looked to my right there is a deer standing 20 yards away! Being a lefty it should be an easy shot until he took one more step. There is a big Oak 5 yards away from me and I can't see him (still didn't know it was a buck) so he can see me but I still can't see him! I lean forward slowly and I can see a spike on one side. As I am moving around like a rookie he's had enough and bolts forward then goes left and goes in a half circle and runs up to the stone wall and stops a foot away from my mock scrape....I settled the scope on him and let a 20 gauge Barns expander fly! Boom he does the mule kick and off he goes!!! I heard him crash really hard!!! I put all my gear away, swap out the 3 sd cards and picked up his blood trail. He went only 20/25 yards and broke his shoulder hitting the tree at Mach 2! His stomach was full of grass, not an acorn or apple. He dressed 132 as a so so 6 pointer. I don't know if its my age, or my medical issues but I am beyond grateful for this little buck. I am having issues with my phone email so pictures will be later. A guy in Epping who has hunted for years and never even shot at a deer shot a 20 pointer 184 lbs!!! Later!
 

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11/20/21 Saturday 30 degrees 4 mph W Wind. Farm Stand. As in past years I have said ok I'm done after a long or tough season. Well that never happens and I soldier on. My buddy Rich has not had any luck so I offered the Farm Stand to him. I got him to the stand and I went 70 yards away to a tree seat that I have had on this rocky knob for a few years. I wasn't there 5 minutes and I didn't like this setup at all as I said if a deer picks me up Rich is screwed and sure enough a big spike....really with each spike being at least 12 inches long came down from the rock wall stand and got to within 40 yards of me and the starring contest began. He was facing me head on and no shot with the crossbow and off he went. Today it was about Rich getting his venison and even if I had backtracked the way we came in I would have bumped him. Wednesday we will try it again
 

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11/28/21 Sunday 24 Cold Degrees. 5 to 10 mph winds Farm stand. I got in a little late 06:20. At 06:50 I caught movement to my right at 60 yards. It was a basket racked 8 that may have caught me look in his direction as he looked up, then a second or so later nose back to the ground and oblivious to my grunts trailing a Doe. He never lifted his head again just staying on the trail. I heard a noise from behind and it was the landowners other son walking around with his shotgun over his shoulder. I let him get well away and then gave him 30 more minutes but no luck. Rich was supposed to gun hunt this stand, too bad he would have dropped the buck.
 




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