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The Corelokt acts as a good pencil too and I filled out and taped my tag on him. I checked my GPS… 2:30PM… 5 miles from the truck… 1 mile from nearest road waypoint. I’d have to come back the next day to pull him out. I covered him as best I could to deter any yotes in the area, took a compass bearing and began to hoof it out to the road.
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300 yards after leaving the buck I came to an old grown in road heading in the wrong direction but one that looked familiar. I decided to take it to see if it changed course and when it did, I knew right where I was. At this point I turned on my radio to see if anyone was on. Luckily, Josh and Dad were both within radio distance and I gave them directions to meet me half way in on this winter road. Just before I met up with them I came across this year old shed and left it there so they could have a peek “As it lay”. After a hug and a handshake we made the decision to go back and pull him out in the dark. As we met up the wind was at its strongest point and the temperature was in the single digits.

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We got to the buck just as it got dark and took a few pictures before dragging him to the road where we planned to gut him. As soon as I made my 1[SUP]st[/SUP] incision, we heard a coyote bark on the opposite mountain… there’s no doubt they would have found him that night.

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The weather for the drag was absolutely wild. A star filled sky with silhouettes of clouds flying past, a knock-you-on-your ass wind, and a drop-the-flaps-on-your-Stormy-Kromer chill in the air made for an absolutely unforgettable adventure with two tremendous friends. The drag was 1.2 miles, mostly downhill, as the crow flies but with the big bend in the road it was certainly closer to 2 miles…and I was happy to do it! Deer was loaded a little after 6:30. WE HAD TAGGED OUT!! No regrets taking this young buck but returning my sights to a trophy for next year. We returned to camp exhausted and eager for the start of the 2014 season!!
 

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Friday November 29[SUP]th [/SUP]
We slept in for the first time ever on a Non-Sunday during deer season. Dad made another big breakfast and we just spent the day shooting the shit, reliving just a tremendous week of memories and packing up for the trip home. We checked in my deer around noon. He weighed 122lbs.
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Saturday November 30[SUP]th[/SUP]
Go on the road at 4am and home at 10. My son (he’ll turn 2 in February) asked “Daddy get big buck? I said “Nope, but Uncle Josh did!” He said “Good Job Uncle Josh.”

The entire week was just a wild adventure!! They are all memorable, but this season was a cut above the rest. God, I love to deer hunt Maine!
 

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… oh, and Josh Farted on Tuesday the 26[SUP]th[/SUP] at 3:08… Sounded like a low pitched tending grunt. That was the only detail I omitted.
 

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Some more pics from out trip
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Couple monster came by during the hunt
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