Hunt Chat  

Go Back   Hunt Chat > On The Hoof > Whitetails

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-12-2010, 11:33 AM
buckhunter buckhunter is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Peoples Republic of Massachusetts
Posts: 2,116
Dam****** Whitetail's

How may times have you sat in a blind all morning noon and evening only to have the big buck you have been chasing be bedded 50 yards from where you are and then have the gall to give you the whitetail salute as you leave your blind. I gotta get another hobby. Naw this one is fine.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-14-2010, 12:43 AM
fabsroman's Avatar
fabsroman fabsroman is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,823
Quote:
Originally Posted by buckhunter View Post
How may times have you sat in a blind all morning noon and evening only to have the big buck you have been chasing be bedded 50 yards from where you are and then have the gall to give you the whitetail salute as you leave your blind. I gotta get another hobby. Naw this one is fine.
I was down at the play area with my kids today around 4:00. On the way there I saw a single doe right by the play area and she was pretty large. Saw her out in the grass field earlier in the day eating. I was wondering why she didn't go very far when she ran into the thicket as we approached. As the kids were playing and I was sitting on a bench watching them, I caught some movement out of the corner of my eye. I thought it was the doe coming back, but it was an 8 point buck getting up out of the brush he was laying in. We must have passed 10 to 15 yards away from him. When he got up, he kept the brush between he and I and he moved pretty quietly for as thick as it was. He walked away. About 15 minutes later, he came back pretty quietly. Again, he kept the brush between he and I and this time I could see the doe pretty clear. Easy shot with a slug gun. I tried to walk a 40 yard circle around the buck so I could get a clear pic of him with my phone, but as I started to reach the "shooting lane", he made sure the brush remained between he and I. Just as I was about to get into the shooting lane, he walked off into the really, really thick stuff.

These guys don't get big because they are stupid. The dumb ones are killed early on in life.

Keep at it. Eventually you will get him. Several years ago, I had a decent size buck come running my way one morning because an inexperienced hunter decided to get out of his stand early and he spooked the buck. I had the crappiest spot that morning because I got to the farm late and everybody was already out. This buck was bedding down right by this guy and I ended up killing him at 60 or so yards while I was wearing a full suit of blaze orange and just sitting on the ground against a fence post. The newbie started giving me crap about my reloads later in the day, and then thought better about it.

Good luck to you. Wish I were out hunting.
__________________
The pond, waterfowl, and yellow labs...it don't get any better.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-15-2010, 06:49 AM
Duffy's Avatar
Duffy Duffy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Posts: 368
Quote:
Originally Posted by buckhunter View Post
How may times have you sat in a blind all morning noon and evening only to have the big buck you have been chasing be bedded 50 yards from where you are and then have the gall to give you the whitetail salute as you leave your blind. I gotta get another hobby. Naw this one is fine.
That's the story of my life! Keep at it, you'll get him!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-15-2010, 08:26 AM
buckhunter buckhunter is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Peoples Republic of Massachusetts
Posts: 2,116
If the that buck wasn't bad enough a big, I mean big non typical walked right under my hunting partners tree stand. Never heard or saw him coming. Was out of bow range in a nansecond. Yep they don't get big buy being stupid. We'll keep at it and hopefully one will be down soon. We have 3 bucks on the property and believe it or not its about a couple of miles from Gillette Stadium. I always spent weeks in the deep woods but have come to like this suburban hunting. Always see deer, coyottes and Pine Martins.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-26-2010, 03:22 PM
Nulle Nulle is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Belle Fourche, SD
Posts: 4,004
This one comes down and eats with my horse from time to time.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg picture 2 202.jpg (59.1 KB, 261 views)
__________________
Game Bird hatchery/ACO
"It is not the kill anymore it's the Quality of the hunt"
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-28-2010, 09:48 AM
fabsroman's Avatar
fabsroman fabsroman is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,823
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nulle View Post
This one comes down and eats with my horse from time to time.
For a minute there, I thought that was a horse. Man, that is a big deer.
__________________
The pond, waterfowl, and yellow labs...it don't get any better.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version
Copyright ©2000 - 2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.