Opening Day Buck

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vthunter79
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Opening Day Buck

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6pt. 163#, 17.5" outside spread

I started rifle season off hunting one of my box blinds on the edge of an alfalfa field; 3 hours in and no deer sighted. Decided that I'd be better off spending the remainder of the day in my pop up blind located on a travel corridor on the edge of a spruce/cedar - hardwood transition. Sprayed a Tinks 69 buck bomb all over on the way in, and hung some scent bombs soaked in Fitzgerald's Deer Dander for cover scent. I grab a sandwich and settle in for remainder of the day. About an hour later scanning the area; all of a sudden notice a deer on a steady walk coming straight for one of my shooting lanes; at this point he's 50 yards out; quarting to me and closing fast. Grab the rifle; and to avoid moving too much (and causing the crappy chair I threw in the blind from squeeking) shoulder it left handed. At 30 yards he stops; staring right at the blind (it's pretty obvious he hasn't seen this blind in the daylight before). He hasn't made it to the shooting lane and the only shot I have is a quarting too brisket/neck shot. It's obvious he doesn't like the blind and isn't going to cross the shooting lane......one shot from the .308 and he folds right where he stood.
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VTgooseman
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Congrats on a great buck!

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Wellsley (Frank)
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congrats nice buck

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Here is my opening day buck from the NY catskills. 7pter 156lbs.

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mac
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Congrats

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Nice!
Catch and serve with lemon.
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Great bucks. I always envy those that get it don eon the first day!
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived"

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