Home Grown--NY

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by philny1, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. philny1

    philny1 Well-Known Member

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    Been a slow deer season. First three days were ideal conditions, around 30 degrees with a couple inches of snow. Doesn't get any better than that. Warmed up for a few day then another cold snap.
    Been seeing enough deer I guess eight small bucks opening day, no shooters.
    Eight pt with extras. 22½" inside spread.
    Got him at 1:10 Sat day eight of our gun season out of what I call my opening day tree stand. Planned on quitting at 1:00, a cold day--9 degrees this morning, saw some deer and decided to stick it out for another ½ hour. Had a big buck get across one of my shooting lanes, just didn't have time to get a shot at em. A few minutes later a doe appeared, she stood looking down where that big buck went. He was probably standing there, just out of my sight. Then she looked behind her and out came her fawn. Believe the fawn was in heat, this guy was right behind her. Was using my 06, took my shot at 125 yds. Hit in the rt shoulder he went right down. Al this happened in an instant, gathering my gear for the climb down I was thinking that this buck couldn't be as big as I thought he was. Anyhow instead of ground shrinkage he was bigger.
    Just got back from the taxidermist, hes goin on the wall.
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  2. mikenc

    mikenc Well-Known Member

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    Nice Harvast. Seems like the season is turning out well for alot of people.

    Mike
     

  3. philny1

    philny1 Well-Known Member

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    Here's a couple more pics at a different angle.

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  4. Buffalobob

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    Well, you aren't going to win the smallest buck contest with that one.

    I wish I had a nice green tree stand so I could just park it in the apple orchard and drive right up and get them.:D
     
  5. bailey1474

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    Dang nice buck!!! Congrats on a fine trophy.
     
  6. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    Awesome buck Phil! There seems to be an abundance of monster 8s this year. Congratulations!

    Can't believe your gonna mount that little fella.........................;)

    Brian
     
  7. hillbillybear

    hillbillybear Well-Known Member

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    Very Nice Buck
     
  8. elkstalker300

    elkstalker300 Well-Known Member

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    I have to admit those front buckets do come in handy, here is how I hauled my bull out this season, he was just alittle to big for putting in the bucket but its about the same LOL

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  9. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking buck! What do you estimate his age?
     
  10. Dead Beat

    Dead Beat Well-Known Member

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    great looking deer phil is that your place if it is very nice i want one just like it

    JIM
     
  11. Roll-Yur-Own

    Roll-Yur-Own Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on a great deer! Many of you western guys don't appreciate how big a deer that is for NY.
     
  12. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Congratulations.
     
  13. jimbo300

    jimbo300 Well-Known Member

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    That's a great buck no matter where you are; good going Phil!!!
     
  14. Joel Russo

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    Congratulations buddy..

    I didn't see him in your yard a few weeks ago.

    Your smokin' this year, don't quit now... I'm sure I can come up with a few tags somewhere.;)