I was bowhunting this area that held a few real "WALL HANGERS" in late October. The rut was on and we've seen bucks chasing does and I even heard of these "WALL HANGERS" fighting in a creek bottom thicket. I then saw this tall narrow heavy beamed buck come running out of the thicket for his life across the creek up the other side into another thicket. I was looking so hard to see what just kicked this buck a$$ and made him take off like that but never did
I moved my stand into that bottom just on the edge of the thicket in hopes of grunting or rattling the buck that ruled the creek bottom or even the one that got his butt kicked. Well as morning broke I started to see a lot a action all around me. Then across the creek in that other thicket I watched that buck from the day before, chasing a smaller buck out of his area. I got on the rattle horns and started to try and lure him to my side of the creek where I could put an arrow through chest.
All things were working great ;D I got his attention and he looked to be all over the idea of crossing that creek and stealing a doe from two guys fighting or maybe even watching the fight from the side lines. He made his way with in 30 yards of my stand and all I needed was for him to turn a little to give a quartering shoot. He stopped less than 25 yards from death when he all a sudden just bolted back across the creek in a matter of seconds
Now here's where the dumbest thing I've done while hunting come into the story I was so pissed off I hung up my bow, took off my face mask and proceeded to cussing & swearing at what just happened Then all a sudden I heard a deer stomping their front foot on the ground then a big snort. As I looked over my shoulder behind me, less than 20 yards broadside stood the biggest buck I've ever seen up to that time while hunting. The second we made eye contact he was gone just like the other buck I rattled across the creek.
I ended up shooting that buck on a long hard challenging hunt the following season which turned out to a nice 200 lb+ 13pt. Another friend of mine Bob ended up shooting the buck I nicknamed "HOOPER", the tall racked buck the following year which I rattled in for him. I was lucky to have another chance at him and too get him. I learned a big lesson form that stupid mistake I made! One I'll never make again Here he is and I'll try to find the photo of "HOOPER"
Post by dirtybirdyfeet on Jun 7, 2005 22:36:13 GMT -5
I waited to long to start climbing down my tree to relieve myself. It hit me all at once. About 5 feet off the ground I had to bail out. My foot stuck in the sissy bar/ shooting rail and there I was hanging a foot off the ground having gut pains along with leg pain. I managed to get out and ran on my hands and knees pulling my bibs down on the way...Thank God I made it!
i had to pee something fierce and i yanked my britches down, forgetting i had a butt cushion attached to my waist...I Pee'd all over my butt cushion and then i climbed up to the top of my stand and sat, then i realized what i had done.....had to drive all the way home and then back.........
Last Edit: Jun 15, 2005 17:20:35 GMT -5 by huntnma
Talked a fellow into taking a so called short cut through the mountain and getting us lost for 6 hours and then missed supper at camp.He was six foot nine and 400 pounds.Wanted to kill me but luckily got too tired. ;D
Ok, here it goes. I was about 30 ft up in my treestand when I felt the urge to pee. I stood up and stood on the edge of the stand and let er fly. Somewhere in mid stream I lost my balance. I turned to grab the tree and the tree stand shifted just enough for me go over the side. Luckily I was wearing a saftey harness. Although the line attached to the tree was a little to long. As I dangled there, (in more ways than one) I tried to put my foot on one of my tree steps but I couldnt reach it, (opposite side of the tree). I struggled and flopped around until my pants were down to my knees which made things even more difficult. After what seemed like an eterninty I managed to get my pants most of the way up and struggle back up onto the stand. I swear I could hear the squirrels laughing.
Once while eating breakfast I spotted a real nice 6 point walking up the middle of the field that separates my place from our wood line. I grabbed the 30-30 I have above the door, snuck out the door and found a good prone position on the upper side of the field where he was heading. He was in rut, following a doe trail which wraps around a large brush pile. As soon as he cleared the pile he would be within twenty yards of me and in perfect view. He nosed his way around the pile, turned broadside and gave me the perfect shot. I squeezed the trigger slowly making sure to keep the sights fixed on him and all of a sudden "Click"- no ammo. He heard it and was gone. Normally the brush gun is always ready to go but we were supposed to be visited that day by our granddaughters so the wife unloaded it, classic idiot I am, I never checked. Live and Learn.
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