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 Post subject: The Hunt is Over!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:05 pm 
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Some of you may remember a series of posts that I made showing a nice buck that I was lucky enough to trap on a homebrew camera. This past December I had this buck at 16 yards but had no shot in the heavy brushed creek bottom where he spent most of his life. I never saw him again after that day. I figured he just relocated like he did the previous year.

Well Tuesday of this week while turkey hunting I cut up thru a woodlot to check for mushrooms on the way back to the truck. As I moved up over a little rise in the timber I saw the white rack shining in the sunlight. He looked to be dead a long time. No hair or meat was left. Just the a pile of bones!

The tough part for me is not knowing how he died.

These homebrew cameras have a funny way of connecting us to the animal. Stirs our imagination about where they go, where they hide and what are they doing at certain times of the day. This buck gave me hundreds of images that are priceless to me. One night he stood for 35 flash photos at 7 yards and never got nervous. Finally he simply walked away.

I remember thinking as I checked my camera that this buck has no idea that he is being watched. Maybe I have a chance at taking him with my recurve this season. Well it didn't happen and that's ok.

I'm sure there were times when he was watching me too!

Ron


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What a shame, especially not to know how it happened. Maybe if it was hunter or vehicle related you will find out someday.

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He's a good one too. I'm glad you got to share about him but it's too bad you don't know how he met his demise.

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That sucks! what a nice buck


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So true and what a shame but he did live a full life and his genes are spread far and wide by now I would imagine.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:19 am 
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Nice animal!! sometimes better not knowing how they died

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Man, that's too bad, but at least you know that he died.... I have had several deer that vanish, and always wonder whatever happened to them.... What camera were you using for the those pics? Very nice...


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He was a dandy. Over the years I've found a number of dead bucks but could never determine how any of them died. The latest was a nice 8-point not long before firearms deer season opened, not a mark on him except where a bear had been feeding on his internal organs. Doubt the bear killed him, and there are a lot of ways for a deer to die.

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I'm using a Sony s600! This is my first Homebrew! Great fun!

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What a monarch Ron. Thanks for sharing this story. You have accumulated nice portraits of this magnificent animal. You also show much respect. Mysteries may remain but memories will as well.


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