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bigbucks

last deer in the state for 2004?

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I decided to go bowhunt the evening hunt on the 31st just to give the season some closure. It's becoming a personal tradition. I really didn't expect to see anything, but had four antlerless deer come out right at dark. One gave me a 30 yard shot that I was lucky to make with a strong cross wind. I prayed that it would be a good hit & my prayers were answered, although I hit jugular instead of lung.

I thought it was a yearling doe when I shot, turned out to be a nice button buck. It's been a dream of mine to shoot one in the last few days of the season some year, but didn't expect to get one in the last two minutes of the season. I either shot the latest legal deer of the year in the state, or tied somebody I would guess. It was so cool I didn't really care that the walleyes wouldn't cooperate the next morning. That's my first ever December bowkill. It wasn't by any means intentional, but I got one deer with my bow in each of the four months of the archery season.

Anybody else score late or have some close calls last week?

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Royce Aardahl

cool and congrats. a gutpile is a nice way to end the year.

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WB make the CUT

Congrats

Nothing better than, "a bottom of the 9th deer"

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lawdog

Cool. I picked up my salami sticks and such from the locker on New Year's Eve and they'd had one brought in that morning too. A few diehards were still at it I guess. I was pheasant hunting that day, but maybe next year an ultra late season hunt will be in order...

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scruffy

bigbucks:

hey. i was fortunate enough to stick one about an hour before you. had plenty of light to gut her out and drag back to the stand. had a 2 yr old doe come in where i was hunting down near winona. double lung shot at 25 yds. she ran 80 yds and was done. what a perfect way to end the year. already revved up for next fall.

congrats on your year end harvest as well!

now it's finally time to dust off the auger!

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fivebucks

Congrats Bigbucks and Scruffy,

I was out until the season ended but I did not see anything. There was a pile of fresh snow up by LOW where I was hunting and they were not moving very much yet but it was good to close the season out the way I started it, in the stand.

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half2fish

Fivebucks,

where at by LOW are you. we hunt about 20 miles south of Baudette on the black river road. Congrats on the late season deer guyes.

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