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Rugbyguy

DEER SEASON 2006

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Rugbyguy

I know there are multiple photo boards already set up on this site, but I would like this thread to be used by the Rochester area posters. Lets see your gun and bow kills for the year.

I leave for Deer Camp in three hours; the wait is killing me!

Good Luck to everyone this weekend and remember to BE SAFE!!

Now, let's see some whitetails!!

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Meaney

hey, good luck to you guys! this is my FIRST YEAR not going deer hunting in MINNESOTA frown.gif but i will be hunting third weekend of november in Buffalo county wisconsin. also, my first year hunting deer with a rifle. I will be using a Remington 7MM. I will for sure get pics of that monster buck i will be getting grin.gif

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stillhunter

Certainly have been blessed this year with my bow. A nice doe my 1st evening on stand and this nice 8 pt'r 2 weeks later. Good luck everyone and be safe! Bow2006004.jpg

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Meaney

wow, i would say that is a nice deer..any plans on a head mount?

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stillhunter

Am working on a skull mount. Should look nice once I finish

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Dan Thiem

Nice job! Congrats to ya. laugh.gif

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Tyler Holm

That's a nice 4x4. Past the ears a ways and nice and tall. Thanks for sharing.

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Rugbyguy

What a weekend!! Hunting is Southeast MN gets better every year. 7 of us ventured onto our property opening morning and by the close of shooting on Sunday evening 5 bucks had met their match. We opted only to shoot mature bucks, but someone wasn't paying attention to that and shot a year and half old 6 pointer, but otherwise we shot 3 mature 8-pointers and a nice 10. Hopefully posting the pictures will work out as I have never posted pics before.

8 pointer shot 7:30am opening morning, tailing a 6-pointer. This beauty was shot by my 16-year-old brother. The G2's measured a full 12". Green score of 143 6/8". This buck was nice!!

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This buck is a dandy 10-pointer shot as light was fading Sunday evening. This bruiser was also shot one of my younger brothers.

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I decided to get in on the action with an 8-pointer of my own Sunday morning, but I was certainly outclassed by my younger bro's.

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This last shot is of the 3 bucks that fell Sunday morning.

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bassNspear

Nice Shooting Boys

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Tyler Holm

Sounds like a blastin weekend RugbyGuy. Awesome with all those buckies. Nice job.

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ikeslayer

nicely done fellas. So did you have to work hard for them or did they deserve to die. STORIES go great with those super pics. ike

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Rugbyguy

1st Photo- 8 pointer - Shot 7:30am Saturday

Tony was on stand watching a nice 6 pointer work his way down a hillside in his direction, sizing him up to see if he was a shooter. When the buck was getting close to in range this monster 8 came flying over the hill and started chasing the 6 pointer. After circling the 6 pointer twice, Tony ended the game with a well placed slug. With the 8 pointer on the ground the 6 pointer thought he was tough and grunted numerous times at the 8 pointer. Tony opted not to take the 6 and let him go on his way.

2nd Photo - 10 pointer - Sunday Evening

Ryan was on stand over looking a watering hole when this guy showed up for a drink. He watched the buck, knowing it was a nice deer, but not sure if it was a wall hanger. He decided to pass on the shot, then the big guy made the fatal decision to visit the food plot, directly below Ryan's stand. One well-placed slug and the buck didn't even take a step, fell in a heap.

3rd Photo - 8 pointer - 7:30am Sunday

I was watching two deer walk away from my stand as I glanced over my shoulder and saw a buck 30 yards away and closing the distance. My gun was resting on my ladder seat between my hands and I had no chance to raise it before he would get by me. I watched the 8 pointer cross the trail I walk in on a whole 12 yards away from me, without getting busted. I let him walk and looked for the next possible time time to raise my gun and find a shooting lane. When he walked behind some brush I raise my gun and grunt him to a halt. Then I place the crosshairs on the only shooting lane I have left before he is out of sight. As he enters the lane I grunt him to a halt again and of course breathe on my scope. I know I am holding on the deer so I pull the trigger. 60-70 yards away he takes off out of sight. I don't know for sure if I have hit him as there was more than one branch that could have got in the way. I wait for 15 minutes without hearing any commotion off in the distance and begin my trek. I get to the point where I think I hit him and look and find a skid mark of dirt and a paint can worth of blood. I knew I had him!! I trailed him for one hundred yards on a major blood trail until I found him lying dead. I ended up heart shooting him with the exit breaking his left front leg. Dead deer running 100 yards on 3 legs, these animals never cease to amaze me.

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stillhunter

Congrats to you and your group, Rugby! Some beauties for sure. Good practice for deer population management. Mature bucks are the way to go.

The night I got mine, It started out w/ a decent funky racked 5 pt'r in my lane. I passed and was given quite a show as he doubled back to chase a fat doe right under me...he followed and looked straight up at me (about 2 steps from the base of my 15 ft ladder stand) not once but 2x! I must have passed inspection, then he lolleyegagged around 10 yds behind me, sniffing where the doe had just been.

Once they all left, I offered up a little thank you as this was what I enjoy about hunting....the EVERYTHING you get to experience. The way it makes you feel alive. Hard to explain but I am hopeful the group here understands. I figured this was a fantastic stand experience but I was deemed worthy to experience more

10 minutes later, the buck I shot comes into the picture. Comes nearly to the spot where the 5 ptr "eyeballed" me. (full draw tense here...PLEASE don't look up! ) Turns and backs out to allow my shot. I forgot to mention I had 5 more pairs of eyes; 2 does and 3 young w/in 40 yds of me, They all shifted to brushy areas just outside of my lanes just moments before I drew.

Solid shot; watched him lay down directly across the valley from me. Knew it was a good shot but had to wait until dark to get down. Rain was expected that night, didn't want to chance losing trail.

In the meantime, After my shot I saw an 2 more mature bucks (nice 8 and a heavy racked 8+) and a decent 6 pt. All 3 were within range! (two of them after light conditions that I would not have shot....good binos helped "see" them in fading light)

I have bow hunted for nearly 30 years and will never forget what I experienced that evening. The Great Spirit had certainly smiled upon me.

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WCS

Deer season started out very slow for me. Didn't see a shootable deer until tonight. I could hear him grunting in the woods for about a half hour, slowly getting closer. Finally a doe come out of the wood and close on her tail was this buck. He was still grunting and tearing up the tall grass with his antlers. What a sight to see. Took him at about 50 yards, 1 shot, down immediately.

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ikeslayer

man you guys are wacking some nice deer that is good to see. does any body specifically manage property for bigger deer. like with an earn-a-buck policy or with QDM or anything like that?? just curious. ike

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Tyler Holm

Man alive, yet another nice Buck taken by a Roch folk. Nice one WCS. 10pointer right? Can't quite tell.

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WCS

11 pointer.

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Young Gun

My first buck. Shot at 175 yards with my ML. grin.gif

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Meaney

great looking deer you guys!

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Tyler Holm

Atta boy YG,

175 is a good shot. Congrats on your first Buck.

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delcecchi

You hunters ought to shoot some does. The place is being over run with deer. Shooting bucks is no help. :-) Didn't anyone tell you does are better eating? Getting to be dangerous to drive hiway 52 after dark.

Nice deer.

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Crickschop04

Nice work Alex!! Done for the year then or can you still go during the ML only season?

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Young Gun

Not done yet. grin.gif

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Meaney

hey DEL..yea i agree, better eating, but i am out looking for the perfect head mount grin.gif

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Crickschop04

Del-

I'm sure folks are getting does too. I know our party has four, but nobody wants to see a picture of a doe smile.gif

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