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wvfarrier
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The Lord blessed me

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I tagged this guy at 8:12 am this morning. He actually attacked me. I was walking into the woods and made a couple "social" buck grunts and he launched himself out of the foliage about 20 feet away from me and charged right at me. He made one loud grunt as he came at me. I was fortunate to have my wife's crossbow (I jacked up my shoulder working with one of our horses) and not a compound and was able to snap it up and shoot him. He turned slightly and instead of hitting him at the neck/spine junction (it was all I could see for a shot) I hit him in the neck. The shot severed both arteries and clipped his spine. He dropped in his tracks and that was all she wrote. Total time from shot to drag was less than 2 minutes. Freaked me out though.....I dont think I could have made the shot with a compound it happened too fast. I will say that the Rocky Mountain Switchblade broadhead performed perfectly. It made a monster cut which really helped. I was never a fan of crossbows until today
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Pat C
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Nice buck ! Been watching them last week or so seen several already chasing does in my yard and in my travels.
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Nice shot!!!!

That rack would have done some damage for sure!

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Wow! Someone was indeed watching over you! Awesome you were able to take such a quick shot and be successful
Congrats! 🍻
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If I had missed, it would have been a knife fight. One of the few times I wasnt carrying a sidearm while hunting
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Ya done good!
Years ago we were doing a deer drive(legal here) and one of the drivers pushed out a big bodied deer about 50 yds from me. I drilled it with a slug and it went down in a heap. The next deer through was a doe and when she got to the first one she hit the brakes, spun and headed straight for me at full tilt. I was leaning against a small hickory and when I leaned away to try and turn her back she tried to jump over me! My barrel wasn't going to make contact but she was that close as I just kind of pushed the gun towards her and pulled the trigger. Not from the hip but not shouldered either. My slug caught her a bit low on the ribs but came out opposite but almost top of back! One of the drivers saw it happen and was dumbfounded the deer tried to jump over me and not spin and run.
The other guys got on the radios asking what was going on and the reply was you're not going to believe it! When they showed up and heard the story, saw the hunk of lungs 12ft up a tree did they believe it.
The first deer was a shed buck. I think that was the 1st year we could shoot 2 deer at a time.
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Yes he did! Especially by not being injured or killed, and with a fine Buck! And the truth for everyone to know, the rut and everything in the wild is real, and the reality is often dangerous or harsh! Congratulations on a dandy buck and story!
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Nice mature dominate buck protecting his territory. Great story and glad you wasn't hurt.

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Very nice!!!!
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wvfarrier wrote: Wed Nov 15, 2023 2:47 pm I tagged this guy at 8:12 am this morning.
fine looking animal, and a really fine hunting tale. I bet that one will get retold at the camp fire. Good day all the way around!
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congrats! that's a nice buck! and nice shooting! I also have a super jacked up shoulder so I had to switch to a crossbow about 5 years ago. The crossbow is awesome.

I also had a buck charge me once - but luckily I was in a tree stand. it was 2014 I think. I was up in a tree watching bucks running around like crazy chasing does and each other and grunting. so I tried to imitate their grunt with my own voice and one of the bucks immediately ran out of sight and then suddently came running right for my tree, so I shot him running almost right under my climbing stand. It was all pretty exciting. blackpowder rifle though, not archery.

I've noticed that before. Deer seem to be really good at knowing exactly where a sound is coming from.
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Amazing. And you kept a cool head for the shot, awesome 👍🏻.
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I'd have been so shocked I'd have just stood there with my teeth in mouth and gotten gored. Way to keep your cool!
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