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richhodg66
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Posted: November 19 2018 at 10:57am | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

I uually hunt public land and like it that way. Wife and I bought this place on an abandoned for 60 years rock quarry so it is more rolling and wooded than most places around here. I decided to give a try at deer hunting on it this year and have been sitting a ridge line over looking a movement corridor on the back part of my property.

Saw a real bruiser the other nght, bigger than any I've ever shot, but he didn't give me a shot, close enough, but too much stuff in the way and on a place as small as mine, can't risk a wounding shot, he'll get on someone else's place for sure.

This morning, I sat out there at dawn. Around 9:00, had a doe come though at a dead run, got ready, small two and a half year old buck hot on her a minute later. About 20 minutes followed of at least three different small bucks chasing at least that many does through, and included a few confused fawns trying to figure it all out. I even had one of the fawns come up behind me and hang around within ten feet of me trying to figure me out.

Never could get a buck to stop, or even slow down much though they all came in close enough at one time or another. The madness stopped about as suddenly as it started, I decided to take a break and warm up, but I'll head back out soon. Rifle season starts next week and the rut will be waning which may have them moving slower.

Exciting times, I love this time of the year in Kansas.

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Posted: November 19 2018 at 7:43pm | IP Logged Quote M700

Man that sounds GOOD.

Keep at it. Prune some branches in your shooting lanes. Maybe use some scent...

Get 'em to at least hold up for a moment, pause for a bit. Hopefully just long enough.

This is something I treasured about the Berger bullets I shot for three seasons. They dropped a buck right where he stood, absolutely.

Pin prick entrance wound. Utter devastation in the chest cavity. None of the three mulies took a step after the hit. Just a thought. Too late now, unless you loaded up and sighted in some Bergers without telling us! :)

Best '0 luck! Hoping you get some fresh venison soon.

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Posted: November 19 2018 at 11:31pm | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

Yeah, I usually have a better plan than this. I'm actually not wanting to shoot anything but a good buck right now, don't need the meat real bad since I shot a doe in October. Really don't want to shoot does at this point because they're bringing the bucks. I really kind of want to use a rifle again, so I'll be picky about shots with the cross bow. I kind of would like to get another tag filled and then get some squirrel hunting done.

Having fun anyway.

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