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#1 Spirithawk

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 03:59 PM

Yesterday at 4:30am I forced myself out of bed to wait for a friend of Jason's. I'll be honest, it was getting hard to do, after many days of doing so, between Bow Season and now Rifle Season. Jason couldn't hunt with us so it was going to be just me and his buddy. When Troy got here we headed across the road from my house where there's 135 acres we hunt. Jason's buddy headed to his stand and me to mine. Got to my stand, a buddy ladder stand on the edge of a woodline and overlooking a large hillside with scattered small Cedars and a few large Oaks and Hickory trees, and as soon as I settled in I was glad that I was there. It was the perfect morning, cool but not cold, and a storm front was headed our way. I could here thunder in the distance. I was hoping the deer would be moving ahead of the front. It had just got light enough to see good and I spotted a deer come fast stepping out of some buck-brush way up the hill. I brought my Encore up and got it in the scope and seen horns. Didn't have time to get a good look cause the buck was going somewhere with a purpose. I put the crosshairs on his shoulder and pulled the trigger. He took two stumbling steps and dropped. Wasn't sure at first cause it happened so quick, I shot off-hand without a rest, and I couldn't see him from the stand. I climbed down and walked the 175 yards over to where I last saw him and there he lay. Not a big rack but a nice 8 pt. and better tasting than tag soup. :lol: If you look at the second pic you can see how grey he was from the shouders up. I think may be he was an old buck that was going down hill rack wise. Never saw so much grey except on myself and really old deer. ;) :lol:


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Posted 13 November 2007 - 04:40 PM

Way to go Norm !
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Posted 13 November 2007 - 04:48 PM

:clap: :bigthumb: Nice going there Norm. You should show PA how to hunt sometime. LOL
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Posted 13 November 2007 - 05:43 PM

I would Eric, but since he didn't take me to Hawai with him, I'll have to think about it first. ;) :lol:

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 06:13 PM

Way to go, Norm! Tenderloins and eggs for breakfast! :boone:

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 06:16 PM

Congrats Norm!
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Posted 13 November 2007 - 07:10 PM

I would Eric, but since he didn't take me to Hawai with him, I'll have to think about it first. ;) :lol:


To tell you the truth he didn't want to really go but Mrs PA said he had to. :lol:
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Posted 13 November 2007 - 10:23 PM

Hey Norm, What took you so long eh! :) Nice buck, glad to hear that you had a great time, enjoying the outdoors. Good on ya, I hope to do the same this weekend. :yes:
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Posted 13 November 2007 - 11:00 PM

Thanks everyone. Praying you all have succesful and safe hunts. Hey Woody. Say hi to Patsy for me and hugs to you both. :D

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 11:17 PM

Way to go Norm, thats a nice buck and congrats on the harvest. Thanks for sharing the story and pictures as well.



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Posted 14 November 2007 - 06:51 AM

WTG NORM!!!! awsome buck ...now i know where to go for some good eats... :yes: :yes: :yes: ..congrats bus and thanks for sharing your hunt...
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 07:12 AM

Great buck Norm! Congrats!

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 08:29 AM

The spirit runs strong with you and congrats with another great hunt and thanks for sharing it. Nice buck!
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 10:18 AM

Awesome Norm!!! Very nice buck.

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 09:33 PM

Sweet Norm! Congrats!
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