Early Season PA Buck Down

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Early Season PA Buck Down

Unread postby Bowtecharcher » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:12 pm

The 2017 PA archery season started September 30. Just like any other season, I had high hopes for putting a nice buck on the ground. Here's where the problem presented itself. Every single one of our hit list bucks disappeared from our cameras. I decided to hunt two different stand sets where the bucks use to be, but they never showed. Puzzled by what was going on, I took an evening off from the stand and sat on a field edge glassing all evening. As luck would have it, I spotted a nice 8 point emerging from the woods into the field. After countless hours of studying Google Earth, and Huntstand, I had a plan laid out for Saturday afternoon. Fast forward to Saturday, the weather was hot, but the wind was in my favor, so I went for it. I packed my climber into a small patch of trees that I had seen my target buck come out of 3 days before hand, only to find out there was nothing I could climb. I made the decision to give it a go on the ground. As I sat behind the roll of the land just inside the field edge, the feeling of hopelessness​ was upon me. That was until about 6:25pm, when I glassed the field and saw my target buck standing only 70 yards from me. As I kept a watchful eye on him, I gathered up my bow, clipped on my release, and got ready. As if this deer read a script, he closed the distance to 29 yards. As he turned broadside, I drew my bow, leveled my bubble, put the pin right on his vitals, and let it fly. To my delight, I watched my lighted nock disappear right behind the shoulder. As I watched him run only 70 yards and fall before my eyes, the feeling of shock completely consumed me. Reality finally set in when I got my hands on those antlers... Sometimes the best laid plans are those that were never intended on happening.
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Re: Early Season PA Buck Down

Unread postby ted b » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:39 pm

Nice buck. But I started two weeks earlier in pa in 5d please don’t forget others start earlier and end later


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Re: Early Season PA Buck Down

Unread postby Bowtecharcher » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:45 pm

Ah that's right I forgot you guys did come in 2 weeks before us
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Re: Early Season PA Buck Down

Unread postby ted b » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:18 pm

Yea we get a jump but other don’t know so where in state are you


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Re: Early Season PA Buck Down

Unread postby biggamecameraman » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:41 pm

Ryan fine piece of writing for sure and thanks for sharing it with all of us tonight . I guess that you just filled your one and only Pa buck tag . are you thinking about hunting the buck eyed state this fall or winter being it's very near your home :D :D :D
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Re: Early Season PA Buck Down

Unread postby tomcbigbucks » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:21 am

CONGRATS, nice story and buck! Way to adapt and get it done. :D
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Re: Early Season PA Buck Down

Unread postby JerseyJaysTaxidermy » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:27 pm

Nice, congrats!

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Re: Early Season PA Buck Down

Unread postby bigcitybowhunter » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:54 pm

Great shot! Nice buck. Big body bud. Congrats!
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Re: Early Season PA Buck Down

Unread postby Bowtecharcher » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:48 pm

Thanks everyone. Biggamecameraman, yes that was my one and only buck tag. I still have a doe tag left which I hope to fill here within a few weeks. I've been staying out of the woods glassing fields for my wife. Although every night she has been seeing bucks, none have came into range
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Re: Early Season PA Buck Down

Unread postby biggamecameraman » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:00 pm

Ryan do you hunt Ohio for whitetail :?:
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