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Well OK,

   It been long enough for my tears to stop.  I'll tell you a huntin' story on myself that may make you laugh and cry at the same time.  I have not deer hunted in years, After the first time I was exposed to a Real Bobwhite Quail covey rise, I sold my deer rifle and bought a bird dog.  I love to bird hunt, those suckers take off like an F-4 at full burn. My Berretta in hand and a German short-haired on point, nothing finer.   But, a friend of mine asked me to go deer hunting with him, and after years of saying no, I said yes.  We would hunt on his mothers farm just outside of Montgomery.  The day came, I got up early, (to early for gentlemen bird hunters) and drove down to where we would meet.  To my surprise no one was there.  My cell phone didn't have a signal and I had to drive 18 miles back up the road to make a call. I make contact with my buddy , drive back down to meet again (now late) its 0500 I grab my rifle (black bettys twin sister) quickly tear open the box of shells that I had with me with gloved hand grab 4 shells push them into my pocket and off we went. At 0530 I climb on to a tree stand pull my rifle up and wait for the sun to rise. At 0815 two does show themselves at 200yrds out and two young bucks start fighting on the ridge across from me.  Great sight to witness, man they were raisin' cane. at 1115 the biggest Alabama whitetail buck I've seen in my life steps out at 40 yrds. Stands broadside, I raised my rifle, set my crosshairs, double lung, heart no question about it.  Sat there for what seemed like an eternity just a wishin'.  He scented the does and moved to my left. Stop in a small clearing about 100yrds out. another broadside, all I could do was wish, he stopped again up on the ridge where the young bucks had fought, again another broadside. I watched him clear the ridge about 200 yrds out.  I smiled, shook my head, lowered my rifle to the ground and climbed out of the tree stand. I walked back to the road where I was dropped off leaned my rifle against a tree, laid down pulled my hat over my eyes and waited to be picked up for lunch.  When my buddy got there he asked if I had seen anything, I told him I could tell him the truth or lie. He said "you didn't see anything." and I said "no, that would be the lie." I retold the events that happened and all I could do was wish. He looked at me funny and asked Wish for what?  I reached into my pocket pulled out 4 empty cases and said BULLETS. This animal had Boone and Crocket written all over it.  The Good Lord has a great sense of humor. My buddy later in the week retold the story to his mother, I think he might not have believed me about the size of the buck, his mother on the other hand was glad I didn't have bullets. She showed him a picture of the same buck at the end of her driveway from earlier in the year, still in some velvet grazing not 30 yrds from her back door.  Next year I'm heading back there.  And I WILL have BULLETS.   LOL         


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thats great, what were you smoking that morning??
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Reminds me of one from awhile back.hehehe

I had an uncle lived in deep east texas and it was rumored that his black and tans were the best deer dogs in three counties around.One day my dad and me were up there and uncle was going to make a drive and dad n me were to be the standers.Not sure how many of you have ever hunted deer with dogs(can't do it here no more) but the ones that have will understand the story.I was about 15 at the time(49 now) Dad was going to use my uncles double barrel 12ga since his 30-06 was not suited for the task.My unk was carrin his ole humpback on the drive and I had a remington 1100 12ga.Dear ole dad asked me for some shells so I reached in my pocket and handed him about three shells.We all went our seperate ways.About ten minutes after I got to the crossing where I would make my stand I heard the dogs jump.They went towards dad and I heard him shoot twice.The dogs kept going smooth out of hearing.This usually means someone missed or there were more than one deer.When I came up on my dad I could hear him cussin.Seems like the shells I had given him were squirrell shot.Oops wrong pocket-sorry dad.Like the well seasoned hunter I was I told him that I always check my shells before putting them in the gun.The level and pitch of cussin went up.When my uncle showed up he was cussin because them world champion dogs ran smooth out of the county.We didn't see um for about two days and they wasn't no good to hunt anyway.Footsore and kinda hungry.But them dogs would come back to his place no matter where they was let out and nobody could catch them but him.UNLESS YOU WAS TO SHOOT THE DEER.HEHEHEHEHE

 I'll never forget that day as long as I live.

 

Rock

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    Man I wish I could blame it on something other that just plain ol' Alabama stupidity!!!   LOL   What was Forest Gumps line,  "Stupid is as Stupid Does"
   DUH.   Man that hurt!!!

   
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Rockman, I didn't know there was any other way to hunt deer except with dogs until I was 20 or so.  In Panola Co., that's how it was done.  We've got a whole lot more deer now and I love bowhunting, but I sure miss those days.  You just can't explain to somebody who never did it how much fun it was.  My Grandfather kept about 20 hounds, mostly blueticks and some black and tans, and having the best dogs in the country was something he really worked at.  Deer season was only 15 days back then, November 15-30, and all my cousins, uncles, and brother and Dad were in the deer camp the whole time.  Thre were no roads to speak of in the Sabine river bottom, so we hunted on horseback most of the time.  I sure miss that  but it's good now , just different.
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when i was younger than i am now.We hunted with dogs(mountian curs) in jefferson county Ga.I love dog hutning.

i was 16 and was sitting on the back of the truck of the guy that had the dog.I had to get up to relive myself.I walked stright up the same trial him and the dogs went up.i was doing my thing and out of no where a little doe just about ran me over with in a foot or so.Talk about the heart rate jumping.Later that afternoon we was flying down a dirty road chasing the dogs and i told the guy to let me out of the truck,he did i shot the biggest doe i have ever seen.everone raved about it my second deer of all time.i was the big man in camp that night.the next morning (sunday) we went out for a morning dog run before we would head back home.My grandfather told me to staind on a stump in the middle of a cut over field.i thought he was crazy but i did it.i was there about 15 minutes and a buck jumped up with in 5yards of me.I guess he was to nerves just to lay there in the cut trees.I shot at him 12 times running across a small ridge.and knocked him down once.i thought this buck had got away.i went and looked for a trail of blood but nothing to be found.I heard someone yelling from across the swamp teling me to come and get this deer.It was my uncle that was yelling so with all i had i was running thru kneed deep water thru a swamp.the deer was hit with 1 pellet and had burred up in some mud and couldn't run off.so i got to take this deer afterall.thanks to a honest uncl and a lucky shot i got my first buck it scored 146/78.

 

 

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Hunting behind hounds was the best.  Sound like no other echoing in the woods!

 

Rockman57 - "I told him that I always check my shells before putting them in the gun" - great story & you got off lucky, I would probably have been cuffed in the head about then.

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Yup,

Me n dad definitely had a special relationship back then.No-one in my schools understood me talking about coon.squirrell or deer hunting with dogs.I was the freak hehehe.Wow bigdaddy I'll bet some here would say that was irresponsible huntin,shootin at that deer so many times but I'd also bet that them sayin it have never experienced anthing close and would probably be scared of the woods after dark.When the coyotes start lightin up the night.

Peaceout,

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Rock,

now when i look back at it I was carless of the way i was shooting at that deer.i do agree to that.But i staind for my action and wouldn't do it again!!!!!!!!  but back then all i saw was hornes.

 

yeah most people have never been stainding in the woods with a samll flash light and hear a pack of coyot's howling.Makes the hair on my neck staind up just thinging about it.But i love every aspect of hunting and take every minute of it as it might be my last.

 

Yup all my buddies in school thought hunting with dogs was a cheap way to do it untill i took a few and they saw it is easier to shoot one from a tree than running 400 to nothing thru woods dipping and diving.

 

Big

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Yep,I must admit Big Dad that my life to is much changed now.I would not take a shot unless it felt right now and it's easier to let one walk waitin on a better shot or better quality deer.We do have to take the responsibility to teach our kids the new ways and I have and I am proud of both my sons and daughter.But I know that they missed something in their lives not getting to hunt with the dogs and I will cherish my memories forever.

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Rock,

I agree totaly.i would love to take ether of my boys out doggin but the chances are getting slimer and more costly.

 

i have an 8year old that can sit in the woods longer a stiller than i can.he talks me into taking him to the woods during summer to do what he calls (practicing) for deer season.and then off to fish for lunch.

 

I just hope i'm giving him as many good memories and knowledge i was givin when i was his age.

 

Big

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AMEN BIG,

YA JUST SAID IT ALL and it didn't take a whole page to do it.

Rock

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In South Africa we could, untill 3 years ago, still hunt with dogs in the bushy Eastern Cape area. We hunted bushbuck. It was allmost more fun listening to the dogs and hear them work then doing the shooting. Some guys had dogs that would stick to a ram and you had better shoot it, or the dog would also be gone for a day or two. The dog  would somehow allways come back to the place you had parked your truck last.

On leaving things behind, some super cautious guys would store there rifle and bolt separately. I have seen several occasions  where guys arrive on a hunt, slide their rifles out of their gun bags and go pale. Frantically they would feel pockets, check the car, check the lunch box and then dejectedly say"Guys, I can't hunt, I have left my rifle bolt at home!"

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