The Story on the Top Left Buck:
I saw a good looking spot while scouting that lead me to a ridge top covered up with scrapes and a rub line.
So I put a camera there on a social scrape which was in the middle of a patch of white oaks.
I went back a week later the check my SD card and saw him on Camera on October 18 2011 and loved that rack.
I put 2 drops of Estrus in the scrape to see what else would come in.
Then I put a Magnum Driper over the scrape on October 22 because the false rut was coming in on Oct 27-28th.
On November 11th I hunted that spot for the 1st time and I climbed in the stand at 9am because it was the peak of the rut and a full moon.
I first saw a 6 pointer with his nose down and cruising.
Then @ 1pm I saw a Big 9 in hot pursuit of a hot doe come running up the ridge where I was and stopped 40 yards from me in a thicket.
As I watched them for an hour I heard and saw something out of the corner of my eye and it was this buck coming up the ridge the check the scrape I was hunting.
He was about 15 yards from me and when he look away I drew my bow and anchored in. He got with in 12 yards of me and I released and the arrow hit him behind the shoulder.
He did that high kick and ran off and crashed 20 yards.
The Big 9 never even heard me shoot so I nocked another arrow.
He started walking towards me the looked behind me which made me turn around to see what he was looking at.
A Big 12 came in to check out the hot doe because her scent was blowing right in his direction.
I then changed focus from the 9 to the 12 which was at least a 170" buck.
The Big 9 ran the 12 off then he came back to tend the doe. When he got closer to me I was trying to pick a spot to aim through and hopefully take him as well.
He gave me a 15 yard shot with only his should showing. Then I remember I left my ATV home and I didn't want to drag out 2 buck by myself.
So I passed on the shot but I did watch that Big 9 breed the doe.
That was one of my most exciting hunt ever.
Story on the Top Right Buck.
I was hunting just outside of a doe bedding area.
I started by pulling a drag rag down the edge of the crp field 200 yards long, then I turned in and walk 20 yards pass my stand.
After climbing the stand I saw 4 does go into there beds then i looked and saw this buck with his nose on the ground following my scent towards me.
I stood and got ready for the shot.
He go within 12 yards of my stand and I drew back and placed my pin high on his back and released.
He kicked up and ran 15 yards and stopped then fell over.
Drag ragging is an Awesome technique.
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