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     todd 
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    wednesday afternoon i went to my stand #2 to hunt deer for a couple hours. a stand is a double tree stand without the ladder, i’m disabled. and its 50 or so yards from my trail, which my polaris utv takes me on. anyway, it takes me about 10 minutes or so to go 50 yards to my stand. i get there and settle myself in. then it began to snow….alot. 30 minutes later the sun came out. 15 minutes later, it snowed. 10 minutes it was sunny…….this goes on until wee hours thursday morning. meanwhile i am just sitting and seeing and listening…..and my mind wonders off. i look at my phone and i see it is about 4pm. so i get myself a cup of coffee….if you think that 50 yards is bad, then a one armed man, trying to get a thermos cup off and pouring it is worse!!!! lol!!! then to top it all off, my glove HAS to go in the cup of coffee. i took the wet glove off while i was shaking my head. a coffee flavored glove!!! lol!!!

    while i was sipping my coffee, a deer showed up(at 55 yards). i put the cup down and i slowly picked up my rifle(tc encore/23″MGM barrel in 444 marlin). i noticed that the deer had antlers and found out that it was a spike. in PA only junior hunters and disabled people are allowed to shoot them. senior hunters are not allowed. i’ve seen the spike on archery season, but i’m looking for the ONE. its about 2 or 3 years old, 6 or 7″ spikes and he is a fat one!!! my freezer is looking empty, so………..i might as well shoot him. i thumbed back the hammer, put my crosshairs right behind his shoulder(he was broadside) and squuueeezzzed the trigger. then a 300gr fn gc with 24.0gr of 2400/dacron is out the barrel and into behind the buck’s shoulder, breaks a rib, thru both lungs and goes out thru 2 ribs. then the spike ran about 20-25 yards, did a circle and fell over. i then picked up my phone and found that it was 4:10pm. i called up my neighbor and asked him if i wanted to help to drag the deer down to my utv. 10 minutes later he not only dragged the deer but he gutted it too. this morning(thursday) i was able to take it to my butcher. i don’t have any pictures of the spike, its just a spike.

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     Glenn 
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    Most Excellent 🙂

    I’m sitting in my stand and it’s raining pretty good. I don’t know if anything will show up but it’s nice to be out anyway.

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     kens 
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    you say that was a fat one…….a big spike.

    the most meat I ever dressed off a deer was a basket rack 4-pointer.

    his entrails was small, and the meat on the bone was full. a cooler slapped full of venison, and it was barely a 4 pointer.

    I guess the size of the rack has little to do with the table fare.

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     Jeff Vogts(Bodean98) 
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    Great story!

    Success isn’t measured by the size of the antlers!

    At  least not by me.

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     Rattlesnake Charlie 
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    Congratulations Todd!

    Good story telling too.

  • #69046
     todd 
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    thank you!!!!

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     Jniedbalski 
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    It might only be a four pointer but I bet it eats good .great story I could not hunt this year so any success story is a good read to me. Even the one that got away is better than my hunt this year

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