Extended Bow kicked off in 2012 with substantial rut activity. The day before, the last day of regular bow season, I had an encounter with 2 shooter bucks chasing a hot doe all around me in the woods for over an hour. I was able to get a pretty good look at both deer but neither provided me with a shot.
The very next morning, October 27 2012, first day of extended bow season just at sun up, I hit the grunt tube with two short grunts and a ten pointer come right into me and provide me with a shot at 27 yds. After wiating an hour I texted my cousin and we got underway with the recovery. He went 80 yds.
Here is a pic of where i found him.
This buck dressed out at 140 lbs.
I killed My buck on a Saturday. Friday of that same week, I got a text of a big 10 pointer that had been killed at 3:30 in the afternoon so I made arrangements to do a photo shoot. From the text I could tell that Drew had killed a substantial buck, but I was blown away upon seeing the deer in person. Drew had this buck on his trail camera during Hurricane Sandy and quite a few people had seen this Slammer in his area. After checking an astro table that said peak deer movement would start at 2:19 he made sure he was in the stand by 2:00. He killed this buck with his compound bow at 3:30 pm.
Drew's deer dressed in at 190 lbs
This deer had an official net non typical score of 159 2/8 "
This deer also weighed in at 140 lbs.
The following morning November tenth, I received a call form a friend whose nephew had killed a nice ten pointer with the bow. I asked them to bring it by. Jason's deer dressed in at 145 lbs and had a 20" spread.
Next was GV who downed this wide racked nine pointer on the morning of November 23rd with his compound bow.
This deer had a very unique right antler.
Gary's buck dressed in at 120 lbs.
The same morning that GV killed his 9 point buck, Dave was able to connect with a wide 7.
Dave's deer dressed 125 lbs.