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WV Buck #7720724
11/18/22 08:03 AM
11/18/22 08:03 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
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Webster County W.V
matt Offline OP
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Took me a few days to talk him into giving up. He had love on his mind and that turned out to be his demise. The hunt took place in one of our southern bow only counties, public land btw. If you have been to them, then you know. If itís flat someone made it that way. Itís steep, rough and the only way in is to walk. Which allows them to get a few years in them. My son was able to join me for the weekend we. We seen lots of small bucks, several elk and chased the buck that I later killed. Most of the hunting takes place on old reclaimed strip land, some is really open, some is thick. So itís spot and stalk, wait in a pinch point. Got there shortly after daylight, sit up in a pinch point between 2 large fields. Had seen him in there for a few days and it held some does. [Linked Image]
After about an hour he came across the field below me. I gave him a couple doe bleats, he looked up but kept moving. He was gone for about 15 min, then came back out. He was heading my way. Closing the distance quickly, I said to myself, itís going to happen. He had his head down, grunting every step. He got into about 70 yards, stopped put his head up. Then crossed the rock drain going away from me. He had found him a doe, he was locked down with her. I watched and tried to figure out a way to get there, but it was too open. Then he moved into a better spot and it was on.

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That was him at about 150 yards. He moved behind that big green bush and I made up lots of ground. Crossed the ditch where I thought he would be. Popped out on his side and he stepped out. Hit the range finder it was 41 yards. As I drew he looked up at me, then back to his doe. Put the pin where it needed to be and pulled the trigger. It flew true and hit where it needed to be. I knew it was good. He gave about 3 big jumps and was out of sight. Let him to go get the buddy I was hunting with, we gave him about an 45 min. He made it about 75 yards.

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Havenít put a tape on him yet. But I think heís going to be 140ish as an 8. Thanks for looking.


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Re: WV Buck [Re: matt] #7720727
11/18/22 08:05 AM
11/18/22 08:05 AM
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Webster County W.V
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[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
A few more pictures.


Live each day as if it were your last. We know not at which hour it will come. Life is too short.Tell your loved ones each day how much you love them
Re: WV Buck [Re: matt] #7720734
11/18/22 08:21 AM
11/18/22 08:21 AM
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Nice, congrats!

Re: WV Buck [Re: matt] #7720735
11/18/22 08:23 AM
11/18/22 08:23 AM
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Great Story
Awesome hunt and Buck!!!


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Re: WV Buck [Re: matt] #7720736
11/18/22 08:24 AM
11/18/22 08:24 AM
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Great story and hunt!! Beautiful buck!!

Re: WV Buck [Re: matt] #7720737
11/18/22 08:24 AM
11/18/22 08:24 AM
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Nice

Re: WV Buck [Re: matt] #7720743
11/18/22 08:29 AM
11/18/22 08:29 AM
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Great hunt Matt.


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Re: WV Buck [Re: matt] #7720745
11/18/22 08:31 AM
11/18/22 08:31 AM
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Great hunt!

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Re: WV Buck [Re: matt] #7720747
11/18/22 08:36 AM
11/18/22 08:36 AM
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Nice buck!

Re: WV Buck [Re: matt] #7721075
11/18/22 05:40 PM
11/18/22 05:40 PM
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Webster County W.V
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Thanks. Glad you liked it


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Re: WV Buck [Re: matt] #7721441
11/19/22 06:13 AM
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Have you guys been seeing a lot of elk down there? I've thought of making the trip just to see one.

Nice deer.

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Re: WV Buck [Re: matt] #7721452
11/19/22 06:31 AM
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Let one of those elk cross in to Tazewell County and I will be eating high class. I'm heading to some land o the state line hoping a elk comes through.


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Re: WV Buck [Re: matt] #7721453
11/19/22 06:32 AM
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Hillbilly come on down to Southwest VA and Iíll show you some elk. Eric

Re: WV Buck [Re: matt] #7721478
11/19/22 07:23 AM
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sounds like a great hunt thanks for sharing

Re: WV Buck [Re: matt] #7721499
11/19/22 07:44 AM
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Nice buck, congrats!

Re: WV Buck [Re: matt] #7721506
11/19/22 07:57 AM
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Very nice buck And you are a excellent story teller It sure sounds like some high adrenaline fun. I archery hunted on GWNF land in W VA for a number of years You are on target when you say it is very steep nearly everywhere you go . And going down a mountain is as hard or harder as going up it is .And that indeed allows some buck to get some age and some pretty nice antlers . Congrats on the dandy buck and thanks for the great story and pics.

Re: WV Buck [Re: matt] #7721647
11/19/22 11:27 AM
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Great deer!! Congrats!!

Re: WV Buck [Re: hillbillyjake] #7721962
11/19/22 07:40 PM
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Webster County W.V
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Originally Posted by hillbillyjake
Have you guys been seeing a lot of elk down there? I've thought of making the trip just to see one.

Nice deer.


Yes, lots of elk. Some days are better than others. Seems if the deer are moving, the elk are as well. Some are fairly tame and others are pretty wild. Lots of bulls in the mix, some good ones. They claim to have one in the 400 inch range. But I have never seen him.


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Re: WV Buck [Re: matt] #7722009
11/19/22 08:22 PM
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Good hunt story!!

Congrats on a good buck!!


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Re: WV Buck [Re: matt] #7722014
11/19/22 08:30 PM
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Congrats!

The hiking back in several miles to get away from other hunters is what I loved about hunting W. Virginia.

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