Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:39 am Post subject: Most memorable hunts?
Since I appear to be the Vampire around these parts (lol) I just thought I'd make an interesting post. I thought we could all have some fun and tell about our most memorable hunts, be it in DH05, DH04, TH2k3, whatever. I know I have quite a few. I can at least give ya 3 that stick out, but we'll go with one for now.
1st one: Now this one is a no-brainer. The story of my super huge NT WT in DH 2005. I was hunting on Savannah GA (made by Tom2008) and came across a RB Typical just outside a cornfield. I was armed with a single-shot pistol and of course, my compound bow. I figured "Oh heck, just a RB and I haven't killed anything, so I'll just shoot him." Pulled out my pistol and let him have it. Bullet-cam, and he died in a very funny manner with his antlers stuck in the ground. I do got some pics, but I'll post em later. After I took numerous SS's, and bagged him, I turned around and in the shadows a seen what appeared to be a good lookin NT. Brought up my spotting scope, and the Hunters Guess said "Value: 255". I had to do a double take ...255?!??! I had to make sure I wasn't confused and was hunting mulies!! But I said "HOLY &%@*!!" and took a deep breath and went stalking after him. Of course, he was going down by the bow, as do all of my big deer. This guy was smart. I got to 60 meters and he spooked. Watched him run into the corn field. I caught up to him but he was pretty well hidden in the cornfield, and I wasn't able to make out where he was standing and where the killzone was. I made up my mind and took a blind shot, in which my arrow sailed over top of his shoulder (I think) and off he ran. Again, I watched him and then stalked after him. I caught up with him standing in the trees around the edge of the map. I quietly but somewhat quickly got into position to take him out, since I already knew calls wouldn't work (he was already spooked to my antlers and grunt, meaning if he started walking he would not stop). I had him broadside at 50 m and lined up the killzone, and let my arrow fly. Direct hit. He ran only a few yards and fell over dead. I went over, snapped pics and bagged him, and about died when the final score said "247.200". My biggest ever NT WT, and one of the biggest on the 'net!! :D
So anyway, I am curious as to what your most memorable hunts are? Was a huge deer taken? Was it just funny? Lets hear what ya got!!
Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:28 am Post subject: Re: Most memorable hunts?
First off Lord Vlad, you are not the only vampire around here. It just so happens that some of us Old vampires are out at night getting a meal the old fashioned way instead of raiding the local blood bank.
I have a lot of memorable hunts, most of them have taken place hunting with others. So not to upset anyone I will just tell you about my 04 hunt.
I had been hunting Afognak AK for the weekly hunt. I had been loading in the same spot and using the caller. The one day I was using this technique and I was really starting to get a lot of world records. They seemed to be getting bigger as I went. Every deer I got I would add up my scores and try to figure what I needed to beat Mickey. I loaded into the game in my usual spot and before I could set up I see a buck running north. I figure what the heck, he looks big so I will take a few shots at him. I manage to drop him. I can see where he dropped, so I set up my stand and start trying to call in others. While sitting in my stand and glassing over the area, I keep coming back to that dead buck and thinking that he might be a big buck. So I say what the hell and get out of my stand and go over to bag him. Well to my surprise he was a big one. It was a WR 199 bt. The biggest I ever saw by far. Here is the pic of him.
Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:14 am Post subject: Re: Most memorable hunts?
Good job to all!
I think my most memorable hunt was 2 months ago, when i bagged that WR Blacktail Non Typical!
And this week too, because it's a lot challenging and when I bag a WR on these maps I am a lot happy!
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