Discussion in 'Crossbow Hunting - Deer' started by FINN, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. FINN

    FINN Member

    I found "SWAMPY", A deer I found and hunted late season last year. I have well over 1000 pics of this guy, but he is a night dweller. Little bigger this year, and about a mile from where I found him in Dec.
    No crops here, this is a WI, Big woods deer.
    He bedded right in front of the camera, the first day I put it out, couldn't believe it. 0c8229291ab3cd991c4645fd25040cc3.jpg 8692c466ac1912698f5a421c61b68121.jpg

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  2. MI_Bowhunter

    MI_Bowhunter Member

    Nice buck. Good luck!!
  3. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    Go get him! Good luck man.
  4. jacol84

    jacol84 Active Member

    Wow. You are not just a big fish expert!
  5. xcaliber

    xcaliber Active Member

    Nice Buck, good Luck Finn!
  6. Masboy

    Masboy Active Member

    That,s a dandy! like to see a picture of you with him hanging up! good luck!
  7. bbahunter

    bbahunter Active Member

    Very nice buck, good luck with him.
  8. 8ptbuk

    8ptbuk Active Member

    Nice Buck !
  9. FINN

    FINN Member

    Ok, been hunting a long time and had cameras out maybe last 7 years and have seen nothing like this. This big guy has been bedding right in front of my camera 4 of last 4 nights. No daylight pics, but close. bd7d84be45169403919ba8bcdbd83e98.jpg eb97901e500190c0b208ac4a84fd058c.jpg

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  10. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    Cool pics, those Night Stalker bucks are tough to nail.
  11. FINN

    FINN Member

    Think I have two pics in legal shooting light, last year. This is public land and there are bird hunters everywhere again his year. Only hope is a doe to bring him out. He is at least 4-5 yrs old so he knows the ropes

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  12. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    I chased a big guy for 8 weeks one yr and only saw him in the distance at dark, he showed up the day after archery closed chasing does right beside my house, stood in the kitchen watching an moaning :rolleyes:.
  13. FINN

    FINN Member

    Didn't go out last day of Late season, real cold weather and iffy wind made me stay home, and Swampy had moved to a logging Job about a mile away. Go pick up my camera, yep Swampy Jr. There during shooting light. Very similar but less points and longer brows. 5a41f4c8322fb046d686b22a5debf829.jpg

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  14. FINN

    FINN Member

    Finally Daylight pics. Weather finally cooled some. Wife had a deer tick on her yesterday after being in woods with me. Unheard of this time of year, but last few years if it warms up they hatch out again.
    Sending my son(15) in to hunt him this weekend(man one nice dad, lol), finally cool weather, may see some snow even.
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  15. FINN

    FINN Member

    No swampy, woods full of city slickers, totally screwed the place up getting ready for the Orange Army hunt(Rifle season).
    Sure its a yearly ritual for him. But Wife (Aimee) got her first kill ever, a nice fat 6 pt. Awesome shot, the shakes afterwards were priceless, she is hooked.

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  16. robertyb

    robertyb Member

    My congrats to your wife Finn. :)
  17. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    Congrats!! Love that excitement :).
  18. Masboy

    Masboy Active Member

    Congrats! Happy hunter I bet!
  19. xcaliber

    xcaliber Active Member

    Awesome. There is nothing like watching someone getting their first deer. A treasure to behold for sure, congrats to both of!
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  20. FINN

    FINN Member

    Son Griffin and I have been out every chance we get, I passed like 5 little bucks this week. Griffin had an amazing hunt yesterday, over 20 deer seen, passed 4 Young bucks, waiting on an 8 we been seeing. Deer in North woods are finally coming back a little.
    Finally got some snow. Pic from one of the treestands. 57a46860acdf4492dd7ea5caadee1493.jpg

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