The Four Draw Giant

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  1. Ishi

    Ishi Hang & Hunt Enthusiast

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    I’m running on 4 hours of sleep since Saturday morning and about to crash! So this will be a revised shorter version and might not make sense.
    We were discussing our opinions for the afternoon hunt and I was going to a new stand then we were discussing a part that he’s never walked yet and before you knew it was taking the LW to do a pack, hang and hunt thing.
    There were two fingers jutting out to the corn field and if I couldn’t find a tree my back up plan was to go to the new stand.
    Doing this I’m really hunting for a tree to set up in and at first I wasn’t liking what I was seeing. I was about to say screw it and go to the back up stand but I decided to keep going around to the west side. I seen a tree on the edge that would work perfect plus a fresh scrape was ten yards from the tree.
    It’s easy to say after the fact but this setup had success written all over with the wind, terrain it just felt right. After the Wolf was hung I had to climb down to trim some branches, climbed back up dang still some in the way back down and back up.
    Stand set up.
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    North shot window.
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    Were the shot took place facing west. The buck was standing in the four rows of picked corn.
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    The scape view from the stand.
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    I had two windows to shoot. The left one wasn’t the best but doable.
    At 5:00 four does came out of the corn followed by two small bucks. They moved on by with no issues.... perfect.
    Around 6:10 I looked hard left and around the corner came this buck and looked good but at first I thought 8 pt as he got closer WOW look at the G4’s.
    Now it’s kill mode and remember this isn’t the favorable window. He’s 25 yards away I draw but I couldn’t get on him( I had the fever) so I let up. He took a few more steps I draw but I seen a branch had to let down. This happened again after a few steps.
    He’s standing there not moving and his nose goes straight up in the air, not good he has a whiff of Ishi so I slide forward on the seat quick draw now I have a clear shot. Just as I released the arrow he spun towards me. Both of us can’t stop the enviable. I heard the arrow hit but I didn’t know where but I thought in the neck head on.
    He crashed into the corn and I never seen him again as he ran. I heard him busting corn then a few seconds later I heard a louder crash then silence.
    I took a compass bearing on the shot and the last place I heard noise. After 20 minutes I quietly took everything down and headed back to the house. While we were discussing the events we both thought he was dead but time was on our side so we waited till 8:30 to go look.
    When we got to the shot no blood no arrow so we moved to where I heard noise last. I walk not far from him the first time but didn’t see him.
    We kept moving north and I’m getting that sick feeling bad. We stop going north and started back tracking and Steve hollered here he is!!! His wife and I quickly ran over there. After several bear hugs everyone was silent for several minutes as we marveled at this animal.
    As Steve went to get the truck his wife and I did the photo shoot and we both decided I suck at getting my picture taken but it’s all about the deer.
    He was rough scored on the tail gate but I want to do another more accurate score.
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    The shot was better than I thought for the events that happened. It entered behind his right shoulder and exited out his left leg. The arrow got both lungs, liver complete pass through and he died were I heard the last noise. He was just a few feet from the corner fence.
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    As always I’ve been very blessed in hunting the amazing creatures and very grateful. I might post more later but I need sleep.



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    Last edited: Dec 12, 2018
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  3. muddy

    muddy Administrator

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    Congrats, thsts a good one!
     
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  4. 4DABUCKS

    4DABUCKS Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations! He's a dandy!
     
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    Beauty of a buck, congrats!
     
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    meyeri PMA Member

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    Wowser, what a stud of a whitetail! Way to keep it together under pressure and make a great shot! Congrats!

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    Wi transplant PMA Member

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    Awsome job ishi!!! Great story ! Thanks

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  8. Jmac0501

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    Very nice. Congrats.

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    Congrats, enjoyed the pics and story, thanks for sharing
     
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  10. flugge

    flugge Well-Known Member

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    Man that is awesome congrats! Hoping I have that happen in Allamakee County this next weekend!


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    Heck of a deer, way to go! Enjoyed following your hunt progress!!
     
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    jkratz5 Super Moderator

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    DANDY for sure. Congrats buddy!!!
     
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    Congrats Scott! Giant!
     
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    bigbuckhunter88 PMA Member

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    Congrats Ishi. Hes a stud. Those 4s are awesome and I like his frame.
     
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    That’s a big buck!!
    Congrats to you
     
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    Congrats on a stud. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    MN Hunter Active Member

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    Wow, what a buck. Congrats!
     
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  18. Meat Hunter

    Meat Hunter Life Member

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    What a stud, looks like a big body to go with that big rack, Congrats.
     
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    Awesome deer! Congrats on getting it done!
     
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    Beauty! (the deer, not the hunter. :)) Those beams will score too, major congrats!!
     
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  21. goatman

    goatman I hunt days ending in Y

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    Wow. Congrats Ishi. Whopper.
     
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