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Got my 2017 buck

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bfisherman11 09-Nov-17
TrapperKayak 09-Nov-17
Riverwolf 09-Nov-17
bowbert 09-Nov-17
bfisherman11 09-Nov-17
mgerard 09-Nov-17
Kodiaktd 09-Nov-17
bfisherman11 09-Nov-17
mike12 09-Nov-17
bradsmith2010santafe 09-Nov-17
KyStickbow 09-Nov-17
Pa Steve 09-Nov-17
CBergeman 09-Nov-17
RymanCat 09-Nov-17
Sawtooth (Original) 09-Nov-17
nrthernrebel05 09-Nov-17
Billy Shipp 09-Nov-17
manybows 09-Nov-17
Sipsey River 09-Nov-17
Blessed Bowhunter 09-Nov-17
Clydebow 09-Nov-17
Old School 09-Nov-17
bfisherman11 09-Nov-17
WildernessBuck 09-Nov-17
Arcobsessed 09-Nov-17
Nodak 09-Nov-17
Bushytail 09-Nov-17
Frisky 09-Nov-17
throwback 10-Nov-17
Follower 10-Nov-17
South MS Bowhunter 11-Nov-17
badgerman 11-Nov-17
Curlis 11-Nov-17
Wapiti - - M. S. 12-Nov-17
jerseyman 13-Nov-17
hunterbob 13-Nov-17
Jim D 13-Nov-17
George D. Stout 13-Nov-17
Steve Milbocker 14-Nov-17
vintage-bears 14-Nov-17
Bernie Bjorklund 14-Nov-17
4FINGER 15-Nov-17
Paul 15-Nov-17
Ranman 15-Nov-17
manybows 15-Nov-17
Threeundr 15-Nov-17
Ken Williams 15-Nov-17
Bfulldraw 15-Nov-17
stick33 15-Nov-17
From: bfisherman11 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Nov-17

bfisherman11's embedded Photo

It was a rough season so being blessed with this deer was very sweet. Early on we had very high temps, gnats almost drove me out of my tree at points. Then we got cold, rainy and then very cold for November.

The last few years I have passed on all young bucks hoping to see our herd come back from the intensive harvest plan the WI DNR had in place when CWD first started I'm in NE Crawford Co.)

I have also done what I can to attract more does to my 40 acres by planting a few food plots.

Anyhow, we all put in a lot of time and effort. Here is my buck.


From: TrapperKayak
Date: 09-Nov-17

That's a nice one, good for you!

From: Riverwolf
Date: 09-Nov-17

Congratulations Bill , That's a dandy .

Enjoy the gift my friend..

From: bowbert
Date: 09-Nov-17

Beautiful buck, Bill! Thanks for sharing, and I'm glad your perseverance paid off.


From: bfisherman11 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Nov-17

bfisherman11's embedded Photo

Thanks guys, Here is another view. Oh, 20 yards or so shot. He died on the run after maybe 75 yards.

I have many trail cam pictures of him so that was cool. I started my week of hunting on the east side of my place near a bedding area in a ravine. The county decided to do some road work just up the road and I think that was enough that the deer vacated that area. I did not see much the first couple days. I changed up my tactics and started hunting a ridge top to the West thinking they might be crossing from one wood lot to another.

I got out late that morning because I trusted in technology, I had my alarm set on my phone. I did not realize the update it did the day before cleared out my alarm settings. So, I had to rush to get on stand. As I was dressing in my ladder stand I saw a doe stroll in and feed at my apple tree. I have no idea how she did not see or smell me. Later I saw a 6pt and then while reading a text from my wife (yep the phone got me again) I looked up and locked eyes with a nice a 10pt. He had smelled me and just strolled away after giving me a look like how pleased with himself he busted me. He was way out of range, about 40 yards. A couple hours later this guy came in and freshened up a scrape. He gave me a pretty good show. Great day in the woods.


From: mgerard Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Nov-17

Awesome buck Bill. I admire your decision to pass on those deer and your work on your food plots. Makes putting your tag on that buck so much more special, eh?

From: Kodiaktd
Date: 09-Nov-17

Kodiaktd's embedded Photo

From: bfisherman11 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Nov-17

Mike, for sure. When my wife and I bought our place it was just a wooded horse pasture with some cleared areas. I am lucky my wife likes it up there and we plan on retiring there. I am also lucky in that my wife works just as hard as I do. Sometimes a spot will just bug her and the next thing I know there is a huge brush pile for me to deal with. I never say anything, she enjoys it and I get an area cleared.

We have a Park model trailer. They are nice because they are bigger than a travel trailer and small enough to not get taxed. One morning last summer as we sat having breakfast a doe with twin fawns came out of the woods to browse on the grass. We could sit and eat watching her. My wife commented that seeing something like that makes all the work worth it. Weird maybe but I've enjoyed clearing and planting food plots. I get to see plants grow and the deer use it.

My grandpa was a farmer and I think he would be proud but surprised I could get something to grow. Ha


From: mike12
Date: 09-Nov-17

Great job. Nice buck, congrats.

From: bradsmith2010santafe
Date: 09-Nov-17


From: KyStickbow
Date: 09-Nov-17

Great deer! Congrats!

From: Pa Steve
Date: 09-Nov-17

Congratulations on a well earned beautiful buck. Sometimes when you pass on the younger bucks you get rewarded with a buck like the one you killed. Great job.

From: CBergeman
Date: 09-Nov-17

Congrats Bill!

From: RymanCat
Date: 09-Nov-17

Nice and wide. That's one I would have shot myself and skull mounted him.

Congrats Bill

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 09-Nov-17

very, very nice!!! proud for you man.

From: nrthernrebel05
Date: 09-Nov-17

Great animal. You paid your dues for him. good job

From: Billy Shipp
Date: 09-Nov-17

Congrats on a nice deer.

From: manybows
Date: 09-Nov-17

A very nice buck. Congrats.

From: Sipsey River
Date: 09-Nov-17

Very nice.

From: Blessed Bowhunter
Date: 09-Nov-17

Congrats. Great Buck.

From: Clydebow
Date: 09-Nov-17

Patience payed off, congrats!

From: Old School Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Nov-17

Nice deer, congratulations!

From: bfisherman11 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Nov-17

Guys, I'm overwhelmed by the kind words. Thank you so much I really appreciate it. Honestly after putting my hands on him and after a prayer thanking God for the blessing, I could not help but feel emotional about what and how this happened. Later it was even hard to stay composed when while talking to my youngest daughter (32) and her saying she was proud of me, my passion for Bowhunting and doing it my way. For those that are dad's you know how I felt.

Again, thanks again.


From: WildernessBuck
Date: 09-Nov-17

That is a beautiful buck, Biggest congrats! I know exactly how you feel,hunting can be an emotional roller coaster,but man when it all comes together its one of the best feelings on earth! Nice job Bill

From: Arcobsessed
Date: 09-Nov-17

Gorgeous buck my friend. Sounds like your wife is a keeper too! Good for you!

From: Nodak
Date: 09-Nov-17

Congratulations on a fine buck sir!

From: Bushytail Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Nov-17

Congratulations on a nice buck!

From: Frisky
Date: 09-Nov-17

Very nice deer! Like that camo vest too!


From: throwback
Date: 10-Nov-17

He's a beauty Bill, congrats!

From: Follower
Date: 10-Nov-17

Great buck - sounds like a fun hunt!

From: South MS Bowhunter
Date: 11-Nov-17

Beautiful Deer, efforts put in pay off at some point!

From: badgerman Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 11-Nov-17

From a fellow Wisconsinite I congratulate you on a job well done, both as a hunter and a steward of your land. You are doing things right. Joel

From: Curlis
Date: 11-Nov-17

Very nice. Congratulations.

From: Wapiti - - M. S. Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Nov-17

Very nice buck and story how you got him.Congratulations your patience really paid off.

From: jerseyman
Date: 13-Nov-17

Very nice buck. Congratulations on a great hunt.

From: hunterbob
Date: 13-Nov-17

Nice buck congrats.

From: Jim D
Date: 13-Nov-17


From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Nov-17

Nicely done, both with the land and the hunt. That's a very nice deer.

From: Steve Milbocker
Date: 14-Nov-17

Well done!

From: vintage-bears
Date: 14-Nov-17

Congratulations !

From: Bernie Bjorklund
Date: 14-Nov-17

That's a great buck Bill! Congratulations! My wife and I also own land in Crawford CO. and can appreciate how beautiful that countryside is. Your hard work on your land has paid off with a very nice buck and will only get better. Thanks for sharing your hunt with us!


Date: 15-Nov-17

Congrats on a Fine Buck and Great memory...4finger

From: Paul
Date: 15-Nov-17

Congratulations!!! Great deer!

From: Ranman
Date: 15-Nov-17

Nice story, thanks for sharing.. Congrats

From: manybows
Date: 15-Nov-17

Very nice indeed, well done my brother of the bow.

From: Threeundr
Date: 15-Nov-17

You can't beat that. A very nice buck and a great story.


From: Ken Williams
Date: 15-Nov-17


From: Bfulldraw Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Nov-17

Very nice indeed! Congrats

From: stick33
Date: 15-Nov-17

That's an outstanding buck Bill - congratulations!

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