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Salute to this ole gal

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Jack Whitmrie jr 09-Jan-22
Jack Whitmrie jr 09-Jan-22
Wayne Hess 09-Jan-22
monkeyball 09-Jan-22
Doc Pain 09-Jan-22
Pa Steve 09-Jan-22
Stuart 09-Jan-22
Jack Whitmrie jr 09-Jan-22
monkeyball 09-Jan-22
tagalong2 09-Jan-22
Ironfist 09-Jan-22
Don 09-Jan-22
Clydebow 09-Jan-22
Corax_latrans 09-Jan-22
Gun 09-Jan-22
manybows 09-Jan-22
Jack Whitmrie jr 09-Jan-22
Jegs.mi 09-Jan-22
tradmt 09-Jan-22
Wudstix 09-Jan-22
CoyoteJoe 10-Jan-22
Babysaph 10-Jan-22
Babysaph 10-Jan-22
Altitude Sickness 10-Jan-22
Shakey Jake 10-Jan-22
Supernaut 10-Jan-22
reb 10-Jan-22
tinecounter 10-Jan-22
GUTPILEPA 10-Jan-22
dawgtrainer 10-Jan-22
Dry Bones 10-Jan-22
Yeller 10-Jan-22
Greenstyk 10-Jan-22
Driver 10-Jan-22
YH2268 10-Jan-22
Riverwolf 10-Jan-22
Buzz 10-Jan-22
bentstick54 10-Jan-22
Babysaph 10-Jan-22
Seneca_Archer 10-Jan-22
bluesman 10-Jan-22
Bob Rowlands 10-Jan-22
smrobertson 10-Jan-22
mangonboat 10-Jan-22
2Wild Bill 10-Jan-22
curve51 11-Jan-22
From: Jack Whitmrie jr
Date: 09-Jan-22

Jack Whitmrie jr's embedded Photo



This thread is about the smartest deer I ever hunted. It was a big ole doe that would come into a white oak patch and circle down wind before coming in there. I loved/hated her as she would get your wind and blow 20-30 times, snot coming out of her nose and slobbering. I nicknamed her SPASTIC because well she just went spastic when she smelled me.Once I saw her stand on her hind legs licking her nose to check the wind. I would always try to figure out how to get her until a big scarlet oak uprooted and blocked her. In the tree top that fell was a large double trunked tulip poplar tree that I hung a stand 21 feet up. She slipped into the oak patch that morning with her triplet yearlings and tried to get downwind of where I was, when she got to the uprooted tree she followed it to almost the top and wagged her tail that everything was alright. I slipped an eskimo zwickey in at 12 yard for a perfect shot ,she made it 40 yards . Sorry for you guys who don't like pictures , but I like them. Thank you SPASTIC for the memories.

From: Jack Whitmrie jr
Date: 09-Jan-22




I dressed her with my dads knife that passed away that year- that's his knife laying on her shoulder.

From: Wayne Hess
Date: 09-Jan-22




Congratulations, good old doe,

From: monkeyball
Date: 09-Jan-22




Jack, Is that a Buck Kalinga? Very cool story and glad you appreciated her as much as taking her. Those old gals will bust you every time unless you are on your A-game.

I had one just like you described and was not able to seal the deal with her until she slipped up one year walking the cornrows.

Good Shooting ->->->->Craig

From: Doc Pain
Date: 09-Jan-22




Great story. The smartest deer I ever liked was an old doe also. I swore the old girl had ESP

From: Pa Steve
Date: 09-Jan-22




Great story. Those old matriarchs can be almost impossible to get close enough to get an opportunity. I like a nice pic, too. Congrats!

From: Stuart
Date: 09-Jan-22




Great story - Thank you for sharing the picture and your trophy!

From: Jack Whitmrie jr
Date: 09-Jan-22




No Craig the knife was stamped with Ithica on it, not sure who made it for them.

From: monkeyball
Date: 09-Jan-22




OK thanks, it really has the profile of the Buck Kalinga, maybe Buck got the idea from Ithaca?

What do you think....

Great accomplishment buddy and Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: tagalong2
Date: 09-Jan-22




Those old does make most bucks look stupid.

From: Ironfist
Date: 09-Jan-22




Had a few run ins with a smart old Doe. Congrats on getting her instead of the Coyotes.

From: Don
Date: 09-Jan-22




Nice job.

From: Clydebow
Date: 09-Jan-22




Great hunt, congrats!

From: Corax_latrans
Date: 09-Jan-22




That’s what it’s all about - playing the hand you were dealt, rather than conditioning/training/manipulating the animals for your own advantage. And you outmaneuvered a REAL expert opponent in this chess game!

Well played!

From: Gun Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 09-Jan-22




Thanks for sharing. I don't mind quality pix such as yours. Good job on the doe. I shot a old one this year too. Her teeth were very worn. I'm going to boil up the skull. Congrats!

From: manybows
Date: 09-Jan-22




Great story and thanks for sharing. That's real hunting.

From: Jack Whitmrie jr
Date: 09-Jan-22




Monkeyball they are very similar

From: Jegs.mi Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 09-Jan-22




Great story, great picture. Sorry for the loss of your dad Really cool you could use his knife.

From: tradmt
Date: 09-Jan-22




Great pic! Congrats, those old does are the smartest thing out there.

From: Wudstix Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 09-Jan-22




Old does have kept more bucks alive than you can count.

From: CoyoteJoe
Date: 10-Jan-22




Thank you for sharing!

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 10-Jan-22




Nice buddy. Great story and great deer. And nice knife.

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 10-Jan-22




Nice buddy. Great story and great deer. And nice knife.

From: Altitude Sickness
Date: 10-Jan-22




Congrats. I love hunting wary, Savvy Does

In my area a Doe can live on average 3 times longer than a buck. A five yr old doe is common and a ten year old doe is not rare. A five to ten year old buck is a very rare deer. So the wisdom is not there for the young bucks.

From: Shakey Jake
Date: 10-Jan-22




Congrats

From: Supernaut
Date: 10-Jan-22




Congrats on a beautiful old deer and thanks for sharing the picture and story with us!

From: reb
Date: 10-Jan-22




Congrats.

From: tinecounter
Date: 10-Jan-22




Congrats! Challenging adversary; well done.

From: GUTPILEPA
Date: 10-Jan-22




That was a awesome story and a beautiful deer

From: dawgtrainer
Date: 10-Jan-22




Congratulations Jack.

From: Dry Bones
Date: 10-Jan-22




Congratulations on the doe. I have one right now that is a foot stamping menace. This season has been hers, but I think we are now in the chess game for seasons to come.

-Bones

From: Yeller Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 10-Jan-22




Good job great story of a smart doe. They are the toughest to get of all

From: Greenstyk
Date: 10-Jan-22




Enjoyed the photo and you have a memory of the wise old doe you outwitted. I agree those old does have saved many bucks lives but they also have led many to their demise during the rut.

From: Driver
Date: 10-Jan-22




Female of any species is always the smartest. Congrats on a cool hunt

From: YH2268 Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 10-Jan-22




Congrats, some of those older does are exceptionally smart. I once told my brother that after they've been hunted a couple months and shot at, and survived gun season, they become "dang near unhuntable".

From: Riverwolf
Date: 10-Jan-22




.........every animal , hunt is truly a gift . Opportunity is always "there" for those that seek it . The fallen tree combined with your acquired knowledge once again provided an opertunity. Congratulations with a beautiful animal and the many gifts of the hunt...

From: Buzz
Date: 10-Jan-22




Congratulations.

From: bentstick54
Date: 10-Jan-22




Congrats. Agree with old does being smarter than most bucks. Way to out maneuver her. I enjoy quality photos also.

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 10-Jan-22




I love this place because of stories like this. I think most of us guys that hunt with trad gear can really appreciate that pic and story. I have hunting buddies that hunt with compounds that would ask “why did you shoot a doe”? Not to knock compound guys at all but they sometimes have a different mindset.

From: Seneca_Archer
Date: 10-Jan-22




Congratulations on your trophy!! Your years long chess match with Spastic makes for wonderful memories!! What a great story thanks for sharing!!

From: bluesman
Date: 10-Jan-22




Nice , fine eating , glad you got to tribute your dad .

From: Bob Rowlands
Date: 10-Jan-22




Congrats! Nice photo and story. Thanks.

From: smrobertson
Date: 10-Jan-22




Nice photo, beautiful doe with a neat realatble story! Cool looking knife, too.

From: mangonboat
Date: 10-Jan-22




Congrats on outwitting one of toughest critters to get with a stick and string!

From: 2Wild Bill
Date: 10-Jan-22




Congratulations, nice story and great picture.

From: curve51
Date: 11-Jan-22




Agree that an old doe is a worthy adversary and appreciate the smile in your picture-too many straight faces in most pics. Thanks for the story, Sir.





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