2022-23 deer harvest photos

JR in KY

12 pointer
Jan 25, 2006
6,703
The Occupied South
A friend of mine in Oklahoma is an outfitter and had this rich ass client who paid to hunt and he was doing it with a Bow. They tried to put him on a good one....


Watched for him for a couple days and he showed up right before dark. He stuck him and they couldn't find him. I don't know if they used the Dog or not, but the Dog found him the next Morning.
Little too late.

I hope they charge him full price...all he wanted was horns anyway.
There are a LOT of Coyotes out there.
My buddy in Colorado who works for his BIL on a big ranch told me he won't allow Bow Hunters there for this reason. He just don't want to deal with the messy details and gets all the Gun Hunters he wants.

My friend is Smiley on the right.
 
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mcbuck58

6 pointer
Oct 10, 2021
381
Mammoth Cave KY
Edmonson county 11/16/22. 11 point. 165 lbs field dressed. 2 1/2 yr old. Tracy’s second deer
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Edmonson county 11/16/22. 7 point. 193 lbs field dressed. 5 1/2 yr old. Neck at base of head 25 inches in circumference.
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FlBoynKy

Fawn
Nov 19, 2019
19
Estill Co.
I’ve hunted almost every day since 10/27 and only passed one small 8 pt and several small 4s and spikes. Snuck into this dudes bedroom this morning up on a thick brushy ridge. Wind was gusting 10 or 15 mph. I used the wind noise to cover my sneaking in. I spent about 2 hours going 500 yards….. super slow stalk. Walked up on them bedded, but he got on his feet. I could only see his body. Thick, thick thick stuff. He moved around a little and I lost sight of him. Grunted about 3 times and he shot out and gave me a neck shot. Lights out.

Stood there texting for some strong backs/ weak minds (nephews) for the drag out and a doe ran right up behind me, then shot down the side of the saddle. Started gutting this buck and heard something and another buck close to this size, came running up behind me. I stood up and he took off behind the doe. Maybe my funnest ever hunt. This is in the DBNF, so not a lot of deer and don’t have that kind of action very often.
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Little FR

12 pointer
Nov 10, 2021
4,697
West Kentucky
Mom’s target buck got killed last week on neighboring property. Not sure if this was out of frustration or just a freezer filler. She’s been passing everything since September, she said it was a blessing to finally hook up on one.
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Crossbow I got her for her birthday. Taken at 7am. Rage in the cage!! Didn’t go 20.
 

Little FR

12 pointer
Nov 10, 2021
4,697
West Kentucky
Wife killed her first buck today. It was cold and she stuck it out. 350 Legend. Quartering to 50 yards. Was on the move, I told her to line up on an opening in front of him. He paused for a second, probably thought there was an earthquake emanating from the blind, nope, just buck fever. She made good on it. Didn’t take 10 steps. Only deer we saw all day.
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So proud of her!!! Praise the Lord.
 
Oct 11, 2022
17
Scott county
Crossbow sept. 23rd.. Franklin County
 

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OneGun

Spike
Aug 13, 2009
58
WKY
So the story goes, early Friday morning at first shooting light I saw a deer chasing another deer far off. Later once it was brighter I saw a buck chasing a doe in a field behind me, but I couldn’t see the buck that well. Didn’t seem them for awhile. Not quite an hour later, I saw a doe by herself (so I thought) coming from the field where I had seen the chasing. She came into the woods that I was in and I didn’t see anything else with her. I was hunting from a ground blind and hunting in cut timber, so kinda thick, but we have paths mowed through it. She was at 30 yards, so I shot the doe. She drops. I set the gun down and all of a sudden to the left I see antlers. I grab my binos and look and it’s a pretty good buck. First glimpse was that he wasn’t very wide. But after looking more and more, he was a good one. He never paid any attention to my shot, just was focused on what happened to his doe. So I shot him and he ran about 20 yards. Totally awesome hunt! Lucky to be in the right place at the right time. Never saw this buck before, no cam pics and I’ve been hunting this place since 2020. You just never know what might show up when they are rutting.
 

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Oct 18, 2022
3
Anderson County
Started morning of 11/19, second Saturday of rifle season in Anderson County, Kentucky very close to Salt River. Woke up and got ready in the hunting lodge around 6 a.m., walked to the stand by 6:55 a.m. Temperature was roughly 20F, not much wind. I was using a doe estrus drag line on my walk to the stand, and a harmony doe estrus and rutting buck combo scent in the Wyndscent 2.0 Device on 1-minute intervals once I got into the stand. By 10:30a.m., I thought for sure I was going to have to get down from the cold. It had seeped into my hands, feet, and facial area and every extremity felt like a camo popsicle, but I stayed the course. Then at about 10:55 a.m., I saw a doe walking. I have my stand on a creek bank where multiple ridges meet and form a sort of flat delta at the creek. She was to my left, walked off the ridge behind me to the creek bank, then started walking away from me and didn't know I was there. I grunted a little at her with the lower and longer grunt style, just seeing how she acted and she didn't seem to notice. However, I started hearing a different noise coming from across the creek on a different ridge. Before this hunt, I had never heard a mature buck grunt in the woods before, or at least I didn't know what is was, if I had. I looked and looked to see what it was and finally he stepped out and I saw him. He was turned slightly quartering to me and I had a view of his left side and kind of from the front. His spread looked huge and I realized the sound I was hearing was him doing the tending grunt, it was just a lot higher pitched than I had imagined. He was about 60 yards away, and was looking at the doe, but then started smelling the air and out of nowhere started walking directly towards me. The increase in heart rate I experienced and the adrenaline pump told me instantly he was a shooter for me. He walked up to the creek, about 40 yards away but behind a tree and took some sips of water. Kind of taking his time. At this point I got my custom 300 blk semi-auto ready for when he popped out. He was directly behind a tree and facing me, but the way the creek runs I knew he would probably walk broadside down the creek to check out the scent coming from where I was and what made that grunt, or he would cross the creek and give me a broadside shot the other way to chase the doe. He eventually decided to come down the creek showing me a quartering slightly towards me of his right side at about 35-40 yards. I took my shot and aimed slightly forward of the normal target point and got both lungs, and he didn't go probably 30 yards before fell trying to climb the ridge on the opposite side of the creek and laid motionless. Once he started sliding down the hill I knew the job was done. The adrenaline, the excitement, and the little bit of sadness of killing such a beautiful creature all got the better of me and I had to get down from the stand, at least how cold I was had completely left my mind. I legitimately sprinted over one ridge and up another (probably half a mile) to get to the hunting lodge where our small rag tag group of outdoorsman fraternize together between hunts. I couldn't talk I was so out of breath when I got there. They thought I was being chased by sasquatch. I finally regained composure and told them I had a buck down and he was big (at least for me). Everyone jumped to action and got ready for a deer recovery with four wheelers and my dad's Kawasaki UTV, and a chainsaw. About 30 minutes later, with some trailblazing to get to the secluded area the deer had went down, we finally saw him lying there and the work began. Was an absolute dream hunt and now I can't wait until next year. He's a ~125 B&C green score based on my very amateur scoring abilities. Given that I had never broken 100 before and it had been 9 years since killing my last buck, he's definitely something for me to be proud of. And now the off season work begins to try and get something bigger in the future. It's a never ending cycle for me now, I am hooked.
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