A True Northern Lower Michigan Ghost

Discussion in 'Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by obeRON, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. obeRON

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    **Disclaimer**
    This is my buddy’s deer he shot last night and recovered this morning on a true Northern Lower Michigan PUBLIC Land ghost! He said I could “throw” some pictures on here to share.

    I get a text last night from my buddy stating “I think I just missed a deer of a lifetime” I could tell he wasn’t joking and was excited. Amongst a bunch of texts and profanities he states it was a big Albino or piebald buck. Long story short he states “I heard a loud crack and I am backing out and coming back in the AM with waders as I think I saw him just standing in the swamp.”

    I follow up with him at 8:45 this AM and I get a response stating “still alive - I see him blinking” with a picture of a buck bedded on the other side of a river. He states he needs to back out go to main road and cross the bridge and figure out a way to get a follow up shot on the buck. He put 2 stalks on the buck resulting in the buck getting up walking 50ish yards and laying down and then crossing the river again before a finishing shot through the neck. The recovery involved kayaks and paddling upstream with the buck in tow. He stated it was 20+ hours from initial shot until the buck was in his truck.

    I would say the effort was worth the reward!

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  2. IceHog

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    Wow, that's awesome.
     
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  3. Dish7

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    Full body mount required!
     
  4. That is incredible. Very unique trophy! What an awesome deer. Did he know that buck existed?


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    No idea of it at all. He had a camera out and never got a picture of it. talk about a public land surprise!!
     
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    That’s front page news! Tell the hunter congrats.


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  7. bapotter

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    Sweet deer. Congrats to your buddy.
     
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    Congrats to your buddy on true trophy
     
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    Holy wow! I'm not sure if I would be excited or let that one roll on by!! That's beautiful!!
     
  12. 1morebite

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    Stud and a ghost on top of that, then public land!
    Congrats to your buddy!
     
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    Wow! Someone is gonna have pics of that buck on the hoof in this day of technology.

    Gonna be cool to hear the travels of this deer!
     
  14. DirtySteve

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    Nice deer. This will be the post of the season. Tell him congrats!
     
  15. PunyTrout

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    That's pretty much like winning the lottery. Wow!
     
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