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Adam Waszak said:
Pretty awesome how many times did he have to shoot the deer

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He said it took 4 arrows because the buck was so pumped up on adrenaline.
I'm trying to download the video now....should be awesome.
 

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huntman63 said:
wow what a sight to see,looks like the dead buck was dead for some time,
I agree, the predead one looks a little ragged and take a look at the hole in that things chest!!!!!!

Wouldn't the meat taste kind of funky, with all that adrenalin pumping? I've heard that once the adrenalin gets pumping, it affects the taste of the meat.

Still, two very respectable bucks. So how do you tag that? He only shot one of them, the other was already REALLY dead. Does that mean he has to leave the dead one's head at the scene. Can he get into trouble with the DNR for not having a tag on the predead one and being in his possesion?
 

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Amazing!! Thanks for posting! A friend of mine once shot two bucks with locked horns here in Michigan, but he had two buck tags. I wonder how the DNR views this one. I guess the pics are his evidence that he only "shot" one !!!:cool:
 

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do you think they became entangled when both were alive because that wound on the dead one looks like it festered for a while. would a live buck attack a dead one out of rut enduced rage.
 

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That's kinda cool and congrats on that fella getting the two bucks.

But a deer standing still taking 4 arrows because of adrenaline? Who's adrenaline, the shooters?
 

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My thoughts exactly.

It took 4 arrows because they were terribly placed.

At least that one in the pic is not exactly a vital kill shot.
In the other pic of the deer dead you can see what looks like another arrow hole in the guts.

Maybe the deer was moving a lot but it sure looks pretty exausted in the pics.
Maybe it is hard to shoot a bow and a camara at the same time. :evil:
 

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Saw two pronghorns stuck together(both alive) in a hunting show once.. They shot one and got the other untangled..
 

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The video doesn't show the shots. Footage after death only. It just shows the kid trying to unlock the horns.

I don't know, it seems that the deer would have sat still plenty.
 

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Here is the first hand account from Jeff:


Once in a lifetime for sure.....

I was about 2 miles from home when I passed one of the fields that always have deer in it. I noticed a buck with its head down and it first looked like it had a bush or something on its antlers. I got my binoculars out (which I had almost taken out of the truck the day before) and looked. Sure enough it looked like the other deer was dead. I knew the farmers that lived there and owned the field, so I went and asked them if they minded if I go put it down. They didn't mind and in fact had been wondering what to do since 9:00 that morning when they first spotted them. This was about 3:30 pm.

I ran home and grabbed my bow, camera and wife and little boy. I had my wife call the DNR to make sure it was legal while I was changing clothes. Didn't think about a lot of things - like our video camera. What little video I got I shot after the kill and with the digital camera. That really disappoints me, but I just kept worrying that he was going to free himself and I would miss out. Little selfish, I realize......I would have been happy if he would have gotten out of course, but the way it worked out was real nice too!

I walked out to them and took a few pictures. I was quite nervous and my first shot was not a very good one. I know, thinking back, that I was watching the buck and not even really aiming very well. I was just in awe of the whole thing.

My second and third shots were good shots thru the vitals, but he was so pumped up on adreneline that he would just not go down. He had turned and was facing directly at me, so I sliced one down between the shoulder blades. Still he stood there. He was getting weaker, but still not going down. So I took my last arrow and it finally took him down.

He had drug that other buck over 100 yards. It was a sad sight to see, but I feel so fortunate to be the one chosen to be there. After killing the buck, then the realization happened as to how the heck I was going to get them out of the field. We were several hundred yards down the field and it was MUDDY! The farmer didn't want me driving out there and thought it was also too muddy for a four-wheeler. I didn't agree with the four wheeler part, but I wasn't going to argue.

I started calling friends and of course it was no problem getting them to come see this! While they were in route, I caped out the first dead buck starting right in front of the wound. He was beginning to get a bit ripe by this time, especially around his neck when I went to saw thru the spinal cord. It was really rotten smelling. I also field dressed the one I shot to make him a little lighter. It took 4 of us taking turns in pairs to drag the heads and body out of the field. We left the racks together the whole time. I think you could get them apart, but we left them together. They were definitely tied together amazingly well.

I then went and checked the buck in and took the whole thing intact to a taxidermist. He wanted to leave them together as he caped the other one out. They make a mount with two bucks tied together that fits flat on a wall. I think it would be cool to have them in a corner, one buck on each wall. Not sure what we'll end up with. He's going to order both ways and we'll see which looks the best.

Jeff
 
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