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    #16
    Nice take, good spread. It looks like you didn't miss a beat in hunting. Good job, keep it up.Good luck.

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      #17
      Awesome buck HV! And even more awesome whacking him with your TenPoint!
      "It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value." - Albert Einstein

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        #18
        Great work ... glad you "got back on the horse"! Hope you show us next years hunt.

        William

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          #19
          Thank you all so much!!! Nevada, that is a great buck, even better than mine as your son was with you!! Congrats!!!

          Yes the chair is an Extreme x4 and it is awesome. I went to every spot that I hunted last year before my injury with that chair, the feeling of sitting under a few trees I used to climb into was awesome. One day i sat under the very tree i fell out of last year. the only drawback to me is the cost...mine cost $6,000.00 and it was a demo unit with 10 hours on it. New the X8 is over $20,000.00. Other than that it is the best!!! Rain or Shine.

          As far as the hunt goes: I had seen a few does that morning at around 7:00 and after that nothing, so I got mad and decided I would leave, so at 8:30 I started packing everything up to go. I had set my crossbow off to my side and was rolling up my camo turkey blind I was using to try to hide my chair. I then noticed a doe coming my way and I decided I would shoot her if she came close. she looked over to her side and at that point I knew there was a buck. Sure enough there was. I was all the way reclined back in my chair as I had leaned it back to pick up a piece of a candy wrapper I had dropped earlier. So basically i was laying down in my chair. I reached to my side to grab my crossbow and he looked at me but only for a second as i had a decoy out and he was not happy about it being there. I use a decoy all the time no matter the season, I use it mostly to distract the deer from me, the X4 is tough to fit in a blind so I set up a natural blind in a downed tree. I knew he was going to go down wind of my decoy and if he got to far he would wind me. So I mustered all the strenght I had to sit up and get the crossbow out front and ready for a shot, I had already put up my shooting sticks so i would have to shoot him free hand. i mouth grunted him to a stop at 40 yards, and shot. Crossbows are really loud, at the shot he jumped forward and blew and started to turn away to run, my arrow hit him back since he jumped forward but I hit him in the femoral arterie as I saw plenty of blood coming out. But I still was not sure if I got him enough. I waited in my chair till 10:30...to go look for him. During that time I cried my eyes out, I really did, just sat there and cried, I had did it, and I had been hunting hard, and again for some stupid reason I just felt I had something to prove, not even sure to who but I just had so much pressure on my self. It all went away with that shot. Long story short, I dragged him out with my X4 and then a close friend came and helped me do the rest. I have shot bigger deer before my injury and have never had any of them mounted, but you can bet this one is going right above my fireplace. I am just so lucky, so lucky to be alive and so lucky to be able to still hunt!!!!

          hv1987
          Last edited by hv1987; 24 Nov 2009, 6:58 PM.

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            #20
            Congratulations! Better looking than the ones my AB hubby is getting.

            Oh yea, total chair envy. This woodsy girl has been looking for something that would get me in & out easily. I think I just found it, I've never seen a 4x4 one that wasn't gigantic as well.
            Last edited by quad79; 24 Nov 2009, 1:31 AM.

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              #21
              outstanding buck man,
              I am existing right now, I would give anything to live again.

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                #22
                HV.....aint nuttn better than getting back to the woods! That is a great buck, congrats!

                Nevada, that is a nice buck also! Dude, what perfume you wearing out in the woods? Damn if those bucks dont come and kiss you!

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by nevada View Post
                  Like I said ten of my bucks would have fit inside that one of yours and just to prove it here is a picture of my 2009 buck. I had had chances at others but was looking for a specific buck that I had been seeing near my blind and waited until the last thirty minutes of the hunt to shoot this one
                  Hey Charles, Nevada's hair is getting real long, he's a goodlooking kid Oh yeah and congrats on your kill.

                  Congrats to you too HV1987.
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                    #24
                    Awesome buck and nice spread.Mount that one for sure!!
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                      #25
                      Great story HV, and I know exactly how you felt. It's amazing the stuff we can pull off when your hearts beating out of your chest watching a buck come in.
                      "It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value." - Albert Einstein

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                        #26
                        Awesome HV! Great read, really nice buck! Thanks!

                        More of you still in the hunt ought to post on your season no matter wheather you bagged a brute like HV or just spend time the great outdoors! Many of us no longer in the hunt still like to read of your adventures or mis-adventures! Can't get enough!

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by NWC4 View Post
                          Awesome HV! Great read, really nice buck! Thanks!

                          More of you still in the hunt ought to post on your season no matter wheather you bagged a brute like HV or just spend time the great outdoors! Many of us no longer in the hunt still like to read of your adventures or mis-adventures! Can't get enough!
                          Hi NWC4, there are a good number of para & quad hunters out there, no reason why you can't join in. I've been hunting from a chair for almost 40 years now, the day that quits they might as well screw me in the ground. Give it a try, you'll be hooked all over again. Good luck!

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                            #28
                            Awesome deer.
                            March 21st, 2010 - The day the Republic Died

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                              #29
                              Congrats and great story. I don't even hunt but love to hear about it.
                              T12-L2; Burst fracture L1: Incomplete walking with AFO's and cane since 1989

                              My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown

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                                #30
                                nice wide rack, nice buck, here is one I got last year non typical mule deer, the base of the horns are all screwed up...

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