Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Nathan scores on bruiser!


Big congrats to Nathan for scoring on this awesome buck yesterday morning. This buck is a mainframe 8 pointer with a 2-inch "kicker" point of it's right G-2. It gross scores in the upper 130's and will probably net around 135 (after the mandatory 60 day drying period) thus making the Pope and Young record book. He's a mature 4-year old buck.

Nathan set up in a thick entrance to bedding cover where several trails converge. Yesterday morning there was lots of activity with young bucks cruising around looking for receptive does. Apparently this guy was en route to confronting some younger bucks when Nathan let the air out of him. The main beams on this bruiser are 23 inches. Great Job Nathan!

As for me, I plod on. I hunted all day yesterday and today. That makes 7 full days of hunting and no buck. I've seen probably 100 deer and have had 20 in range. I've passed on 2 borderline shooters (one of which I'm kicking myself over), and missed a fully mature deer at 16 yards. I have only seen one other deer that I would have liked to shoot. Having said that, it's been an exhilarating 7 days in the woods in the midst of God's creation. One day of vacation left and I can only hunt in the morning. It'll be mornings before work after this, hopefully the right deer will walk in front of me at some point...and I won't get buck fever and miss again!

7 comments:

barnezy said...

Nathan got one heck of a deer! There aren't too many of those walking around in Oklahoma. If you had preached this past Sunday there is no doubt in my mind that you would have taken a larger deer this season, but now.... not so sure. I think Nathan scored some points with God with his sermon on "praising God." I'm glad you're enjoying your time of solitude and I'm sure Godzilla will cross your blind sometime before the end of the month. P.S. I won't be at church this weekend (have to go back home for a wedding shower) but would like to borrow those Dog Begone videos to show my family on thanksgiving. Any chance I can pick those up at the church sometime next week, or will I have to walk 5 miles into the woods to get them from you?

Malcolm said...

So Nathan got a deer?

Reepicheep said...

Barnzey, I'll have the videos at church or you can come by my house and get them any time.

Frontier Forest said...

Congrat’s Pastor Nathan! That thar’s a beaut fur sur! Sure would like to see some of yours and Nathan’s action video’s.

jeff said...

Wow! That is a beautiful buck! congrats to nathan!

Nathan said...

Thanks everybody. It was an awesome experience and a beautiful whitetail. Now it's Tony's turn to score on Mr. Big.

Lyle Burton said...

So, is it okay to ask NATHAN if he got a deer yet?