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Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by BowhuntnHoosier, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    The Chesapeake Bay. We were 1½ miles offshore in about 80 feet of water contemplating why the fish weren't biting. We looked back to check our gear and saw something odd in the water. Was it a seal?
     
  2. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    hard to tell from the pics but that looks kinda like a FRANK FISH.......:lol:
     

  3. BowhuntnHoosier

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    Can't be, we don't have seals around here. On closer look, it turned out to be a buck that was WAY off course. He was desperate and barely staying afloat. I've seen deer swim a river or bayou before. When you see that, the first thing you notice is that they are powerful swimmers. Their head and shoulders are out of the water and they make surprisingly good headway. This critter was just keeping his nose up and looked like he'd been swimming all night long. In fact, he was so worn out that he swam toward the boat probably thinking it looked enough like land to him. When he got closer though, he wasn't sure what to make of the two dudes on board, and backed off. So, since the fish weren't biting, we thought we'd give this buck a hand.. Turns out Bo grew up around cows and was really handy with a bowline. He lassoed the deer on the first shot!

    Bo grabbed his neck, I grabbed the flank, and we barreled over backwards into the boat. Before I knew it, Bo was on top of him and had him tied up just like a calf. We hit the gas and ran him to the closest beach - Kent Point . I beached the boat and we carefully unloaded the deer onto the sand.

    The whole time we kept thinking he was going to kick the hell out of us. He never did though, he was totally spent. We untied him and jumped back. Too weak to stand, he just sat there quivering. We even picked him up again and put his feet underneath him, but he still couldn't walk. Don't know if he made it or not, but I think his chances were vastly improved.
     
  4. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    I cant believe the hog tied the poor little critter......




    I have seen deer swim a very long way before...........
     
  5. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    You better look closer this little fella can't weigh much over 125. I'm just a tad more than that.:p
     
  6. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    so would this be considered catch and release deer hunting???:dizzy: :dizzy:
     
  7. Holy Smokes

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    Great job BHH ya saved his life so we can shoot him later>
     
  8. Wheely

    Wheely Wheely Threads

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    That's craziness :dizzy:
    So, who are the guys in the pics? is one You?:noidea:
     
  9. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    No I got this E-Mailed to me. Have you not seen my pic??? You will not soon forget.:tape: By the way Great shirt and Great bow.
     
  10. Wheely

    Wheely Wheely Threads

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    That's what I thought, thanks, got it straight now:biggrin1:
     
  11. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    That's a heckuva story. :thumb: