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Darkhorse

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2011 Blacktail
« on: August 27, 2011, 04:49:29 PM »
Hunted hard the last two days since opening of bowseason here on Vancouver Island and finally sealed the deal this mornin at 6:55am. Had limited time this mornin and hunting from the tree wasnt workin for me so I decided to hike the slash close to home. Come up over a rise in on an old de-activated logging road and spot a set of 2x2 antlers in the slash - put the stalk on him with the help of a burn pile for cover and close the distance to 20yards! Still no shot due to the thick westcoast vegetation, so I crawl up the burn pile for some elevation. At this point he hears me and is looking my way - I freeze and he resumes browsing! Still no shot, so I wait a minute or two till I have a window through the ferns at his vitals - then let my Darkhorse Stud go! Buck jumps, hunched up and books it for the tree line - watch him jump a log then stumble on the landing, staggers then tips over in the bush! The DZ-32 pushed the PX2 tipped Stud through ribs and the offside shoulder! Nothin like watching them go down! Didn't make it more than 20yards, had I not seen it the blood trail was crazy!!! Pressures off and now I can afford to be picky with my second! This guy is going to be tasty for sure!!

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Re: 2011 Blacktail
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2011, 07:46:37 PM »
That's awesome Cam, nice to get some early meat, first animal I have heard of harvested this year. I have never had a chance to hunt blacktail but would like to give it a shot one day. So they give two buck tags or either sex?

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Re: 2011 Blacktail
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2011, 12:40:41 PM »
Thats a phenomenal deer Cam.  I know you have been working hard all year to make this happen so a big Congrats from me.  Great job.  Looking forward to seeing a few more Stud killed critters!!

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Re: 2011 Blacktail
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2011, 09:21:05 PM »
That's awesome Cam, nice to get some early meat, first animal I have heard of harvested this year. I have never had a chance to hunt blacktail but would like to give it a shot one day. So they give two buck tags or either sex?

Region 1 where I hunt you are allowed two bucks or one of each sex - I can max out a total of three deer if I travel to the mainland I believe and hunt a different region.

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Re: 2011 Blacktail
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2011, 07:19:00 PM »
you are correct Cam....2 on the island both can be bucks if you want but only one may be a doe.
Provincial bag limit for deer in aggregate is three

nice buck for an early archery season kill

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Re: 2011 Blacktail
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2011, 07:45:34 PM »
That is really cool!!  8)  I've seen some REALLY big bucks on Pender Island. I'd love to take one with my bow. Need to find a hunter host some time.