Eastern CT Shotgun Buck

Bill_N

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Got this buck off the edge of a cornfield in Windham Friday morning. I've hunted this spot on and off since I shot a 6 point there in the field but other than that all I've seen were does. Last year when I pulled my stand I found some big rubs in the back corner. Went back in early October, found more rubs and hung a stand there. Climbed in this morning for the first time and had what looked like a forkhorn come by real early. Around 8 I could see a good buck coming in. I took a shot when he crossed an opening and could see he was hit but he got behind some big trees. He finally came out broadside and I put one behind his shoulder and he was down. I thought it was a nice 8 pointer from my stand but he got bigger when I got close. I was kind of stunned. He's just big all over. It turned out to be 11 points and 202 lbs. I had to go home and get a small chain hoist to load him in the truck. Used my Savage 220 with 3" Accutips.

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MAArcher

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Nice one! Do you guys have a "big buck club" in CT? In Maine and New Hampshire we call a deer over 200lbs a "Patch Buck" because they give you a patch when they are that big. My brother has one from each state. I've come close, but still haven't broken 200lbs.
 

eb tide

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Nice buck. How do you like that gun? I bough the same one 2 years ago and love it. I have only used hornadys but thinking of switching to the accu tips.
 

Bill_N

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Best shooting slug gun I've owned. It shoots like a rifle with the Accutips. 1 1/2" 3 shot groups with 3" shells. Feeding is a little rough but works.
 

eb tide

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Ya bought A ton of hornadys a few years ago with no complaints, figured keep shooting them until I can find accu tips. Keep hearing those r the best with that gun.
 


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