Ingham County

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Caitlin

My dad was a big time hunter before I was born. He never hunted while I was growing up, but told me stories, and I really wanted to give it a try. I sat out with him when I was 17 or 18 in a pair of jeans and his old navy jacket and shot my first deer. I sat out almost exclusively on my own every year after that, and learned as I went (in his words, back when he was a hunter and in the area he hunted, no one used scent killer, urine, calls, or bait). I didn’t get another deer until I was 23. I was happy with a doe after such a long dry spell. This year was my first year sitting out for bow season. I filled a doe tag, and decided that this was my year to really try for a buck. I told myself I wouldn’t shoot anything smaller than an 8 point. After several failed attempts and beating myself up for it, I managed to call this guy in to 15 yards from my stand. He would’ve been an 8 had one tine on not have been sheared off before I got him, so I decided he was a shooter. He’s no monster, but it felt incredibly rewarding to harvest my first buck after seven years of trial and error, tips from hunter friends, reading hunting articles, and a whole lot of patience.

Date Taken: 11/07/2018
Dressed Weight: Unknown
Method: Crossbow
Number of Points: 7
Official Score: Unknown
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
Earnie

Took my 5 year old son out hunting in the afternoon on 11/3/18 he’s been wanting to go with me since hunting season has started this year so we went out and was in the woods for about 2hrs and long behold this guy shows up at around 6:00pm at 32yrds and only went about 30yrds after he made the mistake of showing up in front of us ..All in all one of the best hunts a father could ask for ..Found blood instantly and my little man lead the way to our harvest ..Ingham County 8pt

Date Taken: 11/03/2018
Method: Crossbow
Number of Points: 8
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
Emery Hawkins

Shot at 39 yards with a crossbow bow first deer ever at 6 years old

Date Taken: 11/04/2018
Method: Crossbow
Number of Points: 6
Type of Photo: Buck
Stephen

double lunged him at 25 yards. This is the first buck I’ve ever harvested. I was overcome by tears of joy when I saw him down at the end of the blood trail.

Date Taken: 11/02/2018
Method: Compound Bow
Number of Points: 9
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
Josh

Had a shot at this buck in the morning and missed, came back out for the evening hunt and called him in to 19 yards and let the smack down.

Date Taken: 11/03/2018
Method: Compound Bow
Number of Points: 9
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
cliff
Date Taken: 10/30/2018
Method: Compound Bow
Number of Points: 10
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
Beers N Deers

Got him in the nasty weather after the Michigan/MSU game. 35yrds, double lung. He broke the ends off both main beams, left G2 and what would’ve been a G4. Grim Reaper broke a rib on the way in and deflected the arrow a little far back. Stayed inside the chest cavity though thanks to the deer gods. 20+mph winds in my face paid off.

Date Taken: 10/20/2018
Dressed Weight: 150
Method: Compound Bow
Number of Points: 8
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
Austin Richards
Date Taken: 10/31/2018
Method: LongBow
Number of Points: 8
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
Chris Baldwin

First night I was able to get into the stand, came in just before dark at 10 yards and winded me ran about 30 yards out and stopped broadside. First buck with my crossbow and my biggest buck ever.

Date Taken: 10/25/2018
Method: Crossbow
Number of Points: 8
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
Jackson white
Date Taken: 10/25/2018
Method: Crossbow
Number of Points: 10
Property: Private
Type of Photo: Buck
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