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Archerís 32-point buck may be record (MN)
StarTribune ^ | 10/21/09 | Dennis Anderson

Posted on 10/21/2009 8:49:39 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo

Scott O'Konek shoots his bow 300 days a year, dreaming that someday in the woods somewhere in Minnesota a white-tailed buck of memorable proportions will stride beneath his tree stand.

For O'Konek, 29, dream and reality blurred last week at Camp Ripley when a 32-point buck -- bearing perhaps the largest non-typical rack ever taken by archery in Minnesota -- ambled toward him.

Forty-four yards from O'Konek's perch, the statuesque whitetail stood a moment, shaking snow from its back as leaden skies drizzled rain. This was about 9 a.m. during the first of two special Camp Ripley archery hunts.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Sports
KEYWORDS: deer; hunting; trophy
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One inch higher and it would have been a miss...
1 posted on 10/21/2009 8:49:40 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: SJackson

ping


2 posted on 10/21/2009 8:53:00 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

if bowling is not a sport, how can sitting up in a stand and shooting down onto a feed trough be considered a sport.


3 posted on 10/21/2009 8:53:37 PM PDT by Selmore (Except for ending Slavery, Facism, Communism, and Nazism, War never has accomplished anything)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Utt_XgcWv8


4 posted on 10/21/2009 8:53:47 PM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: SJackson

For your list....

I have a picture from the Dad of the hunter that shows that he was able to spine this monster from 44 yards....

However, the picture is on the work computer.

If you’re interested, I’ll post the proof tomorrow.


5 posted on 10/21/2009 8:56:06 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Beautiful buck. And good shootin’ too, 44 yards with a bow.


6 posted on 10/21/2009 8:57:43 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Never stab a man in the back. Just stab him in the legs a couple of times, he'll turn around.)
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To: Selmore

Feed trough???


7 posted on 10/21/2009 8:59:44 PM PDT by mrsalty
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I wonder what type bow this fellow used? A compound bow, a recurve, self bow? A great shot especially since the deer was starting to move away. Once in a lifetime deer.


8 posted on 10/21/2009 9:03:51 PM PDT by miele man
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sitting up in a stand and shooting down onto a feed trough be considered a sport.

No "baiting" allowed for deer during any season in Minnesota.

9 posted on 10/21/2009 9:09:20 PM PDT by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: Selmore

No mention of a “feed trough”....

You’ve no idea about Ripley...


10 posted on 10/21/2009 9:11:48 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: miele man

I can get that info...

Check back tomorrow.....


11 posted on 10/21/2009 9:13:51 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
He doesn't have a clue!!!
12 posted on 10/21/2009 9:14:09 PM PDT by mrsalty
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To: Selmore
if bowling is not a sport, how can sitting up in a stand and shooting down onto a feed trough be considered a sport.

Try doing it sometime. And who said bowling wasn't a sport?

13 posted on 10/21/2009 9:14:28 PM PDT by fso301
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Do you know the guy in the story?


14 posted on 10/21/2009 9:15:59 PM PDT by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
YouTube: "30 Point Buck" by the Yoopers
15 posted on 10/21/2009 9:17:07 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
They call that a "rack"? I call that a brush pile! Pope & Young is going to be busy next year. A record buck was also taken in Wisc. this year.


16 posted on 10/21/2009 9:22:27 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

17 posted on 10/21/2009 9:23:02 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (Sarah Palin ...... Sarah Palin ...... Sarah Palin...... Sarah Palin...... You're My Candidate!)
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To: voteNRA

The ‘guy’ in the story is the son of my close personal friend’s brother’s work mate.

I know, you may think it a stretch, but I have the original picture (from the day that it happened) with the spine shot on the work computer that I will produce in the AM......


18 posted on 10/21/2009 9:28:46 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: 50cal Smokepole

Well, I’m sorry that you were forced to endure this thread.


19 posted on 10/21/2009 9:37:29 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Cool! If you think of it please give me a ping when you do.

I don't think thats a stretch at all. It seems like whenever a story like this is reported, someone I know or someone they know; knows the hunter involved (or their brother).

There are a lot of hunters up here but we seem to live in a small world together come fall.

20 posted on 10/21/2009 9:37:30 PM PDT by voteNRA (A citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized)
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