Bagging a Buck at 25 Yards: My Successful Deer Hunt Story

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Whitetail Buck

  • crossbow
    method
  • 5
    antler tines
  • 10
    antler spread (in)
  • private
    land type
  • 25
    distance (yards)
50 Comments
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  • Rick's avatar

    Congrats! 🤘🏼

  • Brian's avatar

    Congrats nice buck

  • Ronnie's avatar

    @Rick thank you

  • Ronnie's avatar

    @Brian thank you

  • Lisa's avatar

    Well! Look at you, Ronnie! Awesome job!

  • Sherri's avatar

    Heck ya ohio ..congrats Ronnie

  • Dustin's avatar

    Congratulations 🎉

  • Scott's avatar

    Nice!

  • Ronnie's avatar

    @Lisa thank you

  • Ronnie's avatar

    @Sherri thank you

  • Ronnie's avatar

    @Dustin thank you

  • Ronnie's avatar

    @Dustin he's not the big one I was after but I'm happy with him

  • Ronnie's avatar

    @Scott thank you

  • John's avatar

    Congrats on the kill man 👊

  • Turbo's avatar

    Congrats bud!!! 👊🤠👍

  • Mark's avatar

    Awesome!

  • Dave's avatar

    Congrats buddy

  • Ronnie's avatar

    @John thank you definitely blessed for that deer

  • Ronnie's avatar

    @Turbo Thank you I'm happy with it not the big one I was after but meatbin the freezer and another mount for the garage wall of fame

  • Ronnie's avatar

    @Mark thank you

  • Ronnie's avatar

    @Dave Gray thank you

  • Ronnie's avatar

    @Dave thanks

  • Brian's avatar

    That's a good one, congratulations and don't be ashamed of the size, any time you can get a deer, it's a trophy in my eyes. 👍

  • Lisa's avatar

    @Brian I so agree Brian!☝🏻 Ya know....just a thought along those likes that I've been having ever since we started seeing the deer trophies popping up, and that is..👉🏻 I am seeing people almost make light of their kill. Saying things like "at least it is meat in the freezer," or "it isn't the biggest." When I read that, it feels sorta like a bur under my saddle. It isn't that I am upset with the people saying it, but the mind set in either not appreciating the incredible animal that lived and breathed and enjoyed living each day until that day it died. OR they care more about what people may think about the size of the animal. MAYBE it is something else entirely, but it is bothersome to me to see. Maybe it is humility, which is beautiful to see in any person. I just hope we all know that no one is a better hunter because they were fortunate to land a beast of an animal. Sometimes they have more use of finances and can hure guides, or have nicer equipment to use. And it doesn't matter how much meat. Food is food...and some go starving each night and would love to have the meat from even the smallest of deer we have seen posted. It would be huge to them. Am I crazy, but we all are so blessed to get to go out and hunt! Taking any life is a blessing, when it does feed us, and a treat when we can afford to get a trophy mounted, because not all can afford it. I hope we start seeing a shift in the words everyone uses (not Ronnie, per say, because I don't remember if he ever said anything like what we are talking about😉. Love ya Ronnie. But many others here do).......no excuses are needed, no belittling your own harvest! My Lord above, let us just be thankful HE has given us authority over the "beast of the field" and we can get out there to enjoy what we do, when we are able....giving thanks for whatever size or gender it is. Ok, I'll shut up now. 🤐 Just been "stewing on that" since the season started.😜 I may repost my little soap box speech. Lol

  • Brian's avatar

    @Lisa very well said, I think you hit the nail on the head. We don't need to hear it was a small one but...no excuses are needed.

  • Ronnie's avatar

    @Brian yes sir!!!! Thank you I'm not ashamed of him not 1 bit but thank you and I also agree

  • Ronnie's avatar

    @Lisa I agree Lisa every time I take a life I always kneal down and put my hand on its head and thank it for its sacrifice because you're right that animal loved living and we took its life so for that I am great full for every harvest I get no.matter how big small or buck or doe I am very grateful for its sacrifice

  • Ronnie's avatar

    @Brian a men brother

  • Rich's avatar

    Congrats brother! Good looking buck

  • Ronnie's avatar

    @Rich hey thanks bud

  • Dave's avatar

    @Lisa I agree 100 percent Becka Sue I give thanks for the harvest when killed and I give thanks before it’s eaten for I know who provided that harvest for me. My Lord and Savior

  • Lisa's avatar

    @Dave ....and ya know Billy Bob.....I almost feel stupid for even saying anything. All of my friends don't do what I mentioned. Just a lot of other folks that I don't really know, were and have been. You're welcome to kindly tell me to hush sometimes, ya know. I dont ever want to think too highly of myself. Lol😉

  • Dave's avatar

    @Lisa Your words are always right on to the post that you respond to

  • Ronnie's avatar

    @Dave yes sir

  • Lisa's avatar

    @Ronnie and @Dave I love you guys....ya know, I had an interview today, and it makes me feel a bit overwhelmed in giving up some of my freedom to do this job. But I come on GoWild and see all those that I follow, and some of those super kind folks that are always in my GoWild life...and it means a ton to me!🙏 Sorta like when you're standing on the top of a mountain and the breeze blows by, and you hear an elk bugling. Makes ya happy! Thanks guys

  • Ronnie's avatar

    @Lisa aww thanks we love you too glad we can help that's what friends are for

  • Dave's avatar

    @Lisa Love ya Becka Sue. Go Wild has helped me in so many ways and awesome folks like you and Ronnie are huge Blessing to me

  • Ronnie's avatar

    @Dave aww thanks buddy I feel the same about you and @Lisa

  • Lisa's avatar

    😁 @Dave and @Ronnie

  • Ronnie's avatar

    @Lisa there's nothen there

  • Lisa's avatar

    @Ronnie I screenshot it.😉 It was a "group hug."😁

  • Ronnie's avatar

    @Lisa 😁😁😁

  • Scott's avatar

    Why heck yeah! Congrats

  • Ronnie's avatar

    @Scott thanks brother I appreciate it

  • Charles's avatar

    Nice!👊🏻

  • Ronnie's avatar

    @Charles thanks man 👊

  • John's avatar

    Congratulations

  • Ronnie's avatar

    @John thank you

  • Scott's avatar

    @Lisa wholeheartedly agree. There are many subspecies of whitetail deer in the US. What is a monster in one state will vary in size concideribg the subspecies in another state. Apart from subspecies, they all live day to day in survival mode. They all are very smart and to harvest one of any size isn’t a feat that everyone can accomplish. Thus they all are trophies.

  • Scott's avatar

    @Ronnie my father taught me at a very young age a tradition of the Cherokee. I kneel down, pluck one of its whiskers and thank the lord above for His creation and provision. I thank God and the animal for its life and sacrifice. Then I blow that whisker into the wind. That way, that animals DNA will forever be on the land from which it roamed.

  • Lisa's avatar

    @Scott May I ask you why in all God's green earth you tagged me and chose to say what you did to me???

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Ronnie D

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I’m a avid hunter and fisherman I hunt Squirrels rabbits deer and turkey I am a happily married man with wonderful kids just got my daughter her first deer a few seasons ago my wife and kids are my everything I love them all deeply

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