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Dwayne_Ensign_Missouri 10 Point

This is a photo of Dwayne Ensign’s (MBA member,Pelahatchie, MS) rutting Missouri buck he shot last Thursday (November 10, 2016,) at 3:20 PM.  Dwayne shot him on the last day of a 5-day hunt, so he didn’t have the luxury taking daylight photos the next day.  He did get a few photos in front of truck lights.  Also included is a photo of where Dwaynes 10 point fell.  He was the biggest body buck Dwayne had ever taken.  Estimated weight was 270 lbs.

Also included below is a picture of coyotes that Dwayne  shot on his place in Rankin County, MS the morning we left for Missouri.

 


Dwayne_Ensign_Missouri 10 Point

This is a photo of Dwayne Ensign’s rutting Missouri buck he shot last Thursday (November 10, 2016,) at 3:20 PM.  Dwayne shot him on the last day of a 5-day hunt, so he didn’t have the luxury taking daylight photos the next day.  He did get a few photos in front of truck lights. 

Also included is a photo of where Dwayne’s 10 point fell.  He was the biggest body buck Dwaynehave ever taken.  Estimated weight was 270 lbs.

The coyotes were shot on Dwayne’s place in Rankin County the morning he left for Missouri.

 


Also included above is a picture of coyotes that Dwayne  Ensign shot on his place in Rankin County, MS the morning he left for Missouri.


Early Season Controlling the Deer Herd:

Image and Harvest Data submitted by Joe R. Bumgardner, M.D. (MBA Area Director from Starkville, MS)
This morning (10/11/2016) I welcomed the cool temperature (50 degrees) in North Mississippi (Starkville). I had previously located a tree that I placed a bright-eye for easy location in the dark. Thirty minutes before 1st light, I was 'settled-in' on my Treewalker climbling treestand (@ 28 feet high). Shortly after 1st light, I had an anterless deer at 25 yards but did not have enough light to be absolutely sure it was not a spike or button buck. The remaining morning was quite until ~9:30AM when a mature doe approached my stand and eventually presented a broadside shot. My 50# Mathews Monster Chill SD-X was 'up to the task at hand' and my Beman Hunter 500 arrow was right on for a 28 yard shot that found its mark for a double lung pass through shot (thanks to my 'razor' sharp Montec G5 100 grain broadhead). This mature doe made it only 45 yards from the point of impact until she was 'down for the count'! I heard her 'crash' but did not witness it because of the thick woods I was hunting. I was able to use my binoculars and saw good sign on my arrow on the ground and saw bright blood on the adjacent leaves at the point of impact. Following my usual 30 minute wait, I descended to the ground and was able to follow a generous blood trail to my 110 mature doe. Shortly thereafter, I was en-route to my preferred deer processor! A great early season bowhunt!

Joe R. Bumgardner, M.D., F.A.C.S.
8 Countryside Road
Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: 662-323-1514
Mobile: 662-617-1514
E-mail: bowdoc1@bellsouth.net
E-mail: joebumgardner@icloud.com  


LEE  TAYLOR :
You can't put in any more deadly than that one! Congratulations!

about 2 years ago
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1. Full Name of the Bowhunter.    MBA Area Director-Ben Carver
2. Hometown of the Bowhunter.   Starkville, MS
3. Date of harvest. 10/9/2016
4. Animal Harvested (Whitetail, mule deer, elk, turkey, etc.)   whitetail
5. Location of the harvest (State, City, County etc.)   Oktibbeha County
6. Morning or evening hunt. evening
7. Shot distance. 22 yards 
8. Distance animal traveled. 80 yards
9. Number of points (if applicable).   9 point
10. Interior Spread of Antlers (if applicable). 17 inches
11. Animal age and weight (live or dressed weight) if known.   5.5 years  232 pounds
12. Shot placement. (heart, double lung, et              double lung
13. Estimated P&Y Green score (if available).    145
14. Equipment used. (Bow brand and model, arrow shaft, broadhead, sights etc.)  Mathews Z7.  Gold Tip 5575 arrows.  Thunderhead 100 grain.  

This was a deer that my son had named El Toro three years ago.  He was by far the hardest whitetail I’ve had the opportunity to chase.  He was almost exclusively nocturnal.  My eight year old son wanted a shot at this deer for his first deer, so I had made a deal not to shoot at him.  Around 6:45 p.m., a mature 8 point came into the food plot at 25 yards, and I shot directly over his back.  As I saw the arrow fly over his back, I thought the hunt was over.  But, no harm was done.  Often times, when I shoot a deer or miss one, I will stay in the stand, because it seems that when the conditions are right, another deer is soon to walk in.  In this case, I reasoned against going and looking for my arrow, and decided to sit until dark.  About 5 minutes after my missed opportunity, I looked out of the pocket window of the ground blind and saw this buck standing at 25 yards. It was dusk, and though I could see a mature deer and the outline of a heavy-set rack, I had no idea it was El Toro. I nervously got another arrow nocked, and got my facemask back on.  I arrowed him at 22 yards walking.  Because it was a high shot, with no exit, there was no blood found.  A friend found him in the cutover about 75 yards away.  The broadhead was about to penetrate the other side, so the broadhead worked a number on him as he ran.  
Hayes has forgiven me, but he says that I have to find another good buck for him to shoot. (ha)  
 


JOE  BUMGARDNER :
Congrats Ben and thanks for sharing your good fortune with our Bowhunting Community!!

about 2 years ago
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LEE  TAYLOR :
That's a beautiful buck! Congratulations to you and best of luck to your son!

about 2 years ago
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1. Full Name of the Bowhunter.    MBA Area Director-Ben Carver
2. Hometown of the Bowhunter.   Starkville, MS
3. Date of harvest. 10/9/2016
4. Animal Harvested (Whitetail, mule deer, elk, turkey, etc.)   whitetail
5. Location of the harvest (State, City, County etc.)   Oktibbeha County
6. Morning or evening hunt. evening
7. Shot distance. 22 yards 
8. Distance animal traveled. 80 yards
9. Number of points (if applicable).   9 point
10. Interior Spread of Antlers (if applicable). 17 inches
11. Animal age and weight (live or dressed weight) if known.   5.5 years  232 pounds
12. Shot placement. (heart, double lung, et              double lung
13. Estimated P&Y Green score (if available).    145
14. Equipment used. (Bow brand and model, arrow shaft, broadhead, sights etc.)  Mathews Z7.  Gold Tip 5575 arrows.  Thunderhead 100 grain.  

This was a deer that my son had named El Toro three years ago.  He was by far the hardest whitetail I’ve had the opportunity to chase.  He was almost exclusively nocturnal.  My eight year old son wanted a shot at this deer for his first deer, so I had made a deal not to shoot at him.  Around 6:45 p.m., a mature 8 point came into the food plot at 25 yards, and I shot directly over his back.  As I saw the arrow fly over his back, I thought the hunt was over.  But, no harm was done.  Often times, when I shoot a deer or miss one, I will stay in the stand, because it seems that when the conditions are right, another deer is soon to walk in.  In this case, I reasoned against going and looking for my arrow, and decided to sit until dark.  About 5 minutes after my missed opportunity, I looked out of the pocket window of the ground blind and saw this buck standing at 25 yards. It was dusk, and though I could see a mature deer and the outline of a heavy-set rack, I had no idea it was El Toro. I nervously got another arrow nocked, and got my facemask back on.  I arrowed him at 22 yards walking.  Because it was a high shot, with no exit, there was no blood found.  A friend found him in the cutover about 75 yards away.  The broadhead was about to penetrate the other side, so the broadhead worked a number on him as he ran.  
Hayes has forgiven me, but he says that I have to find another good buck for him to shoot. (ha)  
 


JOE  BUMGARDNER :
Congrats Ben and thanks for sharing your good fortune with our Bowhunting Community!!

about 2 years ago
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MBA Member Lee Duet from Crystal Springs, MS  killed this Columbian blacktail deer in Mendocino  county California on July 23rd. Lee's shot distance was 40 yds. His Buck only ran 20 yds after shot. 
Lee's equipment included a 100 grain Rage 2 blade broadhead with Easton fmj arrow from an elite bow . Congratulations Lee on taking this fine Columbian Blacktail and thanks for sharing your good fortune with our bowhunters. 
 


J. J. Brock’s Turkey Hunt (3/22/16)

I was hunting from a double bull dark horse blind.  My equipment was a Samick three-piece recurve bow with 50 pound limbs.  Arrow was a Gold Tip 55/75.  Broadhead was a 125 gr. three bladed snuffer with a 100 gr. steel adapter. The evening before my hunt I scouted on a pipeline.  I saw several turkeys, a couple of gobblers were strutting.  I determined that it was a good spot and set up my blind after the turkeys had left the area. I went back before daylight the next day.  He gobbled on the roost about daybreak.  I gave him a soft tree yep.  He answered with a gobble.  I gave him time to fly down and then I cut and cackled.  He answered with a gobble on the ground.  I waited about 10 or 15 minutes.  He was gobbling off and on during this time.  I yelped at him softly during this time.  He popped out on the pipeline about 25 yards from me.  He had about 5 hens and 2 jakes with him.  He was in full strut.  I didn’t call anymore.  He saw my two hen decoys (Avian Decoy) and began to approach the decoys.  He’s strutting and drumming thru the decoys.  I waited until he presented me with what I thought to be my best shot.  It was about 10 or 12 yards.  He fell where I shot him.  The arrow went thru him in his chest area.   


I just completed 2 successful days at our Lee’s Bend Hunting Club chasing turkeys. As some of you may already know, I was successful day before yesterday morning taking a nice bird on Quavis East field using one of my ground blind set-ups. This past morning, I was successful again from another of my ground blind set-up in the east woods of field #8. Had a longbeard to start his gobbling at 6:30AM. He flew down at ~6:45AM and I eventually worked him into my blind for a 15 yard shot and my trusty Mathews Monster Chill SD-X bow performed admirably. This bird had a 10 2/8-inch beard and 7/8 inch spurs (just a nice 2-year-old bird). I have attached some sample photos of my good fortune at Lee’s Bend over the past couple of days. I returned to Starkville yesterday afternoon in view of the rain, (my good fortune over the last 2 days) and also for the fact that my microwave became totally dysfunctional. Hope to try them again some next week after I get my microwave replaced.  

Joe R. Bumgardner, M.D., F.A.C.S.
MBA Web Site Publishing Editor/Special Events Chairman/
MBA Liaison Officer/MBA Past President
Mississippi Bowhunters Association
8 Countryside Road
Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: 662-323-1514
Mobile: 662-617-1514
Fax: 662-615-3924
E-mail: bowdoc1@bellsouth.net
Web Site: www.mississippibowhunters.com


I just completed 2 successful days at our Lee’s Bend Hunting Club chasing turkeys. As some of you may already know, I was successful day before yesterday morning taking a nice bird on Quavis East field using one of my ground blind set-ups. This past morning, I was successful again from another of my ground blind set-up in the east woods of field #8. Had a longbeard to start his gobbling at 6:30AM. He flew down at ~6:45AM and I eventually worked him into my blind for a 15 yard shot and my trusty Mathews Monster Chill SD-X bow performed admirably. This bird had a 10 2/8-inch beard and 7/8 inch spurs (just a nice 2-year-old bird). I have attached some sample photos of my good fortune at Lee’s Bend over the past couple of days. I returned to Starkville yesterday afternoon in view of the rain, (my good fortune over the last 2 days) and also for the fact that my microwave became totally dysfunctional. Hope to try them again some next week after I get my microwave replaced.  

Joe R. Bumgardner, M.D., F.A.C.S.
MBA Web Site Publishing Editor/Special Events Chairman/
MBA Liaison Officer/MBA Past President
Mississippi Bowhunters Association
8 Countryside Road
Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: 662-323-1514
Mobile: 662-617-1514
Fax: 662-615-3924
E-mail: bowdoc1@bellsouth.net
Web Site: www.mississippibowhunters.com



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