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Greg  Virden : New MBA member Garrett Hill with a great buck he arrowed on Christmas Day!

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Greg  Virden : Ya'll bout ready to get after Tom turkey? MBA Director Steve Brown don't play! Can't wait for the pics and stories to start rolling in. Hope to have a few of my own!

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Greg  Virden : Pres Brad Martin and wife (bottom left), and VP Brain Montgomery (right) with son representing the MBA and having a great time with Paul Ott on the radio show Listen to the Eagle...

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Greg  Virden : MBA's First Lady Debi Martin Reppin Elite Archery with her big lizard!! Congrats Debi!!

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Greg  Virden : MBA member Trey Sandifer with a nice Midwest buck he killed in 2016!! Congrats again Trey!

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Greg  Virden : MBA President Brad Martin and wife Debi Lynn with a fine Mississippi whitetail!! Congrats on a great shot and a great buck Brad!

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Greg  Virden : MBA Director Jason Meyer with a great buck!

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Greg  Virden : MBA President Brad Martin is still grinning from killing his first bull elk this past September!! Congrats Brad!!

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Greg  Virden : Congrats to MBA Area Director Ben Carver from Starkville on a great P&Y buck!!

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Greg  Virden : MBA member Kenny Mac with a nice 8pt he made a perfect shot on recently..Congrats Kenny!!

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Greg  Virden : MBA Vice President Brain Montgomery traveled back to KS for the weekend & made a perfect shot this morning on this big Midwestern whitetail...Congrats Brian!!

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Greg  Virden : MBA Member with a Big Mississippi River buck he arrowed over Thanksgiving.. Congrats Doss!!

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Greg  Virden : 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) --Member Ben Carver

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Greg  Virden : 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

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Greg  Virden : MBA Member Timmy Renfroe with a Big Ol Kansas Sad Daddy

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Greg  Virden : New Life Member Brad Bounds with a Mississippi Pope & Young whitetail he took recently in Kemper County

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Greg  Virden : MBA VP Brian Montgomery with his Arizona bull.

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Greg  Virden : Life member Steve Brown with a nice Midwest buck.

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LEE  TAYLOR : My grand daughter and I had a very eventful afternoon. She and her brother came to spend the weekend with me and as usual, we did a lot of outdoor stuff and very little indoor stuff. We started the weekend setting a dozen coyote traps then shot bows for a while. Her brother had first chance to hunt and he chose to take the rifle and sit in a "bucks only" stand. He chose the only plot that has grass in it and it's got a 2 man ladder stand so we hit it. We saw 6 does but the buck that's been showing up late evening pulled a no show. Fast forward to this afternoon, she wanted to go to the ground blind I've had set up on the edge of a slough for about 3 years. It's normally a good spot but there's also normally water in the slough. It's dry as a bone now but the deer still walk the edge of it and when the Swamp Chestnuts are falling, they fall on the side of the ridge and most of them end up in the bottom. We'd no sooner got settled in the blind and got the Thermacell cranked up when she spotted some turkeys coming down the ridge. They were all jakes and came close enough I think I could've reached out and grabbed one. We managed to spook the turkeys and as soon as they ran off I spotted a doe about 75 yards out doing the rubberneck. She finally calmed down and fed on down the ridge and disappeared. Not too long later I heard foot steps right behind the blind. It started popping Chestnut hulls straight to the left of us and the only direction we didn't have a window open. She said she could hear it smacking his food but couldn't see him. Finally it moved to where she could see it out the front window and she told me it was a small buck. I asked how small and she said he was a spike and was standing perfect. I gave her the go ahead and she came to full draw. I was about to die from not being able to see the deer or see if it was angled right but we'd practiced it over and over so I trusted her. As soon as she released I heard the arrow hit and I jumped up to the window and saw the deer go off the ridge and into the dry slough. I could tell the arrow was further back than what I would've liked but it was in him and was up to the fletching. We high fived, replayed the scenario a few times, and after about 30 minutes got out of the blind to look for blood. I was sure we'd have to come back in a couple hours to look for it but told her we'd walk to the edge of the ridge and look for blood anyway. We found the first speck of blood about 20 yards from where the deer was standing and it got heavier as we followed it. I was hesitant to go past the ridge but once we got to the edge I saw the deer laying about 50 yards out in the bottom. I let her keep trailing the blood and she was nearly on top of the deer before she spotted him. The arrow luckily caught the liver and he didn't go far. She's killed a couple deer but this was her first bowkill and she's fired up! The Mathews Mustang with 35 lb draw weight and 100 gr Magnus Stinger did a number on him.

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Greg  Virden :
Great story Lee thanks for sharing!

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Greg  Virden : MBA member Warren Kennedy with a very nice MS buck he arrowed!! Congrats Warren!!

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Greg  Virden : MBA Life member Phil Fancher & Grandson Aiden Fancher with another Big bull from NM a few weeks ago..Congrats Phil!!

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Greg  Virden : MBA Donor Ty with his 2016 New Mexico Bull! Congratulations Ty on a stud of a bull!!

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Greg  Virden : MBA Life Member Slade Fancher put the smack down on a big NM Bull a few weeks ago!!

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Greg  Virden : MBA Life Member Steve Brown with his 2016 NM bull, Congrats Steve!

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Greg  Virden : MBA Vice President Brain Montgomery with his 2016 WY public land bull, Congrats Brian!!

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