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Well i'm a little excited this is my first trophy buck to take down and 2nd buck ever, my first buck was last year and it was a small 6 point that i walked up on the first day and shot him in impulse when i shouldve passed him up. but finally! got a 15 pt non typical buck w/ a 21.5 inch outside spread. I shot it w/ my 25.06 ruger from 235yds. perfect shot right behind his right shoulder and it never exited b/c it got lodged in one of his left sided ribs. it was neat. the shot froze him then 15 seconds later it's front hooves went into the air and it dropped straight onto it's back! it was amazing. This particular buck was w/ another buck, he was a 9pt. i believe but i took the one i did b/c i saw the width and decided it was a taker. they both were excellent bucks and were chasin a doe. if someone could post a pic off my cardomain i'd appreciate it. it would be on the 5th page. THANKS! one or the other doesn't matter. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/754419
 

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here's the pics, thats a nice deer
[img=500x375]http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/10/web/754000-754999/754419_61_full.jpg[/img]
[img=500x375]http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/10/web/754000-754999/754419_62_full.jpg[/img]
 

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Nice non-typical :bigthumb: Did you score it out?

*EDIT* Too slow with pic
 

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:bigthumb: nice deer man,,wtg,,should look realy good on the wall
 

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Good lookin buck! :bigthumb:
 

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dang some people have all the luck. I've been hunting over 10 years never even seen anything that big :wall:
 

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On 2005-11-21 21:29, DieselRam wrote:
dang some people have all the luck. I've been hunting over 10 years never even seen anything that big :wall:

haha dont feel bad, the one im after in vt last week and goin after again this weekend is smarter than me! :rotfl:



not too many with a rack like that where i hunt, impressive kill :bigthumb:

what kind of terrain did you hunt him in?
 

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the thing to remember about Texas and midwest deer are that they are either "raised" or in OK and Nebraska they have thousands of acres of crops which grows some huge bucks. I wouldnt be suprised if that buck isnt just 2.5 years old. But it is probably 4-5 years old. Its amazing what they can look like with a really good diet.
In the Northeast there is way more forests and so many places for the deer to hide. Deer like that dont get shot often. You're lucky if you even see one at all. They are wicked smart and once a deer up here reaches 3.5 years old they have a 99% chance of never being killed.
Its a whole different ball game up here than it is in the flat open farm lands of the midwest.
Up until this year it has been shotgun only. But I used my 30.06 this year and havent seen the benefit. The forests are too thick and you can rarely have more than a 100yd shot. There are alot of farms around here but like I said the deer are smart and dont go walking out to them when hunting season starts.



Very nice buck. I would be very proud of that.
You and your brother are some funny looking peeps. :flipoff:
 

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On 2005-11-22 10:32, GOD RAM IT wrote:
the thing to remember about Texas and midwest deer are that they are either "raised" or in OK and Nebraska they have thousands of acres of crops which grows some huge bucks. I wouldnt be suprised if that buck isnt just 2.5 years old. But it is probably 4-5 years old. Its amazing what they can look like with a really good diet.
In the Northeast there is way more forests and so many places for the deer to hide. Deer like that dont get shot often. You're lucky if you even see one at all. They are wicked smart and once a deer up here reaches 3.5 years old they have a 99% chance of never being killed.
Its a whole different ball game up here than it is in the flat open farm lands of the midwest.
Up until this year it has been shotgun only. But I used my 30.06 this year and havent seen the benefit. The forests are too thick and you can rarely have more than a 100yd shot. There are alot of farms around here but like I said the deer are smart and dont go walking out to them when hunting season starts.



Very nice buck. I would be very proud of that.
You and your brother are some funny looking peeps. :flipoff:

i hear that, the land i hunt in vt is a dang mountainside and im lucky to have a 70 yd shooting lane. ive learned that it makes you want it that much more and its soo much more satisfying when you get your kill becuase you had to work so hard for it...but i sure would like to pick one off in a field one of these days haha
 

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On 2005-11-22 13:12, 70HEMICUDA wrote:
Deer in TX are "raised"?

:withstupid: How so? I'll agree with that as far as high-fence ranches are concerned, but not everywhere to hunt in TX has high-fences...
 

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That was a question in response to a post above.I harvested an 8 pointer that grossed 131.5 P&Y last year on public land.I know not every place is high fenced.

Doug
 

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On 2005-11-22 13:32, 70HEMICUDA wrote:
That was a question in response to a post above.I harvested an 8 pointer that grossed 131.5 P&Y last year on public land.I know not every place is high fenced.

Doug

I know :bigthumb: I was agreeing with you and asking what HE meant, lol.
 

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i'm gonna start a war on here.......i think it's just because males of every species are smarter than females.....hahaha

i've seen 5 does so far this year and have yet to see the buck. there are scrapes all around the woods, so i know he's in there somewhere.

btw. just kidding about that male-female comment. please dont hurt me....
 

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Thanks, i'm goin to have the thing mounted but need some money lol. I've been chasing that other buck i saw for 2 days now and i haven't been able to find him for my brother. Ya about the age i figured he's probably a 4 year old and had potential to be a monster but you know i just couldn't pass the sucker up. And after i think about it and everything i think that other buck i passed up might have scored better being a typical buck but i feel no remorse. thanks for all the good coments and i wish everybody luck this season. but you can count on me posting next year with something bigger! hehe :D:
 

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DGT, i hunted him on a ranch w/ a lot of canyons and open country. pretty hilly and i was sitting on top a cliff overlooking both ways where these two creeks intersect and a meadow. the cliff gave me a good vantage point being able to see almost miles of country. really fun terrain to hunt in. :bigthumb:
 
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