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Unread 12-11-2006, 09:42 PM
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Re: 549 yard Buck

Guys, don't get me wrong it is a great deer. I just hunt hard and I have done a lot of work to have the places I have. In normal years we just shoot a lot better deer than I have so far in Kansas and in the Panhandle. If I did not think he was a great deer I would not have shot him. I understand drought and tough hunting luck. I can very easily walk away without shooting anything but, I am a serious hunter and when I had the opportunity to harvest a mature 160 class deer I decided to.

Here are what some big deer look like and they are all still alive on one of my places except for the one that is obvisouly dead!
Big Deer I shot 2 years ago that is 25" inside and is in the low 170's.

This buck was 4.5yrs est. at the time of the picture and has 16 scoreable points. He is still alive and should be 7.5 now if I can find him. The deer beside him is 6.5 and is still a main fram 9pt that goes about 160 and then he has double forks and 4 kickers, once again if I can find him you will see close up pictures.

Nice 160" droptine deer that is still walking. He is in te 170's now.

Closest thing I have seen to what should be a typical 180" deer. This is a July picture and I have never seen him again. IF he does not grow anymore he will be in the high 160's. He has huge beams and tons of mass.

Another solid 160" deer with a double main beam

This deer is in the 28" range. He has a double beam that is about 18" long, a common base G2 and 4 sticker points.

Hope you enjoy. I have plenty more but I do not want to clog the place up. Any yes I took all the pictures and no I do not understand why I did not shoot some of them? Some were "too young" and some were not in season I guess.
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Unread 12-11-2006, 10:19 PM
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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Hunt South TX Live in Central TX
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Re: 549 yard Buck

Nice deer & great shot! Looks like you have a great deal of disciplin. It helps if you already have a nice wall hanger. I like to say "Let'em go so they can grow".. What part of South Tx. are you going to hunt? Yea I know about the drought I shot a 163" deer last year and Freer Deer Camp told me that if there hadn't been a drought the deer would of probably had another 10" added to the score.. Best of luck to you. I head out Sunday for the rest of the week. You know the RUT!!
I hunt South Texas
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Unread 12-11-2006, 10:46 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chickasaw Point, SC
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Re: 549 yard Buck


Congratulations on your shooting and a mature buck to be proud of. It appears you have some fantastic areas to hunt, good for you, I think maturity really makes a trophy, JMO. Best of luck on bagging one of those giants.
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Unread 12-12-2006, 01:13 PM
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Join Date: May 2005
Location: Bozeman, MT
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Re: 549 yard Buck

Nice buck, but no sympathy here either.

The radial flutes sure give your smith's work away!
Empirical results rule!
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Unread 12-12-2006, 07:55 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Mississippi
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Re: 549 yard Buck

OMG, this post should be renamed 'deer porn'. Congrats on the kill, 550 yards with a 160" buck in the crosshairs is not an easy feat.
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Unread 12-14-2006, 09:07 AM
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Re: 549 yard Buck

I just may be bad at taking pictures, but it seems like you not only shoot deer well with a rifle, but with the camera too!! That one picture with your baby looks great!! Big ol' smile on that future shooter! Congrats on the deer, and can't wait for pictures to come in the future of the deer in the pictures, laying on the ground!!!

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