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Old 11-04-2012, 10:46 PM
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2012 colo plains deer

I got this big body mule deer today Nov 4th. It was a one shot kill with my rem 700 in 300 win mag using 180 gn speer grand slam bullets. This was the first time that I have used these bullet and they seemed to get the job done. The big mulie was a 5x4 fairly heavey beams and a very large body that weighed 295 lbs. His rack is 26 inches wide. Not a record book deer by any means but I am real happy with him. The funny thing is I have been hunting white tails in this area for the last three days and have seen about 10 nice white tail bucks but have not been able to get a shot at one that I wanted to kill. Early today I was walking along the edge of a lake with trees between me and the lake on my right and sage brush and crp on my left and all at once I noticed a small spike white tailed buck ahead of me about 125 yrds standing at the edge of the cottonwood trees so I stoped to look at him and see if any thing else would be with him and shure enough this big mulie was behind him about 25 feet. So I droped down on my knees fliped my bypod out and droped the hammer on him and he spun around and headed for the trees and droped dead in the lake in 2 feet of water. So then I had to take my boots and socks off and wade in the water to get him in 40 degree weather. But I had a good hunt this year and saw alot of good bucks.
Loren.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:46 PM
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Re: 2012 colo plains deer

Holy crap!!! Wow
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:01 PM
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What a gorgeous buck! I LOVE lots of mass, and that one has it. I have GOT to do a mule deer hunt some day...

John
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:58 PM
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Re: 2012 colo plains deer

Loren, thats a record book buck in my book---congrats! I like the character and the mass.

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Old 11-05-2012, 11:59 PM
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Thanks guys!! I am still stoked.
We got the steaks and roasts cut and wraped tonight and will make the rest into sausage tomarrow.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:43 PM
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Re: 2012 colo plains deer

Super!!! The total of inches dont matter on a buck like that. He is a TOAD!!
I'll bet the other bucks in his area didn't mess with him.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:39 AM
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What a brute! Congrats!!! If you have not named him yet maybe you can call him Wade since he went for a swim.
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