close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Deer Hunting

Reply

2013 Missouri Buck, My Best Ever!

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 12-11-2013, 04:23 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SW MO
Posts: 1,317
2013 Missouri Buck, My Best Ever!

I've killed several bucks in the 120's in 30 years of deer hunting but nothing scoring over 125" until this year. I was hunting about 5 hours from home near the Iowa and Illinois borders and got my best buck ever in crazy fashion.

For the first time ever I had forgotten to chamber a round when I sat down and he spooked from the dry fire at 80 yds. As he ran off I chambered a round and stopped him at 150 yds. I hit him poorly as he spun to run and couldn't find any blood that evening. I found blood the next morning and trailed him about 150 yds uphill where I jumped him in his bed and finished him off. He scores 143 6/8 with the broken right brow tine. I figure he would have gone 147 with the tine. Great mass and tine length and a great story to go along with it!

__________________
The critters have to win every time, I only have to win once.

NRA Life Member
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 12-11-2013, 04:52 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Mar 2009
    Location: NW WI
    Posts: 201
    Re: 2013 Missouri Buck, My Best Ever!

    Nice buck indeed. Congratulations!
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 12-11-2013, 06:38 PM
    Official LRH Sponsor
     
    Join Date: Jun 2004
    Location: Fort Shaw, Montana
    Posts: 6,847
    Re: 2013 Missouri Buck, My Best Ever!

    Very nice buck, you have just raised your bar!!!

    Congrats!!
    __________________
    Kirby Allen(50)

    Allen Precision Shooting
    Home of the Allen Magnum, Allen Xpress and Allen Tactical Wildcats and the Painkiller Muzzle brakes.

    Farther, Faster and Flatter then ever before.

    Web Page: www.apsrifles.com

    allenmagnum@gmail.com
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 12-11-2013, 06:57 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jul 2004
    Location: OHIO
    Posts: 2,417
    Re: 2013 Missouri Buck, My Best Ever!

    Love the mass. You take him to taxidermist? What's your thought on getting the broken tine repaired/replaced? Some guys do, some don't.
    __________________
    Derek M.
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 12-11-2013, 07:42 PM
    Bronze Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2011
    Location: Moss,Tn.
    Posts: 37
    Re: 2013 Missouri Buck, My Best Ever!

    Very nice buck. You've got me beat. My best to date is a 135 4/8 buck I got in '09.
    Reply With Quote
      #6  
    Unread 12-11-2013, 08:55 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jul 2004
    Location: SW MO
    Posts: 1,317
    Re: 2013 Missouri Buck, My Best Ever!

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Derek M. View Post
    Love the mass. You take him to taxidermist? What's your thought on getting the broken tine repaired/replaced? Some guys do, some don't.
    He is definitely going on the wall. As far as the tine, if he had had it when I shot him and he broke it off running away, I'd probably have it repaired. Since it was already broken when I shot him I'm going to leave it just as it is. Thanks for the compliments guys!
    __________________
    The critters have to win every time, I only have to win once.

    NRA Life Member
    Reply With Quote
      #7  
    Unread 12-11-2013, 11:35 PM
    Bronze Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2012
    Posts: 30
    Re: 2013 Missouri Buck, My Best Ever!

    Congratulations! nice one
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes



    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:41 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC