2012 Opening Day Drop Tine Buck in Arizona

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by bonecollector777, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. bonecollector777

    bonecollector777 Well-Known Member

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    Got mine this morning! Opening day of the season. I had been watching this buck along with another smaller drop tine buck for about a month now. Saw him last night and he was in the same spot this morning bedded down in some thick junipers. I about stepped on him when he jumped out of the thicket and I shot him on the run at about a hundred yards.Drop was 8 1/2". Scored 165 3/8" gross
     

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  2. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    Way to start the season ! Nice buck.
     

  3. izquik72

    izquik72 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on a great AZ buck.
    I am assuming he was south of the Ditch.
     
  4. Altiman94

    Altiman94 Active Member

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    Wow, great buck! Can't beat that on opening day.
     
  5. bonecollector777

    bonecollector777 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah he is south of the ditch, but there have been some other pretty nice bucks come out of this area this year. A couple went 190+ and a lot of 180's. Last year a girl in the junior hunt shot a straight four point that scored 214"! So it's a little easier to get drawn for this unit and I live right next to it and still has big bucks.
     
  6. eshorebwhntr

    eshorebwhntr Well-Known Member

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    Awesome deer man. Gotta love drop tines.

    Congratulations