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#2757994 - 11/16/11 09:42 AM Some Culls from the ranch
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 23348
Loc: Texas
We went down the past two weekends to do some hunting at our place. We dont have any of what we are calling a tropy catagory of deer at a harvesting age yet, but have several older culls dominating the feeders that needed to be taken out to give our younger deer with more potential room.

I got this guy at 7:15 opening morning, is a 7pt aged at 5.5. The deer came out early before light, I could see the buck, and knew it as one we wanted to shoot so I was already getting excited. There was a handfull of does and a 4.5 yo 10pt out there with them. The 7 chased the 10 and does off of the feeder and they moved towards the blind. Right after the feeder went off, the deer startled at something behind me down the sendero snorted and ran. I figured the morning was bust, but my feeder maid was the first to return within about 10 minutes. I shot behind the shoulder and he droped on the spot kicked a bit and got back up, I freaked out a bit, but could see the blood running down his side. So I held off the second shot, he looped around a tree then ran right back into the sendero and colapsed smack dab in the middle of the road 50 yards closer to the blind than where I shot him.



This is a buck/stag my brother shot this past weekend, had no balls and never looses velvet, and a coyote he got.




This is 4.5 yo 8pt dad shot, He is 16 inch wide. I have him boiled for a Euro, just havent scored him yet, thinking mid 120's, He has prettly long beams they hook way in and good mass.


They arent trophies in everyones eyes, but they sure are in ours! It was a great weekend with the family hunting our little piece of heaven.

matt



Edited by redchevy (11/16/11 09:44 AM)
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#2758069 - 11/16/11 10:03 AM Re: Some Culls from the ranch [Re: redchevy]
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Registered: 09/26/07
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Loc: East Texas
Congrats!!! I think they are very good trophies!!! The time spent with family - priceless!!!

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#2758154 - 11/16/11 10:26 AM Re: Some Culls from the ranch [Re: Seadog]
Curly Offline
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Registered: 08/08/08
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NICE "CULLS"!!

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#2758434 - 11/16/11 11:43 AM Re: Some Culls from the ranch [Re: Curly]
Wacohunter36 Offline
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Registered: 07/27/11
Posts: 195
Loc: Waco, TX
culls or trophies dont matter, its the time spent with family that REALLY matters. Nice deer!

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#2758444 - 11/16/11 11:45 AM Re: Some Culls from the ranch [Re: Curly]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
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Loc: Texas
They truely are trophies to us, after hunting his entire life, that is my dads biggest buck. We have bigger running around we have seen and have on cams, but they are still younger and we are trying to let them go. For us owning our own property has brought a whole new perspective to hunting, we are much more patient and interested in what we can to to benefit our deer the most. Its so hard to let walk what would easily be your best deer, but knowing what he could become makes it worth it for us. We have seen several deer progress over 4 years and it is cool to see what they turn into. We have not been able to recognize either of these deer from last year, but since we have fed all year protein and corn we are seeing alot of different deer that we have pulled from neighbors, I believe both of these deer were pulled in for the feed and water.

matt

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#2758540 - 11/16/11 12:09 PM Re: Some Culls from the ranch [Re: redchevy]
Captain Luke Offline
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Registered: 10/11/11
Posts: 1014
Loc: Duval County, Starr County
We just bought our little ranch in September of 2010. It has been an awesome experience preparing the land for our hunting. It's always exciting to check the cameras and see the potential the season has in store for us. We have only 96 acres, but it's in South Texas and in a decent area. We have decided to only shoot one buck (a 4.5 to 5.5 year old, mid 120's) and two doe this year. The only problem though is that our neighbors to the east of us (500 acres) have leased it out and it has sounded like WWIII coming out of there. I'm worried that the hunters there are going to kill most of the deer we've been watching the past two years. That buck we are after would be a real trophy to anyone in our family. I just hope it's one of us that gets him first or that he survives this year.

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#2758564 - 11/16/11 12:18 PM Re: Some Culls from the ranch [Re: Captain Luke]
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Registered: 09/22/11
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That bottom 8 is a brute!



Edited by Navasotbred (11/16/11 12:18 PM)
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#2758572 - 11/16/11 12:22 PM Re: Some Culls from the ranch [Re: Captain Luke]
ddmm Offline
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Registered: 10/29/10
Posts: 406
Loc: Haslet
Unless you know the neighbors, you can't control what they do. Just keep concentrating on your place and good things will happen. you need to shoot a couple of does for each of the bucks you take. The does supply part of the genetics also, so the older does need to be culled just like the bucks.

Good luck, but most of all, have fun!!


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#2758676 - 11/16/11 12:59 PM Re: Some Culls from the ranch [Re: Wacohunter36]
RDNCK Offline
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Registered: 09/30/10
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Loc: Forney
Originally Posted By: Wacohunter36
culls or trophies dont matter, its the time spent with family that REALLY matters. Nice deer!

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#2758698 - 11/16/11 01:07 PM Re: Some Culls from the ranch [Re: redchevy]
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 1780
Loc: Dallas, Tx.
You got a couple of good racks, got a cull out of the herd and put lots of meat in the freezer with a yote as a bonus. Sounds like a good time so far. Congratulations to you all. up


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#2758778 - 11/16/11 01:33 PM Re: Some Culls from the ranch [Re: TxYoteHunter]
TXW Offline
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Registered: 08/24/10
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Loc: Aledo
Really nice culls.


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#2758806 - 11/16/11 01:40 PM Re: Some Culls from the ranch [Re: TXW]
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Loc: McKinney, TX

cheers

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#2758890 - 11/16/11 02:11 PM Re: Some Culls from the ranch [Re: ddmm]
Captain Luke Offline
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Registered: 10/11/11
Posts: 1014
Loc: Duval County, Starr County
Yeah, you're correct. We'll just have to take the good with the bad.
Originally Posted By: ddmm
Unless you know the neighbors, you can't control what they do. Just keep concentrating on your place and good things will happen. you need to shoot a couple of does for each of the bucks you take. The does supply part of the genetics also, so the older does need to be culled just like the bucks.

Good luck, but most of all, have fun!!


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#2758918 - 11/16/11 02:16 PM Re: Some Culls from the ranch [Re: Captain Luke]
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Nice deer. Don't matter what you want to call them, once you kill them they are yours to keep.

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#2758966 - 11/16/11 02:26 PM Re: Some Culls from the ranch [Re: stxranchman]
Deerlirous Offline
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Registered: 11/17/09
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Loc: Rowlett
Congrats.

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