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#4829107 - 12/11/13 04:41 PM Houston County Buck
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Registered: 12/11/13
Posts: 86
Loc: Grapeland, TX
Got this 6.5 year old buck Nov 8 on my father's ranch (Poster-pnh) in Northwest Houston County. Had been getting pictures of him for 4 years but until that evening, no one had ever laid eyes on him. Sitting in a boxstand on the edge of a haymeadow within shouting distance from my parent's house. Had only seen 2 doe until 10 mins before dark, and my mother came driving down the county road coming home from work. About that time I saw a big body deer coming from the direction of the road, angling across the hay meadow straight towards me. Put my binocs up and a started arguing with myself that "it aint him, because it aint ever been him during the past 4 years." But I knew it was him. The lighting was terrible and I could barely make him out in my scope. I had to back off and start over, all the while he was still coming right towards me. I re-positioned my gun out of the northwest window, hoping (and praying) that he would jump a fence and be on the crest of a hill that might offer a little better light. He did, and I shot. Hind legs kicked out, and he ran about 100 yards and dropped. I think I jumped (rather than climbed) out of my stand and could hardly believe it was him. Low fence native East Texas buck that scored 164 4/8 non typical. He has 23 points that you can hang a wedding band on, 20 scoreable points. Inside spread was 20”; he has 6 in bases; 23" neck, weighed 192 lbs on the hoof. Buck of a lifetime in my 36th year! At the exact same moment, 2 miles away, his son (who we’d also been getting pictures of), was killed by a family member who hunts with us. Bloody Friday!






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#4829122 - 12/11/13 04:45 PM Re: Houston County Buck [Re: Keeper of the Flame]
DocBailey Offline
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Registered: 11/16/11
Posts: 4791
Loc: Abilene
Awesome story! Glad you finally got him before another hunter or mother nature did! Congrats on a great buck

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#4829142 - 12/11/13 04:51 PM Re: Houston County Buck [Re: DocBailey]
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Registered: 12/23/12
Posts: 683
Loc: Sand Storm Capital of TX
Originally Posted By: DocBailey
Awesome story! Glad you finally got him before another hunter or mother nature did! Congrats on a great buck


X 2

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#4829157 - 12/11/13 04:55 PM Re: Houston County Buck [Re: Cinch]
RussG Offline
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Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 265
that's good stuff...and a great buck!!!

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#4829170 - 12/11/13 05:02 PM Re: Houston County Buck [Re: RussG]
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Loc: Wise County Texas
What a dandy!!! Great patience you showed, not rushing a poor shot.

Very nice up
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#4829187 - 12/11/13 05:06 PM Re: Houston County Buck [Re: Western]
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Registered: 11/11/11
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Loc: Bellville, Tx
Great buck sir up congratulations cheers
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#4829226 - 12/11/13 05:21 PM Re: Houston County Buck [Re: TxDispatcher]
jshouse Offline
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Registered: 01/24/10
Posts: 6358
Loc: Rockwall
awesome buck(s), congrats
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#4829306 - 12/11/13 05:52 PM Re: Houston County Buck [Re: jshouse]
bigbuckboy Offline
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Registered: 10/27/04
Posts: 809
Loc: arlington texas
damn nice deer Houston county has some monsters.

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#4829355 - 12/11/13 06:21 PM Re: Houston County Buck [Re: Keeper of the Flame]
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Loc: Frisco, Tx.
Great looking rack. It's going to make an even better looking mount for your wall. Congratulations.
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#4829379 - 12/11/13 06:32 PM Re: Houston County Buck [Re: TxYoteHunter]
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The only downside of taking such a great buck is being able to take an even better one.

Congratulations on a awesome deer.
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#4829390 - 12/11/13 06:37 PM Re: Houston County Buck [Re: TxYoteHunter]
rifleman Offline
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 44356
Loc: Kingwood
Glad someone finally killed that buck! Congrats, he's a stud!

Tell dear ol' dad that those cows can take care of themselves, he should be hunting up

welcome

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#4829515 - 12/11/13 07:16 PM Re: Houston County Buck [Re: rifleman]
rifleman Offline
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 44356
Loc: Kingwood
I actually cleaned up a blurry pic for pnh last yr..he had no idea the deer loved y'all's neighbor that much grin


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#4829575 - 12/11/13 07:34 PM Re: Houston County Buck [Re: rifleman]
Erathkid Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
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Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
rofl What an awesome buck. Deer of a lifetime right there.
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#4829586 - 12/11/13 07:36 PM Re: Houston County Buck [Re: RussG]
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Originally Posted By: RussG
that's good stuff...and a great buck!!!
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#4829594 - 12/11/13 07:38 PM Re: Houston County Buck [Re: DocBailey]
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Registered: 01/25/13
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Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Originally Posted By: DocBailey
Awesome story! Glad you finally got him before another hunter or mother nature did! Congrats on a great buck


Outstanding! Glad to see your wait finally end. Big congrats. cheers

.....and welcome to the forum


Edited by Pitchfork Predator (12/11/13 07:39 PM)
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