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#5394142 - 11/02/14 03:02 PM Polk Couty 8pt. My biggest to date.
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Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 1600
Loc: Woodville, TX
I saw this deer on Thursday morning just after daylight. I was very excited, but was OK with the fact that it may be the first and last time to ever see him.
Just after daylight this morning, a group of 3 does and 2 fawns hopped out of the woods into the field I was overlooking. A buck ran out into the field, but turned back into the woods before I could tell just what he was.

About ten minutes latter, the sun began to shine on the very top of the hill in the field. I looked up and 'Ol Big Boy was standing in the sun literally glowing. From 350 yards, I could see his antlers. He had pushed another big doe into the field and she was at a trot, coming down the hill. I recognized him immediately. I got excited and reached for my gun. Then the worst thing possible happened, I dropped it and it landed on the eyepiece of my scope. I thought "OH Lord!! The biggest deer I have ever had the opportunity to shoot just stepped out and I have just wacked my scope. I prayed "Please Lord, let it not be off!" The buck began to trot down the hill, stopping about 180 yards out. I took a deep breath and squeezed the trigger. At the sound of the shot, he hit the ground!!

I bolted out of my stand and sprinted 200 yard yelling "Thank You Jesus!! with every breath. I was so excited.

I called my wife and left a message, called my dad and left a message, and began to take pictures, texting them to my coworkers.

He is a clean 8. 22 inch beams, 9 inch G2s, 7 inch G3s and 4 inch brows. I guessed him between 125 and 130. I am very pleased with him.

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#5394153 - 11/02/14 03:05 PM Re: Polk Couty 8pt. My biggest to date. [Re: Savage388]
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Registered: 08/04/10
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Congrats on getting your biggest buck to date. Great looking dark horned buck cheers
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#5394157 - 11/02/14 03:06 PM Re: Polk Couty 8pt. My biggest to date. [Re: Savage388]
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Registered: 01/08/09
Posts: 8198
Loc: Texas
Great buck, I'd be thrilled too.

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#5394197 - 11/02/14 03:39 PM Re: Polk Couty 8pt. My biggest to date. [Re: Savage388]
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Registered: 06/13/10
Posts: 3870
Loc: Breckenridge Tx
Nice 8 and congrats
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#5394201 - 11/02/14 03:41 PM Re: Polk Couty 8pt. My biggest to date. [Re: Savage388]
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Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 7163
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Congratulations, great job, beautiful buck.
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#5394203 - 11/02/14 03:41 PM Re: Polk Couty 8pt. My biggest to date. [Re: Savage388]
fbchunter Offline
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Registered: 08/24/10
Posts: 3459
Loc: Richmond,Texas
Congrats, very nice buck

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#5394319 - 11/02/14 04:56 PM Re: Polk Couty 8pt. My biggest to date. [Re: Savage388]
dogcatcher Online   content
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Registered: 07/17/06
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Congrats.
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#5394644 - 11/02/14 07:46 PM Re: Polk Couty 8pt. My biggest to date. [Re: Savage388]
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Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 8630
Loc: McKinney, TX
up Congrats!

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#5394660 - 11/02/14 07:50 PM Re: Polk Couty 8pt. My biggest to date. [Re: Savage388]
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Registered: 09/09/09
Posts: 1329
Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
Nice
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#5394676 - 11/02/14 07:54 PM Re: Polk Couty 8pt. My biggest to date. [Re: Savage388]
Fltmedic Offline
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Registered: 05/26/11
Posts: 666
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Good stuff right there!
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#5394796 - 11/02/14 08:51 PM Re: Polk Couty 8pt. My biggest to date. [Re: Savage388]
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Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 8953
Loc: Arlington, Tx/Coke Cnty
Awesome. congrats!!
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#5394828 - 11/02/14 09:03 PM Re: Polk Couty 8pt. My biggest to date. [Re: Savage388]
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Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 19263
Loc: Corsicana
That's a great buck! Heck, I'm excited for you too! Glad you got him.
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#5394830 - 11/02/14 09:04 PM Re: Polk Couty 8pt. My biggest to date. [Re: dlrz71]
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Loc: Mountain Home, Uvalde, and Big...
Awesome deer! Congrats!
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#5394838 - 11/02/14 09:05 PM Re: Polk Couty 8pt. My biggest to date. [Re: Savage388]
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Registered: 11/28/10
Posts: 948
Loc: North East Texas
Great buck!
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#5395128 - 11/03/14 03:02 AM Re: Polk Couty 8pt. My biggest to date. [Re: Savage388]
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Registered: 09/26/07
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Loc: East Texas
Nice buck man!!! Congrats!!!
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