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#5399514 - 11/04/14 10:49 PM My First Trophy(to me) buck!!
Jim A. Offline
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Registered: 11/23/07
Posts: 276
Loc: The Great State of Texas
Opening weekend, I finally got a buck that is a trophy to me. I had several encounters with this buck during bow season. The first encounter, he was just out of range and all I could do was watch him join a few does, also out of range. The second encounter was better but not really. He came in and stopped broadside quartering away at 18 yards. Doesn't get much better for a shot. I came to full draw, put the pin on his shoulder and let the arrow with the Rage broadhead fly. It was starting to get dark and what I failed to see was a small branch on a tree between us. It deflected the arrow and it stuck 7ft up in a different tree!! He ran about 40 yards, stopped and turned to see what heck that sound was. I was sick!! I didn't move a muscle so I that I didn't give away my position. Fast forward 2 weeks to opening weekend. Saturday morning was not good. My feeder never went off because the battery was not making a good connection. Didn't see a thing that morning. Saturday evening started off bad at my other set up because the cows came in and stayed. At 5pm I had enough and chased them away. About a minute after I sat back down in the stand I heard them come crashing through the woods back to the area. They didn't stop and kept running. I watched as a mountain lion trotted after them. By the time I got my gun up I couldn't get a shot. I just new my day was over. 15 minutes later a doe and button buck came in. They hung around for a minute and walked away. 15 minutes later 2 sows and 6 piglets came in. At 6pm this buck shows up. The shot was 96 yards with a Ruger M77 270 with a Simmons Buck Master scope shooting 130gr Hornady. He ran a total of 7 yards and fell over dead. Perfect heart shot. He weighed 156lbs and was stinking to high heaven. This is not my first deer but it is my first buck that I am proud to hang on a wall. I dropped him off at Dreamcatcher in Gatesville and should have him back in a month. Can't wait!!





Edited by Jim A. (11/04/14 11:10 PM)
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#5399522 - 11/04/14 10:58 PM Re: My First Trophy(to me) buck!! [Re: Jim A.]
10pointers Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 04/17/07
Posts: 7446
Loc: Pflugerville TX. between a roc...
Excellent a trophy indeed. Congrats up up

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#5399523 - 11/04/14 10:59 PM Re: My First Trophy(to me) buck!! [Re: Jim A.]
Fltmedic Offline
Tracker

Registered: 05/26/11
Posts: 696
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Great buck, he's definitely a trophy. Congrats!
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#5399524 - 11/04/14 11:01 PM Re: My First Trophy(to me) buck!! [Re: Jim A.]
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Registered: 03/23/14
Posts: 55
Absolutely a trophy. Congrats.
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#5399555 - 11/04/14 11:30 PM Re: My First Trophy(to me) buck!! [Re: Jim A.]
Buckfvr Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 09/19/10
Posts: 1595
Loc: Burleson
Nice buck. But back to the mountain lion, no shot?

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#5399560 - 11/04/14 11:35 PM Re: My First Trophy(to me) buck!! [Re: Fltmedic]
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Taking Requests

Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 22592
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Originally Posted By: Fltmedic
Great buck, he's definitely a trophy. Congrats!
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#5399567 - 11/04/14 11:45 PM Re: My First Trophy(to me) buck!! [Re: Jim A.]
swmays Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/06/10
Posts: 6144
Loc: Dallas / Hopkins Co.
Very nice! Congratulations.

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#5399570 - 11/04/14 11:51 PM Re: My First Trophy(to me) buck!! [Re: Jim A.]
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Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 34804
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
Congrats on a dang fine trophy!!! He will look good on the wall up
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#5399591 - 11/05/14 12:28 AM Re: My First Trophy(to me) buck!! [Re: Jim A.]
tth_40 Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 04/05/10
Posts: 14031
Loc: North Texas.
Well done!! Great looking deer, good post! up
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#5399594 - 11/05/14 12:33 AM Re: My First Trophy(to me) buck!! [Re: Jim A.]
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Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 12814
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Congrats on a very nice buck. He'll look great on the wall. cheers
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#5399641 - 11/05/14 04:07 AM Re: My First Trophy(to me) buck!! [Re: Jim A.]
Western Online   content
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 25243
Loc: Wise County Texas
Very nice buck, up
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#5399650 - 11/05/14 04:49 AM Re: My First Trophy(to me) buck!! [Re: 10pointers]
jdk1985 Offline
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Registered: 08/15/11
Posts: 12057
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: 10pointers
Excellent a trophy indeed. Congrats up up

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#5399663 - 11/05/14 05:17 AM Re: My First Trophy(to me) buck!! [Re: Jim A.]
bkj Offline
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Registered: 04/19/13
Posts: 1670
Loc: Cypress Texas
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Never before thought it was possible to have a female along and actually have MORE fun than by myself.

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#5399664 - 11/05/14 05:18 AM Re: My First Trophy(to me) buck!! [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Congrats on a very nice buck. He'll look great on the wall. cheers
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#5399666 - 11/05/14 05:21 AM Re: My First Trophy(to me) buck!! [Re: Jim A.]
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Registered: 04/27/05
Posts: 16661
Loc: Dallas 2 Jacksboro
Very nice buck up
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