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#5400318 - 11/05/14 10:34 AM mistaken identity.......
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Registered: 11/22/11
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Loc: Buda Texas
Yesterday I shot a nice buck. Problem is he wasn't the one I thought he was. I had pictures of a high ugly 10 pointer that was on the list. So when I saw his really high rack I assumed it was the high ten pointer. Sadly after I took the shot and walked up to him he was a high 8 pointer, not the 10 pointer. I was to quick on the trigger, unlike last year when I was unable to pull the trigger on a monster buck.

I pulled the jawbone from him today, and as I expected he was only a 3.5 year old. Makes me sad to think what he could of been in a year or two. Still learning I guess.

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#5400332 - 11/05/14 10:36 AM Re: mistaken identity....... [Re: S.A. hunter]
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Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 25909
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Better a 3yr old 8 than a 4yr old ten imo.

Nerves can get the best of anyone. Congrats on the deer by the way nothing to be ashamed of. You got a pic?
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#5400350 - 11/05/14 10:41 AM Re: mistaken identity....... [Re: Navasot]
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Registered: 02/16/11
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Loc: Annetta TX
Originally Posted By: Navasot
Better a 3yr old 8 than a 4yr old ten imo.

Nerves can get the best of anyone. Congrats on the deer by the way nothing to be ashamed of. You got a pic?
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#5400358 - 11/05/14 10:44 AM Re: mistaken identity....... [Re: S.A. hunter]
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Registered: 06/13/10
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Loc: Breckenridge Tx
Originally Posted By: S.A. hunter
Yesterday I shot a nice buck. Problem is he wasn't the one I thought he was. I had pictures of a high ugly 10 pointer that was on the list. So when I saw his really high rack I assumed it was the high ten pointer. Sadly after I took the shot and walked up to him he was a high 8 pointer, not the 10 pointer. I was to quick on the trigger, unlike last year when I was unable to pull the trigger on a monster buck.

I pulled the jawbone from him today, and as I expected he was only a 3.5 year old. Makes me sad to think what he could of been in a year or two. Still learning I guess.


A lot of us have been there, don't feel too bad. Just learn from your mistake.
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#5400360 - 11/05/14 10:45 AM Re: mistaken identity....... [Re: S.A. hunter]
S.A. hunter Offline
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Registered: 11/22/11
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Loc: Buda Texas
Yeah, I was on one side of the blind and my nephew was on the other. He quietly yells buck buck buck. So I grabbed the rifle go to his side of the blind. I see the buck chasing doe and i though identified him and as soon as he stopped to posture I took the shot. I'll post a pic in a bit.

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#5400363 - 11/05/14 10:46 AM Re: mistaken identity....... [Re: S.A. hunter]
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Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
On the bright side, maybe you will have a high horned 10 point around to hunt next year.
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#5400368 - 11/05/14 10:48 AM Re: mistaken identity....... [Re: S.A. hunter]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/14/09
Posts: 6054
Loc: Goldthwaite,Tx
Originally Posted By: S.A. hunter
Yesterday I shot a nice buck. Problem is he wasn't the one I thought he was. I had pictures of a high ugly 10 pointer that was on the list. So when I saw his really high rack I assumed it was the high ten pointer. Sadly after I took the shot and walked up to him he was a high 8 pointer, not the 10 pointer. I was to quick on the trigger, unlike last year when I was unable to pull the trigger on a monster buck.

I pulled the jawbone from him today, and as I expected he was only a 3.5 year old. Makes me sad to think what he could of been in a year or two. Still learning I guess.



whip There that make you feel better. grin

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#5400369 - 11/05/14 10:48 AM Re: mistaken identity....... [Re: S.A. hunter]
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Registered: 09/26/07
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Loc: East Texas
Congrats on a nice buck!!! It happens!!! Nothing to beat yourself up about!!!
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#5400379 - 11/05/14 10:52 AM Re: mistaken identity....... [Re: S.A. hunter]
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Registered: 08/20/13
Posts: 904
Loc: Fannin and Hall
I'm gonna get lashed for this but, I never minded taking 3.5 -8 points would rather leave my 10+ 3.5 and 4.5's
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#5400391 - 11/05/14 10:56 AM Re: mistaken identity....... [Re: S.A. hunter]
8pointdrop Online   sleepy
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Registered: 12/16/11
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Watched my lil sis kill an 11point 2.5 year old. It happens and isn't the end of the world. She is really proud of her deer and has a nice euro. That was 3 years ago and I've wondered what he'd be today.

Let's see this high racked 8, I bet he's a great buck.

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#5400399 - 11/05/14 11:00 AM Re: mistaken identity....... [Re: S.A. hunter]
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Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 2212
Loc: Buda Texas
I never thought about it that way. But it makes sense, and I feel better. Hell he might even be a 11 pointer this year because he had a extra point coming out of his g2. I'm done for the season. Just gonna take a doe In January.

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#5400404 - 11/05/14 11:01 AM Re: mistaken identity....... [Re: S.A. hunter]
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#5400407 - 11/05/14 11:03 AM Re: mistaken identity....... [Re: S.A. hunter]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41084
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: S.A. hunter
I never thought about it that way. But it makes sense, and I feel better. Hell he might even be a 11 pointer this year because he had a extra point coming out of his g2. I'm done for the season. Just gonna take a doe In January.


Why be done, I think I have as much fun with camera as my rifle

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#5400412 - 11/05/14 11:05 AM Re: mistaken identity....... [Re: S.A. hunter]
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Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
That is a nice buck cheers
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#5400415 - 11/05/14 11:05 AM Re: mistaken identity....... [Re: S.A. hunter]
S.A. hunter Offline
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Registered: 11/22/11
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Loc: Buda Texas
Oh I'll be out there again when my son comes home from college. But my dad has to hunt.

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