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#5401703 - 11/05/14 08:22 PM Panhandle 9 pt down. Thank goodness for tracking dogs!
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Registered: 11/19/09
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Loc: TX Panhandle
This is a deer we have watched for 3 years. I posted a thread a few weeks ago about him.

I checked the game cams Monday afternoon and seen where he was on there with 2 does. I took my gun and sat in that blind that evening.

We have never seen any deer move across a dry pond bed, so I wasn't prepared for them to come that way. It happened very quickly.

He was trailing 2 does at 5:00 pm, and I had a small window. I didn't make a great shot. Followed up with another one, breaking his front right leg, and tried to get a 3rd in him before he hit the thick woods.

We found blood but we decided to not push him. I called a friend/ TPWD biologist if he could assist me this morning.

We met at 6:00, and hit the trail. Within an hour and only 200 yards from where we quit trailing him the dogs got him up and I was able to put one in him that ended the chase.

Glad he his not suffering and glad we backed out and brought the dogs in.

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#5401714 - 11/05/14 08:26 PM Re: Panhandle 9 pt down. Thank goodness for tracking dogs! [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Nice buck. Glad everything worked out and were able to get him on the ground.
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#5401715 - 11/05/14 08:26 PM Re: Panhandle 9 pt down. Thank goodness for tracking dogs! [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Registered: 06/26/13
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Loc: Nevada, TX
Congrats, that is a nice buck. cheers

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#5401716 - 11/05/14 08:26 PM Re: Panhandle 9 pt down. Thank goodness for tracking dogs! [Re: Bulldog4949]
Southtexas36 Offline
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Registered: 01/02/11
Posts: 3372
Loc: Houma, LA
Congrats on a great buck, glad everything worked out for you. up
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#5401720 - 11/05/14 08:28 PM Re: Panhandle 9 pt down. Thank goodness for tracking dogs! [Re: Bulldog4949]
Bulldog4949 Offline
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Registered: 11/19/09
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Thx guys. I got maybe 2 hrs sleep last night.

I thought this buck was 5.5 but his jaw says he 6.5. Biologist agreed also.
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#5401741 - 11/05/14 08:39 PM Re: Panhandle 9 pt down. Thank goodness for tracking dogs! [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Registered: 12/25/10
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Loc: Texas Panhandle
Good retrieve and Great deer....Trailing 2 does this early up there ?

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#5401756 - 11/05/14 08:44 PM Re: Panhandle 9 pt down. Thank goodness for tracking dogs! [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Congrats on a very nice buck up Good call on backing out last night. cheers
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#5401774 - 11/05/14 08:52 PM Re: Panhandle 9 pt down. Thank goodness for tracking dogs! [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Lotto, yes. He was on their butt too. Seen a buck chasing Sunday night too, in the vicinity of where I shot this deer. Could not tell if it was him though.
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#5401785 - 11/05/14 08:56 PM Re: Panhandle 9 pt down. Thank goodness for tracking dogs! [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Loc: central texas
Good buck and I hate when as much as I hate when a deer gets wounded I do love running behind a good tracking dog.
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#5401788 - 11/05/14 08:57 PM Re: Panhandle 9 pt down. Thank goodness for tracking dogs! [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Congrats on a very nice buck up Good call on backing out last night. cheers

Yep and good assist on the GW and the pooches up
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#5401823 - 11/05/14 09:06 PM Re: Panhandle 9 pt down. Thank goodness for tracking dogs! [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Nice buck. Glad you had some good help finding him...Great pics too with the bluestem in the background.
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#5401825 - 11/05/14 09:06 PM Re: Panhandle 9 pt down. Thank goodness for tracking dogs! [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Congrats on a great buck. Good tracking dogs are worth their weight...nice pics. cheers
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#5401832 - 11/05/14 09:09 PM Re: Panhandle 9 pt down. Thank goodness for tracking dogs! [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Nice 9!!
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#5401853 - 11/05/14 09:13 PM Re: Panhandle 9 pt down. Thank goodness for tracking dogs! [Re: Bulldog4949]
jdk1985 Offline
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Registered: 08/15/11
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Loc: Waco, TX
great. glad you finished the deal

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#5401910 - 11/05/14 09:35 PM Re: Panhandle 9 pt down. Thank goodness for tracking dogs! [Re: Bulldog4949]
Kelly223 Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 206
Loc: Panhandle. Tx
I have a buck just like that on camera??? Nice deer J

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