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#5404883 - 11/07/14 09:50 AM Let one walk yesterday
NETxHunter Offline
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Registered: 10/27/06
Posts: 958
Loc: Longview, Tx
I was bow hunting yesterday and had 6 doe come in followed by an 8 point. He stopped broadside at 20 yards. I initially drew on him but decided to wait for a bigger buck. He didn't show up yesterday but was there the day before at 5:00pm. Hopefully today I get a shot at something this afternoon. After all its my 35th birthday. What's better than sticking a good buck on your b-day?

This is the one that I let walk. He's young





This is the one I was holding out for.





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#5404887 - 11/07/14 09:52 AM Re: Let one walk yesterday [Re: NETxHunter]
daniel1381 Offline
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Registered: 03/07/12
Posts: 3514
Loc: longview texas
Would have been hard to pass up
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#5404895 - 11/07/14 09:55 AM Re: Let one walk yesterday [Re: NETxHunter]
DirtNapTET Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/08/13
Posts: 489
Loc: America
Happy Birthday man!

Great buck, props on keepin that finger off the release. Like daniel1381 said, tough to pass up..
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#5404903 - 11/07/14 09:56 AM Re: Let one walk yesterday [Re: NETxHunter]
NETxHunter Offline
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Registered: 10/27/06
Posts: 958
Loc: Longview, Tx
Believe me I thought about it all night last night. If he comes back in tonight he might not be so lucky. I have a bad itch that needs scratching. He needs to grow up a little though. Imagine what he will be at age 4 or 5. There is no hunting pressure for miles in this area other than me.

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#5404919 - 11/07/14 10:01 AM Re: Let one walk yesterday [Re: NETxHunter]
stxranchman Offline
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happybday Good luck. cheers
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#5404935 - 11/07/14 10:07 AM Re: Let one walk yesterday [Re: NETxHunter]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 6491
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Happy Birthday! You did the right thing-keep on hunting! I passed a young deer Nov 1 that was 20" wide, next morning took my personal best.
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#5404945 - 11/07/14 10:13 AM Re: Let one walk yesterday [Re: NETxHunter]
Texas buckeye Offline
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Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 2965
Loc: Keller
Good move passing on the younger buck, it would have been easy for me since he doesn't appear to meet AR width.

The buck you are after is mucho nicer!

Good luck!

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#5405101 - 11/07/14 11:17 AM Re: Let one walk yesterday [Re: NETxHunter]
dogcatcher Offline
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Registered: 07/17/06
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Great pics.
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#5405111 - 11/07/14 11:21 AM Re: Let one walk yesterday [Re: stxranchman]
elcasador Offline
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Registered: 08/09/11
Posts: 1417
Loc: Lake Worth
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
happybday Good luck. cheers

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#5405239 - 11/07/14 12:16 PM Re: Let one walk yesterday [Re: Texas buckeye]
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 23592
Loc: Wise County Texas
Originally Posted By: Texas buckeye
Good move passing on the younger buck, it would have been easy for me since he doesn't appear to meet AR width.

The buck you are after is mucho nicer!

Good luck!


What I was thinking as well, but sometimes it's hard to confirm from a photo. You get the bigger one and you will never regret letting him walk, rolling the dice sometimes is hard. Good luck with him and happybday
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#5405304 - 11/07/14 12:43 PM Re: Let one walk yesterday [Re: NETxHunter]
NETxHunter Offline
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Registered: 10/27/06
Posts: 958
Loc: Longview, Tx
Pic from when I was in the stand yesterday.


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#5405331 - 11/07/14 12:55 PM Re: Let one walk yesterday [Re: NETxHunter]
ltsheets Offline
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Registered: 11/12/11
Posts: 500
Good job IMO! I passed my first 3.5 yr old this year on my in laws ranch. He was a really nice 8, about the same size as this one. I still feel like it was the right decision and hope I can take an older buck over thanksgiving!

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#5405413 - 11/07/14 01:28 PM Re: Let one walk yesterday [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
Deerhunter61 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 5543
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Happy Birthday! You did the right thing-keep on hunting! I passed a young deer Nov 1 that was 20" wide, next morning took my personal best.


Awesome, Congrats!

Great job letting him walk! It's not an easy decision!

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#5405532 - 11/07/14 02:28 PM Re: Let one walk yesterday [Re: NETxHunter]
TyBU Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/12/08
Posts: 196
Loc: Houston, Tx
I think you made the right decision on letting him walk. Patience for a bigger buck will pay off.

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#5405720 - 11/07/14 04:09 PM Re: Let one walk yesterday [Re: NETxHunter]
Mfloski Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 11/01/10
Posts: 1530
Loc: Longview, TX
Good luck man!
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