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#5418295 - 11/13/14 01:17 PM My First Buck
Lennie76 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 02/17/14
Posts: 30
Loc: Boerne, TX
I hunted deer back in AZ when I was in high school, but only ever shot does. It was just a rule my stepdad had at the time on our property. Well, due to school, work and location (CA) I hadn't hunted deer for over 20 years. That changed last January when a buddy invited me to come hunting with him on his property. Took a nice doe & filled the freezer, but it ignited the desire to hunt again. This summer, my buddy and I got a lease in Runnels County. Great deal, 800 acres and only the 2 of us are on it. We are paying a bit extra for this season, but will probably bring on a few more hunters next year based on our results this year. It's a bit of a haul from San Antonio, but I enjoy getting completely away, and my cell phone barely works out there, so I don't get nagged by work or the misses. We don't have the huge racks I see on some of the pictures here, but they are decent.

Anyways, I took my son up with me opening weekend and he connected on a nice 7pt for his first deer. That weekend was for him to learn a few things, so I didn't even pull the trigger. This past weekend, I went back with a few buddies. Saturday morning saw a small spike and a doe at out #5 feeder that I thought would be busy. Then with the wind on Saturday night, a complete bust. Went to our #1 feeder on Sunday morning. Saw a young 8pt come in and thought about it, but decided to wait. Then this guy came out and I knew he was on of the bigger ones we had seen on the cameras, so I took the shot. Clean through, dropped in his tracks.

I really don't do this for a trophy, I do it for the meat. That being said, I am pretty proud to have finally taken my first buck.

#5418335 - 11/13/14 01:30 PM Re: My First Buck [Re: Lennie76]
dogcatcher Offline
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Registered: 07/17/06
Posts: 86326
Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Combat Infantryman, the ultimate hunter where the prey shoots back.
_____________"Illegitimus non carborundum est"_______________

#5418410 - 11/13/14 01:58 PM Re: My First Buck [Re: Lennie76]
HCGedge3 Offline

Registered: 11/07/14
Posts: 106
Congrats! Nice dark horns

#5418420 - 11/13/14 02:04 PM Re: My First Buck [Re: Lennie76]
sunsetroosters Offline

Registered: 10/11/12
Posts: 823

#5418426 - 11/13/14 02:05 PM Re: My First Buck [Re: Lennie76]
LarryCopper Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 11/16/07
Posts: 4235
Loc: The Great State
up cheers

#5418490 - 11/13/14 02:30 PM Re: My First Buck [Re: Lennie76]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 8680
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Great buck! Congratulations. Now, about that opening... 😀

#5418534 - 11/13/14 02:54 PM Re: My First Buck [Re: Lennie76]
kry226 Offline

Registered: 01/11/09
Posts: 5392
Loc: Germany
Nice chocolate horns. cheers

#5418535 - 11/13/14 02:54 PM Re: My First Buck [Re: Lennie76]
Pitchfork Predator Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 13884
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
That's an awesome first buck. Congrats! cheers
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#5418559 - 11/13/14 03:03 PM Re: My First Buck [Re: Lennie76]
Chris2326 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 11/13/14
Posts: 5
Congrats!! cheers

#5418632 - 11/13/14 03:31 PM Re: My First Buck [Re: Lennie76]
Conchoman76 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 12/10/12
Posts: 295
Loc: Burleson, TX
Congrats on your first buck! There are some big bucks in that county trust me. Take lots of does and let the 3 year olds walk and you will have some big ones in 2-3 years.

#5418672 - 11/13/14 03:49 PM Re: My First Buck [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52401
Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
That's an awesome first buck. Congrats! cheers

You are officially hooked now. cheers

#5418677 - 11/13/14 03:50 PM Re: My First Buck [Re: Lennie76]
Western Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 25948
Loc: Wise County Texas
Great deer, not everyone is hunting for a 500" buck, some of us just like hunting grin

Beautiful color on those antlers as the fellas said up
“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark, professionals built the Titanic”

Friends don't let Friends drink and post.......

The first 5 day's after the weekend, are the hardest....


#5418684 - 11/13/14 03:52 PM Re: My First Buck [Re: Lennie76]
txshntr Online   content
T-Rex Arms

Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 35134
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
Great first buck and welcome back to hunting. Congrats up

#5418711 - 11/13/14 04:06 PM Re: My First Buck [Re: Lennie76]
JRJ6 Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 4003
Loc: Dallas, TX
Congrats! up

#5418812 - 11/13/14 04:53 PM Re: My First Buck [Re: Lennie76]
Las Colinas Hunter Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/02/12
Posts: 266
Loc: Nocona TX
Congrats on the 1st buck for you and your son!

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