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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]
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Registered: 07/17/06
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
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#5418410 - 11/13/14 01:58 PM Re: My First Buck [Re: Lennie76]
HCGedge3 Offline

Registered: 11/07/14
Posts: 67
Congrats! Nice dark horns

#5418420 - 11/13/14 02:04 PM Re: My First Buck [Re: Lennie76]
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#5418426 - 11/13/14 02:05 PM Re: My First Buck [Re: Lennie76]
LarryCopper Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 11/16/07
Posts: 3791
Loc: The Great State
up cheers

"The greatest thing in the world is for a man to take his son hunting, because he won't ever have to hunt the streets for him tomorrow."
- Cowboy Fernandez

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

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 6839
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Great buck! Congratulations. Now, about that opening... 😀

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

Registered: 01/11/09
Posts: 4858
Loc: Germany
Nice chocolate horns. cheers

#5418535 - 11/13/14 02:54 PM Re: My First Buck [Re: Lennie76]
Pitchfork Predator Offline
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Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 11241
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: 52092
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: 23837
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
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]
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T-Rex Arms

Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 34024
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: 3925
Loc: Dallas, TX
Congrats! up

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

Registered: 11/02/12
Posts: 206
Loc: Nocona TX
Congrats on the 1st buck for you and your son!

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