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#5433250 - 11/20/14 10:32 AM Hill Country Buck
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Registered: 09/20/07
Posts: 125
Got a nice buck in the Texas Hill Country during the Sunday evening hunt on 11/16. Saturday and Sunday morning I had hunted a "guest" blind on my friend's lease. Saw several nice deer, but all too young for the lease's management plan. My buddy shot a management buck early in the afternoon, so he let me hunt his blind for the evening. As he hasn't had a shot at what the lease considers a "trophy" buck, I asked whether, if one came out, it would be OK if I took a shot. He said that if I saw a nice one I should go ahead and shoot.

There were actually four mature deer that came past his blind that evening. First one was an 8 point, similar to the one I took, though an inch or so less inside spread. Second one, also an 8, had longer G2's, but the first buck chased him off so quickly that I didn't get much chance to look him over. The third had a cool 8 point rack with the brow tines much higher up the rack than any other buck I've seen. This guy was the best. Remington 700, 7mm-08, Remington green box 140 PSP Core-Lokt, Pentax 4-12X scope.

This is my 11th year hunting as a guest on the lease and have taken 8 bucks there. This one is the biggest, weighing 150 lbs and scoring 118 1/8. Pretty nice buck for the Doss area. smile

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#5433267 - 11/20/14 10:42 AM Re: Hill Country Buck [Re: ipscshooter]
EastTexasHag Offline
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Registered: 09/14/04
Posts: 815
Loc: Gilmer,Texas
Nice buck. Congrats!!!
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#5433273 - 11/20/14 10:43 AM Re: Hill Country Buck [Re: ipscshooter]
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Loc: Texas
Did yal age the deer?
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#5433288 - 11/20/14 10:50 AM Re: Hill Country Buck [Re: ipscshooter]
JRJ6 Offline
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Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 3899
Loc: Dallas, TX
cheers

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#5433301 - 11/20/14 10:53 AM Re: Hill Country Buck [Re: ipscshooter]
jdk1985 Offline
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Registered: 08/15/11
Posts: 11708
Loc: Waco, TX
Nice buck. Nicer friend to let you guest hunt his lease!

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#5433306 - 11/20/14 10:54 AM Re: Hill Country Buck [Re: ipscshooter]
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Registered: 01/20/10
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Loc: Canton, Tx
Originally Posted By: ipscshooter
This is my 11th year hunting as a guest on the lease and have taken 8 bucks there. This one is the biggest, weighing 150 lbs and scoring 118 1/8.


Youre lucky!!!^^^^^^ That would be my best friend til I died...lol Congrats on a nice buck.
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#5433315 - 11/20/14 10:57 AM Re: Hill Country Buck [Re: redchevy]
ipscshooter Offline
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Registered: 09/20/07
Posts: 125
Originally Posted By: redchevy
Did yal age the deer?


The guy who typically does that at the lease left after the Sunday morning hunt. Based on his notes from other deer taken at the lease so far this year, 3 1/2 year olds are typically in the range of 130-135 lbs. 4 1/2 and 5 1/2 year olds are weighing about 145. This one tipped the scale at 150. I realize weight isn't the best way to age them, but that's one of the several factors he considers, and is typically a pretty good indicator on this lease, and based on his weight, and field judging his facial and body features etc., I think he was at least 4 1/2. My taxidermist is going to pull the jaw and age him by checking his teeth.

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#5433318 - 11/20/14 10:57 AM Re: Hill Country Buck [Re: EastTexasHag]
landsurveyor Offline
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Registered: 02/16/11
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Loc: Annetta TX
Originally Posted By: EastTexasHag
Nice buck. Congrats!!!
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#5433432 - 11/20/14 11:45 AM Re: Hill Country Buck [Re: ipscshooter]
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Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 2254
Loc: Buda Texas
Nice looking buck.

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#5433533 - 11/20/14 12:34 PM Re: Hill Country Buck [Re: ipscshooter]
Weegs Offline
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Registered: 07/27/13
Posts: 379
Loc: Round Rock
cheers Sweet

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#5433537 - 11/20/14 12:37 PM Re: Hill Country Buck [Re: ipscshooter]
TonyinVA Offline
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Registered: 03/24/14
Posts: 1856
Loc: Virginia, USA
nice deer...congrats

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#5433621 - 11/20/14 01:08 PM Re: Hill Country Buck [Re: ipscshooter]
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Registered: 07/17/06
Posts: 77564
Loc: Abilene or on the road...
cheers
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#5433622 - 11/20/14 01:09 PM Re: Hill Country Buck [Re: ipscshooter]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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up Nice buck for that area. Congrats cheers
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#5433743 - 11/20/14 02:05 PM Re: Hill Country Buck [Re: ipscshooter]
tripod Offline
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Registered: 08/30/07
Posts: 101
Loc: Coppell, TX
Nice!

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#5433754 - 11/20/14 02:11 PM Re: Hill Country Buck [Re: ipscshooter]
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Registered: 01/11/09
Posts: 4783
Loc: Germany
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