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#5445234 - 11/26/14 09:08 PM Llano Co. 10-pt down.
TxAg Offline
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Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 3620
Loc: Live in Katy, Hunt in Llano Co...
I saw this buck last year during the rut and let him walk. Then, I got a couple pics of him in October this year and decided he may not get a pass again if I was lucky enough to see him. I decided he'd be my primary target for this season.

The rut is kicking full bore right now, so I made a plan to hunt his part of the ranch. I picked a stand with good open views and good road to corn as the deer were ignoring feeders. The hunting was very slow Sunday and Monday, but Tuesday am I awoke to a heavy frost and temps right around freezing. Good sign. Sure enough, about 7:15 that morning I catch a glimpse a buck doing the rut trot through the brush about 150 yards out. I start watching the road where I expect him to pop out. As soon as he did I recognized him as the 10 I was after. But, now he was about 190 yards out and facing away from me so I made the tough decision not to take the shot. He was only there about a second before he was gone again, disappearing back in the brush. I wondered if I'd just missed my opportunity.

As the morning continued on, my head was on a swivel hoping he'd circle back. Sure enough, about 8:05 a doe pops out on the road corn, and he's trailing close behind. Soon he emerged broadside so I squeezed the trigger and dropped him. The doe took off at the shot,and to my surprise a second mature buck emerged right behind her! Never saw him! I guess he was hanging back waiting to see if the ten gave him a window of opportunity. All in all, it made for a fun morning, and always great to take a deer you have some history with.

Custom Feeders and Fiberglass Blinds

#5445259 - 11/26/14 09:23 PM Re: Llano Co. 10-pt down. [Re: TxAg]
don k Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 10390
Loc: Bandera, Tx
Great looking Buck

#5445261 - 11/26/14 09:23 PM Re: Llano Co. 10-pt down. [Re: TxAg]
Mambajeep Offline
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Registered: 09/29/11
Posts: 1131
Loc: Canton/Athens
Sometimes chicken, sometimes feathers

#5445262 - 11/26/14 09:23 PM Re: Llano Co. 10-pt down. [Re: TxAg]
Creekrunner Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 9685
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Congratulations. Pretty buck.
...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28

#5445273 - 11/26/14 09:29 PM Re: Llano Co. 10-pt down. [Re: TxAg]
dlrz71 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 9636
Loc: Arlington, Tx/Coke Cnty
Congrats up Nice buck cheers

#5445279 - 11/26/14 09:32 PM Re: Llano Co. 10-pt down. [Re: TxAg]
WatersFowler Offline
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Registered: 08/19/12
Posts: 250
Loc: Melissa, TX
Shot one just like him about 25 years ago in Llano. Man this brings back memories. Congrats!
Go ------------> elmer

#5445291 - 11/26/14 09:38 PM Re: Llano Co. 10-pt down. [Re: TxAg]
kmon1 Offline

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 22617
Loc: Texas
Congrats on a fine buck, did the other buck look back and say thanks for taking him out.

First 8pt I shot in Texas was less than 15 yards trailing a doe. She spotted me getting the gun on him from the blind while he was rubbing on a tree about 5 feet from her. Shot the buck and she didn't even run off, just looked at the dead buck then at me as if to say thanks and walked off.
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#5445303 - 11/26/14 09:48 PM Re: Llano Co. 10-pt down. [Re: TxAg]
dkershen Offline

Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 18013
Loc: Denton/Argyle
Nice job!

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

#5445323 - 11/26/14 10:02 PM Re: Llano Co. 10-pt down. [Re: don k]

Registered: 01/12/12
Posts: 14335
Loc: Katy, TX
Originally Posted By: don k
Great looking Buck
Originally Posted By: Ojai Hunter
This is great! I haven't had a happy ending in quite a while !

#5445349 - 11/26/14 10:22 PM Re: Llano Co. 10-pt down. [Re: TxAg]
Fltmedic Offline

Registered: 05/26/11
Posts: 707
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Nice buck, congrats!
Don't take life so seriously, you'll never make it out alive!

#5445358 - 11/26/14 10:28 PM Re: Llano Co. 10-pt down. [Re: TxAg]
Auctioneer1 Offline
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Registered: 09/03/04
Posts: 2420
Nice buck congrats! Also looks like a nice ranch.

#5445364 - 11/26/14 10:32 PM Re: Llano Co. 10-pt down. [Re: TxAg]
postoak Offline
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Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 2920
Loc: The Woodlands, Tx
Wow, I didn't know Llano County had big bucks like that.

#5445380 - 11/26/14 10:44 PM Re: Llano Co. 10-pt down. [Re: TxAg]
txshntr Offline
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Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 35089
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
Great buck up

#5445382 - 11/26/14 10:48 PM Re: Llano Co. 10-pt down. [Re: TxAg]
SniperRAB Offline
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Registered: 03/26/12
Posts: 21271
Loc: Nurturing Biosphere Mothership
GREAT Pics and a very mature Buck, Kudos Sir up

#5445411 - 11/26/14 11:14 PM Re: Llano Co. 10-pt down. [Re: TxAg]
Erathkid Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 16217
Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
Beautiful deer. Congratulations.
Life is too short, as is. Don't chance it.
Don't text and drive.

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