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#5445234 - 11/26/14 09:08 PM Llano Co. 10-pt down.
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Registered: 01/15/07
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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]
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Great looking Buck

#5445261 - 11/26/14 09:23 PM Re: Llano Co. 10-pt down. [Re: TxAg]
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Sometimes chicken, sometimes feathers

#5445262 - 11/26/14 09:23 PM Re: Llano Co. 10-pt down. [Re: TxAg]
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Congratulations. Pretty buck.
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#5445273 - 11/26/14 09:29 PM Re: Llano Co. 10-pt down. [Re: TxAg]
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Congrats up Nice buck cheers

#5445279 - 11/26/14 09:32 PM Re: Llano Co. 10-pt down. [Re: TxAg]
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Registered: 08/19/12
Posts: 207
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]
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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]
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Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 14909
Loc: Denton/Argyle
Nice job!

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#5445323 - 11/26/14 10:02 PM Re: Llano Co. 10-pt down. [Re: don k]
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Originally Posted By: don k
Great looking Buck

#5445349 - 11/26/14 10:22 PM Re: Llano Co. 10-pt down. [Re: TxAg]
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Registered: 05/26/11
Posts: 636
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]
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Nice buck congrats! Also looks like a nice ranch.

#5445364 - 11/26/14 10:32 PM Re: Llano Co. 10-pt down. [Re: TxAg]
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Registered: 08/19/09
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Loc: The Woodlands, Tx
Wow, I didn't know Llano County had big bucks like that.
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#5445380 - 11/26/14 10:44 PM Re: Llano Co. 10-pt down. [Re: TxAg]
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Great buck up

#5445382 - 11/26/14 10:48 PM Re: Llano Co. 10-pt down. [Re: TxAg]
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Registered: 03/26/12
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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]
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Registered: 01/19/11
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Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
Beautiful deer. Congratulations.
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