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#5522667 - 01/05/15 10:13 PM Thanksgiving Deer
Cody Craig Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 11/19/12
Posts: 3
Let me just say that I meant to post this a long time ago but I just ended up not doing it. This is a deer that I shot on Thanksgiving morning in Howard County. I had been looking for a different buck the whole season but had only had one evening series of pictures of him. That particular deer was seen that one night and I have never seen it since. The deer I ended up shooting showed up Thanksgiving Eve for a brief second but never gave me a shot. I was driving into the area and saw a buck and a doe frozen off in the distance staring at me. I stopped and looked at them through the binocs and realized it was a smaller 10 that I had been seeing with this doe. He kept looking behind him which got me excited but I was frustrated because I couldnt see who was over there. I have learned over the years that if a deer is looking in a general direction, there is always something there! So finally after staring with anticipation for a couple of minutes they bolted and what appeared to be this buck popped out of the brush right behind them. Never got a shot, tried to follow them and they were just gone.
The next morning I sat in the blind I have not 200 yards from where I saw that buck the evening before. I had been watching the canyon fill up with light and watch the owls fly around from tree to tree. Hell one of them took a dive bomb at me while I was sitting on the tripod! Let me just say that its a pretty intense situation as you can barely see and something is flying and trying to check you out for breakfast! Anyway, the feeder eventually goes off and this deer pops out from the canyon that feeds in there. He walked right into the feeder and down he went! What is so interesting is that he looked like he had done that 100 times and I had no pictures of him at all.
Either way, I am very excited of this years harvest and cant wait until what next year brings.

Also, I just wanted to say that I love all the encouragement that I see on this website. I know that every county and every piece of land holds different types of trophies and I love seeing all the positive feedback! Everyones trophy is their own and it has been so much fun to lay in bed almost every night and look at all the posts from you guys. My wife hates it but she does love seeing the pictures and hearing a good story.
I am not as religious as I probably should be but enjoy the time outdoors. Enjoy what has been created and teach someone else to enjoy it. Take a family member, friend or neighbor. My daughter just turned 4 and it was hard not to buy a pink red ryder for christmas! I need just a little more time and I can start calling her "little dead eye!" Lets get to scouting and work on giving our deer something to eat this summer!

#5522687 - 01/05/15 10:22 PM Re: Thanksgiving Deer [Re: Cody Craig]
C3 guide Offline

Registered: 05/05/13
Posts: 841
Loc: Boerne
Heck of a deer!

#5522700 - 01/05/15 10:30 PM Re: Thanksgiving Deer [Re: Cody Craig]
dogcatcher Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/17/06
Posts: 76364
Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Congrats on a nice one.
Combat Infantryman, the ultimate hunter where the prey shoots back.
"Illegitimus non carborundum est"

_______ Old style calls for today's outdoorsman_________

#5522863 - 01/06/15 05:15 AM Re: Thanksgiving Deer [Re: Cody Craig]
stxranchman Online   content
Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 51856
cheers Congrats on a great looking buck and welcome

#5522909 - 01/06/15 06:17 AM Re: Thanksgiving Deer [Re: Cody Craig]
NDN98 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 8378
Loc: McKinney, TX
Very nice buck!

#5522919 - 01/06/15 06:23 AM Re: Thanksgiving Deer [Re: Cody Craig]
Western Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 23225
Loc: Wise County Texas
That is a fantastic buck! Congrats and nice story up
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#5522922 - 01/06/15 06:24 AM Re: Thanksgiving Deer [Re: Cody Craig]
Dave Davidson Online   content
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/24/06
Posts: 4246
Loc: Hurst, Tx
Dang nice deer.

BTW, when a new Grandson or Granddaughter is born, I buy them a Red Ryder and BB's.
Without a sense of urgency, nothing ever happens.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley, Rancher Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP

#5522938 - 01/06/15 06:30 AM Re: Thanksgiving Deer [Re: Cody Craig]
Erathkid Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 14549
Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
Goodness gracious, what a buck! Dandy's not the word. He's a 'HOSS'. Congratulations and welcome
Life is too short, as is. Don't chance it.
Don't text and drive.

#5523111 - 01/06/15 08:32 AM Re: Thanksgiving Deer [Re: stxranchman]
Pitchfork Predator Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 10542
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
cheers Congrats on a great looking buck and welcome
Marc C. Helfrich
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#5523130 - 01/06/15 08:41 AM Re: Thanksgiving Deer [Re: Western]
landsurveyor Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 02/16/11
Posts: 4488
Loc: Tejas
Originally Posted By: Western
That is a fantastic buck! Congrats and nice story up
"A hungry dog hunts best.” Lee Trevino

#5523196 - 01/06/15 09:06 AM Re: Thanksgiving Deer [Re: Cody Craig]
Southtexas36 Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 01/02/11
Posts: 3347
Loc: Houma, LA
Great buck, congrats on a fine trophy. up

#5523402 - 01/06/15 10:30 AM Re: Thanksgiving Deer [Re: Cody Craig]
ZK-315 Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/11/13
Posts: 1448
Loc: Temple...Hunt in Freestone Co.

#5531350 - 01/09/15 07:33 PM Re: Thanksgiving Deer [Re: Cody Craig]
Flashprism Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/16/11
Posts: 332
Loc: Corpus & Dickens
Great looking animal Congrats

#5531433 - 01/09/15 08:12 PM Re: Thanksgiving Deer [Re: Cody Craig]
Big_Ag Offline

Registered: 12/23/12
Posts: 903
Loc: Denton or Knox County
Great buck! Nice post. You should post more often.


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