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#5849056 - 07/26/15 02:41 PM Photos from January 2015
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Registered: 01/04/11
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Loc: Spring, TX
I took the following pics on January 2, 2015. It was hard for me to let this deer walk but I wanted to get another year of age on him.


The pictures are kind of fuzzy because it was low light and he was moving. I have about 20 minutes of video of him. woot
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#5849066 - 07/26/15 02:47 PM Re: Photos from January 2015 [Re: Dude Lebowski]
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Good call, my guess is he's 4.5, still maintaining decent weight for post rut.

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#5849102 - 07/26/15 03:17 PM Re: Photos from January 2015 [Re: Dude Lebowski]
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He was still looking for a hot doe while all of the other bucks were eating corn. deer
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#5849104 - 07/26/15 03:19 PM Re: Photos from January 2015 [Re: Dude Lebowski]
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Very nice buck, took lots of inner strength to let that one walk. Not sure I could have.

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#5849116 - 07/26/15 03:33 PM Re: Photos from January 2015 [Re: Dude Lebowski]
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Nice buck. Hopefully it will pay off this year for you
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#5849163 - 07/26/15 04:15 PM Re: Photos from January 2015 [Re: Dude Lebowski]
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Nice buck, but IMO he is very rutted down at that time of the year. Face and head area make me want to lean more towards 5 at that time of the year. No matter if he is a year younger, you let him walk. He walked into the best rainfall in years cheers Should be a toad this year deer2
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#5849203 - 07/26/15 04:56 PM Re: Photos from January 2015 [Re: stxranchman]
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nice deer - season should be exciting
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#5849206 - 07/26/15 04:59 PM Re: Photos from January 2015 [Re: Dude Lebowski]
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Very nice buck!! Hope he sticks around and you get to benefit from your decision and the great rainfall most areas have experienced. Good luck up
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#5849207 - 07/26/15 05:00 PM Re: Photos from January 2015 [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Nice buck. He walked into the best rainfall in years cheers Should be a toad this year deer2

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#5849212 - 07/26/15 05:04 PM Re: Photos from January 2015 [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Nice buck, but IMO he is very rutted down at that time of the year. Face and head area make me want to lean more towards 5 at that time of the year. No matter if he is a year younger, you let him walk. He walked into the best rainfall in years cheers Should be a toad this year deer2

I agree with you. He was rutted down and was still carrying a lot of weight. I had him at 5 but I have been off by a year before. Some of his tines are bladed and he has a pretty heavy burr around the bases. When I look at the video I took, his brisket definitely flaps back and forth when he walks. I would like to post the video but my computer does not have enough horsepower. confused2


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#5849268 - 07/26/15 05:50 PM Re: Photos from January 2015 [Re: Dude Lebowski]
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That's a big Ole Boy up May your restraint pay off Big Time cheers
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#5849280 - 07/26/15 05:56 PM Re: Photos from January 2015 [Re: Stub]
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That's a big Ole Boy up May your restraint pay off Big Time cheers


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#5849338 - 07/26/15 06:43 PM Re: Photos from January 2015 [Re: Dude Lebowski]
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Hope he shows up for you this year. That would be a tough pass up.
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#5849346 - 07/26/15 06:49 PM Re: Photos from January 2015 [Re: Dude Lebowski]
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He is a beauty, don't know that I could have let him walk. You did and like stx said he went into the best year for growth. Hope you get him this year.

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#5850007 - 07/27/15 09:32 AM Re: Photos from January 2015 [Re: Dude Lebowski]
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