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#5879332 - 08/14/15 10:37 PM Whats the longest you have gone without harvesting a buck?
SapperTitan Offline
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Last time I killed a buck was 2011. I have killed a doe or two every year I've been stateside but no buck since then. This year is the year. I hope. Haha
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#5879382 - 08/14/15 11:14 PM Re: Whats the longest you have gone without harvesting a buck? [Re: SapperTitan]
rifleman Offline
Sparkly Pants

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 44341
Loc: Kingwood
2 years bc I was hunting for 1 particular deer and he didn't seem to understand that I was supposed to shoot him.

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#5879384 - 08/14/15 11:17 PM Re: Whats the longest you have gone without harvesting a buck? [Re: SapperTitan]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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10 months
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#5879388 - 08/14/15 11:19 PM Re: Whats the longest you have gone without harvesting a buck? [Re: SapperTitan]
Elpatoloco Offline
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Registered: 07/10/15
Posts: 291
I've killed several in my lifetime. Its been about 10 years since I have taken one.

I have never Harvested a single animal. My combine is strictly for crops

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#5879392 - 08/14/15 11:22 PM Re: Whats the longest you have gone without harvesting a buck? [Re: SapperTitan]
rattler03 Offline
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Registered: 02/22/14
Posts: 858
Loc: Bryan - Archer County
Haven't shot a buck since the last morning of the 2010 general season. We sold the family land I used to hunt on that next spring, and I only hunted 1 weekend each of the next 3 seasons. Last year I finally got a lease but couldn't connect with a mature buck. I've got a good feeling this year will finally be the year I put another buck on the ground, though. It's been too long.


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#5879407 - 08/14/15 11:57 PM Re: Whats the longest you have gone without harvesting a buck? [Re: SapperTitan]
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Registered: 01/11/09
Posts: 5379
Loc: Germany
When I first started hunting, I hunted for four years before shooting my first deer. I wanted my first deer to be a "nice buck". On the fourth season, I shot my first deer, and also the first 8-point I ever saw.

I also didn't kill a buck in 2011, 2012, or 2013. So I guess three years.

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#5879475 - 08/15/15 07:17 AM Re: Whats the longest you have gone without harvesting a buck? [Re: SapperTitan]
jshouse Offline
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Registered: 01/24/10
Posts: 6358
Loc: Rockwall
oh, about 22 years.....killed my first buck around 1992ish, did a lot of watching and killing does after that until about 2001 when I graduated college. I wasn't able to hunt much at all until about 2011 when a certain deer caught my eye. whiffed from 2011-2013 hunting certain bucks and killed a buck last year.

even as a teenager I didn't just go out looking to kill something, and even when I saw a buck I always hoped his big brother was following him, so I waited and watched, a lot.


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#5879518 - 08/15/15 08:02 AM Re: Whats the longest you have gone without harvesting a buck? [Re: SapperTitan]
Pitchfork Predator Offline
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Registered: 01/25/13
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Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
I would say 3 seasons when I decided to only start killing mature bucks.

Now it has come to be certain mature bucks, so I will have seasons I don't kill a buck, like last year.
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#5879525 - 08/15/15 08:06 AM Re: Whats the longest you have gone without harvesting a buck? [Re: SapperTitan]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 8496
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Went from 1998 to 2007 without killing a buck. Did not kill a buck in 2008, 2009 or 2012, scored on mature bucks in 2010, 2013 and 2014.
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#5879657 - 08/15/15 09:56 AM Re: Whats the longest you have gone without harvesting a buck? [Re: SapperTitan]
Erathkid Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 16172
Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
The last 4 years I've killed bucks on our family place. Judging from cameras this year will be no exception. I've killed many doe in the past, just not feeling it these days. Now an Axis doe, that's a whole 'nother critter.
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#5879881 - 08/15/15 01:01 PM Re: Whats the longest you have gone without harvesting a buck? [Re: SapperTitan]
Jimbo Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 4867
Loc: The last LF ranch in S. Texas
The land owner loves our deer sausage and he told us he looks forward to it every year.
We do our best to keep him happy, happy, happy! rifle deer deer2

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#5879892 - 08/15/15 01:12 PM Re: Whats the longest you have gone without harvesting a buck? [Re: SapperTitan]
BOONER Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 5333
Loc: Brownwood,Tx
I started hunting without my dad when I was 9. I didn't kill a deer until I was 15, so I guess 6 years.

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#5879925 - 08/15/15 01:39 PM Re: Whats the longest you have gone without harvesting a buck? [Re: BOONER]
SapperTitan Offline
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Originally Posted By: BOONER
I started hunting without my dad when I was 9. I didn't kill a deer until I was 15, so I guess 6 years.
I didn't kill my first deer until I was 27. I hunted as a kid but then went from about 12-26 without hunting at all.
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#5879966 - 08/15/15 02:28 PM Re: Whats the longest you have gone without harvesting a buck? [Re: SapperTitan]
KCH Offline
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Registered: 11/23/10
Posts: 361
Loc: Frisco, TX
Jan 2011 was my last buck...a spike at that! I'm due this Fall!

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#5879969 - 08/15/15 02:30 PM Re: Whats the longest you have gone without harvesting a buck? [Re: SapperTitan]
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