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#5919313 - 09/08/15 09:49 PM He's BAAAAACK......
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Ok this deer and I have alot of history. I have 5 yrs of sheds from this buck.

I believe this deer is 7.5 yr old this year. The pictures are early but he looks to have gone down hill.

I usually hold out for a bruiser (171") last year, but with the history I have with him, I might take him IF given the opportunity.

My hunting buddys gdad missed him in '13. I seen him in '13 during the rut but passed. I seen him last year in '14 but was already tagged out.

So, while I am happy to see him, I am a bit sad to see he didn't come on stronger with all of the rain we had.

But that's hunting.

Here are his sheds. Starting bottom to top:

2010
2011
2012 (149")
2013 (140")
2014. Looked like hell for the other side. Never found it.


Left side of picture:


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#5919325 - 09/08/15 09:56 PM Re: He's BAAAAACK...... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Tine length appears much better to me. What is hard to gauge is body size. Some mature bucks never appear to get better when their antlers grow about the same rate as the body does. Then will you kill them they shock you. Very nice 8 point and appears to have his best antler growth year IMO. I would not hesitate to take him if given the chance. cheers
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#5919337 - 09/08/15 10:04 PM Re: He's BAAAAACK...... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Thx STX. Yea, these are the 1st pictures we have gotten of him this year. I hope to get real good pictures of him soon.

He is a ways in the back of the pen, and maybe a bit better when he lifts his head up.
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#5919379 - 09/08/15 10:29 PM Re: He's BAAAAACK...... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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This may sound crazy, but if he's as old as you think he is, give him a pass, or let a youngster or first time hunter take him.
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#5919387 - 09/08/15 10:34 PM Re: He's BAAAAACK...... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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I have too much history with him. I will shoot him or I will find him dead!

We let 5 kids shoot 5 cull bucks.

We already have 6-8 culls on camera. So that's not an issue.

The ranch is 12 sections and this deer is smack dab in the middle on the creek.
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#5919395 - 09/08/15 10:37 PM Re: He's BAAAAACK...... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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#5919419 - 09/08/15 10:55 PM Re: He's BAAAAACK...... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Geez I can't find my check book or smart phone at times and you got 5 years worth of sheds from a buck on hand - You definitely got some history on this guy and take it seriously.

Hope you get him soon!
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#5919427 - 09/08/15 11:00 PM Re: He's BAAAAACK...... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Thanks. Pig, I shed hunt just as hard as I hunt during the season. I find anywhere from 90-150 sheds a year. Lots and lots of walking. But my fluffy figure needs it.
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#5919451 - 09/08/15 11:18 PM Re: He's BAAAAACK...... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Originally Posted By: Bulldog4949
Thanks. Pig, I shed hunt just as hard as I hunt during the season. I find anywhere from 90-150 sheds a year. Lots and lots of walking. But my fluffy figure needs it.


I've never found a shed, but never look either. I figured I'd bump into one in 20 years of hunting though.

Good luck with your white whale of a buck.
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#5920435 - 09/09/15 03:03 PM Re: He's BAAAAACK...... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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Thanks Titan. Gonna be fun chasing him.
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#5921584 - 09/10/15 06:53 AM Re: He's BAAAAACK...... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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#5921889 - 09/10/15 10:33 AM Re: He's BAAAAACK...... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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#5944285 - 09/24/15 10:40 AM Re: He's BAAAAACK...... [Re: Bulldog4949]
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