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#5946016 - 09/25/15 10:12 AM NW Kansas buck down
Apretz Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/04/13
Posts: 205
Loc: Howard county
I shot this buck last thursday night after a brutally hot week of hunting. It was my first time ML hunting and I couldn't be happier with the end result. I hunted in a couple different tree stand all week on the edge of corn fields With highs in the upper 90s all week and there really wasn't a whole lot of activity. The two previous nights after hunting(before killing this buck) I was seeing a really good buck on the walk out crossing between two fields of corn. I couldn't tell how good he was but could tell he was a shooter. So with some cooperation from the wind the crossing became huntable and I set up a make shift ground blind out of ditch weeds and gave it a shot on my last night of hunting. I sat down about 5pmand it wasnt 30 min and I caught a glimpse of the buck walking into the corn about 40 yards in front of me but unable to get a shot. This was the buck I had been seeing but not the buck I shot. He was a stud and the biggest deer I had ever seen. He was a slick 10 with insane tine length. G2s and g3s both over 12" easily but never came back out of the corn. So with the night winding down I had a good 140 8pt come out and ended up passing him due to being a 3yo, to me I would rather go home empty handed than shoot a deer that's going to be a stud in years to come. So a few young buck busted me about 10 min before complete darkness and the night is all but lost and I've accepted that I'm going home empty handed with them blowing all around me and then this buck steps out staring right at me 15 yards in front of me. I was completely In shock that I had this buck in front of me and 10 seconds later the shot was fired. I could not believe that he stepped out and how fast it happened. The mass and body size was shocking after only shooting 150-170lb Texas bucks. I have him taped out at 167 +/- 1-2" with not knowing how to score the smaller bladed out kickers. He has 27" and 26.5" main beams. If you take out all the kickers and little points he is about a 160" 8pt.





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#5946027 - 09/25/15 10:18 AM Re: NW Kansas buck down [Re: Apretz]
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Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 4736
Loc: My favorite place TEXAS
Stud. Hunting until the last minute pays off sometimes.

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#5946038 - 09/25/15 10:25 AM Re: NW Kansas buck down [Re: Apretz]
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 24097
Loc: Wise County Texas
Great buck!! Good to see someone can go up there in poor conditions and "get-r-done" grin

Very nice!!
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#5946045 - 09/25/15 10:29 AM Re: NW Kansas buck down [Re: Apretz]
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Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 18268
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Hell of a buck
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#5946048 - 09/25/15 10:30 AM Re: NW Kansas buck down [Re: Apretz]
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Registered: 01/25/10
Posts: 2169
Loc: Mckinney, TX
cheers

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#5946051 - 09/25/15 10:32 AM Re: NW Kansas buck down [Re: Apretz]
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Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41412
Loc: Metroplex
Stud congrats

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#5946079 - 09/25/15 10:45 AM Re: NW Kansas buck down [Re: Apretz]
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Registered: 01/03/05
Posts: 638
Great mass and character. Congrats! up

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#5946081 - 09/25/15 10:48 AM Re: NW Kansas buck down [Re: Apretz]
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Pepe' Le Pew

Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 10935
Loc: Grayson County
Awesome deer, and great hunting story
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#5946089 - 09/25/15 10:53 AM Re: NW Kansas buck down [Re: Apretz]
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Registered: 03/26/12
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Outstanding up
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#5946162 - 09/25/15 11:23 AM Re: NW Kansas buck down [Re: Apretz]
Armalite260 Offline
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Registered: 08/24/10
Posts: 1777
Big bodied joker too.. Fantastic buck!!

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#5946164 - 09/25/15 11:24 AM Re: NW Kansas buck down [Re: Apretz]
texashelms Offline
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Registered: 03/01/08
Posts: 531
Loc: Texas
Nice buck!!

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#5946229 - 09/25/15 11:55 AM Re: NW Kansas buck down [Re: Apretz]
Apretz Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/04/13
Posts: 205
Loc: Howard county
Thanks a lot everyone. I'm pretty happy about it!

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#5946234 - 09/25/15 11:57 AM Re: NW Kansas buck down [Re: SniperRAB]
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Mr. BM

Registered: 12/01/09
Posts: 21109
Loc: East Texas
Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
Outstanding up
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#5946241 - 09/25/15 11:59 AM Re: NW Kansas buck down [Re: Apretz]
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Registered: 09/16/12
Posts: 1628
Loc: Terrell
Awesome deer, congrats.
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#5946249 - 09/25/15 12:04 PM Re: NW Kansas buck down [Re: Apretz]
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
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Registered: 10/09/12
Posts: 1829
Loc: Houston, Texas
well done!
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