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#6030025 - 11/14/15 10:21 PM Encounter with the big 6 (story)
MudEngineer Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/12/10
Posts: 228
Loc: Jacksboro
I have a lot of pics of this buck over the last 3 yrs but none to upload from this IPad. The biggest six point I've ever seen. Wanted to kill him to get him out of the gene pool but never saw him until today, 3 yrs later. He came out into an oat field with a doe and I knew it was him immediately. He's not a six now but a 5 pt, lots of mass and tall too. His face is nearly entirely white (grey), his body is twice the size of the doe he was with and he wasn't getting around very good. Not limping, just kinda slow. I watched him for an hour and thought about all the pics I had of him and how he had bested me for three years and just decided to let him go. I know it wasn't the smart thing to do, I could have killed him easily but I just didn't want to. I left my stand well after dark and through the binoculars all I could see was his white face. I didn't kill anything this evening but I will remember it as one of my best hunts...........just sayin'.

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#6030034 - 11/14/15 10:25 PM Re: Encounter with the big 6 (story) [Re: MudEngineer]
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Registered: 10/16/07
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Loc: Arlington, Tx/Coke Cnty
up Sometimes it isn't about the kill cheers
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#6030122 - 11/15/15 05:40 AM Re: Encounter with the big 6 (story) [Re: MudEngineer]
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Registered: 08/04/10
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cheers
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#6030162 - 11/15/15 07:04 AM Re: Encounter with the big 6 (story) [Re: MudEngineer]
wtr Offline
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Registered: 09/25/12
Posts: 552
Loc: WestCOMMATexas hunt Comanche
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#6030208 - 11/15/15 07:48 AM Re: Encounter with the big 6 (story) [Re: MudEngineer]
Eastwood Offline
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Registered: 12/21/11
Posts: 116
Yeah, sometimes I let stuff go because I'm thinking, he lived this long who am I to take him out.

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#6030210 - 11/15/15 07:51 AM Re: Encounter with the big 6 (story) [Re: MudEngineer]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 12/14/08
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Yes. Well done.
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#6030276 - 11/15/15 08:41 AM Re: Encounter with the big 6 (story) [Re: MudEngineer]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
I applaud your thoughts, but how do you think he'll feel getting dragged down by coyotes or not being able to get up out his bed one morning and taking hours to die?
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#6030296 - 11/15/15 09:00 AM Re: Encounter with the big 6 (story) [Re: MudEngineer]
Yildiz Offline
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Registered: 08/26/13
Posts: 95
Really? He shares a awesome story with us and that's your response? Comments like that is why people don't post thief stories

thanks for sharing mud. After watching deer on cams for years and naming them etc if does become a relationship haha. What a smart awesome buck.

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#6030312 - 11/15/15 09:08 AM Re: Encounter with the big 6 (story) [Re: Yildiz]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Originally Posted By: Yildiz
Really? He shares a awesome story with us and that's your response? Comments like that is why people don't post thief stories

thanks for sharing mud. After watching deer on cams for years and naming them etc if does become a relationship haha. What a smart awesome buck.


Don't be so sensitive. It is an awesome story, and my point was it could have come to a more noble end for the deer then what he might face down the road. There's nothing wrong with it ending either way. Op respected his adversary and decided to let him soldier on. Had he taken him, after three years, we'd have applauded that as well.
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#6030332 - 11/15/15 09:21 AM Re: Encounter with the big 6 (story) [Re: MudEngineer]
Yildiz Offline
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Registered: 08/26/13
Posts: 95
It was his choice, he made it. He told the story.

The deer may have walked off the field laid down and died peacefully...maybe he knew the hunter was there.
Pretty sure you said "dragged down by coyotes" Why what if...

In other news I've only seen a couple does


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#6030450 - 11/15/15 10:32 AM Re: Encounter with the big 6 (story) [Re: MudEngineer]
MontagueMonsters Offline
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Registered: 10/07/15
Posts: 316
Good story Mud

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#6030920 - 11/15/15 04:00 PM Re: Encounter with the big 6 (story) [Re: MudEngineer]
Thenickel05 Offline
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Registered: 08/22/13
Posts: 17
Cool story Mud. I too have a old 6 point buck on my lease I call "Hollyfield." He's got the body of a brahma bull and jacked up right ear. Monarch buck that rules the Montague county woods.

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#6031029 - 11/15/15 05:15 PM Re: Encounter with the big 6 (story) [Re: MudEngineer]
TallTines&Pines Offline
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Registered: 07/24/11
Posts: 129
Loc: East Tx
very cool story. Thanks for sharing!

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#6031395 - 11/15/15 08:00 PM Re: Encounter with the big 6 (story) [Re: dlrz71]
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Originally Posted By: dlrz71
up Sometimes it isn't about the kill cheers


Yes sir!
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#6031416 - 11/15/15 08:05 PM Re: Encounter with the big 6 (story) [Re: TallTines&Pines]
Lil Joe Offline
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Registered: 06/08/14
Posts: 125
Loc: Willis, Tx
Originally Posted By: TallTines&Pines
very cool story. Thanks for sharing!

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