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#6040655 - 11/20/15 11:48 AM Finally a buck
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Light Foot

Registered: 09/23/09
Posts: 31
Loc: Colleyville TX
I haven't shot a nice one in about 6 years but finally connected last weekend.

I was hunting an oat field that has a lot of doe activity. I got in the stand around 2 and immediately saw deer chasing about 200 hundred yards off in some thick stuff. Finally an 8 came into the open...pretty average for our place. Then a comparably bigger 8 stepped out which was clearly the dominant. They fought for about 20 seconds (first fight I've ever witnessed) until the larger buck won out and took off into the thick stuff after the doe.

After an hour of nothing I thought the chance had passed. The buck then showed up around 4 in the same general area but stayed on the move. He disappeared to my back-right, only to reappear from the back-left a few minutes later. He was on a quick trot and crossed the oat field without stopping and was out of sight again. I figured my chance was surely over at this point.

Fast forward to 5:45 and he came out from my right at another quick pace. He was heading to a group of doe about 400 yards out, so I knew I had to stop him quickly. I pulled the gun up and grunted 3 times before he finally stopped. I connected and will soon have a freezer full and a trophy to boot.

I hope these show up - haven't posted pic in a while.

The field I was hunting:
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Buck pics - 17.5" spread 168 lbs
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#6040659 - 11/20/15 11:51 AM Re: Finally a buck [Re: TTU Deer Hunter]
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Light Foot

Registered: 09/23/09
Posts: 31
Loc: Colleyville TX
That doesn't appear to have worked - welcome all suggestions

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#6040667 - 11/20/15 11:56 AM Re: Finally a buck [Re: TTU Deer Hunter]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 10/31/12
Posts: 392
Loc: Throckmorton County
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#6040671 - 11/20/15 11:57 AM Re: Finally a buck [Re: TTU Deer Hunter]
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Registered: 10/31/12
Posts: 392
Loc: Throckmorton County
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#6040673 - 11/20/15 11:57 AM Re: Finally a buck [Re: TTU Deer Hunter]
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Loc: Throckmorton County
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#6040674 - 11/20/15 11:59 AM Re: Finally a buck [Re: TTU Deer Hunter]
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Light Foot

Registered: 09/23/09
Posts: 31
Loc: Colleyville TX
Thank you sir!

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#6040675 - 11/20/15 11:59 AM Re: Finally a buck [Re: TTU Deer Hunter]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 27093
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
cheers nice buck!!
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#6040699 - 11/20/15 12:13 PM Re: Finally a buck [Re: TTU Deer Hunter]
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Extreme Tracker

Registered: 01/20/12
Posts: 3976
nice one for sure.
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#6040703 - 11/20/15 12:21 PM Re: Finally a buck [Re: TTU Deer Hunter]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 8170
Loc: The Island Cres
Yep, nice buck
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#6040766 - 11/20/15 01:07 PM Re: Finally a buck [Re: TTU Deer Hunter]
texasspazzman Offline
Tracker

Registered: 10/15/04
Posts: 762
Loc: Freestone county, Texas
Love a good solid 8!

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#6040768 - 11/20/15 01:09 PM Re: Finally a buck [Re: TTU Deer Hunter]
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 24848
Loc: Wise County Texas
Great 8 point!
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#6040769 - 11/20/15 01:09 PM Re: Finally a buck [Re: TTU Deer Hunter]
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Tracker

Registered: 09/08/15
Posts: 734
Loc: College Station
up Great Trophy, Congrats!

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#6040817 - 11/20/15 01:38 PM Re: Finally a buck [Re: Western]
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Taking Requests

Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 20582
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Originally Posted By: Western
Great 8 point!
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#6040833 - 11/20/15 01:48 PM Re: Finally a buck [Re: TTU Deer Hunter]
kdkane1971 Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 2015
Loc: Mesopotamia
Nice buck up texas

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#6040850 - 11/20/15 02:05 PM Re: Finally a buck [Re: TTU Deer Hunter]
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Registered: 12/23/07
Posts: 20227
Loc: small island
Very Nice!
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