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#6045022 - 11/23/15 10:17 AM Eastland County 8 - FOUND
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Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 6315
Loc: Eastland Co.
I sat for 4 hours yesterday and was pretty slow to say the least. I got on this place a month ago and set up on a path near a scrape and a rub line. I've been getting good pictures of some nice 8-point bucks and didn't want to waste a chance on waiting on a 10. It was 1730 and I had just about 30 minutes left so I figured I'd let out a grunt sequence and see what the magic (1/2) hour had left.

As soon as I blew, I caught a mass moving from right to left and thought it was a pig. So I got my rifle up and waited on it to come in. Hunting mesquite bottoms, it's difficult to see very far in any direction but as soon as I saw him, I knew he was a good deer to shoot. He made his way to me on a rope but I never could get a shot. He tried to wind me me but I had him confused with the tarsal glands I had scattered in the area. He licked his nose, put his nose up and smelled all he could - then was leaving.....his exit was a heart shot with that cheap ol' CoreLock from a 7mm.

I watched him fall down - actually, it looked like he got knocked down by a linebacker. I gave him a few minutes and made thanks to God for a nice hunt and headed his way. He was only 80yds. or so but I didn't see him. By this time, it was past legal light and my flashlight wasn't enough. I heard a blow just 20yds. from me and figured it was him. I backed out and decided to let him make his peace.

I didn't sleep a wink last night and got out early this morning. A heavy frost was going to make it very difficult but I started from point of impact and decided to fan out my parameter. He bled out not 60yds. from the shot. It was a good, clean heart shot and by the time I reversed course, he sprayed a ton of blood for about 30yds.

I didn't even put a tape to him...don't care how wide he is or what he scores-just know I'm dang proud to have harvested him (and to have found him).

I've named a lot of my deer and fittingly, he'll be named "Una Mes" as I've only been hunting property a month.

I also met our local celebrity Tye at the plant. Good guy and was dropping off some slick heads for a friend. up

Resting place


Quartering away entry


Field pose


After the help arrived


At the plant








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#6045030 - 11/23/15 10:20 AM Re: Eastland County 8 - FOUND [Re: Novemberyet]
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Thats a very nice and tall 8
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#6045033 - 11/23/15 10:21 AM Re: Eastland County 8 - FOUND [Re: Novemberyet]
TooLow Offline
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Registered: 10/01/10
Posts: 6071
Loc: Deep Ellum, TX
Nice 8 there! Congrats

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#6045035 - 11/23/15 10:21 AM Re: Eastland County 8 - FOUND [Re: Novemberyet]
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Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 6416
Loc: The Island Cres
Congrats, thanks for posting this up.
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#6045036 - 11/23/15 10:21 AM Re: Eastland County 8 - FOUND [Re: Novemberyet]
TexFlip Offline
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Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 8633
Loc: Harris County
cheers
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#6045049 - 11/23/15 10:27 AM Re: Eastland County 8 - FOUND [Re: TexFlip]
matpk Offline
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Registered: 03/06/15
Posts: 754
cheers clap cheers
Nice ..Congrats.

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#6045072 - 11/23/15 10:36 AM Re: Eastland County 8 - FOUND [Re: Novemberyet]
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Registered: 10/25/04
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Loc: Texas
Nice buck Congrats!
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#6045084 - 11/23/15 10:40 AM Re: Eastland County 8 - FOUND [Re: Novemberyet]
swmays Offline
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Registered: 01/06/10
Posts: 5771
Loc: Dallas / Hopkins Co.
He's a good lookin buck! Congratulations.

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#6045138 - 11/23/15 10:56 AM Re: Eastland County 8 - FOUND [Re: redchevy]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Nice buck Congrats!
cheers
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#6045154 - 11/23/15 11:00 AM Re: Eastland County 8 - FOUND [Re: Novemberyet]
Stompy Offline
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Registered: 06/13/10
Posts: 3869
Loc: Breckenridge Tx
Nice 8 neighbor, congrats up
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#6045155 - 11/23/15 11:01 AM Re: Eastland County 8 - FOUND [Re: Novemberyet]
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Registered: 08/27/09
Posts: 9487
Loc: Forney, Tx
Great looking deer! Where are you hunting in Eastland Co?
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#6045179 - 11/23/15 11:08 AM Re: Eastland County 8 - FOUND [Re: stxranchman]
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Registered: 01/22/11
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Loc: Fairfield, TX
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Originally Posted By: redchevy
Nice buck Congrats!
cheers
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#6045188 - 11/23/15 11:11 AM Re: Eastland County 8 - FOUND [Re: Novemberyet]
Novemberyet Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 6315
Loc: Eastland Co.
And with the cool temps last night, the meat was still in good shape. Daddy's gonna eat good.
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#6045241 - 11/23/15 11:46 AM Re: Eastland County 8 - FOUND [Re: Novemberyet]
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Woodsman

Registered: 07/28/12
Posts: 112
Loc: Graham, Tx
Great Lookin 8! Congrats!

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#6045296 - 11/23/15 12:08 PM Re: Eastland County 8 - FOUND [Re: BigPig]
Novemberyet Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 07/08/06
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Loc: Eastland Co.
Originally Posted By: BigPig
Great looking deer! Where are you hunting in Eastland Co?


Did I say Eastland? We don't have any deer around here. hammer between Cisco and Eastland right between Hwy 6 and I20.
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