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#6048447 - 11/24/15 08:02 PM I shot a pig ol mule deer.
therancher Offline
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Registered: 07/09/13
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Loc: Mountain Home, Uvalde, and Big...



Hunted hard on 28,000 acres in Yoakum and Cochran county for 4 days. Saw one 20 minutes into the opening day hunt that I kicked myself for passing up for 3.5 days. Had to leave this am regardless of success, and was staring straight at a tag sandwich yesterday evening.

Glassed the sand hills and walked the draws for miles for 3.9 days. Rode in polarises for many miles in between. Stopped hunting over those days just for sandwiches.

At 4:30 yesterday evening we decided to check a sand hill area close to camp that nobody had checked due to so much human activity. Drove the polaris up to the edge of a blowout to glass the hills and this guy jumps up 30 yards away. My rifle was still in the rack. Slammed on the brakes and hurried a 75 yard shot. High lung and spine dropped him and he was taking his last breath when we got there.

I had fretted over having to take a 300 yard plus shot off of sticks (I'm not comfortable at all over 275), and it happened way different than planned.

Couldn't be happier with it though.

Hunting low fence with no feeders is awesome!
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#6048458 - 11/24/15 08:05 PM Re: I shot a pig ol mule deer. [Re: therancher]
syncerus Offline
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Registered: 12/01/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
What a brute!
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#6048460 - 11/24/15 08:06 PM Re: I shot a pig ol mule deer. [Re: therancher]
syncerus Offline
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Loc: Dallas, TX
The deer isn't bad, either.

wink
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#6048461 - 11/24/15 08:07 PM Re: I shot a pig ol mule deer. [Re: therancher]
skeeter22 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/04
Posts: 3733
Loc: Lake Highlands, Brady
Holy smokes. What a monster!

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#6048462 - 11/24/15 08:07 PM Re: I shot a pig ol mule deer. [Re: therancher]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41503
Loc: Metroplex
Hell of a buck!!!! Well done sir

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#6048463 - 11/24/15 08:07 PM Re: I shot a pig ol mule deer. [Re: therancher]
Mr. T. Online   content
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Registered: 11/05/14
Posts: 1808
Loc: Fort Worth - Hunt in Eastland ...
OMG....what a deer
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#6048468 - 11/24/15 08:10 PM Re: I shot a pig ol mule deer. [Re: therancher]
BowsnRods Offline
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Registered: 05/05/08
Posts: 1612
Loc: Bandera County
Awesome Mulie,

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#6048469 - 11/24/15 08:10 PM Re: I shot a pig ol mule deer. [Re: therancher]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 24154
Loc: Wise County Texas
What a toad!, would even be a great buck in The Rockies, but a Texas stud for sure. Congrats
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#6048470 - 11/24/15 08:11 PM Re: I shot a pig ol mule deer. [Re: therancher]
Creekrunner Online   content
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Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 8103
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Holy cow, I didn't think they grew 'em like that in Texas. Congratulations sir, that is a monster.
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#6048488 - 11/24/15 08:16 PM Re: I shot a pig ol mule deer. [Re: therancher]
Wilhunt Offline
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Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 2611
Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Outstanding! Congrats and thanks for sharing the story.

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#6048496 - 11/24/15 08:18 PM Re: I shot a pig ol mule deer. [Re: therancher]
BOONER Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 5121
Loc: Brownwood,Tx
Wow! Rancher what a brute he is. Congrats!

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#6048498 - 11/24/15 08:19 PM Re: I shot a pig ol mule deer. [Re: skeeter22]
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Registered: 01/22/11
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Loc: Fairfield, TX
Originally Posted By: skeeter22
Holy smokes. What a monster!
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#6048532 - 11/24/15 08:30 PM Re: I shot a pig ol mule deer. [Re: therancher]
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Registered: 01/06/10
Posts: 5980
Loc: Dallas / Hopkins Co.
Wow that's a fine animal. Congratulations!

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#6048535 - 11/24/15 08:31 PM Re: I shot a pig ol mule deer. [Re: therancher]
colt45 Online   content
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 5870
Loc: bastrop county
that;s not a pig, that's a HOG


Edited by colt45 (11/24/15 08:31 PM)
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#6048538 - 11/24/15 08:31 PM Re: I shot a pig ol mule deer. [Re: therancher]
djs303 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/12
Posts: 253
Loc: Jackson County
Heck of a buck!

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