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#6193598 - 02/21/16 06:53 PM Opening morning lost (0r I thought missed) now found
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Registered: 09/14/13
Posts: 927
Loc: Austin
`Opening morning on the way to the stand we got stuck right next to the stand (it had been raining for several days). we spent an hour gathering limbs, going back and forth, you know how it goes. We finally got out and figured we made enough noise that our morning was ruined. We pulled the chip from the cam and turned around to leave. About 200 yards stood what I knew to be a great buck. I sent a .308 round from the window of the parked truck and could have sworn I hit home, I thought he acted like he was hit then ran out of site. we looked for hours, from where he was when I shot, where he ran, to where I thought he would have gone, no blood, no nothing. Again, it was raining, and had been heavily for days. The field was about 5 years overgrown and visibility was very limited. I eventually gave up, with the lack of blood and sign, I assumed I somehow missed. Looked for buzzards for the next few days with no results, so he was a clean miss or a terrible shot.
This last week my buddy was mowing and found him about 75 yards from where I shot him (definitely same buck, as I have him on cam). Had the grass been cut he would have been in plan sight.
Needless to say I am thankful.
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#6193602 - 02/21/16 06:56 PM Re: Opening morning lost (0r I thought missed) now found [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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cheers Shame to have not found him that day, but still have him the same now. Great looking buck.
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#6193612 - 02/21/16 07:04 PM Re: Opening morning lost (0r I thought missed) now found [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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Registered: 09/14/13
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Loc: Austin
Thanks, you're right. Personal trophy.

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#6193616 - 02/21/16 07:07 PM Re: Opening morning lost (0r I thought missed) now found [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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Registered: 11/22/10
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Loc: Central Texas / Comal County
Very nice buck. Too bad you didn't have had a dog, maybe he could have trailed him.
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#6193619 - 02/21/16 07:10 PM Re: Opening morning lost (0r I thought missed) now found [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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Registered: 11/02/09
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Free euro mount! Nice buck

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#6193886 - 02/21/16 10:33 PM Re: Opening morning lost (0r I thought missed) now found [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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Registered: 08/18/11
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Loc: Grayson Co
Very nice...sucks when you lose a animal...glad yall found him tho...

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#6193962 - 02/22/16 05:41 AM Re: Opening morning lost (0r I thought missed) now found [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 9979
Loc: Chambers County
That is a stud. Shame about the circumstances.

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#6193987 - 02/22/16 06:28 AM Re: Opening morning lost (0r I thought missed) now found [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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Better late than never, glad you found him heck of a nice buck up Are you going to do a euro on him?
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#6194021 - 02/22/16 06:58 AM Re: Opening morning lost (0r I thought missed) now found [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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Outstanding buck. Great that you found him before the mice and squirrels chewed up the antlers.

If I were you I would pay a taxi to find a cape for him and mount that stud. up
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#6194044 - 02/22/16 07:20 AM Re: Opening morning lost (0r I thought missed) now found [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Loc: Watauga, TX / Hunt - Eastland
Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Outstanding buck. Great that you found him before the mice and squirrels chewed up the antlers.

If I were you I would pay a taxi to find a cape for him and mount that stud. up


Outstanding buck cheers Glad he was found.
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#6194060 - 02/22/16 07:26 AM Re: Opening morning lost (0r I thought missed) now found [Re: ETexas Hunter]
sparrish8 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/13
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Thats a good one

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#6194105 - 02/22/16 08:01 AM Re: Opening morning lost (0r I thought missed) now found [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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What the fellas said, great buck!! Finding him no doubt puts that "thing" in the back of your mind to rest up
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#6194108 - 02/22/16 08:08 AM Re: Opening morning lost (0r I thought missed) now found [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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Great deer! I know how tough it is to have that cloud of an unrecovered deer hanging over your head.
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#6194120 - 02/22/16 08:15 AM Re: Opening morning lost (0r I thought missed) now found [Re: ETexas Hunter]
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Registered: 01/22/11
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Great buck....sorry you didn't find him that day.....
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#6194212 - 02/22/16 08:54 AM Re: Opening morning lost (0r I thought missed) now found [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Registered: 09/14/13
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Loc: Austin
Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Outstanding buck. Great that you found him before the mice and squirrels chewed up the antlers.

If I were you I would pay a taxi to find a cape for him and mount that stud. up


Yep, Im gonna take him to the Taxi this week

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