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#6327893 - 06/08/16 01:43 PM The Bittersweet Bucks
jsmalley43 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 06/05/16
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Hello, I am new to this board and thought that I would share a unique find that I came across on my hunting lease during the rut in 2014 in East Texas. It just made the current issue of Texas Trophy Hunters magazine (May/June edition "The Bittersweet Bucks"). I found these two bucks locked together shortly after they had expired. The coyotes and buzzards had begun to work on them. After I obtained permission from a game warden to take possession of them for mounting purposes, unbelievably, my taxidermist was able to mount them the way I found them, using the actual hides and without having to cut their antlers. It's a shame that they suffered the fate that they did, and I only had them mounted as a tribute..........that's why I call them The Bittersweet Bucks. I believe this is a once in a lifetime find and I was wondering if anyone on this forum has ever run across this type of scenario in your hunting experiences?








Edited by Jason Smalley (06/08/16 01:44 PM)

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#6327896 - 06/08/16 01:46 PM Re: The Bittersweet Bucks [Re: jsmalley43]
PMK Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 6214
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
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#6327926 - 06/08/16 02:14 PM Re: The Bittersweet Bucks [Re: jsmalley43]
kdkane1971 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 2071
Loc: Mesopotamia
I appreciate the thoughtfulness of your tribute to the warriors.

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#6327929 - 06/08/16 02:15 PM Re: The Bittersweet Bucks [Re: jsmalley43]
Texas buckeye Offline
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Registered: 11/22/11
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Loc: Keller
What a find!

I have not personally come across anything such as this, but there are stories out there about these things. I believe there was a more recent (last couple of years) story from Ohio or somewhere east that two bucks were found in a river after being locked up and they both were dead. Maybe someone else can offer some other stories...

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#6327930 - 06/08/16 02:16 PM Re: The Bittersweet Bucks [Re: jsmalley43]
Texas buckeye Offline
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Registered: 11/22/11
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Loc: Keller
What a job by the taxi though! Great tribute to some fallen warriors

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#6327955 - 06/08/16 02:30 PM Re: The Bittersweet Bucks [Re: jsmalley43]
rickym Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5485
Loc: texas
Welcome! Looks like you have a great Easter Texas lease!
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#6327971 - 06/08/16 02:42 PM Re: The Bittersweet Bucks [Re: PMK]
jsmalley43 Offline
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Registered: 06/05/16
Posts: 10
Thank you!

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#6327972 - 06/08/16 02:43 PM Re: The Bittersweet Bucks [Re: kdkane1971]
jsmalley43 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 06/05/16
Posts: 10
Thank you!

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#6327974 - 06/08/16 02:43 PM Re: The Bittersweet Bucks [Re: Texas buckeye]
jsmalley43 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 06/05/16
Posts: 10
Thank you!

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#6327977 - 06/08/16 02:44 PM Re: The Bittersweet Bucks [Re: rickym]
jsmalley43 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 06/05/16
Posts: 10
Thank you! Its a small lease, but nestled in the right spot of East Texas.........We were very fortunate to stumble upon it.

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#6327993 - 06/08/16 03:02 PM Re: The Bittersweet Bucks [Re: Texas buckeye]
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Originally Posted By: Texas buckeye
What a job by the taxi though! Great tribute to some fallen warriors
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#6327998 - 06/08/16 03:06 PM Re: The Bittersweet Bucks [Re: jsmalley43]
Stompy Offline
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Registered: 06/13/10
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Loc: Breckenridge Tx
When I hunted around Zaragoza Mexico years ago I found two locked up dead about that same size.
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#6328006 - 06/08/16 03:12 PM Re: The Bittersweet Bucks [Re: PMK]
SnakeWrangler Offline
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Registered: 01/22/11
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Loc: Fairfield, TX
Originally Posted By: PMK
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#6328102 - 06/08/16 04:19 PM Re: The Bittersweet Bucks [Re: jsmalley43]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 8024
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Man, what a shame to lose those two. Pretty cool that you had them mounted!
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#6328172 - 06/08/16 05:10 PM Re: The Bittersweet Bucks [Re: jsmalley43]
Txhuntr2 Offline
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Registered: 02/19/12
Posts: 475
Loc: Houston and Val Verde
That is very cool

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