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#6613624 - 01/02/17 11:01 PM Let this guy go, wish I had shot him.
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Registered: 11/12/10
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Loc: Jacksboro


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#6613627 - 01/02/17 11:03 PM Re: Let this guy go, wish I had shot him. [Re: MudEngineer]
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Narrow... but He sure makes it up in height!
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#6613632 - 01/02/17 11:04 PM Re: Let this guy go, wish I had shot him. [Re: MudEngineer]
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
No worries either a neighbor shot him or he will live to be even bigger next yr. I would have popped him
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#6613651 - 01/02/17 11:19 PM Re: Let this guy go, wish I had shot him. [Re: MudEngineer]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Why on earth did you pass him up?
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#6613667 - 01/02/17 11:42 PM Re: Let this guy go, wish I had shot him. [Re: MudEngineer]
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#6613679 - 01/03/17 12:35 AM Re: Let this guy go, wish I had shot him. [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Why on earth did you pass him up?
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#6613693 - 01/03/17 02:31 AM Re: Let this guy go, wish I had shot him. [Re: MudEngineer]
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Registered: 11/12/10
Posts: 228
Loc: Jacksboro
I saw him the first 3 days of season, morning and evening. My two boys were coming home from Tech Friday to hunt the weekend. I figured 3 days in a row, surely one of them would get a shot at him. Nope, never saw him again, just disappeared. I've done this same thing in the past, pass them up and hope one of the boys gets him and it has never worked out, guess I'm a slow learner! If you get a shot at a truly large buck you better take it because chances are you may never see him again.

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#6613694 - 01/03/17 02:34 AM Re: Let this guy go, wish I had shot him. [Re: MudEngineer]
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Registered: 11/12/10
Posts: 228
Loc: Jacksboro
I did get this one on New Years Eve, look familiar?

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#6613716 - 01/03/17 05:35 AM Re: Let this guy go, wish I had shot him. [Re: MudEngineer]
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Looks like his brother or offspring. Both super nice. Hope you or your boys get him next year

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#6613732 - 01/03/17 06:16 AM Re: Let this guy go, wish I had shot him. [Re: MudEngineer]
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Registered: 12/23/12
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Loc: Denton or Knox County
Wow! That one you let go has a neck on him. What a pig!

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#6613741 - 01/03/17 06:27 AM Re: Let this guy go, wish I had shot him. [Re: MudEngineer]
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Originally Posted By: MudEngineer
I've done this same thing in the past, pass them up and hope one of the boys gets him and it has never worked out, guess I'm a slow learner!


Nah, just a good dad. Don't sweat it. You got a great buck. Maybe he'll be around next season.
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#6613812 - 01/03/17 07:37 AM Re: Let this guy go, wish I had shot him. [Re: MudEngineer]
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Registered: 08/20/13
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Loc: Fannin and Hall
Those genetics may be narrow, but no bigger part than width plays on score, they make up a lot on MB length and tine length. Cool bucks!
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#6613843 - 01/03/17 08:01 AM Re: Let this guy go, wish I had shot him. [Re: MudEngineer]
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Loc: Undercover
Nice thought, but it seldom works out.
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#6614058 - 01/03/17 09:53 AM Re: Let this guy go, wish I had shot him. [Re: MudEngineer]
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Registered: 08/12/16
Posts: 115
Dude, that's not a deer. That's a hog with big antlers.

"If you get a shot at a truly large buck you better take it because chances are you may never see him again."

I agree with this. Amazing how that can happen.

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#6614081 - 01/03/17 10:09 AM Re: Let this guy go, wish I had shot him. [Re: MudEngineer]
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Registered: 01/15/07
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Good for you for holding out for your boys, he'd have been mighty tempting. Looks like you took a nice one as a consolation, must be a dominant genetic out there. Those main beams nearly touch.

I passed one as well in November in hopes that a buddy who'd never shot a big boy would get him. But, he wasn't near as nice as yours. bolt
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