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#6983486 - 12/05/17 07:45 AM The "Almost" Buck
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Registered: 05/16/07
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Loc: North Dallas
I call this one my "Almost" Buck. Why?
Because I almost didn't get up and go out Sunday morning.
Because I almost didn't go to the blind I shot him out of.
Because I almost took a 44 Mag bolt action instead of the 280AI with me (it wouldn't have reached him).
Because I almost shot a tall 8 with stubby little brow tines that I watched for an hour.

This guy came out behind me, north end of a 400 yard long field. The blind is roughly in the middle, and most of the deer you see come out from the south or west. He came out of the northeast, and walked non-stop across the field and stopped behind a small tree and looked around. He turned north and walked towards the creek and I was sure he wouldn't stop, but he did and I took the shot. Ranged at 235 yards, with a Kimber Subalpine in 280 AI, heart shot, went 20 yards and folded up.
He's not huge, but he'll do. 11 point, 17 inch spread. I've not seen him before, or on any cameras.

Meat is supposed to be ready this Friday, mount will take a little longer...

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#6983488 - 12/05/17 07:47 AM Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 14325
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Great buck man, congrats! cheers
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#6983498 - 12/05/17 07:53 AM Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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Registered: 05/31/07
Posts: 7312
Loc: Anton, TX, and Stonewall Count...
Heck of a buck up Love the added story. That's why I hunt and hunt a lot because you just never know when its gonna happen.

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#6983515 - 12/05/17 08:00 AM Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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Registered: 04/27/05
Posts: 20319
Loc: The Outer Limits
Very nice buck congrats cheers
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#6983554 - 12/05/17 08:28 AM Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH]
Buddy Offline
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Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 604
Loc: Tx
very nice - like the almost scenario
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#6983563 - 12/05/17 08:36 AM Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: Stub]
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Originally Posted By: Stub
Very nice buck congrats cheers
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#6983639 - 12/05/17 09:26 AM Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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Registered: 11/08/09
Posts: 2635
Loc: North Side of the Metromess
Nice job and shot -good thing you had the right rifle. A lot of times I'll take 2 guns to the stand. A short range fun gun like the 44 lever, then a longer range bolt rifle. Just in case the big one walks out way out there.
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#6983640 - 12/05/17 09:26 AM Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: westtexaswatkins]
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Registered: 11/22/10
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Originally Posted By: westtexaswatkins
Heck of a buck up Love the added story. That's why I hunt and hunt a lot because you just never know when its gonna happen.

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#6983643 - 12/05/17 09:30 AM Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 9677
Loc: Arlington, Tx/Coke Cnty
very nice buck. Congrats!! up

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#6983669 - 12/05/17 09:59 AM Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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Registered: 10/25/11
Posts: 2441
Loc: Texas
Excellent and enjoyed the story. Can't shoot anything in bed!

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#6983727 - 12/05/17 10:39 AM Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH]
catsquirrel Offline
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Registered: 06/21/10
Posts: 715
Loc: Lyons, Texas
You never know

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#6983752 - 12/05/17 11:00 AM Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH]
Pope&Young Offline
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Registered: 02/02/12
Posts: 5533
Loc: Watauga, TX / Eastland
Great buck up
Congrats cheers
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#6983765 - 12/05/17 11:06 AM Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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Registered: 07/17/06
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
cheers
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#6983773 - 12/05/17 11:16 AM Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 18634
Loc: Denton/Argyle
Good job! up
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#6983777 - 12/05/17 11:18 AM Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH]
Sirrah243 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/09
Posts: 2015
Loc: Llano County TX
Good buck and good story up
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