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first dead deer #2445338 07/21/11 09:09 PM
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Found my first dead buck yesterday.. Thank goodness I havent found any recent deaths from the heat but it still stinks to lose one like this.. Pretty he was a casualty of the rut and a real nice buck for a 3 yr old




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Ouch that just hurts.



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That sux!


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Might have been the victim of a road hunter or a misplaced shot on a bordering property. Would have been a nice buck this year.


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found a dead doe right underneath my bow feeder today.....don't know if thats good luck or bad?



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Re: first dead deer [Re: txtrophy85] #2445605 07/21/11 11:28 PM
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Hate to find any deer, sure hate to find one with that potential.



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Re: first dead deer [Re: txshntr] #2445627 07/21/11 11:44 PM
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Yeah,that was a dandy buck,sorry for your loss.You can still hang his head in camp.



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Re: first dead deer [Re: Erathkid] #2445714 07/22/11 12:30 AM
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Dang that's a nice buck. What a shame.



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That's a shame. he was a nice buck


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Right now, in July, bucks antlers are still growing and in velvet?


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He would have been a good one this year!!!



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Originally Posted By: jcoutdoors
Might have been the victim of a road hunter or a misplaced shot on a bordering property. Would have been a nice buck this year.


what would give you that impression?



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how do you know he is a 3yr old



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how do you know he is a 3yr old


he prolly found the jaw bone next to the skull



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Same thing happend on our place, found a nice little 2.5-3.5 YO 10 dead from the rut we asume. His bottom jaw was still atached, teeth say 3, cam pics say 2.5 so we go with either one. I did a euro and it will be the first one in the new camp house. It really sucks to see your up and comers turn up dead, our best buck on the place turned up at the end of the season with a bum leg, but seemed to get better, but havent been able to identify since they lost horns.

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that was a nice one


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how do you know he is a 3yr old


he prolly found the jaw bone next to the skull


yep I broke the bottom jaw off.. scored him at 131.. definitely hate to lose one with that much potential



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Looking very ugly!


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Re: first dead deer [Re: stxranchman] #2451884 07/25/11 04:10 AM
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I am confused. I have no doubt that deer is dead, but a hard horned deer in July will not be found. I don't believe he just died. I have seen hard horned deer in East Texas as late as the 3rd weekend of March. I think he has been dead a while and was not scavanged.



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Re: first dead deer [Re: Savage388] #2459180 07/27/11 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted By: Savage388
I am confused. I have no doubt that deer is dead, but a hard horned deer in July will not be found. I don't believe he just died. I have seen hard horned deer in East Texas as late as the 3rd weekend of March. I think he has been dead a while and was not scavanged.


haha in no way saying he just died.. pretty sure it was rut injury or he made it a long ways after bein wounded by a neighbor.. he was bare bones other than the head and we dont have coyotes


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we found a nice 9 last year right in the middle of an oat field and the skull was already boned out.. had no idea how long it had been there but it hadnt been TOO long.. it really tweeked my melons


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That's to bad. Would have been a nice one.


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