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Houston County Buck #4829107 12/11/13 10:41 PM
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Got this 6.5 year old buck Nov 8 on my father's ranch (Poster-pnh) in Northwest Houston County. Had been getting pictures of him for 4 years but until that evening, no one had ever laid eyes on him. Sitting in a boxstand on the edge of a haymeadow within shouting distance from my parent's house. Had only seen 2 doe until 10 mins before dark, and my mother came driving down the county road coming home from work. About that time I saw a big body deer coming from the direction of the road, angling across the hay meadow straight towards me. Put my binocs up and a started arguing with myself that "it aint him, because it aint ever been him during the past 4 years." But I knew it was him. The lighting was terrible and I could barely make him out in my scope. I had to back off and start over, all the while he was still coming right towards me. I re-positioned my gun out of the northwest window, hoping (and praying) that he would jump a fence and be on the crest of a hill that might offer a little better light. He did, and I shot. Hind legs kicked out, and he ran about 100 yards and dropped. I think I jumped (rather than climbed) out of my stand and could hardly believe it was him. Low fence native East Texas buck that scored 164 4/8 non typical. He has 23 points that you can hang a wedding band on, 20 scoreable points. Inside spread was 20; he has 6 in bases; 23" neck, weighed 192 lbs on the hoof. Buck of a lifetime in my 36th year! At the exact same moment, 2 miles away, his son (who wed also been getting pictures of), was killed by a family member who hunts with us. Bloody Friday!






Re: Houston County Buck [Re: Keeper of the Flame] #4829122 12/11/13 10:45 PM
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Awesome story! Glad you finally got him before another hunter or mother nature did! Congrats on a great buck

Re: Houston County Buck [Re: DocBailey] #4829142 12/11/13 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted By: DocBailey
Awesome story! Glad you finally got him before another hunter or mother nature did! Congrats on a great buck


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Re: Houston County Buck [Re: Cinch] #4829157 12/11/13 10:55 PM
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that's good stuff...and a great buck!!!

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What a dandy!!! Great patience you showed, not rushing a poor shot.

Very nice up


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Re: Houston County Buck [Re: Western] #4829187 12/11/13 11:06 PM
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Great buck sir up congratulations cheers


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Re: Houston County Buck [Re: TxDispatcher] #4829226 12/11/13 11:21 PM
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awesome buck(s), congrats


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Re: Houston County Buck [Re: jshouse] #4829306 12/11/13 11:52 PM
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damn nice deer Houston county has some monsters.

Re: Houston County Buck [Re: Keeper of the Flame] #4829355 12/12/13 12:21 AM
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Great looking rack. It's going to make an even better looking mount for your wall. Congratulations.


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Re: Houston County Buck [Re: TxYoteHunter] #4829379 12/12/13 12:32 AM
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The only downside of taking such a great buck is being able to take an even better one.

Congratulations on a awesome deer.


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Re: Houston County Buck [Re: TxYoteHunter] #4829390 12/12/13 12:37 AM
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Glad someone finally killed that buck! Congrats, he's a stud!

Tell dear ol' dad that those cows can take care of themselves, he should be hunting up

welcome

Re: Houston County Buck [Re: rifleman] #4829515 12/12/13 01:16 AM
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I actually cleaned up a blurry pic for pnh last yr..he had no idea the deer loved y'all's neighbor that much grin


Re: Houston County Buck [Re: rifleman] #4829575 12/12/13 01:34 AM
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rofl What an awesome buck. Deer of a lifetime right there.


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Re: Houston County Buck [Re: RussG] #4829586 12/12/13 01:36 AM
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that's good stuff...and a great buck!!!


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Re: Houston County Buck [Re: DocBailey] #4829594 12/12/13 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted By: DocBailey
Awesome story! Glad you finally got him before another hunter or mother nature did! Congrats on a great buck


Outstanding! Glad to see your wait finally end. Big congrats. cheers

.....and welcome to the forum

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Re: Houston County Buck [Re: Nogalus Prairie] #4829610 12/12/13 01:41 AM
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Nice one
So what was he when he was 2.5 ? For you to know it was him ? Just wondering

Re: Houston County Buck [Re: Kenneth1977] #4829633 12/12/13 01:46 AM
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welcome Congrats on a great buck!


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Re: Houston County Buck [Re: stxranchman] #4829652 12/12/13 01:50 AM
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Congrats and thanks for sharing your story. I love see hunters take that great of an animal on low fence property!

Re: Houston County Buck [Re: Hoosier Texan] #4829803 12/12/13 02:32 AM
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That is one outstanding East Texas Deer! Congrats!

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Very nice buck!

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Seen several big deer out of Houston County this year. Very nice buck and congrats.


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Re: Houston County Buck [Re: DocBailey] #4829982 12/12/13 03:31 AM
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Originally Posted By: DocBailey
Awesome story! Glad you finally got him before another hunter or mother nature did! Congrats on a great buck


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Congrats on a great buck, welcome to the forum

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Congrats on a great buck, welcome to the forum


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Nice!

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