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Thanksgiving day public lamd hunt success!!! #5447391 11/28/14 09:49 PM
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This was my second deer hunt and was a huge success. Not a trophy, but I will take it! One of it's antlers looks like it was broken off during a fight but and the other one had two points broken off. Tge one antler that was still there had a spread that was past the ear.

The mark you see in the photo is the drag mark not the shot mark. I shot this one in the front chest right in the heart. He made a mad dash for about 40 yards. Was not too bad tracking him. But because it was my first time blood trailing, I am happy with 40 mins haha. Now I am hooked!!!!!

Got set up on a spot where two dry creek beds funnle. Then called once ever 10 mins for about 30 mins, and in came a doe and her fawn. I kept my head down and did not make eye contact and the went on about ther way. When they left I did a trailing call of a buck chasing a doe.. and about 10 mins later in walked this guy!





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Oh, I forgot to mention... the 1.5 milmile hike back was not near as fun!!!! Lol


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That's a big ole spike! Good job bud!

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Not to rain on your parade, but is this a legal AR buck? I thought we decided that broken off antlers and tines didn't make a deer count as unbranched.

Your case is even more interesting in that the one remaining antler goes outside the ears. That probably makes it legal, but I've never seen that discussion.

Anyway, I'm happy for you and I know how hard that 1.5 mile drag out is!


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Originally Posted By: postoak
Not to rain on your parade, but is this a legal AR buck? I thought we decided that broken off antlers and tines didn't make a deer count as unbranched.

Your case is even more interesting in that the one remaining antler goes outside the ears. That probably makes it legal, but I've never seen that discussion.

Anyway, I'm happy for you and I know how hard that 1.5 mile drag out is!


I thouthought the same thing when I made the decision to shoot, but with the spread outside the ear that should make it legal due to the other antler, if not broken, being outside the ear, which wouldwould easily make the 13" spread. If I am wrong, then let's get the discussion going...


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Congratulations on your success. I assume by your last picture that it's home and in the cooler/freezer. That means "end of discussion"; ya done good.


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No feeder, no food plot, no problem. Not many hunters in the woods these days can fill an ice chest in the same fashion, or be willing to put forth the extra effort to give it a try.

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You did really well. I've never tried calls for deer, other than grunts and rattling. It paid off for you. Not easy to score on public land bucks up


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Whered ya get him and with what? If you dont mind someone asking.

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Originally Posted By: Mister Sir
Whered ya get him and with what? If you dont mind someone asking.


I thought he answered this...public land.

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Ive spent a ton of time in public woods and it is hard hunting!! I would have smoked that joker immediately! Congratulations!

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Originally Posted By: Mister Sir
Whered ya get him and with what? If you dont mind someone asking.


About 2.hours north of houston on public land. A good amount of people go there , but it seems most just stay close to the road and dont put in the hike. I hiked down an old closed logging road about 1.5 miles then I found an old dry creek bed and followed it until it met up with another. There was a travel area bust north of where the two dry creek beds met and looked like a good spot where the deer wouod funnel. I found this on one of my scouting trips.. I left a 5.00 chair there with a 5.00 bill clipped to it to see if it wouod still be there.. a week later it was still there so I knew it was not an area with high people traffic.. turns out this spot was a good find smile

Will hunt it again later this week. And I was using a .270 with my scope sighted in at 50 yards... in these woods you will not get much of a longer shot it seems.. I am still new to deer hunting but I hope I am on the right track.


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