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Few weeks ago I was at my lease filling feeders and on the way home I saw something I thought I would never see in my life. There is a high fence place not far from us that I always look at when I drive by trying to see what they have but usually all I see are some exotics and an occasional 120" or less buck. This time I was doing about 70mph and saw a buck that just blew my mind so I turned around. My Dad was with me and asked what I was doing and I told him I just saw a 300"+ non typical with points going everywere! We turned around and thankfully the buck was still there so he could see I wasn't losing my mind and I was able to video it with my phone before he got uncomfortable and started to head back into the brush.

Anyway I have watched the footage over and over again and best I can tell the deer has 42 points, 4 drop tines (one of which is 10"-12"), probably 24"+ inside spread, and best I can tell he will score 325"-350"NT.

Now for the "what if" part. With all these giant bucks being grown on deer farms now and being turned loose on high fence places for breeding, hunting, or whatever else they do with them at some point one of these giants is going to get loose and get shot on a neighboring low fence property.

Does that buck become the next state or possibly even a world record? popcorn

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Doubtful if it has an ear tag with its name on it roflmao


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Doubt it even if the tag is gone and there is a hole in the ear for that tag.

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Originally Posted By: kmon1


Justin you know worthless


LOL

I actually don't have any pics, just video. I have sent the video to a few people and some say they cant see it well enough to even tell its a deer and others say they can see it just fine. I may see if I can take some screen shots of the video tomorrow. If that works out I will post some then.

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I've seen the video and it's a beast!!!!

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A good taxidermist can fix that hole in the ear, like it was never there.

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If I remember correctly you are in Coke county, is this place on highway 277?


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Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
If I remember correctly you are in Coke county, is this place on highway 277?


I do hunt Coke county. I would rather not give any specifics though on the deers location. Crazy people do crazy things for deer a whole lot smaller than the one I saw.

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Those type deer are pretty common in the pens these days.

I'm sure some "escapees" are in the books already, but any potential state or world record would be investigated, vetted, and scrutinized to the max - by both the media and B&C. The deer killed would be a known deer if it was an "escapee" and would not be allowed as a record per B&C requirements.

Many thought the giant Missouri nontypical that currently holds the first nontypical spot was an "escapee". Some still do. It was a "pick up" not taken by a hunter. B&C did a big investigation and could find no evidence of that.

A more thorny potential issue is the taking of a big animal that is an "escapee" from years back that was young and then grew to record size.


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Originally Posted By: JCB
Originally Posted By: kmon1


Justin you know worthless


LOL

I actually don't have any pics, just video. I have sent the video to a few people and some say they cant see it well enough to even tell its a deer and others say they can see it just fine. I may see if I can take some screen shots of the video tomorrow. If that works out I will post some then.


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Originally Posted By: Rustler
A good taxidermist can fix that hole in the ear, like it was never there.

rofl That's what I was thinking.


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The man that shot such a deer would have to be considered the greatest of all hunters, I'd think.

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I find myself doing the same thing...I can barely stay on the road for looking for big bucks on those ranches...all I've ever seen are exotics. I saw an absolute giant bull elk a few years ago just standing by the fence along the highway and the thought of that thing escaping has been my recurring dream....or nightmare....

I don't know much, but I can state this with confidence....let that thing escape and walk within 300yds of me and it'll be the quickest decision I've ever made.... rifle

Don't know where in Coke county you are, but we've certainly got a lot of those ranches around us too....

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I hunt Coke county and there are quite a few HF ranches there. I saw three different properties just last year that put up HF. I too keep an eye out when driving by them and I have seen a number of exotics over the years but like you I rarely see WTs and when I do they have never been much to speak of much less turning around to take another look but if I saw one like you described I too would have gone back to make sure I wasn't hallucinating.

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One of my leases is about a mile from a really good HF place. Several deer taken off of that place have been posted on here. Anyway, about 3 years ago we started seeing all kinds of strange bucks. We had a couple of 1.5 year old 6 points that had drop tines, 2.5 year olds with all kinds of kickers and odd points. Last year my buddy got a HUGE 8 point with his bow. I haven't seen the escapee(s) that started all of this, but I'm definitely seeing the benefits. I think in the next couple of years, there will be a massive "free range" buck taken in the area.


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I got a buddy in Erath county and he has a large HF operation that butts up to his LF place. During the rut you can rattle close to the fence and have multiple 200+ inch deer come up to the fence line. Genetic monsters but still cool to see


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Well trying to get some freeze frame shots from computer to phone didn't go so well. Here is some really poor quality proof though.

I almost feel like those guys getting the blurry Big Foot pics. The footage on my computer is actually pretty decent though.




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It makes you wonder how those guys get through the brush. That is an absolute te monster. I'd be shaking from buck fever so bad that I'd probably miss, then no one would believe the story.

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That is a BIG ONE, Amazing how they can grow so much bone in a few months

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Deer are getting bigger on LFs all of the time. With ranches HFed on three sides, high protein food plots, crops and protein feeders, it is just a matter of time before the next record deer is killed. Good genetics are on LFs too, some seem to think that the HFers stole them all.


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