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The "Almost" Buck #6983486
12/05/17 01:45 PM
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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...



Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH] #6983488
12/05/17 01:47 PM
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Great buck man, congrats! cheers


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Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH] #6983498
12/05/17 01:53 PM
12/05/17 01:53 PM
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Anton, TX, and Stonewall Count...
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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.

Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH] #6983515
12/05/17 02:00 PM
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Very nice buck congrats cheers


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Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH] #6983554
12/05/17 02:28 PM
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very nice - like the almost scenario


Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: Stub] #6983563
12/05/17 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted By: Stub
Very nice buck congrats cheers


Originally Posted by bill oxner
I plowed mules.
Originally Posted by Roll-Tide
I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

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Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH] #6983639
12/05/17 03:26 PM
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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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Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: westtexaswatkins] #6983640
12/05/17 03:26 PM
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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.

Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH] #6983643
12/05/17 03:30 PM
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very nice buck. Congrats!! up

Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH] #6983669
12/05/17 03:59 PM
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Excellent and enjoyed the story. Can't shoot anything in bed!

Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH] #6983727
12/05/17 04:39 PM
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You never know

Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH] #6983752
12/05/17 05:00 PM
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Great buck up
Congrats cheers


Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH] #6983765
12/05/17 05:06 PM
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Abilene or on the road...
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Abilene or on the road...
cheers


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Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH] #6983773
12/05/17 05:16 PM
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Good job! up



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Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH] #6983777
12/05/17 05:18 PM
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Good buck and good story up


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Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH] #6983833
12/05/17 05:56 PM
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Congratulations! He will do on any day no matter what else is coming in.

Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: westtexaswatkins] #6983877
12/05/17 06:32 PM
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Over yonder.....
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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.

That is why I don't bother with cameras any more.....just get out and see what shows up.....low stress..... cheers


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Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH] #6983886
12/05/17 06:37 PM
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Great buck! Congratulations

What county?

Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH] #6984018
12/05/17 07:56 PM
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Great deer! If he's not huge to you, he can dang sure see it from where he's at. smile


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Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH] #6984181
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Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH] #6984205
12/05/17 10:04 PM
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Sometimes that's the way it is supposed to happen! Congrats all the way around !



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Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH] #6984220
12/05/17 10:13 PM
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Very Nice!!! I would have shot that buck!



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Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: Pitchfork Predator] #6984222
12/05/17 10:15 PM
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Great buck man, congrats! cheers

Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: TX_LT230FH] #6984366
12/06/17 12:02 AM
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Thanks for all the comments, guys. Heís only the second deer Iíve shot since owning my own place for 8 years. I sit out every chance I get, and love every minute of it. Never knowing what might show up is a big part of it.


Re: The "Almost" Buck [Re: Pitchfork Predator] #6984375
12/06/17 12:06 AM
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Great buck man, congrats! cheers

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