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25 YEARS AGO TODAY I SAW THE BIGGEST FREE RANGE BUCK OF MY LIFE #7324560 10/23/18 10:09 PM
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It was 25 years ago today I climbed in my Dads rifle stand in Freestone County Texas while he was in his bow stand just inside the woods from where I was at. Little did I know I was about to see the biggest free range buck I have ever seen in my life, and Dad would put an arrow right through his vitals a short time later. It was his first bow kill ever.

The deer has 18 scorable points, 24.5" inside spread and field dressed 175 pounds (enormous for that area). He was killed on a 100 acre track of land he had hunted for 20 years. Before he even got home from the hunt Ray Sasser of the Dallas Morning News had already found out about it and had called and left a message as well as the local Fairfield news paper. The deers head and neck was so big the Taxidermist had to use a Mule Deer form for the mount.





Re: 25 YEARS AGO TODAY I SAW THE BIGGEST FREE RANGE BUCK OF MY LIFE [Re: JCB] #7324564 10/23/18 10:11 PM
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Nice! Did you age him?

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Beautiful buck. And very cool y'all were hunting together when it happened.


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Wow. What a deer! Awesome.


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Originally Posted By: Wilhunt
Nice! Did you age him?


Taxidermist said he was about 7 years old but that was before aging was really what it has become today so who really knows.

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That is amazing. And at that time no protein feeders. A really great Buck Deer.

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Wow! Great buck!

Cool story. Thanks for sharing. cheers


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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Wow! Great buck!

Cool story. Thanks for sharing. cheers


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With that mount, you need a bigger room!


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Re: 25 YEARS AGO TODAY I SAW THE BIGGEST FREE RANGE BUCK OF MY LIFE [Re: JCB] #7324719 10/24/18 12:47 AM
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Great buck and I remember you posting a photo or two of him before. He has not shrunk any since the last time you posted pics of him grin



Re: 25 YEARS AGO TODAY I SAW THE BIGGEST FREE RANGE BUCK OF MY LIFE [Re: txmudder] #7324734 10/24/18 12:56 AM
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Originally Posted By: txmudder
Wow. What a deer! Awesome.

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I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.


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What a buck!!! Like said, glad yall had that together.

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This proves it; there are deer out there that we never see.


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Nice!!!

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Great buck. Better memory.

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Great story, very cool that it was his first bow kill and you got to witness it. Did he quit bow hunting after that? Can't get much better!


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Wow. What a deer! Awesome.


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Man, that's a perfect buck. Nice story too. cheers


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Beautiful buck. And very cool y'all were hunting together when it happened.


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Fantastic buck !


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wow! great buck and heck of a first bow kill!

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