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Decisions, decisions #7365729 12/03/18 07:52 PM
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Was out hunting with my 10 yr old and just before dark this guy walked out at the end of the field, about 320 yards away. I put the rifle up because I could tell he had some decent antlers. My son looked at him through the binoculars. I had decided to pass on him, but had second thoughts as I saw his width when he walked straight away from me. Man, what to do? He's a nice enough buck. In the end, my son said "Dad, you HAVE to shoot him! He's HUGE!"

In the end, he's not the biggest or nicest around or even the biggest seen on our ranch this year, but my son was over the moon that I shot him, and that's all that counts, isn't it?

Inside spread is about 17.5"

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Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: MELackey] #7365731 12/03/18 07:58 PM
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Heck that's a nice one and but made your sons day was the most important thing. Good job

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Good lookin' animal!!

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Very nice buck and a happy kid that's makes it well worth it.


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I plowed mules.
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I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

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Just the happiness of your son is worth it alone, the buck is an extra! Congrats!

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Congrats!


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Good looking buck nd your sons excitement makes him special.. Funny they always look wider when facing away cheers

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I remember begging my dad to shoot a buck until he literally gave in and shot it. It wasn't near that big lol.

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Heck of a buck and even better you can share this with you son!!! cheers

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Originally Posted by SapperTitan
Very nice buck and a happy kid that's makes it well worth it.

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cheers Congrats.

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Congrats cheers

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Darn nice buck


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That is awesome. I remember when I was younger I talked my dad into shooting a spike. He definitely didn't want to at the time but the same thing you experienced. He saw how excited I got just because a buck walked out and he told me later on that it was awesome for him watching me get excited and that he decided it was time for me to experience the the rest of harvesting a deer.

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Originally Posted by jim1961
Just the happiness of your son is worth it alone, the buck is an extra! Congrats!


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Originally Posted by SapperTitan
Very nice buck and a happy kid that's makes it well worth it.


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Honestly, I'm happier with the instant drop on a 320 yard shot than I am with the buck itself. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy with the deer, but I've always elected to pass on distance out past 200 yards or so. I got a new Nikon scope with better magnification and the BDC reticle, so I picked the 2nd dot and let her rip. He rolled over dead on the spot. Talk about a big increase in confidence.

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Great buck

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nice buck


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