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Not the one I wanted...but still a happy hunter! #7373618 12/11/18 07:58 PM
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I had been looking forward to this past weekend as it was finally a chance for me to sit as long as I wanted to on Saturday. I don't always get the chance to do that with 2 young kids at home. However, we got a little over 2 inches of rain Friday and into Saturday early morning. Luckily I already had my Kawasaki Mule loaded and ready to go. I live about 30 minutes from my wife's family property where I hunt. Get up earlier than normal to account for wet roads and unloading the UTV. Get there and unloaded and its WET, I'm talking 4 wheel drive Mule sliding all over Muddy! What makes it worse is that we took the time to plant oats a few weeks back and the "road" to the blind was part of what got planted and plowed. I'm able to corn the road and get settled. I have some early does out and a couple young bucks moving.

From my blind i can see down a fairly new pipeline for a good ways into the neighboring property. About 5-600 yards off of open sight. At about 8am I see a nice 8 coming form that fence line area, down into the small creek up to the corn... as i put the glass on him I notice a MUCH nicer 8 on the lane that separates the property. He quickly moves to where I lose sight of him. Then about 3 minutes later he pops out on the road eating corn. I had not seen him on camera at all this year. As he's eating he is facing me straight on. I don't like that shot. We're on a MLD program and we are very selective on the bucks we take off the place. But I knew it was his time to go... He disappears for a minute while chasing a doe but quickly reemerges and gives me a shot. It was an easy shot at about 150 yards. Felt good about the shot as he runs off with a little hunched look to him. I waited a whole 45 minutes (ok, maybe 8-10) before I get down and take a look. He was in the brush about 20 yards from where he had been standing. No need to sit all day!

We roughly scored him at about 118. His G-2's were a little over 11 inches. Not my best buck - but by far my best 8!

We didn't weigh him but I will tell you that he was a chore to load in the mud by myself. Luckily I a lock down pulley with me to help me out.

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Re: Not the one I wanted...but still a happy hunter! [Re: DTack] #7373637 12/11/18 08:09 PM
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Congrats on a nice 8
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Re: Not the one I wanted...but still a happy hunter! [Re: DTack] #7373650 12/11/18 08:15 PM
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Awesome 8. Congrats!

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In a heart beat!. Great deer.


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up very nice 8


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Congrats on a great looking 8pt buck! He sure looks bigger than your score.



Re: Not the one I wanted...but still a happy hunter! [Re: stxranchman] #7373666 12/11/18 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by stxranchman
Congrats on a great looking 8pt buck! He sure looks bigger than your score.


This X 2.

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Right on man! He looks alot bigger than 118, maybe its a trick of the eye and he only weighs 80lbs or something


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Re: Not the one I wanted...but still a happy hunter! [Re: stxranchman] #7373669 12/11/18 08:27 PM
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Thanks - could be. My wife's cousin did it for me rather quickly. Who knows... I was happy with it regardless of score.

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lol... actually he was a pretty good sized body. Took the quarters alone, they were about 55lbs at the processor.

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Originally Posted by DTack
Thanks - could be. My wife's cousin did it for me rather quickly. Who knows... I was happy with it regardless of score.



Think he may have missed a measurement or 3, super cool deer!

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Maybe he missed the mass measurements?

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Originally Posted by Cinch
Congrats on a nice 8
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Congrats on a fine 8pt. Good buck regardless of score, if mass measurements are missing that would bring him up to where I am thinking he is on score.

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Originally Posted by stxranchman
Congrats on a great looking 8pt buck! He sure looks bigger than your score.


No doubt!! Heck of a nice 8! Congrats!

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Great looking 8 point! Way to go.

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Very nice 8!! I agree, looks bigger than 118".


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Heck of an 8..congrats cheers

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up Awesome job.

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Looks more like a 140 8 to me lol! Congrats!

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No doubt something was missed on the score, but score be damned! Great buck


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Beautiful buck! I'm a sucker for big 8 points. I'm with the others, he looks well over 118.


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thats a purdy buck, no mater the score... up


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Great looking buck Bodie! A Congratulations is in order!

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Somebody forgot a measurement or two. Great deer.

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