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Not a bad way to cap the day.... #7374424 12/12/18 02:08 PM
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I had a meeting in Austin yesterday and there is an understanding in my house that if my ‘work travels’ take me within 30 minutes of the ranch, a stop is justified ... especially during deer season. Thank goodness Hwy 36 is a major travel corridor for me!

Fortunately the Boy Scout in me (actually it was lucky laziness) was prepared; there was a sweatshirt and a rifle that hadn't gotten returned to the safe from the previous weekend’s hunting trip and was still in my backseat. I rolled into Rising Star on fumes, while gassing up the truck, I bailed out of a sport coat and dress shirt and into my campfire-scented black hooded sweatshirt. By 3:30 I was quick stepping to the blind in ‘good jeans’ nice boots, and my favorite (but somewhat pungent) sweatshirt.

As 4:15 a flock of turkeys was under the feeder. I hadn’t knocked one with a rifle before, so I figured why not? They were at 150ish yards. The longest beard in the group got lucky and somehow dodged the .308 round headed his way (because I don't miss, right?)

A quick search revealed no feathers or blood. Within 15-20 minutes of the world calming down again, in stroll 4 does. The constant wind, and probably my recent scent from stomping through their dining room had the ladies on high alert. They mill around and at 5:30 all 4 look up and in walks one of our hit list bucks.

I had multiple bow encounters with this guy with no success, but last night I let the smoke pole bark and it bit
him at 185 yards. I’m not a fan of tailgate pics, but as I was hunting solo, it was the best I could do:

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Re: Not a bad way to cap the day.... [Re: HuntnFly67] #7374448 12/12/18 02:22 PM
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Congrats! You do what you have to do. Normally how it works out!

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Nice. Congrats.


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Beautiful!

Re: Not a bad way to cap the day.... [Re: HuntnFly67] #7374459 12/12/18 02:28 PM
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Fantastic buck. Congratulations. You're pickup bed is way too clean, and fancy schmantzy. 'Hope you got blood all over it. up


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Re: Not a bad way to cap the day.... [Re: HuntnFly67] #7374525 12/12/18 03:17 PM
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cheers Great looking buck!


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Very nice buck. Congrats

Re: Not a bad way to cap the day.... [Re: HuntnFly67] #7374542 12/12/18 03:33 PM
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great buck and good work!

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Great buck! Don't know whats wrong with a tailgate pic. Sometimes that's all you can do. Great story and fantastic deer. Congrats!

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Nice one Andy!! up


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up Great looking buck!

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Congrats

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Nice buck!


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Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
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Good story and dang nice buck. Congrats!

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Hope you didn't get your good jeans and boots dirty. Very nice 10 point. Sometimes things come together.

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Nice.

I like tailgate pics.

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Nice buck congrats cheers


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Outstanding buck, great looking frame. Congrats! cheers


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Originally Posted by Wilhunt
Good story and dang nice buck. Congrats!


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Very nice!


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Never before thought it was possible to have a female along and actually have MORE fun than by myself.
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