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Lubbock Texas Red Stag #7396023 01/05/19 02:59 AM
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This is an interesting story.. I put a Red Stag down November 20th, 15 miles north of Lubbock Texas outside of Abernathy Texas. I was glassing a wheat field and noticed him with a few mule deer does. When I glasses him he was red in comparison to the muleys around him so my first thought was whitetail. Then he stood up and showed me a white rump like a muley has. I honestly thought I was looking at a mule deer/ whitetail hybrid when looking down scope. I knew he was different and I figured that was the most reasonable reason for his odd appearance. Made a stalk into 220 yards but before I shot I noticed his long mane around his neck and “stag” jumped into my brain. I said that’s a stupid thought, there is no way a stag should be outside of Abernathy Texas. I had both a whitetail and a mule deer tag in my pocket so I said “screw it” and let my 308 fly. Never would I have imagined he was a freaking Red Stag. I have hunted this field and surrounding areas my entire life and have never seen or heard of anything like this. I immediately called the Hale County Game Warden and explained to him what happened. He said as long as I have permission to hunt that land and a valid Texas hunting license I’m legal. After I sent him a few pictures of my license and the stag he called back and said “congratulations you’re good to go”. Now, where he came from is still a mystery. I know of a place near Wolfforth Texas (bout 30 miles as the crow flies from where I harvested the stag) that raises stag. I called the owner and he said everything they own is accounted for and they have never lost a stag. I then asked where my stag may have came from and he had no idea. Like I said I have hunted the Lubbock area my entire life and I NEVER would have believed a story like this. Maybe y’all can help me find out where he came from? I would greatly appreciate it!

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Re: Lubbock Texas Red Stag [Re: PughChainz] #7396028 01/05/19 03:16 AM
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Congrats on some fine eating. Never know how far a young buck (or Sag) will roam once it gets out and on its own.

Re: Lubbock Texas Red Stag [Re: PughChainz] #7396048 01/05/19 03:48 AM
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Very cool story! And congrats on the stag.

Had a similar situation happen to me in Arkansas about 25 years ago. Shot a Sika thinking it was a whitetail. Never did figure out where it came from.

Re: Lubbock Texas Red Stag [Re: PughChainz] #7396050 01/05/19 03:50 AM
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That Sir....is one hell of a first post.....Congrats..... cheers

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Re: Lubbock Texas Red Stag [Re: PughChainz] #7396065 01/05/19 04:09 AM
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Re: Lubbock Texas Red Stag [Re: PughChainz] #7396070 01/05/19 04:17 AM
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Congrats!


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Re: Lubbock Texas Red Stag [Re: PughChainz] #7396072 01/05/19 04:20 AM
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Great story and congrats!


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Re: Lubbock Texas Red Stag [Re: PughChainz] #7396085 01/05/19 04:34 AM
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welcome

Re: Lubbock Texas Red Stag [Re: PughChainz] #7396099 01/05/19 05:02 AM
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Welcome aboard and thanks for sharing.

Re: Lubbock Texas Red Stag [Re: PughChainz] #7396109 01/05/19 05:26 AM
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Congrats! All of us think about things like this happening but it generally never does. I would've shot it too without thinking about it.


Re: Lubbock Texas Red Stag [Re: PughChainz] #7396135 01/05/19 07:35 AM
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Congrats! I work around New Deal area and have never seen or heard of one in the area.

Re: Lubbock Texas Red Stag [Re: PughChainz] #7396144 01/05/19 11:39 AM
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Are we sure it is a red stag?


Re: Lubbock Texas Red Stag [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7396146 01/05/19 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
That Sir....is one hell of a first post.....Congrats..... cheers

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Re: Lubbock Texas Red Stag [Re: postoak] #7396159 01/05/19 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by postoak
Are we sure it is a red stag?


Who cares.
Looks like some fine eating to me.

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Re: Lubbock Texas Red Stag [Re: PughChainz] #7396173 01/05/19 01:31 PM
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That's awesome. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm from the Lubbock area too. The only stag I know of are like you mentioned right north of Wolforth. I thought I had heard that someone cut their fence last year sometime and some got out. Either way you have a heck of a story to tell. up

Re: Lubbock Texas Red Stag [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7396175 01/05/19 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
That Sir....is one hell of a first post.....Congrats..... cheers

Oh...and welcome

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Re: Lubbock Texas Red Stag [Re: PughChainz] #7396216 01/05/19 02:33 PM
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Congrats Often hope I have a chance at something other than a white tail!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Lubbock Texas Red Stag [Re: PughChainz] #7396232 01/05/19 02:43 PM
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that is awesome! congrats!

Re: Lubbock Texas Red Stag [Re: PughChainz] #7396885 01/06/19 02:16 PM
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Congratulations and welcome to the forum.

Re: Lubbock Texas Red Stag [Re: Old Rabbit] #7396940 01/06/19 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Old Rabbit
Congratulations and welcome to the forum.


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Re: Lubbock Texas Red Stag [Re: PughChainz] #7397011 01/06/19 05:36 PM
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Re: Lubbock Texas Red Stag [Re: PughChainz] #7397713 01/07/19 03:34 PM
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right on bud! great eating from what I'm told


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Re: Lubbock Texas Red Stag [Re: PughChainz] #7397791 01/07/19 04:32 PM
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Great animal! No tag used and plenty of elk-tasting meat to boot. That's a win-win in my book! Welcome aboard!


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Re: Lubbock Texas Red Stag [Re: PughChainz] #7397832 01/07/19 04:55 PM
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Well, given that Exotics have been imported to Texas since the 50's, there will be a day when hunting in Texas will be like Salt Water fishing, you never know what you might see.

I see bullet placement was perfect...........right by the road.grin

Re: Lubbock Texas Red Stag [Re: PughChainz] #7397904 01/07/19 06:20 PM
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Wow, thats cool!! Congratulations!


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