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I always enjoy trying to find deer from year to year and following them from one year to the next. Some deer are pretty easy to follow while others take a lot of searching for scars, markings, etc.

This year, I have a deer that I am confident I had pictures of in 2018 but have wavered on the pictures I think I have from 2017. Same frame but the 2017 buck just seems a little different. Either way, I will keep looking to see.

Last year was an odd year for us, as the late Winter and Spring was dry but the Summer and Fall were very wet. Most of the antlers looked like they do in drought years with the exception of a couple of deer that turned out bigger than expected.

This deer made a great jump from last year to this year though and thought I would share.

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Not same deer, once a spike always a spike, once an 8pt always an 8 pt bolt


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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Not same deer, once a spike always a spike, once an 8pt always an 8 pt bolt



trout He has bumps!!


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Originally Posted by txshntr
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Not same deer, once a spike always a spike, once an 8pt always an 8 pt bolt



trout He has bumps!!


Is he really 11? He is in really good shape!!! Are you feeding double down? It would explain his big jump


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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown

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Not same deer, once a spike always a spike, once an 8pt always an 8 pt bolt



trout He has bumps!!


Is he really 11? He is in really good shape!!! Are you feeding double down? It would explain his big jump



No, only a MF9 and has 10 if you count the small sticker off his G2.

You bet! Started feeding protein at one stand on 10k acres and all my deer have made 15-20% jumps from last year. It is crazy because I have always believed you can't buy antlers in a bag, but the proof is in the pictures grin


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Originally Posted by txshntr
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Not same deer, once a spike always a spike, once an 8pt always an 8 pt bolt



trout He has bumps!!


Is he really 11? He is in really good shape!!! Are you feeding double down? It would explain his big jump



No, only a MF9 and has 10 if you count the small sticker off his G2.

You bet! Started feeding protein at one stand on 10k acres and all my deer have made 15-20% jumps from last year. It is crazy because I have always believed you can't buy antlers in a bag, but the proof is in the pictures grin


Makes sense, you really like it much better then L&E, I hear that’s stuff lacks scientific data and roughage...


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You bet! Started feeding protein at one stand on 10k acres and all my deer have made 15-20% jumps from last year. It is crazy because I have always believed you can't buy antlers in a bag, but the proof is in the pictures grin


That double down stuff works wonders! moose


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Very nice bucks....neat to see how they develop


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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown


Makes sense, you really like it much better then L&E, I hear that’s stuff lacks scientific data and roughage...



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What is the first buck, weak 5x5 with the 2008 date on the camera?



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Originally Posted by stxranchman
What is the first buck, weak 5x5 with the 2008 date on the camera?


Date was messed up on that camera. Was in 2017. Same genetic line and triggered a memory when this one showed up. He was to make the point that sometimes it is hard to tell a deer from year to year in some cases. I do not believe he is the same deer because when I looked back, his age and antler structure wasn't the same. If last year hadn't been a dry spring, I think I very well could have mistaken them for the same deer if I wasn't looking closer.


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Originally Posted by stxranchman
What is the first buck, weak 5x5 with the 2008 date on the camera?


He is 11 plus, you should try some of the Double D!!! Proofs in the pictures


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So is he on the hit list this year?


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So is he on the hit list this year?


Yes sir! Dad has already claimed that stand...which hasn’t been mine for the last 20 years rofl



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Old enough and big enough. I have a pretty good idea on his age and score but don’t mind some guesses cheers


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You are doing a great job convincing me to switch from L&E to Double D. I fed 15 tons on my 20acre lease and I’m just not getting over 112, I have hired a hunting consultant that specializes in small lease hunting for 150’s to teach me to hunt better, think next step is to fire my nutritionist.


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Originally Posted by txshntr
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So is he on the hit list this year?


Yes sir! Dad has already claimed that stand...which hasn’t been mine for the last 20 years rofl



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Old enough and big enough. I have a pretty good idea on his age and score but don’t mind some guesses cheers

He is on the hit list for two reasons....he is a brown and he is a buck.... bolt grin



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Originally Posted by stxranchman
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So is he on the hit list this year?


Yes sir! Dad has already claimed that stand...which hasn’t been mine for the last 20 years rofl



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Old enough and big enough. I have a pretty good idea on his age and score but don’t mind some guesses cheers

He is on the hit list for two reasons....he is a brown and he is a buck.... bolt grin



Ya Ol dave gets pretty trigger happy!!


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He is on the hit list for two reasons....he is a brown and he is a buck.... bolt grin



Ya Ol dave gets pretty trigger happy!!



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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
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So is he on the hit list this year?


Yes sir! Dad has already claimed that stand...which hasn’t been mine for the last 20 years rofl



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Old enough and big enough. I have a pretty good idea on his age and score but don’t mind some guesses cheers

He is on the hit list for two reasons....he is a brown and he is a buck.... bolt grin



Ya Ol dave gets pretty trigger happy!!

I heard his nickname on the lease was "Shoots more often". grin



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Originally Posted by stxranchman

I heard his nickname on the lease was "Shoots more often". grin



That's why I switched to bow hunting...so no one could hear me shoot rofl


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Originally Posted by txshntr
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I heard his nickname on the lease was "Shoots more often". grin



That's why I switched to bow hunting...so no one could hear me shoot rofl


Brilliant!!!!


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Originally Posted by txshntr
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I heard his nickname on the lease was "Shoots more often". grin



That's why I switched to bow hunting...so no one could hear me shoot rofl


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