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Scouting find #7797488 04/06/20 03:51 PM
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Went to the ranch on Tuesday / Wednesday last week to carry a couple blinds I've built since the season ended. As I was scouting for an ideal location to set up my bale blind, I noticed antlers in the grass. Here's what I found...
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Someone didn't survive the rut. Too bad.


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Any evidence of how he met his demise? Anyone else on the property report a lost buck?


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Originally Posted by unclebubba
Any evidence of how he met his demise? Anyone else on the property report a lost buck?


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Tough one to lose. But it is nature.

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That was a good buck!!

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will make a good euro mount

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Would have made a nice trophy for someone.



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Nice deadhead!

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Originally Posted by Texas buckeye
Tough one to lose. But it is nature.


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Originally Posted by unclebubba
Any evidence of how he met his demise? Anyone else on the property report a lost buck?


I don't believe any of our guys killed him. I also found a doe and fawn within 75 yards of him. With all the broom weed we had this year the yotes were thick as thieves. I believe they were the cause the buck's demise, but that's pure speculation.

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What do you guys think about his age?

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Any history of anthrax in the area?

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Originally Posted by cullbuck
Any history of anthrax in the area?


No sir no that I'm aware of - I haven't heard about any anthrax issues in our neck of the woods (Concho County)

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Nice deadhead!

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I'd have to bet that he was probably wounded either on that property or adjoining property and died there. Sometimes they can go quite a ways after taking a bullet through the gut or somewhere similar.

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He's a big one. Too bad you didn't see him on the hoof.

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Originally Posted by Old Stony
I'd have to bet that he was probably wounded either on that property or adjoining property and died there. Sometimes they can go quite a ways after taking a bullet through the gut or somewhere similar.


You may be correct; there's a county road which runs through a potion of our 2k acres and there's been a few instances of poaching over the years, albeit nothing like one would expect in east Texas. I don't believe it was any of our hunters - not many hunt in that area and there were no reports of a lost buck. Of course he could have also been hit on that county road and had enough strength to make it to where I found him, which was within 100 yards of said road. My money is still on the yotes. I found a doe and fawn dead nearby as well, in approximately the same state of decomposition.

I cleaned him up and scored him yesterday - ended up just shy of 130.

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Removed my December buck from its burial spot and while cleaning him up decided to clean up the deadhead too.

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nice find


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That's a shame. Glad you found him.

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Damn shame but you made the best of it.

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