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Found Him #7982331 09/21/20 03:26 PM
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Last year I let this buck walk in mid-November and we didn’t see him again until mid-January. By that time, he was rutted way down and all busted up. We had a family member that hunted pretty hard for him after my encounter, but never could find him. We were hopeful he’d survive.

Last week I put out a cellular trail cam and yesterday morning I think I found our buck.

Here are a couple pics I took with my phone when I saw him last November. He was a MF 10 with some extras off his G2’s. I aged him at 6.5.

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Here is what he looked like in mid-January.

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Fast forward to yesterday, and here’s our boy. I’m 99.9% certain. He has a droopy left ear with a notch at the top.

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I need a better look at him and he’s shedding velvet so it’s tough to say for sure, but his beams look a little better and he may have a really nice flyer off his right G2.


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Here is another pic from 2019 for comparison to the first trail cam pic. The left ear is a dead giveaway. He was a no show this morning, but I’m hoping he will stay in the area for awhile. We have only seen this buck on the hoof twice.

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Re: Found Him [Re: Grosvenor] #7982345 09/21/20 03:33 PM
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Re: Found Him [Re: Grosvenor] #7982354 09/21/20 03:40 PM
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That's pretty sweet

Re: Found Him [Re: Grosvenor] #7982360 09/21/20 03:43 PM
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Re: Found Him [Re: Hudbone] #7982366 09/21/20 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Hudbone
That's pretty sweet

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Re: Found Him [Re: Grosvenor] #7982368 09/21/20 03:46 PM
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That is him. Nothing is sweeter than seeing a good one show back up that you let walk. Good luck!!


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Good thing he got away because it looks like he added some more bone!!!

Good luck this year on him.


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Re: Found Him [Re: Grosvenor] #7982393 09/21/20 04:04 PM
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definitely mature, 5.5 at minimum

Re: Found Him [Re: Grosvenor] #7982432 09/21/20 04:27 PM
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Man he looks like a grandpa in the face, mature for sure up


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Re: Found Him [Re: Grosvenor] #7982466 09/21/20 04:45 PM
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he's got that big roman nose.. best of luck getting him this year.

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Re: Found Him [Re: NORML as can be] #7982603 09/21/20 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by NORML as can be
Good luck!


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Re: Found Him [Re: Grosvenor] #7982667 09/21/20 07:11 PM
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Dang nice buck banana
Good luck tagging him up


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That's awesome! Good luck!


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Re: Found Him [Re: Grosvenor] #7983218 09/22/20 01:07 AM
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Re: Found Him [Re: Grosvenor] #7983339 09/22/20 03:11 AM
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Nap time hope he hangs around

Re: Found Him [Re: Lotto] #7986579 09/24/20 01:40 PM
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He’s made 3 appearances in the last 5 days, with two during hunting hours. We made the switch to MLDP this year, so we just need him to stick around for another 10 days and make a mistake. Still need better pics, but he definitely has good tine length, good main beams, and a real nice flyer.

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Nice buck and surely left a bunch of little ghost genes as well by now. up


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Found Him (Update) [Re: Grosvenor] #7991187 09/28/20 09:08 PM
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I thought it might be fun to give an update. The buck in question has made 3 daytime appearances on my trail cam in 10 days, with no real pattern whatsoever. However, I'm betting he moves in the cooler temps tomorrow morning, so I'm taking my 9 year old son with me on a scouting trip early tomorrow morning. Hopefully I'll know a lot more about this animal this time tomorrow, and have good pics and video. We have a family member driving in from Lubbock this Friday to try and put him on the ground opening weekend (MLDP).

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Looking forward to see the results.
Good luck!

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Love it when a plan comes together.


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Re: Found Him (Update) [Re: Grosvenor] #7993236 09/30/20 12:12 PM
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Don't loose him again... grin... rifle


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Great pics & buck - nice 'dagger' fork. The perfect plan, you knew he'd be there for the photo session. Maybe he'll stay around just long enough!

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awesome buck


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