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BBD "SPLITS" DOWN #8042546 11/08/20 06:07 PM
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So a little backstory on my buck this year we call "Splits".

I first started noticing this buck in 2017 and he was a main frame 7 pt and he had a distinctive split g2 on left side at I believe 3 years old.

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The next year he put on a lot of mass and added another small split on the opposite g2. He was really starting to get tempting at this point just with his uniqueness and character. I end up taking a very nice 9pt the last day of bow season 2018 with Splits at the same feeder.

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2019 comes around and he is a hoss of a buck and has his best rack yet. Well as luck would have it he ended up vacating my area after rubbing out of velvet and pretty much lived in my brother's area. He quickly became my brother's #1 target and hunted him hard through bow season and most of November before he would finally get his opportunity at him. My brother shot him and had very little blood and lost the trail after about 70 yards or so. After my brother, a couple of other lease buddies and myself spent several hours we gave up the search empty handed. He never showed back up on camera so we figured he was lost forever somewhere in the woods.

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Fast forward to just before bow season I am sitting in my stand and I see 2 bucks coming to my feeder and it's "Splits". I can't believe it. I text my brother that Splits is at my South feeder. He had lost some tine length on his splits but he added a right g3. As the season draws near I don't get any pictures of him on camera but he starts showing up for my brother. Well he eludes my brother most of bow season before he ends up taking a very nice 10pt. To my surprise though Splits has started showing back up in my area on my cameras. I start picking my bow stand carefully as to which one he might possibly show up at. Well he shows up at my main bow feeder on the 2nd but as soon as the feeder goes off and he starts to come into view a group of pigs run him off. I wasn't 100% sure it was him due to the low light but after checking cameras it was definitely him.

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Re: BBD "SPLITS" DOWN [Re: dlrz71] #8042548 11/08/20 06:07 PM
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With bow season over and my 6.8 in my hand he finally makes his mistake and comes to my North feeder on opening morning and I was able to finish the book on ole Splits.

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Re: BBD "SPLITS" DOWN [Re: dlrz71] #8042555 11/08/20 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by dlrz71
With bow season over and my 6.8 in my hand he finally makes his mistake and comes to my North feeder on opening morning and I was able to finish the book on ole Splits.

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Great story, especially with the pics! We should all be so blessed to take an old warrior like that. Congratulations!


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Re: BBD "SPLITS" DOWN [Re: dlrz71] #8042558 11/08/20 06:13 PM
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I guess I should add, I looked him over for the previous injury and found he had hit him low in the brisket between both front legs on a quartering away shot. Skin was completely healed and only found it when pressing on the brisket and found the right side had an indention from where the exit was.

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Re: BBD "SPLITS" DOWN [Re: dlrz71] #8042567 11/08/20 06:21 PM
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It feels good to take a buck with that kind of history. Glad you got him, congrats cheers


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Re: BBD "SPLITS" DOWN [Re: dlrz71] #8042571 11/08/20 06:26 PM
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He is a good trophy to take

Re: BBD "SPLITS" DOWN [Re: dlrz71] #8042578 11/08/20 06:33 PM
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Congrats on finally getting Splits cheers


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Cool buck. Congrats!

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Loved it. All the pics from year to year really is interesting. There can be so much to learn about a bucks progression on body and horns by seeing pics from year to year. Also the dead deer photos were very nice(as usual I think.) Was the old wound a bow or rifle?


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Nice one

Re: BBD "SPLITS" DOWN [Re: freerange] #8042602 11/08/20 06:56 PM
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Loved it. All the pics from year to year really is interesting. There can be so much to learn about a bucks progression on body and horns by seeing pics from year to year. Also the dead deer photos were very nice(as usual I think.) Was the old wound a bow or rifle?


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Re: BBD "SPLITS" DOWN [Re: dlrz71] #8042636 11/08/20 07:37 PM
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Congrats cheers


Re: BBD "SPLITS" DOWN [Re: dlrz71] #8042641 11/08/20 07:40 PM
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salute Congrats!

Re: BBD "SPLITS" DOWN [Re: dlrz71] #8042650 11/08/20 07:49 PM
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Re: BBD "SPLITS" DOWN [Re: dlrz71] #8042791 11/08/20 10:34 PM
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Nice deer and a great story to go along with it.

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Has anyone else notices when bucks get OLD their horns tend to get wavy?


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Good job; great story; great pics; great trophy for you! Congratulations!!

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Congrats nice deer cheers

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nice jog and cool story, nice memory


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Thanks everyone. I was really hoping my brother could have closed the deal but glad I was able to. We will both be able to look at the mount and have those memories.

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Congrats nice deer cheers

Great recap and pics also cheers


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Congrats!! Great story!!

Thanks for posting it up


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