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Think Someone Got my Young County 12ptr #8070727 12/01/20 12:57 AM
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I hunted opening weekend, the next day (11/9) this big boy showed up in the morning and for 3 days came to my food plot regularly morning and night. I haven't seen a photo of him since 11/11. I had hoped he had locked up with a doe and would pop back up but as of the last time I was able to hunt 11/21 - he hasn't shown back up. I used to not have neighbors that hunt but I do now and they are close (the kind that hunt your fence line - not the one in the pic though, I have my food plot area fenced off to keep the cattle out). I'm afraid my big boy is gone frown I had already shot an 8 point so was hoping to get my son on him. This would be the biggest buck either of us has taken. This is just a little 100 acre family lease. If my neighbor did get him I sure hope he met a few does first.

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Earl, nice older 12, hopefully he shows up again or his brother or cousin will.

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Nice buck. Cross your fingers and hunt.


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Keep hunting. Sometimes they disappear for long periods of time and pop back up when you least expect it!

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Really nice buck! Hopefully he shows up again


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Re: Think Someone Got my Young County 12ptr [Re: NDN98] #8070793 12/01/20 01:37 AM
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We will, I just wish my sons days off and mine corresponded. They don't again until the 2 weeks around Christmas. Earl

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Keep hunting. Sometimes they disappear for long periods of time and pop back up when you least expect it!


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Hopefully he's still around for your son up
Keep us posted


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Originally Posted by Pope&Young
Hopefully he's still around for your son up
Keep us posted

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Nice buck! I'm sure he's done some damage in the doe population over the last few years. Good luck, hope he shows back up!

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Good luck, hope he’s still out there. I’m missing our two biggest since 11/12. Had one in 2012 go missing 11/5, he showed back up January 11th. Next year he did it again, 11/4 -1/18. He made a mistake in the daylight with a lady the next fall, though, got him at 6.5 years old on opening morning.


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I bet he’s still out there. Have you seen him live? Chances are nobody has either. I bet he’s gone dark. Glass is half full. Good luck.

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He didn't get to be that age by being stupid.

I'm always amazed at the number of 'survivors' I see on my game cams a month or so after the general season has ended.


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We had nice buck on camera, got one pic mid October....no other pics until last weekend (both pics at night) and my buddy's daughter killed him a couple mornings later.

Strange how some bucks will disappear during the rut and show back up mid December. I always have a couple nice bucks show up late in the season.

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I have not...I was there in the blind not 100 yards from where he's pictured at at 8am on 11/7 and 11/8. He was there at that time the mornings of 11/9-11/11. Could be just a coincidence but then it could by why he's as old as he is. I don't know how old he is, but he's old. His antlers were probably better in years past I bet. Strange thing is I can't say I've seen him on my cameras before.

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I bet he’s still out there. Have you seen him live? Chances are nobody has either. I bet he’s gone dark. Glass is half full. Good luck.


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Maybe your neighbors corn tastes better! Serious don't give up....he may show up or a better one might come alone. In the past week I have seen 3 new bucks show up at my place (two very nice). I also have a nice young 11 that disappeared about a week ago...I was thinking someone else had got him but he showed back up tonight just before dark. My target buck I only see on trail cams at night and he does not come to corn. I am thinking my only chance on getting him is him trailing a hot doe. Anyway, hang in there.

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Originally Posted by DQ Kid
Earl, nice older 12, hopefully he shows up again or his brother or cousin will.


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Wow, nice animal, hope he is still there for ya'll.

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A good time to say hello to your new neighbor and ask if they had any luck yet...... they WILL disappear when the rut starts because it’s about what the does routine is until it’s over.......good luck Earl, lot of season left to hunt......

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Your first mistake was when you call that deer “mine”

Hope he shows back up


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He may have just went AWOL
They don't get old being stupid and he may just be one of those bucks that you are not going to kill unless he is on a hot doe.


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Originally Posted by NDN98
Keep hunting. Sometimes they disappear for long periods of time and pop back up when you least expect it!

Yep. The big buck my brother shot on Thanksgiving would leave and not come back until summer. We'd been watching him for a couple of years. Romance got the best of him this year. Keep on hunting.


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