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The buck that retired me.... #8073288 12/02/20 08:50 PM
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After 20 years of working as a Texas mule deer outfitter I'm officially retired from the business. My good friend and ranch owner doesn't need the hunting income anymore, so going forward the hunting is going to be family and friends only. I may still guide on occasion, but only if I want to, and only for inexperienced hunters that need a hand. What was very cool about the last "paid" buck taken was that it went to one of my favorite people, and one of the better guy's you'll find on this forum. up

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2020 turned out to be a decent hunting year overall.. here are a couple pics of the bucks taken right before Ramsey's. We definitely went out on a high note.
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I made a video from the photo file I stuck all my pic's in over the years in case you want to see what 20 years of outfitting looked like on our ranch. Sort of funny that YouTube chose my one whitetail pic for the video cover roflmao There where some really outstanding bucks taken over the years, and many smiling faces from this forum popped up. The end of an era for sure, but looking forward to the next one as well. smile


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Re: The buck that retired me.... [Re: dkershen] #8073292 12/02/20 08:54 PM
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Don't think I've ever seen that pose before. roflmao

Congrats on a great deer.


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A great way to go out for sure cheers


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20 years is a good run.......lots of great memories....cheers

Congrats Ramsey, nice buck! up


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Congrats of the memories. 20 years sure provided a lot of fun times for many people.

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Awesome!!!


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I do not approve of this post or retirement.

Just when I have expendable funds that I actually want to spend, you go and retire realmad


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Re: The buck that retired me.... [Re: dkershen] #8073514 12/02/20 11:28 PM
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Y’all had a great run out there. Lots of great deer and memories over those 20 yrs.


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I plowed mules.
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I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

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That would make my mule deer hunting complete too.


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Lots of good mule deer and memories on the video. Congratulations on the 20 year run and retirement.

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Originally Posted by BigPig
I do not approve of this post or retirement.

Just when I have expendable funds that I actually want to spend, you go and retire realmad



You are going about this all wrong, you send Ramsey 10 clients and tell him to book you a hunt.

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He is sending me on mountain goat hunt, but I’m kind of a big deal whistle or not roflmao


Congrats again Ramsey!!! That’s the only way you are excused from Thanksgiving FYI, now you are out of excuses

Kershen congrats on getting back to the funner side of it.


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This is awesome!!!! That pic Ramsey roflmao roflmao clap clap

Mr Kershen....you and Mr Elissa are two of the best people I've ever met.

Proud to call you friends.

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I'd say that's a good one to go on!


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Congratulations and thank you for sharing your story and the pics. Best of luck to you.

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Congrats sir

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Bittersweet.......


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Bittersweet.......

Best way to say it. That is so freaking awesome and goofball pulled a good one with Dave. I have not heard the pillow talk in the blind yet details but anticipate them.


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20 years is a good run sir, especially when you have to take ruffians like the guy in the 1st photo grin


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What a great chapter which would have enriched anyone's life.

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Awesome and congratulations!


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That looks like you have had a long run and lots of good times. Thank you for sharing.

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