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Drought Bucks in Texas #8102411 12/24/20 10:49 PM
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Seriously, after chasing mule deer here for a couple of weeks during prime time, it appears the 4.5" of rain this year put a damper on the big buck production. I was talking to my AZ buddy about this and he says much the same, an extimated 10% antler growth decline and I'd agree.

Anyway, it never ceases to be fun. I helped my buddy stalk and kill this nice buck at 248 yds with a .280 and nosler partition bullets, topped with a Leupy VX3 (egads!)

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A few days later we found this buck pushing some does around about 3/4 of a mile away. We were in an area of low brushy draws, little elevation, but we saw the direction they were headed and were able to "cut them off" so to speak. Made the 398 yd shot sitting off of sticks with the T3X, 139 Scenars, and a 4-18x LRHSi. Love the combo, and the scenars I've used so far have been serious performers.......bullet sized hole in and quarter size exit.....perfect. I've got another tag and my son is coming to town. Hopefully we can find one of the big 'uns.

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Re: Drought Bucks in Texas [Re: Jgraider] #8102426 12/24/20 11:13 PM
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Nice !!

Re: Drought Bucks in Texas [Re: Jgraider] #8102435 12/24/20 11:28 PM
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Very nice! cheers

Re: Drought Bucks in Texas [Re: Jgraider] #8102485 12/25/20 12:14 AM
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very cool texas

Re: Drought Bucks in Texas [Re: Jgraider] #8102487 12/25/20 12:17 AM
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Awesome!

Re: Drought Bucks in Texas [Re: Jgraider] #8102512 12/25/20 12:54 AM
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Good hunting!

And sure enough good bucks for this year!

Re: Drought Bucks in Texas [Re: Jgraider] #8102537 12/25/20 01:25 AM
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Nice bucks there.


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Re: Drought Bucks in Texas [Re: Jgraider] #8102558 12/25/20 01:47 AM
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Great great bucks. Ive got a friend that hunts a big place in NW Panhandle and he says the fawn crops and then hard winters has really hurt their age class of mature bucks. Im not sure about this years horn growth on what they do have. Im not sure how much you had to choose from to get those but they are nice.


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Re: Drought Bucks in Texas [Re: Jgraider] #8102710 12/25/20 03:43 AM
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Great bucks, thanks for sharing

Re: Drought Bucks in Texas [Re: Jgraider] #8103635 12/26/20 05:45 AM
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It’s Muley time.


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Re: Drought Bucks in Texas [Re: Jgraider] #8103674 12/26/20 12:45 PM
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Beautiful bucks and great pictures. cheers


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Re: Drought Bucks in Texas [Re: Creekrunner] #8103690 12/26/20 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
Beautiful bucks and great pictures. cheers

Re: Drought Bucks in Texas [Re: Big8] #8103767 12/26/20 02:58 PM
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Very nice! cheers


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Very nice buck. Congrats!

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Great bucks, that one looks to have died of heart failure.

Re: Drought Bucks in Texas [Re: Jgraider] #8104136 12/26/20 11:10 PM
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Those are studs, congratulations!


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Beautiful bucks Jgraider,


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Originally Posted by Jgraider
Seriously, after chasing mule deer here for a couple of weeks during prime time, it appears the 4.5" of rain this year put a damper on the big buck production. I was talking to my AZ buddy about this and he says much the same, an extimated 10% antler growth decline and I'd agree.

Anyway, it never ceases to be fun. I helped my buddy stalk and kill this nice buck at 248 yds with a .280 and nosler partition bullets, topped with a Leupy VX3 (egads!)

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A few days later we found this buck pushing some does around about 3/4 of a mile away. We were in an area of low brushy draws, little elevation, but we saw the direction they were headed and were able to "cut them off" so to speak. Made the 398 yd shot sitting off of sticks with the T3X, 139 Scenars, and a 4-18x LRHSi. Love the combo, and the scenars I've used so far have been serious performers.......bullet sized hole in and quarter size exit.....perfect. I've got another tag and my son is coming to town. Hopefully we can find one of the big 'uns.

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Wow!
Beautiful bucks!
Congratulations!

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Great job.


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Long walks....long shots.... great bucks!!! OUTSTANDING!


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Re: Drought Bucks in Texas [Re: Biscuit] #8109889 12/31/20 11:06 PM
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Beautiful bucks and great pictures. cheers


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Re: Drought Bucks in Texas [Re: Jgraider] #8110280 01/01/21 03:01 AM
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Y’all did alright for such a bad year!

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Nice shot placement.

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