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Better late than never #8117063 01/06/21 03:34 AM
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Finally got a buck this year. Due to covid we have been blessed to both be able to work from home , my wife and I , and stay on my grandfathers place outside Gatesville. Due to that I've hunted almost every day and loved it. I'd been after a big 10 I saw the first weekend but have never seen since on cam or in person. Finally saw this guy this afternoon and thought he would be a good one to take. Was an older deer from what I think. I'd never seen him either which is surprising too. Shows they can hide out pretty well.
Was able to use my grandfathers 30-06 which we hunted with together since the mid 70's until he died in 2017 and clean him with my Dads knife who died in 2019. So all in all it was a cool day and brought back good memories. Not the biggest but I'm proud.

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Re: Better late than never [Re: SB9969] #8117067 01/06/21 03:40 AM
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Great buck up Very cool you got to use your grandfather's rifle and dad's knife. Those memories hang on.


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Re: Better late than never [Re: SB9969] #8117072 01/06/21 03:43 AM
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Love the deer in the back of the SUV, that’s awesome!

Congrats on the nice buck!

Re: Better late than never [Re: SB9969] #8117089 01/06/21 03:56 AM
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That’s what hunting is all about. Recalling the memories and using the tools of those who taught us. I always carry one of my dad’s knives to the lease.


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Re: Better late than never [Re: SB9969] #8117100 01/06/21 04:04 AM
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Nice buck and great memories. If the back of the SUV looks like your pants your going to be in trouble!

Re: Better late than never [Re: Lakhota] #8117118 01/06/21 04:10 AM
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I'm lucky it didn't get in the back of the suv. I didn't get in to much trouble. I miss my truck lol

Originally Posted by Lakhota
Nice buck and great memories. If the back of the SUV looks like your pants your going to be in trouble!

Originally Posted by Lakhota
Nice buck and great memories. If the back of the SUV looks like your pants your going to be in trouble!

Re: Better late than never [Re: SB9969] #8117150 01/06/21 04:47 AM
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Re: Better late than never [Re: SB9969] #8117153 01/06/21 04:51 AM
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Nice buck, and great story.

Re: Better late than never [Re: Txhillbilly] #8117201 01/06/21 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Txhillbilly
Nice buck, and great story.


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Re: Better late than never [Re: Creekrunner] #8117214 01/06/21 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
Great buck up Very cool you got to use your grandfather's rifle and dad's knife. Those memories hang on.

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Re: Better late than never [Re: SB9969] #8117278 01/06/21 12:54 PM
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Congrats!

Re: Better late than never [Re: SB9969] #8117279 01/06/21 12:56 PM
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What creekrunner said

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Re: Better late than never [Re: TEXASLEFTY] #8117307 01/06/21 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by TEXASLEFTY
What creekrunner said

Thanks for posting it up

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Re: Better late than never [Re: SB9969] #8117454 01/06/21 03:07 PM
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Great character and nice buck

Really cool to have used your grandpa's rifle and your dad's knife!


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Re: Better late than never [Re: Txhillbilly] #8117582 01/06/21 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Txhillbilly
Nice buck, and great story.

Re: Better late than never [Re: SB9969] #8117585 01/06/21 04:23 PM
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Nice!


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Re: Better late than never [Re: SB9969] #8117825 01/06/21 07:08 PM
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The gun was a Sako 30.06 he bought according to their website between 1969-70. So same age as me. I had thought about upgrading the scope to something newer and better but don't know if I will. The old one still works well even if it is not even close to the newest technology.
My grown son doesn't hunt much so using the old stuff at least reminds me of hunting with them since they are both gone now. Hunting without family or friends takes a lot of the fun out of it.

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Re: Better late than never [Re: SB9969] #8118111 01/06/21 10:27 PM
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Great looking buck, congrats! cheers


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Congrats on a getting your first buck and a great first buck at that! cheers
My uncle had the same year model Sako rifle you had but his was a .270.


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Re: Better late than never [Re: SB9969] #8118351 01/07/21 01:33 AM
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