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Re: New pics of Hill Country stud [Re: Brother in-law] #8352689 08/15/21 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Brother in-law
I’ve shot smaller haha

How do you like that gringo feeder?



Man never heard of these feeders before this year - bought 5 of them used and they are solid for sure -would buy them again in a minute


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Re: New pics of Hill Country stud [Re: stxranchman] #8352724 08/16/21 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by stxranchman
. Beautiful buck not matter what he scores. He would not get a pass from me, as I have never killed a 6x6.



Agreed......off the top of my head I can only remember seeing 2 mainframe 6x6's when I was hunting. My hunter killed one ( not an impressive buck, scored right around 140" ) and the other was a 3 year old that another hunter could not help himself on shooting.


My buddy has killed 4 mainframe 6x6's......some peoples luck


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Re: New pics of Hill Country stud [Re: tlk] #8352762 08/16/21 12:55 AM
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Good luck, hope y’all get him before the neighbors do. Will y’all be bow hunting?



it has crossed my mind! If I were after him then yes I would be all over bow but my grandkids are all rifle hunters so we will see

Buy the grandkids a cross bow!



no kidding!

Your in luck..I checked my schedule and I can free up all of archery season if needed... grin New pics added shows him a lot better. I think I shorted him a bit on tine length....he looks more 54-56 on tine length. If he keeps growing he may could push 160.


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Originally Posted by stxranchman
Your in luck..I checked my schedule and I can free up all of archery season if needed... grin New pics added shows him a lot better. I think I shorted him a bit on tine length....he looks more 54-56 on tine length. If he keeps growing he may could push 160.


Imagine that!. STX "cleared up" some time so he can hunt.

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great deer for that area!


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Re: New pics of Hill Country stud [Re: 68rustbucket] #8353079 08/16/21 01:05 PM
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Good luck, hope y’all get him before the neighbors do. Will y’all be bow hunting?



it has crossed my mind! If I were after him then yes I would be all over bow but my grandkids are all rifle hunters so we will see

Buy the grandkids a cross bow!


THIS^^^^


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Haven't had it in years but never spit any out.


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Re: New pics of Hill Country stud [Re: tlk] #8353602 08/16/21 09:48 PM
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STX - you are welcome to come but my 7 grandkids may take you out if you tried to shoot him! 😂


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Re: New pics of Hill Country stud [Re: tlk] #8353871 08/17/21 02:51 AM
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How you gonna let the grandkids decide who gets him TLK?! Imagine that could be a battle in and of itself! Good luck to ya


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Houston, we have a problem.

Re: New pics of Hill Country stud [Re: tlk] #8354033 08/17/21 12:15 PM
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a drawing for the stand and not for the deer - each will get to pick a stand based on how they draw but whoever sees him can take him - fairest way I know to do it


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Re: New pics of Hill Country stud [Re: tlk] #8354087 08/17/21 01:19 PM
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Re: New pics of Hill Country stud [Re: tlk] #8354154 08/17/21 02:18 PM
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Ive been at the lease for 4 days so Im late to this party. Several comments, but I guess first should be that big deer follow tlk around. He leaves one of the very best LF Ranches in Texas as its getting overrun by illegals and grabs a small, unmanaged, beautiful, Hill Country place close to home and, boom, heres a big beautiful buck. He knows better than anyone that its not likely to produce a buck like that every year and that the neighbors could easily kill it. It will be interesting to hear about it play out.
The system on who may kill it sounds like a sound one.
I havent had time to study the deer real close, but I would say low 150s. Hard for me to factor in the body size of the area.
My only hesitation would be that I dont think I would want to spoil the grandkids with a buck that big and beautiful. I have always felt that way about young ones but many disagree.


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Re: New pics of Hill Country stud [Re: freerange] #8354198 08/17/21 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by freerange
Ive been at the lease for 4 days so Im late to this party. Several comments, but I guess first should be that big deer follow tlk around. He leaves one of the very best LF Ranches in Texas as its getting overrun by illegals and grabs a small, unmanaged, beautiful, Hill Country place close to home and, boom, heres a big beautiful buck. He knows better than anyone that its not likely to produce a buck like that every year and that the neighbors could easily kill it. It will be interesting to hear about it play out.
The system on who may kill it sounds like a sound one.
I havent had time to study the deer real close, but I would say low 150s. Hard for me to factor in the body size of the area.
My only hesitation would be that I dont think I would want to spoil the grandkids with a buck that big and beautiful. I have always felt that way about young ones but many disagree.



my grandkids (like my own kids had to do) go through a process with deer hunting. They all begin with shooting a pig or javalina when they are younger. Next they get to shoot a doe. Next they get to shoot a cull buck and last, but not least, they graduate to a nice buck. They are between ages 10 and 16. I agree with you totally about letting a youngster start off with killing big bucks so that is the reason for our little process. They can all handle a rifle well believe me. With the pictures below the bottom picture below is from some years back but one of my favorite.



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Re: New pics of Hill Country stud [Re: tlk] #8354202 08/17/21 02:57 PM
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Thats a great way to start them out with that progressing process. You left out the BB gun as the early step, but the pic tells the story.


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Re: New pics of Hill Country stud [Re: freerange] #8354577 08/17/21 10:11 PM
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Thats a great way to start them out with that progressing process. You left out the BB gun as the early step, but the pic tells the story.


Whomever my grand daughters end up getting married to some day better know how to shoot and how to hunt and fish or they will not have a chance with them! Lol


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Re: New pics of Hill Country stud [Re: tlk] #8354857 08/18/21 02:19 AM
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I don’t think your grandkids could get any cuter! It looks like they are extremely lucky to have you as a grandpa, not because of the big buck but from the looks of it yall have been making memories for years. Hats off too you, your doing it right up

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Great looking buck for sure TLK but I think you may be using your S TX eyes on him score wise.

I know your deer where you used to hunt would weigh easily 220+ when mature and this one is probably more like 150-160 tops.

I think right now he has 50-52" up
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is 96 down & he may be closer to 90. 100" frames are much harder to get in the HC due to shorter beams and a lot less mass.

my guess right now would be around 142-145.


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Originally Posted by ILUVBIGBUCKS
Great looking buck for sure TLK but I think you may be using your S TX eyes on him score wise.

I know your deer where you used to hunt would weigh easily 220+ when mature and this one is probably more like 150-160 tops.

I think right now he has 50-52" up
18 IS
48 beams
30 mass
is 96 down & he may be closer to 90. 100" frames are much harder to get in the HC due to shorter beams and a lot less mass.

my guess right now would be around 142-145.


may be but I will bet you that if and when we get him on the ground he will push well above that - my plan is to try to sit in a stand in the next month and get video of him and see him live - will get back to you on that


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Great looking buck for sure TLK but I think you may be using your S TX eyes on him score wise.

I know your deer where you used to hunt would weigh easily 220+ when mature and this one is probably more like 150-160 tops.

I think right now he has 50-52" up
18 IS
48 beams
30 mass
is 96 down & he may be closer to 90. 100" frames are much harder to get in the HC due to shorter beams and a lot less mass.

my guess right now would be around 142-145.


may be but I will bet you that if and when we get him on the ground he will push well above that - my plan is to try to sit in a stand in the next month and get video of him and see him live - will get back to you on that

Take some stills of him also cheers I know a "guy" grin


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Great looking buck for sure TLK but I think you may be using your S TX eyes on him score wise.

I know your deer where you used to hunt would weigh easily 220+ when mature and this one is probably more like 150-160 tops.

I think right now he has 50-52" up
18 IS
48 beams
30 mass
is 96 down & he may be closer to 90. 100" frames are much harder to get in the HC due to shorter beams and a lot less mass.

my guess right now would be around 142-145.


may be but I will bet you that if and when we get him on the ground he will push well above that - my plan is to try to sit in a stand in the next month and get video of him and see him live - will get back to you on that

You may be exactly right and I hope you are.


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Great looking buck for sure TLK but I think you may be using your S TX eyes on him score wise.

I know your deer where you used to hunt would weigh easily 220+ when mature and this one is probably more like 150-160 tops.

I think right now he has 50-52" up
18 IS
48 beams
30 mass
is 96 down & he may be closer to 90. 100" frames are much harder to get in the HC due to shorter beams and a lot less mass.

my guess right now would be around 142-145.


may be but I will bet you that if and when we get him on the ground he will push well above that - my plan is to try to sit in a stand in the next month and get video of him and see him live - will get back to you on that

You may be exactly right and I hope you are.



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Beautiful deer and I hope one of those kiddos whacks him, my moneys on him disappearing the day before the season only to reappear the day after it closes. Or the neighbor that’s also drooling over him right now ramming an arrow through him lol, I’m just saying out loud what would happen if I had pics of him on 300 acres. Hopefully your lucks better than mine because he didn’t get that old being stupid in the hill country smile ani

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Beautiful deer and I hope one of those kiddos whacks him, my moneys on him disappearing the day before the season only to reappear the day after it closes. Or the neighbor that’s also drooling over him right now ramming an arrow through him lol, I’m just saying out loud what would happen if I had pics of him on 300 acres. Hopefully your lucks better than mine because he didn’t get that old being stupid in the hill country smile ani


Oh I agree totally - odds of him being there at start of rifle are slim - I do think that not alot of our neighbors feed corn year around so my hope is he is settled in on our place - we shall see


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I would suggest you stay away as much as possible till season. No hog hunting, no fishing, no skipping rocks in the creek, no tree climbing, target practice etc. But that would kind of defeat the purpose of a fun family place for the grandkids....... Of course I know that you know that.

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tlk, is this big fella still coming in regularly?


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