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Matagorda Island Buck! #8454669 11/20/21 07:05 PM
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Took this guy on my last sit of the Matagorda Island TPWD hunt I drew this year. By 7:45 that morning I'd already seen a small 6pt, a doe, and was watching a nice 8pt in the distance when this mature 11pt pushing a doe popped up at 50 yards. When I saw his width and split brow tines I knew he was the one I wanted and dropped in on the spot.

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Turns out this buck was the best scoring and heaviest (100lbs) of the hunt. Biologist aged him at 5.5yrs. Overall 20 hunters harvested 24 deer, majority of which were bucks. This was a 2 deer hunt, one doe and one buck greater than 13 inches.

I did a hunting report in the Public Hunting section if you want some more info and pic's. Was a hunt unlike anyone I've ever been on up

https://texashuntingforum.com/forum...orda-island-deer-hunt-report#Post8454649


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Re: Matagorda Island Buck! [Re: dkershen] #8454671 11/20/21 07:11 PM
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Congrats Dave.

Re: Matagorda Island Buck! [Re: dkershen] #8454675 11/20/21 07:18 PM
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Very nice, but a different looking deer.

Re: Matagorda Island Buck! [Re: dkershen] #8454684 11/20/21 07:33 PM
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Awesome Dave….congrats on a great hunt! Wish you’d had better luck fishing… clap


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Re: Matagorda Island Buck! [Re: dkershen] #8454696 11/20/21 08:14 PM
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Awesome , Congratulations ! up

Re: Matagorda Island Buck! [Re: dkershen] #8454711 11/20/21 08:35 PM
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Awesome!!

Re: Matagorda Island Buck! [Re: dkershen] #8454712 11/20/21 08:38 PM
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Lots of character right there

Re: Matagorda Island Buck! [Re: angus1956] #8454723 11/20/21 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by angus1956
Very nice, but a different looking deer.

This is the same thing I was thinking. Congratulations.

Re: Matagorda Island Buck! [Re: dkershen] #8454734 11/20/21 09:15 PM
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Nice color.

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Congrats!


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Great. First Deer I have seen quite like that.

Re: Matagorda Island Buck! [Re: dkershen] #8454744 11/20/21 09:24 PM
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Very cool.

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Re: Matagorda Island Buck! [Re: dkershen] #8454748 11/20/21 09:29 PM
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Re: Matagorda Island Buck! [Re: dkershen] #8454752 11/20/21 09:39 PM
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Very cool. didn't figure the deer there would be big ones, color looks lighter than I expected. Would make for a cool different mount.


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Re: Matagorda Island Buck! [Re: dkershen] #8454772 11/20/21 10:14 PM
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That lighter coloration makes him look like he's an old buck but I guess it has nothing to do with age. Congratulations! That is a nice public land trophy!

Re: Matagorda Island Buck! [Re: dkershen] #8454780 11/20/21 10:21 PM
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Congrats! I love that area.

Re: Matagorda Island Buck! [Re: dkershen] #8454832 11/20/21 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by dkershen
Took this guy on my last sit of the Matagorda Island TPWD hunt I drew this year. By 7:45 that morning I'd already seen a small 6pt, a doe, and was watching a nice 8pt in the distance when this mature 11pt pushing a doe popped up at 50 yards. When I saw his width and split brow tines I knew he was the one I wanted and dropped in on the spot.

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Yes that's a palm tree in the back ground. up

Turns out this buck was the best scoring and heaviest (100lbs) of the hunt. Biologist aged him at 5.5yrs. Overall 20 hunters harvested 24 deer, majority of which were bucks. This was a 2 deer hunt, one doe and one buck greater than 13 inches.

I did a hunting report in the Public Hunting section if you want some more info and pic's. Was a hunt unlike anyone I've ever been on up

https://texashuntingforum.com/forum...orda-island-deer-hunt-report#Post8454649


Cool looking buck! What’d you shoot him with?

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Congrats



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Re: Matagorda Island Buck! [Re: crazyal] #8454895 11/21/21 01:38 AM
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Cool looking buck! What’d you shoot him with?


.300wsm. Overkill for these little deer but wanted to be prepared for a long shot if needed.

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Outstanding Dave!!! That is awesome


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Congratulations on a great buck. cheers

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Congratulations on a very unique deer from a very unique place. Thanks for the write up. Hopefully that will save some future hunters from having a miserable hunt due to being unprepared. Especially considering you can't just run to town to get what you need.

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