Found a BIG 17 point

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by shaf, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. shaf

    shaf New Member

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    I found this 17 point a few years back. I was rabbit hunting on public land and saw some white fur through the brush. I walked around the thick brush and found the whole skeleton of this deer. Imagine my suprise!! I broke the head off and did the mount myself. I had to boil a small bit of hair and scalp off between the two antlers, other than that, there was no hair or skin left on the whole deer. I remember the date too...January 14th. I remember it because it was the day before the last day of bow season in Missouri. It scored 170 3/8 if I remember correctly!!
    Enjoy!
    Shaf
     

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  2. blkhawkdwn

    blkhawkdwn New Member

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    that would have been a great kill for you. I haven't seen a deer that big in a while
     

  3. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    great pics and great mount those euro mounts are really cool
     
  4. catgetter1

    catgetter1 New Member

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    Great pickup, Beautiful rack......and a really great job on that mount......
     
  5. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    Awesome buck! Too bad to find it in that way.
     
  6. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    Great find! I bet some hunter is still crying about losing that one.
     
  7. jsk30

    jsk30 New Member

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    great mount thanks for pics
     
  8. Little Mac

    Little Mac Active Member

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    I gareentee you they still dream of that one! Nice find indeed, nice mount too! :still_dreaming: Mac
     
  9. jtr4324

    jtr4324 New Member

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    I hope I find one like that this Oct at the end of the bloodtrail!!!!!:big_smile:
     
  10. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    Hope it was a natural death versus a lost kill... would be a great shame...


    Great find and neat mount!
     
  11. greasemonkey07

    greasemonkey07 New Member

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    Congrats on the awesome find!:0a32:
     
  12. shaf

    shaf New Member

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    I think it may have been a natural death. There is a road about 50 yards from where I found him. No arrows, broken bones etc. There is a Missouri Department of Conservation office on the property and when I took it there to show them, they said no one came there to ask for help finding it and they haven't heard of anyone losing one in the area. At the time, there were only managed hunts on the property too. I am just glad no one else found him before me. He was there for quite awhile!
    Shaf
     
  13. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    Excellent find!! I have found a few nice skulls. None that big though. I'm suprised mice didn't chew on it. All the sheds and skulls I find are always chewed up pretty good.
     
  14. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

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    WOW, thats an awesome find. I do hope that it was a natural death. If so, thats one monster that lived a great life and manage to keep hunters at bay.