He's on the wall!

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Wil, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Wil

    Wil New Member

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    This weekend i was lucky enough to harvest one of the biggest deer I've ever seen up close. The morning started out with plenty of action. Saw two good bucks, one was atleast 20 inches wide. But since i took the scope off of my rifle i wasnt going to try a shot. The morning slowed down and me and my buddy (filmer) decided to do some stalks. With little success we decided to go and look for grandpa. We found him at the end of this one draw and he said he saw a big ole buck run into a draw behind him. I know this draw, those deer sit in there during rifle season because its about 20 feet deep and hard to see into but easy to see out of. So we start walkin, I tell my buddy to keep the camera ready because i had a feeling that deer would jump out before long. Sure enough, 5 minutes after we started walking i see a brown mass rise out of the brush.. 20 yards away. It's that buck. Big deer, at the time i guessed 130. i pulled the hammer back one my 30-30 and he bolted. He hurdled a fallen tree within 2 steps while i was bringing up ole iron sights and boom, dead before he hit the ground. the deer is a 5x4 with a few kickers making him 11 points. we rough scored him at 127 and he weighed about 200 pounds and damn was i proud. We gutted him and since he was my first mature buck i took a bite out of his heart to celebrate. Got that part on film. Well after all the hoopin and hollerin we got him back to the truck and checked him and right now hes at the taxidermist and i should have him by august. The taxidermist likes to take his time, itll set me back about 450 but itll be worth it.
     

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  2. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Congrats on the buck, nice job.
     

  3. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    Heck of a deer Wil! That's awesome! Congrats on the harvest! He'll go in the mid 120's to 130 for sure! Nice tine length. pretty good mass to.
     
  4. CHAVEZ CHAVEZ

    CHAVEZ CHAVEZ New Member

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    way to go wil !!! sure is a fine W/T buck . how did ya like that heart ???
    did ya smear some blood on your face ???
     
  5. catgetter1

    catgetter1 New Member

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    Great Buck Wil, Congrats...............
     
  6. rairdog

    rairdog New Member

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    Nice buck, congrats!
     
  7. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Congratulations Wil, Ya Done GOOD Young Man!!!! :wink: J.D.
     
  8. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    congrats little brother:cool2:
     
  9. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Congrats on a great deer.
     
  10. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Congrats on a great buck,Wil. Man he's nice.
     
  11. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Thats a gooden Wil. Congrats but i'm not sure bout eatin it's heart. Oh well too late for me now so i guess the possums can get my gut piles.:wink:
     
  12. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    Congrats, Wil. That's a nice buck...
     
  13. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Congrat sto you Wil. Good story also.
     
  14. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    Congrats on the buck,
     
  15. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Wil thanks for sharing your hunting trip and pics. Congrats on a good kill. Awesome buck.
     
  16. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Congrats Wil. That thing is massive!
     
  17. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    Congrats on the nice buck. Sure is a nice harvest. Sure glad to hear some one still has the skill to take a deer without a magnifying glass strapped to their gun. Thought I was the last of the kind:wink: guess not though,
     
  18. Mi11er

    Mi11er New Member

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    Great buck!! Nice work.
     
  19. Wil

    Wil New Member

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    thanks brothers, im definately happy with him!
     
  20. Kansas Tree Rat

    Kansas Tree Rat New Member

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    Way to go Wil. I hope he is just the first of many for you.