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Old 08-11-2018, 10:20 PM   #1
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The whitetail deer never cease to amaze me.

Thereís a cool story with this buck that just adds a whole lot to the excitement I have with this deer.

Hereís a few recent pics of him at my Alfalfa feeder and at my corn feeder...


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Old 08-11-2018, 10:26 PM   #2
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That frame! Very nice.
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:43 PM   #3
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Beautiful buck!
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:45 PM   #4
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Awesome buck!

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Old 08-11-2018, 10:49 PM   #5
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Stud! Whatís the story on him?
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:52 PM   #6
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Great buck, but what is the story? Do you think he is related to buck in your avatar? There is similarity in his brow tines.
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Old 08-11-2018, 11:01 PM   #7
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I suspect you will have LDP on opening day or your first hunt....which ever comes first.

A stud for sure.
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Old 08-11-2018, 11:08 PM   #8
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Stud! What’s the story on him?
Short story...

I’ve called him a “New 10” since 2015...Not recognizing that he’s the same buck.
I thought he was a 4 year old every year, even again in 2017 and again up until a few weeks ago. Lol

It finally hit me when his rack this year resembled his rack back in 2015.
2017 I was guessing mid 40’s with about a 5” fork off his left G2.

I started looking for body making and found a white spot above his jaw but below his eye(so it’s located right in the middle) on his left side. He also has a scar on his left ear bud and his dark nose coloring all matches him going back to 2015. Along with other matches on his rack and his look.
So, I just figured out who he was.

I lost a lot of pics from earlier years so I haven’t been able to find him in 2014.

I noticed him on camera a few months ago before his velvet had grown much and he was skin and bones. I’m not sure if he’ll make it out if this year.


I’ve never seen him in person but he’s he’s been at this feeder area the whole time since. He does disappear off camera later and gets spotty after October into November.

This may be my best chance to chase him this year.
He’s gets pushed off the feeder by the other bucks but he’s there a lot in the day before the deer start showing up.

So basically, he has tricked me every year. Lol
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Old 08-11-2018, 11:14 PM   #9
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Hereís a pic from 8/04/18 that kinda shows his old age little better.

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Old 08-11-2018, 11:19 PM   #10
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Short story...

Iíve called him a ďNew 10Ē since 2015...Not recognizing that heís the same buck.
I thought he was a 4 year old every year, even again in 2017 and again up until a few weeks ago. Lol

It finally hit me when his rack this year resembled his rack back in 2015.
2017 I was guessing mid 40ís with about a 5Ē fork off his left G2.

I started looking for body making and found a white spot above his jaw but below his eye(so itís located right in the middle) on his left side. He also has a scar on his left ear bud and his dark nose coloring all matches him going back to 2015. Along with other matches on his rack and his look.
So, I just figured out who he was.

I lost a lot of pics from earlier years so I havenít been able to find him in 2014.

I noticed him on camera a few months ago before his velvet had grown much and he was skin and bones. Iím not sure if heíll make it out if this year.


Iíve never seen him in person but heís heís been at this feeder area the whole time since. He does disappear off camera later and gets spotty after October into November.

This may be my best chance to chase him this year.
Heís gets pushed off the feeder by the other bucks but heís there a lot in the day before the deer start showing up.

So basically, he has tricked me every year. Lol
He don't look to be in too bad of shape.
I had one much, much skinnier in April. Just saw him last week and he looked pretty healthy. He bounced back!!!
How old do you figure this one is, now that you recognized him?
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Old 08-11-2018, 11:22 PM   #11
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Great buck, but what is the story? Do you think he is related to buck in your avatar? There is similarity in his brow tines.
I don’t think he is but anything is possible.

His week side kinda resembles the big 9 I killled in 2015. But other than that he pretty much has had his own look that changes a bit from year to year.
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Old 08-11-2018, 11:23 PM   #12
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Not sure if you have a pellet feeder there, but he looks to me like he could use a weeks worth of wormer pellets.
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Old 08-11-2018, 11:43 PM   #13
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He don't look to be in too bad of shape.

I had one much, much skinnier in April. Just saw him last week and he looked pretty healthy. He bounced back!!!

How old do you figure this one is, now that you recognized him?


Iím not real sure on age now but looking back to 2015 I can see a little more clear now.
Iím thinking he was old back then.

But if he was a 4.5-5.5 then I canít see him being below 7.5 to 8.5.
Iím thinking older though.

Heís down on his rack this year. 2017 was his best rack that I could tell or see.

Hereís a few pics from August of 2015 of him.

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Old 08-11-2018, 11:44 PM   #14
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Not sure if you have a pellet feeder there, but he looks to me like he could use a weeks worth of wormer pellets.


I do, itís a 1000lb All Season Gravity.
Itís on the left side of the hay feeder out of the picture.


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Old 08-12-2018, 12:07 AM   #15
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Good luck on him amigo!

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Old 08-12-2018, 12:12 AM   #16
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Good luck chasing him Brandon! I’ll be following this one.
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Old 08-12-2018, 12:35 AM   #17
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Yessir, Good luck on him.
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:43 AM   #18
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I suspect you will have LDP on opening day or your first hunt....which ever comes first.

A stud for sure.
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Good luck chasing him Brandon! Iíll be following this one.
Thanks, Fellas.

Iím just hoping Iíll be able to finally see him in person this year for the first time.

History on a buck is one of my favorite things. I would be very proud to get him if it all works out. It may not be easy on him, he has a history of disappearing after the season gets going good.

Heís fooled me these past few years which adds to history. Lol
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:57 AM   #19
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Just a drop dead gourgeous buck.

My money is own you as always...........best of luck.

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Old 08-12-2018, 12:01 PM   #20
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Good looking deer Brandon! I bet you'll have a good chance on getting him this year. We've had some deer over the years that were very hit or miss till they got 6+ and needed that feed a whole lot more. Good luck!
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Old 08-12-2018, 12:04 PM   #21
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He is a specimen of a great 10
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Old 08-12-2018, 12:13 PM   #22
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That is one heck of a buck. Every time I see one of your threads with these deer, it makes me miss hunting in Irion County even more. Good luck in getting him this season.
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Old 08-12-2018, 12:25 PM   #23
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Nice buck And story .. Good luck on getting him this season looking forward to seeing the LDP
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Old 08-12-2018, 05:03 PM   #24
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He’s lookin’ good!!!!!
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Old 08-12-2018, 05:35 PM   #25
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Didnít you show me a set of his sheds a couple of weeks ago Brandon?
Heís a heck of a buck and I hope you get a chance at him this year brother.
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Old 08-12-2018, 05:40 PM   #26
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He’s lookin’ good!!!!!
He’s been a sneaky sucker, for sure. It’s crazy how some act.

Hopefully, that Mystery buck shows up again on you. He has a cool story as well.

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Didn’t you show me a set of his sheds a couple of weeks ago Brandon?
He’s a heck of a buck and I hope you get a chance at him this year brother.
Thanks, Joel.

No. Not from this one. I’ve never found any off him.

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Old 08-12-2018, 10:58 PM   #27
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Oh boy, here we go! I’m betting we see ldp’s very early in the bow season. I had a buck who had a similar disappearing act every year right around the opening of bow season. This past season he changed his yearly routine and stuck around just long enough for me to run an arrow thru him. I attribute his change in pattern to his old age. He wanted food more than tail. I’m hoping for the same conclusion to your story.
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Old 08-12-2018, 11:13 PM   #28
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Dang good looking buck, Brandon! Got a feeling this is the year for him
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Old 08-13-2018, 12:19 AM   #29
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Good luck on taking him this year. Due to his old age, he may be a feeder hound this season.
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Hard as you hunt, you will get him this year, can't wait for the pictures.
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Old 08-13-2018, 04:40 PM   #31
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Gotta be 8+ yr old range.
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:01 PM   #32
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Old 08-13-2018, 11:35 PM   #33
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Heck of a buck.
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Old 08-16-2018, 02:48 PM   #34
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Dang. Thats a cool story. Post some pics of him with his best rack from 2017. I think he should be near 140 this year.

Very cool
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Old 08-16-2018, 06:18 PM   #35
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Dang. Thats a cool story. Post some pics of him with his best rack from 2017. I think he should be near 140 this year.

Very cool

Thanks.

Hereís some pics of him in 2017 I have on my phone. I think the quality of the pics are decreasing when I download them on here through Tapatalk.

Not sure if the body markings I was referring to in all the years pics are visible due to picture quality.

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Old 08-17-2018, 06:44 AM   #36
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Good looking deer Brandon. Iím sure weíll get some closure on him September 30th lol!! Always a pleasure seeing your deer and the history.


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Old 08-17-2018, 01:05 PM   #37
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Dead deer walking. Will check in for the final chapter and pics after opening weekend.
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Old 08-17-2018, 01:20 PM   #38
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It looks like he must only live on you during summer months?
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Old 08-17-2018, 01:38 PM   #39
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Awesome buck
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Old 08-17-2018, 01:56 PM   #40
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Good luck! He's a nice one!
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Old 08-17-2018, 02:17 PM   #41
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That deer may well be ten plus years old. I love him. That old slant to his hips is a pretty good sign.
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Old 08-17-2018, 06:21 PM   #42
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Thanks guys....I appreciate the encouragement and suggestions.

I’m really hoping it works out and I get a crack at this buck.
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Old 08-17-2018, 06:33 PM   #43
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It looks like he must only live on you during summer months?
Yes. He definitely summers on me and into deer season then disappears and goes off the grid.

Nobody else on the lease has ever seen him or had a picture.

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That deer may well be ten plus years old. I love him. That old slant to his hips is a pretty good sign.
Thanks, GarGuy.
Itís looking like heís going be the oldest buck Iíve ever chased. Nothing is ever guaranteed but Iím really, really excited about this opportunity.
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Old 08-17-2018, 06:44 PM   #44
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His body, (not horns) remind me so much of ol Curly. He was 11 plus in these pics. Look at the hip slant. Its the only thing that gives it away.

i had a ball posting him and watching folks call him 2.5
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Old 08-17-2018, 06:56 PM   #45
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That’s a good resemblance for sure. Thanks for posting it. It helps me to have input from others especially on some of these tricky ones.

I’m learning new stuff ever year and getting more confused all in the same boat. Lol
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Old 08-17-2018, 11:30 PM   #46
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Good luck Brandon....always love following your hunts. Isn't is funny how easy it is to say "4" for so many of these guys? Having trailcam history or better yet a video is priceless when trying to age them. Looking forward to some LDP's of Ghost 10.
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Old 08-17-2018, 11:36 PM   #47
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Nice buck.
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Old 08-19-2018, 10:56 PM   #48
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I’m not asking for your help on aging my deer....I kid I kid!

Looking at those past yrs pics gives me a little hope tho. I can def see where you would have thought 4.5 on some of those pics.
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Old 08-24-2018, 10:59 PM   #49
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Good luck. Hope you are able to get him
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Old 08-25-2018, 07:55 AM   #50
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Very nice buck Brandon, I hope you get to see him in person.
Good luck and send pics when he’s laying on the ground!
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