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Old 12-06-2017, 08:41 PM   #51
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Awesome, in for picks.

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Old 12-06-2017, 08:55 PM   #52
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Congratulations! Anxious to see pics
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:56 PM   #53
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BBD! Recovered

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Old 12-06-2017, 09:07 PM   #54
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:25 PM   #55
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:45 PM   #56
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Congrats. In for pics
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:08 PM   #57
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Cmon man you can't make a BBD statement and not produce pics
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:09 PM   #58
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Woo hoo ! Let's see him!
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:28 PM   #59
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Congrats, in for pics!
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:06 AM   #60
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I'll post pics and report tomorrow. Way to awesome of a day to try and short change any followers! An EPIC hunt today! Tons of encounter, rattled up numeroua bucks, even missed a big one early. I'll fill yall in tomorrow,I havent ate a bite or drank an ounce today! Too busy hunting. Keep calm, y'all know I don't BS!

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Old 12-07-2017, 12:08 AM   #61
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Boooo for waiting! You're having a heck of a season! Just how big of a buck are we talking about, anyway?
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:02 AM   #62
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Congrats to you

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Old 12-07-2017, 09:14 AM   #63
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I saw him well over an hour before I took a shot. He ate corn 50 to 100 yards away, aggressively ran off a 3.5yr old legal 8pt, I drew on him then as he stood at 30 yards but just wouldnt risk any more misses due to limbs as there were 2 long thin limbs infront of him. (No more trying to thread arrows after this year)

He kept running bucks off. He refreshed his scrapes, both of which I have trail camera photos on and I got some good pics of him before I shot.



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Old 12-07-2017, 09:22 AM   #64
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Cmon with it
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:26 AM   #65
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Chocolate horns !
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:31 AM   #66
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After about an hour of constant shaking from adrenaline and the cold misting weather, he finally made his way within 40 yards and closing. I ranged him, 36 yards. I waited and waited and waited for the best angle. I had does to my rear and side and was nervous about getting busted when I drew back. I settled the pin and released! It smacked him hard! He made some sort of growl and ran hard away. I heard crashing. Sounded all good.

I did not find any blood trail. Stumbled upon my arrow. 14" of penetration, good bubbly blood but no pass through and no blood trail, Trypan Tip was bent at the tip. I hit a bone.

Partner shows up, we start looking. For an hour, I did not feel to good about recovering him at night, but was confident I made a lethal shot.

Not lethal enough.

I walked up on him alive and bedded. Doubled backed for my bow, buddy and a better light and stuck him again until he expired. I hate to see any animal suffer, especially bow harvest.

No ground strinkage here!

Chap Tech aged at 5.5yr old. 120lbs dressed.

Score to be determined
Main frame 10 with broken brow.

This year has been epic! 3 Texas Big Game Awards bow kills! One on private low fence and two from public drawn hunts and a 400lb Nilgai cow bow kill. I mean, not to toot my own horn but Toot Toot!

Sucess at the Chap is sweet, even sweeter with a bow.

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Old 12-07-2017, 09:34 AM   #67
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Congrats bud! Awesome hunt!
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:37 AM   #68
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Congrats! You should ALWAYS carry your bow on the blood trail and be ready to shoot! You’d be regretting it if he’d have gotten up and ran away.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:40 AM   #69
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Congrats man, love some chap.

My brother had a similar experience there with a kill. Those suckers are tough!
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:42 AM   #70
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Great job! Congratulations!
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:47 AM   #71
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Congrats! You should ALWAYS carry your bow on the blood trail and be ready to shoot! Youd be regretting it if hed have gotten up and ran away.
7:30 pm is dark. Cant shoot solo without a light

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Old 12-07-2017, 09:48 AM   #72
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It is snowing at the Chaparral

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Old 12-07-2017, 09:49 AM   #73
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Our camp

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Old 12-07-2017, 09:50 AM   #74
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Your taxidermy bill is gonna suck!
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:50 AM   #75
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:52 AM   #76
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Great buck!
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:01 AM   #77
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:06 AM   #78
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Yup. Thats a good problem to have!

That you can't disagree with!

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Old 12-07-2017, 10:06 AM   #79
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Thats usually our spot at RV camp also, soooooo jealous right now
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:14 AM   #80
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Congrats on a fine buck'
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:34 AM   #81
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Great buck,congratulations!
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:37 AM   #82
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Great buck.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:00 AM   #83
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Congrats on a great buck! Any other bucks brought in?
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:30 AM   #84
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This year has been epic! 3 Texas Big Game Awards bow kills! One on private low fence and two from public drawn hunts and a 400lb Nilgai cow bow kill. I mean, not to toot my own horn but Toot Toot!

Sucess at the Chap is sweet, even sweeter with a bow.

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That truly is sweet! Big congrats to you!

Would you mind buying a lotto ticket for me?
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:34 AM   #85
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That truly is sweet! Big congrats to you!

Would you mind buying a lotto ticket for me?
I just did

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Old 12-07-2017, 11:46 AM   #86
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Patiently waiting.................................what did we win?
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:47 AM   #87
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When will they score him for you? And like the other guy asked, anything else been brought in?
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:00 PM   #88
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When will they score him for you? And like the other guy asked, anything else been brought in?
He hasnt been scored yet. I just left checkstation. 1 doe from the first evening

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Old 12-07-2017, 12:10 PM   #89
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Nice buck congratulations!
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:19 PM   #90
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What a year! Congrats!
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:30 PM   #91
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Hell of a buck! Congrats
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:43 PM   #92
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Who would have predicted this!?

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Old 12-07-2017, 01:47 PM   #93
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Congrats!!! That's a stud. Love the Chap. I've yet to get drawn after 16 years of putting in but I have seem some GIANTS out there. Beautiful buck, glad you got on the scoreboard.
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:38 PM   #94
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Who would have predicted this!?[/IMG]

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Man I remember back when the archery hunts were only in October and we battled the heat, mosquitoes and buzztails.

Congrats on your success at the Chap!
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:40 PM   #95
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How tall is your tripod? Hard to tell from your pics.

Also, has your father seen much?

Congrats again.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:21 PM   #96
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Dang is that at the chap?
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:26 PM   #97
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That's different

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Old 12-07-2017, 05:42 PM   #98
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look at the pictures on Chaps facebook page, unreal...
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:57 PM   #99
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About 3" of snow at the Chap!

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Old 12-07-2017, 07:00 PM   #100
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How tall is your tripod? Hard to tell from your pics.

Also, has your father seen much?

Congrats again.
That tripod eye level is 12'. I found a great tree and stuck it in the middle. Scrapes and rubs galore!

Father saw some deer, 2 legal bucks. Found his truck leaking oil, so he couldnt hunt yesterday afternoon.

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