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Old 12-18-2017, 09:51 AM   #1901
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"LORD OF THE KINGS" Man Rusty, Tha tis just a super gnarly giant, at what age did he blow up. Give us some stats on him. Congrats on the young folks hunts (the future) and that great south of the border brute. God's been good to us this year. Ya'll stay safe and Merry Christmas.
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Old 12-18-2017, 01:57 PM   #1902
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I wanted to thank everyone on this thread for sharing your knowledge and experiences. I took most of your suggestions and methods and along with my years of full time protein at 5 stations, the results are exceptionally better in all areas for the first time. The deer are very healthy and weight is up a lot. The 4 and older bucks made tremendous improvements in headgear inches, heaviness and little explosions of horns, I even noticed some extra main beams. I will try to get my son to help me load some pictures. I apologize for this being so long but it's important to me that ya'll know what was going on with me before this thread got my attention. At 65, I was having some health issues last year that for the first time in my life took me away from me and everyone and everything I cared about. I have been blessed more than I deserve with my family, friends and my business but I was still stuck Then I found this website and this particular thread about receiving so much from everyone and felt it was time to give back and share in some way. And give back, Rusty and other did with joy. It's a interesting read with real information and great member participation and I was enjoying the logic and back and forth when a light went off in my head (not a real one). I saw in this particular thread, people sharing in their love of hunting, their stewardship of improving the land (ecology,biology), the plants and trees, the conservation for the wildlife under their care and the hard work, money and sacrifices made memories made with family and friends, the evolving methods and ideas, all the time sharing your friendships and some hardships and caring about one another while life goes on. You never know what affect your actions and words can do for someone that you don't even know is there. I don't think I have met any of you but I feel like I know many of you. If you were to ever find yourself in the Mississippi Delta and you need help, just give me a call. Thanks again and Merry Christmas to all.
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:18 AM   #1903
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Good gawd!!! Dream buck for sure
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:49 AM   #1904
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I wanted to thank everyone on this thread for sharing your knowledge and experiences. Thanks again and Merry Christmas to all.
Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones
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Old 12-21-2017, 02:41 PM   #1905
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Great Bucks Rusty! Really enjoy this thread and what you do with your property. I should have bought property when I was young, but alas.... Pretty women and poor choices. I've got folks up in Inverness Yazoomon, big deer to be had up in your part of the world.
Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing,
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Old 12-23-2017, 09:51 AM   #1906
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Oh my! It seems I have some catching up to do. I'm just back from the ranch and learning the power of social media.

First; Yazooman, thank you for your post. I'm 63 not very 'techie' and this thread is the first time I have ever attempted such a thing. It means a lot to learn that sharing in this way connects and contributes in ways I never understood. I appreciate your story and hope our paths cross personally some day.

Blessings to all always and thanks to each of you for your kind words.
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Old 12-23-2017, 10:27 AM   #1907
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Now, for the deer. I'm rather astounded at how pics of that buck have circulated. The particular pic I see circulating was taken by my buddy hunting with me and I didn't know he even sent it to anyone.Now I've even seen it advertising ranches for folks I've never heard of. At least here is one with me smiling. It was a very exciting hunt.

Some details on the deer. He was a 7 yr old. I first noticed him at 4 when I 'accidentally ' videod him while trying to get on a bigger buck. He was an average 145-150" 10 pt. At 5 he blew up to a high 190's maybe 200" 10 pt. Very magnificent and obviously special. I had several buddies telling me I was nuts for not hunting him.I don't shoot 5 yr olds. At 6 he dropped back to an 8 pt scoring around 170. Beautiful frame with lots of mass.

I don't run cameras much on the ranch so I had no idea what he looked like this year. I showed up at the ranch looking for an 8 yr old [ which I still haven't found ] and actually bumped this a couple of times before I got a good look at him. Then one afternoon me and a couple of buddies were out and I caught him up close with some terrific video. Change of plans as I knew at 7 he was the one to chase.

He scored 199 5/8. His main 8 pt frame was 177". Cool buck. Here is a pic of him at 5.
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Old 12-23-2017, 10:32 AM   #1908
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Here he is in one of his previous incarnations at 5.
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Old 12-23-2017, 12:34 PM   #1909
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Wow. What a deer!
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Old 12-23-2017, 12:35 PM   #1910
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Awesome buck!


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Old 12-23-2017, 05:20 PM   #1911
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Wow! It looks like he has a drop off his drop. Congrats on an awesome deer. Thanks for sharing the story.

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Old 12-23-2017, 09:17 PM   #1912
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Congrats. The frame on that deer is awesome.
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Old 12-27-2017, 07:39 AM   #1913
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Gorgeous buck. Congrats!


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Old 12-27-2017, 09:34 PM   #1914
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Nice deer Rusty. Growing some big ones over there.
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Old 12-29-2017, 06:30 PM   #1915
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WOOOOOOOW!!! That's all I got. Congrats Rusty!!
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Old 12-30-2017, 05:27 PM   #1916
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Thought some of you might find this interesting. This buck has an antler growing out of his eye! I've been watching him all summer wondering if/when he might die. My best guess is that he damaged his pedicle last year...probably fighting..and a part of antler has grown down and out through his eye. He also had a 5-6" drop tine growing from his left base which he has broken off.

Open to any other theories???
Ouch!!!
Yep, either fighting or they get hung up in something and freak out. They break the antler out with a big chunk of pedicle attached to it. They will usually always be abnormal on that side from then on. I see it a lot.
And congrats on that beautiful Mexico buck.
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:08 PM   #1917
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Rusty,
Here is what I am talking about.
In these pics, I set the torn out antler next to a regular shed antler.
But, come to think of it, I have never seen it happen to a deer older than a yearling.
Could be what GarGuy said too
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Old 01-05-2018, 04:22 PM   #1918
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I was at a SE Deer Study group a few years ago and listened to a talk about Arcanobacter pyogenes, now called Trueperella pyogenes. It is a bacteria that enters the meninges of the brain through wounds near the pedicle. A lot of the symptoms that weren't fatal were the extra bone attached to sheds just like the pics above.
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:16 PM   #1919
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Mr. elgato,
That is one fine animal you killed.

Congrats

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Old 01-14-2018, 12:47 AM   #1920
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