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Old 01-12-2018, 09:36 PM   #1
jwhale07
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Sorry for the (extremely) late post (couldn't figure out how to resize the pics) and long read.

Sunday afternoon of opening weekend. Get into the blind around 3:30pm, its hot (around 80 degrees) and wind is blowing 15-20 mph. I have been in the blind for about 30 min and I am texting my buddy telling him we are not going to see anything due to the heat and wind. I look up and I see this buck walking across an opening about 80 yards out of the front of the blind. I drop my phone and the buck stops (I assume due to the thud my phone made hitting the floor). I slowly (actually really fast) get my rifle out the window and draw down on him. No shot, he is right behind the feeder. We stare at each other for what I think is 15 min, in all actuality is about 10-15 seconds. He starts walking again (no interest in the corn) and I let out a big grunt, he stops. I put the cross hairs on his shoulder and BOOM. As I like to say, DRT (dead right there). The 30-06 stopped him in his tracks!!!

I have been hunting in Fredericksburg with my grandpa since I was 8 years old (33 now) and this is by far the biggest buck I have taken (18 inch spread). Unfortunately my grandpa had to quit hunting several year ago due to his health and he wasn't there when I harvested this buck, however he was the first person I called.

Since he was killed 2 months ago, I already cleaned up the skull and he made a beautiful euro mount and is on my living room wall!! It has been a great season for us. Since this kill, I have harvested a cull buck and a doe. Headed back out to the lease tomorrow for the special doe/spike late season and hopeful I can take one more doe to top off the freezer!!
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:58 PM   #2
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Beautiful deer man. Congrats!
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:14 PM   #3
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Very Nice Congratulations.
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:15 PM   #4
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Congratulations on getting a nice buck!
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:23 PM   #5
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:35 PM   #6
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:42 PM   #7
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:14 AM   #8
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Nice buck.
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