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Old 11-14-2016, 03:54 PM   #1
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We had been watching this guy for the last four years. Saw him our second year at this lease and he had split G2's on both sides and got his name The Mule Deer buck. The first year we saw him and this year were the only years he threw splits on both sides. The last two year's he was officially on the no shoot list (the first pic is from last year) and it made for a long couple of years watching him and hoping he didn't go on to another pasture and get shot.
I had decided last year that this year I would try for him with a bow as I had only killed management bucks up until now with my bow. I hunted every weekend and the entire first week of October in my hot box of a bow blind but never saw him. At that time, the last pictures I had of him were from early September but he typically would show up around Thanksgiving every year and hang close by thru January. Fast forward to last week and I had the second half of the week off and got to the lease on Tuesday afternoon, too late to hunt. Wednesday morning I was back at it with my bow and had I doe feeding right after I sat down. That morning was calm, overcast and very quite until I heard a buck start grunting. A little 8 jumped in the feeder pen and ran straight to her and out the pen closest to me. I noticed another deer following and when I looked thru the binos I knew it was Muley. I reached over, grabbed my bow, hooked on, spun in the chair and drew as he walked into my opening at 20 yards. He was looking towards the blind perfectly broadside as I shot. He mule kicked, trotted off and my arrow went about 60 yards into my field. All of this from the time I saw him to the shot was about 15 sec. It happed QUICK!! I gave him an hour and started trailing him, about 40 yards into the woods I found him, that's when it sunk in that I actually killed the deer that we had been watching for years, with my bow just like I wanted to.
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Old 11-14-2016, 03:55 PM   #2
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Toad!!! Congrats on the great buck.
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Old 11-14-2016, 03:55 PM   #3
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Congrats, beautiful animal!
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Old 11-14-2016, 03:58 PM   #4
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Congrats on a really neat buck!
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Old 11-14-2016, 03:58 PM   #5
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Awesome buck. I like the looks of that rack!!! Big congrats!!!!
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Old 11-14-2016, 04:00 PM   #6
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wow congrats
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Old 11-14-2016, 04:01 PM   #7
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Great buck congrats
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Old 11-14-2016, 04:01 PM   #8
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for sure his momma was a mule deer! (always makes me think of the movie "short circuit")

this is why 90% of the time in a stand I have my bow in hand. crazy i know. it just can be quick! great job
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Old 11-14-2016, 04:04 PM   #9
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Wow! What a deer.
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Old 11-14-2016, 04:05 PM   #10
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wow! congrats
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Old 11-14-2016, 04:05 PM   #11
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That's an awesome buck, congrats.
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Old 11-14-2016, 04:06 PM   #12
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Thanks guys, I haven't had him officially scored but rough score he is in the 170s.
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Old 11-14-2016, 04:08 PM   #13
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Toad . . . . .great deer!
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Old 11-14-2016, 04:11 PM   #14
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Pretty Buck. Congrats
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Old 11-14-2016, 04:14 PM   #15
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That is one heck of a buck. Big Congratulations!!
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Old 11-14-2016, 04:14 PM   #16
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That is a freaking monster of a buck. Congrats. Everything is better with a bow.


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Old 11-14-2016, 04:17 PM   #17
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Congrats Mike! Beautiful Deer
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Old 11-14-2016, 04:20 PM   #18
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Cool buck, congrats!!!
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Old 11-14-2016, 04:21 PM   #19
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Great buck sir.....
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Old 11-14-2016, 04:22 PM   #20
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That is an awesome deer. Love those forks.
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Old 11-14-2016, 04:24 PM   #21
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Congrats brother, he purdy
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Old 11-14-2016, 04:25 PM   #22
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Congratulations on a great buck!
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Old 11-14-2016, 04:29 PM   #23
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What a monster! Congrats to you sir!
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Old 11-14-2016, 04:33 PM   #24
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That is an awesome buck brother. Congrats
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Old 11-14-2016, 04:34 PM   #25
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Those deep forks are bad a**!! Nice!

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Old 11-14-2016, 04:45 PM   #26
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Awesome deer
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Old 11-14-2016, 05:03 PM   #27
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I'd have given him another year!
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Old 11-14-2016, 05:11 PM   #28
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Nice deer!
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Old 11-14-2016, 05:25 PM   #29
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Great deer!!
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Old 11-14-2016, 05:29 PM   #30
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I'd have given him another year!
Haha yeah right!! I remember you saying you'd have to look hard at him if he was in front of you!
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Old 11-14-2016, 05:33 PM   #31
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Haha yeah right!! I remember you saying you'd have to look hard at him if he was in front of you!
HaHa. Those few trail cam pics I had of him did not do him justice.
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Old 11-14-2016, 05:34 PM   #32
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Lots of Ducks! Lol
An inside joke. Great deer Michael, I am glad I could be there when you closed the deal. Now you can help locate Skyscraper for me!
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Old 11-14-2016, 05:38 PM   #33
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Beautiful buck, congrats.
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Old 11-14-2016, 05:40 PM   #34
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"lots of ducks" on min later "I shot mule deer" haha
have to try that line more often.
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Old 11-14-2016, 05:40 PM   #35
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Lots of Ducks!
Haha too funny!
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Old 11-14-2016, 05:58 PM   #36
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Congrats
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Old 11-14-2016, 06:01 PM   #37
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That is an awesome buck.
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Old 11-14-2016, 06:29 PM   #38
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Wow, that's a great buck!
Congratulations
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Old 11-14-2016, 06:30 PM   #39
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Nice deer, Congrats!
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Old 11-14-2016, 06:45 PM   #40
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Awesome trophy!
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Old 11-14-2016, 06:59 PM   #41
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Very nice buck, congratulations!
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Old 11-14-2016, 07:12 PM   #42
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Your patience paid off!! Great buck - Congrats
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Old 11-14-2016, 07:22 PM   #43
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Congratulations, great buck!
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Old 11-14-2016, 07:27 PM   #44
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Awesome deer , congratulations! We have a deer very similar to your we're waiting on too. Not quite as big though.
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Old 11-14-2016, 07:45 PM   #45
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one heck of a trophy and very unique.
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Old 11-14-2016, 08:06 PM   #46
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Man those are some crazy deep forks for a whitetail. Congrats!
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Old 11-14-2016, 08:22 PM   #47
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Nice!
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Old 11-14-2016, 08:24 PM   #48
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Nice Buck for sure.
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Old 11-14-2016, 08:35 PM   #49
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Man, what a stud. Congrats
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Old 11-14-2016, 08:41 PM   #50
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Nice!
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