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Old 10-15-2018, 09:47 PM   #1
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After an unsuccessful close call opening weekend I was ready to get back to the lease hoping for another encounter. Saturday morning I made it to the blind just in time to receive a tornado warning on my phone. Headed back to camp and watched the news to see the storm coming straight for us. Once it started getting bad we decided to ditch the hunting shack and ride it out in the truck. The news had said 78mph wind and it was every bit of that. I made it to the blind that evening for a hunt. I had very few daytime pictures of my target buck, he would come in early and leave at first light or not show up till right at dark so I was shocked when he first appeared an hour before dark. Then I understood my pictures when he stood motionless 100 yards down wind of my feeder for 45 minutes. With 15 minutes of light left he started making his way to the pen and it knew it was time. Then at 50 yards out he stopped again and stood there until shooting light faded out. Once it was finally dark he jumped in. Exciting but disappointing at the same time. Sunday morning was calm and super foggy. It wasn't long before I could see deer in the pen and with just a little light I could make out his beams and knew it was him. I just hoped he would stay long enough for shooting light. With the heavy fog and overcast skies it was 45 min past sunrise before I could see my peep. I finally shot and watched my arrow hit a little high and little back. I watched him run 50 yards into the creek and lost him. I waited an hr and then slipped out and went back to camp to give him a few hrs thinking it was a liver shot. We went back 4hrs later and picked up a spotty blood trail to the creek that quickly faded to nothing. I was starting to get nervous, then one of the guys with me said he's right there. He had only went 150 yards. I did it, i killed the buck I've dreamed about all summer long. He weighed 176lbs and scored 150 6/8". He's now the biggest buck I've taken. g[/IMG]


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Old 10-15-2018, 09:50 PM   #2
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Nice buck!!!!!

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Old 10-15-2018, 09:50 PM   #3
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That's a great buck
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:50 PM   #4
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Awesome buck!!!!
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:51 PM   #5
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Congrats on a nice buck, good write up.
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:51 PM   #6
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Great buck, congrats sir
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:52 PM   #7
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Wow crazy weather and Super great buck!!!
Congrats..
Hill country?
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:52 PM   #8
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Very nice
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:52 PM   #9
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Awesome job man! Congrats on a great deer.
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:55 PM   #10
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That’s a great buck.
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:56 PM   #11
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That’s a big one congrats
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:59 PM   #12
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Well done Redbone! He is a stud.
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:00 PM   #13
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Great buck congrats on getting your target!




Just curious...what are we looking at or for in the bottom two pics?
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:01 PM   #14
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Wow crazy weather and Super great buck!!!

Congrats..

Hill country?


Thanks. South of San Angelo


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Old 10-15-2018, 10:01 PM   #15
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Nice!
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:03 PM   #16
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Nice deer congrats!
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:03 PM   #17
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Dang nice buck! Congratulations!


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Old 10-15-2018, 10:03 PM   #18
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Awesome buck, congratulations!
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:03 PM   #19
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Wow what a stud. Congrats!!!
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:04 PM   #20
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Congrats!! Nice Buck


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Old 10-15-2018, 10:04 PM   #21
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Congrats and great story.

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Old 10-15-2018, 10:04 PM   #22
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:05 PM   #23
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Great buck congrats on getting your target!




Just curious...what are we looking at or for in the bottom two pics?
Those were just a few of the trees the storm blew over that morning.
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:07 PM   #24
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:12 PM   #25
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Those were just a few of the trees the storm blew over that morning.



Ahhh...I was zooming in looking for a dead deer laying next to or in them.....like maybe you found him there....
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:12 PM   #26
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Great buck and write up!
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:17 PM   #27
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Very nice! Congrats
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:20 PM   #28
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Nice!


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Old 10-15-2018, 10:21 PM   #29
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:23 PM   #30
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Love it! Congrats!

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Old 10-15-2018, 10:24 PM   #31
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That's a dandy of a buck. I really like your facial expression in the 1st pic, it tells the story! Good job all the way around sir.
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:33 PM   #32
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Awesome! Nice buck
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:34 PM   #33
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Good deer, congrats!
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:38 PM   #34
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outstanding buck. Congrats!
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:47 PM   #35
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Awesome buck and an awesome write up!
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:51 PM   #36
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Great buck congratulations!
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:55 PM   #37
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Very nice. Congrats
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:00 PM   #38
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Awesome deer! Congrats!!
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:05 PM   #39
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:08 PM   #40
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:27 PM   #41
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Nice!
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:37 PM   #42
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:01 AM   #43
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Great buck , congrats.
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:16 AM   #44
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Congrats on closing the deal. Great story and great Buck.
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:18 AM   #45
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:24 AM   #46
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Congrats! Great deer
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:48 AM   #47
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:53 AM   #48
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:58 AM   #49
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Ahhh...I was zooming in looking for a dead deer laying next to or in them.....like maybe you found him there....
Same here. Very bad storm. Glad you guys are safe.
Super deer. Congrats.
Interesting with all the rain he was consistent at the feeder
Our deer are eating acorns/new growth and ignoring corn

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Old 10-16-2018, 07:09 AM   #50
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