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Old 11-08-2017, 03:34 PM   #1
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A little background first!

I usually just lurk around on this site and don't post much of anything. I enjoy seeing everyone's pics and stories. I hunt in South East Texas (Devers) and this year me and my Son also got on a lease in Eldorado. I get more enjoyment out of killing an East Texas buck than anything though. I've taken my fair share of deer with a bow and have some really good ones on the wall but have never killed anything over a 9 point for some odd reason.
Usually when rifle season rolls around in Devers I'll put the bow down because we don't get many opportunities and I want to capitalize on it. Hurricane Harvey devastated our area with flood waters this year and I was expecting the deer population to be heavily impacted. To my surprise the deer made it through the flood! Fortunately the hogs didn't fair so well. We had so many hogs last year it was almost impossible to kill a deer.

On to the "Devers Freak"!

I believe I saw this buck 2 years ago and at the time I thought he was a 2 1/2 year old but I'd be lying if I tried to proclaim that I know how to age these deer in Devers. He had 14 points and didn't make AR. Keep in mind that such a deer just isn't found in Devers and my Brother thought I was crazy. Sunday of opening weekend at 10:30am he made his reappearance at the end of my logging road at around 300 yards. I wish I had an awesome story but the whole ordeal lasted about 4 seconds. In true big buck fashion he popped out on the edge of the road and looked left, then right and was about to fly on across as they typically do unless there is a hot doe standing around. I knew from first glance that he had something unusual on his head. The sun shined on his antlers like a beacon and I could see them with the naked eye. I put the 7 mag on him and squeezed off a round killing him with a shoulder shot. He's not a giant and won't even score well but I don't care. He's got 16 points (Not all score-able) with a nice point broken off and he's 14 1/4" wide with plenty of mass all around. I'm 51 and have never taken such a cool buck. This is a buck of a lifetime in Devers Tx for me. Apparently I'm too stupid to figure out how to post pics. They are either too big or the wrong format and I'm giving up on that. If someone would like to help me out I'll text them to you or please explain to me what file type to use (bmp,jpeg, etc.)

Sorry for the long read!!
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:35 PM   #2
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:38 PM   #3
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Looking forward to it. I hunted in Devers, lots of years back
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:40 PM   #4
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:42 PM   #5
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Pics on the way!!! Thanks for the help!! You guys are so quick you had it read and sent PM's before I could even find what I posted. LOL
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:44 PM   #6
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:47 PM   #7
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Cool buck!
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:48 PM   #8
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Congrats to you!

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Old 11-08-2017, 03:49 PM   #9
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Nice animal. Congrats!!
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:49 PM   #10
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that's a cool looking deer!
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:52 PM   #11
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cool deer, like the hole in the beam.
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:53 PM   #12
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Very nice character for an East Texas buck, congratulations!
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:53 PM   #13
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Very cool looking deer!! Congrats on him.


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Old 11-08-2017, 03:54 PM   #14
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:55 PM   #15
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Love the character!
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:56 PM   #16
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really cool rack..congrats
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:01 PM   #17
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Thank y'all so much!!! I wish I could have given him a couple more years but you got to understand that this place has a lot of hunters and it changes every year due to it being timber company land so when you get the opportunity you gotta take it.
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:01 PM   #18
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Very cool rack! Nice story as well.
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:04 PM   #19
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Congrats!
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:07 PM   #20
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Congrats! Cool buck!
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:08 PM   #21
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:11 PM   #22
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:14 PM   #23
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very cool character on that buck....
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:21 PM   #24
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Very nice looking buck. Congratulations on making the shot count while you had the chance. Gonna mount it?
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:28 PM   #25
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Very nice looking buck. Congratulations on making the shot count while you had the chance. Gonna mount it?
I've got to put this deer on the wall. My wife is not too happy about it since our living room looks like a taxidermy shop. I may not ever shoot another deer like this though. If she puts her foot down I'm sure gonna miss her! LOL
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:37 PM   #26
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Congrats on a great buck.
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:44 PM   #27
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congrats. Great southeast Texas buck!!
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:50 PM   #28
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Congrats, That’s a great looking buck
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:56 PM   #29
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Very cool, congrats.
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Old 11-08-2017, 05:11 PM   #30
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Thats an awesome deer anywhere let alone Devers
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Old 11-08-2017, 05:31 PM   #31
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Great looking deer sir. Tell her that you want to hang it in the bedroom and I'll bet she will find space in the living room.
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Old 11-08-2017, 05:36 PM   #32
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That is a neat looking deer
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Old 11-08-2017, 05:45 PM   #33
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Very nice.congrats
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Old 11-08-2017, 05:47 PM   #34
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Cool buck. Congrats!!!!
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Old 11-08-2017, 05:53 PM   #35
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Congrats! Cool rack
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:19 PM   #36
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Great looking deer sir. Tell her that you want to hang it in the bedroom and I'll bet she will find space in the living room.
Great idea!!!
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:50 PM   #37
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Awesome "Devers" buck! Hunted there for many years and never saw anything like that!
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Old 11-08-2017, 11:02 PM   #38
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Great Devers buck. I just got on a lease in Devers this year and really have no idea what to expect. Your post gives me more hope.
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Old 11-08-2017, 11:12 PM   #39
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That's a Great buck! And great story.
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Old 11-08-2017, 11:17 PM   #40
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Very cool. Glad you got him
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Old 11-08-2017, 11:31 PM   #41
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nice deer, love that rack!
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Old 11-08-2017, 11:59 PM   #42
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That's a hell of a deer for that area, good job.
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Old 11-09-2017, 01:24 AM   #43
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What a great old stud. Congrats
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Old 11-09-2017, 06:25 AM   #44
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Nice! I bet he was something in his day. Looks like he was on his way out anyway!
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Old 11-09-2017, 06:28 AM   #45
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Congrats man! That's awesome. I seen where Dustin posted a pic of it!
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Old 11-09-2017, 06:36 AM   #46
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Man that sucker has some character! Congrats on a great buck
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Old 11-09-2017, 06:37 AM   #47
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Love the character!
X2!
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Old 11-09-2017, 06:54 AM   #48
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Great deer and story, congrats
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Old 11-09-2017, 06:59 AM   #49
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Very nice Eddie.. Congrats
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Old 11-09-2017, 07:03 AM   #50
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What a great buck.
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