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Old 11-04-2018, 02:14 PM   #1
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Started out waking up 30 mins late this morning and headed out to the stand. To say I was frustrated about sleepy head not getting out of bed was an understatement. But I tried to let it slide. As I imagined, doe were already under the feeder. However, the feeder motor went out 3 weeks ago and I had just replaced it last night.

So there we were, stuck, glassing from 500 yards with no way to make it to the stand. To make matters worse, I notice a doe with a really nice 8 following her down a fence line. Great..... 65 acres and only 10 of which deer use and we are stuck watching..

Needless to say we tried swinging around and closing the distance. Got within 250 but buck wasnít giving an open shot. They peeled off and we tried to dog them and use terrain to wait for a shot. Big no go. By this point Iím ready to go get back in bed but the wife suggested we sit in the stand and wait. Why not? Bucks are following doe and you just never know.

Made it to the stand around 7:45. Sat back and glasses and was about to start Netflix or facebooking when I noticed a doe stepping out at 100 yards. We really didnít pay much attention because we have a resident doe and two yearlings that hang around all the time. Shortly after she steps out another 8 pops out following her. I was shocked! Where did he come from? Told the wife to get the rifle out the window and get on him. I glanced him up and down and realized that this is the biggest deer weíve seen on this place. I grew up on this 65 acres and deer have a short life expectancy around us. If he walks, heís guaranteed to be shot at some point this season unless heís very lucky.

As with any buck following a doe, they donít stop. And this guy wasnít wanting to. I told her the first chance she gets when he stops to kill him. After what seemed like forever, he stopped. Quartering away at 45 degrees and 140 yards. And just as I deliberated in telling her to wait she touched on off. 50 yards later he was done and piled up. She was very happy to say the least and Iím happy for her! Shot placement was perfect. Bullet broke 3 ribs going in about 8 inches behind the front shoulder and stopped in the ribs right behind the off shoulder. Easy tracking job!

So, with that said, my wife has beat me for the biggest deer shot off this place where I grew up. My dad is overly excited for her and really wants us to do a shoulder mount. Her an I agreed that we would most likely do just that since I think he is more happy and proud about the deer than we are! Anyways, sorry for the long story, but the deer are moving and the rut is firing up in grimes county near Iola TX.




Good luck to you guys and gals and the next on the list this year is for her to kill a deer with her bow!


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Old 11-04-2018, 02:20 PM   #2
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:25 PM   #3
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:28 PM   #4
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:28 PM   #5
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:30 PM   #6
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:31 PM   #7
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Congrats to her, and her guide, because we all know she couldn't have done it without you
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:31 PM   #8
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:34 PM   #9
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:35 PM   #10
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:36 PM   #11
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:37 PM   #12
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:37 PM   #13
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Congrats to her, and her guide, because we all know she couldn't have done it without you


Iím hoping shes getting close to the point where she can do it on her own!


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Old 11-04-2018, 02:39 PM   #14
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:46 PM   #15
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:50 PM   #16
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Pretty buck and yes....with that black face and dark heavy horns a shoulder mount is a no-brainer. Add in the wife's best and well I don't need to explain the happy wife happy life deal..



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Old 11-04-2018, 02:51 PM   #17
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:51 PM   #18
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:54 PM   #19
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Sorry for the long story?

Man there’s a difference between a long story and a great story. Yours is great.

Congrats to her and you as well!
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:54 PM   #20
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Congrats! Your dear got a very nice deer!
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Old 11-04-2018, 03:43 PM   #21
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Sorry for the long story?

Man thereís a difference between a long story and a great story. Yours is great.

Congrats to her and you as well!


Thanks! I try not to drag on when putting up a post


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Old 11-04-2018, 03:47 PM   #22
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Waydago! Very nice
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Old 11-04-2018, 04:03 PM   #23
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Congrats to your wife.


ďThere's more fun in hunting with the handicap of the bow than there is in hunting with the sureness of the gun.Ē -Fred Bear-
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Old 11-04-2018, 04:12 PM   #24
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Old 11-04-2018, 04:36 PM   #25
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Pretty buck and yes....with that black face and dark heavy horns a shoulder mount is a no-brainer. Add in the wife's best and well I don't need to explain the happy wife happy life deal..



Congrats to her on a great deer!
I'm with Jason on this one! What a great deer for a beautiful lady sir!! I'd have that sucker taken to Double Nickel Taxidermy in New Braunfels so quick it'd make her head swim!!
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Old 11-04-2018, 04:40 PM   #26
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Awesome story, deer and wife. You are blessed
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Old 11-04-2018, 04:43 PM   #27
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Great deer, - Congratulations
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Old 11-04-2018, 04:48 PM   #28
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Old 11-04-2018, 04:48 PM   #29
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Old 11-04-2018, 04:50 PM   #30
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Old 11-04-2018, 04:51 PM   #31
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The wife likes to post on Instagram. Sheís into social media and such more so than me. But I will have to say, I did enjoy her comment....



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Old 11-04-2018, 04:58 PM   #32
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^^^ awesome ^^^
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:16 PM   #33
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:20 PM   #34
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The classic sniper reply to the question. One more congratulations sent from the west coast.


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Old 11-04-2018, 05:53 PM   #35
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That’s a **** fine buck congratulations
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Old 11-04-2018, 06:06 PM   #36
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Great shooting! Congrats to her.
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Old 11-04-2018, 06:53 PM   #37
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Not that it matters but I did find it interesting that when I measured this deer there was only 7/8 of deductions. Pretty dang symmetrical


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Old 11-04-2018, 07:13 PM   #38
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:20 PM   #39
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Heck of a buck, congrats
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:23 PM   #40
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:23 PM   #41
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:24 PM   #42
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Congrats to Caci! Didn't she knock down the biggest buck ever killed on the place last year? This is becoming a habit!

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Old 11-04-2018, 07:31 PM   #43
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Congratulations on the beautiful trophy! And, also, congrats to your trophy on the beautiful buck! You are truly blessed, Dan!
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:33 PM   #44
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Second biggest last year but not by far. Lol And she is way ahead of me thru her first 3 years of hunting than I was. Sheís killed 7 deer going into her third season and is planning on dropping 3 more in a couple of weeks on a management hunt thinning a deer heard.


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Old 11-04-2018, 07:34 PM   #45
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Congratulations on the beautiful trophy! And, also, congrats to your trophy on the beautiful buck! You are truly blessed, Dan!


Thank you kind sir! She is one in a million life times.


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Old 11-04-2018, 07:52 PM   #46
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She did good, and you did better !
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:53 PM   #47
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Congratulations. Great deer.
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Old 11-04-2018, 08:05 PM   #48
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Old 11-04-2018, 08:09 PM   #49
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Congrats to her! Nice one!


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Old 11-04-2018, 08:21 PM   #50
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