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Old 11-05-2018, 03:29 PM   #1
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Default 50 years in the Making - A Lifetime Buck

My dad, at 68 years old, is in the middle of his 50th year as a bowhunter. He has killed a lot of good bucks, but never broken the 130" mark. I have hunted with him pretty much since I could walk. He is the reason I love hunting and archery. Over the years I have seen him shoot several animals, but I have never been with him when he has killed a buck.

The last several years we have hunted together more times than not. I had made it a goal to not only watch/video him shooting a buck, but also get him a buck that will crack that 130" mark. I have killed 5 bucks over 130 and I just didn't think it was fair that my dad had never had the good fortune of getting one. He has certainly put in the hard work and time to deserve one!

This past weekend on my best buddy Eric's ranch down in South Texas, a lifelong dream was realized. Saturday evening, 2 days after my dad's 68th birthday, we had one the most memorable hunts of our lives. We were covered up with deer from the start. We had deer all around us when a group of rutting blackbucks came in fighting and strutting around. They raised so much commotion they scared all the deer off. Finally, deer started to slowly filter back in. We had several new bucks come in, just not the target buck we were after for my dad. Then a cull buck that Eric wanted me to shoot came in and presented a shot at 10 yards. I knew things seemed magical, so I gestured to my dad that I was going to pass. I had a good feeling dad's buck would show up.

Sure enough, minutes later, the buck came strolling in. He immediately went to a fresh scrape we were hunting over and freshened it up. Then he worked his way in for a bite and gave my dad a perfect shot opportunity. Dad made a great slightly quartering away shot. The buck ran off spraying good blood and we were pretty sure we heard him crash and die just out of sight. I don't think my dad even knew what happened for a moment, and then it all started to sink in. We could hardly wait to go get him. After an easy track of about 50 yards and a big hug, my dad put his hands on his "Buck of a Lifetime".

I couldn't be more happy and proud for my dad. It was a long time coming for a well deserved giant. Dad eclipsed his previous best of 128" with this amazing buck scoring 174 2/8! You did it Dad! I can't thank Eric enough for allowing us to hunt such an awesome buck. A gesture not easily repaid, I just hope he understands how much it means to both of us. Thanks EZ!

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Old 11-05-2018, 03:31 PM   #2
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Supercool! Congrats to your pops
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:34 PM   #3
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Great job. Congrats to everyone involved.

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Old 11-05-2018, 03:35 PM   #4
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Awesome write up and hunt!

Congrats to your pops.
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:36 PM   #5
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That's awesome. Way to go.

I recognize that Trophy Cooler! Very cool invention.
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:37 PM   #6
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Wow... Good for you guys! One can sense your pride/relief/elation in your write-up. Congrats to you and your dad.
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:41 PM   #7
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Character is not in short supply here! Congrats Mr. Osburn and Jeff!

Makes me think about my dad and of all the great bucks he was able to take over his lifetime. However, he never killed a 10 point. Something I always wanted to put him on. Didn't get the chance.

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Old 11-05-2018, 03:42 PM   #8
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Fantastic. Congrats!
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:42 PM   #9
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Congrats!
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:45 PM   #10
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Awesome buck, Congratulations!!

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Old 11-05-2018, 03:46 PM   #11
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Well done Glen!
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:47 PM   #12
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Congrats to your father for getting his buck. Congratulations on having friends to share their ranch and most of all for you being able to spend these special times with your dad.
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:51 PM   #13
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Buck of a lifetime for sure. Huge congrats to your dad !!!!!
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:52 PM   #14
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Too cool! Congrats to him!
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:53 PM   #15
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Awesome deer! Congrats!


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Old 11-05-2018, 03:54 PM   #16
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Awesome buck
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:01 PM   #17
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very nice congrats
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:05 PM   #18
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Beauty boom goes the dynamite
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:08 PM   #19
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Great shooting Glen. Proud to see you stayed with your Bow in the pursuit of this magnificent buck. And even better, you did it with a Hoyt! That attaboy is from one old Hoyt shooter to another.
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:08 PM   #20
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Doesn't get much better than that! Congrats to both of you on a lifetime memory.
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:09 PM   #21
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Awesome congrats
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:10 PM   #22
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Awesome! Congrats!
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:19 PM   #23
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Congrats to you and your Dad on an awesome buck and a lifetime memory.
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:22 PM   #24
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Very cool you got to experience it with him.
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:23 PM   #25
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Congrats!
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:27 PM   #26
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Congratulations!
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:29 PM   #27
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awesome! congrats
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:34 PM   #28
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Awesome Buck congratulations Sir
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:36 PM   #29
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What a hoss!!
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:37 PM   #30
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Heck of deer, congrats
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:40 PM   #31
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well done. great buck!
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:42 PM   #32
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Very cool story! Thanks for sharing! I hope I look as young as your dad when I'm 68!
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:48 PM   #33
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Awesome write up and glad you got to be with your dad while taking his buck of a lifetime.
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:49 PM   #34
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Those are pictures you want to save, it will help re-live those moments in years to come. Congrats to your dad and you, time well spent ! I miss mine.
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:49 PM   #35
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Awesome deer!
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:51 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by Shake N' Bake View Post
Very cool story! Thanks for sharing! I hope I look as young as your dad when I'm 68!
Iam 55 and look older then his dad, and feel like Iam 88 ! ( Lord, what am I going to look like, feel like when Iam 88, can't imagine). Again, congrats to your dad and you !
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:52 PM   #37
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I love stories like this! Made my day. Congratulations to you and your Dad!
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:54 PM   #38
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Congrats to your dad!


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Old 11-05-2018, 04:57 PM   #39
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Buck of a lifetime! Congrats to you and your dad. Kudos to Eric.
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Old 11-05-2018, 05:03 PM   #40
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Awesome. Thanks for dharing


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Old 11-05-2018, 05:04 PM   #41
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Man thatís awesome!!!! Huge congrats!


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Old 11-05-2018, 05:09 PM   #42
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That's awesome! Congrats!
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Old 11-05-2018, 05:10 PM   #43
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Awesome buck Glen! Really happy for you (and Jeff too).
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Old 11-05-2018, 05:16 PM   #44
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Awesome!!
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Old 11-05-2018, 05:19 PM   #45
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Nice!
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Old 11-05-2018, 05:21 PM   #46
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Awesome!


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Old 11-05-2018, 05:23 PM   #47
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And with your words I can hear and feel how much your dad means to you.
Great write up. I blame you for making miss my Pop more everyday.
Thank You
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Old 11-05-2018, 05:24 PM   #48
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Congrats to your dad. Great looking buck.
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Old 11-05-2018, 05:25 PM   #49
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Awesome buck. congrats!
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Old 11-05-2018, 06:47 PM   #50
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Congratulations on your dad getting his buck of a lifetime! Happy for y'all being able to enjoy the accomplishment together. Proud for you.
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