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Old 11-08-2015, 10:04 AM   #1
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When and where were were you when you saw the biggest buck you ever saw?

Was he ever taken and how big was he?

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Old 11-08-2015, 10:17 AM   #2
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Granger WMA 8 years ago.

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Old 11-08-2015, 10:19 AM   #3
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Probably 150 WT never got a shot
200+ mule deer and I missed
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Old 11-08-2015, 10:23 AM   #4
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I saw a 195 plus inch Mule deer in West Texas in probably 1996.

I don't have any pictures. I hunted him for quite a bit of that bow season, but I never could get onto that bachelor group.
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Old 11-08-2015, 10:30 AM   #5
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I saw three bucks several years ago on Cache river that probably all would have been 160+ plus running together in a bean field. Saw one swimming the boat row at Lost Island hunting with a buddy years a ago that probably would have score 180. Perfect 12 point and I could have grabbed him by the horns! It was almost tempting but sure was a pretty site. I'll probably never see one like that again.
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Old 11-08-2015, 10:30 AM   #6
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171 3/8 net whitetail in atascosa county December 17, 1993.
With a rifle late in the rut. Low fence, no feed.
I have seen Lots of big bucks since then , but none bigger.n

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Old 11-08-2015, 10:34 AM   #7
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230ish Rafter R ranch zavalla county in 2003

Well over 200 in Denton county last year

Both low fence
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Old 11-08-2015, 10:39 AM   #8
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Back when I was young (14 or 15) we were hunting fall turkey from where I am from in central PA. I was out on the side of the mountain on some property that we helped manage for the owner. 4 doe came out on the lower bench and stopped. A few minutes later they began looking back down the draw. I figured a buck was not far behind. Out of the draw walks a monster of a buck. They came out maybe 50 yards below me and through the binos I counted 23 points. When we broke for lunch I was telling my Pap, Uncle and step father about the buck and they were getting a good laugh out of it. A few weeks later while on night duty (step father was a police officer) my step father called the house to see if I was there and said he was coming by to pick me up to show me something. We drive over to the game commission office in my town and pull around to the game shed. There hanging up with some GWs talking was the 23 point buck. They had busted 2 guys that night that had shot it under spot light. I don't have pics but that buck is mounted in the Game Commission office there to this day. Sorry for the long reply.
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Old 11-08-2015, 10:48 AM   #9
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Saw a big freak all summer one year. Sat out and watched him a bunch on DCNF. Saw him on private property 1/4 mile from there on Nov 30th. Got permission to hunt and he he came in with big purple spots on his head Dec 2nd. Sheds were found and scored 240ish.

Had pics of one much larger in almost the same spot 10 years later.
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Old 11-08-2015, 10:49 AM   #10
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Biggest whitetail 190" typical 10pt in Kansas two years ago.
Biggest Mule Deer a 200" 5x5 up in the snow covered pines of Montana last year. He was straight lining looking for does and I couldn't keep up or get around for a shot due to the terrain.
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Old 11-08-2015, 10:53 AM   #11
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Granger WMA about 5 years ago. Saw a 10 pushing 150. Got a shot off with my crossbow but it sailed a few inches over his back. Got drawn this year, and now i get two months to even the score !
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Old 11-08-2015, 12:59 PM   #12
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Saw this deer two days before one of our rifle hunters killed him. 190 3/8 gross with a broken brow. 25 inside, 29 inch MBs.



I killed this deer in 2011. I had not seen him except on cam until he came in. 182 7/8 gross.



I killed this deer last year 160 7/8 gross.



These three are the biggest deer I've ever seen outside of HF
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Old 11-08-2015, 01:03 PM   #13
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Saw a huge non-typical in Angelina NF one year. I was hoofing it back to the truck in a poring rain and looked up. On the trail ahead of me about 70 yards. One of those high fence looking non-typical with points going everywhere. We looked at each other for a few seconds, then I realized I had a rifle on my shoulder. Threw down on him but couldn't see anything due to the scope covered in water. He busted out of there never to be seen again.
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Old 11-08-2015, 01:11 PM   #14
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Parker county. 185. Mainframe 12
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Old 11-08-2015, 01:13 PM   #15
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Just over 260" at Droptine ranch in Trent.
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Old 11-08-2015, 01:19 PM   #16
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30 inch wide 3X3 muley I spent most of my hunting season chasing here in Nevada. He looked like a giant 8 point whitetail.

I could find him at night, like clockwork, during scouting trips via spotlight. I knew where he was feeding every night. Come day light, however, he was no where to be found nor could I find his running buddies. No beds or concrete trails to follow as the area was too riddled with deer and elk sign. I never got him but I know of a youth tag holder that must have killed his smaller brother or a close bloodline buck in close to the same area.

My buddy that lives on the mountain and drives down to work every night would see him nightly as well and would give me updates as to where to find him.

He looks very similar to this buck, but a little wider and much more symmetrical frame/points.
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Old 11-08-2015, 01:24 PM   #17
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I have seen 3 no doubt 195-205 class mule deer while hunting in Southern Alberta from 2009-2013. Not shots offered on any.

On my third day on my first whitetail hunt in northern Alberta I was on two cut lines that were within 200-300 yards of each other. Had hot does around that day and I ended up killing the smallest of the 4 bucks I saw that day. He was 6x7 and scored 160. The second buck I saw that morning walked out at 200 yards and was walking away from me. I got good and set up it couldn't get a shot off. He was a no doubter 195-210 non typical with junk on both sides with lots mass. He wasn't seem again over the entire week.
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Old 11-08-2015, 01:44 PM   #18
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210-220" muley I saw last week
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Old 11-08-2015, 01:51 PM   #19
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234 low fence ks, only had doe tag. Buddy killed him week later
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Old 11-08-2015, 02:16 PM   #20
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Probably be the one in my avatar picture or my dads. Both around 136.

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Old 11-08-2015, 02:26 PM   #21
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Saw two low fence deer over 180" a week before the season in Webb Cty. Two years in a row it happened to me
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Old 11-08-2015, 02:28 PM   #22
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Saw 3 in a cooler at a high fence ranch in Kaufman county. all were Non typicals. Guy I was working for said they were 230 inch plus.
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Old 11-08-2015, 02:56 PM   #23
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Several 200-220" mule deer low fence in west Texas
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Old 11-08-2015, 04:12 PM   #24
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189" 18 pt webb county low fence buck, I saw one evening while trying to put my son on a management buck. Went back the next morning early waiting for him and he obliged. He started walking down the sendero towards me and I did the same. Once I closed the distance, I got down on the ground with my rifle and waited for a shot. At about 200 yards he finally turned to go in the brush. He pause at the edge and the rifle reported. BBD.
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Old 11-08-2015, 05:09 PM   #25
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I hunted mule deer in eastern Colorado 5-6 years ago. We glassed up a toad of a buck on a quarter section of crp. Kept him bedded all day but never could contact the landowner. Buck was killed by another Bowhunter the next week. I think the shot was like 12 yards and buck scored 237! Made my heart race a mile away.
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Old 11-08-2015, 05:16 PM   #26
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I spent 5 days in a row, dark to dark, hunting this buck. saw him twice on the last day at 60 and 80 yards. Tim wells must have hunted the farm in the late season and killed him.

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Old 11-08-2015, 05:27 PM   #27
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Have seen a couple of Hagerman 190s and never could get a shot. Couple of years ago I took a 167 2/8" 17pt (16 scorable) at Hagerman. Should have been about 175/176 but had one tine broken off.

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Old 11-08-2015, 05:29 PM   #28
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Granger WMA 8 years ago.
Illinois, 1998, 200+ inch 12pt, close to 300#
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Old 11-08-2015, 06:51 PM   #29
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My Dad brought this one home from Delores, Colorado when I was a pup. I'm about to turn 63, so a LONG time past. 30"+ spread, adorns my wall and will go to my son's when I'm done. Guess the "toughest" of my 3 boy's will get him....
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Old 11-08-2015, 07:17 PM   #30
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No pics 3 different bucks all would have been 160 to 170 and LF. I have a 157 on the wall and all 3 were bigger. In chronological order.

1.Main frame 10 in the SE part of Navarro Co on the Trinity River Bottom. It was the late 90's I was in high school it was late October. He was on the opposite side of 90 acre cut. I watched him for about 40 mins. Never saw him again.
2. Main frame 12 in Northern Cottle Co near the Peace River. I shot my buck 1 buck the day before. There was snow on the ground it was mid December in the early 2000's. Another hunter on the place took him less than a week later. He was 167".
3. Late 2000's in October bow hunting again in Comanche Co. I have an hr of video of this buck. He was a mid 60's main frame 10 with 2 kickers. On one on our place or the neighbors place ever killed or saw him again. Always wonder if he was poached. I hunted so hard for that buck that year.
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Old 11-08-2015, 07:26 PM   #31
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A few different ones over 200" when I guided on the King. All low fence. Some with kickers, some with lots of drops, some with both.
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Old 11-08-2015, 07:31 PM   #32
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Low fence ... 180-190 class. Had him at 15 yds but the ex inlaws said I couldn't shoot him. High fence the one in my profile pic. He should score 230-240 .
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Old 11-08-2015, 07:52 PM   #33
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Side of the road ditch between Sonora & Eldorado, giant non typical. Early 90's.
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Old 11-08-2015, 09:19 PM   #34
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3 bucks standing in a ditch outside of pebble creek in college station. All 3 deer had to be atleast 160+ and one couldn't have been more than 13" wide! Z7_matt and his wife were with me to verify the size of those deer
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Old 11-08-2015, 09:46 PM   #35
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Southern Illinois - public land. Only saw him once but he looked like he had a chair on his head. It was hard to believe how big he was, and I got a good long look at less than 80 yards.
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Old 11-08-2015, 11:07 PM   #36
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Hunting on the La Union ranch in deep south Texas when the American sportsman Club had it. I almost didn't go as no B&C deer had ever been killed in the county. It was a ten that scored 178 5/8. I watched him at 80 yards for an hour but was bow hunting. A lady killed him the next week end and it was her first deer.

The biggest mulie was in Tin Cup pass out side of Salida Co. I met 2 guys from Salida that were glassing for goats and we all started glassing the high meadows together. A friend that was hunting through the meadows across the drainage jumped a buck and we were all watching as it trotted off aways and turned to look back. It was the biggest they or I had ever seen. They were guessing 36" spread and a clean 5x5.

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Old 11-08-2015, 11:35 PM   #37
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Old 11-08-2015, 11:47 PM   #38
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went down as a guest of a friend that hunts the Briscoe Tordillo outside Laredo in Webb County. That ranch is a 30,000+ acre jewel!

Saw a clean, typical 12 that the whole lease had been hunting. He was dogging a doe across a sendero thru some of the thickest stuff on the ranch. He was easily upper 180's based on the camera pictures the lease members had and what I saw with my own eyes. As we slipped up with the top drive, I saw him standing next to the doe in the brush for about 10 seconds. Before my buddy could get on him for a shot, the buck slipped into the brush like a ghost. That buck standing in the brush with that doe will be a painted picture in my mind until I die!
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Old 11-08-2015, 11:55 PM   #39
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16 point in Houston county back in 1973. I'm thinking he went about 175 to 180 inch. I still see that old buck in my dreams. A true east tx giant.
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Old 11-09-2015, 12:08 AM   #40
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Oh lawrd. Musta been 2 fity at least!!!
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Old 11-09-2015, 12:22 AM   #41
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I saw a couple together in North Dakota in a canola field that were mind blowing. One was a typical 12, the other was a huge 10 with matching split 2's. Both deer had to be in the 190's.

Biggest confirmed was in Tom Green Co near Water Valley. I was hunting my brother's lease and had their No. 1 hit lister come in. They figured him to be in the mid to high 180's. I watched him at 30 yards for 20min. I told the guy that picked me up the deer was gonna be around 195 because he had 2 tines @ 10" that grew inside his beam they hadn't seen. He ended up killing him 2 days later. We scored him at 198 and the ranch. He officially grossed 202 6/8". I don't remember what his net was, but he was Boone & Crockett.
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Old 11-09-2015, 12:49 AM   #42
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Low fence would be a big 10 that was 160ish

High fence is some 300+ deer I have seen alive and have quartered
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