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Old 11-09-2017, 10:07 PM   #1
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Got this guy yesterday afternoon

I cheated and shot him with the .243 but I still enjoy thumping a big buck with the smoke pole

Got held up @ work longer than expected so was late to begin with, pulled in the gate about 4:30. I knew better than to even attempt driving down into the bottom but as you can see I decided to try it anyway



I was ****** and had wasted even more daylight so I left the bow in the truck and grabbed my rifle. Got settled in and had doe cruising almost immediately. Few doe came to feeder and kept looking to my left, finally caught movement in that direction and noticed a doe walking through the mesquites right at the blind. Slowly put my facemask and gloves on and noticed a bigger body deer behind her, got the binos up and instantly realized it was my target buck. Grabbed my gun and got ready, the doe kept working my way to a mesquite about 30 yards from the blind. The buck was watching her every move, if she worked left he would too, he had the cutting horse effect going on. He finally crossed through an opening in the mesquites and I let the Howa .243 eat. I could tell he was hit hard, he ran to my left and stopped again quartering away @ 80 yards, he was starting to sway a little but he went to take another step so I hit him again.











I could tell on trail cam pics that he had something growing from his left base but was surprised when he had a turkey foot growing from above his eye socket haha coolest thing I’ve ever seen

He has 13 pts and is 17” inside

My old man killed a good one this morning too




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Old 11-09-2017, 10:09 PM   #2
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Nice! I got one yesterday just down in Gustine. They were on the move for sure.
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Old 11-09-2017, 10:14 PM   #3
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Admin can you please move to ATC sorry


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Old 11-09-2017, 10:17 PM   #4
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Man thats a cool lookin buck!!
Down that way myself and TSU alum so...
Hopeing to put one down this weekend
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Old 11-09-2017, 11:52 PM   #5
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What a cool deer. And holy cow his mass is crazy. Dad's deer is really nice to congrats to both of you.

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Old 11-09-2017, 11:56 PM   #6
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Man, that is one crazy cool buck!!!

Congrats to you and your dad on two real nice bucks.
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Old 11-10-2017, 05:41 AM   #7
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Wow, that thing is unique
Congrats on a couple great bucks
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Old 11-10-2017, 06:13 AM   #8
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Old 11-10-2017, 06:33 AM   #9
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Old 11-10-2017, 06:38 AM   #10
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Crazy looking buck there. Wonder how that extra antler affected him.
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Old 11-10-2017, 06:46 AM   #11
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Maaaasssss!!!!!
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:19 AM   #12
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Nice!!
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:24 AM   #13
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Big day in Erath Co.! Great bucks!
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:24 AM   #14
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They were sure moving good the last two days. Well done!
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:34 AM   #15
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Congrats to you both, great looking deer
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:44 AM   #16
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Nice! I got one yesterday just down in Gustine. They were on the move for sure.
I had there 15 years ago. Turned at the car wash and Texaco

Great looking deer! Your Dads deer has a pretty head.
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:48 AM   #17
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Awesome deer!! Congrats to both of y’all!


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Old 11-10-2017, 07:49 AM   #18
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Some very nice looking bucks, congrats
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:53 AM   #19
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Awesome buck! Congrats!
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:59 AM   #20
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Wow!!! Character, with a little character
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:00 AM   #21
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Great buck. Congrats
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:06 AM   #22
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Man Ya'll whacked and stacked em. Two nice bucks, Congrats
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:07 AM   #23
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Sweet. Congrats!
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:30 AM   #24
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Your dad use to be my plumber. I had a house in Stephenville for a long time and had him do all the work I needed plumbing wise. Always talked a lot of hunting stories...
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:36 AM   #25
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frickin sweet
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:16 AM   #26
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Nice work, 2 really good deer. Congrats to you and your dad. Yours is definitely unique.
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:20 AM   #27
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unique buck. odd bucks are the coolest
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:24 AM   #28
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Congrats to the both of you. Yours has some great mass and character.

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Old 11-10-2017, 09:35 AM   #29
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that would make a cool euro. congrats
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:44 AM   #30
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That's awesome, congrats! Bucks are running them in Erath.
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:52 AM   #31
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Congrats on a true trophy! Pops done good too!
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:53 AM   #32
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What an awesome buck!
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Old 11-10-2017, 11:00 AM   #33
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Congrats on a unique buck.
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Old 11-10-2017, 11:11 AM   #34
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Old 11-10-2017, 11:46 AM   #35
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Congrats.


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Old 11-10-2017, 12:11 PM   #36
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Is it growing from above his eye or stuck in there above his eye??? He looks blind on that one side. That's freakin weird!!!! Awesome bucks! Congrats to both of you!
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Old 11-10-2017, 12:16 PM   #37
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What an awesome buck.
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Old 11-10-2017, 12:25 PM   #38
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Old 11-10-2017, 12:52 PM   #39
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Looks like an old warrior
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Old 11-10-2017, 12:56 PM   #40
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Your dad use to be my plumber. I had a house in Stephenville for a long time and had him do all the work I needed plumbing wise. Always talked a lot of hunting stories...


Yessir that’s him, what’s your name?


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Old 11-10-2017, 12:58 PM   #41
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cool buck congrats
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Old 11-10-2017, 12:59 PM   #42
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Cool deer for both of you. Congrats
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Old 11-10-2017, 06:10 PM   #43
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Nice bucks and good job getting stuck. If you're going to do it do it right!
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Old 11-10-2017, 06:24 PM   #44
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Awesome deer
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:19 PM   #45
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Cheat?? NO, you harvested a great Buck, so enjoy the moment, cherish the time and keep it up!!

TBH may have originated as a "Bow Only Site," but too many forget the meaning of getting out and enjoying our sport....Bow OR Rifle! Never apologize...just enjoy!! The GS has changed, some good...some bad, but WAY too many judging....Good for YOU!!
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:21 PM   #46
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Cheat?? NO, you harvested a great Buck, so enjoy the moment, cherish the time and keep it up!!



TBH may have originated as a "Bow Only Site," but too many forget the meaning of getting out and enjoying our sport....Bow OR Rifle! Never apologize...just enjoy!! The GS has changed, some good...some bad, but WAY too many judging....Good for YOU!!


Thanks Kuma!

He will look good on the wall in the the house you sold me haha

Hope y’all are doing well, if y’all ever need anything let me know


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Old 11-10-2017, 09:25 PM   #47
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Is it growing from above his eye or stuck in there above his eye??? He looks blind on that one side. That's freakin weird!!!! Awesome bucks! Congrats to both of you!


It comes out about an inch above his eyelid, but the way it is angled in his skull had his eye compressed and non functioning from what I could tell, the eyeball is there but it was glazed over and abnormally small


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Old 11-10-2017, 10:17 PM   #48
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Great bucks...congrats.
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:20 PM   #49
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:25 PM   #50
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Would make a cool European mount
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