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Old 11-13-2018, 12:39 PM   #1
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The last time I have shot a "trophy" buck was 1998. In these last 20 years, I have only shot three bucks. Some of that is due to my son getting of age and hunting off my tag, but a lot of it is because I am just too darn picky. Plus, it has never been about the kill, but more about just being out there.

This past weekend was our first time this year to the lease to hunt. I didn't do any hunting with my bow, and I skipped opening weekend just because I had so much to do around the house. Anyway, enough was enough, it was a must I get to the stand or I was going to explode.

Long story short, the last thing I ever expected was to pull the trigger on my first hunt of the year. I have never, in my life, shot on the first weekend. In a perfect world, I don't want to shoot until the final weekend of the season. This in itself has cost me to "eat my tag" more than a few times.

Well, when this one walked out, a decision needed to be made. I watched him for 15 minutes contemplating whether to pick up my gun or not. The issue was not the buck itself, but just the timing. "Am I really going to shoot, not only this early in the season, but on my very first hunt?"

The answer ended up being, "YES".

Of course, the first question I am getting when I show the picture is, "How wide is he?"

So let's see what the green screen says on the spread and the score.
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Old 11-13-2018, 12:40 PM   #2
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Nice!

23.5" and 140ish?

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Old 11-13-2018, 12:53 PM   #3
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Nice buck congrats! I would have done the same as you on that guy.
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Old 11-13-2018, 01:00 PM   #4
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Congrats! Id go 24.
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Old 11-13-2018, 01:20 PM   #5
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Heck of a slump buster right there....congrats on a hoss !!!!
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Old 11-13-2018, 01:26 PM   #6
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Old 11-13-2018, 01:27 PM   #7
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22.. heck of a beautiful buck!
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Old 11-13-2018, 01:28 PM   #8
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22 inside 145
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Old 11-13-2018, 01:30 PM   #9
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Congrats
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Old 11-13-2018, 01:34 PM   #10
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22 149
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Old 11-13-2018, 01:51 PM   #11
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22 wide who cares about the score heck of a wide buck!!! Congrats
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Old 11-13-2018, 02:03 PM   #12
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Wow that’s a nice buck, congrats
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Old 11-13-2018, 02:52 PM   #13
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22” and 147, congrats on a nice buck!
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Old 11-13-2018, 02:55 PM   #14
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Bullwinkle!
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Old 11-13-2018, 03:16 PM   #15
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Yeah that would have been a no brainer! Love that look. Nice brows and tine length!

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Old 11-13-2018, 03:17 PM   #16
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Old 11-13-2018, 03:18 PM   #17
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Wow! What a great deer. Congrats
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Old 11-13-2018, 03:29 PM   #18
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I would have done the same thing. Congrats on a great looking buck.
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Old 11-13-2018, 03:38 PM   #19
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Old 11-13-2018, 04:31 PM   #20
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:07 PM   #21
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Love that buck!! Congrats


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Old 11-13-2018, 06:31 PM   #22
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:32 PM   #23
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Great buck and congratulations! I'm going to go big with 25 1/2". Let us know.
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Old 11-13-2018, 07:40 PM   #24
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21 6/8”
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:32 PM   #25
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Worth the wait
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Old 11-13-2018, 09:11 PM   #26
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Great buck, congrats!
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Old 11-13-2018, 09:17 PM   #27
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Awesome buck. Congrats
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Old 11-13-2018, 10:46 PM   #28
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Awesome wide buck man. Congrats!


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Old 11-13-2018, 10:50 PM   #29
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He was...
21.5” inside
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Old 11-13-2018, 10:59 PM   #30
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Great buck!
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Old 11-13-2018, 11:53 PM   #31
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21.5 and 150. Amazing buck!


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Old 11-14-2018, 12:44 AM   #32
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That is a nice buck, Congratulations!!

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Old 11-14-2018, 01:07 AM   #33
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Congrats, tell BB and clan the hello from the guy who used to have turkey rights on that place. Awesome little lease you have!!
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Old 11-14-2018, 03:09 AM   #34
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You watched him for 15 minutes?

Aw hail no!

30 seconds max for me. See deer, lift gun, BAM, do happy dance!!!

Congrats on a good deer!!
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Old 11-14-2018, 03:47 AM   #35
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Heck of a buck! Congrats!
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Old 11-14-2018, 04:03 AM   #36
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Sweet buck. Congratulations!
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Old 11-14-2018, 06:53 AM   #37
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Very nice buck. Congrats!
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:03 AM   #38
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Dang! That sucker is WIDE. Congrats!
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:06 AM   #39
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Yeah that would have been a no brainer! Love that look. Nice brows and tine length!

Congrats!
X2

Man, thats a cool buck. I like him. Big congrats...Hes a good one.
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:20 AM   #40
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:50 AM   #41
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21-151 Congratulations!!
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:58 AM   #42
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Hell of a deer Shane and congrats! Is that 141 net? If so, would like to know the gross score.

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Old 11-14-2018, 08:16 AM   #43
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Thats a gnarly buck. Good job!


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Old 11-14-2018, 08:31 AM   #44
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Old 11-14-2018, 08:52 AM   #45
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Hell of a deer Shane and congrats! Is that 141 net? If so, would like to know the gross score.

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That was gross. This score came from a local contest measurer. He was in a hurry so it may be a little off. I know my score and his score were off 2 with the circumference. I will probably have my cuz score it again when he capes it for me.
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:00 AM   #46
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22" 145
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:03 AM   #47
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Very nice Buck....Congrats!!
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:04 AM   #48
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That was gross. This score came from a local contest measurer. He was in a hurry so it may be a little off. I know my score and his score were off 2 with the circumference. I will probably have my cuz score it again when he capes it for me.
Got ya. I ask because JP said it was net. I'm like the hell with net, what's the gross! lol Makes more sense now.

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Old 11-14-2018, 09:08 AM   #49
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Got ya. I ask because JP said it was net. I'm like the hell with net, what's the gross! lol Makes more sense now.

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Im like you...could care less about net. Honestly, I could care less about score. Its just fun to know.
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