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Old 01-05-2016, 09:29 PM   #1
hammer63
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Default 2015 is in the books

Well, we didn't really get to hunt until the third weekend of archery but we didn't miss a weekend after that for the rest of season. Trish (wife ) (PA2TX) and I spent many quality hours and hunts in the blind. As usual, we stuck with stick and string throughout.

I decided to get the ball rolling early with some doe control. I pulled a double, about ten minutes apart and watched both of them pile up.

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Not to be outdone, the following weekend Trish does the same - but this time, one cull buck and one doe.

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Not seeing a trophy that I wanted, I decided to get another cull off the feed bill.

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Thanksgiving day presented me with an opportunity to take a real trophy. I had watched this deer since 2011 and saw him in his glory days at 6 1/2 years old. At the time of his demise, he was 7 1/2 years old and taped out at 137 2/8. I passed a 151 incher, so obviously, the trophy is not measured in inches with this one. He was an old warrior!

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My wife had received approval to take a very unique 10 point as a management deer, which I would have gladly taken as a trophy, but he outsmarted us all season. So, as a trouper, she took a 5 year old cull on the last weekend of general season.

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Other than the relentless rain and mud, this was an epic season for us. We spent some quality time together and with some good people on the lease. We are very much looking forward to 2016 season!
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Old 01-05-2016, 09:47 PM   #2
Adam G.
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Congrats on a great season!
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Old 01-05-2016, 10:04 PM   #3
careybirdwell
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Sounds like a great season!!!
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Old 01-06-2016, 06:37 AM   #4
Ellen
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Congratulations to both of you on a successful year.
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:39 AM   #5
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Congrats! I think I've asked you before but is this the old Coates Ranch?
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:15 AM   #6
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WOW, I would say you two had a great one, congrats!!!
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:20 AM   #7
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Nice!! Congrats
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Old 01-06-2016, 11:21 AM   #8
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Congrats! I think I've asked you before but is this the old Coates Ranch?
I don't think so, but it is right next door to it.
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Old 01-06-2016, 11:46 AM   #9
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Nicely done!
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Old 01-06-2016, 04:16 PM   #10
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looks like a decent year over that way! Hope my season here is half as good!
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Old 01-06-2016, 04:32 PM   #11
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congratulations on a great year
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:41 PM   #12
Brett C
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Awesome season
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:49 PM   #13
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Very nice. Congrats to you both.
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:21 PM   #14
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Congrats to you both on a great season. Hopefully next year will be just as wet.
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Old 01-07-2016, 12:20 PM   #15
goldtip5575
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Great wrap up on yall's season Mike and Trish. Great year despite the rain. Have a safe 2016
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Old 01-07-2016, 03:25 PM   #16
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Nice recap! Congrats!
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Old 01-07-2016, 03:30 PM   #17
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Congrats to you both on a great season
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Old 01-10-2016, 07:25 PM   #18
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Sweet season Mike. It was nice meeting you and your wife out there. Take care bud.

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