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Old 04-05-2012, 01:39 PM   #1
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Default Video of My 178 6/8 Robertson Co.Typical

I posted the pics and some parts of the story previously on another thread and promised some video. I pieced together some video clips from the 30 minutes of footage I got that morning before I shot him. He was very spooky and took him a while to come in. Luckily there was a doe he was interested in around, keeping him there. It was opening morning of gun season but I was bowhunting a 100 acre low fence place north of Bryan.

I had first seen what I believe to be this buck in November 2008 while on a ride with the landowner. I got permission to hunt that season but gave up quickly when all my stands were stolen almost immediately and I saw no animals in several sittings. I could only sit so long on a pillow in a fork of a tree and not see anything. I did not hunt the property in 2009, I was still ticked off from the previous experience. In 2010 I was back, this time with the first trail camera I had ever owned. In the summer I got some interesting pics of what seemed to be destined to be a huge rack. The season rolled around though and no sign of anything. I went the whole month of October without seeing a deer. However, I was starting to realize that I had a major poaching problem from trailcam pics, sign (prints, tire tracks, etc), and even getting a warning shot from someone real close. I suspected that had a lot to do with me not seeing anything. I did start getting pics of a huge buck on a daily basis for about a week but always at night, about that same time, my trail camera and feeder were then stolen too.

I invited a couple game wardens to the property, without going into details, they helped remove the poaching problem within a few weeks, but that season was shot, no luck.

The 2011 season rolled around and I was determined to get him. I had this place figured out by now and knew how to hunt it. Right off the bat I was seeing deer and getting pics of this buck starting in September. He would show up at night on camera about once a week/week and a half. I hunted every day I could during bow season, but he did not show until Nov 3. He walked under my tree to my right, I started to draw but decided to not force a shot attempt on him through limbs. I knew if I spooked him that was it. He walked off and came back at dark. I waited till 9:30 pm that night in the stand to make sure I didn't spook him. 2 days later on opening saturday of gun season he showed again, and I still had my bow in my hand and a camera strapped to the tree.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l73O...ature=youtu.be
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:22 PM   #2
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What a stud man. Congrats again
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:37 PM   #3
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Congratulations! It's awesome you've been after that deer for three years on a hundred acre parcel. Either you have a very low pressure area or that buck hung tight in that bottom. He sure wasn't willing to put himself out there for an open shot. I hope to find a deer like that one day.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:48 PM   #4
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Wow! What a hog! Congrats man!!!!
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:50 PM   #5
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Unbelievable man. That is truly an incredible deer. Huge congrats. I work in b/cs and have heard about you and this deer. Youre a celebrity in the area!
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:57 PM   #6
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Congratulations! Nice deer & video!
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:02 PM   #7
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Great Video. Congrats again on a true monster
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:03 PM   #8
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Thanks for sharing. Great buck. Congrats.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:05 PM   #9
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Did it net 170? Awesome buck. I spend some time in Roberson Cty but have never seen a buck approaching that. Congrats
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:40 PM   #10
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What town are you hunting in if you don't mind me asking? Awsome deer by the way!
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:59 PM   #11
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Am I reading this right. You killed that buck on a low fence 100ac lease with a poaching problem just outside of Bryan TX ??!! Well played sir you need to go buy a lottery ticket as well. He is a hogg!!
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:25 AM   #12
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Congratulations! It's awesome you've been after that deer for three years on a hundred acre parcel. Either you have a very low pressure area or that buck hung tight in that bottom. He sure wasn't willing to put himself out there for an open shot. I hope to find a deer like that one day.
I have neighbor's gun blinds on every side. 5 of them within 300 yds of my bow blind, but none can see into that bottom from their box. Neighbors kill pretty much whatever walks. They shot almost every legal young buck I let walk this year. He hung down in that bottom and moved 99.9% of the time at night.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:35 AM   #13
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Wow man. Were you downwind or did you use serious scent protection? Because in the video he is checking to wind hard core.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:38 AM   #14
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Heck of a buck man!! Congrats!!
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:54 AM   #15
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True Giant!!!! Congrats
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:26 PM   #16
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Do you realize what you've done?????????


Big congrats.
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:03 PM   #17
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I have neighbor's gun blinds on every side. 5 of them within 300 yds of my bow blind, but none can see into that bottom from their box. Neighbors kill pretty much whatever walks. They shot almost every legal young buck I let walk this year. He hung down in that bottom and moved 99.9% of the time at night.
Worked out perfect for you! He thought he was safe from the surrounding pressure. I like a deer with height, but I love a deer with giant main beams.
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:10 PM   #18
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Do you think the adjacent hunters were stealing your stuff because they didn't want you to shoot that particular deer? Maybe they had gamecam pictures of him too.
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:25 PM   #19
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Congratz!!The video was awesome!
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:22 AM   #20
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Do you realize what you've done?????????


Big congrats.
I'm not sure he does. Those type of genetics in that area alone make it a one in a billion chance..
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:39 AM   #21
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Did it net 170? Awesome buck. I spend some time in Roberson Cty but have never seen a buck approaching that. Congrats
No, he won't net 170. When I say 178 6/8 typical, actually only 175 and some change of that is typical inches. The deductions from the kicker on the brow kill it.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:19 PM   #22
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Truly a buck of a lifetime right there!

I hunted a couple hundred acre place north of bryan in my youth and can attest to remarkability of this kill. Poachers, theives coupled with "brown it's down" mentality and low deer population, makes for a very difficult hunt. That has got to be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Good job in sticking with it and being patient. You have most likely killed the largest buck to ever call those woods home. Those deer are spooky in that country and killing ANY deer with a bow is a feat in itself.

Congrats, oh and btw, you may wanna take up a new hobby, you have already topped out in the whitetail world, lol.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:23 PM   #23
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Also, did you weigh that buck? Body looks big just curious.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:29 PM   #24
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:41 PM   #25
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This really is one of my favorite looking bucks ever I just love that wide heavy lookin dude
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:43 PM   #26
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Is that just hand thrown corn,or buck candy? Great buck!
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:07 PM   #27
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That is a trophy of a lifetime in my book! Under those tough conditions and to kill him with a bow as well! Awesome deer my friend!
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:14 PM   #28
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Truly a buck of a lifetime right there!

I hunted a couple hundred acre place north of bryan in my youth and can attest to remarkability of this kill. Poachers, theives coupled with "brown it's down" mentality and low deer population, makes for a very difficult hunt. That has got to be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Good job in sticking with it and being patient. You have most likely killed the largest buck to ever call those woods home. Those deer are spooky in that country and killing ANY deer with a bow is a feat in itself.

Congrats, oh and btw, you may wanna take up a new hobby, you have already topped out in the whitetail world, lol.
Thanks for this plug, I have heard many times already about how this deer must have been a tame deer that got out of a fence somewhere. I had more obstacles that I didn't even mention. It kinda irks me to hear that when I know how hard I had to work for him and how patient I had to be. Oh and I didn't weigh him, never even had a place to hang up a deer because that's the first animal I ever even flung a shot at out there since 2008. He was smaller than the laredo deer I shoot, probably dressed about 140 at most.
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:34 PM   #29
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Congratulations!!! That's one heck of a deer, especialy from that area. Well done sir.
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:37 PM   #30
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That's great, gives the little man like me hope, that one day my ship might roll in, Thank you.
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:50 PM   #31
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Man, that was a really great video, shot, everything payed off congrats on an exceptional animal!
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:41 PM   #32
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what dreams are made of! Outstanding buck!
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:53 PM   #33
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Wow man. Were you downwind or did you use serious scent protection? Because in the video he is checking to wind hard core.
I use dead down wind.... but that's just how that buck was. I saw him twice and both times he habitually checked the wind every few seconds and would usually bolt a few yards regardless of if he was smelling anything or not. The wind was always right the two times I saw him but it did swirl once right before I shot him and I thought it was over.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:26 AM   #34
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I'm from Bryan and this gets me excited. I could feel your heart beating through the video. Great buck, congrats!
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:02 PM   #35
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That is one hell of a deer, congrats.

Sidenote: This is my Pope & Young making post!
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:38 PM   #36
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:09 AM   #37
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My hat is off to you sir! Great job!
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:07 PM   #38
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Do you think the adjacent hunters were stealing your stuff because they didn't want you to shoot that particular deer? Maybe they had gamecam pictures of him too.
Well some of the people they caught owned land not very far away.
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:33 AM   #39
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WOW!! That is a HUGE buck anywhere, especially so considering where and how you got him! Huge congrats for a truly special buck!

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Old 04-12-2012, 01:23 AM   #40
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Great Buck & Great Video
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:49 AM   #41
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Awesome deer congrats!!! Well deserved!!! By the way was that just hand corn on the ground???
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:26 AM   #42
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What a story and what a buck!!!!! You deserved that one sir, CONGRATS!!!!
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:46 AM   #43
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Awesome deer congrats!!! Well deserved!!! By the way was that just hand corn on the ground???
This buck would not come near a feeder, I could tell from trailcam pics he would avoid areas with feeders so I took them all down last year and started hand feeding only.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:06 AM   #44
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This buck would not come near a feeder, I could tell from trailcam pics he would avoid areas with feeders so I took them all down last year and started hand feeding only.
What a dandy! Been wondering about the feeder thing myself. Guess i'll have to try it.
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:59 AM   #45
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As someone who lives and hunts in Robertson county I am extremely jealous. That is an awesome deer for anywhere and an amazing deer for this area. Congrats again on a monster of a buck!!
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:41 PM   #46
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Great job and way to hang in there!
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:44 PM   #47
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The fact that you got the whole thing on video is awesome. Did you happen to have the camera when he walked right under you?
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:15 PM   #48
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The fact that you got the whole thing on video is awesome. Did you happen to have the camera when he walked right under you?
Yes I got that on film too somehow, just didnt include it on my clips I pieced together for fear of making it too long that people wouldn't watch. That day I and the buck are in the frame at the same time, I am pivoting slowly trying to get a shot.
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:54 PM   #49
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Great deer, great video. Congrats!!!
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:47 PM   #50
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Huge congrats. Freakin monster.
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