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Old 11-12-2018, 10:13 AM   #1
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Default Llano cull buck on ice

I first started getting pictures of this deer in August. I could tell he was an older deer even though he had a puny rack. El Padrino went on the hit list.

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Come early November, with zero sightings of either one of my other target bucks, in person or on camera, I decided to go after Padrino who was becoming pretty regular at one particular spot.

He turned out to be quite a challenge to get with a bow. He was a very spooky deer that would snort and run at the slightest disturbance.
The first hunt, he showed up early and slipped off before day break. The second hunt, he circled downwind and busted me.
The third hunt, something spooked a doe that was at the feeder as I was about to draw my bow and she ran Padrino and everything else off with her.

I put some shoot-thru mesh on the shooting window, waited until the wind was perfect again, and slipped in on a weekday morning 30 minutes before first light. Right after the feeder went off a small buck, 2 does and Padrino showed up.
After a minute or two, Padrino became visibly unsettled. I guess he just had a feeling. He threw his head up, looked around nervously, and turned like he was going to leave but I was ready for him that morning. I quickly drew, placed my 30 yard pin on his heart as he was leaving and sent a Viper trick on its way. It hit him hard and he piled up about 80 yards away.

He weighed 157 lbs, which is a big deer for the area.

This is a special buck for me because it's the first deer we've killed on our new ranch. Hunting and harvesting a deer on your own land is one of the most rewarding things I've ever experienced.

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Old 11-12-2018, 10:15 AM   #2
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:18 AM   #3
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:20 AM   #4
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:20 AM   #5
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:25 AM   #6
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:25 AM   #7
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:30 AM   #8
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Nice work, congrats !!
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:31 AM   #9
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:32 AM   #10
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well done, nice deer!
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:35 AM   #11
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Congrats, I love killing deer that need killing and he's a winner.

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Old 11-12-2018, 10:37 AM   #12
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Good job!!! Congratulations!!
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:41 AM   #13
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He is an old brute for sure. Nice management "First Kill" on the new place. Great harvest. Some good sausage or jerky right there.
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:50 AM   #14
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Determination pays dividends. Congrats on taking him out.
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:53 AM   #15
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Congrats on killing the buck! Really cool to get to kill him on your property!!
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:54 AM   #16
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Great shooting! Didnít even have to call in a tracking dog
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:59 AM   #17
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:09 AM   #18
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:13 AM   #19
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:14 AM   #20
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Nice cull!
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:16 AM   #21
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:24 AM   #22
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:35 AM   #23
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:08 PM   #24
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Well done ��
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:20 PM   #25
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Good job and story, congrats. You are right that there is nothing better than hunting and harvesting a deer on your own place.
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:23 PM   #26
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Awesome shot... Congrats!
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:26 PM   #27
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El Padrino is down. Congrats.
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:27 PM   #28
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:30 PM   #29
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The chase is fun! Congrats on the kill!
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:32 PM   #30
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Toad, nice.
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:34 PM   #31
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Congrats on a nice buck!
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:37 PM   #32
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Congrats on the first of many!
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:38 PM   #33
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Congrats on the first deer on the new place, looks like you drilled him perfectly.
Glad you came out the winner on the chess match with El Padrino.
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:54 PM   #34
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Congrats Courtney!
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Old 11-12-2018, 05:09 PM   #35
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I feel bad for deer Courtney points an arrow at. They ain’t gonna make it.
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Old 11-12-2018, 05:10 PM   #36
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very nice work
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Old 11-12-2018, 05:12 PM   #37
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Congrats! Very true on the satisfaction of killing deer on your own place!
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Old 11-12-2018, 05:14 PM   #38
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Old 11-12-2018, 05:22 PM   #39
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I see you're still wearing that same denim camo pattern...

Congrats on breaking the ice at the new place, Courtney!
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Old 11-12-2018, 05:25 PM   #40
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Old 11-12-2018, 05:37 PM   #41
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Awesome! Congrats.
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Old 11-12-2018, 05:46 PM   #42
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Sweet congrats
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Old 11-12-2018, 05:47 PM   #43
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fishndude View Post
I feel bad for deer Courtney points an arrow at. They ainít gonna make it.
Gonna be fun watching yíall turn that place into something really special.
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Old 11-12-2018, 05:58 PM   #44
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How old was that deer. His rack says cull but his body size says trophy. I would not be surprised if he is an old bruiser on his way down. Congrats on the great buck either way.
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:19 PM   #45
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Great job, meat in the freezer.
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:25 PM   #46
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Dang! Did that fat old sucker have a walker with him?
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:40 PM   #47
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Nice!
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:42 PM   #48
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Bad genes off the ranch good job ...congrats
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:45 PM   #49
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:49 PM   #50
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