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Old 10-29-2008, 08:05 PM   #1
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As some of you know from the "you be the guide" thread, I was chasing a pretty nice 10. He had double split brows and would go near 160. Well, he broke the left fork early, but the right fork was intact as of 10/15.

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I knew he was kind of weak in mass and would break up when the fighting started, but crud, couldn't he have waited awhile. He was starting to show closer to daylight and it was just a matter of time. On about the 23rd, he showed up missing his right brow and left split.

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We've already witnessed some fights that belong closer to the rut in their viciousness. There's going to be a lot of breakage this year, I fear.

Talking to Keith, he agreed that since he broke so badly and the fact that he's a protein hound lately, though this is the first year we've seen him using it, that he'll get another year and see what he does. He'll be too big for me, but whould go ahead and break that 60 mark.
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:07 PM   #2
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Noce deer. But WOW boy, do you ever have a healthy herd of coons!
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:09 PM   #3
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Actually, there's 11 fewer coons now. My brother and I .17'd them pretty hard. Next time down, we'll use saturation trapping to reduce them more, and then some more .17ing.
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:09 PM   #4
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Sorry Doc. maybe another will show.

at least you have LOTS of coons to vent on.
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:09 PM   #5
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those darn corn bandits look healthier than the deer
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:10 PM   #6
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You need to thin those coons out.
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:10 PM   #7
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man that sucks doc Good luck
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:10 PM   #8
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I've got a couple more candidates already. I'll post the pics when I capture stills off my video. One is WIDE with short points. The other is a pretty, typical 12 that is similar to the one in my avatar.
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:17 PM   #9
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i think smarts knows how to deal with them coons, but what a great buck.
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:24 PM   #10
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Sorry to hear it John.

The non-typical I was after this year was already broken up two weeks ago.
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:24 PM   #11
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He'll be too big for me,

Not that it is any of my business, but what do you mean by this statement?
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:24 PM   #12
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Hate to hear that Doc
I deer I'm chasing on our lease showed up on camera and broke his G4 since last week
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:29 PM   #13
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now thats a coon party!
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:42 PM   #14
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Actually, there's 11 fewer coons now. My brother and I .17'd them pretty hard. Next time down, we'll use saturation trapping to reduce them more, and then some more .17ing.

Ver-a nice.....death to those thieving bandits...
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:53 PM   #15
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"too big for me" means that he'll bd more than I want to spend. There's a "per inch" fee over a certain size. This deer could advance into the big dollar per inch fees next year. I'm trying to stay under 160. My brother killed a 10 yesterday evening that scored 159 5/8. That's what I want to do. LOL For you Rage fans, he killed it with a 3 blade Rage. Hard quarter and the arrow went from behind the ribs, through the chest and lodged on the opposite side heavy neck with just the tip sticking out. About 2 foot of penetration with a 60 lb bow.

Here's a candidate that had intrigued me from these pics. I like WIDE deer and this one appears to have long beams and wide spread. Not much on points, but I just HAD to find him. This pen had been shut down shortly after these pics and who knows where he'd be. The quest began in ernest Friday.

Here are his TC pics. Still in velvet.

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Old 10-29-2008, 09:07 PM   #16
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Shoot your "split" deer now he for sure won't make 160. Then get a Taxi to fix him!

I guess this means you found the 12???
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:10 PM   #17
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very nice doc

hey do you get tons of pics of grass moving in the wind throughout the day when you have your cam set in the grass?
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:16 PM   #18
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Only problem is that you pay for what they WERE and not what they ARE. He lost about 3600 dollars of brows. LOL
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:17 PM   #19
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FYI, I didn't set that camera. Dang rookies. LOL That cam took over 1500 pics. Had a lot of buck pics, but a TON of waving grass pics. That pasture is LUSH. Neck deep grass. I hate the idea of killing a deer in that kind of grass. They can fall and you can stomp right by them.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:18 PM   #20
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Man I like that wide deer too doc.......I ain't skeered of short tines on a deer that wide...
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:22 PM   #21
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Yeah, I like lots of air between the beams.

I went into the area and set up a blind. Camo'ed it with lots of grass as there was some available. LOL. I corned it for two days and put a TC over part of the corn. He didn't show on the cam, but there was a bunch of big poop in areas. I waited two days and then set in the blind. Mission accomplished. He showed up on my first sit. I had him at 10 yards, head down in the grass. I'll go capture pics of him.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:25 PM   #22
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Yeah, I like lots of air between the beams.

I went into the area and set up a blind. Camo'ed it with lots of grass as there was some available. LOL. I corned it for two days and put a TC over part of the corn. He didn't show on the cam, but there was a bunch of big poop in areas. I waited two days and then set in the blind. Mission accomplished. He showed up on my first sit. I had him at 10 yards, head down in the grass. I'll go capture pics of him.
Was this during season? I guess you were still chasing that split brow deer?
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:25 PM   #23
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You'll figure something out Should be other targets shwoing daily.
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Old 10-29-2008, 09:42 PM   #24
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Only problem is that you pay for what they WERE and not what they ARE. He lost about 3600 dollars of brows. LOL
Oops! They've got it figured out. That's alot of Pepsi!
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:28 PM   #25
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The TC's were from Sept. The split brow buck broke this last week, so I moved off him and started looking for another one. I remembered this wide 11from the TC's and set up on him this weekend. Found him pretty quickly. Here's some pics. He's about 12 yards in front of that green bush. Gave me lots of great shots. I videoed him and got him approved if I wanted him. I did what I set out to do: find him and get him close. I decided to pass him. It was hard because I LOVE wide deer, but he's probably under 150 and I want something a little bigger. My little brother is wanting to stay about or under 150 and he might take a look at him.

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When he's looking at you, his beams don't look very long, but from the side and when he dips his head, you can see how they go back then swing out and up. Good beams, good spread, less than average mass and short tines. I think he'll score upper 40's.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:42 PM   #26
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I'd a passed him, too, Doc. I'd try to pass him through the second and third ribs.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:01 PM   #27
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I'd a passed him, too, Doc. I'd try to pass him through the second and third ribs.

x2.....but I've never seen patience like this man during his axis hunts..
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Old 10-30-2008, 02:39 PM   #28
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Hate to hear about the split brow, but man, that 11 looks good!!
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Old 10-30-2008, 02:51 PM   #29
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I see why you passed him...

Beams that thin all the way out really bug me.
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:19 AM   #30
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Here's the deer I've settled on. The pics are off a video that I shot from 100 yards. I was long range scouting from a tripod. Not "bowhunter" video at ultra short range, but you can get an idea from the photos. '

He's a typical 12 with a short "bo point" between his right G2 and G3. He's got goot mass. Average beams. about 17 or so wide. decent tines. I'm thinking low to mid 50's. He's not a regular and should present a challenge. I've seen him twice. Hog scared him off this weekend or I'd have had him dead.

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Old 10-31-2008, 12:25 AM   #31
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looks like you have a good back up plan. LOL
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:25 AM   #32
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Sorry to hear your primary target got all busted up, best of luck with plan B! That 12 point is a dandy!
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:25 AM   #33
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He looks as big as a house!
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:32 AM   #34
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Man, that looks like a good one too, good luck
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:41 AM   #35
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I like that buck a lot more than the first one you were after. And I think a lot of guys were over-scoring the other buck as well. I like 6x6's...
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