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Old 03-27-2008, 09:52 PM   #1
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Default Decisions. Decisions. Watch list for next year.

Got several deer to watch this summer.

This is not my normal idea of "my kind of deer", but dang he's massive. Good up. Great brows. He'll be 6 1/2 next year. Protein head. He goes where it's available. Probably stay in the low 50's. He'll be passed by the partners. I know where he lives and he'd be pretty easy to kill, I believe.

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Old 03-27-2008, 09:53 PM   #2
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Wow nice, cant wait to see ya take him down
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:53 PM   #3
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Love that rack, great mass!
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:55 PM   #4
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That should be one of the easiest decisions of your life.
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:56 PM   #5
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Good Deer, Doc.

Thanks for sharing
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:56 PM   #6
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That's what protein will do for your deer herd! Nice buck, easy decision on taking that big boy.
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:57 PM   #7
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Wow look at the mass, great deer.
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:58 PM   #8
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Love the bladed or palmated beam! Sure would look good hangin on the wall.
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:59 PM   #9
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This is another deer that I normally wouldn't hunt. I started to kill him two years ago, but his short beams and the fact that I thought he was 4 1/2 made me pass. His body is HUGE. To see him in person is something else. He was a "near 11" two years ago and fell back to a 9 this past year. My brother saw him this year and was highly impressed. I just don't know. I named him the Potbellied Pig two years ago. It stuck. He'll be 6 1/2 this year.

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Old 03-27-2008, 10:00 PM   #10
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Man, you got some nice deer!
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:02 PM   #11
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The second deer looks like a cow with horns! Gotta love that!
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:02 PM   #12
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great looking deer looks like a petting zoo at your place
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:03 PM   #13
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Man, you do have some nice ones. Love the dark horns on that one, I still like the first one better.
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:06 PM   #14
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You need to get back to basics. A good cat squirrel hunt right out of Honey Island will settle ya down
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:06 PM   #15
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Now, I love this deer. Have watched him for 3 years also. He's named the elk. I don't have a deer that has a high beam rack. He probably won't score much over 140, but I like the wall appeal. Short brows, but have grown a little each year. His mass isn't much, but there's hope as he uses about 5 pens. Last pic of him showed him more run-down than I'd like. He's another deer that I think I could ambush pretty easily. He's on top of my list, but we'll see. He's "my kind of deer". He'll be 6 1/2 next year.

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Old 03-27-2008, 10:08 PM   #16
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GR5, that would be back to my roots. haven't done it decades. Grew up killing lots of squirrels in the timber land from Votaw, to Leggett, to Segno and all points in between. Love those squirrel and gravey with biscuits dinners.
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:13 PM   #17
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Wow, you need to cull some.. I'm available any time after Sept.31st...

Personally I like the "elk" deer But I would take any of them , great looking deer!
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:17 PM   #18
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This deer really tempts me. He'll be a low 150 10 if he stays the same. He's mature. Was 6 1/2 this year. He's a phantom, a ghost, a wisp of wind that tempts you on the cameras but never shows. I don't believe in nocturnal deer. I just need to figure where he spends his daylight hours. He doesn't come to roads. Not a corn head, but loves protein. My little brother hunted this pen area for about 2 weeks and never saw this deer. Saw every other deer that we have on cam, but not this one.

I'm tempted to make him my year's goal. I'd have to spend most of my time here, and that would cut my time on our lease SW of Dallas to minimal, and I have a couple bucks there that I'd like to kill. One thing about him. If I don't hunt him, odds are good he'll be around for another year. It's going to take some thinking outside the box to kill this one. However, I think I have him on another remote cam. My ace in the hole.

He's a protein head and spends most nights in this pen. Bower found his left shed outside the pen. Would score 153 without broken tine.

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Old 03-27-2008, 10:20 PM   #19
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Okay he is my favorite now, but you have to stop, season is way to far down the road.
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:20 PM   #20
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decision, decisions.....

At least you have options! Im not sure there is a wrong answer.
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:21 PM   #21
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Ole Elk looks rutted down in that last pic Doc. Better kill him while you can!
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:24 PM   #22
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Is this what you get when you pull teeth for a living? Maybe I need to dust off my vise grips.

Very nice TD. Keep em coming.
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:29 PM   #23
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All are good looking bucks , Good luck on getting the one you decide on
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:34 PM   #24
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This deer had split brows and was a typical 11 two years ago. Was wider and had better tines. I think he was a horn dog that year and went down this past season. He was 5 1/2 this last year. Bower had him approved to kill if he was old enough. He decided he wasn't, and the broken G4 on the right beam at the time allowed him another year. He's a fighter. Hopefully he'll settle down this next year and get back to what he was as a 4 1/2. He's a protein hound and hangs with the buck in the previous post. He DOES show up in daylight and is killable.

Bower will get first crack at him and will kill him if he stays the same or grows some this next season. If he gets too big, he'll pass him and I'll look at him. I LOVE typical 12's, especially if he gets back the dual split brows.

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Old 03-27-2008, 10:46 PM   #25
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I imagine my middle brother will be on this deer like stink on a skunk next year. We lobbied to keep this buck from being called a management buck. Several wanted to kill him, but we were successful. He's called Tire Track because he looks so wide when he walks down the road. We really thought he was going to be a 150 class buck last year, but he just stopped growing toward the end of the velvet season. He's a protein head and all three of us love him. My brothers kind of gave Bo Point to me last year, so I'll give them first choice on their deer this year. I think my middle brother will choose this deer. If not.....well, I might have to look for him. Drops and trash potential. Split brows. Wide. Nasty looking.

I didn't hunt his home this year, so only pics are TC's. I won't get my hopes up on this deer. Catclaw will take him.

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Old 03-27-2008, 10:50 PM   #26
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Nice deer right there, your brother has good taste. Man you guys have put in alot of time,energy,money and hard work that is evident. Good luck next season. Looking forward to the LDP's
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:51 PM   #27
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wow they keep getting better!
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:54 PM   #28
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Nice options!
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Old 03-27-2008, 11:01 PM   #29
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If I were rich, I could show you some MAJOR decisions to ponder. Trying to keep them low 50's or less.

When we put the cameras back out there will be others that spring from no where. I know there's a buck I call Trashy 9 that did just that. I don't know of any pics of him or anyone talking about him, but he's all over my trail camera for the last month. I also have pics of a wide 10 that's in an out of the way spot that may get my attention. I need to find my pics of him. The search goes on.
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Old 03-27-2008, 11:08 PM   #30
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Good show Doc.....makes me wish I were in the brush.
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:02 PM   #31
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Here's another buck that is a legend. My middle brother tried to put rifle hunters on this deer for 3 years. Always too far or wouldn't stay put long enough for a sneak. Another thing about him is that he manages to break something early every year. He has to be 9 1/2 in these pics. He was a typical 12 when I named him Chocolate 12 our second year on the ranch. He's been a 10 last 3 years. He is a TOAD for body size. Look at that paunch. He's another deer that under the right circumstances, I might hunt for him. I'll have to see how he does as a 10 1/2 yo. Not a protein hog, but does visit the pens.


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Old 03-28-2008, 02:19 PM   #32
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If I were rich, I could show you some MAJOR decisions to ponder. Trying to keep them low 50's or less.
Come on with it then. I was wondering if all you got was low 50's.

edit: I like the "phantom, a ghost, a wisp of wind that tempts you on the cameras but never shows" the best..

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Old 03-28-2008, 02:23 PM   #33
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I'll trade you two grandsons for AJ...

(J/K) Keep those pics coming, it is making my day at work go faster!!! What are you buying for dinner tonight?
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:27 PM   #34
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Great pics TD...I killed a deer very similar to the massive deer in the first few pics. He looks great on the wall and his mass makes all the other deer look small.
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:30 PM   #35
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Nice bucks, thanks for posting the pictures. Why do you want to keep it in the 50's or less? Will it cost you more money for going over that?

I better get back to work, try to earn some more money.....maybe one day I will be able to get on a deal like this.

Good luck!
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:34 PM   #36
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Dude, you're gettin' me pumped already. Sweet shots, go get 'em!
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:39 PM   #37
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Awesome bucks as usual!
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:42 PM   #38
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very, very nice. Man I got about 8 cameras and none of them are set up.....got to get em rolling soon. Thanks for sharing Tuthdoc.
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:02 PM   #39
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Yall are some nice deer. Dosent look like a hard decision.
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:44 PM   #40
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Easy decision for me. That heavy toad in the 1st set of photos would take a serious dirt nap.

I'm a mass junkie!

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:58 PM   #41
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...if only I could have those tough decision. Quality animals Doc. Keep us drooling until the season starts.
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Old 03-28-2008, 04:00 PM   #42
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We can kill as big a deer as we can find and get past the main partners, but it cost money after 150. I don't mind paying some kill fees, but I'm satisfied videoing the high dollar deer and killing the ones that cost me little to nothing, other than my sweat and gas to run the feeder program.
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Old 03-28-2008, 04:01 PM   #43
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Nice coon crop I wonder how many will make P&Y? lol.
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Old 03-28-2008, 04:07 PM   #44
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Coons? Oh, we have coons. Not PY coons. We're talking BC coons. Coons that are so big that they are hard to shake out of the live trap after you've introduced a .17 to their brain. They are some protein eating sons o' guns.
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Old 03-28-2008, 04:10 PM   #45
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I'll trade you two grandsons for AJ...

(J/K) Keep those pics coming, it is making my day at work go faster!!! What are you buying for dinner tonight?
Now why would he do that Mailman? He already gets to see them whenever he wants, and can give them back when they have a dirty diaper!

Nice bucks Tuthdoc. Good luck in making your decision.
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Old 03-28-2008, 04:34 PM   #46
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Amen. I can spoil them and let the kids straighten them out.

The way Logan hunts for Easter eggs, I may have my work cut out for me teaching him to hunt. Maybe I should teach him to bass fish instead. LOL

I guess that means you and Jen are comming over tonight. What we eat depends on whether it's just you and me or all 4. Maybe some of Landrovers wings.

If AJ gets any bigger, he'll size himself right out of my equation. I get him about 56 to 58 up and mid 90's down, with about 38 inches of mass. Hopefully he stays where he is, flies under the radar, and gives me a chance. I'll have several months of pics to see him and the others.
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Old 03-28-2008, 05:41 PM   #47
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Nice little herd there Doc.
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Old 03-28-2008, 06:00 PM   #48
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These are the "middle class" population. You ought to see the bucks that read TTH. LOL
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Old 03-28-2008, 06:09 PM   #49
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Very nice Doc, love to see the pictures, thanks for sharing!!!!
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:25 PM   #50
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those are some great deer you have there
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