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Old 11-03-2015, 12:33 PM   #1
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I got on a new lease this year in Shackelford County. Honestly with family and work I have had very little time to spend out there. Luckily a good buddy scouted me a good location and set up a feeder for me in August. I got my Krivoman blind set up in September and a trail cam running.

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I hunted one evening on the way home from a work road trip in early October and saw a few does and young bucks. My trail camera showed the same. A few pigs, does and baby bucks.

Yesterday I had the same plan, stopping on the way home from working in Abilene. I walked in about 3:30 and bumped two does from my feeder. I pulled my camera card and got in the blind. Wind was perfect and I proceeded to go through 3500 trail cam pics. I had a lot of nothing pics, but also regular visits from pigs and does and little bucks.

As I was mindlessly thumbing through the pics killing time I was shocked to see this on 10/25.

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Some of my lease mates had a big 10 on camera I had heard, but hadn't seen pics yet. He showed up at my blind 3-4 times between 10/25 and yesterday but only in the dark.

I sat all evening and saw nothing. I was about at the end the hunt stage and I looked up to see him walking in. I was shocked! He got broadside and I ranged him at 23 yards. I drew back, settled the pin low and my wasp jakhammer smashed him. He ran off looking like he would crash and then regained his stride and ran out of sight. I heard him smack a tree and all was quiet.

I grabbed my video camera to replay the shot and was saddened to see I was so shook up by him I never turned it on.

I sat shaking and honestly freaking out for 30 minutes until I went to find my arrow.

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The arrow looked good so I walked to the place I thought he smashed a tree and found him like this in a small wet weather creek about 50 yards away.

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My biggest buck to date and one I had no idea was around until I looked at pics in the blind before he came in. To say I am blessed is an understatement. Lawbu and I "rough" and I mean rough scored him at 150 1/8. He is a main frame 10 with only little 1.5 inch tine on his right side. I will let an official scorer tell me his real gross score. As Chance Love says, Nets are for fish. I am pumped beyond belief and can't believe how it came together.

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By the way Chance, I will be coming to see you soon.
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:35 PM   #2
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What a surprise. Congratulations.
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:37 PM   #3
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Love those brows! Congrats on the buck
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:40 PM   #4
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whata stud! congrats
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:41 PM   #5
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Nice, Congrats!
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:41 PM   #6
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Awesome buck!
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:42 PM   #7
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great buck.
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:42 PM   #8
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NICE. Congratulations.
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:42 PM   #9
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Sweet buck! congrats!
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:43 PM   #10
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beautiful buck! nice shot as well
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:44 PM   #11
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Very Nice
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:45 PM   #12
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Awesome buck!!!! This gives me hope for this weekend. So far we have had the same on camera, little bucks, does, and tons of pigs.
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:45 PM   #13
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Awesome! Nice shot!
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:45 PM   #14
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Awesome! Surprises are a good thing.
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:48 PM   #15
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That is a beast, Congrats
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:51 PM   #16
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Nice one!!
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:51 PM   #17
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Great buck!!!!
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:51 PM   #18
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Nice buck, congrats!
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:52 PM   #19
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Congrats
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:52 PM   #20
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Very nice buck! Congrats!

I am a little upset you're letting the secret of Shackelford county out though.
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:54 PM   #21
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Great buck - congrats
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:54 PM   #22
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CONGRATS Benjie! Super buck!!!
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:55 PM   #23
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Awesome buck! Congrats!
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:55 PM   #24
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"Congrats"

Ha. I was so shocked at the text chain. One minute a dark trail cam pic, the next an LDP. You sure shot well!

I vote pedestal mount.
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:56 PM   #25
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Very nice buck. Congrats
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:57 PM   #26
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This one sure looks bigger on the ground than he did in the pic. Sweet!
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Old 11-03-2015, 01:01 PM   #27
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Congrats
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Old 11-03-2015, 01:24 PM   #28
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awesome buck! love those brows!! Congrats on a nice Shackelford Cnty buck
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Old 11-03-2015, 01:25 PM   #29
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I love stories like this. Enjoyed the write up...That put a big smile on my face reading it.
That is a Special Buck...You did good, Buddy.

Big congrats to you!!!
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Old 11-03-2015, 01:26 PM   #30
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What the heck! You are only allowed to kill 2 or 3 does per year. You went and messed up the carma. Big congrats on a beast of a buck.
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Old 11-03-2015, 01:32 PM   #31
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awesome buck! love those brows!! Congrats on a nice Shackelford Cnty buck
Great! North Texas buck.Congrats!
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Old 11-03-2015, 01:57 PM   #32
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What the heck! You are only allowed to kill 2 or 3 does per year. You went and messed up the carma. Big congrats on a beast of a buck.
I seriously laughed out loud. Thanks for this. It is so true. Also I didn't video. What is my world coming too? Ha

Thanks for all the kind replies. I am on cloud 9.
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Old 11-03-2015, 01:58 PM   #33
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I seriously laughed out loud. Thanks for this. It is so true. Also I didn't video. What is my world coming too? Ha

Thanks for all the kind replies. I am on cloud 9.
When I saw who posted the thread, I thought "At least I get to see a video!"

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Old 11-03-2015, 02:19 PM   #34
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Congrats on a beautiful deer!
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Old 11-03-2015, 02:19 PM   #35
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When I saw who posted the thread, I thought "At least I get to see a video!"

Unless said hunter is so used to shooting does that bucks give him severe buck fever and he forgets things, like hitting record. Ha
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Old 11-03-2015, 02:19 PM   #36
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Helluva buck! Congrats.
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Old 11-03-2015, 02:22 PM   #37
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Great deer, congrats!!
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Old 11-03-2015, 02:24 PM   #38
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Congrats!
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Old 11-03-2015, 02:27 PM   #39
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great story
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Old 11-03-2015, 02:27 PM   #40
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Great Deer!
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Old 11-03-2015, 02:30 PM   #41
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That's a welcomed surprise! Congrats!
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Old 11-03-2015, 02:33 PM   #42
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great deer! well done!
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Old 11-03-2015, 03:00 PM   #43
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Great hunter. Great buck. Couldn't be more excited for the guy who has taught me more about bowhunting than anyone on the planet!

Can't wait to see what Chance does with him!
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Old 11-03-2015, 03:03 PM   #44
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That is a great buck. Congrats.
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Old 11-03-2015, 03:05 PM   #45
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Very nice! Congrats!
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Old 11-03-2015, 03:07 PM   #46
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That is an awesome buck, congratulations!!
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Old 11-03-2015, 03:11 PM   #47
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What a stud! Congrats!
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Old 11-03-2015, 03:17 PM   #48
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Very cool story, and congrats on a great buck!
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Old 11-03-2015, 03:34 PM   #49
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Congrats!
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Old 11-03-2015, 03:41 PM   #50
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AWESOME DEER!!! Congrats!!
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