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Old 10-15-2018, 12:20 PM   #1
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I don't know why but the measurement of 160" has always been my ultimate goal. Something I thought would never take place...…..until Sunday morning at about 7:18. I had been watching this buck we call Splitter (because of his big split G2's) for the last 3 years. He actually was going to be a shooter last season but he went down from the year before so we decided to let him walk and see if he would come back to being close to the year before. It paid off and BIG time. He put on about 30" from 2017 and about 15" from 2016.

Going into the season I was keeping close tabs on him. During the late summer months it looked like he was going to surpass anything he had been so far. Once season came around I knew this was the deer I wanted to chase. As season started it was incredibly hot down in South Texas so I decided to give it a couple of weeks to hopefully cool down. Which it didn't until today which is a day late and a dollar short. I actually made a scoring post in the game management category.
https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=706109

Sunday morning seemed like it was going to be another slow sit until about 7:15. it was like someone turned on a light switch and deer were everywhere. I was watching a couple of bucks at the feeder when I caught motion out of my right window. I look over and there is Splitter at 15 yards on my hand corn. The feeder goes off at 7:20 and with all of the game camera pics I had of Splitter he was never there in the mornings after the feeder went off. So I was worried if the feeder went off and scared him he would be gone for the morning hunt. So I hurried to get everything ready and at 18 yards I squeezed of my shot. I watched the lighted nock disappear into his body but the shot was so close and so fast I wasn't sure where exactly the shot placement was.

After giving him an hour and with the help of my dad and co-workers we found him 50 yards in the brush. The shot was perfect. With how quickly everything took place I never really looked at his horns while he was standing in front of me. This was also the first time I had ever seen him on the hoof. To say he was bigger than I expected was an understatement. He was incredible and HUGE. After we got him back to camp and put a tape to him he measured out at 178 3/8". I don't know if I will ever top this deer but if not that's fine with me. I got to experience this with close friends and more importantly my BEST friend and long time hunting partner.....my dad.
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:25 PM   #2
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:25 PM   #3
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:26 PM   #4
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:26 PM   #5
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:28 PM   #6
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:28 PM   #7
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Congrats, Awesome buck!
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:30 PM   #8
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STUD, That on your lease place or a HF place you sell hunts?
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:32 PM   #9
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Awesome deer I enjoy being a part son thank you
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:33 PM   #10
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Great buck love the chocolate
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:35 PM   #11
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Great buck man. Congrats!
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:36 PM   #12
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Atta Boy. Congrats. You need someone smaller to take pics with your trophies! Heck of a deer.
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:40 PM   #13
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:41 PM   #14
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:46 PM   #15
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:53 PM   #16
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Heck of a deer! Congratulations!
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:57 PM   #17
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Congrats, look like I shorted him in your score thread, I had him at 170
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:01 PM   #18
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:06 PM   #19
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Awesome buck! Congrats!
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:10 PM   #20
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:19 PM   #21
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Nicely done!
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:22 PM   #22
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Congrats! It is awesome that you have history with this buck and finally got to harvest him.
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:31 PM   #23
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Congrats! Really nice buck!
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:55 PM   #24
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STUD, That on your lease place or a HF place you sell hunts?
Just a hunting lease.
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:12 PM   #25
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Beautiful buck.
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:27 PM   #26
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Nice buck Zach!! Cool story too!
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:29 PM   #27
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Cool buck
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:31 PM   #28
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Heck of a deer!!!

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Old 10-15-2018, 02:33 PM   #29
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:20 PM   #30
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:22 PM   #31
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Scoring those forks will be the key, but who said 176 on the score the deer thread ?? LOL

160 is magical because Sherrif Avant said so in the 80s when winning a Los Cazadores jacket for a 160 was a big deal. I luckily got one in 1997 before the deer breeding game blew the magical 160 out the door.
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:22 PM   #32
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Good looking buck. Congrats.
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:27 PM   #33
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:32 PM   #34
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Scoring those forks will be the key, but who said 176 on the score the deer thread ?? LOL

160 is magical because Sherrif Avant said so in the 80s when winning a Los Cazadores jacket for a 160 was a big deal. I luckily got one in 1997 before the deer breeding game blew the magical 160 out the door.
You were all over it. The forks totaled 21 3/8" of extra.
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:34 PM   #35
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great buck, congrats!
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:48 PM   #36
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Great buck! Congrats!
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:20 PM   #37
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Awesome deer
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:00 PM   #38
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Way to go dude. Your dad looks more excited than you. You'll understand some day.
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:41 PM   #39
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Congrats on a brute!
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:47 PM   #40
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Fantastic! Congrats.
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:08 PM   #41
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Boom goes the dynamite
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:08 PM   #42
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Nice buck! Congrats
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:11 PM   #43
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:14 PM   #44
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:51 PM   #45
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Cangrats
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:06 PM   #46
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Great buck - Congrats!
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:07 PM   #47
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Awesome buck. Congrats. Hes a stud.
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:10 PM   #48
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Great deer! Congratulations
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:22 PM   #49
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Great buck! Congrats!

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Old 10-15-2018, 09:42 PM   #50
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