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Old 11-11-2019, 08:46 AM   #1
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Man what a weekend. Had a freaky buck turn up on camera 2 weeks ago here at my house. I had already killed my deer during bow season so I called my dad Friday to see if he wanted to hunt. My dad hasnít hunted in at least 10 years because of his bad eyesight associated with diabetes. He has had diabetes since he was 11 and heís 69 years old. After talking to him he said would think about it and let me know. Well it wasnít long and I got the call that he was game. Man was I excited to get to share this with my dad. This deer was showing up everyday during daylight but he would come in at just about anytime. We hunted Saturday morning and only seen a spike. Saturday evening we had 3 does and a longhorn spike came in feeding in front of us. They had been there 5 minutes when I looked up and here he came. He was walking to the other deer that were 50 yards in front of us. This was goin to be a slam dunk right?? Wrong!!! About that time the feeder goes off and all the deer haul butt except the shooter. He looks around for a second then just turns and walks off. No big deal itís early he will come back. Well I was wrong about that. Had another nice young 8 show up but that was the end of it. Sunday morning we saw 4 bucks but not the freak. We got in the stand Sunday evening at 3 because of the full moon thinking they might move early. We didnít see a deer and at 5:30 my dad says we have 5 minutes before I wonít be able to see. We were starting to load things up when I look up and here he comes. I tell my dad to get ready and I get the gun set up for him. The deer starts walking towards the feeder and stops. My dad put the scope on him and as soon as he was about to shoot he starts walking so I holler at him and he stops. At this point my dad is shaking life a leaf. I telling him to take a deep breath and squeeze the trigger. He let the 7 mag bark and I knew the deer was hit hard. My dad, who is a pretty quiet guy, holler ďI got him. I got him. ď lol too see the excitement on his face was what this was all about. I could still see the deer deer down on the field so we walk up and let the celebration begin. My dads biggest deer was a 12Ē 8pt he shot 30-40 years ago. His was definitely a hunt and a memory for both of us that will last a lifetime. It worked out just like I was hoping to. Glad I could give him something back for all of the things he has done for me. The deer has 16 or 17 scoreable points and quite a few more broken off. Canít get pics to upload so if someone could post them I would appreciate it. 832-492-5544
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:49 AM   #2
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:50 AM   #3
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In for the pics and congrats to the both of ya.
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:51 AM   #4
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Really enjoyed the story and so glad you and your Dad could get it done. Congratulations ! Will be waiting on pics later.
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:53 AM   #5
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:54 AM   #6
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:55 AM   #7
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Smile says it all!

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Old 11-11-2019, 08:56 AM   #8
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:56 AM   #9
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heck yeah! once again congrats
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:56 AM   #10
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That's awesome .....Congrats to you and your dad.
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:56 AM   #11
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Thatís cool deer & an awesome memory!!!


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Old 11-11-2019, 08:57 AM   #12
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Great story!! Congratulations!!
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:58 AM   #13
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Fantastic memories and awesome buck! Congrats to the both of you.
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:08 AM   #14
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Very cool buck and great memory made!
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:23 AM   #15
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That's awesome. Congrats to your dad.
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:25 AM   #16
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Outstanding!!
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:26 AM   #17
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Good stuff. Well done!! That is a very unique buck.

I sure like these type of threads. Big Congrats to your dad.
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:28 AM   #18
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Thats pretty dang cool, congrats to your dad for getting it done. Very unique deer for sure !!
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:29 AM   #19
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Congratulations to you both! Neat buck.
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:40 AM   #20
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Congrats to your Dad! Crazy looking rack!
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:44 AM   #21
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Awesome experience with your pops! Congratulations!
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:45 AM   #22
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Congrats to your dad John Wayne! Still upset u wouldn’t let me kill em though...
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:48 AM   #23
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Congrats guys. That is one goofy looking deer.
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:49 AM   #24
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Congrats to your dad John Wayne! Still upset u wouldnít let me kill em though...
LOL I tried to trade you a hunt. Thanks buddy
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:53 AM   #25
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I'm happy for you that the deer didn't come out the first day. That time in the deer stand is irreplaceable. Great deer and great story. Congrats.
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Old 11-11-2019, 10:05 AM   #26
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Great write up John. Cool story.
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Old 11-11-2019, 10:16 AM   #27
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Freak indeed! Awesome story and memory for sure..congrats !

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Old 11-11-2019, 10:17 AM   #28
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cool congrats to dad
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Old 11-11-2019, 10:24 AM   #29
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That's a crazy rack.....Congrats!!
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Old 11-11-2019, 10:27 AM   #30
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Thanks everyone. It was definitely a special weekend and happy with the memories that where made. Was great to spend the weekend hunting with my dad. Also glad that we weren’t able to get him the first day
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Old 11-11-2019, 10:51 AM   #31
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Congrats all around. Cool buck and great story.
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Old 11-11-2019, 10:53 AM   #32
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Man, that’s gnarly! Congrats to your dad
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Old 11-11-2019, 10:56 AM   #33
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Wild looking critter. Nice to have that out of the gene pool.
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Old 11-11-2019, 12:42 PM   #34
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ya he definitely wasn't on the top end of the gene pool
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Old 11-11-2019, 12:54 PM   #35
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that is a freaky looking one. congrats
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Old 11-11-2019, 01:04 PM   #36
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Great story and that is a freak buck. Congrats on the memory y'all just made.
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Old 11-11-2019, 01:19 PM   #37
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Outstanding!
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Old 11-11-2019, 01:19 PM   #38
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Congrats!!!!
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Old 11-11-2019, 01:24 PM   #39
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congrats
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Old 11-11-2019, 01:57 PM   #40
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Cool looking buck congratulations to y’all
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Old 11-11-2019, 02:19 PM   #41
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Congrats bud
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Old 11-11-2019, 02:34 PM   #42
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Fantastic memories and awesome buck! Congrats to the both of you.
Awesome
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Old 11-11-2019, 02:37 PM   #43
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Awesome congrats!
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:37 PM   #44
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That is so cool, congratulations to your dad!
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:45 PM   #45
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Congrats to your dad.
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:53 PM   #46
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Congrats to you and your dad! Very special thing you did there!!!
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:01 PM   #47
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A GREAT buck and priceless memories!! Congratulations!
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:36 PM   #48
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Congratulations to your Dad for a buck with a very unusual rack and congratulations to you as well for getting to share that with him.
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:46 PM   #49
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That's a cool rack! Congrats to him!
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:55 AM   #50
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Great write up and a very cool looking buck! Congratulations to your father...I love that grin on his face! That is what its all about!
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