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Old 11-21-2021, 10:18 PM   #1
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I've been blessed to have access to some family land in S.Texas.
I've been hunting it for the past 15 years or so. I've taken some good deer off of the property, but nothing spectacular.
I've had target bucks before that would slip away and not be seen till after season.
This year started off about the same, but with the best and most unique buck I've seen. He showed up in velvet, and hung around, but pretty much nocturnal.
Didn't hunt in October, too much going on.
Went for a quick trip open weekend, checked camera, and he was turning into a regular, and even getting out in daylight.
I made three two trips to go for him. But not only him, but all deer would be no show when I go. Check camera after the hunt, he would be regular, until I was there, then not show up for two days or so, then back to regular. Me and my boy came out yesterday, hunted him yesterday evening, nothing showed up.
Let my boy hunt another stand in the morning.
We went back after this buck this evening. But doing one thing different, I parked the truck in a different location. Where I had been parking never bothered the deer before, but had to try something different.
Get in the stand an hour early, and not long till a nervous doe and yearling are out getting a snack.
Then after feeder goes off, three perfect bbq sized hogs show up eating what was thrown out past the feed pen.
They hung around a good while then left.
About 30 minutes left, and a spike shows up. When this spike is on camera, the big buck is about always there too.
I'm watching hard, and nothing, till maybe 10-15 minutes of shooting time left. I see the buck appear out of nowhere, behind left of pen. He then proceeds to walk around the pen and I can't see him because of bushes.
Decide to get gun up and ready, time is quickly going away. Then he steps forwards. He's there, need a little more, takes his last step.
(I cheated and used a 7mm).

21 points, almost 23.
17-1/2" outside
G1s 10-3/4
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Maybe starting to feed cottonseed helped? Started this February. I bet letting him get old helped more.

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Old 11-21-2021, 10:21 PM   #2
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What a great buck! Congrats sir!
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Old 11-21-2021, 10:25 PM   #3
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Man, thatís one super cool deer. Big congrats on your best buck.
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Old 11-21-2021, 10:27 PM   #4
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Really cool, congrats.
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Old 11-21-2021, 10:30 PM   #5
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Heck of deer!! Congrats
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Old 11-21-2021, 10:36 PM   #6
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Congratulations on getting your best! So far. Really nice looking buck.
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Old 11-21-2021, 10:45 PM   #7
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He has it all… what a beautiful buck
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Old 11-21-2021, 10:47 PM   #8
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Congrats!
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Old 11-21-2021, 10:47 PM   #9
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Awesome deer! Congratulations!


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Old 11-21-2021, 10:47 PM   #10
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Right place right time and he made a mistake. That’s a great buck! Congrats!
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Old 11-21-2021, 10:49 PM   #11
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Awesome buck there! Congrats!
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Old 11-21-2021, 10:50 PM   #12
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Congrats

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Old 11-21-2021, 10:51 PM   #13
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Dang what a buck!! Congrats
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Old 11-21-2021, 10:53 PM   #14
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Old 11-21-2021, 10:57 PM   #15
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I guarantee you parking the truck in a different location made the difference. Before he’d known you were there, this time he didn’t.
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Old 11-21-2021, 11:00 PM   #16
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Congrats! Nice buck!

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Old 11-21-2021, 11:00 PM   #17
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Heck of a buck. Congratulations
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Old 11-21-2021, 11:06 PM   #18
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Congrats Andrew, nice buck.
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Old 11-21-2021, 11:09 PM   #19
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Smart plan, congratulations
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Old 11-21-2021, 11:25 PM   #20
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Awesome buck!

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Old 11-21-2021, 11:27 PM   #21
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Awesome buck congrats
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Old 11-21-2021, 11:41 PM   #22
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Awesome buck! Congratulations
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Old 11-22-2021, 12:32 AM   #23
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Congrats on a great one!

Packing the truck in a different spot thereís gotta be something that..


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Old 11-22-2021, 02:10 AM   #24
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You worked hard for that buck and earned him. Glad it finally worked out for you. It's amazing how changing 1 little thing completely changes the situation.
Congrats again on getting the Christmas Tree Buck

Just so the rest of y'all know, he's been obsessed with this deer since he first saw him in trail can pics. I would be a well lol

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Old 11-22-2021, 02:22 AM   #25
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Very nice buck, congrats
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Old 11-22-2021, 02:48 AM   #26
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Hard work pays off!! Congrats brother
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Old 11-22-2021, 04:59 AM   #27
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Congratulations!!!
Very unique deer
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Old 11-22-2021, 05:11 AM   #28
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Wow! Great deer!
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Old 11-22-2021, 06:49 AM   #29
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Old 11-22-2021, 07:17 AM   #30
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Wow, what a great buck! Congratulations!!
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Old 11-22-2021, 07:24 AM   #31
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That is an awesome deer, congrats!
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Old 11-22-2021, 07:40 AM   #32
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Great deer!! Congrats on a heckuva buck!
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Old 11-22-2021, 07:44 AM   #33
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Nice Andrew now time to kill ducks
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Old 11-22-2021, 07:48 AM   #34
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Very nice buck, congratulations!
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Old 11-22-2021, 07:51 AM   #35
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Congrats

The deer can pattern you just as easy (probably easier) as you can pattern them
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Old 11-22-2021, 08:00 AM   #36
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Cool, buck!
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Old 11-22-2021, 08:15 AM   #37
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That is fantastic!
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Old 11-22-2021, 08:18 AM   #38
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Old 11-22-2021, 08:18 AM   #39
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Wow. Congrats he's got points everywhere
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Old 11-22-2021, 08:23 AM   #40
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Congrats. Beautiful buck.
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Old 11-22-2021, 08:28 AM   #41
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Great buck congrats
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Old 11-22-2021, 08:56 AM   #42
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Congrats!! Really cool buck!
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Old 11-22-2021, 09:13 AM   #43
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Congrats! I don't blame you for cheating on a deer like that!
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Old 11-22-2021, 09:13 AM   #44
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That’s a big ol’ pig. Congrats!
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Old 11-22-2021, 09:14 AM   #45
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Great buck. You have a side view pic?
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Old 11-22-2021, 09:17 AM   #46
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GarGuy View Post
Great buck. You have a side view pic?
This is about the best side view.
Had a hard time getting pictures last night.

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Old 11-22-2021, 09:19 AM   #47
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That's a great deer, Congrats!!
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Old 11-22-2021, 09:24 AM   #48
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Great buck congrats!
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Old 11-22-2021, 09:25 AM   #49
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Awesome buck....congrats!
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Old 11-22-2021, 09:25 AM   #50
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Man congratulations on a awesome animal
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