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Old 11-17-2021, 07:53 AM   #1
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Every year we make a trip up to northern Missouri to hunt the rifle opener. Clayton (fullsizeaggie), Chad(Cwbrown) and myself headed up headed up Thursday after work and drove through the night to arrive at claytons FIL farm early Friday morning. We quickly got to work setting up blinds and tree stands. We had a few cameras to check but most either didnít work or didnít show anything promising. It was relatively warm for this time of year but rut was in full swing so there is no telling what might show up.

Opening morning was really slow, normally it sound like WW3 but the rifle shots were few and far between. I saw a stud chase a doe across the big bean field but no shot was presented. Day 1 had few sightings of deer and non of us pulled the trigger.

The second day Chad knocked down a great 130 inch heavy 10 pointer and things were looking up. We got him hung in the barn and hunted the rest of the day without much luck.

Monday morning Clayton decided to give up the most northern stand and try a new spot on the farm. About 830 he knocked down a doe that was being chased by a smaller buck. Things were really slow on my end, then I spotted movement about 300 yards away in the neighbors bottom ground. I caught the rear end of a deer walking into some timber. I prayed for just a opportunity just to see what it was. I started scanning the timber line and after 10 minutes I didnít see anything. I glassed up the hill and saw the brush move and tines started to appear. Out stepped a very mature buck and instantly I new he was a shooter! I tossed my binoculars on the floor and grabbed my rifle and quickly put the cross hairs on his shoulder. I squeezed off a round and the buck mule kicked and disappeared into the next timber line.

The buck fever kicked in and I started shaking. I called chad and told him to come my way as I just put one in a stud. I went to the spot of the impact and couldnít find any blood. Chad showed up and we started making circles trying to find any sign. After a few minutes doubt started to set in. I decided to head to the timberline and walk the ditch and see what I could find. Moments later I walked up on him! I ran back up the hill to grab chad for the recovery.

When I lifted his head I was in awe. He has everything you would want in a deer. Heavy, long beams, great tines, huge body etc. The celebration begun and I had was now sitting over the biggest deer of my life.


























Rough score 163 but Iíll put a official tape on him at the house.

Very thankful to be able to share this with buddies that Iíve hunted with for 20 years! We come a long way from the does and spikes of the old days!


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Old 11-17-2021, 07:57 AM   #2
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Sir, u done great!!!! Beautiful beast and looks like he will score more to me.

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Old 11-17-2021, 07:58 AM   #3
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Beast of a deer, congrats!!! You boys had a heck of a trip !!
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Old 11-17-2021, 07:58 AM   #4
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That my friend is a STUD!
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:02 AM   #5
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Incredible buck. Congrats
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:05 AM   #6
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Wow congrats
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:09 AM   #7
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Sir, u done great!!!! Beautiful beast and looks like he will score more to me.

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I used a string that I found on the barn floor🤣 and was a fewish cold ones Deep by the time I was measuring so we will see how he adds up at home lol.
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:09 AM   #8
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:11 AM   #9
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Great deer!! Isn't it great when a plan comes together!! Congrats!
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:12 AM   #10
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Awesome buck, congrats!
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:13 AM   #11
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That is a TOAD!!!!

Congrats!!!
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:13 AM   #12
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donk!
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:15 AM   #13
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I'm jacked for you man that's a heck of a buck. Lots of great videos to relive those memories too.

Viva Mizery!
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:21 AM   #14
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Wow that’s a toad
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:25 AM   #15
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Wow! That’s a stud! Congrats!
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:25 AM   #16
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That sound like a great time to go with a great deer. Congratulations.
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:31 AM   #17
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Stud!!
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:32 AM   #18
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What an awesome deer! Congrats.
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:43 AM   #19
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Holy crap. Looks 170ish!!!
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:47 AM   #20
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That is a TOAD. Congrats on the Midwest bruiser.
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:48 AM   #21
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Dang, what an awesome deer, congrats.
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:49 AM   #22
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Awesome buck. Congrats
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:51 AM   #23
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holy smokes, i thought the 10 point im after was big
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:52 AM   #24
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Great deer!!
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:53 AM   #25
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Congratulations


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Old 11-17-2021, 08:55 AM   #26
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What a stud ! That sucker does truly have it all !
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:58 AM   #27
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Brute! What you think of when you picture a Midwest giant. I love the expressions on the first 3 photos. Those are great. I think heís going to surprise you when you score him without lubrication. Great mass, beam length, spread. Heís got it all.


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Old 11-17-2021, 08:58 AM   #28
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Congrats great looking deer.
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:59 AM   #29
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Congratulations again Jason!! These additional pics just make him look even bigger than the first ones you sent!! That sucker is YUUUGE!! Big horns, big body, mature... it just don't get no better'n that!!



Hope you get to bring the antlers/skull to the ranch.. I'd like to put my hands on them.
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Old 11-17-2021, 09:01 AM   #30
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Heck of a buck! Congrats!
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Old 11-17-2021, 09:01 AM   #31
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That's a great Buck!!! Glad to see you smiling!
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Old 11-17-2021, 09:02 AM   #32
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Great buck! Love the mass. He looks like a heavyweight for sure. Any idea what he weighed?
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Old 11-17-2021, 09:05 AM   #33
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Beast of a buck. Congratulations!
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Old 11-17-2021, 09:06 AM   #34
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You can’t beat the Midwest in November!!

Congrats on a giant! Can’t wait to get back up there one day.
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Old 11-17-2021, 09:07 AM   #35
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Wow...what a great buck. Congratulations!
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Old 11-17-2021, 09:10 AM   #36
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Great buck! Love the mass. He looks like a heavyweight for sure. Any idea what he weighed?
Man we have been saying we need to bring a scale every year but it never ends up in the truck, probably upper 200s 260-275.
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Old 11-17-2021, 09:10 AM   #37
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Congratulations again Jason!! These additional pics just make him look even bigger than the first ones you sent!! That sucker is YUUUGE!! Big horns, big body, mature... it just don't get no better'n that!!



Hope you get to bring the antlers/skull to the ranch.. I'd like to put my hands on them.
He will be there thanksgiving for sure!
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Old 11-17-2021, 09:12 AM   #38
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Wow!
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Old 11-17-2021, 09:12 AM   #39
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What a bruiser, congrats!
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Old 11-17-2021, 09:13 AM   #40
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Brute! What you think of when you picture a Midwest giant. I love the expressions on the first 3 photos. Those are great. I think heís going to surprise you when you score him without lubrication. Great mass, beam length, spread. Heís got it all.


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Thanks! I screen shot them off the recovery video, Iím kinda **** about having a buddy with me on a recovery. I get ****** when buddies go recover a big deer alone, the best reactions are the initial ones.
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Old 11-17-2021, 09:16 AM   #41
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Thanks! I screen shot them off the recovery video, Iím kinda **** about having a buddy with me on a recovery. I get ****** when buddies go recover a big deer alone, the best reactions are the initial ones.

Thatís awesome and a great idea because you are right. That first walk up and when you first put your hands on him cannot be replicated.


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Old 11-17-2021, 09:21 AM   #42
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Yowzers!! that is a stud!!! Congratulations!
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Old 11-17-2021, 09:22 AM   #43
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Wow! Congrats! Pics say it all! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-17-2021, 09:27 AM   #44
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That is a stud! Congratulations to you!

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Old 11-17-2021, 09:28 AM   #45
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awesome, congrats!

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Old 11-17-2021, 09:32 AM   #46
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Phillip was right, you took more pics!

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Old 11-17-2021, 09:34 AM   #47
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Good grief, that is a monster of a deer...congrats!!!

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Old 11-17-2021, 09:37 AM   #48
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congrats again Jason, hell of a deer!
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Old 11-17-2021, 09:37 AM   #49
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Jason!!!! OM sweet baby Jesus!!!! Congrats!!!!!


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Old 11-17-2021, 10:19 AM   #50
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Congrats Jason on a Great Buck!
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