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Old 10-25-2020, 03:31 PM   #1
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After hunting this deer for two years it all finally came together yesterday. I hadn't had a picture of him in over a week. It was 47 yesterday morning so i was hoping it would get him up and moving around. He came in at 9:02 and spooked at the smallest sound and left 2 minutes after arrival. Decided i would sit until 9:30 then go have breakfast with the wife. At 9:08 he came back out and i already had my bow in my hand, he spooked again from the wind and started to walk off. I shot him at 20 yards right before he was behind some cedar brush and I was sure i made a good shot. After i looked at the arrow and it wasn't bright lung blood where i was aiming (didnt smell gut shot either) so i decided to give him 45 minutes and went to eat breakfast. Once we started tracking him i didnt get a drop of blood until 15 yards and it was a just a tiny spot. Worried i made a bad shot i went another 5 yards searching for any sign of blood or what direction he went. Discouraged i looked over the top of a cedar bush he was piled up about 22 yards from the feeder. I shot him Double lungs and got a good pass through, just didn't bleed much until he fell. Sad it has come to an end but it was the most excited ive been in a long time.


Shot in Gillespie county low fence.. Guesses on score?
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:32 PM   #2
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Awesome buck!
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:36 PM   #3
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Great deer congrats
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:36 PM   #4
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That’s a great buck. He’ll look awesome on the wall.
Big congrats on a super nice bow kill. I like the looks of that rack.
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:42 PM   #5
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:42 PM   #6
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Nice looking deer, Congrats!
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:43 PM   #7
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Heck of a nice deer. Congratulations! Don't understand the lack of blood, but sometimes it happens.
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:45 PM   #8
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Nice deer bud
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:47 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone! It scored 143 7/8
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:47 PM   #10
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Congrats. That is a great buck.
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:47 PM   #11
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Beautiful buck! Congrats
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:58 PM   #12
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I got one that has a similar frame in Gillespie. Congrats on a great buck
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Old 10-25-2020, 03:59 PM   #13
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Congrats! Great deer!
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Old 10-25-2020, 04:44 PM   #14
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Nice congrats

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Old 10-25-2020, 05:26 PM   #15
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Heck of a nice deer. Congratulations! Don't understand the lack of blood, but sometimes it happens.

Yeah i know just made me nervous lol. It happened quick when i made the shot so i started second guessing my shot
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Old 10-25-2020, 05:27 PM   #16
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Oh my what a deer!!
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Old 10-25-2020, 05:36 PM   #17
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That’s a heck of a nice deer!
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Old 10-25-2020, 05:37 PM   #18
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Heck yeah... congrats
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Old 10-25-2020, 05:54 PM   #19
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Nice looking buck. Good shootin'
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Old 10-25-2020, 05:57 PM   #20
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Real nice deer. Going to look real good on the wall
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Old 10-25-2020, 05:57 PM   #21
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Very nice!! Congratulations.
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Old 10-25-2020, 06:42 PM   #22
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Great buck
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Old 10-25-2020, 06:44 PM   #23
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Old 10-25-2020, 06:59 PM   #24
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Very nice buck. Congratulations!

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Old 10-25-2020, 07:01 PM   #25
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Very nice buck congratulations
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Old 10-25-2020, 07:53 PM   #26
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Old 10-25-2020, 08:02 PM   #27
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Great buck I got him right at 140 .
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Old 10-25-2020, 08:03 PM   #28
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Great buck I got him right at 140 .

Thanks! Yeah he was 143 7/8
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Old 10-25-2020, 08:04 PM   #29
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Man that’s a beautiful deer! Congratulations l
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Old 10-25-2020, 09:00 PM   #30
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Old 10-25-2020, 09:05 PM   #31
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Awesome buck! Congrats!
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Old 10-25-2020, 09:05 PM   #32
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Congratulations, that’s a great deer. Way to hang tough on your tracking, those 15 yards with no blood could be discouraging but glad you found this very nice buck.
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Old 10-25-2020, 09:07 PM   #33
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Great buck,congratulations!

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Old 10-25-2020, 09:08 PM   #34
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Old 10-25-2020, 10:11 PM   #35
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Congrats on a great buck.
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Old 10-25-2020, 10:13 PM   #36
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Good buck. Congrats on getting it done.
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Old 10-25-2020, 10:14 PM   #37
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Gorgeous buck congrats!


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Old 10-25-2020, 10:28 PM   #38
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Awesome buck! Congrats!


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Old 10-25-2020, 10:37 PM   #39
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Congrats on a great buck!
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Old 10-25-2020, 10:43 PM   #40
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Very nice, glad you recovered him
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Old 10-25-2020, 10:50 PM   #41
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Awesome buck! I got him. 144”, but I may be off an 1/8th” either way


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Old 10-25-2020, 11:02 PM   #42
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LMAO pretty good id say
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Old 10-25-2020, 11:05 PM   #43
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Congrats. Great deer.

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Old 10-25-2020, 11:08 PM   #44
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Man that’s a good un’ !!!! Congratulations
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Old 10-25-2020, 11:15 PM   #45
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beautiful buck, congrats!
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Old 10-26-2020, 08:28 AM   #46
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Congrats Jake! That's a helluva buck anywhere and with the history that you had with this buck makes it even sweeter!
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:13 AM   #47
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Congrats Jake! That's a helluva buck anywhere and with the history that you had with this buck makes it even sweeter!

Thank you sir! Much appreciated
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Old 10-26-2020, 11:55 AM   #48
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That buck is a heart stopper in my book, congratulations!

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Old 10-26-2020, 12:23 PM   #49
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Congrats on a great buck!
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:25 PM   #50
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Congrats on a great buck. Hill Country monster for sure.
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