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Old 10-27-2020, 12:21 PM   #1
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Default Got him! Big olí palmated antler buck

Been dreaming about connecting with this buck since it first got pictures of him the summer.









Iíve been holding off hunting this stand in hope for some better weather conditions, as I wasnít exactly sure where this deer would normally bed.

3 weeks ago, I finally hunted the stand when a small front was blowing in, didnít see him that day, but he showed up that afternoon ( I was headed home) and I got my cell cam pics, and was finally able to get a general area in which he was bedding.

Fast forward to this weekend. The big cold front was headed toward us, expected to start blowing in Sunday afternoon. I got to the lease Saturday around lunchtime. Unloaded and got ready to head out. It was a really windy afternoon so I decided to press my luck on him.

Got to the stand about 2:15, and wouldnít you know it, another nice buck was walking in at the same exact time. He didnít notice me right away, but I was stuck behind a big cedar tree 40 yards from the deer and about 25 yards from my stand. Had to wait him out... he ended up noticing my move to behind the tree and started to come towards me. Got within 15 yards of me, so I grunted at him... he came closer, within about 7 yards, but I still had a tree between us. I blew at him and grunted again and he finally took off... he was not the deer I was after so I gambled on blowing him out of there.

10 minutes after finally getting in the stand that same buck was back and eating my hand corn. The next few hours were pretty calm, did have another small 8 come and check things out.

5 pm, the feeder throws. The first buck came in and bedded down 60 yards away. Then a doe came in, and another 8. All eventually walked off without coming to the feeder.

10 minutes later, 3 buck come running in, the target buck, a big 9 and small dink buck. The 9 and the sink immediately began to feed, but the big palmated buck took off. I know the palmated buck and the 9 always run together so I waited. He eventually came back and stood watching the other bucks feed for nearly 15 minutes. I guess after awhile he felt comfortable and began to make a big circle around the feeder. Coming toward me on my left. He got to the hand corn and started to feed. As he got directly in front of me at 15 yards, I drew back and let the arrow fly. It hit its mark.

Found my arrow and it looked great.





Took up the trail and found him 25 yards away.





I was at the lease by myself and had to figure out how to get this guy back to camp. I couldnít get him loaded up by myself so I just put him in the back seat, lol.



He was broken up pretty good, but man, he is still a cool dear, and tons of mass!
















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Old 10-27-2020, 12:25 PM   #2
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What a freak! That is crazy cool! Congrats! Great shot in the old pump station!
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:26 PM   #3
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Great shot and trophy!
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:28 PM   #4
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Awesome buck!!!
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:29 PM   #5
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Dang, what a cool buck!
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:29 PM   #6
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:30 PM   #7
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What a great buck, congrats
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:30 PM   #8
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Very nice lots of character there
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:31 PM   #9
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Awesome buck! Glad you were able to connect!
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:32 PM   #10
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Congratulations!!! Great character buck.
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:33 PM   #11
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Huge congrats! That's an awesome buck!
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:34 PM   #12
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awesome buck and a great shot
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:34 PM   #13
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I love a heart pic with a broadhead slice through it! Great shot on a cool buck. That 9 was nice too!
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:36 PM   #14
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I love a heart pic with a broadhead slice through it! Great shot on a cool buck. That 9 was nice too!
Yes sir!

That 9 looks great in person. I'm going to try and get my wife on him this year.
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:38 PM   #15
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Good lookin deer
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:38 PM   #16
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Awesome. Congrats on the buck

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Old 10-27-2020, 12:38 PM   #17
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That's an awesome deer! Congrats.
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:39 PM   #18
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Nice buck! I really like the character he has.
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:40 PM   #19
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Man that palmated side is awesome! Congrats on a truly unique buck!
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:40 PM   #20
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Very cool deer. Congrats
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:41 PM   #21
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Cool buck...Congrats!!!
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:42 PM   #22
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Great buck and great shooting.
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:42 PM   #23
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Cool deer congrats


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Old 10-27-2020, 12:43 PM   #24
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Awesome hunt and awesome deer. Congrats!
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:45 PM   #25
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Awesome buck congrats!
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:46 PM   #26
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Unique rack. Congratulations on a great buck!

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Old 10-27-2020, 12:48 PM   #27
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Very cool buck!
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:50 PM   #28
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Freak nasty. Congrats on one cool looking deer
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:51 PM   #29
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Heckuva buck!Congrats
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:52 PM   #30
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Cool! Congrats.
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:54 PM   #31
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Good shot
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:57 PM   #32
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Nice buck. Congratulations.

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Old 10-27-2020, 12:58 PM   #33
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Awesome
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:58 PM   #34
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Cool deer, Congrats!
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:02 PM   #35
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Awesome buck, great story, fantastic shot. Congrats!
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:07 PM   #36
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Very nice buck, congrats
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:08 PM   #37
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:09 PM   #38
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Really cool buck! Congrats!
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:12 PM   #39
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Cool buck
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:13 PM   #40
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Nice looking deer!! Congrats
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:13 PM   #41
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Cool buck, Congrats
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:13 PM   #42
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Wow congrats on the unique buck! Great shot as well.
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:17 PM   #43
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Nice non-typical buck ! Center punched that heart too, congrats !
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:19 PM   #44
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Awesome buck


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Old 10-27-2020, 01:22 PM   #45
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Nice buck. Love his character. Congratulations.
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:29 PM   #46
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Heck of a deer, congrats !!
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:31 PM   #47
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Great shot on a great buck. Congratulations!
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:32 PM   #48
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Cool deer for sure. And great job taking LDP pics. I shot a buck when I was out alone and still managed some decent LDPs too.
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:35 PM   #49
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Nice!
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Old 10-27-2020, 01:36 PM   #50
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Congrats

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