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Old 11-22-2021, 09:20 AM   #1
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Default Biggest I've ever passed. (Score)

This is a deer we call flames, have history with him for a few years. He didn't seem to get any better this year over last year. A little disappointed honestly. I had him at 14 yards Saturday morning. He's an 11pt trying to throw a kicker on his G2. Lots of long tines but a narrow rack. What do you think he scores? We are going to hunt him next year. He would have been my biggest bow kill. Hard to pass.

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Old 11-22-2021, 09:20 AM   #2
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Old 11-22-2021, 09:22 AM   #3
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Should have put a arrow through him and you would have had a score.
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Old 11-22-2021, 09:24 AM   #4
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Should have put a arrow through him and you would have had a score.
Hoping he blows up with a boost of protein next year.
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Old 11-22-2021, 09:35 AM   #5
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146-5 year old. Hope he is behind a high fence because if not when he starts rutting you might be able to score him at your neighbors house.
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Old 11-22-2021, 09:35 AM   #6
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That's a great deer.
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Old 11-22-2021, 09:36 AM   #7
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146-5 year old. Hope he is behind a high fence because if not when he starts rutting you might be able to score him at your neighbors house.
Low fence
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Old 11-22-2021, 09:39 AM   #8
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He is older than he looks just a small bodied deer.. He will score decent too.. You should have plunked him..
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Old 11-22-2021, 09:44 AM   #9
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I passed a 13pt earlier this season because he just looked too young. I actually came to full draw in him at about 12yds, then let down because all I could think about was how good he would be if he somehow makes it to next year. I probably screwed up, as I’m on 122ac.

It was OK though, because I shot a 7-8yr old 9pt the next day.

Hope you get a crack at him next year!

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Old 11-22-2021, 09:45 AM   #10
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I really cant say i think he will get any bigger, and i am normally one to say give him another year. He looks mature, and grew those antlers in a pretty good rainfall year.

I admire your restraint!
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Old 11-22-2021, 09:48 AM   #11
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Spread is so overrated....High and tight is bad *** as long as the beams are there. He's dang sure got some ups!



I'd have shot him all day long.. Is this West Texas by me?
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Old 11-22-2021, 09:48 AM   #12
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Hill country deer , mid 130s to 140.

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Old 11-22-2021, 09:48 AM   #13
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He’s mature…I would have ground checked him.
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Old 11-22-2021, 09:52 AM   #14
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Folks everywhere are saying the same thing about their bucks... No increase and in a lot of cases, deer have gone down some this year over last. That's certainly the case on our place down South. I personally attribute it to the defoliation caused by the late freeze and in our case down south, we got rains but they did not start until late in the Spring... It was VERY dry during the post-rut/early Spring on our place. We fed heavy cottonseed, but still there's no substitute for plenty of natural browse, and I think that hurt us...
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Old 11-22-2021, 09:53 AM   #15
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Not old enough to be going downhill. If he makes it he could end up being a main frame 12 with some extras. Pour the free choice protein to him and see if it helps. Food plot might keep him at home. Hocks are not black yet so he may not be the resident dominate buck. Hope he doesn't get pushed out and become a traveler.
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Old 11-22-2021, 09:57 AM   #16
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Not old enough to be going downhill. If he makes it he could end up being a main frame 12 with some extras. Pour the free choice protein to him and see if it helps. Food plot might keep him at home. Hocks are not black yet so he may not be the resident dominate buck. Hope he doesn't get pushed out and become a traveler.
This is the plan. I'm going to give him a protein buffet this year. Heavy, heavy protein. He's been the most regular and consistent deer I've been following the last few years. Hope he stays home for one more year. I've passed him a lot of times.
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Old 11-22-2021, 09:58 AM   #17
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Spread is so overrated....High and tight is bad *** as long as the beams are there. He's dang sure got some ups!



I'd have shot him all day long.. Is this West Texas by me?
Yes sir! Next door, hope you don't see him.
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Old 11-22-2021, 10:00 AM   #18
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Awesome deer. No way i would have passed on him no matter what he scores!

I determine what a deer scores by how much he makes my heart rate climb when he walks in to the feeder!

FYI, I scored a deer years ago that went 145" net with an 11" inside spread!
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Old 11-22-2021, 10:20 AM   #19
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I think you made the right choice for YOU. If a deer doesnt make you immediately grab your weapon upon stepping out, he isnt the right one for YOU. I cant stand it when someone says YOU should have shot him. Best of luck that he rolls through the season and gets on the protein. BTW, if you havent been feeding protein to him, I would start now. It will keep him in the best shape possible body/health wise going through the winter. The better shape they are in when they drop their antlers the better set they grow the following season.
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Old 11-22-2021, 10:22 AM   #20
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Yes sir! Next door, hope you don't see him.



Wonder how much corn I would need to run a road feeder from your gate to mine?...
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Old 11-22-2021, 10:57 AM   #21
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Mid 140s i think he 6.5
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Old 11-22-2021, 11:02 AM   #22
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“History the pass few yrs “. If he had reached close to potential after your history with him, another yr might nit mean a lot.
Except may he breeds another doe or two
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Old 11-22-2021, 11:23 AM   #23
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It depends upon what you are used to seeing I guess. Most of us would have taken that shot, but there are some on here that are like "meh, maybe next time."

That's the thing about hunting. It is a split second decision at a specific moment in time and the decision is all yours.
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Old 11-22-2021, 11:24 AM   #24
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No idea on score but I think he has room to grow. Middle aged IMO. Maybe 5…just seems like his body isn’t there.

Or

He is mature and run down.

Either way, good luck with him.
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Old 11-22-2021, 11:30 AM   #25
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I've seen more than one deer blow up at 7-8.
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Old 11-22-2021, 11:34 AM   #26
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I’ll guess 152 Bob
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Old 11-22-2021, 11:36 AM   #27
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Great looking buck he starts off strong but doesn't have much out front. He still has years to grow if he doesn't get shot. Feed the heck out of them and try and get on him next season if he shows.

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Old 11-22-2021, 11:39 AM   #28
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He's mid 140's, great deer hope the pass works out for you in the long run.
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Old 11-22-2021, 11:56 AM   #29
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Missed the extra on the left. I can’t get him over 80 down and have him around 60 up for 140.
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Old 11-22-2021, 12:29 PM   #30
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As said above- around 145.
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Old 11-22-2021, 10:15 PM   #31
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Looks really close to my avatar buck that scores right at 150. Man - what's up with the horns not growing this year, so disappointing (two that I planned on chasing this year did not improve)
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Old 11-22-2021, 11:01 PM   #32
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Looks just like a 143” 11 my wife shot a few years ago. Good looking buck.
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Old 11-29-2021, 01:14 PM   #33
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Well, another lease member killed him this morning. No more wondering what he scores. They scored him at 146 6/8 155lbs.
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Old 11-29-2021, 01:15 PM   #34
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Old 11-29-2021, 01:42 PM   #35
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Clearly the election to pass was not a lease wide decision.

Why age did his teeth indicate?

Great deer. Congrats to the hunter
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Old 11-29-2021, 01:47 PM   #36
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He didn’t make it till next year…
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Old 11-29-2021, 01:52 PM   #37
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146-5 year old. Hope he is behind a high fence because if not when he starts rutting you might be able to score him at your neighbors house.
Dean already put the tape on him !
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Old 11-29-2021, 01:54 PM   #38
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Well, another lease member killed him this morning. No more wondering what he scores. They scored him at 146 6/8 155lbs.



Daaang....PYBuck nailed it in post 5.. Nice deer!


Do you wish you would have shot it now, knowing that??
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Old 11-29-2021, 02:01 PM   #39
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Daaang....PYBuck nailed it in post 5.. Nice deer!


Do you wish you would have shot it now, knowing that??
Yes, knowing he was going to die within a week, I wish I would have shot him. Everyone on the lease isn't on the same page for deer management. It wasn't shot as a mistake either.

It would have been my biggest bow kill by 20".

Have to try and grow a new one now.
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Old 11-29-2021, 02:06 PM   #40
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Yes, knowing he was going to die within a week, I wish I would have shot him. Everyone on the lease isn't on the same page for deer management. It wasn't shot as a mistake either.

It would have been my biggest bow kill by 20".

Have to try and grow a new one now.

Man that's a tough one to pass up in our area...
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Old 11-29-2021, 02:07 PM   #41
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I think you made the right choice for YOU. If a deer doesnt make you immediately grab your weapon upon stepping out, he isnt the right one for YOU. I cant stand it when someone says YOU should have shot him. Best of luck that he rolls through the season and gets on the protein. BTW, if you havent been feeding protein to him, I would start now. It will keep him in the best shape possible body/health wise going through the winter. The better shape they are in when they drop their antlers the better set they grow the following season.
This for sure.
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Old 11-29-2021, 02:10 PM   #42
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This for sure.



See post 34 David...
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Old 11-29-2021, 02:28 PM   #43
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I came up with 144 but looks like you/someone swacked him. Congrats

How old was he?
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Old 11-29-2021, 02:32 PM   #44
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I came up with 144 but looks like you/someone swacked him. Congrats

How old was he?
I came up with 146 and 5 years old. Was I right ??
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Old 11-29-2021, 03:09 PM   #45
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We don't know age. I had him at 4.5 years old, he weighed 155. Our 5 year old deer usually weigh in the 170's but he could have been ran down from the rut. Will never know for sure.
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Old 11-29-2021, 03:21 PM   #46
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You made the right choice for you.

We had a SIL of a hunter take out our pet trailer/ back yard deer a couple of weeks ago. The story of the stalk was awesome! You could walk to 10ft and toss him corn.

Hard to get everyone on the same page!
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Old 11-29-2021, 03:26 PM   #47
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I was gonna guess right at 150. So I guess I would have over shot him a tad.
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Well, another lease member killed him this morning. No more wondering what he scores. They scored him at 146 6/8 155lbs.
Had I seen him first he would have never gotten the chance!!!!!!!
Exactly because of stuff like this. Post #8!!!!!!

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Old 11-29-2021, 04:15 PM   #49
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Bummer for you.

Congrats to the shooter.

It’d be nice if lease members were on the same page. Oh well…
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Old 11-29-2021, 04:38 PM   #50
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****, thats a kick in the nuts when another lease member takes em. Very nice deer, especially for that area.
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