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Old 12-05-2020, 10:02 PM   #1
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Default Potential Target buck found dead.... on 2Cool.

Well we have been watching a deer that we were trying to decide to give another year or go ahead and target. He was a regular and stayed in a particular area of the ranch where we felt he was safe. We had lots of trail cam pictures of him and then all the sudden he disappeared, which we thought was odd.

I was scrolling through 2cool this evening and there he was!! He has been shot! Congrats to the hunter, he is every bit what we thought he was. A solid, low fence native deer! Now he seems to pop up on every Facebook page I click on!

Here he was the day before he died.
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Old 12-05-2020, 10:14 PM   #2
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Old 12-05-2020, 10:16 PM   #3
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Old 12-05-2020, 10:25 PM   #4
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That's a big, old deer. I would have shot him, without putting any thought into it.
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Old 12-05-2020, 10:28 PM   #5
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Yep let it go he’s gone it’s just a whitetail deer
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Old 12-05-2020, 10:31 PM   #6
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Be interesting to find out how far from your last pic he was killed.
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Old 12-05-2020, 10:32 PM   #7
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Old 12-05-2020, 10:38 PM   #8
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Be interesting to find out how far from your last pic he was killed.
About a mile or so.
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Old 12-05-2020, 10:39 PM   #9
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That's a big, old deer. I would have shot him, without putting any thought into it.
You arenít the only one who thought that too!
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Old 12-05-2020, 10:39 PM   #10
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I can't get my crew to pass anything 13" wide lol.
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Old 12-05-2020, 10:41 PM   #11
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That’s a good one, congrats to whoever got him
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Old 12-05-2020, 10:45 PM   #12
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I can't get my crew to pass anything 13" wide lol.
Lol. Same. Mine loose their minds over a 115Ē 3 yo
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Old 12-05-2020, 10:52 PM   #13
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I’m living a similar story as well. Fortunately for me the buck I have watched for 4 yrs is still alive I assume but I cringe with each rifle shot. No game camera pictures since October and no locals talking so he is still alive. 150+ buck.
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Old 12-05-2020, 10:52 PM   #14
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Saw the thread on 2cool. Yíall must have some low fence studs to be passing mature 165Ē deer. I canít keep my bucks at home no matter what i try. My neighbors smoke them as soon as they cross the fence. Strange that your buck would travel that far in a short period of time.
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Lol. Same. Mine loose their minds over a 115Ē 3 yo

Lol well I split the ranch so there is only two of us which makes being on the same page a lot easier, and weíre family so itís even a little easier. We also have a 20k neighbor that doesnít hunt and a 60 acre neighbor, the 60 acre neighbor got him. We really try to let them get old no matter how big they are.

Just a part of it and having low fences, Iím sure it wonít be out last one we loose but congrats to the hunter, heís a beautiful deer.
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Old 12-05-2020, 10:56 PM   #16
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How old were y’all guessing he was?
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Old 12-05-2020, 10:57 PM   #17
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Old 12-05-2020, 10:57 PM   #18
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Saw the thread on 2cool. Yíall must have some low fence studs to be passing mature 165Ē deer. I canít keep my bucks at home no matter what i try. My neighbors smoke them as soon as they cross the fence. Strange that your buck would travel that far in a short period of time.
The buck Iíve watched has traveled over 1.5 miles.
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Old 12-05-2020, 11:00 PM   #19
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How old were yíall guessing he was?

5, maybe 6.
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Old 12-05-2020, 11:02 PM   #20
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Iím living a similar story as well. Fortunately for me the buck I have watched for 4 yrs is still alive I assume but I cringe with each rifle shot. No game camera pictures since October and no locals talking so he is still alive. 150+ buck.

Good luck, you never know, thatís apart of what makes it exciting!
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Old 12-05-2020, 11:05 PM   #21
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Can you post the thread? Can’t find it
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Old 12-05-2020, 11:12 PM   #22
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That buck is older than 5
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Old 12-05-2020, 11:21 PM   #23
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I'm sure that neighbor appreciates you hunters, and I know I would!
Could his low fence days be numbered?
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Old 12-05-2020, 11:25 PM   #24
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Old 12-06-2020, 01:27 AM   #25
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The buck Iíve watched has traveled over 1.5 miles.


Iíve seen deer travel 1-2 miles each way to my neighbors back in forth in one day and bucks move 3-4 miles on my farm during the rut and no telling how much farther off my place.


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Old 12-06-2020, 05:02 AM   #26
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Beautiful deer. I hope these H deer travel today.

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Old 12-06-2020, 06:14 AM   #27
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Saw the thread on 2cool. Yíall must have some low fence studs to be passing mature 165Ē deer. I canít keep my bucks at home no matter what i try. My neighbors smoke them as soon as they cross the fence. Strange that your buck would travel that far in a short period of time.
I watched one travel that far one morning last yr. . I passed him about a mile away and my friend killed him. I even watched one travel 3/4 mile while I watched this past Friday morning down a pipeline and across our lease fence.

Not being critical, but that looks like a mature deer. Congrats for getting him that old. What was the plan? Leave him indefinitely for breeding?
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Old 12-06-2020, 06:20 AM   #28
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Lol well I split the ranch so there is only two of us which makes being on the same page a lot easier, and weíre family so itís even a little easier. We also have a 20k neighbor that doesnít hunt and a 60 acre neighbor, the 60 acre neighbor got him. We really try to let them get old no matter how big they are.

Just a part of it and having low fences, Iím sure it wonít be out last one we loose but congrats to the hunter, heís a beautiful deer.
It happens
If someone wants to hunt high fence power to them have fun
But I still prefer low fence
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Old 12-06-2020, 06:40 AM   #29
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I watched one travel that far one morning last yr. . I passed him about a mile away and my friend killed him. I even watched one travel 3/4 mile while I watched this past Friday morning down a pipeline and across our lease fence.

Not being critical, but that looks like a mature deer. Congrats for getting him that old. What was the plan? Leave him indefinitely for breeding?

I know a few here have commented the deer is mature and they would have shot the deer, that is great and we may have ended up doing the same and they are correct when saying the deer was mature, but we like to let deer get older than 5-6 and that is how old this deer was. That is just how we like to do things and why we have some of the deer we have.

I wonít start shooting deer just because my neighbor is going to shoot them. This kind of stuff happen, still stings when it does but just apart of it.
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i know a few here have commented the deer is mature and they would have shot the deer, that is great and we may have ended up doing the same and they are correct when saying the deer was mature, but we like to let deer get older than 5-6 and that is how old this deer was. That is just how we like to do things and why we have some of the deer we have.

I wonít start shooting deer just because my neighbor is going to shoot them. This kind of stuff happen, still stings when it does but just apart of it.
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Old 12-06-2020, 07:16 AM   #31
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Great buck....sorry for your loss!
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Old 12-06-2020, 07:30 AM   #32
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Thanks. He looked older to me.

I am a little jealous to get to see older, mature deer on low fence.
Good job.

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Old 12-06-2020, 07:46 AM   #33
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Strange that your buck would travel that far in a short period of time.


1-2 miles in a day is nothing for a cruising buck, itís perfectly normal.
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Old 12-06-2020, 07:48 AM   #34
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Thanks. He looked older to me.

I am a little jealous to get to see older, mature deer on low fence.
Good job.

BP

Itís the second one this year to same neighbor, but all apart of it. All good.

The rut is bitter sweet, gets the big deer moving, but also gets them traveling.

We will keep at it!
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Old 12-06-2020, 07:59 AM   #35
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Great buck.

I saw it posted on S. Texas Low Fence on Facebook as well.
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Old 12-06-2020, 08:04 AM   #36
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Great buck.

I saw it posted on S. Texas Low Fence on Facebook as well.

Yup I did too. Congrats to the hunter.
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Old 12-06-2020, 08:07 AM   #37
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I feel for you OP. We had a deer we let go 2 years in a row. Saw him on camera in velvet just before the season we were going to shoot him. Then no one saw him all season. He turned up on the neighbors property the last week of the season and they shot him. 174" deer. I don't fault them at all, just sucks that one of our guys didn't get him.

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Old 12-06-2020, 08:10 AM   #38
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Thatís a heckuva buck! Sorry yíall didnt get to hang a tag on him. Been there done that! Congrats to the hunter!


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Old 12-06-2020, 08:12 AM   #39
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I know a few here have commented the deer is mature and they would have shot the deer, that is great and we may have ended up doing the same and they are correct when saying the deer was mature, but we like to let deer get older than 5-6 and that is how old this deer was. That is just how we like to do things and why we have some of the deer we have.

I wonít start shooting deer just because my neighbor is going to shoot them. This kind of stuff happen, still stings when it does but just apart of it.
We are the same way. Back in the late 80s, early 90s there was a huge (for our area) 10 pt buck on ours and the neighboring places. Us and the neighbors didnít really ďletĒ him go as much as he was sneaky and smart. In that time period, he was a MONSTER. Only time we would see him was when in a tractor. Lol. Nowadays, heís not as big as the bruisers they breed with the programs they have, especially on high fence places. To this day though, we have at least one 10 pt. and some unusually good bucks for our neck of the woods on low fence properties. I passed on a descendant of Old Grandad 10 pt last year because he wasnít quite old enough although the was probably all of 4.5 - 5. He looks about 5.5-6 now and I watched him chasing does just the other day thinking ďwell, maybe next year.Ē Lol.

If someone takes him, thatís cool. Do I want him, hell yeah. But I want that genetics even more. Cuz it takes a LONG time and cooperation between friendly neighbors to get good deer on smaller-ish acreage low fence properties. Kudos to yíall because that is one really, really nice buck.
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Old 12-06-2020, 08:14 AM   #40
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Great buck.

I saw it posted on S. Texas Low Fence on Facebook as well.
Awesome deer but what a cluster of unfortunate photos.
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Old 12-06-2020, 08:25 AM   #41
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I fully understand what you are feeling. As tough as it is that is also what makes low fence hunting so much fun. You never know what is going to show up at any given time. You said how big your neighbors are, how big is the land you are hunting?


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I fully understand what you are feeling. As tough as it is that is also what makes low fence hunting so much fun. You never know what is going to show up at any given time. You said how big your neighbors are, how big is the land you are hunting?


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Old 12-06-2020, 08:29 AM   #43
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Had it happen last year. At least I got to put my hands on him.




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Old 12-06-2020, 08:30 AM   #44
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Old 12-06-2020, 08:47 AM   #45
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Those are some awesome deer! Iíve had two bucks this year, that were regulars on my place, be killed on the same neighboring property. It happens.
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Old 12-06-2020, 08:54 AM   #46
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Them dudes on that 60 acres probably think they got it made yet have no idea

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Old 12-06-2020, 09:45 AM   #47
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Old 12-06-2020, 09:51 AM   #48
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Old 12-06-2020, 10:15 AM   #49
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That is the other I was referring too.
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Old 12-06-2020, 11:39 AM   #50
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What would scare me is him saying he got his 1st of the season. That means there will be a 2nd and a 3rd.

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