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Old 11-22-2021, 11:39 AM   #1
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Hunting for the first year in a 13" county in the top part of the hill country. Not bow hunting this year. We have some really good deer low fence and 130 to 150 inch deer. But this deer is by far the oldest and needed to go. I was not sure as I have never had to worry about the spread. So we have seen him on the hoof and gotten game camera pictures. So I did the right thing and reached out to the GW. He agreed 100% he need to be shot and gave us the ok. Said if it was less than 13" he would just get a warning. So yesterday being the last day my son could hunt this year as HS basketball season is starting. It was getting late abou 8:15 am and we were talking about how hard he has hunted so far this season and I here him say "dad big deer" so I look in the direction and said that's him. So we scramble to get ready and at this time the deer has circled to the back of the feed pen and quartered to us. He is in the alert mode and locked right on us. Son was on him and let it rip. Deer ran 60 yards and done. He ended up being 12 3/4 and as the GW requested if the deer was shot to call him out. He showed up and visited for a while. Then measured the buck and told my son great job as that deer needed to go. Wrote a warning and explained to him that it means nothing just a formal procedure as we had his permission to shoot. When trying to manage your heard always let the GW know it you have mature deer that is hurting your management process. Not all of them would give you the ok but they are one of your best contacts while in the woods. They are here to help. I always save the local wardens number in my phone for the county I hunt. Hope everyone is having a great season so far.

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Old 11-22-2021, 11:41 AM   #2
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Old 11-22-2021, 11:43 AM   #3
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Good deal. Congrats.
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Old 11-22-2021, 11:44 AM   #4
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Congratulations!! That’s a good buck!
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Old 11-22-2021, 11:45 AM   #5
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Old 11-22-2021, 11:46 AM   #6
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Old 11-22-2021, 11:46 AM   #7
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Nice looking buck. Congratulations to your son!
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Old 11-22-2021, 11:47 AM   #8
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Old 11-22-2021, 11:47 AM   #9
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Congrats to him and you too Dad!
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Old 11-22-2021, 12:08 PM   #10
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well done, all around! Your son, GW, and yourself!
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Old 11-22-2021, 12:29 PM   #11
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That deer is thicc
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Old 11-22-2021, 12:29 PM   #12
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Great Buck.....Congrats!!
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Old 11-22-2021, 12:32 PM   #13
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He’s chunky ! Congrats !
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Old 11-22-2021, 12:42 PM   #14
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Congrats!
Out of curiosity, did you or the GW check age via jawbone? Only asking because I'm pretty unsure of his age based on those pics since he's so fat haha. 6.5?
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Old 11-22-2021, 12:48 PM   #15
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Congrats!
Out of curiosity, did you or the GW check age via jawbone? Only asking because I'm pretty unsure of his age based on those pics since he's so fat haha. 6.5?
We both looked at teeth and they are pretty worn down. I will be doing a euro so once I cut the jaw out I will get a better look.
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Old 11-22-2021, 12:55 PM   #16
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Awesome buck!

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Old 11-22-2021, 01:01 PM   #17
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Nice, congrats to your son.
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Old 11-22-2021, 01:09 PM   #18
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Old 11-22-2021, 01:12 PM   #19
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Nice work!
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Old 11-22-2021, 01:24 PM   #20
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Old 11-22-2021, 01:24 PM   #21
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Excellent buck to take! Congrats to your son.
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Old 11-22-2021, 01:45 PM   #22
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That is awesome

Congrats to your son and kudos to the GW for going by the intent of the law vs the letter of the law

Age of deer should be defense to prosecution
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Old 11-22-2021, 02:34 PM   #23
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That is a beautiful old buck.. Congrats!!!!
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Old 11-22-2021, 02:47 PM   #24
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Old 11-22-2021, 02:53 PM   #25
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Awesome Deer! Glad the GW was wiling to work with you.
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Old 11-22-2021, 03:32 PM   #26
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Awesome! Did yall weigh that deer? He looks like a heavyweight. Congrats
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Old 11-22-2021, 03:44 PM   #27
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Old 11-22-2021, 03:45 PM   #28
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Great Job!

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Old 11-22-2021, 03:57 PM   #29
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Beauty congrats
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Old 11-22-2021, 04:00 PM   #30
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Nice one!
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Old 11-22-2021, 04:12 PM   #31
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Old 11-22-2021, 04:40 PM   #32
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Awesome! Did yall weigh that deer? He looks like a heavyweight. Congrats

Unfortunately no but it was everything my son and I could do to get it on the ATV
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Old 11-22-2021, 04:43 PM   #33
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Cool buck! Congrats!
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Old 11-22-2021, 06:16 PM   #34
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Very nice buck. Glad to see the GW working with y’all and “doing the right thing “!!
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Old 11-22-2021, 06:25 PM   #35
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Good deal. Congrats
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Old 11-22-2021, 06:30 PM   #36
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Nice, hes a tank! Congrats
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Old 11-22-2021, 06:31 PM   #37
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Old 11-22-2021, 06:32 PM   #38
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Old 11-22-2021, 06:41 PM   #39
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Congrats to the young man.
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Old 11-22-2021, 06:53 PM   #40
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What a tank! Congrats to everyone involved.


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Old 11-22-2021, 07:31 PM   #41
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Great buck. Congrats young man.
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Old 11-22-2021, 08:22 PM   #42
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Congrats! Heck of a buck
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Old 11-22-2021, 08:26 PM   #43
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That's a beast.

Congrats on the deer.

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Old 11-22-2021, 08:38 PM   #44
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Awesome!
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Old 11-22-2021, 08:46 PM   #45
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Great deer and glad the GW gave you guys the greenlight!
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Old 11-22-2021, 08:50 PM   #46
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Old 11-22-2021, 10:52 PM   #47
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Very cool! Congratulations!
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Old 11-22-2021, 10:58 PM   #48
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Congratulations. Nice deer.
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Old 11-22-2021, 11:56 PM   #49
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Congrats heck of a deer!
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Old 11-23-2021, 01:21 AM   #50
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Nice job , congrats on the buck ,it is a nice one for sure
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