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Old 12-16-2018, 03:34 PM   #1
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Default My first drop tine buck

After watching him for several years, I finally pulled the trigger on my first drop tine buck. He has looked different every year since he was 3 years old. His rack looked really unusual the last 2 years (see my previous thread titled “what happened to this buck”).

The hunt started out a little late Friday evening. My 8 yr old daughter and I didn’t get in the stand until 3:50. Feeders go off at 4:00. We got settled in a deer started slowly coming out. Had several young bucks and does eating in the senderos with no sign of rut. About 4:45 a mature 10 pt walked out under my east feeder. He’s a 150 class type deer that I will most likely let one of my other lease members shoot later in the year. Finally about 5:30 my buck showed up. He walked in from behind the feed pen and jumped right in to eat out of the trough. He always came in this way. After watching him eat for 15 minutes he finally decided to check a doe in front of the pen. I couldn’t shoot him in the pen without taking a chance hitting a hog panel. When he was about to jump out, I told my daughter to be still so I can take the shot. He jumped out and stopped broadside right in the middle of the sendero. I squeezed the trigger on my trusty weatherby mark V 7 mag. The recoil shook the stand but I could tell he was hit good. I watched him hunch over and take off in the brush. I looked at my daughter and told her I got. She was still watching down the sendero and said I just saw him fall. I looked back and their he was laying dead in the sendero. He ran in the brush and came back out 40 yards closer to me then fell over. What luck because he ran into some of the thickest brush and cactus on the ranch. A priceless moment with my daughter. She was so excited that she was with me when it all happened. He was 7.5 years old and ended up scoring 172 4/8. I’m sure that I will never get a chance to ever shoot another buck with this much character.
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Old 12-16-2018, 03:40 PM   #2
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Awesome buck! Congrats
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Old 12-16-2018, 03:42 PM   #3
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Pretty dang cool
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Old 12-16-2018, 03:44 PM   #4
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Nice buck and nice your daughter was there for the memories!
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Old 12-16-2018, 03:45 PM   #5
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Kewl buck, congrats
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Old 12-16-2018, 03:45 PM   #6
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Nice buck, congrats to you.
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Old 12-16-2018, 03:47 PM   #7
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Heck of a cool buck!!!! Big congrats on the drop tine....
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Old 12-16-2018, 03:47 PM   #8
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That is one awesome buck!
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Old 12-16-2018, 03:56 PM   #9
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Awesome!!!! Congratulations
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Old 12-16-2018, 04:24 PM   #10
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Nice buck! Congrats
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Old 12-16-2018, 04:52 PM   #11
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172! Wow great buck!
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Old 12-16-2018, 05:09 PM   #12
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Very nice!!
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Old 12-16-2018, 06:22 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone.
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Old 12-16-2018, 06:41 PM   #14
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i dont care what he scores, i love that buck! congrats!
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Old 12-16-2018, 06:55 PM   #15
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Great Buck ,Congrats,Love the rack on That one
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Old 12-16-2018, 06:59 PM   #16
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Congrats! Super buck.
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Old 12-16-2018, 07:01 PM   #17
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Awesome buck! Congrats!

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Old 12-16-2018, 07:29 PM   #18
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Great character!
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Old 12-16-2018, 07:46 PM   #19
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A buddy of mine was at that ranch on a mgmt hunt this weekend and sent me a pic of that buck. I had no idea a TBHer took him. Congrats!
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:05 PM   #20
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A buddy of mine was at that ranch on a mgmt hunt this weekend and sent me a pic of that buck. I had no idea a TBHer took him. Congrats!
Thanks. Was your buddy the guy that shot the huge 7 pt? I met a few new guys that hunt in a different pasture at the check in station.
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:07 PM   #21
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Awesome deer. Congrats to you.
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:13 PM   #22
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That is a awesome looking buck.. Congrats!!!!
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:32 PM   #23
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Super cool buck, congrats.
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:34 PM   #24
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:37 PM   #25
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That sure is a dandy
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:48 PM   #26
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Cool buck!
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:57 PM   #27
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Funky awesome headgear! Congrats on the buck.
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:26 PM   #28
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Good harvest
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:39 PM   #29
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Nice!!
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:57 PM   #30
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One cool deer!!
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Old 12-16-2018, 10:09 PM   #31
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super cool deer! congrats
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Old 12-16-2018, 10:14 PM   #32
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172..................
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Old 12-16-2018, 10:40 PM   #33
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Congrats! Cool deer
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Old 12-17-2018, 07:31 AM   #34
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172..................
He broke off 3”s on his left G3.
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Old 12-17-2018, 11:54 AM   #35
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Old 12-17-2018, 07:35 PM   #36
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Thanks everybody.
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Old 12-17-2018, 07:42 PM   #37
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Congrats! He's wild looking!!


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Old 12-18-2018, 06:44 AM   #38
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Congrats

Any idea what caused the crazy growth? Any injuries discovered after he was down?
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Old 12-18-2018, 07:19 AM   #39
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Any idea what caused the crazy growth? Any injuries discovered after he was down?
I did not notice anything. He looked pretty healthy. I talked to a neighbor Saturday that saw him several times through the years and he had a picture of him with his entire V mesh cottonseed feeder attached to his rack. Evidently he hooked it while feeding and it got stuck. This was after the season 2 years ago. He carried the entire mangled v mesh feeder on his head until he shed. I’m thinking something happened during that time to mess him up last year for sure. 2 years ago he probably hooked the v mesh and damaged one side.
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Old 12-18-2018, 07:23 AM   #40
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Amazing buck, glad you and your daughter got to experience that together!
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Old 12-18-2018, 07:28 AM   #41
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Great Buck....Congrats.
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Old 12-18-2018, 07:48 AM   #42
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Awesome Buck!!!
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Old 12-18-2018, 08:07 AM   #43
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That's a good looking buck. Congratulations!
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Old 12-18-2018, 08:10 AM   #44
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Wild looking deer. Congrats.

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Old 12-20-2018, 09:52 AM   #45
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What did you end up aging him at?
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:58 AM   #46
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That is a really cool looking buck and the picture is excellent, congratulations.
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:09 AM   #47
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Definitely one to be proud of, congrats
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:20 AM   #48
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Thanks. Was your buddy the guy that shot the huge 7 pt? I met a few new guys that hunt in a different pasture at the check in station.
No sir he killed the high-horned 8 with the flyer off his G2.
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:25 AM   #49
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What did you end up aging him at?
7.5
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Old 12-24-2018, 03:39 PM   #50
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