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Old 09-13-2018, 08:48 PM   #1
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Started the beginning of my 2017/18 west Texas muley hunt this past January with high hopes of killing another good one to add to the trophy room and right off the bat found a stud of a buck that had my attention. He was old, wide and had character for days.



We had eyes on him for 9 strait days before he pushed the doe into a place where I could get a mid range shot on him, and near last light was able to capitalize on the opportunity with a 659 yard second shot drt kill.







He was what we figured him to be, a big old brute of a muley buck. He's not my highest scoring buck but definitely the most character.





His good antler measured 86" with a broken G4, and it looked like his weak side had sustained an injury at one time that led to the splayed out/smaller antler. 181" and 31" inside and couldn't be happier with him!

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Old 09-13-2018, 08:50 PM   #2
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He’s awesome
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:55 PM   #3
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Man what a stud! Congrats - I love a good MD!
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Old 09-13-2018, 09:02 PM   #4
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Man that's a nice muley. Congrats

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Old 09-13-2018, 09:13 PM   #5
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In a couple of years that would of been a good one

Congrats Man that is a great looking Buck
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:18 PM   #6
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Great buck, what county he come out of? Winkler? They grow some studs in them Sandhills.

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Old 09-13-2018, 11:21 PM   #7
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Nice Muley
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:27 PM   #8
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Lots of character there. Congrats.
Drove through Andrews last weekend....unbelievably green.
Probably a little late for horns.

You hunting out there again this year?
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:09 AM   #9
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Very Nice!!!!!!! Congrats. Awesome hunt.. Did you save his cape?
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:00 AM   #10
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Congrats Dustin!
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:12 AM   #11
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Congrats on the muley.
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:23 AM   #12
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Awesome
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:43 AM   #13
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Nice
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:47 AM   #14
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Lots of character there. Congrats.
Drove through Andrews last weekend....unbelievably green.
Probably a little late for horns.

You hunting out there again this year?
Thanks Jim. It's been decently green out there all year, more so than in years past. Good lord willing I plan on chasing muleys on that ranch for the next few decades!
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Old 09-14-2018, 07:07 AM   #15
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Great deer. Congrats.

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Old 09-14-2018, 07:31 AM   #16
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Great buck! Congrats Dustin!
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Old 09-14-2018, 07:35 AM   #17
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Great buck! Congrats!

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Old 09-14-2018, 07:38 AM   #18
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Great looking deer. Congrats.

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Old 09-14-2018, 07:40 AM   #19
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Thanks Jim. It's been decently green out there all year, more so than in years past. Good lord willing I plan on chasing muleys on that ranch for the next few decades!
I bet I can tell you who's ranch that is and maybe even which pasture.
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:38 AM   #20
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I bet I can tell you who's ranch that is and maybe even which pasture.
unlikely but if you care to guess shoot me a pm
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:41 AM   #21
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Very Nice!!!!!!! Congrats. Awesome hunt.. Did you save his cape?
Thanks! I dropped the cape off at Allen Palermo's shop as he will be shoulder mounted. I keep my antlers until he's ready for them.
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:42 AM   #22
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Congrats! Lets see the rifle set up and shooting location! That's a heck of a shot, I could never hold steady something that long, props to you!
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:44 AM   #23
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That rack looks half mule half wt. nice buck
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:49 AM   #24
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Heck of a deer!
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:54 AM   #25
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Helluva deer! where did you shoot him?
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:40 AM   #26
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Awesome trophy
Congratulations
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:44 AM   #27
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What a stud!
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:06 AM   #28
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unlikely but if you care to guess shoot me a pm
Pm sent. I like this game. Wherever he was, hes a stud!
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:15 AM   #29
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Man, that is a cool deer. Awesome West Texas sand dune photos. Is that Culberson County?
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:26 AM   #30
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that is a stud of a mulie, nice work!
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:30 AM   #31
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Very nice. Congrats.
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:37 AM   #32
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Congrats Dustin!
Thanks David, good luck to yall this season!
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:42 AM   #33
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Thanks! I dropped the cape off at Allen Palermo's shop as he will be shoulder mounted. I keep my antlers until he's ready for them.
Cool.... Allen is a great choice!!!!!
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:55 AM   #34
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Cool.... Allen is a great choice!!!!!
Yes sir, I've used him a near a dozen times and his customer service is second to none in the state. Easily the most consistent quality work out of all the taxidermists I've used.
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:57 AM   #35
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Well, I thought I had it pinned right down to who took the picture. Did any other ranches pm’d hit? Looking forward to seeing the mount!
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:45 AM   #36
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Well, I thought I had it pinned right down to who took the picture. Did any other ranches pmd hit? Looking forward to seeing the mount!
One shares a fence, another shares the dunes, and the other two share the county
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:45 PM   #37
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Stud! I've got a 10 day hunt scheduled out there this year and man this gets me pumped up
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Old 09-14-2018, 04:00 PM   #38
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Jaw drop! Absolute giant! Congrats
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:43 PM   #39
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Congrats! Cant wait to see mount!
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:26 PM   #40
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Congrats! Care to share the outfitter? Id like to take some clients on a hunt like that one day....
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:36 PM   #41
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Stud of a WT muley! Congratulations!
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:00 PM   #42
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Congrats! Care to share the outfitter? Id like to take some clients on a hunt like that one day....
Nah, Lane has access to much better properties out of state to take his clients to and may even let you tag along


On a side note when he gets ready to spend some $$$$$ I know great outfitter that he could spend his money with, just let me know when you give him my contact info.

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Old 09-14-2018, 10:02 PM   #43
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Nah, you're boss has access to much better properties out of state to take his clients to and may even let you tag along


On a side note when he gets ready to spend some $$$$$ I know great outfitter that he could spend his money with, just let me know when you give him my contact info.
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:20 PM   #44
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Speaking of your.....did the ranch ever call you about your axis euro?
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:28 PM   #45
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Speaking of your.....did the ranch ever call you about your axis euro?


Yes.


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Old 09-14-2018, 10:31 PM   #46
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Congrats, hopefully the coyotes didn't chew the antlers too bad....
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:32 PM   #47
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Congrats, hopefully the coyotes didn't chew the antlers too bad....


No coyotes out there.


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Old 09-14-2018, 10:37 PM   #48
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No coyotes out there.


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Coyotes climb thru and under high fences
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:39 PM   #49
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:56 PM   #50
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You should have hired them to look for the wifey's blackbuck.....😂🤣😂
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