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Old 01-16-2021, 04:53 PM   #1
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Default Drop Dead Fred 2020 season wrap up

Well figured Iíd show the totality of a personal best season for our house in a single thread. Iíll try an keep it less wordy and more pictures. Season started back home with several good deer on the list, i decided early which everyone presented themselves to me first would get their ticket punched. Hunted all bow season only to take it to the wire, and harvest a great buck we call ďrockerĒ a day before rifle opener.







After tagging out, i transitioned my focus back to Mexico some are familiar on here, but most wont know our Mexico ranch was completely ambushed by bears. We had at one point any where between 8-10 bears on our ranch. They caused so much destruction across every inch of the ranch it took the wind out of my sails. Feeders never worked for more than a week or two at a time which meant game cameras ( that didnt get mauled by bears) had little to no intel on herd and what deer did and didnít make it. Also another wrinkle was our ranch got less than 8Ē of rain on the year, so with everything given i was going in blind for the first time in a long time. Opener comes and we make a trip down I pull my card, and a buck i passed called slugger had showed back up and in a BIG way! He went from a main frame 8 with two split 2s to a main frame 10 with double drops!! So i just start putting in time sitting hoping to cross paths with him, couple days pass and hunting is slow deer arenít coming to the feeders (probably because the mass amount of bear activity around them). So day before we leave crawl back in for an evening sit slow again Iím enjoying the beautiful sunset from my 13í tripod when for some unknown reason i turn to look off to my right, where deer pretty much never come from, and heís standing there about 85 yards in the brush. He slipping through the brush headed west into the setting sun when i finally find him in my scope no time to wait i shoot through the small opening in the brush and watch him fold. He was perfect in every way to me!





Now back home to try and get my wife a buck she was aiming to tag. We had some many encounters it hurt my brain how someone could have so many close calls with a deer of the magnitude we were after, as fate would have it i would have to be gone the last few days of season so she would be on her own! Another close encounter but still no shot, then out of nowhere i just shot a big buck!!! I thought it was the buck she had been chasing, but to my surprise it was another deer we called B8 that was in no way shape or form a deer with any pattern be gone weeks at a time then show up for 5 minutes and gone again! He was a true giant of an 8 i was so proud of her for doing it all on her own! Huge shout to my buddy Tshelly for loading him up and getting him on ice and some great pictures for me!




Now back to Mexico for a few days of getting some great Tbhrs wingnut (Bryan) and TheGasMan (shane) on some management deer! Had an absolute great trip and couldnít have picked a better crew to share the brush with! We piled the deer
Up had some great laughs and told countless stories! Iím sad itís all over but at the same time ready to recharge the batteries! It was a great season in a dark year and for that Iím grateful may god bless you all in 2021

Hereís a few more pics of the year




















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Old 01-16-2021, 04:58 PM   #2
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What a fantastic season! Congrats to al involved
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Old 01-16-2021, 05:08 PM   #3
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dang you got some nice deer in both places. Congrats and great writeup.
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Old 01-16-2021, 05:10 PM   #4
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Heck of a season, congrats all


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Old 01-16-2021, 05:10 PM   #5
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Thanks for sharing, great year for sure!
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Old 01-16-2021, 05:11 PM   #6
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Awesome Season Bud. Congrats to all the lucky hunters and thanks for sharing
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Old 01-16-2021, 05:12 PM   #7
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Awesome season amigo!
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Old 01-16-2021, 05:23 PM   #8
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Are bears legal to take down there?
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Old 01-16-2021, 05:24 PM   #9
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Wow nice animals.
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Old 01-16-2021, 05:58 PM   #10
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Iíd say it was a pretty good year
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:01 PM   #11
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Good stuff!

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Old 01-16-2021, 06:05 PM   #12
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Great read and great pics. Congrats on a great season. Thanks for sharing!

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Old 01-16-2021, 06:12 PM   #13
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Congrats on a very successful season. That old Mexico is something to behold. Its a truly wild and beautiful place. And congrats to your wife on getting it done by herself. Thats awesome!


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Old 01-16-2021, 06:23 PM   #14
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Great deer. Congrats.
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:29 PM   #15
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Awesome write up and pics. Congrats to all
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Old 01-16-2021, 07:00 PM   #16
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Mucho congrats and thanks for sharing!!


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Old 01-16-2021, 07:04 PM   #17
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Congrats on a great season!
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Old 01-16-2021, 07:12 PM   #18
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You kick butt every year! Awesome year again Congrats! Sorry about the bears, that’s crazy
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Old 01-16-2021, 07:23 PM   #19
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Congrats on an awesome season. Really like that double drop tine.
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Old 01-16-2021, 07:42 PM   #20
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Congrats on your season and thanks for writing it all up!
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Old 01-16-2021, 08:10 PM   #21
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Very nice, congrats and thanks for taking the time for the write up
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Old 01-16-2021, 08:17 PM   #22
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Congratulations on a really good season


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Old 01-16-2021, 08:19 PM   #23
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Great season! Congrats on some great deer.
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Old 01-16-2021, 08:21 PM   #24
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Congrats on a great season and nice writeup.



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Old 01-16-2021, 08:24 PM   #25
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Congrats on a great season and nice writeup.



You need to start videoing

Iíve got a bunch wish i knew how to post some clips, unfortunately i always push the cam to the side when itís filming kill shots as i donít want to mess up the shot, and i was filming my wife but wasnít there for her kill. Need me a camera man
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Old 01-16-2021, 08:24 PM   #26
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Great pics sir!

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Old 01-16-2021, 08:24 PM   #27
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Great deer and awesome write up!
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Old 01-16-2021, 08:50 PM   #28
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Great Year
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Old 01-16-2021, 09:54 PM   #29
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Man you had a great year,
Congrats and enjoyed the write up and photos!
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Old 01-16-2021, 10:18 PM   #30
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Wow, you had a great year! Congrats!
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Old 01-16-2021, 11:46 PM   #31
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Congratulations on an awesome season!! Thanks letting me tag along with you to Mexico, it was a blast!!
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Old 01-17-2021, 08:39 AM   #32
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Congratulations on an awesome season!! Thanks letting me tag along with you to Mexico, it was a blast!!

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Old 01-17-2021, 09:04 AM   #33
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Congrats on a having a great season!!! That double drop buck is a beauty!
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Old 01-17-2021, 09:23 AM   #34
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Heck of a season.... I enjoy seeing the success.

A lot of nice bucks there. That double drop is a special deer!!!
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Old 01-17-2021, 09:25 AM   #35
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Awesome kills congrats
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Old 01-17-2021, 11:42 AM   #36
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Congratulations to all!!!
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Old 01-17-2021, 11:59 AM   #37
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Outstanding...as always, thanks for sharing!!
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Old 01-17-2021, 04:19 PM   #38
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Solid season bud!


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Old 01-17-2021, 04:36 PM   #39
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Great year!
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Old 01-17-2021, 08:11 PM   #40
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Awesome season! Congrats!
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Old 01-17-2021, 08:53 PM   #41
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Thanks guys


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Old 01-18-2021, 02:37 PM   #42
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Heckuva season, DDF!
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Old 01-18-2021, 02:48 PM   #43
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That is one hell of a season! Congrats!!
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Old 01-18-2021, 03:42 PM   #44
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congrats on a great season!
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Old 01-18-2021, 05:05 PM   #45
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Well done homie. Ill be your camera guy next year wey!
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Old 01-18-2021, 06:22 PM   #46
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Congrats on a great season.
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Old 01-18-2021, 06:51 PM   #47
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Nice season. Congrats.
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Old 01-18-2021, 08:41 PM   #48
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Well done homie. Ill be your camera guy next year wey!

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