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Old 10-03-2020, 07:34 AM   #1
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Another year and looking forward to Seeing all the public land kIlls so when you make it happen Iíd appreciate you posting them here.
Every year I appreciate all the time and patience it must take for you guys to be successful.
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Old 10-05-2020, 04:28 PM   #2
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Don't know if you welcome rifle takes here but these are our pronghorn doe taken Friday over the mountain near Saratoga. No suitable bucks were located so we'll go back beginning of Nov. when the wintering herds move in.
These doe probably have the smallest horns we've taken in a few years, they are fun to hunt by the horn length as well.
Mushroom stuffed tenderloins for dinner tonight.
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Old 10-05-2020, 07:21 PM   #3
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Smacked a doe to start things off.

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Old 10-05-2020, 07:26 PM   #4
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I killed this little spike opening morning.
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Old 10-05-2020, 07:38 PM   #5
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opening day evening doe
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Old 10-07-2020, 11:46 PM   #6
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10/07/2020 public land mouflon
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Old 10-08-2020, 09:02 PM   #7
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Iím not revealing which public land but I will tell you it wasnít very elusive. Good luck to everyone out there.
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Old 10-08-2020, 09:09 PM   #8
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That's a nice cull....Congrats!
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Old 10-08-2020, 09:44 PM   #9
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New Mexico early September my first velvet buck


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Old 10-09-2020, 01:10 PM   #10
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Second day.

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Old 10-09-2020, 02:16 PM   #11
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how do those taste?
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Old 10-09-2020, 02:58 PM   #12
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I've been present for a few so far this year, but for me this is all I've gotten myself up to this point.
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Old 10-10-2020, 05:52 PM   #13
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Waydago folks,
Some great kills. Congrats
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Old 10-12-2020, 04:21 AM   #14
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My wife and I were both successful on our diy archery caribou hunt. And the brown bear was public too but just couldnít make it happen this season unfortunately... Hopefully next season Iíll get a chance!
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Old 10-12-2020, 04:33 AM   #15
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My wife and I were both successful on our diy archery caribou hunt. And the brown bear was public too but just couldnít make it happen this season unfortunately... Hopefully next season Iíll get a chance!
thats awesome!! big archery caribou is my #1 bucket list
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Old 10-12-2020, 06:16 AM   #16
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Nice

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Old 10-12-2020, 06:44 PM   #17
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My Fort Hood Buck
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Old 10-12-2020, 06:46 PM   #18
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Very nice Ft Hood buck congratulations
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Old 10-12-2020, 07:02 PM   #19
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Wow, nice!
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Old 10-12-2020, 09:22 PM   #20
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Waydago Pope
I hunted Ft. for many years growing up. Seen lots of great bucks but never
Took one myself
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Old 10-12-2020, 09:23 PM   #21
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Oh man Alaska would be a dream come true. Congrats
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Old 10-12-2020, 10:05 PM   #22
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Old 10-12-2020, 10:50 PM   #23
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Colorado Public 54 yard shot Muley

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Old 10-13-2020, 07:54 AM   #24
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Oh man an alpine velvet buck congrats im sure that took some work before and after the shot, congrats
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Old 10-13-2020, 07:27 PM   #25
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North Texas public land deer. 40yd shot. Grim reaper whitetail extreme 4 blade. Nasty suckers!
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Old 10-13-2020, 08:39 PM   #26
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North Texas public land deer. 40yd shot. Grim reaper whitetail extreme 4 blade. Nasty suckers!
Nice mature buck! Congrats!
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Old 10-14-2020, 09:49 AM   #27
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Man what a great buck Kirby.....congrats
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Old 10-14-2020, 09:53 AM   #28
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First public land buck. 5 point with my dad.




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Old 10-14-2020, 10:22 AM   #29
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Be sure and tell everyone exactly what parcel of public land you killed it on so that way everyone has a shot .......and also if it is a drawn hunt, I am sorry but I don't consider that public land. Public land is land that anyone can access and hunt at anytime.
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Old 10-14-2020, 10:28 AM   #30
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Be sure and tell everyone exactly what parcel of public land you killed it on so that way everyone has a shot .......and also if it is a drawn hunt, I am sorry but I don't consider that public land. Public land is land that anyone can access and hunt at anytime.


Now that's funny right there. Hell even in western states, a lot of the units are 'draw only' for certain species. Ain't public land though I guess!
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Old 10-14-2020, 11:29 AM   #31
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Sure are some nice bucks up in this thread.
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Old 10-14-2020, 11:49 AM   #32
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Now that's funny right there. Hell even in western states, a lot of the units are 'draw only' for certain species. Ain't public land though I guess!
Guess we'll need to start an "OTC Public Land Only" thread for the purists.
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Old 10-14-2020, 12:04 PM   #33
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Javelina this past January on an AZ deer hunt. I drew the javi tag, could have bought it leftover, and the deer tag was OTC— so I have no idea if this qualifies as a true public land kill or not...


Also, javelina carnitas are delicious.
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Old 10-14-2020, 12:22 PM   #34
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Be sure and tell everyone exactly what parcel of public land you killed it on so that way everyone has a shot .......and also if it is a drawn hunt, I am sorry but I don't consider that public land. Public land is land that anyone can access and hunt at anytime.
So any CO mule deer shot west of Denver doesn't count since you had to draw the tag?
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Old 10-14-2020, 12:48 PM   #35
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I got a nice porker at Aransas.
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Old 10-14-2020, 12:54 PM   #36
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Be sure and tell everyone exactly what parcel of public land you killed it on so that way everyone has a shot .......and also if it is a drawn hunt, I am sorry but I don't consider that public land. Public land is land that anyone can access and hunt at anytime.
I'm sorry you feel that way. How about you contribute to the thread with some public land kills instead of telling people what is public land and what is not.
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Old 10-14-2020, 01:03 PM   #37
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I'm sorry you feel that way. How about you contribute to the thread with some public land kills instead of telling people what is public land and what is not.
SFA - I meet you on the trail as we where both dragging our deer out. I only hunt public land and I never worked as hard as I did on that hunt. That was a well deserved trophy - no picture will ever do that deer justice.
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Old 10-14-2020, 01:11 PM   #38
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SFA - I meet you on the trail as we where both dragging our deer out. I only hunt public land and I never worked as hard as I did on that hunt. That was a well deserved trophy - no picture will ever do that deer justice.
Thanks brother. Were you the guy in the saddle with the 10 point?

It was a tough hunt. People that haven't hunted there don't know what it is like to hunt at Hagerman. Toughest hunt I have ever been on. And, I have hunted public land for a LONG time.
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Old 10-14-2020, 02:09 PM   #39
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I think this is what they call a checkmate.
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Old 10-14-2020, 02:35 PM   #40
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Old 10-14-2020, 04:41 PM   #41
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Be sure and tell everyone exactly what parcel of public land you killed it on so that way everyone has a shot .......and also if it is a drawn hunt, I am sorry but I don't consider that public land. Public land is land that anyone can access and hunt at anytime.
A bit of a backwoods take...
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Old 10-14-2020, 05:59 PM   #42
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Whether walk-in or draw only, any public land kill is tough and hard-earned! Draw hunts aren't any easier than walk-in so I'm not sure why the argument was made but whatever. Kudos to the public land killers!
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Old 10-14-2020, 09:39 PM   #43
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WY Ď20. Canít complain w/ a 2nd choice tag and killing a better than average buck for the area. I live for old mature, fat, swollen neck, saggy belly MD bucks. Something about them gets my heart pumping whether theyíre 200Ē or 150Ē. Iím proud of this buck and how tough it was to get him, then put my dad on his buddy from his bachelor group a week later. Some say sage deer ainít no good but he tastes just as good as any other Iíve killed.




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Old 10-14-2020, 11:11 PM   #44
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Man you folks have been getting it done. Really appreciate your posting in this thread.
Not sure how anyone could come to this thread and have something stupid to say but I guess it is what it is.
Well done folks
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Old 10-14-2020, 11:14 PM   #45
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Nice muley! I bet that's a fun hunt, one of these years I'm gonna toss my hat in the ring. Gotta conquer the Elk first.
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Old 10-14-2020, 11:32 PM   #46
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Old 10-15-2020, 12:04 AM   #47
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Javelina this past January on an AZ deer hunt. I drew the javi tag, could have bought it leftover, and the deer tag was OTCó so I have no idea if this qualifies as a true public land kill or not...


Also, javelina carnitas are delicious.
I was there with the younguns last Jan as well. Who be back this year for sure.
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Old 10-15-2020, 12:08 AM   #48
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Nice muley! I bet that's a fun hunt, one of these years I'm gonna toss my hat in the ring. Gotta conquer the Elk first.
Thanks! I was up there while y'all were. It was a blast filling deer and prong tags as well as chasing MD in a completely new environment than all the other places I've hunted them.
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Old 10-15-2020, 12:42 AM   #49
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Old 10-15-2020, 09:25 AM   #50
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Great DC buck Alec
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