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Old 09-30-2019, 07:37 PM   #151
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Yes!! We need some updates!
I went to the lease last weekend to fill corn. No pictures of him on the corn at one feeder. The second closest corn feeder had a camera malfunction in the heat. In the pictures it did take he wasn't there either.

I didn't get to check the camera on the protein pen where he has been hanging out. It takes a ranger or 4-wheeler to get there. And I didn't get time to walk there. My buddy is headed there next weekend to take his camper down, so hopefully will get pictures.

We are allowed to start hunting during the rifle season...... Plus have been covered up at work with research experiments and a grant that is due in the middle of October. After the grant is in, Im headed to Colorado for 2nd season of Elk rifle

I'm interested to see how much velvet he could rub off
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Old 09-30-2019, 08:18 PM   #152
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I went to the lease last weekend to fill corn. No pictures of him on the corn at one feeder. The second closest corn feeder had a camera malfunction in the heat. In the pictures it did take he wasn't there either.



I didn't get to check the camera on the protein pen where he has been hanging out. It takes a ranger or 4-wheeler to get there. And I didn't get time to walk there. My buddy is headed there next weekend to take his camper down, so hopefully will get pictures.



We are allowed to start hunting during the rifle season...... Plus have been covered up at work with research experiments and a grant that is due in the middle of October. After the grant is in, Im headed to Colorado for 2nd season of Elk rifle



I'm interested to see how much velvet he could rub off


Thanks for the update. He is around somewhere. Acorns are falling and they are THICK.

I would bet he gets 100 percent of his velvet off!


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Old 10-01-2019, 01:24 AM   #153
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Id say hes 4.5
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Old 10-01-2019, 04:34 PM   #154
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Old 10-05-2019, 09:56 PM   #155
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Buddy got to check the camera today. Looks like he cleaned himself up completely

I hope he doesn’t break up too much in the next couple weeks
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Old 10-05-2019, 10:38 PM   #156
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Buddy got to check the camera today. Looks like he cleaned himself up completely

I hope he doesn’t break up too much in the next couple weeks


Son of a gun ! Priceless man, enjoy it.. I hope nothing breaks off as well!


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Old 10-05-2019, 10:42 PM   #157
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Wow! Amazing deer.
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Old 10-06-2019, 02:49 PM   #158
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I faintly hear a drum roll beginning...
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Old 10-13-2019, 03:24 PM   #159
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Sure hope he doesn’t break anything/much off before we encounter him. Million dollar question is, if he does get broken up a bit... Wana roll the dice again!?!?

Man what a LONG but FUN offseason it has been!

Kudos again for letting him walk last season! I’ll never forget seeing the text that morning in the blind when you first laid eyes on him. “Monster Buck at my feeder, but I just can’t get him older than 4 1/2... I’m going to let him walk.”

He was a buck of a lifetime last year for most. This year however, he’s OVER THE TOP! Can’t wait to put my hands on his rack regardless of which of us are lucky enough to smoke him. I just really hope it’s a select few of us who have worked harder than the others to grow a deer like this!

This season is going to be a fun one! ����
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Old 10-14-2019, 11:53 AM   #160
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Sure hope he doesn’t break anything/much off before we encounter him. Million dollar question is, if he does get broken up a bit... Wana roll the dice again!?!?

Man what a LONG but FUN offseason it has been!

Kudos again for letting him walk last season! I’ll never forget seeing the text that morning in the blind when you first laid eyes on him. “Monster Buck at my feeder, but I just can’t get him older than 4 1/2... I’m going to let him walk.”

He was a buck of a lifetime last year for most. This year however, he’s OVER THE TOP! Can’t wait to put my hands on his rack regardless of which of us are lucky enough to smoke him. I just really hope it’s a select few of us who have worked harder than the others to grow a deer like this!

This season is going to be a fun one! ����
Ol Scrub buck is the only other person to see this deer on the hoof last year. We actively searched for sheds several times. Now that it is dried up, we might go on another search.
It has been a slow summer anticipating what this deer might do.

He has impressed us all for sure. Gonna be fun watching for him, and all of the next generation of bucks

He still hasn't appeared at a corn feeder this year, but this seems to be what he does.
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Old 10-14-2019, 12:52 PM   #161
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Amazing. He has so much going on but it wouldn't surprise me a bit if he breaks 200".......by a good margin
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Old 10-14-2019, 03:49 PM   #162
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Man this is a great write up.
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Old 10-14-2019, 06:36 PM   #163
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Awesome buck man!
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:06 PM   #164
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Hope someone catches up with him this year.
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:12 PM   #165
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Y’all huntin him this weekend?
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Old 10-31-2019, 09:01 AM   #166
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Y’all huntin him this weekend?
Yep. Planning to camp out at the stand where I saw him last fall. If he doesn’t show up I should have a lot of good deer to watch

They did a survey of the entire ranch (we hunt a small portion of a big ranch)with a chopper and saw him where we thought he lives. He is essentially running a creek draw

There is another good 4.5 year old that should be good in 2 years. And he was in the same draw as the big guy. The 4.5 year old did visit the stand I am hunting. So hopefully he will drag him along
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Old 10-31-2019, 09:04 AM   #167
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Yep. Planning to camp out at the stand where I saw him last fall. If he doesn’t show up I should have a lot of good deer to watch



They did a survey of the entire ranch (we hunt a small portion of a big ranch)with a chopper and saw him where we thought he lives. He is essentially running a creek draw



There is another good 4.5 year old that should be good in 2 years. And he was in the same draw as the big guy. The 4.5 year old did visit the stand I am hunting. So hopefully he will drag him along


Awesome!

Keep us posted if you can

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Old 10-31-2019, 09:24 AM   #168
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Got my fingers crossed for you and hope that you are taking LDP's by the end of the weekend.

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Old 10-31-2019, 09:33 AM   #169
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I have a good feeling about this one! Good luck!


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Old 10-31-2019, 02:00 PM   #170
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Good luck on him bud!!
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Old 10-31-2019, 02:18 PM   #171
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Best decision you could have made to pass him!

Now he is a book deer and a once in a lifetime buck.

I had him at 4.5 also last year
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Old 10-31-2019, 04:00 PM   #172
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hope you get a shot at him - incredible deer
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Old 11-01-2019, 10:09 AM   #173
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Pulling for ya!
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Old 11-01-2019, 10:35 AM   #174
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Good luck! Will be waiting on LDPs!

Enjoy the journey. The opportunity to hunt a deer of this magnitude may only happen once!
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Old 11-01-2019, 01:21 PM   #175
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Old 11-02-2019, 09:34 AM   #176
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Old 11-04-2019, 11:15 AM   #177
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Saw several deer I would have shot in years past, but not the big guy this weekend.....
We did have pictures of him on a game camera at midnight on 10/25 crossing a field

had a couple different bucks square off against each other, and a couple small ones starting to chase a doe.

Taking my 6 year old with me this weekend, so not sure how quiet we will be.....
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Old 11-04-2019, 12:33 PM   #178
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Thanks for the update and good luck!
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Old 11-05-2019, 09:46 AM   #179
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Thanks for the update
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Old 11-05-2019, 03:02 PM   #180
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Looks like a 5 yo. to me.
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Old 11-13-2019, 11:57 AM   #181
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any update on this buck?
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Old 11-13-2019, 12:02 PM   #182
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any update on this buck?
I have not seen him. But he did show up on a game camera last week that belongs to one of the other guys on the lease. Was right at daybreak when it was hard to see. Wasn't there long and He wasn't hunting that weekend.

Kinda surprising to see him at a feeder, especially the second week of the season. I have to work this weekend and have an obligation the next weekend. So hopefully he is still alive by thanksgiving. From the pictures it looks like he still has all of his points, may have broken a brow tine.

Interested to see what plays out this weekend
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Old 11-13-2019, 12:58 PM   #183
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Keep us posted. Post rut he may show up at a feeder or plot
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Old 11-13-2019, 01:09 PM   #184
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Man.....I may have to go on short term disability if I had that deer showing up. Good Luck Getting On Him!!
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Old 11-13-2019, 01:27 PM   #185
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Keep us posted. Post rut he may show up at a feeder or plot
That is the weird part about him showing up this early. I truly didn't expect to see him for another couple weeks like last year. If he keeps with his old habits I wouldn't expect him to be a regular at a specific feeder. Where he did show up there hasn't been much traffic.

I have a stand that is on a food plot not far from there, and it is one of the spots we saw him last year. I so wish I could get out there this weekend. If he for some reason is showing up at one of my spots, I might have to make the quick trip.....
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:47 AM   #186
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Well the years long saga of this deer has come to a close. A good buddy got him this morning. Heck of a deer and glad that he got him

He has at least 19 scoreable points.

It is amazing what a little management and restraint can do. I haven't posted this to brag about what we have done, but more of a case study of what can happen. It will be hard to surpass this deer, but we have a good pipeline of deer that we will let grow.

Sometimes you have to take a chance, and in this case it paid off.



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Old 11-15-2019, 09:50 AM   #187
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What a giant! Post up the final score when you get it. Congrats to the hunter.
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:09 AM   #188
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Wow! Congratulations to the hunter... what an epic deer!
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:44 AM   #189
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Please tell me y’all took some good LDP’s?!? Great buck
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:50 AM   #190
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Yes they did. I am 6 hours away at work. I haven't gotten those pictures yet.

I have a feeling they are cleaning and caping right now.
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Old 11-15-2019, 11:04 AM   #191
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Yes they did. I am 6 hours away at work. I haven't gotten those pictures yet.

I have a feeling they are cleaning and caping right now.
What a giant of a deer. Sure wish you were the one who got that giant! Looking forward to the score. 185?
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Old 11-15-2019, 11:35 AM   #192
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Breathtaking buck. Sorry you weren't the one to get him but glad one of your buddies did! A lot better then getting hit by a truck or shot by a neighbor with no history! Congrats to you all on holding out on this buck and I can't wait to hear the score. I would guess he blows by 185. Mass is unreal and 19 points will run up score! Please post score sheet once you get it.
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Old 11-15-2019, 11:56 AM   #193
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awesome deer. looking forward to better pics
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Old 11-15-2019, 03:00 PM   #194
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I don't have the full score sheet, but here are some stats.

Gross score 202 4/8
36 4/8 abnormal points
24 4/8 inside spread
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Old 11-15-2019, 03:23 PM   #195
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What a stud hoss.
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Old 11-15-2019, 03:30 PM   #196
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I don't have the full score sheet, but here are some stats.

Gross score 202 4/8
36 4/8 abnormal points
24 4/8 inside spread
Incredible deer and I thought the number would be even higher.

I hope your buddy knows that he owes you a steak dinner or ten!
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Old 11-15-2019, 03:32 PM   #197
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I’m glad he was got, but sorry it wasn’t by the person who shared him with these many months.
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Old 11-15-2019, 03:38 PM   #198
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Awesome buck!
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Old 11-15-2019, 05:34 PM   #199
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I don't have the full score sheet, but here are some stats.

Gross score 202 4/8
36 4/8 abnormal points
24 4/8 inside spread
I thought he was over 200" but when it gets that high and crazy, it is anyone's guess. Congrats to you all for growing him and to your buddy for shooting him.
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Old 11-15-2019, 05:48 PM   #200
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Cool lookin critter Ag. Congrats to your Buddy. Great back story.
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