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Old 10-10-2020, 07:10 PM   #201
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What a deer congratulations
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Old 10-10-2020, 11:58 PM   #202
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Old 10-11-2020, 08:21 AM   #203
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Love those loooong brow tines! Congratulations on an awesome buck!!
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Old 10-11-2020, 09:04 AM   #204
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Congratulations Jsmainstream! Beautiful buck.
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Old 10-11-2020, 10:13 PM   #205
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Man at those brows, beautiful buck. Needed the hound? Looks like good shot placement


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Old 10-13-2020, 05:47 PM   #206
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Shot placement was spot on, broke the bolt off with 3-4" in the exit. Only thing I could figure was it plugged him. He only went 100 yards, but only had 2 small spots of blood in the dark. I backed out and called in a dog the next morning just to be safe.
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Old 10-13-2020, 09:09 PM   #207
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Was there a cut off date for signing up or is this open to any member of the board who hunts in Oklahoma at any point in the season?

I see the August 1st rule but am wondering if a person needed to ďsign upĒ for this contest?
Apologies for not getting back sooner, I have been making an effort to get on the board myself!

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Old 10-16-2020, 05:20 PM   #208
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Finally got a decent one on camera this morning. Iíll be up there for 4 days starting on the 22nd. I wish he would have stuck around for some better pics.



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Old 10-21-2020, 12:48 PM   #209
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Well he does not match up to the elk that have been entered so far but hereís another tally mark for the East.Name:  IMG_2562.jpg
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Old 10-21-2020, 01:17 PM   #210
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Some studs have been killed!!! I’m betting the winner is already on this thread!!
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Old 10-21-2020, 01:30 PM   #211
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Ya like the very first entry,? Ha. Stud!


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Old 10-21-2020, 02:00 PM   #212
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Old 10-21-2020, 02:00 PM   #213
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dang sideways! Anyone know how to fix that?
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Old 10-21-2020, 02:06 PM   #214
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And just like that unless a miracle happens I'm out of this contest...LOL
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Old 10-21-2020, 09:15 PM   #215
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Here you go, Sir. Outstanding deer! Thanks for sharing.

If you are of a mind, giving us a brief history, play by play, etc. would be appreciated.
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Old 10-21-2020, 10:57 PM   #216
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Here you go, Sir. Outstanding deer! Thanks for sharing.

If you are of a mind, giving us a brief history, play by play, etc. would be appreciated.
Thanks Booner!

Yes, here is the story.

New lease this year and my first year hunting Ok...I have 4 other new lease partners and they are all awesome guys to work and hunt with.

The night before the opener, we sat around the campfire and figured out who was going to hunt where in the morning. The more "visited" stands where we've seen good bucks were already taken and since I was the 4th pick, I said I would go to East Creek and shoot a doe - they were pretty consistent at that stand location.

Well, I got to the stand around 6:10am and watched the woods wake up. Right at 7:30, 6 does come out and are 40 yards away in some brush. I thought well, for sure they are going to come into the feeder like they do every other day.

I just happened to look back at a clearing where the does came out and Bang - there he was just standing there facing me.

This buck was 6.5 years old and two other guys on the lease hunted him hard last year but weren't able to connect. We had named him Tall Boy since he is a little narrow but has very long, tall beams.

He watches the does for a few minutes then hops in the pen for breakfast. I let him get settled and when he gives me the quartering away shot, I take it.

He does a big ole mule kick and bolts out of the pen towards the creek. I sent a text to the lease partners saying I just shot Tall Boy. This was at 7:52am on opening day!!

Two other guys from the lease came over and helped me track him. We had good blood starting about 20 yards past the shot. He crossed the creek and made a circle coming back to the creek. That is where we lost the blood trail.

Immediately, I start second guessing how good of a shot it was....I was walking the creek edge and saw something laying in the creek almost completely submerged. I got a closer look and yelled, I got him!

I handed one of the guys my phone and my bow and went for a swim. It was only knee high but a little chilly for sure. I dragged him to the other side and we pulled him up the bank and into the Ranger.

We all exchanged high fives and drove back to the lease where we caped and quartered him.

Overall, it was an awesome opener!! New lease, new state, new hunting partners and a great 6.5 year old buck!!!
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Old 10-25-2020, 04:19 PM   #217
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Congrats on a really nice buck!!!
Spread is just air. How wide was he? Mine was only 13 3/8” inside.
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Old 10-25-2020, 10:56 PM   #218
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Spread is just air. How wide was he? Mine was only 13 3/8Ē inside.
14 4/8s
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Old 10-26-2020, 07:20 PM   #219
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Just so I'm on the scoreboard. West side near Coleman (Atoka Co). But I knew some of yall have real monsters. This was my early target buck. Maybe will have something later.
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Old 10-27-2020, 12:05 AM   #220
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Good looking deer dfkoon. Congrats


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Old 10-27-2020, 07:23 AM   #221
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Headed out for my last morning. My buddy shot our target deer yesterday evening with a muzzle loader. Should be a fun morning in the stand. Blue dot is me.





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Old 10-27-2020, 06:34 PM   #222
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Well I managed to seal the deal this morning in the snow. Iíve never got to hunt in the snow so it was pretty cool. This guy came by just after 8am. I hit a little forward in the shoulder but watched him bed down. Then he got up and limped about 10yds and went down again. I snuck in and put another arrow in him but he was already done. Wasnít needed. Wonít win any prizes in our contest but Iím happy with him. Good luck everyone and congratulations to the folks who have already got some bruisers on the board.







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Old 10-27-2020, 07:27 PM   #223
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Congrats man, thats a good deer !!!
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:05 PM   #224
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Looks cold! I spent all day in a tree here in SE OK and it never got below 37. Canít imagine sitting in that windy snow blow field. Congrats on the buck.


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Old 10-27-2020, 10:19 PM   #225
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:30 PM   #226
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Congrats HH94! Looks awesome getting it done in the snow.
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Old 10-30-2020, 11:38 PM   #227
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After sitting in the rain Tuesday evening, I connected with one of our better bucks Wednesday morning in the rain. Full write up to come. He was right at 157. Hughes County, West Side
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Old 10-30-2020, 11:46 PM   #228
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After sitting in the rain Tuesday evening, I connected with one of our better bucks Wednesday morning in the rain. Full write up to come. He was right at 157. Hughes County, West Side
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Old 10-30-2020, 11:50 PM   #229
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Dang some okie giants already hitting the ground miss hunting up there .
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Old 10-31-2020, 10:22 AM   #230
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All great deer. Congrats to everyone.
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Old 11-01-2020, 10:22 AM   #231
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After sitting in the rain Tuesday evening, I connected with one of our better bucks Wednesday morning in the rain. Full write up to come. He was right at 157. Hughes County, West Side
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Heck of a deer! Nice work!

Looking forward to your gifted wordsmithing.
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Old 11-01-2020, 03:40 PM   #232
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Man I feel like an idiot driving from Texas all the way through Oklahoma to hunt Kansas....
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Old 11-01-2020, 04:29 PM   #233
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Brilliant marketing scheme Darton!

Some beautiful bucks posted!
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Old 11-02-2020, 09:35 AM   #234
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West Side buck last week..not sure how the pics end up flipped on their side..?
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Old 11-02-2020, 10:28 PM   #235
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Hey east side west is kicking our ***! We need some mountain deer to start showing up.


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Old 11-03-2020, 09:49 AM   #236
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Man I feel like an idiot driving from Texas all the way through Oklahoma to hunt Kansas....
I was like you driving through Oklahoma every year trying to get to Kansas as fast as I could. My good hunting buddy said one time while driving through Oklahoma ďMan we might be driving through some of the best hunting right here in OklahomaĒ. After our first year of hunting Oklahoma we never went back to Kansas. Plus we donít have to worry about getting drawn, we get two buck tags, license is cheaper and the list goes on.....
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Old 11-03-2020, 09:50 AM   #237
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After sitting in the rain Tuesday evening, I connected with one of our better bucks Wednesday morning in the rain. Full write up to come. He was right at 157. Hughes County, West Side
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Beautiful buck! Canít wait for the write up!
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Old 11-03-2020, 10:18 AM   #238
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You north of the river hunters are getting it done this year, very impressive and congrats to all. .

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Old 11-03-2020, 10:29 AM   #239
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Dang. There some nice bucks dropping in OK. I won't get to hunt for the first time on our new place near Panola until Thanksgiving weekend. It's going to be extremely old school as I have no stands up there yet and my feeder and camera were destroyed by a bear. I have no idea what roaming Panola Mtn. It'll be still hunting in the mountains like I love.
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Old 11-04-2020, 05:03 PM   #240
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Was able to connect this morning after a little bit of cat and mouse

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Old 11-04-2020, 05:18 PM   #241
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West Side buck last week..not sure how the pics end up flipped on their side..?
Can someone smarter than me fix these? This buck is awesome
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Old 11-04-2020, 05:19 PM   #242
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Was able to connect this morning after a little bit of cat and mouse

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Very Nice!
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Old 11-04-2020, 05:33 PM   #243
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Heck of a deer Sir. Congratulations. We have one up in NW part of the state very similar makeup but about 3 years for being that good.


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Old 11-04-2020, 05:42 PM   #244
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Great buck. Good thing he died. You were out of arrows!!
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Old 11-04-2020, 05:45 PM   #245
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Oklahoma has always produced good deer! Just gotta keep the locals and methheads away from them...lol
Congrats to all you guys....y’all are knocking down some good ones!!
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Old 11-04-2020, 07:13 PM   #246
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Can someone smarter than me fix these? This buck is awesome
Thanks! Ya my tiny pic sideways pic doesnít do him justice lol..lots of fine ones going down all over the place though by the looks of it
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Old 11-04-2020, 09:03 PM   #247
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Great buck. Good thing he died. You were out of arrows!!
It was touch and go on which one of us was going to make it

Congratulations and awesome deer everyone
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Old 11-04-2020, 09:19 PM   #248
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Old 11-05-2020, 08:15 AM   #249
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Good looking buck! Congratulations
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Old 11-05-2020, 08:16 AM   #250
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West Side buck last week..not sure how the pics end up flipped on their side..?
Congratulations!! That is a monster!!
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