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Old 01-04-2021, 07:21 PM   #1
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Well gentlemen, after 28 years of basically only killing does, hogs, mule deer buck and turkey in Texas- the drought is finally over! I have hunted hard over the years and I have been blessed to be able to kill a 6x5 full velvet Muley, 5x5 bull elk and a black bear (brown in color) in Colorado with my bow. However, the Great State of Texas has not been so kind to me for nice whitetail bucks. I have passed up more bucks that I can count and I either never see the big bucks I have on camera or I have pulled the shot a couple of times. This year breaks the spell though! I had multiple shooter bucks on camera, two of which had already been killed in our subdivision. I went out to hunt yesterday on the last day figuring it would end like they always do- tag soup!

The feeder went off at 7:01 am and by 7:05 am I had a doe, two fawns and a small buck eating corn. I still had the heater going and the windows closed when all of a sudden this buck walked in. I was totally shocked to say the least! I had had this deer on camera a few times but not since the end of October and then again on the end of November. My shooting window in my poly tank blind tends to make a little bit of noise and cost me one of my target bucks (12 point) in November. That being said I was afraid that this buck would bust me when I tried to ease the window open. I opened the window super super slow and to my surprise non of the deer noticed. With bow in hand it was go time- so I thought. Out of nowhere the buck just walks out the same direction that he walked in. The other deer kept feeding so I figured he might come back in. Within a couple of minutes the 9 point buck walked back in and I pulled back to full draw. At about this time one of the fawns walks right towards the blind and is staring right at me with her head popping up. You guys know what Iím talking about! I am trying to hide behind the opened vertical window but I know at any moment she will blow and the gig would be over. However to my surprise, she took a few steps to my right and I knew I was clear. I was still at full draw so I moved the bow towards the open window and settled the Mathews Switchback XTís top pin on the bucks vitals and I hit the release. It was at that moment when the Easton axis and Muzzy 100 grain had breakfast at 7:30am. The buck bolted as the arrow zipped through him like melted butter. I waited an hour and 5 minutes (eternity) to start tracking. I found frozen blood where he was standing and about ten yards further my arrow was in the grass shaft covered in blood. I got on his blood trail and like most of my Muzzy moments the trail was not that great. I followed the blood down a well traveled trail down the embankment of the creek and up the other side. It was super steep. The blood trail continued on the other side of the creek and picked up some really good puddles. Shortly thereafter, I found myself in a familiar spot- the blood trail stopped. I started praying and began to grid search. I happened to look over to my left in an opening and I saw a White belly. I was ecstatic as I was fixing to head a totally different direction that would have taken me away from the deer. God knows our heart and hears our prayers! This buck is not the biggest buck by far that I have on camera but I am super proud of my 10 acre 9 point buck.
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Old 01-04-2021, 07:28 PM   #2
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Old 01-04-2021, 07:31 PM   #3
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Old 01-04-2021, 07:34 PM   #4
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10 acre dandy that is for sure! Congrats.
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Old 01-04-2021, 07:35 PM   #5
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What a great buck, congrats
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Old 01-04-2021, 07:37 PM   #6
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Old 01-04-2021, 08:02 PM   #7
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Nice buck and good read
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Old 01-04-2021, 08:08 PM   #8
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congrats. Great looking buck. No matter the acreage..
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Old 01-04-2021, 08:12 PM   #9
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Atta boy!! Congratulations on a nice buck and breaking the drought.
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Old 01-04-2021, 08:17 PM   #10
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Atta boy!! Congratulations on a nice buck and breaking the drought.
Thanks Scott! You know itís been a long time coming.
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Old 01-04-2021, 08:25 PM   #11
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The blind with the apparent squeaky window. Lol!
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Old 01-04-2021, 08:25 PM   #12
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Old 01-04-2021, 08:31 PM   #13
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Heck yeah....great buck.

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Old 01-04-2021, 08:31 PM   #14
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nice buck!
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Old 01-04-2021, 08:42 PM   #15
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Great buck, nice story.
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Old 01-04-2021, 09:16 PM   #16
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I will try to post some pictures of the two target bucks that got killed, plus some other shooters and up and comers tomorrow. It will not let me upload them tonight.
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Old 01-04-2021, 09:17 PM   #17
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Awesome! Congrats!
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Old 01-04-2021, 09:38 PM   #18
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Congrats! Great buck
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Old 01-05-2021, 07:45 AM   #19
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He's got some character. Congrats! You at Silver Lakes? They've sure been moving the past few days near Amon Carter.
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Old 01-05-2021, 07:49 AM   #20
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Way to close out the year

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Old 01-05-2021, 07:53 AM   #21
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Not a bad way to end the season, heck of a deer !!!
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Old 01-05-2021, 07:53 AM   #22
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Cool buck congrats!

The way you have it laying out there in the gravel it looks like roadkill that you brought home
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Old 01-05-2021, 07:56 AM   #23
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That's hanging in there! Great deer!!! Congrats
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Old 01-05-2021, 07:57 AM   #24
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That’s a cool buck. Congrats on the bow kill.
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Old 01-05-2021, 08:08 AM   #25
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He's got some character. Congrats! You at Silver Lakes? They've sure been moving the past few days near Amon Carter.
Yes sir! There are some really good deer in here! I am hoping to post some more pictures. However, every time I try it rejects them.
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Old 01-05-2021, 08:09 AM   #26
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Great Buck ! Congrats
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Old 01-05-2021, 08:13 AM   #27
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Congrats.

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Old 01-05-2021, 08:22 AM   #28
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Congratulations!! You closed out 2020 in style. Great buck.
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Old 01-05-2021, 10:12 AM   #29
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Yes sir! There are some really good deer in here! I am hoping to post some more pictures. However, every time I try it rejects them.
Very nice area, and some unique hunting for the owners.
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Old 01-05-2021, 10:40 AM   #30
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Awesome buck!
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Old 01-05-2021, 10:44 AM   #31
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Great job way to let it fly and not think about it awesome buck you should be proud and will be a great addition to your new home PROUD OF YOU
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Old 01-05-2021, 10:50 AM   #32
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Congratulations. Great way to end the season.
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Old 01-05-2021, 10:57 AM   #33
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A very handsome 10acre 9ner! Well done MrParkChief.
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Old 01-05-2021, 11:00 AM   #34
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I love those forked G-2s, congratulations!
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Old 01-05-2021, 02:38 PM   #35
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Congrats on a nice buck!
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Old 01-05-2021, 06:03 PM   #36
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Great job way to let it fly and not think about it awesome buck you should be proud and will be a great addition to your new home PROUD OF YOU
Thank You Wes! You know more than anyone how long this drought has been. Now itís time to flip the tables and get rid of your drought in Colorado!
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Old 01-05-2021, 06:32 PM   #37
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My big 9 and big 12 point were killed this year. I hope some of these other 8 points and up and comers made it! The turkey and hogs are just a bonus in my little slice of heaven. God has blessed us and we are thrilled to finally get moved into our custom built home after 15 months in a rental after we sold our house.
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Old 01-05-2021, 06:35 PM   #38
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Good Luck to everyone in the late season! Let it fly, Shoot Straight and Dream of Next Yearís Big Boy!

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Old 01-10-2021, 08:42 AM   #39
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I just checked the camera cards and the buck I shot was on camera the day before I shot him. He hadnít been on camera since the end of November and he had never given me a heads up straight picture of him. I am sure glad I shot!!!
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Old 01-10-2021, 08:58 AM   #40
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Congrats!!
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Old 01-10-2021, 10:51 AM   #41
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Nice buck congrats!
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Old 01-10-2021, 06:02 PM   #42
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Old 01-10-2021, 10:50 PM   #43
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Congrats! Great backstory.
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Old 01-10-2021, 11:00 PM   #44
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Old 01-11-2021, 06:50 AM   #45
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Great buck! Congrats


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Old 01-11-2021, 08:08 AM   #46
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Old 01-11-2021, 08:11 AM   #47
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Those Muley splits are cool!
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