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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:26 am    Post subject: Finally !!!! Reply with quote

I have bin getting after it trying to get a deer this year without much success . Our new lease has a 8 point or better rule for bucks witch me being a meat hunter 1st bothered me a little but I figured I would get plenty of chances at does . I have had to pass up 6 smaller bucks in early muzzle loader at 30-50 yds no doe's in range only saw 3 so far this year. Had to pass up 2 smaller bucks in archery 20yds. I saw one doe close enough and screwed it up . Our gun season started last Saturday and have seen 2 deer all week both small bucks and one out of range and I'm driving 82 mile's round trip. So this new lease has turned out to be a bust Crying or Very sad . I got fed up and headed to the small spot I hunted last year saw 4 doe and this guy Very Happy . My freezer is empty It feels good to put one in it.. Finally Very Happy Very Happy



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:51 am    Post subject: Re: Finally !!!! Reply with quote

Joe,
That is one fine looking buck. What did it weigh when dressed? What did you use to bag him? Thanks for sharing the pictures. I like a story with a happy ending. All the best...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally !!!! Reply with quote

Good one, congrats!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally !!!! Reply with quote

Thanks guys .. Very Happy I would guess 180lbs I no he was a pain in the a## to get in the truck by my self Very Happy ... Used my rem 788 in .308 with hand loaded 150 grain nosler accubonds . He's in the cooler box Ill skin and cut him in the morning and I guess ill take the head to the taxidermist . I hate spending money (lol)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally !!!! Reply with quote

Congrats Joe, our season begins next week and runs till the middle of January 2015.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally !!!! Reply with quote

Nice. Congrats.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally !!!! Reply with quote

Well done Joe...persistence does pay off in the long run mate. That is one nice looking buck, some damn fine ears there mate, a good BBQ or two for sure. BBQ, BBQ...party at Joe's house everybody...I'll stack the beer fridge. Party Cheers Party Cheers

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally !!!! Reply with quote

Congrats, SSJ! that's a nice size buck. I remember you being the deer count leader the last couple of seasons. Good to see you dry spell end.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally !!!! Reply with quote

good stuff...whats the plan for lease now???? let it go or keep with it???

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally !!!! Reply with quote

Nice animal SSJ. I miss whitetail hunting.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:12 am    Post subject: Re: Finally !!!! Reply with quote

Nice looking deer! I might get some hunting in during the next few weeks.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:08 am    Post subject: Re: Finally !!!! Reply with quote

That's hunting. Sometimes it takes 5 minutes, sometimes it takes 5 years or never get it at all...

An honnest? When I should get the opportunity to get such a nice buck, I would probably forget to shoot... I seem to have a thing going with large deer bucks. Does and calves no problem, but as soon as antlers are showing something or someone blocks my triggerfinger. So I made up my mind to stay with roebucks and shoot some more to get the same weight...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:43 am    Post subject: Re: Finally !!!! Reply with quote

Thanks guys... Making deer jerky tomorrow
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good stuff...whats the plan for lease now???? let it go or keep with it???
I wont renew the lease there next year I don't think any of the guy's I'm in with want to. We will look for another one . If the next one has the antler restrictions and is as far a way as this one I may not . I'll have to see. I didn't think the antler restriction would be a big deal but it turned out to be. I figured I could load up on a few doe's for meat and then maybe get a big buck . Seldom do things work out like we think when it comes to hunting Very Happy . But with the cost of the lease + fuel cost +time in travel+ not seeing doe's + passing up meat bucks this one just turned out to be a bummer. We still have a week of rifle and then 2 weeks of late muzzle loader so I may try there again ( its paid for ) my vac is up so I only have limited time now..

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:16 am    Post subject: Re: Finally !!!! Reply with quote

Nice...Very nice.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:17 am    Post subject: Re: Finally !!!! Reply with quote

Nice buck and meat in the freezer. Good job!
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