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this one is for buster from this year
last year, four years of picture of him now. continues to grow and past his genes on. db
That is a great deer but he has since been harvested with the bow.
Leave no tine behind
tell me it isn't so and your just playing with me. db
Wow, DB! Heck of a deer! Maybe Bonman got him, but in any case hopefully he's passed a load of genes on!
I see now, the light is on, the deer shot was a twin. Thank goodness.
All deer have a twin and to prove that shoot a nice one, post it with site harvest and see how many road hunters show up. db
No he is most definitely dead. The guy that shot him also has his sheds from last year as well.
Yes countless hours to watch until sheds came off and then many hours to find the following summer, pattern, find spots, sit and hope it comes by and one day it did.
And Buster it is a 4 point buck that scores what we said it would last year. Db
What did he wind up taping out?
Does not score well with Pope and Young due to about 15" of adnormal horns and about 7" side to side and a lack of a G4.
But main four point frame is in the 160" range. If you count all the horns and add up which is not the proper way to score but seems to be the fashionable way to do it now days it will come in at the low 180s.
For us the history, the pictures and the time the deer spent with us, the hunt and hours spent, the color and thickness of the tines, that it was able to escape all the hunters over that time ( and i am aware of one other hunter after it who did not care about the time of day or time of year to shoot) the passing of its genes over those years (it was at or close to his prime), its charater, these all do make in once in a life time for my son and family also.
For my son and his wife who spend countless hours in the bush, the planning and goal setting and their youth, i have stated that i believe they will have a few more moments of once in a life time experience.
I just wish during my youth i would of sat the same goals up instead of shooting at a box on Friday moring and then shooting at whatever came my way. The last 20 years of a bow, building food plots, planting cover, my son's ideal on how to hunt versus what i was taught has change my whole outlook on hunting. db
Nice Trump hat, eh.
Thats the best part about shooting an old mature buck that you have alot of history with, the scouting, shed hunting, the trail cam pics and letting the go till they've reached the fullest potential. All the hours finally paid off.
Congratulations on finally out witting and old bruiser.
thank you, the memories of the hunt will always be there long after one forgets what it did score.
Well maybe as i have one (5x5) from about five years ago that the official net score is 167 and some change but then the score sheet is by the deer and my son shot one (6x6) two years ago that does net in the 160 somewhere. Both with the bow. The 5x5 was the third year it came up while the 6x6 was the second year as some other hunters were after it and they had no problem coming on our posted land to go after with their guns. I feel if we could of waited one more year we might of had a 170 plus class deer with that 6x6 but to many 160 class bucks had allready been passed for next year with the neighbors having as much sucess on those deer as we had. db
Your exactly right, score is not everything. I have a buck I've been after for awhile, I've got 4 years of sheds from him, last year he started going down hill, but I guarantee I'd stick the old s.o.b if he gives me the opportunity regardless of his score.
Have a deer we call grandpa. A 4x4 that at one time maybe score in the high 140 and now is down to the 130. This is our 6 or 7 year of pictures of him but do not have all those sheds of him.
We would have agruements about who was going to harvest him with the bow however my son nor me were willing to use our tag on him. Should of open it up to a high school kid to come up with his or her bow. So he lived and bred. One would of thought that there was no way he would of lived this long and then passed his genes on. So i quess i agree that in December or maybe Janurary 1 i would try my tag on him but it is a little late for the culling program. However my daughter-in-law has consented to use her tag for the meat and she has been up there but for whatever reason it does not come up when she is there. Give it time. db
But it all adds to some great times and memories as you stated. db
This years pic
New hit list buck
Damn Whopperking! I wanna see pics of that one with a tag on it.
Don't practice until you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong.
We are trying. My 13 year old boy is after him hard. Hope to have pics with a tag on him soon here we’ll see what happens.