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#498345 - 11/04/18 06:00 AM Built it and they will come
RAH Offline
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Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 4243
Loc: Indiana, Boone County, 25 mile...
Settled for this old guy. Grey and teeth worn down to nothing. Demoted to an 11-pt by battle. Subtle grunt turned him and he came inside 10 yds. We have bigger ones, but thought this cull made more sense (at least to me). Bigger guys can breed the does this year.





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Edited by RAH (11/04/18 09:18 AM)

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#498350 - 11/04/18 10:12 AM Re: Built it and they will come [Re: RAH]
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Registered: 02/28/11
Posts: 3875
Loc: Emory TX
Nice deer, and a good one to take. I'll try the same scenario this year.
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#498352 - 11/04/18 10:35 AM Re: Built it and they will come [Re: FireIsHot]
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Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2414
Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Thatís good management! Well done.

PS there are some taxidermist that can repair those broken tines

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#498354 - 11/04/18 11:03 AM Re: Built it and they will come [Re: RAH]
RAH Offline
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Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 4243
Loc: Indiana, Boone County, 25 mile...
Looks like the one that broke off was a split tine like the G2&3 tines on the other side. Too many deer to start racking up taxidermy bills, but If I crack 170", I might make an exception. Big enough to fit in with my nicer ones as is:


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#498359 - 11/04/18 06:06 PM Re: Built it and they will come [Re: RAH]
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Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2414
Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Lots of good memories I bet

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#498368 - 11/05/18 06:31 AM Re: Built it and they will come [Re: RAH]
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Registered: 07/30/17
Posts: 40
Loc: OH
I'd leave the tine as is...theres a story in there

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#498369 - 11/05/18 08:26 AM Re: Built it and they will come [Re: Pat Williamson]
RAH Offline
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Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 4243
Loc: Indiana, Boone County, 25 mile...
I really do enjoy deer hunting. The quiet and the challenges. Best memories are of wildlife seen other than deer while in the woods. Bobcat chasing a squirrel up a neighboring tree, eagles landing in my tree, mink chasing down a rabbit...

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#498373 - 11/05/18 10:46 AM Re: Built it and they will come [Re: RAH]
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Registered: 01/24/06
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Loc: Butler In. Very NE corner
Rod, congrats! Do ya figure him as a 4 1/2 yr?
I would still like to come down and chew the fat and see your place. Hopefully next May if the invite is still open.
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#498378 - 11/05/18 11:04 AM Re: Built it and they will come [Re: RAH]
RAH Offline
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Registered: 05/17/09
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Loc: Indiana, Boone County, 25 mile...
I think that he was definitely in decline. Do not think that he would have survived the winter with such worn teeth, but I cannot be more specific on his age. Glad for you to visit our place. May is a nice time of year.

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#498382 - 11/05/18 11:58 AM Re: Built it and they will come [Re: RAH]
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Registered: 08/16/14
Posts: 871
Loc: in the mountains
Great buck RAH! Congrats!!!
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#498394 - 11/05/18 02:25 PM Re: Built it and they will come [Re: wbuffetjr]
RAH Offline
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Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 4243
Loc: Indiana, Boone County, 25 mile...
Thank you. One side of the rack was OK. Without the broken tine, he would have been pretty good but not as good as at least 2 others walking around.

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#498399 - 11/05/18 03:44 PM Re: Built it and they will come [Re: RAH]
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Registered: 05/03/14
Posts: 1456
Loc: East Texas, USA
Congrats! We have deer on our property, but I haven't seen a buck that big.
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#498402 - 11/05/18 04:59 PM Re: Built it and they will come [Re: RAH]
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Registered: 06/13/12
Posts: 1957
Loc: Ontario, Canada, Eh.
Nice animal. He will taste better if hes not all rutted out. Some will get so worked over there is not a bit of fat on them.
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#498407 - 11/05/18 06:48 PM Re: Built it and they will come [Re: RAH]
RAH Offline
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Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 4243
Loc: Indiana, Boone County, 25 mile...
He'll be tough, but that is why they invented marinating... We are lucky to have good genetics in our area, and our place now acts like a magnet for does, so some of the up and coming bucks make it through those at a different place in their hunting saga. Saw one of the big tens today back in one of the thick spruce groves we planted back 20-25 years ago. Did not get a good look at him though. Hope that he stays close during the gun season (wishful thinking if the rut is on).

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