Got my 2019 eight point back

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  1. Native Hunter

    Native Hunter Well-Known Member

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    He will be safer on my wall than he was in the field. Tax man found a 22 bullet lodged in his skull and he also had one eye poked out.

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    Congrats Steve. Love those giant 8s.
     
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    Beauty!!!


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    Nice mount. He obviously lived on the edge. Did you measure this buck?
     
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    Native Hunter Well-Known Member

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    No, but the tax man said a little over 140 and 6 years old. I had higher scoring deer last year that we passed but had my eye one this one because of age and the one eye gone.
     
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    Wow Native, you must be holding him way out front like a fish picture.
    'cause he sure looks HUGE. Nice
     
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    Yet another great NH buck!!!
     
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    The nicest racks with the most character aren't always the highest scoring. There's way more to deer hunting than a number on a board. I just asked for my own curiosity, pictures can be so hard to judge for size and age.
     
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    magnum 8. Very nice. Apparently he lived in a rough neighborhood
     
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  11. Native Hunter

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    I totally agree. I like the high scoring racks but some of the best memories are old warriors with average racks.

    However, if anyone likes big racks, the deer I took in 2018 would make them happy. He won second place in a big contest and won me a rifle. Oh yea....the game warden won first place....I think he got to scout more than I did....;)

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    What are the chances the game warden slapped his tag on a roadkill?
     
  13. Native Hunter

    Native Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I don't think he would do that. I don't know him well, but as far as I know he is an honest man.

    Right now deer quality in my area is going up, and we are seeing much better deer than in the past. I think a lot of it has to do with increased nutrition. I have overloaded my deer with food plots, mast trees, etc, and now we have beans close by every year on neighbors. Every other year that will be more than 80 acres of beans adjoining my farm. In the off year when the closest neighbor does corn, I still have a nearby field in beans on another property.

    The thing missing is getting everyone to buy in on the age thing. My son and I are now passing all 3 year olds and even some 4 year olds if we think they have great potential. If everyone around us would do that, I think the sky would be the limit.
     
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    Probably didn’t tag road kill, but if they’re like our wardens, they always have great places to hunt for free. Those are both very nice bucks Native, congrats twice !
     
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    Very nice! I've always been a fan of the big eights. I hope one day just to see one on the hoof.
     
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