My Daughter Got a Good’n

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  1. DrDirtNap

    DrDirtNap Active Member

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    Two days before Thanksgiving my daughter comes home from college to go Deer hunting. We try to hunt a few times together every year. On our farm there are two bucks on the hit list. We were set up overlooking a food plot of oats and brassicas. The Deer had been hammering it pretty good the last two weeks. One of the hit list bucks had been visiting this food plot in afternoons close to sunset.
    We didn’t see any deer until about 30 minutes before sunset. Three does. Then another doe. It was getting dark fast. Finally, with only five minutes or so of shooting light left, we saw a large bodied deer emerge from the tree line and head towards the food plot. It was not the buck we expected, but it was “Kicker”, the other buck on our hit list! Kicker came in the food plot and began to feed. My daughter couldn’t shoot yet because of some standing sunflowers on the edge of the field. Finally, Kicker took a couple of steps and she made a great 130 yard shot. The buck only ran about 30 yards. Awesome how this hunt worked out!

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  2. Lewi B

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    Very nice buck.
    Congratulations to you both.
     
  3. suburbhunter

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    WOW!!! Great Deer!!! Congratulations to both of you!!!
     
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    Congratulations
     
  5. Chainsaw

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    Yikes!! That is a beauty for sure. I love the mass and kickers. Do you have a history with that deer--wondering how old it is?
    Congratulations to your daughter and everyone else involved in making that hunt happen.
     
  6. DrDirtNap

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    Thanks Chainsaw! I got a lot of pictures of this Deer two years ago. He was a basic eight point with one kicker coming off his left side then. Last year I never got a picture of him and I figured he was dead. This year I started getting pictures of him in July and it was obvious our farm was his home range. Funny how deer come and go like that. I’m guessing he’s 4 1/2 years old. Maybe all the habitat improvement is paying off!


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    Wow, that's a great buck! Congrats!
     
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    Nice deer for sure!
     
  9. Cedar Ridge

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    Beautiful deer! Congrats to your daughter on a fine shot.
     
  10. HB_Hunter

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    Great deer! Congrats to you and her both!


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  11. THE LLC

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    I'd say that qualifies.
     
  12. Drycreek

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    Woohoo ! That's a great buck, congrats to both of you !
     
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    Great deer, and a big congrats
     

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