Working at the Farm - Took a few I-Phone Pics

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  1. Native Hunter

    Native Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Haven't named him yet. I thought last year he was a mature deer with a small rack, but now I don't know, because he is making such a jump this time. I thought he was old last year because of his body features and he ran alone. You never saw him with another buck. He is still running alone this year, so that part hasn't changed. Last year when he finished, he was pretty, but I don't think he would have broke 125. Thoughts?
     
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    If a summer time deer looks like he may be 5, he's probably 5. I liked to pass on 4 1/2 year olds so that they could throw some junk. Picket has stickers starting all over the place. The last deer that I killed in Iowa was 130-135 gross straight 10 at 4 1/2 when I killed him a year later he was 158 gross.

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    That’s for sure a heck of a buck Native. I hope you can age him accurately and you can harvest him before your neighbor can.


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    I'm waiting impatiently for the update.

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    You definitely know how to make a man jealous!


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    Sorry I missed this post. I will give an update just after gun season. Got a reason for not posting too many pictures right now.
     
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    I understand, good luck.

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    Thanks G. I just sent you a PM.
     
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    That doesn’t sound good. Good luck


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    Good luck with that deer! I sure hope you get him!
     
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    I’ve learned the hard way not to post too many pics on other sites. I feel pretty safe doing so here, I hope that continues to be the case.
     
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    First of all, thanks to everyone for your comments in the live from the stand thread. I had this deer on camera early in the year but only one time after shedding velvet. It had been 79 days since I had got a picture of him but figured he was still alive, because at one time he disappeared for a month earlier in the year.

    My son took a very respectable 9 point on the third or fourth day of gun season and I kept hunting. I finally got some pics of two other nice deer at my 20-acre farm and hunted there a couple of days, but kept thinking about this deer. Finally, I went back and decided to spend the rest of the season on a hope and prayer. I passed several decent deer – including a big 8 pointer in the 140 range.

    This morning I was in the blind before daylight, and the day started slow. By 8 AM I hadn’t seen a single deer but finally saw a doe and fawn. I was trying to look in all directions and took my eyes away from the plot for a minute. When I turned back, I saw the rear of a deer cross the edge and enter the NWSG field. I believe the deer had just come and checked a scrape at the edge of the plot.

    I thought to myself that I would at least get my gun up just in case it might be one I wanted. It was walking toward a shooting land so I focused my attention there. The grass was so tall that I couldn’t see anything moving in it. Suddenly he stepped out in the lane and stopped briefly. I saw it was him and pulled the trigger quickly. The shot was roughly 200 yards. I was shooting a 300 magnum, so the recoil kept me from seeing which direction he went, but I had faith I had made a perfect double lung shot. The blood trail though the native grass was very good, and in a few minutes, I found him about 50 yards from where I shot him. The lungs were a mess, so I don’t know how he went that far.

    Gross score is 186+ and typical net is 174+, so we have a Booner.

    PS: Just saw a trail cam pic today that a guy 1.8 miles away had of him 4 days ago, so I am very blessed. Another guy told me that he came close to running over this deer a few days ago about a mile from where I live. I give God the glory and thank my friend from NC who had been praying for me to get this deer.

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    So glad you got him Steve. I've been sitting on pins and needles rooting for you. That's testament to your hard work, dedication, and discipline right there. Much deserved and congrats!
     
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    Thank you Ben. That means a lot coming from you!
     
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    The buck of a lifetime, congrats!!!
     
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    Congrats again! You deserve it! Buck of a lifetime for sure.
     
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    So happy for you, Native! I’ve been wondering when we’d get an update. No one more deserving! Absolute monster.
     
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    Congratulations Steve on that amazing deer and good shooting.

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    Congratulations to you. You had friends in South Carolina as well hoping you would get him!

    It’s amazing how far they can travel and how much luck is involved in getting a deer like this. Your hard work on your properties is an inspiration to us all, and I can think of no one more deserving to shoot a booner.
     
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