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11-21-2007, 09:04 AM
My friends farm in Green Lake County again did not disappoint. Among the 25 or so deer my son and I saw opening morning was this guy. Also filled my doe tag as this is an Earn-a-Buck area. As usual, the air travel home with coolers full of venison is an interesting experience. Good luck to all for the remainder of the season.
11-21-2007, 09:33 AM
great looking rack, congrats...any story?
11-21-2007, 09:52 AM
Great buck, how about the story??? http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-faces-toast-beers.gif
11-21-2007, 11:18 AM
Woooooow, that's no puny buck. NICE work.
11-21-2007, 07:57 PM
That's a beauty of an 8 point! Glad you were able to score on your trip. Did your son hunt too or just came along with you?
11-21-2007, 11:09 PM
Man that's a wide 8 pointer. We don't see many 8s like that in MO out near their ears. Nice going TH.
11-22-2007, 06:46 PM
Thanks guys. I wish I could claim some skill in the harvest, but this one came in the "Better Lucky Than Good" catagory. My son and I stumbled into the Tower Blind maybe 45 minutes before shooting time. We made way too much noise as a tree had fallen across the path and we had to crunch through the woods a bit. Settled in and waited. With the first hint of the coming dawn, I started glassing through the dark at the cut cornfield in front of us and about 200 yards out there was a couple of dark spots, I thought a doe and fawn. The minutes passed and I thought maybe I made out small antlers on the larger one. More minutes passed, a bit more light, and yep, the big one was definitely a buck but didn't look too big in the rack. The other one looked to be much smaller so I didn't give it much thought. More minutes ticked by and the first shot of the morning rang out a distance off, as usual, several minutes before shooting time. A few more minutes pass and a few more shots here and there in the distance, and just at shooting time the "small" one stood up, turned sideways... Holy Cow, I'm gonna shoot that one!!! He had been bedded in the cut corn and tarried a bit too long at breakfast. Afterwards we saw a number of smaller bucks over the morning, and a couple not so small, but my boy chose to take a big doe instead, the one in the picture. We try to avoid shooting the smaller bucks for meat, choosing to let them grow. I took a doe Monday evening to get my Earn-A-Buck for next year (I was certified for this buck from last years doe). Probably should have let my boy take the shot, but when the buck stood up the targeting computer went into auto-shoot mode.
11-26-2007, 05:49 PM
Actually, I wasn't that bad. My boy is 30 years old and already has several big bucks under his belt!!
11-27-2007, 05:49 AM
great looking buck. thanks for the story.
11-27-2007, 06:34 PM
nice buck, what is the inside spread on that ol boy?
11-27-2007, 07:29 PM
11-27-2007, 09:28 PM
I make it at about 18 1/4.
11-29-2007, 01:07 PM
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