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    Default Big Boy Down**Buck Of A Lifetime For Me** Missouri Whitetail**

    I had been getting this buck on cam from July all the way through August 14th, he was running with the one I name Hightower. This one I just called Big Boy. I hadn't gotten any trail cam pics of him since nor did I see him. Neighbors had said they seen him up until the last of August. MODot started working on 50 hwy closing it down to one lane so I began doing my commute to work in Blue Springs north on my gravel road and taking M hwy to I-70. After heading up the gravel road a few times I started seeing deer, but just does. It was still more deer than I was seeing on my property, which were none at all.

    Then yesterday I decided to take the four wheeler up the gravel road and glass the timber line on my north side that exited into beans to see if the deer were moving north away from me. I get about 3/4 mile north and see five deer in a powerline clearcut. I stopped and glassed and one of the five was him. He was on a property that I was told the landowner would not let anyone hunt. Well today on the way home from work the landowner was mending fence and I stopped and had a talk with him and asked if I could bowhunt on him. He had no problem with it. So I came home grabbed my gear and figured I could at least sit on my three legged stool and maybe figure out the deer movement and where I should be on another hunt.

    I get situated and after just a few minutes hear some grunts, then hear a little horn tagging going on. Then a doe emerged about 70 yards out on the other side of the clear cut. Then three large bodied deer in the thicket and can't tell what they are but large bodied. As Im figuring that I will have to set up in another spot on yet another hunt this Big Boy comes walking at 15 yards from my right to left with another large buck. I knew it was him, and didn't even look at the other buck. It was a very tough shot with all the sapplings in front of me that I never had the chance yet to trim for shooting lanes. I followed as I drew and picked somewhat of an opening where I would stop him. I made a grunt he stopped and I let her fly. I hit back far and high. I could see the fletching as he bolted. Over a fence, and across a gravel road and over another fence into a combined bean field. I walked as far as the road and had good blood, the road was drenched in blood. After about 130 yards following blood there he lay. What an awesome hunt, and my best buck yet gun or bow.

    After hanging him and putting the arrow back in him it turned out he is so big that his lungs and diaphragm went way back and I punchered lung and his diaphragm.PA151138a.jpgPA151150a.jpgPA151137a.jpg
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    Congrats on a great archery buck! Looks like you have a few more good ones left to hunt next season!
    Coming to a National Forest near you!

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    Congrats, impressive buck :)

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    No doubt about it; that's a SMOKIN BUCK, fer sure! I'm diggin that width and symmetry. VERY nice!

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    Love your buck and story. Congrats!

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    Beutifull buck! Congratulations. Looks like an uphill shot by the angle of the arrow, was it a steep angle? Thanks for sharing.

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    Very nice, congratulations.

    I was hoping we'd start to see some fine Whitetails being taken this year.

    Don't forget to put a picture in the "Meat Pole" Thread if you haven't yet.
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    Congrats on a "buck of a lifetime". That is an awesome buck, with any weapon, but with a bow just makes it that much sweeter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inchr48 View Post
    Very nice, congratulations.

    I was hoping we'd start to see some fine Whitetails being taken this year.

    Don't forget to put a picture in the "Meat Pole" Thread if you haven't yet.
    Thanks for the heads up on the meat pole thread, I have done so.
    Appreciate the comments, It's now doe time!
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    Good luck on a tasty doe. They seem to be more wary than most of the bucks (especially when the rut gets going).
    I've got a sister in Linn, Co. MO. Some big deer running on their property. Pretty close to Swan Lake too! Need to get out there for a visit.
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    Dude, that's a hog! Guud shooting!

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    Very nice buck! Great story. Thanks for sharing. I hunted whitetail for the first time last year - back to Illinois again this year - I'm hooked. Your pictures just get me even more excited!! Killing a deer that you had on trail camera months ago is very cool. Congratulations.

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    I found the last live photo that I got of him on my game camera.
    Hightower Returns with Bigboy.jpg

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    Congratulations on a fine buck. With a bow too. Way to go.

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    Very nice Whitetail. Congrats
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    Awesome buck...Congrats

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    Wow, what a great MO buck H&W. I keep dreaming that same dream. Awesome story, thanks for posting it here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spectr17 View Post
    Wow, what a great MO buck H&W. I keep dreaming that same dream. Awesome story, thanks for posting it here.
    Hey Jesse, I haven't seen you post up on the other site in a while, but figured you will when you get ready to head for the farm back here. We all must keep dreaming that same dream, and eventually it becomes a reality. I'm for sure stoked over this one and will be walking tall for some time. Having him mounted in a offset/sneak position. I had to post up here since this is where I got started while living in cali.
    Missouri has proven to be a wise move for us, hunting opportunities are enormous here and the wife and I just love it!

    Thanks for all the other comments, and good luck to all this hunting season.

    ps How about them Cards!!!!! Love your Avatar Jesse!
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    Very nice White tailed buck man! I miss those days when I was able to shoot them in Michigan. Congratulations man

    thanks for posting,

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    CONGRATS!! Terrific buck!
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