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Well, shucks!!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:38 pm
by Surveyorshawn
Well, I shot a really nice buck Monday evening just before dark. I would be confident saying it was bigger than the ones I have killed the past 2 seasons easily, maybe 140" + conservatively (may as well be a Boone & Crockett here in Stone County, he's probably 5 or 6 years old too) and I think it was a 10 point. My friend who lives just down past me and I followed a good blood trail all the way to the creek, which was flowing out of its banks. We couldn't find where he came out on the opposite bank, and we searched up & down the creek on both sides, but the creek was rising while we were looking, and the swamp was flowing full of water.

My lab Coco acted like he might have bayed something, but we couldn't get to him & he swam back to us instead of staying with it. We were so turned around in the dark and flooded creek swamp that I don't know exactly where we were when he was barking. I know he was on an Island where the creek forks & then comes back together, but it got flooded as well. I guess I'll be looking for buzzards & listening for coyotes. It was the first deer I've shot with my .44 revolver, though not intentionally. I was just carrying my pistol with me while walking to check a trail camera. I rounded some brush & a small thicket to get to the camera & there he was, standing in a trail at about 15 yards as if he didn't even know I was there. I managed to get off 2 shots, and he didn't even move until the 2nd one.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:39 pm
by glenn
I hate that for you. I hope for your sake it was not a fatal shot and he will recover to give you another opportunity.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:02 am
by missed mallards
Is there no way to cross the creek? Be hard for me not to atleast do some daylight looking.

Good idea on carrying the pistol! I left mine in my truck yesterday and about got attacked by not one but 3 bucks in hot pursuit of a Doe. Needless to say I was sick. First deer I've seen in daylight on the place and there I stood with 2 mounters running all around.


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Re: Well, shucks!!

PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:25 pm
by Surveyorshawn
missed mallards wrote:Is there no way to cross the creek? Be hard for me not to atleast do some daylight looking.

We crossed the creek and looked all up & down it. I looked in the daylight, but everything was flooded much worse that next day than the evening before.

Re: Well, shucks!!

PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:45 pm
by Surveyorshawn
Found the deer this afternoon! He's a 10 point and the biggest one I've taken off my place. I green scored him at 149 and some change. I can't get photobucket to work for me, so whenever I can figure out how to post pictures I'll post some of the rack.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:39 am
by flipper
Glad you found him. Looking forward to the pics.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:58 pm
by RoadRanger
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:42 am
by gtk
glad you found it..

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:29 pm
by dustygoodson
glad you found him

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:39 pm
by Surveyorshawn
Well, here he is! I taped him at 149 and some change, and 147 2/8 net (green of course). He's only about 14 & 1/4" wide, but that gives him some unique character IMO. I might actually have to put these on a plaque instead of hanging them from one of the rafters in the shed, lol. Boy, the look on my wife's face was priceless when she came home and saw this thing boiling in my concoction in a pot on her stove! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Well, shucks!!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:04 pm
by huntall
Nice horns! Glad you found it

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:50 pm
by chadbragg
Awesome buck. And a heck of a pistol kill. Im trying to get a buck with my 10mm. Ive killed several does and a spike years ago.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:01 pm
by LadyHunter
That's a tall rack. Glad you found him. Now about that mess being on the stove......


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:59 pm
by dustygoodson
nice deer

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:05 pm
by triple_duece
Glad you found your rack but sucks losing the meat. My wife would kill me boiling a head inside on the stove.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:42 am
by gtk
triple_duece wrote: My wife would kill me boiling a head inside on the stove.

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Same here !

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:17 am
by Curlyjack
Nice set of antlers!, glad you as able to recover them.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:48 pm
by flipper
Very nice rack! Congratulations! Your perseverance paid off!


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Re: Well, shucks!!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:05 pm
by Surveyorshawn
triple_duece wrote: My wife would kill me boiling a head inside on the stove.


I'm not out of the woods on that issue yet...I think she's going to have a 2nd Christmas before it's all over with, lol!