Buck harvest

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  1. mike bayerl

    mike bayerl

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    I was fortunate to take this big guy tonight, 9 pt, 170# field dressed, archery. My first buck in 8+ yrs.
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    Nice buck, congrats!
     
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    Good eats there:thumbs:
     
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    Here's some better pictures. Also, this was the first deer I've ever caped for a mount by myself. Last one was done by a butcher. Taxidermist said "This is great. I wish all my clients would do such a nice job." That made my day 'cuz it took me a long time and lots of blood and sweat - fortunately no tears. 20201115_165641.jpg 20201115_134207.jpg
     
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    Was that from your own land, new home, too?
     
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    Yes, I only hunt on my own property, archery only. I've been luck enough to take a doe or two for the freezer each year (knock on wood), but in 12+ yrs hunting here I've only taken 2 buck. I know they cruise through here, especially during rut, but I just don't have the time to really try to target trophies. I'm perfectly happy as a meat hunter.
     
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    Grandpa always said you can’t eat the antlers!
     
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    Too far from me to be one of the ones that ravished my yard and garden this year.
    But congrats anyway.
     
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    For those who like numbers, a quick green score was 112 4/8". This guy I took 8 yrs ago was 131 2/8, one less point but really long tines.
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    Congrats !!
     
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    Nice buck!!


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