Tagged a nice 12 pt this evening

Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior MemberPosts: 1,182 Senior Member
Neighbor said he'd been seeing a big buck in the wheat field across the street from me. Decided to hunt my son's stand which is closest to the road and wheat field. About 5:30 three does came in from the direction of the rd and wheat field. They kept looking over their shoulder and this lad came in. Easy shot at 75 yards and he ran 50 yards. I'm tagged out for the season.

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Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

John 3: 1-21

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,652 Senior Member
    Very nice
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 6,717 Senior Member
    Beautiful buck!
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 16,609 Senior Member
    Nice buck :worthy:
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,968 Senior Member
    What did you use?
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 2,648 Senior Member
    Nice.
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 1,182 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    What did you use?

    My LH Tikka .243 Win Fed Premium ammo 85 gr Barnes Triple shock bullet!
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    That's some serious head gear!
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 13,548 Senior Member
    He's a stud....nice shooting Tex....
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 7,337 Senior Member
    Great looking deer, Congrats
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 9,380 Senior Member
    Those crab claws up front are pretty cool, nice deer:applause:
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 18,968 Senior Member
    Jeff in TX wrote: »
    My LH Tikka .243 Win Fed Premium ammo 85 gr Barnes Triple bullet!

    Full penetration or did you catch a bullet?
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 1,182 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Full penetration or did you catch a bullet?

    Through and through shot! It's been a long time since I've recovered a bullet on a deer. My .243 just launches little 85 gr missiles!
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 25,106 Senior Member
    Wow, nice way to end the season :cool2:
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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 36,717 Senior Member
    Nice!
    I've heard tell of similar sized bucks being killed in Texas, and they had to use magnum rounds. Amazing how proper shot placement trumps caliber....
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    Zee
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,713 Senior Member
    Jeff in TX wrote: »
    Neighbor said he'd been seeing a big buck in the wheat field across the street from me. Decided to hunt my son's stand which is closest to the road and wheat field. About 5:30 three does came in from the direction of the rd and wheat field. They kept looking over their shoulder and this lad came in. Easy shot at 75 yards and he ran 50 yards. I'm tagged out for the season.

    12%20pt.jpg

    That's one more than I've gotten so far. We've got a few like him on our lease but they're masters of deception. That's how they got so big, so you did real good, for an Aggie,

    :rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao:

    Seriously, that is a fine buck. Congrats and you are sucking SO BAD!!!
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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,008 Senior Member
    ****!

    Very, very nice. And a big "Your Suck", too. :jester:
    Jerry

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  • HAWKENHAWKEN Senior Member Posts: 1,649 Senior Member
    Nicely done Jeff, congratulations! The .243 kills much better than it should, it is my favorite for whitetails. I have two Model 700 Remingtons, one heavy barrel and one sporting barrel that has harvested 36 deer and two hogs. Keep yer powder dry.........robin
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  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,175 Senior Member
    Nice lookn Deer!
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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,008 Senior Member
    Jeff, how big, body wise, are the deer in your area? Years ago, I hunted a lot between Ozona and Del Rio. All we ever saw and killed were whitetail. I buck that field dressed 100 lbs. was big for that area.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 1,182 Senior Member
    JerryBobCo wrote: »
    Jeff, how big, body wise, are the deer in your area? Years ago, I hunted a lot between Ozona and Del Rio. All we ever saw and killed were whitetail. I buck that field dressed 100 lbs. was big for that area.

    Jerry,

    I put him on the scale prior to skinning out, he field dressed at 142 lbs. I'm north central Texas about 55 miles below the Red River. I deer hunted in south Texas down in Uvalade 20 some odd years ago. Wasn't successful what I remember was the body size was smaller, racks wider and never saw a basket rack like we have in our area.
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,008 Senior Member
    Jeff in TX wrote: »
    Jerry,

    I put him on the scale prior to skinning out, he field dressed at 142 lbs. I'm north central Texas about 55 miles below the Red River. I deer hunted in south Texas down in Uvalade 20 some odd years ago. Wasn't successful what I remember was the body size was smaller, racks wider and never saw a basket rack like we have in our area.

    That's what I consider a big deer. I killed a mule deer in the Flat Tops of Colorado one year that was so big I could hardly drag him. He didn't have a particularly big rack, but had a long body and dwarfed the does he was with. I estimated his field dressed weight at 175, but who knows how much he really weighed.

    Regardless, you got a big one.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,253 Senior Member
    Very nice!
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  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 1,182 Senior Member
    JerryBobCo wrote: »
    That's what I consider a big deer. I killed a mule deer in the Flat Tops of Colorado one year that was so big I could hardly drag him. He didn't have a particularly big rack, but had a long body and dwarfed the does he was with. I estimated his field dressed weight at 175, but who knows how much he really weighed.

    Regardless, you got a big one.

    I usually find depending on how far and they type of terrain I have to drag one, it usually adds a 100 extra pounds to the dressed weight!:rotflmao:
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,008 Senior Member
    Jeff in TX wrote: »
    I usually find depending on how far and they type of terrain I have to drag one, it usually adds a 100 extra pounds to the dressed weight!:rotflmao:

    Amen to that! Hunting writers like to write about ground shrinkage, but there's also such a thing as ground expansion. :yikes:
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,713 Senior Member
    Jeff in TX wrote: »
    I usually find depending on how far and they type of terrain I have to drag one, it usually adds a 100 extra pounds to the dressed weight!:rotflmao:

    That's nothing, I know a guy that as soon as he pulls the trigger, I mean even before the bullet hits the deer, it gains 50 pounds and 6 points almost without fail. Oh wait, I have seen it fail to happen but that was only when he was telling the story with someone that was with him when he killed it was present. It's the darndist thing, I tell ya!
    :rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao:
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
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  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 6,600 Senior Member
    Wow! That one's got some character. Congrats!
    WWJMBD?

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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 36,717 Senior Member
    Jeff in TX wrote: »
    I usually find depending on how far and they type of terrain I have to drag one, it usually adds a 100 extra pounds to the dressed weight!:rotflmao:

    It's a simple formula.
    For every foot you have to drag it , the weight increases 1 pound above the field dressed weight. So I figure the deer I shot this year weighed around 750 pounds before I got it to the truck.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • 1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior Member Posts: 1,542 Senior Member
    Great deer, very nice way to close out your season


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  • shooter10mmshooter10mm Member Posts: 205 Member
    Where is he I got no pic??? Congrats though!
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  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 1,182 Senior Member
    Dropped him off at the taxidermy shop today. Officially a 13 pt with the kicker off of the G2 and scored 139 7/8ths. 140 close enough for me, my best deer ever!
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21

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