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Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior MemberPosts: 2,412 Senior Member
I decided to have my wife hunt with me on Sat evening. 30 min before dark I rattled in this 8 pt beauty to within 20 yards and she made a great shot. Congrats to my sweetie and yes this will be a wall hanger! I passed up a smaller 8 and 6 pt that morning as my neighbor have been game managing and he was on our list to take!

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

John 3: 1-21

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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,117 Senior Member
    Nicely done! Lots of big buck being taken this year....
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,043 Senior Member
    Nice deer! Congrats!
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  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    Good looking buck.

    We need more details though.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    Dang! All you guys and gals having such great success makes me envious.

    Congrats!
    Jerry

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  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    The symmetry on the antlers is great
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  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,245 Senior Member
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,139 Senior Member
    Very NICE, congratulations to your Mrs.
    What did she shoot it with?
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  • HAWKENHAWKEN Senior Member Posts: 1,720 Senior Member
    Nicely done, congratulations! You have a right to be proud, as evidenced by your smile.......robin
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  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,364 Senior Member
    Excellent. Her smile says it all.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,126 Senior Member
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 2,412 Senior Member
    Diver43 wrote: »
    Very NICE, congratulations to your Mrs.
    What did she shoot it with?

    She shot it with a Tikka T3 in .308 with 150 gr ballistic tip. Talk about buck fever she was shaking so bad telling me to take the shot. I never raised my rifle, I just told her to relax, breath get her sight picture and squeeze the trigger. She broke the right front shoulder with her shot. The buck jumped walked 10 yards and laid down just out of sight inside the woods line. We gave him 30 min and went to claim her prize. Thank goodness my youngest was home for the weekend, it took all three of us to get him on the 4-wheeler. Great hunt! I told her that was a buck of a life time. Forty five years of hunting and I've never killed one like that!

    I tell you what I love rattling and using my grunt tube on deer. He came into the rattling in a hurry but stayed just inside the wood line looking for the bucks. I grunted and he came right to the edge of the food plot 20 yards away where she shot him. Without the rattling and grunt tube I doubt we would have ever seen him, or the other two I passed up that morning.
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 2,035 Senior Member
    Nice buck!
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Jeff in Texas, you tell Mrs. Jeff in Texas that Mr. Snake in Texas says that is one nice deer and that she has already accomplished what I've been working on and have not done yet. Great deer there.
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  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 2,412 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    Jeff in Texas, you tell Mrs. Jeff in Texas that Mr. Snake in Texas says that is one nice deer and that she has already accomplished what I've been working on and have not done yet. Great deer there.

    Many thanks, I will pass on your congrats to Mrs Jeff in TX "Denise". She's still on cloud nine!
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

    John 3: 1-21
  • Hondo341Hondo341 Member Posts: 448 Member
    That is a great deer. I am happy for you all. And remember..........if Mama's happy, then everyone's happy.
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Jeff - that is a truly awesome score by the Mrs. - great work!
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
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