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Missouri Opening Weekend

twatwa Senior MemberPosts: 2,245 Senior Member
We killed a couple great bucks opening weekend of rifle season in Missouri this year. What a phenomenal weekend with hitting the rut perfect, I saw 22 bucks in two days of hunting. We had several pictures of the buck my Son killed with the extra beam, he actually passed this buck Saturday Morning, Saturday evening and Sunday morning.....he never noticed the extra beam, but took pictures of it on Sunday morning. After zooming in on the pics he noticed the extra beam, we decided he should kill this buck if he got the chance again. Like clock work it came out Sunday afternoon around 4:30, after a mis-hap with the gun firing when he took the safety off (different thread on the main board), he made a nice recovery and killed the buck at 150 yards with a Remington VTR in .308 - 150 grain SST's. We also finally killed a drop tine buck on this property, we had pictures the last two years of some really nice bucks with drop tines, but this one was not one of them, it was totally different deer we didn't even know was there, a really nice 12 point with a 19 1/2" spread, the busted G4 sucks, but still a terrific buck, it was killed at 130 yards with a 50 year old plus Winchester Model 70 in .243. I would say we have a good gene pool running in this herd!


drop tine 12 point
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Extra beam 10 point
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  • NNNN Senior Member NCPosts: 25,221 Senior Member
  • earlyearly Senior Member Thornton COPosts: 4,950 Senior Member
    Holy mackrel!
    Well worth getting the rifle fixed up for more of that.
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Central MNPosts: 14,659 Senior Member
    twa wrote: »
    drop tine 12 point
    droptinenov2016.jpg

    Extra beam 10 point
    extrabeam2016.png

    You would be locked in the outhouse at our deer shack for the duration of our deer season if you let either of these bucks walk, might have gotten a day in there just for taking a picture of the 10 point BEFORE you shot him, nicely done:applause:
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,245 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    You would be locked in the outhouse at our deer shack for the duration of our deer season if you let either of these bucks walk, might have gotten a day in there just for taking a picture of the 10 point BEFORE you shot him, nicely done:applause:

    HA HA, we are pretty particular on this parcel on what we shoot, we try to let the smaller / younger deer pass and if we see one that needs to be culled someone will usually take one for the team to get it out of the herd. We have had this philosophy for the past 5 seasons and it is starting to pay off with some really nice deer in the herd. Thanks guys!
  • bisleybisley Senior Member East TexasPosts: 10,815 Senior Member
    Nice bucks! I commend you and your partners for letting the youngsters grow up. I hope your neighbors do the same. :up:
  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,245 Senior Member
    bisley wrote: »
    Nice bucks! I commend you and your partners for letting the youngsters grow up. I hope your neighbors do the same. :up:

    Nope, the neighbors don't, makes it a little difficult but we have enough acreage where it is starting to help. The good thing is where we hunt the bucks must have at least 4 points on one side to be a legal deer. thank you!
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Dellrose TNPosts: 18,428 Senior Member
    I've got a bunny-hugger neighbor who keeps a feeder going year round to try to keep all the deer on his place- - - - -nope, it doesn't work, and the hunters on the land all around him appreciate the well-fed deer he provides for us! A couple of young does followed my son home from his deer stand one evening begging for a handout, though!
    Jerry
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member A true 'Southerner'. NZPosts: 8,401 Senior Member
    As has already been said, it looks like all your good work is paying off with regards to head quality.

    Congratulations.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
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