The kid and his friend

CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior MemberPosts: 4,551 Senior Member
They went out about an hour before sundown. His friend shot this:

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The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

Ayn Rand

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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,219 Senior Member
    WOW - what a bruiser! That is a serious old buck!
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 10,719 Senior Member
    Estimated weight? He looks like a big boy.
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  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 4,551 Senior Member
    All I have is he was shot with a hand-me-down Montgomery Wards 30-30 lever gun at about 50 yards.
    The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

    Ayn Rand
  • beartrackerbeartracker Senior Member Posts: 3,116 Senior Member
    Absolutely a beautiful buck, WOW!!!! Really nice!
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Awesome Calli. Very nice!! I like that shot placement.
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  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 4,551 Senior Member
    Awesome Calli. Very nice!! I like that shot placement.

    Not bad for a couple of 18 year olds...
    The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

    Ayn Rand
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    CaliFFL wrote: »
    Not bad for a couple of 18 year olds...

    Amen bro, amen. But lemme ask you a question. That rack is no doubt whitetail, but the forehead not only has that slate grey in it. But also the bushy forehead of a Muley. Any chance, based on where you guys hunt and live it's a hybrid?
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  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 4,551 Senior Member
    Any chance, based on where you guys hunt and live it's a hybrid?


    It's possible. There are whiteys and mulies all over the mountain we hunt. A few years ago, my trail camera had pic of a buck that had a whitetail antler on one side and a mule deer antler on the other. I didn't think much of it at the time, I just figured it was a genetic defect.
    The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

    Ayn Rand
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,829 Senior Member
    Very nice buck...Congratulations to the young man!
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  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,540 Senior Member
    Very nice deer! The only downside is that now the young men may become jaded and think that nice bucks like that will always come easy. The son of one of the guys on our lease shot a 230# eight point with a pretty wide spread on their old lease when he was 14 and now he complains that the deer on our lease aren't big enough.
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,254 Senior Member
    Looking good! My 21-year-old niece got her first deer, a very nice 6-pointer, after about 15 minutes on the stand on her very first day of hunting, with my brother sharing a 2-person stand with her. When it was field-dressed and hung up in the barn, she said "OK, let's go get another one!" We had to explain to her that deer hunting isn't quite like shopping at the mall!

    young_hunters_deer_003.JPG
    Jerry
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,549 Senior Member
    Very nice buck!
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,243 Senior Member
    I love that that buck was shot with a .30-30. Man what a nice deer.

    You guys have it scored?
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 4,551 Senior Member
    Buffco wrote: »
    You guys have it scored?

    The skull/antlers are at the "carrion beetle guy" getting prepped for a European mount. He said he would green score it for the boys when they pick it up.
    The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

    Ayn Rand
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,243 Senior Member
    Let us know. I'm interested.
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 4,551 Senior Member
    Buffco wrote: »
    Let us know. I'm interested.

    :up:
    The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

    Ayn Rand
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 4,551 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Looking good! My 21-year-old niece got her first deer, a very nice 6-pointer, after about 15 minutes on the stand on her very first day of hunting, with my brother sharing a 2-person stand with her. When it was field-dressed and hung up in the barn, she said "OK, let's go get another one!" We had to explain to her that deer hunting isn't quite like shopping at the mall!

    young_hunters_deer_003.JPG
    Jerry


    It looks like there is another deer hanging in the barn...
    The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

    Ayn Rand
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,254 Senior Member
    Yep, her cousin got that one a couple of hours earlier, just at daybreak. The both scored their first deer within a short time of each other!

    young_hunters_deer_0051.JPG

    Good kids! These deer were taken about 3 or 4 years ago, IIRC!
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
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  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    Little frost on the ground, eh Jerry? Send it on down here to Fladah. We Need It!
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,254 Senior Member
    Rich, those pics were taken about mid-December about 3 or 4 years ago. It's not quite that cold here yet this year!
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
    ASK-HOLE Someone who asks for advice and always does something opposite
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,441 Senior Member
    Great Buck!
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,657 Senior Member
    Nice buck :up:

    Guess no one bothered to tell him you've got to have the latest & greatest magnum to kill a nice buck <sarcasm off> :tooth:
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  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    CaliFFL wrote: »
    All I have is he was shot with a hand-me-down Montgomery Wards 30-30 lever gun at about 50 yards.

    Doesn't surprise me in the least. More big deer have been killed with ratty old pie plate accuracy 30-30s than by all the Weatherbys in the world combined. And I say that as the proud owner of a Lazer Mark Mark V 300 WBY Mag.

    My old across the street neighbor, an old retired School Superintendant from South Texas name of Cecil Roundtree, had a whole wall full of monsters he killed while sitting on top of a telephone pole on a sendero in South Texas. He said the furtherest he shot was 75 yards.
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