busted buck but my buck

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  1. loneranger

    loneranger Well-Known Member

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    Well guys and gals here is a pic of the oldest buck I got within range during the entire month of November. Definitely a 3 yr old. Big ole neck and chest. Chest sort of out of the picture. Buck made it 200 yrds even though both lungs hit. They were hit a bit back though. Exciting tracking just at dusk. Most on here I know would Never shoot a 3 yr old. Especially a busted up 3 yr old. No rack to pose but he was a fighter! My starting age is 3 yrs. not much meat on those yearlings and 2 yr olds and meat is the number one goal. Then why not take does you ask? I do. Took a mature doe also. Sixty five hours and thats my buck. My area has been called one of the poorest for deer hunting but I enjoy the challenge.
     

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  3. Khughes2345

    Khughes2345 PMA Member

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    way to stick with it! Shoot whatever makes you happy, that’s what it’s all about! Congrats on the buck and doe


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    Nice going Ed!
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Very nice, good work.
     
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    Nice buck congrats

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  8. loneranger

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    Thanks guys. He was a scrapper. Had a large wound around his left ear the busted side. Would have been a ten point. Hey I know what you are really thinking. “ I wouldn’t be seen posing with that crummy looking buck”. Odd deer though. Look at the strange short snout on that critter?
     
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    Congrats LR! Persistence always pays off
     
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    Congrats! I like meat in the freezer too!
    Always remember, it is what makes you happy that matters.
     
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    loneranger, Congrats on a successful harvest! I'm sure it's one you will remember for a very long time. Get's the blood pumping don't it?
     
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    Congrats


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  14. loneranger

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    Thanks again. Hey I woulda been more pleased holding up a full racked 5 yr old but on my little piece of Iowa you take what you can get and this year he was it.
     
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    Loneranger--nice buck, congrats!
     
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    Congrats LR. I do have one question though. With you living in the SE Sahara, how do you keep the grass growing with no precipitation??


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    Why so much negativity? Nice job.


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  18. loneranger

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    Funny. Drought finally turned around last fall. I even had a decent turnip crop for the deer. My clover responded too. Ponds finally back up and my creek began to run! Hope the moisture continues next Summer. Why negativity? I know most Iowa deer hunters are after older animals and impressive racks. I am evidence that in some areas of Iowa these are hard to come by.
     
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    Good job LR - congrats & hope u got some good eating for a while.
     
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    Way to go Ed! Congratulations!!!
     

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